a freshman and sophomore, Katy had chronic shoulder pain
associated with VB. During that time she rehabilitated her
shoulder on regular basis in the athletic training room, and was
under the care of Dr. Glenn Zuck, DO, from Pace Orthopedics in Somers
Point, NJ. In February of 1998, Katy began to complain
of her shoulder "slipping out" while she was sleeping. At
this time she was referred back to Dr. Zuck and the decision was
made that the instability associated with her shoulder would require
surgery. On March 27th Dr. Zuck performed an open capsular
shift on her right shoulder at Shore Memorial Hospital in Somers
Point, NJ. She did her early post-surgical rehab 5 days/ week
at Stockton for the 6 weeks that remained in the semester.
home for the summer to Canada where she was under the care of Dr.
McCormick from the University of British Columbia Sports Medicine.
She did her rehab 3 days per week at Lynn Valley Physiotherapy &
Sportsmedicine Center. She was not permitted to play VB during
the summer. She returned to Stockton on August 20th, about
5 months post surgery for the pre-season VB camp. Katy was
not allowed to do any over head motions during the first week of
pre-season. She began spiking during the second part of the
pre-season in only one practice out of their 3 a day. She
started the first game of the season but was not allowed to serve.
Her rehab continued at Stockton 5 days/ week. She began serving
during the second week of the season. Katy went on to play
in every game of the 1998 season, with occasional
days off from hitting and serving. The team ended the season
with a 22-14 record and an ECAC bid. Katy was named First
Team All-Conference for the 1998 season. At the conclusion
of the season she continued her rehab at 3 days/ week through the
Spring Semester. She was not permitted to play VB in the off
season. During the summer she continued her rehab on her own
and worked with her therapist in Canada 1 day a week. In 1999
she returned to full competition with no restrictions. She
continued her rehab at Stockton 2 days/ week. The VB team
went on to a 27-11 record, won the NJAC Conference Championship
and gained a bid to the NCAA Playoffs. Katy was named the
1999 Conference Co-Player of the Year.