July 24, 2012
By Matt Jenkins
Alyssa Manoogian has found herself in an unfortunate position over the last four years. A promising collegiate soccer career has been somewhat plagued by injuries, and surgeries have become as much a part of her offseasons as lifting weights and conditioning.
Manoogian, one of Peabody’s all-time-best girls soccer players, has found a way to stay on the pitch for Colgate University the last three seasons, but her ride with the Raiders hasn’t been free of turbulence.
She began her career just months after recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL, then she suffered an ankle injury that required surgery following her freshman season. It was a torn meniscus that needed repair after her sophomore year.
The last seven months, Manoogian has been recuperating from surgery for a hip labral tear, but the 21-year-old Colgate captain feels confident that her senior season has been saved thanks to the work of Sports Medicine North’s Dr. Bojan Zoric.
If Manoogian feels snakebitten after her latest injury, at least she can consider her connection with Zoric as a stroke of good luck.
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