Though her Leesville Road team fell short of a win against Millbrook last week, Kelsey Reeves knows all about comebacks.
The Leesville senior has had to bounce back from multiple knee injuries that left her sidelined for more than a year.
Reeves tore her ACL as a sophomore, and had to watch from the sidelines as her teammates captured the state championship. While she was pleased with the team’s success, Reeves admits it was hard not to be on the field with her teammates.
“It was really tough,” she said. “We had a lot of success, we went really far and it was tough being on the sidelines.”
She worked to rehab her knee to prepare for her junior season, before injury struck again.
“After my sophomore year, I was really excited to come back,” Reeves said. “It was all I thought about. The first game back, I tore it and just lost it.”
Reeves said she thought about not coming back after her second injury, but ultimately she couldn’t give up. She scored five goals and added seven assists during the regular season this year, as Leesville Road finished second in the conference.
“Leesville soccer is what I love,” she said. “I don’t regret it at all being able to play all season without getting injured.”