April 12, 2011

Angeli To Miss Season with ACL Injury

For the second time in two years, the Boston Breakers have lost a key midfielder to injury. Jordan Angeli, who scored the Breakers' first goal of the season on Saturday evening, suffered a knee injury later in the 1st half. An MRI on Monday confirmed the worst, she had injured her ACL and will miss the rest of the 2011 season.

Angeli had scored seven goals in her WPS rookie season last year. She had been one of the leading candidates for rookie of the year honors. The Santa Clara alum was drafted in the second round of the 2010 WPS draft by Boston. She was a sixth-year senior in 2009 after missing both the 2007 and 2008 seasons, also with ACL injuries.

Last season, the Breakers lost Leslie Osborne to a mid-season injury. "The team and I feel very badly for Jordan and the fact she has to deal with an operation and extended rehab," said Boston Head Coach Tony DiCicco. "She has been an inspiration not only on the field but how she handled herself in the locker room and in the community. Her play on the field has been outstanding all spring, and from the coaches' view, she will be hard to replace. Jordan is a natural leader and she will remain an important influence for the Breakers this season."