After spending four years playing
volleyball on various Italian teams, in the 2001-2002 volleyball
season I decided to leave the exciting Italian championship in search
of a more stable financial and emotional experience. My search
ended in France with a very promising young team located just south of
Paris. DAM LA ROCHETTE VOLLEYBALL.
All my motivations and hopes were momentarily put on hold when after
only three matches, I was injured.
try-outs, I mildly sprained my ankle but that soon healed. When after
three matches I sprained the same ankle again (landing on the referee
stand), I began to worry a little. Just as this too seemed to
pass, I tore my plantar fascia tendon which would put me out for the
next 2 months, not to mention the other month it would take to
re-insert myself inside our team both physically and emotionally.
And I thought that volleyball was hard!!! Neither
my experience as a player nor my interaction with formerly
injured team mates had prepared me for the enormous psychological and
emotional challenges (not to mention the obvious physical ones) that I