Local Athletes Rise Above Setbacks
It's been a long, difficult journey for one local soccer player.
Ocean City's George Meyers has been a part of dozens of wins with his Red Raiders teammates, but also has experienced the personal agony that accompanies an unexpected physical setback.
A career-threatening leg injury during his junior season eventually led to ten surgeries and an intense physical rehabilitation program. Motivated to not only run normally again but also set foot on a soccer field, Meyers exceeded all expectations and put up some serious numbers on the pitch last fall.
Find out more on his long road to recovery, and how he made it back onto the field despite serious doubts from doctors.
And another local athlete also battled a severe injury during her junior season; now she's one of the top pitchers in all of South Jersey.
Listen in to hear about her return to the mound, and why the obstacles weren't enough to keep her from the sport she loves
Here's a preview of some of the interviews from this weekend's edition of The South Jersey Sports Report:
- One of South Jersey's best football players is now drawing attention from some of the best college football programs in the entire country. Listen in to find out who's recruiting the younger brother of a former Cape-Atlantic League all-star
- One local baseball player is being hailed as a hero after helping his teammates regain momentum this week. Hear about his clutch final inning at-bat, and why getting bombarded at home plate also helped his team qualify for an upcoming tournament
- Courier-Post sports reporter Kevin Minnick reveals some of the other teams that have earned spots in the Diamond Classic, and why the tournament field is as competitive as ever this year
- A local lacrosse player earned another big career milestone this week, all while helping her team stay undefeated. We reveal another school record that she smashed, and the legacy that she's hoping to leave behind in multiple sports
Listen to this week's show:
Matt McCourt, St. Augustine Prep junior shortstop
Kevin Minnick, Courier-Post sports reporter
Maddie Anagnou, Middle Township senior lacrosse forward
Rich Hans, Wildwood Warriors head baseball coach
Ahmir Mitchell, Cedar Creek Pirates sophomore football standout
Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City sports reporter
We'd also like to congratulate our South Jersey High School Athlete of the Week:
Lacrosse, Southern Regional
The junior netted four goals in a 14-3 victory over Oakcrest, pushing the Rams to a tenth straight victory
It's all right here on The South Jersey Sports Report.
Listen every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on 97.3 ESPN-FM or 973espn.com.
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