Royer out for season

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As a sophomore, Jordan Royer was an All-CIF and All-Area standout who led Crescenta Valley High, which won the Pacific League title and advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division II quarterfinals, with 12 goals and 14 assists.

The Falcons must find a way to replace that offensive production, however, as the forward will reportedly miss all of her junior season due to a knee injury, according to Coach Reggie Rivas.

Rivas said Royer suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and also injured her meniscus. She underwent successful surgery and is scheduled to be back next year.

“It’s a blow when you lose your leading goal scorer,” Rivas said. “Somebody’s gonna step up.”

Although it wasn’t for the entire season, Rivas and the Falcons dealt with the loss of last season’s All-Area Player of the Year, Tori Baldridge, last year due to a leg injury that ended her season in the second-to-last regular season contest.

“You need something to spark everyone sometimes,” Rivas said. “I think we discovered that last year with losing Tori Baldridge. It’s unfortunate for the injury, but I think it does bring some players together sometimes.”

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Written by Grant Gordon

November 29, 2009 at 5:59 pm

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