Athlete of the Month
Congratulations to Jacqueline “Jax” Henry for being our July Athlete of the Month. Jax is going to be a junior at Cherry Creek High School this coming fall and has played soccer since the age of 4, a total of 12 years; she plays defensive outside-right back. Other than soccer, Jax also participates in other activities, including, lifeguarding this summer at her neighborhood pool.
Last year, she swam for her high school team; plans on running cross country this fall and play competitive soccer with the U18 Storm Select team. In addition, she’s a member of the National Honor Society and enjoys volunteering for Project Cute and Assistance League of Denver.
In mid-May 2015, Jax was practicing with her high school team for playoffs and she tore her ACL and meniscus, non-contact, after a quick change of direction. Over the next year, she rehabbed intensely so she could hopefully be physically stronger than she’s ever been. After a disappointing try at track because it was too painful to run, she knew she had to make a change and turned to Team Speed and started training with Sterling at the end of February. After 3 months, her physical therapist and Sterling decided it was time to return to soccer so she’d be able to play in the Real Cup Tournament over Memorial Day weekend. By Memorial Day, Jax was released to play 100% and got a lot of playing time during the Real Cup Tournament. During that weekend, Jax’s team went on to the championship game and won in PKs.
We asked Jax how has Sterling and Team Speed made a difference in her training, she responded, “Sterling and Team Speed have made all the difference for me. As soon as I started to work with Sterling, everything changed for the better. I improved and grew stronger, achieving my goal of returning to soccer at 100% in less than four months after my start with Sterling.” Jax feels Team Speed truly cares about
Finally, Jax is glad to be back and has high hopes and goals as she moves forward in soccer and her junior year in high school. Team Speed has the same high hopes for you, Jax!
Your family at Team Speed is very proud of you and your accomplishments, Jax! Way to Go!