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Drummond looks for comeback


In her first two seasons with the Alfred University Women’s Basketball Program, Ogdensburg’s Lindsay Drummond impressed Coach Jay Murphy and her teammates with versatility and toughness.

She took that toughness to another level this season until her sophomore campaign was cut short by a shoulder injury that required surgery earlier this month. She sustained two labral tears in her left shoulder in a preseason game and played through the pain until the end of the first semester.

As the season progressed, the pain escalated to the point that the need for surgery became unavoidable. The surgery to repair the shoulder was performed at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Coach Murphy reports that the surgery went well and will require 6-9 months of healing and rehabilitation to get ready for next season.

Murphy is looking forward for the return of the 5’ 11” forward who helped Ogdensburg Free Academy to two Section 10 Class B championships and earned All-Northern Conference honors as a sophomore, junior and senior.

“Lindsay is a big loss for us, we will miss her versatility and toughness. She can shoot the three and she can post up to create mismatches for our opponents depending on who is guarding her,” says Murphy.

“She is also one of our toughest players, not afraid to dive on the floor for a loose ball. She proved her toughness playing with the shoulder tear. A normal tear needs one anchor to repair it. Lindsay needed three anchors so it was big tear.”

Drummond is the daughter of Paul and Tammy Drummond and is an Athletic Training major at Alfred.

Before the surgery she started in 11 games averaging 5.4 points and four rebounds a game while contributing seven blocks and six steals. Her seven blocks stand third on the team for the 5-12 Lady Saxons who play at Nazareth tonight.

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