Peter McGlynn is healthy and ready to finish his UCSB soccer career on a high note.
McGlynn had a great start to the 2011 season, tearing up Westmont and Seattle University with his runs up the right side and pin-point services into the box. He assisted on three goals in the two wins.
He appeared to be on his way to a huge final season, and the prospects of being a high draft pick in Major League Soccer looked promising.
Then, in an instant, everything came crashing down. In a freak accident during a training session before playing Duke, McGlynn’s ankle collapsed as he was sprinting up the field.
The injury turned out to be a torn ligament.
After being in a cast for six weeks and three months of rehab, McGlynn eased back into playing. He returned to game action during the late spring with the Ventura County Fusion of the Premier Development League and helped the team reach the Western Division final.
His play with the Fusion convinced him that he’s fit and ready to help the Gauchos have a big season.
“Last season was a massive disappointment,” the fifth-year senior said on the first day of practice at Cate School on Friday. “The first day I found out I was officially done, honestly, I couldn’t wait for this day to come around. I wish I could have fast-forwarded it.”
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