King’s Rowland out with a stress fracture

  • <br>Enterprise staff
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 1:06pm

King’s senior volleyball player Bianca Rowland could miss the rest of the regular season with a stress fracture in her right tibia.

Rowland, an outside hitter who has verbally committed to the University of Washington, started to complain of pain in her lower leg at the SunDome Tournament in Yakima.

Rowland underwent an MRI which found the stress fracture on Sept. 12.

“We wanted to shut her down and make sure she could recover hopefully in time for postseason,” King’s coach Steve Bain said.

The Knights, unbeaten so far this season, faced a tough test against Archbishop Murphy Sept. 13 but rallied from behind to win without Rowland. Senior outside hitter Kailey Trautmann, the Knights’ co-captain along with Rowland, provided leadership while younger players took on greater roles.

“We think this will make us better,” Bain said, despite the loss of Rowland. “Kids who were waiting for next year will have to step it up. They’ve responded well.”

How soon Rowland will be back is unknown, as it depends on how fast her injury heals.

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