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Thu. September 3, 2009 | Joey Knight | Email

Academy of the Holy Names three-sport star Meaghann Ligori, arguably the most hard-luck athlete in the county, has sustained another proverbial snakebite.

Ligori, who missed all of her junior season with a torn right anterior cruciate ligament, tore the left ACL while warming up Friday for a preseason volleyball match against Bayshore Christian. Now, her senior-year status for any sport is in doubt.

"It's devastating," said Ligori's dad, Keith. "She's worked so hard to get back and it happens to the other knee."

A starter on the 2007-08 AHN basketball team that reached the final four, Ligori finished second in rebounding and fourth in scoring the following season. As a sophomore, she also was named MVP of the junior varsity volleyball team and competed in three events (shot put, discus, 100 meters) in track.

She injured her right knee the summer before her junior year while participating in a basketball camp at USF.

Fortunately for Ligori, she has solid academic credentials on which to fall back. According to her dad, she has a 3.7 GPA and did "real well" on the ACT.

"In talking to her, she's going to focus even harder (on academics)," Keith Ligori said.

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