Winter Athletics Athlete Spotlight: Aly Kennedy
11th grade TEA student-athlete, Aly Kennedy is perseverance personified. Last winter, during ski competition, Aly tore her ACL, MCL and suffered structural damage to surrounding bone.
11th grade TEA student-athlete, Aly Kennedy is perseverance personified. Last winter, during ski competition, Aly tore her ACL, MCL and suffered structural damage to surrounding bone. After multiple surgeries, which included a MCL transplant and graft, then months of rehab, Aly returned to the slopes for the 2016 CNISSF High School Season.
During recovery and race season, Aly grappled with the psychological trauma that comes with such injury. According to NCAA.org, “injury is one of the most arduous physical and psychological tests confronting athletes.” Aly faced this challenge head on, understood her injury, the slow recovery process and team of people needed to overcome it. Through hard work, commitment and most importantly, her championship mindset, Aly returned to the slopes better than ever.
Athletics isn’t her only strength, Aly is a top notch student. She excels at balancing her rigorous school work and a dense race schedule. Self advocacy, commitment, work ethic and smarts propelled Aly to excel in the classroom and field.
Congrats to Aly on an amazing recovery and winter ski campaign! Check out her accolades below.
CNSSF High School Skiing
- State SL Silver Medalist
- State Overall Silver Medalist
- Named to Women’s All California Ski Team
USSA Skiing U-19 top results
- Heavenly Open SL 2nd place
- Heavenly Open SL 3rd place
- Named to Far West Junior Championship Team
- Selected to Elite FIS race at Mission Ridge