Sydnee-Anne Arthroscopic Labral Repair Story
Sydnee-Anne Moeller had a knack for catching, throwing, and cradling since she picked up her first lacrosse stick in sixth grade.
It started in her middle school physical education (PE) class, where students were encouraged to dabble into all sports and when they were on the brink of deciding their athletic aspirations.
“I played a lot of sports growing up, but none really clicked as much as lacrosse did,” said Moeller.
When Moeller returned from her first PE lacrosse class, she was exhilarated. Naturally, the next step was joining a recreational lacrosse team in her hometown El Segundo, California. While she admitted she didn’t initially know the rules of the game, she leaned into it and came out of her first practice even more captivated.
“I need goggles, a mouthguard, a stick,” said Moeller, excitedly recalling the remarks to her parents after practice.
Moeller’s passion for lacrosse was supported by her parents, who were always looking for the next tournament. She recalled, however, that playing the sport always felt like a personal choice.
“My passion for lacrosse was mine”, said Moeller. “It was never my parents; it wasn’t my friends. I was doing this because I wanted to do it,” she continued.
She progressed through middle school and high school not only playing the game, but also refereeing, coaching, and starting club teams. She became fluent in her position as a midfielder and in taking the draw. In the draw, two sticks come together to push the ball up, deciding the direction of the ball at the beginning of both halves and after every goal.