During the preseason, McDonogh girls soccer coach Harry Canellakis provided a quick-to-the-point status report on All-Metro senior Julia Dorsey, who missed the back end of last season with an ACL tear.
It was good news for the defending Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference champion Eagles and not so much for opponents.
“She’s stronger,” he said. “And the same or maybe faster.”
Assessment aside, Dorsey — a two-sport star who will play both soccer and lacrosse at North Carolina next year — is simply happy to be back on the field.
From Oct. 20 when she was sidelined, to the surgery that followed Oct. 31, to May 1 when she was cleared to play...