Neima Bien-Aime Dominates in Return From Injury For Marjory Stoneman Douglas Girls Soccer
Neima Bien-Aime. {Laura Rountree}

By: Matt Rothman

It was quite the week for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas girls soccer team, highlighted by the return of Neima Bien-Aime from ACL surgery.

After tearing her ACL playing club soccer in the spring, she returned to the field for the first time on Monday. While playing limited minutes, Bien-Aime scored goals in both Eagles’ victories this week. MSD outscored their opponents 12-0 in wins over South Plantation and Park Vista High School to move to 11-1-1 this year.

Bien-Aime says her recovery has been a mental challenge, and she learned not to take anything for granted.

“At first, I was not sure how I would come back, but my physical therapist, parents, and Coach Rountree encouraged me,” Bien-Aime said. “Once my mental state changed, it was easier to make it happen physically.”

Freshman Alexa Jourdan recorded six goals this week. Emily Rodriguez scored twice and had three assists, while Layla Segelnick had one goal and three assists. Emma McGregor and Katelyn Campanella also recorded goals. Addison Krajczewski, Morgan Goldman, and Natalie Bock combined for four assists.

“We are working hard every day to get better as a team,” said Head Coach Laura Rountree. “I am excited about the way the team is playing with intensity, and it was a fun week with great results. We always take it one day and one game at a time as we prepare for post-season play.”

The Eagles are now off to their best start since 2018 and will have one more game in the regular season before the District Tournament. MSD will face Everglades High School on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 4 p.m. The Gators come into the game with a record of 3-8-2.

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Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student.

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