Genna Hughes junior year basketball season came to an abrupt end when she suffered a pain that most athletes fear off. A potential career ending injury. In her first game back from studying abroad in Ecuador she tore her Lisfranc ligament, which is located between the first and second toe. It is a critical ligament that helps with arch support.

“It’s basically the most important ligament in the foot, so I basically blew out my foot,” Hughes said.

Hughes was out for eight months rehabilitating. As a dual-sport athlete she was forced to skip the rest of her basketball season and was never able to touch the lacrosse lines her junior year.

Being a senior now Hughes has been making up for lost time and not taking any playing time for granted. She has dedicated herself into putting top effort into every single game and not taking anything for granted.