Packing up and relocating to a new team is as hard as it is exciting. Forward Ally Watt and goalkeeper Cosette Morché are some of OL Reign’s newest faces, but for the duo, being able to experience the new adventure together while drawing on their past as Texas A&M teammates is invaluable. On this episode of “Coffee & Valkyries,” Watt gives an update on her recovery from a torn ACL she suffered last year at the NWSL Challenge Cup. For a more in-depth progress report, watch the Q&A she and teammate Kelcie Hedge did for The ACL Club.
I’m about just over six and a half months from my first surgery. My first few months was really rough and hard, because I didn’t just tear my ACL, I also got both meniscus and had a new fracture so I did a lot to my knee apparently. So I had to go in for multiple procedures in the first three or four months, but after the last surgery, it’s been going really smoothly. And then being able to work with Nicole our new head PT at OL Reign, she’s been absolutely amazing, and my progress has been like skyrocketing every single week.
For Morché, with her contract ending at Eskilstuna United in Sweden, she knew she wanted to return to the US, but how she found out OL Reign wanted her services wasn’t exactly the conventional way of being informed by her agent.
I got a notification on Instagram that said I got a new follower and it was OL Reign and I was like, “That’s weird. Is this a fake account? What’s happening?” And then I went into my messages and I got a message from them and they wanted me to come for the 2021 season. I honestly was really, really shocked. I had the biggest smile on my face.
Susie Rantz (@SusieRants)
Jacob Cristobal (@jacobcristobal)
Steve Voght (@voght)
Album artwork: Amy Camber
Intro music: “A Brave Badger” by Soft and Furious
Outro music: “Toxic Music” by Soft and Furious