Shannon Hawari to Undergo Season-Ending Surgery

Sept. 16, 2009

BERKELEY - California volleyball sophomore middle hitter Shannon Hawari will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a full tear to her left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) head coach Rich Feller announced today (Sept. 16). Hawari suffered the injury in the first set of Cal's match against Hawai'i in Honolulu on Sept. 6. The reconstructive procedure will take place on Thursday, Sept. 24, under the direction of orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Eppley; one of Cal's primary orthopedic consultants. Hawari will apply for a medical hardship waiver and if granted, will have three years of athletic eligibility remaining.

Prior to the injury, as one of the starters for the Golden Bears, Hawari saw action in 20 sets and amassed 28 kills and 17 blocks. She was a 2008 Pac-10 All-freshman team selection and set a new Cal record for single-season hitting percentage with a .387 attack rate (113k, 24e, 230att).

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