go to any college girls lacrosse game. you will see gilrs wearing knee braces. female athletes are 80% more likely to sustain a ligament injury than a male in teh same sport. has to do with the anatomy of teh hip. my oldest is in the PT field and thi keeps her very busy. good news is that the science has improved so much that they cn all rebound great. my son had three of them and was his college MVP. he is a CPA now. it all works out for th kids who put grades first. good luck to all the girls.