Editor’s note: This story appears in our Fall 2020 magazine. You can subscribe to the print edition, or digital, here.
When Jenna Bike (Trumbull, Conn.) competes for Boston College this fall, nearly 23 months will have passed from her last game in an Eagles’ uniform.
It takes Bike a moment to process that fact, pausing as she collects her thoughts during a Zoom interview in late September.
“It does not feel like it’s been that long. I’m honestly shocked to hear that,” Bike, now a graduate student who’s pursuing nursing, said. “But what I can say is I’ve spent a lot of time trusting the process and doing everything I can to prepare myself, trusting the coaches will help to prepare me. I’m not at all nervous and just so excited to play again.”