Why do women tear their ACL's so much more often than men, has been a question I have had since freshmen year. During freshmen year, the ACL club started and the numbers have increased immensely since then. I have watched many of my friends, teammates, and opponents tear their ACl's and go through the 9 month process of rehibilitation. Through the many people I have known that have torn their ACL's, not one of them has been a male. Elizabeth Quinn wrote,"And some statistics says that a female soccer player is eight times more likely to injury her ACL than a male soccer player." My team has gone through ACl prevention programs, but the ACL's still continue. Is there just one reason that is a factor into this horrible injury that seems to affect women so much more often than men. I have heard some explanations such as the ratio between muscle in the thigh to the hamstring, the way women plant or run in sports, but I would love to know what is the one underlying problem that makes it so much more common to women.