November 24, 2020

Stevens County Times

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Berlinger embraces new role with MACA volleyball

Emma Berlinger and Katelyn Wehking on the sidelines during warm-ups during a post-injury game for Berlinger.

Morris Area / Chokio-Alberta senior Emma Berlinger heard the three letters that no athlete ever wants to hear, ACL. In this case, it was torn and ended her career as a MACA Tiger.

Three weeks ago now, Morris Area / Chokio-Alberta senior Emma Berlinger heard the three letters that no athlete ever wants to hear, ACL. In this case, it was torn and ended her career as a MACA Tiger.

“It’s not the news that any athlete wants to hear,” Berlinger said. 

Berlinger came down ‘just right’ on an attack late in the first set against Hancock Oct. 27 and left the gym.

“Even though I’m not able to be on the court, I’ve been able to have a new role on the team,” said Berlinger, who is working through rehab after surgery. “Our team is so versatile and flexible and we’ve been able to overcome all the challenges that we have faced this year, whether that be due to covid or injuries. Although it’s not how I wanted to spend my senior season, I’m so thankful I can help out in my new role and be the biggest cheerleader for the girls.”

Full story including recap on Benson and Melrose games in e-edition here.

Brooke Kern