From Injury to Victory

In the midst of a promising freshman year volleyball season, Paige VanderWall, ’19, tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her right knee during a victory over Ashland University. The injury was caused by a simple jump and landing, something she had done thousands of times in her career. But this particular time, the landing wasn’t quite right, and VanderWall’s volleyball path for the next eight months was suddenly placed on hold. “Honestly, that night I was mostly in shock,” VanderWall recalls.

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