RYAN VANDERSLOOT, 505-5403/@yaiaascores
Most athletes have gone through a few down periods in their sports careers.
While it’s always preferable to taste victory, sometimes personal struggle is necessary in order to grow.
That theme was hit on several times Monday evening at San Carlos Restaurant in York when the Quarterback Club of York held its annual awards banquet.
Emma Leik, a standout cross country runner at York Suburban High School, has had to muster the ability to overcome a serious obstacle — a condition called compartment syndrome. Leik, who helped lead the Trojans to a District 3-AA title in 2014, was tested mentally and physically by the condition that was diagnosed just before her senior season.
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