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Athlete of the Week: Emily Raczek

Athlete of the Week: Emily Raczek

Emily Raczek's goal since she was seven years old was to be the catcher for Pacelli softball.

Her freshman year of high school she reached that goal, last year a shoulder injury sidelined Raczek for nearly her entire junior season.

"Getting hurt was really hard for me. It was just taken away and I couldn't do anything about it to be able to play again."

While injured, Raczek still found ways to be a key contributor for the Cardinals, who last year made their third consecutive trip to the state tournament.

"Calling pitches and tracking pitches, so I could still help the pitchers without actually being behind there. So it was really nice being able to still help them."

Now, Raczek won't be confined to helping only from the dugout. She's back from her injury, and will be able to contribute on the field once again.

Emily Raczek -- Your Newsline 9 Athlete of the Week.
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