Head trainer accomplishes her goals


Jade McAboy

Emerson Hundley training at the Ocean Lakes vs Princess Anne varsity baseball game, watching from behind the fence line on Mar 30, 2023.

Someone is hurt. Emerson Hundley goes running to the field to see what actions need to be taken to help with the injury. After being a student athletic trainer for four years, she knows what she is doing. 

Since she was a child, she has always loved helping people. After being diagnosed with Scoliosis as a child, she found her dream career.

Physical therapy. 

Athletic training is a huge part of her life. She loves it. A light shines in her eyes on Friday night football games, she has a smile full of joy when she is able to tape an ankle. 

After receiving a $22,000 scholarship from Roanoke College, she committed to the school and is majoring in health and exercise science which will further her education.

Being an athletic trainer has helped her throughout her high school career, making friends on the sports teams she trains, as well as the other trainers. 

Emerson mainly trains for football, wrestling and baseball. Her favorite out of all of them is football. 

Being able to connect to the teams she trains for is a big deal to her, she makes an effort to not only be their trainer but to be their friend. It’s essential for her to feel like a team trusts her. 

She has worked hard to hold the title of head trainer. If there is an injury, she is the first to go out, if David Lehan, the athletic trainer for Ocean Lakes, needs anything, he goes to her first. 

Being a trainer takes a lot of time and effort to learn all the tape jobs and wraps. She’s waited four years to hold this title and couldn’t be more proud of herself. 

“My parents got me into training, I couldn’t be more thankful that they did,” said Emerson.