In December 2011, Ana Cyr's concerns shifted away from her upcoming sophomore season toward learning how to walk again. An intrusive back surgery to repair an eroding spine forced Cyr to hang up her cleats and focus on managing daily life in which simple acts, such as sitting and walking, had become excruciating tasks. Just a year and a half prior to her senior season it seemed as if her lacrosse career was over for good, but Cyr fought her way back through hours of physical therapy, overcame the odds and played in Cal's home opener against St. Mary's.
EUGENE, Ore. – All morning on television, social media and across the country, folks were buzzing about Chip Kelly and who he drafted.
As soon as his former team kicked off their spring game, however, the talk – at least in Oregon – was more along the lines of, "Chip who?"