Discussion

Tragic death of teammate inspires Loyola Marymount

After losing friend and teammate Jessica Hanson in a fatal car accident, Loyola Marymount women's soccer team focuses on keeping her spirit alive, writes Graham Hays.

Updated: October 24, 2006, 12:00 PM ET
By Graham Hays | ESPN.com

This isn't a story about finding a happy ending. For the Loyola Marymount women's soccer team, making the NCAA Tournament has more to do with finding a happy beginning.

Even in the non-revenue world of women's college soccer, pursuit of the postseason often becomes an all-or-nothing dash to the finish line. There's nothing wrong with that; it's part of what distinguishes sport from simple exercise. But after what Loyola Marymount's players and coaches have been through in the last 15 months, ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

MORE COLLEGE SPORTS HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM