When was the last time an Eph was pictured on the front page of the New York Times?


Ana Sani of Scarsdale, N.Y., a 13-year-old budding soccer star, practiced daily until she tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her knee.

Among Mr. Sullivan’s pupils is Ana, the soccer player, who came for help as a 13-year-old after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee. The injury occurred without contact from another player as she was running down the field. She had recently stopped playing other sports to concentrate on her soccer.

“Ana is a phenomenal soccer player, but her hamstring muscles were much weaker than the rest of her leg structure,” Mr. Sullivan said. “Her body hadn’t developed anything but the muscles to play soccer.”

After a 10-month rehabilitation, Ana returned to playing soccer – on three teams at the same time no less – and at 18, she just completed her first season at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. She recently tore the meniscus cartilage – which helps distribute body weight evenly – in the same knee she hurt when she was 13.

“I don’t know if it’s a coincidence or not,” said her mother, Ana Cristina Sani, “but she hadn’t been in her injury prevention program while at college, and that’s when she hurt her knee again.”

Hmmm. I don’t think that we’ll be seeing that quote highlighted here anytime soon.

Thanks to David Kane ’58 for the pointer. Perhaps there is a lesson here for me and my soccer room. . .

Trivia Question: When was the last time, before today, that an Eph was pictured on the front page of the New York Times?

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