When the National Hockey League announced on April 3, 2017, that its players would not be allowed to participate at the 2018 Olympics, viewers were not amused. Turns out the absence of NHL players brought a sense of unpredictability and a belief among teams that anybody could go far.
It’s been two years since Meredith Bissette’s last softball game in a University of South Florida Bulls uniform, but her presence with the team hasn’t faded.
Bissette was diagnosed with chordoma cancer in 2016. The disease can present anywhere along the spine and although the tumors are normally slow to progress they are relentless and can recur after treatment.