All athletes dream of reaching the big leagues, of playing under the lights in front of thousands of screaming fans. Skyy Anderson, 23, lived that dream.
But then it was all taken from her.
After a four-year career at Maryland, Anderson was offered a chance to try out for the Philadelphia Independence. But after leaving school and leaving everything behind to pursue that opportunity, the Women's Professional Soccer league collapsed, leaving Anderson with nowhere to go.
"I was like, 'I took this year off and now I'm just sitting at home,'" Anderson said. "'I took my last semester off with all my friends and everything and now soccer is nonexistent.' So I...