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Roslyn High girls lacrosse teammates joke with team (Credit: Steve Pfost)

Roslyn High girls lacrosse teammates joke with team manager Katherine Zisis during a huddle before her first game as a player. (May 4, 2013)

Lacrosse manager with heart condition takes the field

Katherine Zisis, manager of Roslyn High School's girls lacrosse team, was only able to watch and cheer on her teammates from the sidelines because she was born with a heart condition called pulmonary stenosis. On May 4, 2013, about a month before she and other seniors are to graduate, the team got Zisis on the field, and she scored a goal helping the team defeat The Wheatley School, 13-8.

About a month before Roslyn's Katherine Zisis and
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About a month before Roslyn's Katherine Zisis and other seniors are to graduate, the team got Zisis on the field, and she scored a goal helping the team defeat The Wheatley School. (May 4, 2013)

Teammates Allison Schneider, left, Lindsey Wolfe and Callie
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Teammates Allison Schneider, left, Lindsey Wolfe and Callie Migden, place a bow in Katherine Zisis' hair prior to Zisis' on-field debut. (May 4, 2013)

Teammate Callie Migden, left, and coach Michelle Crennan
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Teammate Callie Migden, left, and coach Michelle Crennan surprise Roslyn High girls lacrossse manager Katherine Zisis with a bouquet of flowers before Zisis' first game as a player. (May 4, 2013)

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Roslyn High School girls lacrosse players rally Katherine
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Roslyn High School girls lacrosse players rally Katherine Zisis, the team manager, before her first game off the sidelines. (May 4, 2013)

Roslyn High girls lacrosse teammates joke with team
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Roslyn High girls lacrosse teammates joke with team manager Katherine Zisis during a huddle before her first game as a player. (May 4, 2013)

High-fives all around as Katherine Zisis readies for
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High-fives all around as Katherine Zisis readies for her first lacrosse game on the field. (May 4, 2013)

Callie Migden gives Roslyn High School girls lacrosse
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Callie Migden gives Roslyn High School girls lacrosse teammate Katherine Zisis a hug before Zisis makes her on-field debut. (May 4, 2013)

Teammates cheer as Katherine Zisis is introduced as
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Teammates cheer as Katherine Zisis is introduced as a player at the start of the Roslyn High School girls lacrosse game against Ther Wheatley School. (May 4, 2013)

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Roslyn High School's Katherine Zisis makes her on-field
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Roslyn High School's Katherine Zisis makes her on-field debut in a game against The Wheatley School. (May 4, 2013)

And she scores! Roslyn High School teammates celebrate
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And she scores! Roslyn High School teammates celebrate Katherine Zisis' goal during a game against The Wheatley School. (May 4, 2013)

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