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During halftime of Thurday's girls varsity soccer game (Credit: Tara Conry)

During halftime of Thurday's girls varsity soccer game at Kings Park High School, hundreds gathered to dedicate a memorial to Lauren Lenardi, 16, a Kings Park student and player who died in March from cancer. (Sept. 12, 2013)

High school unveils Lauren Lenardi memorial

A new memorial erected on the sidelines of Kings Park High School's soccer field pays tribute to Lauren Lenardi, a student and soccer player who died in March at the age of 16 from a rare form of cancer. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Kings Park High School soccer players Lacie Pietruszkiewicz,
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Kings Park High School soccer players Lacie Pietruszkiewicz, 17, and Katie Tuorto, 17, present flowers to the family of Lauren Lenardi, one of their close friends and a former teammate who died in March. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Kings Park High School's varsity soccer team takes
(Credit: Tara Conry)

Kings Park High School's varsity soccer team takes part in a dedication ceremony for a new memorial at their home field honoring former teammate and schoolmate Lauren Lenardi, 16, who lost her battle with cancer. (Sept. 12, 2013)

In honor of Lauren Lenardi, 16, of Kings
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In honor of Lauren Lenardi, 16, of Kings Park, who was a long-time supporter of the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind in Smithtown, service-dogs-in-training Vienna and Dave attended a soccer game in Lenardi's honor sporting shirts that say "LaurenStrong." (Sept. 12, 2013)

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Lauren Lenardi's parents, Robert and Sharon, and her
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Lauren Lenardi's parents, Robert and Sharon, and her older sister, Holly, 18, attend a ceremony on the soccer field at Kings Park High School to honor her memory with a permanent tribute. (September 12, 2013)

A new memorial erected on the sidelines of
(Credit: Tara Conry)

A new memorial erected on the sidelines of Kings Park High School's soccer field pays tribute to Lauren Lenardi, a student and soccer player who died in March at the age of 16 from a rare form of cancer. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Kings Park High School's JV girls soccer team
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Kings Park High School's JV girls soccer team sold T-shirts and refreshments during Thursday's varsity girls game to raise money for the Lauren Lenardi Memorial Scholarship. (Sept. 12, 2013)

From left, Kings Park Mustangs soccer players Lauren
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From left, Kings Park Mustangs soccer players Lauren Vellecca, 13, Megan Sticco, 13, and Katie Gunning, 13, were among the many people wearing shirts honoring the late Lauren Lenardi during Thursday's varsity girls soccer game at Kings Park High School. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Hundreds of students and community members joined together
(Credit: Tara Conry)

Hundreds of students and community members joined together at Kings Park High School during halftime of Thursday's girls varsity soccer game to dedicate a memorial to the late Lauren Lenardi. (Sept. 12, 2013)

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Members of Kings Park High School's varsity girls
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Members of Kings Park High School's varsity girls soccer team use their hands to place kisses on a memorial honoring their teammate, Lauren Lenardi, 16, who died in March after battling cancer. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Kings Park High School's varsity girls soccer coach
(Credit: Tara Conry)

Kings Park High School's varsity girls soccer coach Bryan LoPalo, 36, touches a memorial dedicated Thursday to one of his former students and an avid soccer player, Lauren Lenardi, 16, who lost her battle with cancer in March. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Kings Park High School varsity soccer player Lacie
(Credit: Tara Conry)

Kings Park High School varsity soccer player Lacie Pietruszkiewicz, 17, a longtime friend and former teammate of Lauren Lenardi, kneels at a memorial honoring Lenardi during halftime of Thursday's game against West Babylon. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Hundreds of students and other community members cheered
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Hundreds of students and other community members cheered on the Kings Park High School varsity girls soccer team during Thursday's game honoring the late Lauren Lenardi. (Sept. 12, 2013)

An arrangement of ribbons on the fence of
(Credit: Tara Conry)

An arrangement of ribbons on the fence of Kings Park High School were just one of the many tributes during Thursday's varsity girls soccer game to Lauren Lenardi, a 16-year-old student and player who lost her battle with cancer in March. (Sept. 12, 2013)

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During halftime of Thurday's girls varsity soccer game
(Credit: Tara Conry)

During halftime of Thurday's girls varsity soccer game at Kings Park High School, hundreds gathered to dedicate a memorial to Lauren Lenardi, 16, a Kings Park student and player who died in March from cancer. (Sept. 12, 2013)

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