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Southampton field hockey player Keeling Pilaro celebrates after (Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Southampton field hockey player Keeling Pilaro celebrates after his team scored a goal in a game against Whitman. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Keeling Pilaro

Keeling Pilaro, 14, is the only male member of Southampton's field hockey team.

Southampton field hockey player Keeling Pilaro chases down
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Southampton field hockey player Keeling Pilaro chases down the ball in a game against Whitman. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Southampton field hockey player Keeling Pilaro tries to
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Southampton field hockey player Keeling Pilaro tries to clear the ball during a game against Whitman. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Southampton field hockey player Keeling Pilaro celebrates after
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Southampton field hockey player Keeling Pilaro celebrates after his team scored a goal in a game against Whitman. (Sept. 10, 2012)

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Southampton field hockey player Keeling Pilaro tries to
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Southampton field hockey player Keeling Pilaro tries to shoot past Whitman's Isabelle Paolillo. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Southampton field hockey player Keeling Pilaro celebrates after
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Southampton field hockey player Keeling Pilaro celebrates after his team scored a goal in a game against Whitman. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Southampton field hockey player Keeling Pilaro looks to
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Southampton field hockey player Keeling Pilaro looks to make a move in a game against Whitman. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Keeling Pilaro and his lawyer, Frank Scagluso, address
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Keeling Pilaro and his lawyer, Frank Scagluso, address the media after his hearing with Section XI's Athletic Council. (May 15, 2012)

From left, Thomas Volz, attorney for Southampton School
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From left, Thomas Volz, attorney for Southampton School District, Frank Scagluso, attorney for the Pilaro family, Keeling Pilaro and mom Fairley, exit a hearing with Section XI's Athletic Council, which ruled that he could remain on the Southampton girls high school varsity field hockey team. (May 15, 2012)

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An appeals committee ruling will allow 14-year-old Keeling
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An appeals committee ruling will allow 14-year-old Keeling Pilaro, who was the only boy playing field hockey on Long Island last season, to compete again in the fall. (May 15, 2012)

Keeling Pilaro and his field hockey coach Kim
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Keeling Pilaro and his field hockey coach Kim Hannigan are all smiles after his hearing with Section XI's Athletic Council, which said he could remain on the Southampton girls high school varsity field hockey team. (May 15, 2012)

Keeling Pilaro gives a thumbs up after his
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Keeling Pilaro gives a thumbs up after his hearing with the Suffolk Athletic Council regarding his status as a member of the Southampton girls high school varsity field hockey team. (May 15, 2012)

From left, Keeling Pilaro, his field hockey coach
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From left, Keeling Pilaro, his field hockey coach Kim Hannigan and mom Fairley Pilaro, after his hearing with Section XI's Athletic Council, which said he could remain on the Southampton girls high school varsity field hockey team. (May 15, 2012)

From left, Fairley Pilaro, her son, Keeling Pilaro,
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From left, Fairley Pilaro, her son, Keeling Pilaro, and his field hockey coach Kim Hannigan are all smiles after attending a hearing that decided whether Keeling could remain on the Southampton girls high school varsity field hockey team. (May 15, 2012)

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Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the
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Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the girls varsity field hockey team at Southampton High School, plays in a game against Miller Place. (Oct. 21, 2011)

Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the
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Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the girls varsity field hockey team at Southampton High School, packs up his bags after a game against Miller Place. (Oct. 21, 2011)

Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the girls varsity field hockey team at Southampton High School, plays in a game against Miller Place. (Oct. 21, 2011)

Keeling Pilaro, an eighth-grade boy on the girls
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Keeling Pilaro, an eighth-grade boy on the girls varsity field hockey team at Southampton High School, plays in a game against Miller Place. (Oct. 21, 2011)

Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the girls varsity field hockey team at Southampton High School, plays in a game against Miller Place. (Oct. 21, 2011)

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Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the girls varsity field hockey team at Southampton High School, plays in a game against Miller Place. (Oct. 21, 2011)

Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the girls varsity field hockey team at Southampton High School, plays in a game against Miller Place. (Oct. 21, 2011)

Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the girls varsity field hockey team at Southampton High School, plays in a game against Miller Place. (Oct. 21, 2011)

Keeling Pilaro, right, an eighth grade boy on
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Keeling Pilaro, right, an eighth grade boy on the girls varsity field hockey team at Southampton High School, stands in a huddle during a game against Miller Place. (Oct. 21, 2011)

Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the girls varsity field hockey team at Southampton High School, rests before a game against Miller Place. (Oct. 21, 2011)

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Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the girls varsity field hockey team at Southampton High School, jumps the fence towards his mother, Fairley Pilaro, right, after a game with Miller Place. (Oct. 21, 2011)

Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the girls varsity field hockey team at Southampton High School, packs up his bags after a game against Miller Place. (Oct. 21, 2011)

Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the girls varsity field hockey team at Southampton High School, plays in a game against Miller Place. (Oct. 21, 2011)

Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the girls varsity field hockey team at Southampton High School, plays in a game against Miller Place. (Oct. 21, 2011)

Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Keeling Pilaro, an eighth grade boy on the girls varsity field hockey team at Southampton High School, plays in a game against Miller Place. (Oct. 21, 2011)

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