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Nicole Kaczmarski, then and now

Former Sachem basketball star Nicole Kaczmarski has her

Former Sachem basketball star Nicole Kaczmarski has her jersey number (23) retired in a ceremony during a game between Sachem East and Sachem North. (Jan. 7, 2012) Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Former Sachem basketball star Nicole Kaczmarski had her jersey retired during a ceremony before a game between Sachem East and Sachem North.

Former Sachem basketball star Nicole Kaczmarski had her
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Former Sachem basketball star Nicole Kaczmarski had her jersey number (23) retired in a ceremony during a game between Sachem East and Sachem North. (Jan. 7, 2012)

Former Sachem basketball star Nicole Kaczmarski, here with
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Former Sachem basketball star Nicole Kaczmarski, here with her mother Maryann Gutowski, had her jersyey number (23) retired in a ceremony during a game between Sachem East and Sachem North. (Jan. 7, 2012)

Former Sachem basketball star Nicole Kaczmarski with her
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Former Sachem basketball star Nicole Kaczmarski with her mother Maryann Gutowski and her Brother Jarrett. Kaczmarski had her jersey number (23) retired in a ceremony during a game between Sachem East and Sachem North. (Jan. 7, 2012)

Former Sachem basketball star Nicole Kaczmarski has her
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Former Sachem basketball star Nicole Kaczmarski has her jersey number (23) retired in a ceremony during a game between Sachem East and Sachem North. (Jan. 7, 2012)

Former Sachem basketball star Nicole Kaczmarski reacts tearfully
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Former Sachem basketball star Nicole Kaczmarski reacts tearfully to her retired jersey being unveiled on the wall. (Jan. 7, 2012)

Former Sachem basketball star Nicole Kaczmarski has her
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Former Sachem basketball star Nicole Kaczmarski has her jersey number (23) retired in a ceremony during a game between Sachem East and Sachem North. (Jan. 7, 2012)

Former Sachem basketball star Nicole Kaczmarski has her
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Former Sachem basketball star Nicole Kaczmarski has her jersey number (23) retired in a ceremony during a game between Sachem East and Sachem North. (Jan. 7, 2012)

Former Sachem basketball star Nicole Kaczmarski has her
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Former Sachem basketball star Nicole Kaczmarski has her jersey number (23) retired in a ceremony during a game between Sachem East and Sachem North. (Jan. 7, 2012)

Sachem's Nicole Kaczmarski in her final game of
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Sachem's Nicole Kaczmarski in her final game of the season against Patchogue Medford. (Jan. 7, 2012)

Sachem's Nicole Kaczmarski had her jersey number retired
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Sachem's Nicole Kaczmarski had her jersey number retired before a basketball game between Sachem East and Sachem North.

Sachem's Nicole Kaczmarski. (Jan. 7, 2012)
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Sachem's Nicole Kaczmarski. (Jan. 7, 2012)

Sachem's 23 Nicole Kaczmarski in her final game
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Sachem's 23 Nicole Kaczmarski in her final game of the season against Patchogue Medford .

Sachem's Nicole Kaczmarski was the first girls basketball
Photo Credit: Thomas A. Ferrara

Sachem's Nicole Kaczmarski was the first girls basketball player to pack gymnasiums all across Long Island. (File photo, 1999)

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