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
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) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Teammates Allison Schneider, left, Lindsey Wolfe and Callie
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) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Teammate Callie Migden, left, and coach Michelle Crennan
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) (Credit: Steve Pfost)

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Roslyn High School girls lacrosse players rally Katherine
Roslyn High School girls lacrosse players rally Katherine Zisis, the team manager, before her first game off the sidelines. (May 4, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Roslyn High girls lacrosse teammates joke with team
Roslyn High girls lacrosse teammates joke with team manager Katherine Zisis during a huddle before her first game as a player. (May 4, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
High-fives all around as Katherine Zisis readies for
High-fives all around as Katherine Zisis readies for her first lacrosse game on the field. (May 4, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Callie Migden gives Roslyn High School girls lacrosse
Callie Migden gives Roslyn High School girls lacrosse teammate Katherine Zisis a hug before Zisis makes her on-field debut. (May 4, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Teammates cheer as Katherine Zisis is introduced as
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) (Credit: Steve Pfost)

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Roslyn High School's Katherine Zisis makes her on-field
Roslyn High School's Katherine Zisis makes her on-field debut in a game against The Wheatley School. (May 4, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
And she scores! Roslyn High School teammates celebrate
And she scores! Roslyn High School teammates celebrate Katherine Zisis' goal during a game against The Wheatley School. (May 4, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)