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Sports Illustrated HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Dec. 15, 2014
Dec. 15, 2014

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Dec. 15, 2014

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Sports Illustrated HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Presented by THE U.S. MARINE CORPS

This is an article from the Dec. 15, 2014 issue

Kate Marshall, the starting center midfielder for Maine's York High soccer team, was diagnosed at eight months old with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. But you'd never guess that to witness the smart playmaker sprint up and down the field. Kate, who has endured a multitude of hospital stays and a lifetime of twice-daily lung-clearing treatments, refuses to let her condition define her. "I want to go as hard as the person next to me," she says. "I'm not going to let [CF] hold me back." The 3.30 GPA sophomore, who also plays lacrosse and club soccer, moved up to varsity this year and earned the Wildcats' Most Improved award for her "consistency, grit and humility." For more on Kate's story—including an extended video—and to nominate your own candidate, visit SI.com/HSathlete

PHOTOALEXANDRA FENWICK/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (MARSHALL)