Pilaro reacts to being reinstated

'I wanted to make sure they got my point,' 13-year-old says of impromptu speech

Updated: May 16, 2012, 3:54 PM ET
By Mike Grimala | ESPNHS

Keeling Pilaro had heard all the arguments.

For more than two months, he listened to people debate whether he should be allowed to play field hockey for the Southampton (N.Y.) field hockey team, which is traditionally a girls' squad.

Lawyers, coaches, teammates, opponents, parents and the media all made their points, and Pilaro heard all of it. Some were supportive, some weren't. But as Tuesday's final appeal hearing came to a close, the 13-year-old wanted to ...

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