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5th Grade Basketball Team 

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  • James Oates is an avid athlete who has won awards for soccer, basketball, tennis, badminton, volleyball, and rugby. As a student in England, he earned his B.A. in sports studies and psychology from York St. John University, and a post-graduate certificate in education from Durham University. He was captain of the Durham County soccer team, and two-time soccer player of the year at York St. John. Oates is a member of Hewitt's physical education and athletics department. 

  • Leslie Rapchik has experience coaching middle school athletes on local soccer and lacrosse teams, and she enjoys playing soccer and flag football with neighborhood leagues. She earned her B.A. and M.S.Ed from Hunter College and currently works as a middle school learning specialist at Hewitt. Coach Rapchik encourages players to develop their talents while building new skills as members of a team. 

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