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North Oaks Sports Medicine Announces Student-Athletes of the Month for October

North Oaks Sports Medicine is shining the spotlight on Tyler Hasson, Chelsea James, Amy Sanders and Patrik Zachary as “Student-Athletes of the Month” for October.

Chelsea James is a Loranger High School volleyball and basketball player in her junior year with a 3.0 GPA. “Chelsea is an all-around team player on and off the court,” Head Volleyball Coach Misty Holton shares.

Holton goes on to describe James as one of the team’s best servers with 32 aces and expects her to be a determining factor in the success of the Wolf Pack’s basketball season too. “Chelsea put in hard work every day to prepare for the next game and expects the same of her teammates.”

From left: Loranger High School Basketball Coach Sean Shields, Assistant Principal Torrence Joseph, North Oaks Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Whitney Adams, Chelsea James, Volleyball Coach Anna Billiot and North Oaks Sports Medicine Supervisor Jeff Schmitt.

Tyler Hasson is a junior with a 4.0 GPA at Oak Forest Academy in Amite. As quarterback and safety for the Yellow Jackets football team, Head Football Coach Jason Brabham counts on Hasson to be a leader on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball.

“As quarterback, Tyler makes plays with both his arm and feet. On the defensive side, he is always around the ball either making a tackle or preventing a pass from being completed,” explains Brabham. “Tyler constantly uplifts his teammates, and his passion for sports is contagious.”

From left: Oak Forest Academy Principal and Head Football Coach Jason Brabham, Tyler Hasson, North Oaks Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Joshua Dawsey and North Oaks Sports Medicine Supervisor Jeff Schmitt.

With a 3.1 GPA, Amy Sanders has lettered in golf, basketball and volleyball each of her 4 years at Walker High School. Football and Powerlifting Assistant Coach Ross Levy marvels in his nomination of Sanders that with all of her team commitments, she somehow finds time to help manage the Wildcats’ softball team and serve as a school ambassador.

From left: North Oaks Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Nate Borget, Amy Sanders and Football and Powerlifting Assistant Coach Ross Levy.

A left back on the pitch, Patrik Zachary is a Walker High School senior with a 4.0 GPA. Zachary has lettered in Wildcats soccer for the past 3 years, playing defense. He also enjoys outdoor activities like fishing and hiking. In the future, he would like to volunteer with Emergency Medical Services.
From left: Walker High School Football and Powerlifting Assistant Coach Ross Levy, Patrik Zachary and North Oaks Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Nate Borget.

From August to April, North Oaks Sports Medicine staff and North Oaks Orthopedic Specialty Center doctors will choose a male and a female student-athlete from both Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes as “Student-Athletes of the Month.” Nominations are accepted from coaches, athletic directors and principals. Athletes must:

  • excel in athletic competition
  • have a 3.0 grade point average or higher
  • participate in school/community organizations
  • respect coaches, teammates, officials, teachers and their peers.

In May, North Oaks Sports Medicine Staff will select a “Student-Athlete of the Year” from all monthly honorees.

Nomination forms can be downloaded here or can be requested by calling North Oaks Sports Medicine at (985) 230-5248.