According to Paul Savramis, founder of sports organization Rising Stars Inc., teamwork is a necessary asset for all young people in their journey through life. When Rising Stars decided to add a basketball program for girls, Savramis’ team went in search of a proven leader both on and off the court. The girls’ basketball program at Rising Stars was intended to be a wonderful complement to the organization’s camps and travel programs, says Paul Savramis. Such an important curriculum required the right person to volunteer ample time and energy to this commitment.
That dedicated professional turned out to be Bethany LeSeur, an expert and leader in basketball coaching and training. At Rising Stars, the new girls’ basketball program will flourish under her guidance, believes Paul Savramis. When she first expressed her desire to join the organization, the Rising Stars team replied that she would be a perfect fit.
The storied career of Bethany LeSeur is an inspiration for all Rising Stars participants, observes Paul Savramis. At Garden City High School, LeSeur helped her squad reach the state Final Four on three separate occasions. Garden City also earned three championships in Long Island and Nassau County. Her individual titles included All-American, New York’s Gatorade Player of the Year and Miss New York Basketball. But LeSeur didn’t stop there. During her time at Georgetown University, she earned more than 400 rebounds, 200 assists and 800 points. Only six other players have achieved this feat. Bethany LeSeur was a team captain for two years.
LeSeur’s experience and knowledge are invaluable traits that will benefit the entire Rising Stars team. On a personal note, Beth LeSeur is married to one of the organization’s executives, Tom Hughes. The couple has a young son, Thomas, who is destined to join Paul Savramis and his Rising Stars team one day.