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Gotham Burger Sportstar of the Week Avraham Kahn

The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Gotham Burger would like to recognize Avraham Kahn as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The 13-year-old Yeshivat Noam goalie was one of the driving forces behind the Noam Knights’ first soccer championship team. The Knights posted an impressive 7-1 regular season—their only defeat was to Moriah. After both teams steamrolled through the playoffs they met up in the championship game and the Knights avenged their previous loss 4-1.

Coach Ehud Adler told the JLNJ, “Avraham Kahn is one of the most well rounded goalies I’ve ever seen. With his ability to score from net and stop almost anything that comes his way, he could be one of the best goalies to play in the Yeshiva League.” In a conversation with Avraham, the JLNJ learned about his life:

Avraham, who is your role model and why?

My parents are my role models for instilling in me the ethic of hard work and always looking forward instead of backward. They taught me not to focus on what went wrong in the past but to think about the future.

Who is your favorite athlete and why?

Manuel Neuer is my favorite athlete for his aggressive, take-no-prisoners style of play.

What is your pregame routine?

I prefer a long stretching routine followed by a few minutes of goal tending.  Right before a game, I drink a lot of water.

What is your earliest sport memory?

When I was six, it was raining on the day of my sports birthday party, and then it stopped raining right before the party and I was overjoyed.

What is your favorite sports memory?

My favorite sports memory is the first time I had a shutout game.

What can we find you doing when not patrolling the net for the Knights?

I like to read and hang out with my friends.

What is the best thing about being a Sportstar?

Being on a team with great coaches and teammates.

The Gotham Burger Sportstar of the Week will receive a $10 gift certificate to Gotham Burger. Please send nominees for next week’s Gotham Burger Sportstar of the Week to [email protected].

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