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Gotham Burger Sportstar of the Week: Jake Lebovitch

The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Gotham Burger would like to recognize Jake Lebovitch as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. Jake pitched the whole game for the Frisch Cougars, leading them to their third straight championship and striking out 11 batters along the way. Cougars coach Bruce Horowitz told JLNJ, “Jake is a great kid. Steady fielder and hard throwing pitcher. Always ready to play whenever and wherever I need him. He is a real thinker when he is on the mound, knowing when to use power and when to use finesse to get the batter out. Looking forward to having him on the team for his senior year.”

Jake, who is your role model?

My role models would have to be my parents. They are a big part of my success as an athlete and have given me so many opportunities that allow me to be the best athlete I can be.

Who is your favorite athlete?

My favorite athlete is Derek Jeter. I like how he dominated every time he walked on the field and how he held himself when he wasn’t on the field.

What is your pregame routine?

My pregame routine is to put my headphones on and go into beast mode. After I do that my routine is pretty basic. Have a catch, throw my bullpen and go out and try to win the game.

What is your earliest sport memory?

The earliest sports memory I have is playing baseball with a plastic bat and ball at age five in front of my first house with my mom.

What is your favorite sports memory?

My favorite sports memories would have to be winning the championship with my team the past three years. Going out and fighting with my brothers and coming out as champions three years in a row has produced some of the best memories.

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not playing sports?

My favorite thing to do when not playing sports is just hanging out with my friends and family. Going to the beach, eating BBQ, playing football, etc.

What is the best thing about being a Sportstar?

The best thing about being a sportstar is being able to show that if you work hard you get amazing rewards.


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

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