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Gotham Burger Sportstar of the Week Yoel Jacobson

The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Gotham Burger would like to recognize fourteen-year-old Yoel Jacobson as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. Jacobson is a key contributor to the RYNJ Jaguars’ so far undefeated season. On November 18, the Jaguars played local rival Yavneh Red Hawks. The tremendous play of Jacobson between pipes kept the game tied with three minutes to play. A little under three minutes left to go, Shlomo Gellman scored the tiebreaker and the Jaguars’ unbeaten streak continued. After the game, the coaches singled out Yoel’s stellar play as the difference

Yoel Yasher Koach on a great start to the season!

Who would you say is your role model?

My brother Dov is my role model. He teaches me to push my limits and to become the best sports player I can. He teaches me drills that I can practice to become better.

Who is your favorite athlete?

Tuukka Rask is my favorite athlete because he is a great goalie for the Bruins.

What is your pregame routine?

I like to listen to music; it gets me focused and ready for the game.

What is your earliest sports memory?

My earliest sports memory was probably playing football with my brother and cousins. We would have a 2-on-2, game and, although they usually won, we all had a good time.

What is your funniest sports memory?

When I went with my father to a Patriots-Jets game and Mark Sanchez famously fumbled the ball. I couldn’t stop laughing at what had just happened.

What’s your favorite sports memory?

My favorite sports memory was when my school team, the RYNJ Jaguars, went undefeated and made history.

What can we find you doing when not in goal for The Jaguars?

When I’m not playing sports I like to cook or bake. I make great desserts with my mom.

What is the best thing about being a Sportstar?

Playing a sport I love with teammates I enjoy playing with, and playing for a great team that never stops getting better.

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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