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Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week Zehava Seidman

The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Gotham Burger would like to recognize 17-year-old Frisch sharpshooter Zehava Seidman as this week’s Sportstar of the Week.

Seidman helped the varsity volleyball team to victory over Central on Tuesday night. The team was losing 10-2, but then the team made a great comeback and it was Seidman’s serve that helped clinch the game for Frisch, 20-19.

Seidman said that her older sister Miriam, a 2009 Frisch graduate, is her role model.

“She’s shown me that I can strive to do whatever I set my mind to and create my own path, just like she has,” Seidman said.

She told JLNJ that Stephen Curry is her favorite athlete.

Her pregame routine is simple. She and her best friend, Ayelet Berger, always listen to a recording of 300 Violin Orchestra by John Quintero to pump them up and get their heads in the game.

When asked about her earliest sports memory, Seidman said, “My neighbors used to play catch on the street outsides our homes and, when I was 8 years old, they finally let me play, and we’d toss the ball in the street for hours. That’s how I learned to catch, and those times made for some great memories.”

As for her funniest sports memory, Seidman told JLNJ, “Hitting my brother accidentally with a baseball when I was 10 years old, because it taught me that sibling rivalry can be a professional sport, as well.”

Of course, her favorite sports memory was winning the JV championship game in 10th grade.

Seidman spoke about her favorite thing to do when not playing sports, saying, “I’m really active in Bnei Akiva. It’s a great way to master leadership skills, spend time with my friends and support Israel at the same time. I’m so excited to attend Migdal Oz in Gush next year.”

What does Seidman think is the best thing about being a Sportstar? “It gives Frisch, my amazing coaches and the rest of the team recognition for all the hard work and time they put into the team. Frisch, aside from being such a great school that I’ve been lucky to be a part of the past four years, really supports a wide range of athletics and allows us all to pursue our individual passions, whether they’re sports or something else,” she answered.

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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