Tuesday, July 07, 2020

The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Teaneck Doghouse would like to recognize 14-year-old Avishai Avidan as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The recent graduate of the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County will be taking his game to the Torah Academy of Bergen County in the fall. Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County’s Athletic Director Garry Schragenheim told the JLNJ, “Avishai was the unspoken leader of the team. He was a game changer on the court as he scored over 35 goals in a short eight game season. His craftiness to get through multiple defenders at a time helped him lead the team in scoring. Avishai was the type of player in which coaches had to game plan for, double and triple team in order to try to contain him.”

Avishai, mazel tov on your graduation. Who is your role model and why?

My role model is my dad because he has been through a lot of adversity in life and persevered through it.

What is your favorite sport?

My favorite sport is soccer.

What is your greatest sports accomplishment?

Starting the soccer program at my school in sixth grade

Who is your favorite athlete and why?

Harry Kane, because when I met him he was very nice and welcoming unlike many other superstars who do not care for their fans.

What is your pregame routine, if you have one?

I always put my right shoe on first.

What is your earliest sport memory?

Scoring my first goal in rec soccer I was 4 years old.

What is your favorite sports memory?

Scoring the winning goal against Kushner with one minute left.

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

Hanging out with friends.

What is the best thing about being a Sportstar?

I always have people telling me how to get better so I can work on myself and get better for the future.

The Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week will receive a $15 gift at the Teaneck Doghouse. Please send nominees for an upcoming Jewish Link of New Jersey and Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week to [email protected]

By JLNJ Sports Desk