Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The Jewish Link and Drink Up would like to recognize Yavneh Academy eighth grader Talia Lowe as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. When asked about Lowe, Yavneh Redhawks girls basketball coaches Shoshana Kattan and Natan Cohen told The Jewish Link, “When you first see Talia Lowe on a basketball court you are drawn immediately to her physical talents—her height, her wingspan, her footwork and her smooth jumper. What you will miss, unless you have the privilege of coaching her, is her willingness to learn, her passion for the sport and her joy in playing with her friends.”

Talia, yasher koach on being recognized as Sportstar of the Week! Who is your role model and why?

My role model is my dad because he taught me how to play basketball and helped me become passionate about it.

What is your favorite sport, how come?

My favorite sport is basketball because I enjoy it the most and played it for the longest time, but I love to play other sports too.


What is your greatest sports accomplishment?

My greatest sports accomplishment is becoming Defensive Player of the Year in Hustle & Heart.

Who is your favorite professional athlete?.

My favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan because he’s so competitive and even though he won as much as he did, he always worked harder.

What is your pregame routine?

I don’t have a pregame routine but my dad makes me listen to all his favorite 80s “psych up” songs on the way to my games.

What is your earliest sports memory?

My earliest sports memory is when I was 6, my dad bought me a Slurpee when I scored 10 free throws in a row.

What is your weirdest sports memory?

My weirdest sports memory was when I was in fourth grade when my first overtime game actually went into triple overtime.

What is your favorite sports memory?

My favorite sports memory is anytime my friends and I get together to play basketball.

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

My favorite thing to do when I’m not playing basketball is hanging out with my friends or playing other sports.

What is the best thing about being a Sportstar?

My favorite thing about being a Sportstar is playing competitively and pushing myself to improve my game.

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