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Sunday, September 19, 2021
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The Jewish Link and Drink Up would like to recognize 11-year-old Shayna Spinowitz as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey (RYNJ) sixth grader has made quite the reputation for herself, leading teams to the championship in both the Yavneh Youth League (YYL) and Teaneck Baseball Organization (TBO). When asked about Shayna, RYNJ classmate Daniella Gutlove told The Jewish Link, “Shayna is a great baseball player and a sportstar on the field, but where she shines even brighter is off the field. She has a larger than life personality, she makes sure everyone is included and makes everyone around her feel like they are the stars.”

Shayna, congrats on your award! Who is your role model and why?

My dad and my brother who always play hard and are always there to play with me and teach me.

What is your favorite sport?

Baseball, because I get to be a part of every aspect of the game. I love hitting, running and fielding.

What is your greatest sports accomplishment?

2018 TBO champions.

2019 Camp Regesh league MVP.

What is your earliest sports memory?

Playing baseball with my cousin Mia Rauzman in her backyard when we were little.

What is your pregame routine?

Playing catch with my teammates and batting practice.

What is your weirdest sports memory?

Playing the 2021 YYL playoff in a rainstorm.

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

Baking and hanging out with my brother and sisters, friends and cousins.

What is your favorite sports memory?

I had the winning play, fielding a hard grounder to win the playoffs and go to the championship game for YYL 2021 season.

What is the best thing about being a Sportstar?

Getting to work hard and play hard and maybe even inspire others.

The Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week will receive a 5% discount on their next order @Drink Up, order with https://forms.gle/k8cjADWpMne9bPed7 or message Steve Gutlove 201 578 7425. Please send nominees for an upcoming Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week to [email protected].

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