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Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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The Jewish Link and Drink Up would like to recognize 9-year-old Isadora (Izzy) Rehaut as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. Izzy is a third grader at the Yavneh Academy, who is representing as the lone female participant of the Bergen County Flag Football League. BCFL co- commissioner Steve Gutlove told The Jewish Link, “As a league we were very excited to have Izzy sign up, but also nervous if she would be able to hold her own in a predominantly boys league. Watching her play every week has proved to me how unfounded those fears were. She is doing much more than holding her own, she is one of the leaders of the Cowboys team. We hope that she is blazing the path for more girls to participate in the seasons ahead.”

Izzy, congrats on a great first season of BCFL, and for being recognized as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. Who is your role model and why?

My role model is my mom, because I play a lot of sports like my mom and I do a lot of things like her. And we look alike.:)

What made you choose to play in the BCFL this season?

I am a girl who likes playing football; why shouldn’t I play?

What is your favorite sport?

My favorite sport is softball, I like to hit the ball and field pop ups.

What is your pregame routine?

I eat lunch (Smuckers Uncrustable), put on my pink cleats and glittery eyeblack stickers.

What is your greatest sports accomplishment?

Being the only girl in the Bergen County Flag Football League.

Who is your favorite athlete and why?

Hope Trautwein of North Texas. She struck out 21 batters in seven innings.

What is your favorite sports memory?

Hitting my first home run in Yavneh Youth League and scoring my first touchdown in Bergen County Flag Football.

What is your earliest sports memory?

Playing soccer in New York City.

What is the weirdest thing that has happened to you while playing ball?

Watching someone do a “Skip skip skip to my Lou” routine in the end zone.

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

Spend time with my family, playing with my little brother Jacob and little sister Tzippy and making slime.

What is the best thing about being a Sportstar?

That I get to be in the newspaper; hearing everyone cheering and my teammates are very nice to me.

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/yZy37A5hkHwhS3B88 at https://drinkitup.us/ or message Steve @ 201 578 7425. Please send nominees for upcoming Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week to [email protected]

By Jewish Link Sports Desk

 

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