The Jewish Link and Drink Up would like to recognize Zachary Cohen as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The 14-year-old, Yeshivat Noam eighth grader is a goalie on the Noam Knights hockey team and a key contributor on the Bergen County Flag Football League 7/8 Patriots. Two weeks ago, Cohen showed his versatility with five touchdown receptions and five interceptions in a single game. BCFL Co-Commissioner Rabbi Avi Rosalimsky told The Jewish Link, “Zachary Cohen is the kind of kid that every coach wants on his team. His love of sports and his dedication to working hard on the one hand, coupled with his positive demeanor and fun personality on the other hand are just a few of the reasons why.”
Zachary, congrats on an amazing performance at BCFL and for being recognized as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. Who is your role model and why?
My dad and my mom because they always support me.
What is your favorite sport?
Baseball and football because both those sports are so much fun for me.
What is your pregame routine?
Usually throwing the ball around and getting loose, and sometimes music.
What is your greatest sports accomplishment?
Winning the championship on my Teaneck travel team.
Who is your favorite athlete and why?
David Ortiz because I always watched him growing up and always looked up to him—and he always came through in the clutch.
What is your favorite sports memory?
Patriots 28-3 win, Malcom Butler interception, 2013 WS and 2018 WS. Meeting my favorite current player Alex Verdugo, aka Dugie.
What is your earliest sports memory?
Going to a Red Sox game and saying hi to Mike Napoli.
What is the weirdest thing that has happened to you while playing ball?
Chris Sale giving me a Double Bubble through the crack of the dugout. Then Mitch Moreland trying to poke me.
What is your favorite thing to do when you are not playing sports?
Talking to friends and playing video games.
What is the best thing about being a Sportstar?
I enjoy competing and being part of a team and trying to improve my game every time I go out.
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