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Friday, January 21, 2022
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The Jewish Link and Drink Up would like to recognize Zach Rothschild as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. Zach is a freshman at the Torah Academy of Bergen County (TABC) and a big part of the TABC junior varsity hockey team’s 5-0 start to the season. When asked about Rothschild, TABC JV hockey coach, Tzvika Poleyeff, told The Jewish Link, “Zach is a great kid with excellent middos who’s very dedicated to getting better every time he steps on the court.” Zach’s sixth grade basketball coach at RYNJ, Steve Gutlove added, “Zach is an incredibly hard worker; He doesn’t ever take a play off. His work ethic and love of the game is contagious, and it is easy to see the impact Zach has on his teammates.”

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

My brother Yitzi, because he always pushes me to work harder and never give up.

What is your favorite sport?

Basketball and hockey because I enjoy playing both sports.

What is your pregame routine?

Listening to music, stretching and taking warm up shots.

What is your greatest sports accomplishment?

Scoring my first goal last week against SAR.

Who is your favorite athlete and why?

Russell Wilson, because he’s the starting QB for my favorite football team, the Seattle Seahawks.

What is your earliest sports memory?

Winning the second grade MGBL basketball championship.

What is your weirdest sports memory?

In fifth grade, Noam Becker and I were playing soccer. We both tried to kick the ball, but I missed and I kicked and broke Becker’s foot.

What is your favorite sports memory?

Scoring 15 points in my first ever middle school basketball game against SAR and stuffing Eyal Kinderlehrer in basketball.

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

Hanging out with my friends.

What is the best thing about being a Sportstar?

Being recognized for my sports accomplishments.

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 an upcoming Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week to [email protected].

By Jewish Link Sports Desk

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