The Jewish Link and The Humble Toast would like to recognize Orly Hoffer as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The sixth grader at Yeshivat Noam is coming off an amazing MGBL MVP season where she led her team to the championship and an undefeated season. When asked about Hoffer, coaches Jason Beckoff and Aaron Neufeld told The Jewish Link, “Orly is not only a tremendous scorer but a willing passer, tenacious defender and sneaky good rebounder. She is the true definition of unselfish. She always has been willing to give up a shot to get her teammates a better shot.” Yeshivat Noam basketball coach Leora Sulimanoff added, “Orly is a great player who always wants to do her best. She is eager to learn and constantly works to improve her game. She is aggressive and has strong ball handling skills. She is a real asset to our team.”
Orly, congrats on the championship and on being recognized as this week’s Sportstar of the Week! Who are your role models and why?
My older sisters, Dalia and Gaby, because they always play with me and teach me new skills.
What is your favorite sport?
Basketball, I’ve played it my whole life.
What is your pregame routine?
Shooting foul shots and wiping the bottom of my shoes.
What is your greatest sports accomplishment?
Winning the MGBL 5th/6th grade championship this year and being named MVP.
Who is your favorite athlete and why?
Stephen Curry because he doesn’t stop if he misses, he just keeps going.
What is your earliest sports memory?
Making a buzzer beater shot in second grade to bring my MGBL team into overtime.
What is your weirdest sports memory?
I was guarding my own teammate in a Broncos game.
What is your favorite thing to do when you are not playing sports?
I like to hang out with my friends.
What is your favorite sports memory?
In TBO, I struck out two batters in the same inning pitching left handed for one and right handed for the other.
What is the best thing about being a Sportstar?
Getting a gift card to my favorite restaurant, The Humble Toast.
The Humble Toast Star of the week will receive a $25 gift card to The Humble Toast. Please send nominees for an upcoming The Humble Toast Jewish Link Stars of the Week to [email protected]
By Jewish Link Sports Desk