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Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week: Rina Finkelstein

The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Teaneck Doghouse would like to recognize 18 year old Rina Finkelstein as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The Bruriah High School senior, recently completed an undefeated 12-0 regular season as a captain of the Bruriah Lightning basketball team and has begun her final season as a member of the Bruriah Lightning softball team. When we asked Susan Rifkin. athletic director at Bruriah High School, to describe Rina as a ball player, she told us, “Gracious and elegant, Rina is sportsmanship personified. As a captain and starter, Rina leads each pre-game discussion on positive speech. Our post is secure under Rina’s watch.”

Rina, congrats on another great year at Bruriah. I know being a two-sport athlete is difficult and only made doable if you love what you play. If you had to choose one, what is your favorite sport?

Basketball, but softball is a close second.

What is your greatest sports accomplishment?

Pitching 15 innings in a row because of a double header that went into extra innings.

What is your basketball pregame routine, if you have one?

Talking to my teammates and then taking inside and outside shots from where I would shoot in the game.

What is your earliest sport memory?

My brother teaching me how to hit a baseball in the backyard when I was really little.

What is your favorite sports memory?

Our overtime playoff victory this past season, after falling behind more than ten points to Magen David.

What do you like to do when you are not playing sports?

I like hanging out with friends, doing art and reading.

The Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week will receive a $15 gift certificate to Teaneck Doghouse. Please send nominees for an upcoming Jewish Link of New Jersey and Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week to [email protected]. We are once again searching for Mother’s Day sportstars, if your mother/daughter/sister or spouse is a sportstar please reach out to us at [email protected] so we can recognize her.

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