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Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week: Shayna Eizikovitz

The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Teaneck Doghouse would like to recognize 10-year-old Shayna Eizikovitz as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The fourth grader at the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey, is coming off of an amazing MGBL season. Coach Efrem Billauer of the Poppy’s Bagels, Pizza and TCBY team told the JLNJ, ”Shayna was the heart and leader of the team. She made the other players on our team better and always approached the games with a smile and with great sportsmanship!” Eizikovitz led the team all season and pulled off a Willis Reed moment when she shocked all by leaving her sickbed to play in the championship game.

Shayna, congratulations on a great season and a gutsy performance in the championship game. Who are some of your role models and why?

My dad and my brother because they’re always teaching me new tricks.

What is your greatest sports accomplishment?

Going to the championships in MGBL twice in a row.

Who is your favorite athlete and why?

Brady Skjei because he kinda has the same name as me. (People call me Shay.)

What is your pregame routine, if you have one?

Practicing layups and running back and forth.

What is your earliest sport memory?

Playing hockey with my brother.

What is your weirdest sports memory?

Totally losing control of the ball in basketball—it ended up going through my legs, but then I was able to grab it again.

What is your favorite sports memory?

When I was in second grade I shot the ball from really far away and it went in.

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

Hanging with my friends.

What is the best thing about being a Sportstar?

Knowing that I’m pretty good at basketball.

The Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week will receive a $15 gift at the Teaneck Doghouse. Please send nominees for an upcoming Jewish Link of New Jersey and Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week to [email protected].

By JLNJ Sports Desk

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