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The Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week: Sam Weinberger

The Jewish Link and Drink Up would like to recognize Sam Weinberger as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The Frisch School senior was one of the many talented weapons on the MYHSAL Frisch boys varsity championship team. When asked about Sam, Frisch coach Yaakov Lisker told The Jewish Link, “Sam is every coach’s dream player. As the captain of the Frisch varsity hockey team, Sam leads by example both on and off the court. On the court Sam is tenacious, making every second of every shift count. His passion, size, speed, ball control and rocket of a shot helped him become one of the most dangerous scorers the league has seen in recent memory. There is simply no good way to defend against him. Anyone that hasn’t seen his Bobby Orr style goal to ice the championship game needs to do so. It was one of the most epic goals I have ever seen and encapsulates what a remarkable player he is and the emotion he plays with. Off the court, Sam is a humble but devoted leader who pushes his teammates to lay it all out there on the court. He looks out for everyone, from his own linemate down the the end of the bench, and treats everyone with the same respect. The team this year was a brotherhood and Sam often referred to his teammates as family. Sam doesn’t look for the spotlight and is quick to share the credit even in winning the championship MVP. One of the most special things about him is that he is 100% genuine and his teammates love and respect him for it.”

Sam, congrats on the championship and for being recognized as this week’s Sportstar of the Week! Who is your role model and why?

My role model is my grandfather. As a big sports fan he always taught me that respect and composure are just as important in sports as your skills and winning.

What is your favorite sport?

My favorite sport is floor hockey. I’ve played it since I was 5 years old. I’ve had so many great memories. I love the extremely fast pace, fast moving and exciting game style.

What is your greatest sports accomplishment?

My greatest sports accomplishment is winning the varsity floor hockey championship this year. It was amazing seeing all of the hard work my team and I did pay off.

Who is your favorite athlete and why?

My favorite athlete is Henrik Lundqvist. As a huge Rangers fan growing up, he was always the hero of the team. There was nothing like watching him pull off saves no one thought were possible.

What is your favorite sports memory?

My favorite sports memory was scoring the fifth goal in this year’s championship to seal the game. When I scored that goal I felt pure emotion and excitement.

What is your earliest sports memory?

My earliest sports memory is making a diving baseball catch to win my little league playoff game.

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

My favorite thing to do when I am not playing sports is just hanging out with my friends.

What is the best thing about being a Sportstar?

Best thing about being a sportstar is is being able to represent my team and further celebrate our championship win.

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

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