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The Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week: Sarah Motechin

The Jewish Link and Drink Up would like to recognize Sarah Motechin as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. Motechin is a rising junior at the Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls. The 15 year old just completed her first year at Ma’ayanot and has already left her mark on the Rapids, as a member of the basketball and softball teams. Most notably, when she connected for the winning hit in her first softball game as a Rapid. When asked about Motechin, a spectator told The Jewish Link, “Sarah is a great kid, who I have had the pleasure of watching play for Yavneh Youth League, MGBL, RYNJ and now Ma’ayanot. More impressive than her skills on the court is the smile that never leaves her face and the middos she plays with.”

Sarah, mazel tov on being recognized as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. Who is your role model and why?

My parents, because they have always encouraged me to do what I love especially when it comes to sports.

What is your favorite sport?

My favorite sports are basketball and softball. This year I’ve had a really good time on my school’s softball team with my teammates and coaches.

What is your greatest sports accomplishment?

My greatest sports accomplishment would have to be hitting a walk off RBI in my first HS softball game.

What is your pregame routine?

My pregame routine is practicing for the game with Aliza Poloner, Tali Fuchs and Aliza Amiel.

What is your earliest sports memory?

My earliest sports memory is playing in the Yavneh Youth League in first grade.

What is your favorite sports memory?

My favorite sports memory was when my dad took me and my siblings to a Miami Heat game and it went into overtime.

What is your weirdest sports memory?

My weirdest sports memory would have to be one time when I was going for a rebound, but the ball missed my hands and hit me in the nose.

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

When I’m not playing sports I’m hanging out with my friends.

What is the best thing about being a Sportstar?

Getting to be in the paper.

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/k8cjADWpMne9bPed7 or message Steve Gutlove 201 578 7425. Please send nominees for an upcoming Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week to [email protected].

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