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The Humble Toast Sportstar Of the Week: Lizzie Scharf

The Jewish Link and The Humble Toast would like to recognize  Lizzie Scharf as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. Lizzie has been described as the heart and soul of the CMEK Girls Grade 5 Club team for the past several years. This particular season, she raised her game to an elite level and led them to the spring league championship (also won in fall). When asked about Lizzie, CMEK’s Chad Mekles told The Jewish Link, “Her playoff performance was nothing short of spectacular. In the semifinal, trailing 18-16 with under a minute to go, she made arguably the most amazing shot in our program’s history (a 3-pointer and got fouled; hit the free throw). It proved to be the game-winner as we held on to win 20-18. In the final, she saved her best for last: 14 points, four rebounds and three steals.”

Lizzie, congratulations on being recognized as this week’s sportstar of the week. Who is your role model and why?

My role model is my dad because he is a good basketball player and he always teaches me skills and tips on how to improve my game.

What is your favorite sport?

My favorite sport is basketball because I love to compete and be part of a team.

What is your greatest sports accomplishment?

My greatest sports accomplishment was making a four-point play to win my CMEK playoff game.

Who is your favorite athlete and why?

My favorite athlete is New York Knicks superstar Jalen Brunson, because is an undersized point guard who is an explosive scorer and he helps make his teammates around him better. I look up to him and try to emulate his game.

What is your earliest sports memory?

My earliest sports memory is playing basketball with my older siblings in the backyard.

What is your favorite sports memory?

My favorite sports memory was hitting two foul shots to win an overtime championship game.  My entire team ran onto the court and started cheering me on.

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

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

What is your pregame routine?

My pregame routine is to hydrate myself, stretch and shoot around. I always blast the song from the LeBron James mix “Can’t Hold Us” to get me focused and ready to run.

What is the best thing about being a Sportstar?

The best thing about being a Sports Star of the Week is being recognized for all the hard work and effort that I put into getting better at my craft.

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].

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