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The Humble Toast Sportstar Of the Week: Rachel Weisberg

The Jewish Link and The Humble Toast would like to recognize Rachel Weisberg as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The recent graduate of Yeshivat Frisch, was a four year captain of the MYHSAL champion Frisch Cougars softball team. When asked about Rachel, her coach told The Jewish Link, “Her commitment, camaraderie, leadership and positive attitude have been amazing. Rachel is always encouraging her younger teammates. She leads by example, especially when never giving up when we are down to the last out in a game. It also never hurts to have a good lefty hitter! It was a pleasure to have her on the team and to have the opportunity to be her coach!”

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

My dad. He taught me everything I know about sports. We are also very close. We both enjoy the same music and taste in movies. I look up to him because he has taught me so much. One day I hope to be able to accomplish what he has.

What is your favorite sport?

Baseball, it’s my favorite because to me it’s the most exciting. I have loved it since I can remember. I’ve also been playing since I can remember. It’s the sport you have to pay attention to the most due to not much happening. I love the fact you have to be mindful of the game.

What is your pregame routine?

Drink a lot. Mostly one Powerade and a bottle of water. I also tend to listen to music to get me pumped up.

What is your greatest sports accomplishment?

It was the first game of the softball season this year with Frisch. I had a perfect defensive game at first base. It had never happened before and I highly doubt it will happen again.

Who is your favorite athlete and why?

Of all time—David Wright. I honestly don’t know why. I have always loved the way he played. He’s just a good player overall.

What is your earliest sports memory?

Going to the 2011 Giants’ Super Bowl parade.

What is your weirdest sports memory?

At a Mets game there were people yelling at Bryce Harper and the Phillies bullpen. They ended up getting escorted out of the park.

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

Art. I’m a graphic design major in college. Using my creativity to make things that people see is one of the coolest things to me. I love it when people can appreciate hard work through art.

What is your favorite sports memory?

One of my last games in the Yavneh Youth League. It was the championship game and we were behind. I had two home runs and one was to tie game.

What is the best thing about being a Sportstar?

Best thing about it is probably just the ability to play the game. To enjoy being on the field with my teammates.


The Humble Toast Sportstar the week will receive a $25 gift card to The Humble Toast. Please send nominees for an upcoming The Humble Toast Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week to [email protected].

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