Community Connections Faculty Parents Students

A PLURALISTIC, COLLEGE PREPARATORY JEWISH DAY SCHOOL FOR GRADES 6-12.

STUDENT ATHLETES OF THE WEEK 5/21:

 

Max Hirsch (7th MS Golf) Simon Gordon (Sr. Varsity Baseball)

 

The Athlete of the Week goes to Max Hirsch. Max’s game has improved dramatically since the start of the season. Golf is a difficult sport, and probably one of the most frustrating sports. Max’s ability to listen propelled his game forward. By the end of the season Max was hitting his drives long and straight. At the start of the season Max would make a divot behind the ball when chipping, but he learned how to implement proper technique. By the end of the season he wasn’t breaking his wrists, and was able to make clean contact, thus getting the ball airborne. Max’s adaptability allowed him to try different swings and change his rhythm, stance, and hip turn. Trying something new each practice paid off when it came to matches. In the last match, Max played against high schoolers from Delaware Valley Friends. He was the only golfer on the team to par a hole. On the long par 5, Max was able to score a 5 after 3 great shots and a good putt. Max was a pleasure to coach because he asked questions about what he needed to improve, he listened, and he then showed his understanding by hitting impressive shots more consistently.

 

The Varsity Baseball Athlete of the Week is Simon Gordon. Simon pitched an absolute gem in our Penn Jersey semi final game vs Calvary Christian. The senior captain was as crafty as ever, only allowing two hits in the first inning of the game en route to a shut out.. He relied heavily on his defense who picked him up as he was able to pitch all seven innings in 88 pitches. Additionally, he added two hits and a run offensively. Simon was a great leader for us this year and has been a key cog in the program's success over the last three years. Congratulations, Simon.