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November 2018 TIB newsletter

Dan Aronovic - Tuesday, December 04, 2018



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Ross Greenstein, Former Scholarship for Athletes President and Founder of The Israel Bridge

Dan Aronovic, Head of Operations, The Israel Bridge 

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The Israel Bridge will work to be the largest resource for connecting and developing relationships between Israelis and Americans. Current activities:
Finding athletic scholarships for deserving Israeli athletes in the US. We have helped over 150 athletes to attend schools like Princeton University, The University of Michigan, The University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), Rutgers, Ohio State, UCLA, USC, Northwestern, UNLV, Arizona, Rutgers, San Diego State, University of San Francisco, University of Washington and many others. 

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                         Dor Saar, University of Maine         

Saar looking to make her own points this year for UMaine women’s basketball team

By Mike Lowe, Staff Writer, Portland Press Herald,  ORONO, ME.  

On the University of Maine’s first possession Saturday, Blanca Millan stood in the right corner and, after a quick look at Dor Saar, broke to the basket. Saar, standing out beyond the 3-point line, never hesitated, throwing a perfect bounce pass off her dribble to the cutting Millan, her defender unaware of the pass that would lead to a Millan layup 29 seconds into the 2018-19 season. That play highlighted just what Saar, a sophomore point guard from Israel, means to the Black Bears women’s basketball team. It’s her job to direct the offense and she does it expertly. “She’s very smart, has a very high basketball IQ,” said Maine Coach Amy Vachon, a former point guard for UMaine. “For a coach, to have a point guard with a high basketball IQ, it’s amazing. It’s really great to work with her. She’s better than I was.” That’s heady praise from someone who as a player led the Black Bears to four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and still holds the school records for career assists (759) and single-season assists (234). But she’s not alone in thinking that Saar makes a difference. 



Men's Water Polo 11/15/2018  Mark Honbo

Goldschmidt named WWPA Player of the Year

DAVIS, Calif. -- UC Davis senior utility Ido Goldschmidt captured his second career Western Water Polo Association Player of the Year award as the conference office announced its year-end awards on the eve of the championship tournament. The psychology major from Herzliya, Israel led a total of four Aggies on the All-WWPA rolls: he made the first team, senior attacker Marcus Anderson appeared on the second team, while senior utility Riley Venne garnered honorable mention. Additionally, center Nir Gross represented UC Davis on the WWPA All-Freshman squad.

Goldschmidt is the fourth consecutive Aggie and the sixth overall to capture Player of the Year plaudits. He also becomes the first two-time winner in program history, having previously scored the award in 2016. Like Goldschmidt, Gross previously played for Asa Tel Aviv and the Israeli National Team before his arrival at UC Davis. He has 31 goals with 24 drawn exclusions in his rookie season, ranking fourth in scoring behind Goldschmidt, Anderson and sophomore Jack Stafford (33). Gross' most important goal was arguably the game-winner with less than a minute remaining in the Aggies' November 1 conference win over LMU.


        Jalon Named to the C-USA All-Academic Team 

BOCA RATON, Fla.Hagay Jalon of the Florida Atlantic University men's soccer team has been named to the InTouch Credit Union Conference USA All-Academic Team. Jalon is one of just eleven players on the team. "I'm very happy for Hagay to have his hard work recognized with this award," said head coach Joey Worthen. "He's a captain and leader of our team both on and off the field. He does an excellent job in the classroom. He's one of the most mature players I've ever coached. I'm happy for him to be able to receive this award." 
The Haifa, Israel native is working towards a bachelor's degree in psychology and has held the top GPA on the men's soccer team since arriving on campus. Jalon serves as the team's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee representative and has been heavily involved in community service, logging over 30 hours since last fall.

 On the pitch, Jalon played in every game for the Owls this season. His 76 total saves and 5.07 saves per game lead C-USA and are top-15 nationally. His two shutouts on the season are tied for the fifth most in the league.

USC Men's Tennis | November 22, 2018

As fall tennis comes to a close, the ITA has released its latest set of individual rankings. A wildly successful fall for several Trojans has seen a powerful representation of USC in those rankings, with six Trojans ranked in the top-60 in singles and one doubles team in the top-50.
Sophomore Daniel Cukierman (Tel Aviv, ISRAEL) leads the way, now ranked No. 8 in the nation in singles after starting the fall at No. 31. He's also locked into the doubles list as well, teamed up with senior Tanner Smith as the nation's No. 45 doubles duo. Smith also boasts his first-ever singles ranking, standing tall at No. 34 in the nation after a strong fall.
Senior Laurens Verboven has also upgraded his singles status, going from No. 81 to tower in the top-20, now a career-best No. 19 in the nation. So, too, has senior Logan Smith climbed the ranks, now slotted at No. 32 in the land. Meanwhile, freshman Bradley Frye is on the scene at No. 47, with redshirt junior Jake DeVine also enjoying his best career ranking at No. 56.

These Trojans all had impactful falls, with Cukierman winning the SoCal Intercollegiate title and reaching the Oracle ITA Fall Singles Final, Logan Smith winning the ITA Southwest Regional title, Verboven claiming the ITA Oracle Masters championship, and Tanner Smith reaching the ITA Southwest Regional final.





































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