TIB Newsletters

October 2013 TIB newsletter

Dan Aronovic - Thursday, November 14, 2013
  Spotlight on 

                  Gal Hakak

  University of Washington

October 19, 2013 

Gal Hakak, playing in his first tournament for the Huskies, continued to impress, handing San Francisco’s Yezan Dayah a 6-1, 6-2 defeat to advance. The freshman also took part in doubles play, teaming up with Wendell Watanabe to post an 8-4 victory over San Francisco in the first round before falling to St. Mary’s (Joakim Norstrom/ Tuomas Manner) 8-4 in the round of 32.



Who We Are: 

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

Dan Aronovic, Head of Operations, The Israel Bridge

Our Vision: 
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 and assisting them while they live in the US. We have placed over 100 athletes in the US attending schools like Ohio State, UCLA, UNLV, Northwestern, The University of Washington, Arizona, Duke, Tulane, Temple, the University of San Francisco and many others.

Visit our website for more info:




  Gleb Sklyr - Marquette University

     Men's Tennis Concludes Fall                   Campaign At Texas

Five players to compete in singles and doubles

    Oct. 24, 2013

The Marquette University men’s tennis team wraps up the fall portion of its 2013-14 campaign this weekend at the Texas Invitational.

The Golden Eagles will compete in both singles and doubles flights and will be represented by five players. Senior Logon Collins, junior Cameron Tehrani and freshman Nick Dykema are included in the flight A draw and sophomore Gleb Sklyr and freshman Kristiyan Trukov will be among the flight B participants

       Dor Amir - Northern Illinois University

 NIU's men's tennis team finished up their participation in the Midwest Regional.  Most successful for NIU was Axel Lagerlof, who won his first match in the Main Singles Draw and teamed up with Dor Amir to claim a first-round victory in the Doubles Main Draw.                                               


University of San Francisco Women's Volleyball Team

     Most Israeli Team in US College Sports?

Editor's note:  The San Francisco Dons have an Israeli coach in Doron Gilad (above center), an Israeli Libero (Becky Kopilovitch, #16) and an Israeli Middle Blocker (Inbar Vinarsky, #6) and could be the most Israeli team in college sports.  The two women are a part of the Israeli National Team coached by legendary Olympic coach Arie Selinger.  The following article was written last week about Gilad Doron and his coaching philosophy.

                Teacher - Gilad Doron

October 17, 2013


Teachers pass along the knowledge of a certain area of expertise to help their students grow and become better at that craft.

Coaching is no different.

With unique behind-the-scenes footage of practice sessions, games and personal one-on-one interaction between USF's head coaches and their student-athletes, "Teacher" attempts to show viewers the bond that is developed between a coach and student-athletes.

Gilad Doron, in the midst of his seventh season on the Hilltop, stands as the winningest coach in USF volleyball history and is four wins away from reaching the 100-victory milestone as the USF head coach. Under Doron's tutelage, 23 Dons have been recognized by the West Coast Conference for their on-court performances, including eight All-WCC Team selections, two Defensive Player of the Year awards, eight All-WCC Honorable Mention selections, and five All-WCC Freshman Team winners.

He led the Dons to the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in program history in 2008, and is hungry to continue those successes on the court. But along with that, Doron is striving to make a lasting impact in the lives of his players that extends beyond their four years in San Francisco.

Step into Doron's coaching philosophy: Learn how to learn. Learn how to work. Learn how to lead. Accomplish significant things.

Meet Gilad Doron ... Teacher.  





             Shachar Elisha, ASA College

Lady Avengers Sweep Through Essex Classic


Newark, NJ----The ASA College women's soccer team swept through the Essex CC classic this weekend shutting out Massasoit yesterday afternoon and defeating Burlington 8-1.  The wins help ASA improve to 9-2 overall so far in the program's inaugural season.  Israeli Shachar Elisha has scored one goal and contributed 3 assists in the past 2 weeks. 

ASA-6, Massasoit-0

Freshman striker Sara Sanau Ruiz scored two goals.  Her first was assisted by Shachar Elisha (Ramat Gan, ISRAEL) and her second by Fabiana Alborghetti.  Clarivel Gomez and Lorena White scored the next two goals for the Lady Avengers, both assisted by Kelly Manta.  Along with her two assists in the match, Elisha scored ASA's fifth goal.  Freshman Alborghetti scored the final goal of the match.  "I thought the backs did a great job today," Head Coach, Brett Polow praised.  "Lorena [White] who won every ball did awesome job anchoring a defense that didn't give up a goal today.  Looking forward to getting better tomorrow against Burlington."

ASA-4, Holyoke-2

Holyoke, MA----The ASA College women's soccer team defeated Holyoke 4-2 this afternoon.  The Lady Avengers improve to 7-2 with the victory.     

ASA used a well-balanced effort to fight themselves out of a 2-0 deficit going into the second half for their seventh victory of the season.  The barage of the four unanswered goals would begin with a Fabiana Alborghetti goal assisted by Samantha Secord in the 66th minute.  Seven minutes later, ASA leading scorer, Sara Sanau Ruiz, would guide the ball to the net on an assist from Ariel Almodovar.  Sophomore Clarivel Gomez scored the game-winner in the 74th minute assisted by Shachar Elisha.  Elisha found one of her teamates (Almodovar) again only a minute later for the insurance goal. 


                          Join The Israel Bridge on Google Plus and Facebook                             

Recent Posts