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September 2018 TIB Newsletter

Dan Aronovic - Wednesday, October 10, 2018



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Who We Are:

Ross Greenstein, Former 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. 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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Cal Davis Men's Water Polo 9/22/2018 3:40:00 PM by Mark Honbo

No. 8 Aggies clip Lancers in WWPA opener


                          Ido Goldschmidt, University of California-Davis

The Western Water Polo Association season kicked in last weekend, with the Aggies holding on to a 12-10 win at California Baptist. Junior attacker Holden Tamblyn shot 3-for-3 with a steal and a drawn exclusion to lead the offensive charge, while Ido Goldschmidt (Hertzeliya, ISRAEL), Marcus Anderson and Nir Gross (Hod Hasharon, ISRAEL) each contributed two goals apiece. The Lancers scored four of the last five goals in the contest, nearly erasing what had been an 11-6 UC Davis edge in the third quarter.

"Overall, there's a feeling that we still have a lot of work to do," Leyson said, of his team's victory at CBU. "We have moments when we look really good, then we have moments when we don't. It looks like we're really focused at times, then at other times, it looks like we're not. It's a lot of ups and downs. It's kind of baffling, and hard to put a finger on, but it's something we've got to figure out. And that's our job: the coaching staff has to do a good job at helping our guys be the best they can be, and that's our deal right now."

Through 10 games, Goldschmidt leads the Aggies with 20 goals while sophomore Jack Stafford has 18 goals and 21 assists for a team-leading 39 points. The Aggies average 14.5 goals per game, but have also allowed a rate of 10.1 against – the highest since 2014.


                                  Ella Saada, Syracuse University

Syracuse Women’s Volleyball | 9/23/2018 5:44:00 PM

Trio of Double-Digit Kill Performances Push Syracuse Past Clemson, 3-1

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A trio of double-digit kill performances from Polina Shemanova, Ella Saada (Kfar Masaryk, ISRAEL) and Amber Witherspoon helped the Syracuse University volleyball team defeat Clemson, 3-1, Sunday afternoon. Syracuse (6-4, 2-0 ACC) defeated Clemson (9-5, 0-2 ACC) by set scores of 25-20, 25-18, 20-25 and 25-21. In a second set that featured nine ties, Clemson fought to halt the 'Cuse attack. The set remained tied at 12-12 until a five-point run gave Syracuse the 17-12 lead. Clemson forced three errors from Syracuse to keep themselves in match, 19-17. Two Clemson attack errors and a pair of kills from Shemanova and Saada pushed the Orange to the set win.


             Amit Baran, North Carolina Central University


North Carolina Central University Men's Tennis 9/24/2018 12:32:00 PM

Cucalon Wins HBCU National Tennis Championships Singles Title

2018 HBCU National Tennis Championships Men's Results

ORLANDO, Fla. — For the second time in his collegiate career senior Gabriel Cucalon produced a winning performance at the HBCU National Tennis Championships to pace the North Carolina Central University men's tennis team to a third place finish out of 10 teams over the weekend.

The maroon and gray got four total doubles wins as Cucalon partnered with freshman Amit Baran (Eilat, ISRAEL) for a 7-6 [5] debut win over a tandem from North Carolina A&T before getting knocked off in the semifinals by Morgan State (6-4).



             Talya Zandberg, University of Arizona


Wesbrooks, Tamblyn and Zandberg Win at Big 5 Challenge

By: Arizona Athletics


FORT WORTH, Texas – The Arizona women's tennis team opened the 2018 season at the Big 5 Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas today. Camila Wesbrooks, Taylor Tamblyn and Talya Zandberg (Tiberias, ISRAEL) highlighted the day with some big wins in singles play. Wesbrooks came away with a victory over Dorthea Faa-Hviding from Texas A&M 4-6, 6-4, 11-9 Zandberg defeated Riley McQuaid 6-3, 6-2 and Tamblyn walked away victorious against Lizzie Baker from Virginia 6-2, 6-1.


   WHERE ARE THEY NOW?  Dani Malnik, Ohio State University     


Daniel Malnik - Oz Management  NYC                     Dani Malnik at Maccabiah Games 2009

Today I received a notice from LinkedIn to congratulate Daniel Malnik for being promoted to Global Co-Head of Valuations at Oz Management in NYC.  Dani Malnik was one of the first swimmers that received a full scholarship from The Ohio State University with help from The Israel Bridge back in 2006.  At Ohio State, Danny made the Dean's List 3 times, was a Big Ten Champion, a Four-time Academic All-Big Ten Honoree and Four-time Scholar-Athlete. He won the Westmen Award for highest student-athlete cumulative academic and athletic achievements at OSU.  Congratulations, Dani!


























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