2012 Junior Maccabi Games

2012 Junior Maccabi Games


JCC Metrowest took a delegation of 52 athletes ages 10-12 to the 2012 Junior Maccabi Games, hosted by the Harrisburg JCC in Harrisburg, PA on Sunday, May 20.  Metrowest athletes competed in Baseball, Basketball, Soccer and Swimming against other JCC teams from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware.

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Girls Soccer


Coach: Bryan Fieldler
Sophie Brause, Halle Fiedler, Samantha Goldman, Zoe Grebin, Lauren Krinsky, Peri Lamkin, Ilana Lurie, Lia Mund, Julia Schneider.

The Metrowest Girl’s 12 and under soccer team won the gold medal in the 2012 JCC Mid Atlantic Junior Maccabi games hosted  in Harrisburg. The girls went undefeated in their five games as they scored 26 goals and only allowed 2 goals against them. Halle Fiedler and Sophie Brause led the scoring while Peri Lamkin and Orli Forster put constant pressure on the opponent’s  defense. The defense was led by Lia Mund with support from Ilana Lurie, Sam Goldman, and Julia Schneider.  Zoe Grebin and  Lauren Krinsky did an amazing job in goal while some making great saves.  This year’s games was truly a success for the girls on and off the field.   



Coach: Katya Mart
Michaela Deutsch-Dornfeld, Jacob Leddy, Alyssa Levy, Hannah Percely, Kathryn Shepard, Rachel Vogel, Alana Wernick

The Metrowest swim team had an extremely successful Junior Maccabi games, taking 3rd place overall and 1st place in relays.  Metrowest swimmers medaled in 15 out of 18 events that they swam in.  It was a great day both in and out of the pool.

Gold Medals:

  1. 10 Year Old 50 Free Jacob Leddy 35.15
  2. 10 Year Old 50 Back Alyssa Levy 37.79
  3. 11 Year Old 50 Back Michaela Deutsch-Dornfeld  39.62
  4. 12 Year Old 50 Back Katy Shepard 33.53
  5. 10 Year Old 50 Fly    Alyssa Levy 36.70
  6. 10 Year Old 100 Free  Jacob Leddy 1:17.96
  7. 12 Year Old 100 Free  Katy Shepard 1:03.86
  8. 12 Year Old 50 Breast Hannah Percely 41.90
  9. 12 and Under 200 Free Relay 2:11.84 Michaela Deutsch-Dornfeld Jacob Leddy Katy Shepard Rachel Vogel

Silver Medals:

  1. 12 Year Old 50 Free Rachel Vogel 31.54
  2. 12 Year Old 100 Breast Hannah Percely 1:29.66
  3. 12 Year Old 50 Back Jacob Leddy 40.20
  4. 12 Year Old 100 Back Rachel Vogel 1:24.31

Bronze Medals:

  1. 12 Year Old 100 IM Katy Shepard 1:13.80
  2. 10 Year Old 50 Free Alyssa Levy 34.02
  3. 12 Year Old 50 Free Hannah Percely 33.02
  4. 12 Year Old 50 Fly Rachel Vogel 36.64


Girls Basketball


Coaches: Michael Handwerker, Sharon Duhaney
Gabrielle Alpert, Kyra Cooperman, Jamie Handwerker, Amanda Margolis, Emily Mester, Sarah Rovit, Renee Zavidow, Raquel Winer.

The Girls Basketball Team traveled to the Jr Maccabi games in Harrisburg, PA with very little experience playing together.  They had some great practices and got better and better with each one.  They played some extremely tough teams in the first round but they never gave up.  They played tough defense making it very difficult for the opposing teams to score and got lots of easy baskets as well.  The girls had a positive experience at the games and look forward to competing in future Maccabi events in the coming years.


Boys Basketball


Coach: Sam Levy
Tyler Barishaw, Michael Bressler, Steven Bressler, Emanuel Deutsch-Dornfeld, Ross Gang, Seth Gelwarg, Bryan Levy, Jake Needlemen.

The Boys Basketball Team had a great experience at the 2012 Junior Maccabi games in Harrisburg, PA.  The boys beat Katz, Buxmont and Baltimore and finished the preliminary round with a record of 3-0.  Based on their record they were awarded the #1 seed and would receive a 1st round bye in the playoffs, and advance to the quarterfinals.  They easily won their quarterfinal game and would advance to the semifinals where they would face a team from Greater Washington.  Greater Washington had at least 2 players who were very skilled and at least 6 feet tall.  It was an extremely close game and the game came down to the final minute.  Metrowest lost to Greater Washington but would get a chance to play for a Bronze Medal.  The game was very close and came down to the last second. The boys lost on a controversial last second tip-in that nobody other than the score-keepers thought was timely.  While the team was sad to lose their all enjoyed the Junior Maccabi games and look forward to participating in future Maccabi events together.


Boys Baseball



Coaches: Mark Lim, Brian Kaufman
Cole Becker, Ari Brown, Tyler Kaufman, Zachary Kessel, Benjamin Lim, Cole Model, Max Model, Nathan Orbach, Ryan Sauborn, Harry Stiel


Boys Soccer

Coaches: Dave Schwartz, Jay Schwartz
Ari Cohen, Evan Cohen, Matt Feresten, Josh Naiman, Jeffrey Nelson, Max Ramer, Brayden Schwartz, Zachary Schwartz

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