Athletes Receive Recognition from Jewish Sports Review

Four Wesleyan spring athletes were named first-team All-Americans in the July/August edition of the Jewish Sports Review, the pre-eminent national publication honoring Jewish athletes.

Talia Bernstein ’11

Talia Bernstein '11

Among those honored from Wesleyan, softball standout Talia Bernstein ’11 (#9), who earned first-team all-NESCAC as well as regional honors from both the New England Softball Coaches Association and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association after leading the Cardinals to a second-place finish in the NESCAC tournament with her .482 batting average, was a first-team Jewish All-American.

Two members of the Wesleyan men’s lacrosse team, Jason Ben-Eliyahu ’09 (#27) and Lonny Blumenthal ’10 (#13), found spots on the Jewish All-America first team. Both were integral parts of Wesleyan’s first-ever men’s lacrosse NESCAC title and fourth appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament. Ben-Eliyahu racked up 24 goals and 22 assists to rank second on the team in scoring with 46 points from his spot on attack.

Jason Ben-Eliyahu '09

Jason Ben-Eliyahu '09

Blumenthal, with 25 goals and nine assists for 34 points, led the midfielders and earned New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association all-star honors.

In women’s lacrosse, Sarah Orkin ’09 (#21) was a first-team Jewish All-American as she netted 19 goals along with eight assists for 27 points. She was a second-team all-NESCAC choice and a first-team United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Berkshire Regional all-star.

Two Cardinals named honorable-mention Jewish All-Americans were baseball third baseman Julian

Lonny Blumenthal '10

Lonny Blumenthal '10

Sarah Orkin '09

Sarah Orkin '09

Sonnenfeld ’11 and men’s lacrosse middie Dan Latzman ’09. Latzman had 19 goals and eight assists for 27 points. His goal in the first minute of overtime propelled the Cardinals past Middlebury in a NESCAC tournament semi-final. Sonnenfeld finished second on the team among the regulars in batting average with a .364 mark and was a second-team all-NESCAC selection and first-team District I CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American.