Volleyball Coaches Award Two at Whitman

Coach Steve Greco with Olivia Poplawski (left) and Emma Kongevold.
Coach Steve Greco with Olivia Poplawski (left) and Emma Kongevold.

The two captains of the varsity girl’s volleyball team, Junior Setter Olivia Poplawski and Senior Outside Hitter Emma Kongevold were both recognized at the Suffolk County Volleyball Coaches Association Awards Dinner for their outstanding play this past season.

Olivia was selected All-League.  She is a three-year starter at setter and this past season set the single game and single season records for assists, as well as the most career aces record.  Olivia took total command of the court this season, making sure all players were where they needed to be on the court.  She also made many of our offensive play calls throughout the games, telling the hitters what sets to run. She has improved so much since starting on varsity her freshman year, and I am looking forward to her continuing to grow as a player and a leader for us next year.

Emma was selected All-League and All-Classification.  She finishes her Varsity career as the single game, single season and career record holder for kills.  She has been our go to hitter for the past two seasons.  She is the player the other team always keyed on to try to stop, and many times this year, it didn't matter and she was able to have double digit kills even though the other team knew where the ball was going.  This year she improved becoming a smarter hitter and also improved her defense and serve receive.  She just recently verbally committed to play next year at Division II Wilmington University in Delaware.  We will miss her for both her skills and her limitless amounts of energy on the court.

Congratulations Ladies!