Women's Volleyball Celebrates Season

Left to right at the Suffolk County Coaches Association Awards dinner: Coach Steve Greco, Ally DeGaray, Jessica Young, Noelle Bryggman, Olivia Poplawski, and Maelyn Latko.
Left to right at the Suffolk County Coaches Association Awards dinner: Coach Steve Greco, Ally DeGaray, Jessica Young, Noelle Bryggman, Olivia Poplawski, and Maelyn Latko.

Varsity Women’s Volleyball coach Steve Greco is happy to announce that five of the girls from this year's varsity team were honored at this past Monday's Suffolk County Coaches Association Awards dinner held at East Wind in Wading River. 

Taking home All-League Honors were Sophomore Ally DeGaray, who led the team this season in kills despite missing the final 4 regular season games with an ankle injury.  She also set a program record with 50 aces in a season. 

Also receiving All-League was Senior Middle Hitter Jessica Young.  Jess was a three-year starter on the Varsity and led the team in blocks and hitting percentage this season. 

Junior Maelyn Latko was also selected All-League.  Maelyn led the team in defense this year, totaling a team leading 318 digs. 

Noelle Bryggman was selected both All-League Honorable mention and also selected to the County All-Tournament Team for her tremendous play in our first round playoff victory over Centereach.  After a tough opening set for the Wildcats, Noelle led the team back to a 3-1 win with 12 kills, 3 aces and 13 digs.

Lastly, Olivia Poplawski, who was selected pre-season Top 25 player to watch by Newsday, was selected All-County, the first Whitman girls volleyball player selected for this honor in recent memory.  She set several career and single season records this past year, and is the program's all-time leader in assists and aces.  She was also selected to the County All-Tournament for her play in the playoff game against Smithtown East. 

“It was a fantastic night of recognition for a team that had an amazing season,” said coach Greco.  “All the girls and their families should be extremely proud.”