Poplawski Set For Stevens Institute

Walt Whitman Principal John Murphy and Assistant Principal Jon Varlamos congratulate their star volleyball player, flanked by proud Mom and Dad.
Walt Whitman Principal John Murphy and Assistant Principal Jon Varlamos congratulate their star volleyball player, flanked by proud Mom and Dad.

Senior Olivia Poplawski has made her commitment to Stevens Institute of Technology where she will play volleyball next fall. In addition to being recruited to play volleyball, she also received an academic scholarship to study Biomedical Engineering. Olivia, a four year starting setter for the Wildcats had an extraordinary year and was named Newsday’s Top 25 to Watch, All-League, All-Classification and All-County, as well as being named to the Suffolk County All-Tournament Team as a senior.  “She has been a great player and a great person for our program over the past four years,” said Varsity Coach Steve Greco.  “She has been a leader in our program for a long time as well as our all time leader in sets played, aces and assists.”

Olivia is also a GSO Assistant, a member of the National Honor Society, World Language Honor Society, and Robotics Club.  She was a member of the Winter Track team and is currently playing Varsity Lacrosse.  “She was constantly working hard and pushing her teammates to get better,” said Coach Greco “She was always the first one in the gym and the last one out. She was a positive influence on the court.”

Congratulations to Olivia Poplawski!