Congratulations to Bayport-Blue Point High School senior athletes Jordan Collins (track), Arielle DiCocco (volleyball), Rachel O’Brien (lacrosse) and Robert Popdan (lacrosse) on signing letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.
Collins, who holds every throwing event school record at Bayport-Blue Point High School, will continue to compete at St. Francis University in Pennsylvania.
“I am really looking forward to competing as part of a Division I team,” he stated.
DiCocco, who will continue her volleyball career at Queens College, noted, “I’m really going to miss my coach and my teammates, but hopefully I will have a similar playing experience in college.”
Fairfield University in Connecticut will be welcoming Popdan to the campus next year. “I was looking for a school that would offer me a sound education and a great playing experience,” he remarked. “I believe I found that in Fairfield.”
O'Brien will bring her athletic talents to Adelphi University in Garden City in September.
“I am excited to be a part of the team,” she stated. “They are D2 defending champions, and I’m hoping I can contribute to another championship.”
The students were joined at the signing by their parents and, in some cases,
siblings, as well as their coaches and school administrators Principal Dr. Tim Hearney and Director of Athletics Timothy Mullins.
Shown, left to right, are Jordan Collins (track), Rachel O’Brien (lacrosse), Robert Popdan (lacrosse) and Arielle DiCocco (volleyball).