Bowler Lopera Signs with Adelphi


Star bowler Olivia Lopera signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Adelphi University next fall. She will major in speech pathology.

Awarded with All-County, All-Long Island, All-State and Scholar-Athlete recognition, Lopera was named Long Island Bowler of the Year in 2014. She joined the varsity team while still in seventh grade, and as a sophomore, was a key member of East Islip’s undefeated state, league and county championship season, earning the second highest average in Suffolk. Last year, she broke the county and Long Island girls bowling record for high average with a score of 228.30, and was named to the Section XI All-Star team.

“Adelphi has a great bowling program,” said Lopera, who has known Panthers coach Dennis Kearny for much of her athletic career. “I spent a night with the team, and really felt like I fit in. The school had exactly what I wanted.”

While looking forward to her bright future at Adelphi, located in Garden City, the senior noted that she will miss her days of success with the Lady Redmen.