This week’s Athlete of the Week is Robbie Konopka, a member of the varsity swim and dive team. The Rye swim and dive team finished 8-0 on the season and made it to the Section I finals after finishing second at divisionals, thanks to strong performances from its members such as Konopka. At divisionals, he placed third in the 50-meter free and fifth in the 100-meter free.
Coach Brendan Eggers thinks very highly of Konopka’s mentality.
“[He] displayed the team first attitude needed to lead the team to a successful regular and championship season,” Eggers said. “[Konopka’s] presence elevated his teammates beyond their known potential.”
Teammate Brendan Egan always appreciates Konopka’s positive attitude whenever he shows up to an event or practice.
“Robbie always came to practice with a smile on his face,” Egan said. “[He] is eager to get in the pool and show what he’s got.”
Konopka is as strong a scholar as he is a swimmer. He is a member of the Honor Roll. He wants to thank Coach Eggers for a great season and for helping him and his teammates reach their personal bests.