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Senior Spotlight: Stephen Plochochi

By: Taylor Hole

In his time at LIU Post, senior pitcher Stephen Plochochi has appeared in 10 games for the Pioneer baseball team. A relief pitcher, he allowed no runs and four hits in 2010. In the 2009 season, as a freshman, he struck out 5 batters in 5 appearances. The Pioneers are currently 10-10 overall and a perfect 4-0 in East Coast Conference play.


Name: Steve Plochochi

Sport: Baseball

Position: Pitcher

Hometown: Sayville, New York

High School: Sayville High School

Major: Business Marketing

What made you choose Post?

I came to Post because I really liked the campus, and I knew I would be able to play baseball for the Pioneers.

What should the top priority of a college athlete be?

The main priority of a student athlete is to be able to manage your time, so you can succeed both on the field and in the classroom.

Describe your team in three words:

The baseball team in three words would be enthusiastic, family, and fun.

How has being a student athlete benefitted you?

Being an athlete at Post has benefitted me because it has taught me how to manage my time properly, and it also has taught me a lot about responsibility.

What is your favorite part of being a student athlete?

My favorite part of being a student athlete is all of the friendships that I have made and all of the different people I have gotten to meet through the athletic department.

What is your favorite memory here at Post?

My favorite memory at Post has to be winning the ECC Championship my sophomore year (2010).

Who is your favorite athlete?

My favorite pro athlete is Derek Jeter. I like the way he handles himself on and off the field.

Any favorite pro sports teams?

Yankees, Giants, Knicks and Rangers

What are your plans after graduation?

After I graduate, I hope to work in Manhattan at an ad agency or a marketing firm.

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