Welcome back students, staff, alumni, and other viewers. This week, we will be continuing on with the Alumni of the Week. The award this week was given to Dominican alumni Eric Dlugopolski. He graduated in 2017 and first attended UW-Platteville but currently attends UW-Milwaukee. Eric played football and ran track all four years at Dominican. He was named honorable mention two years in a row at defensive back and set the state record for single season kick return touchdowns. He also played basketball and baseball.
We were able to ask Eric a few questions about his time at Dominican, and how it prepared him for the rest of his life. When we asked him what his advice to high school students was, he stated, “My advice to high school students is get involved and stay involved. It’s much easier to manage extracurricular activities in high school than in college.” Also, he responded that the one thing he missed about Dominican was the student athlete aspect, saying, “Having games every week was nice to look forward to.” When we asked Eric about how Dominican prepared him for college, he responded saying, “Dominican has prepared me by giving me a college level workload at an age where I could develop successful time management skills. Being involved in sports and extra-curricular activities helped me learn how to balance a busy schedule and how to fit in time for homework throughout the day.”
The thing he misses most about high school is “the aspect of playing sports with your friends and having multiple sports seasons every year.” Congratulations to Eric on the award, and good luck to him this year at UW-Milwaukee. Students, take advantage of your time at Dominican while you’re here.! Make sure to check back next week for the next alumni of the week.
Written By: Jackson Corcoran and Olivia Mlada
Pictures from: Eric Dlugopolski