Congratulations to our collegiate All-Americans from Long Island, in every division.
I'd like to give a special shout out to two of my long-time students, Jackie Bukzin, a sophomore at Amherst College, and Alexa Goetz, a freshman at Emory University, for their selection as Division III All-Americans in both singles and doubles at two of the finest schools in the country.
I'm very proud of both of you.
Steven Kaplan is the owner and managing director of Bethpage Park Tennis Center, as well as director emeritus of Lacoste Academy for New York City Parks Foundation and executive director and founder of Serve & Return Inc. Steve has coached more than 1,100 nationally-ranked junior players, 16 New York State high school champions, two NCAA Division 1 Singles Champions, and numerous highly-ranked touring professionals. Many of the students Steve has closely mentored have gone to achieve great success as prominent members of the New York financial community, and in other prestigious professions. In 2017, Steve was awarded the Hy Zausner Lifetime Achievement Award by the USTA. He may be reached by e-mail at StevenJKaplan@aol.com.