GENERAL: One of the top relievers in the MAAC the past two years...Could move into the weekend rotation as a senior.
AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in 26 games out of the bullpen...Went 5-4, with eight saves, a 4.17 ERA, and 33 strikeouts in 41 innings pitched...Allowed just two earned runs over his last 12 appearances...Earned an important MAAC win at Iona (4/9), throwing 2 2/3 scoreless innings in a 2-1 victory...Hurled three shutout innings at Fairfield (4/30), allowing just one baserunner in preserving a 3-1 triumph...Shut the door on Canisius in the MAAC Tournament before tossing two scoreless innings against Manhattan later that day (5/28)...A MAAC All-Academic Team selection.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Was a horse out of the bullpen for the Saints, making 21 appearances with only one start...Tallied a 6-1 record with one save, a 4.18 ERA, and 38 strikeouts in 56 innings pitched...Earned his first collegiate win at Stetson (2/20), pitching 3 1/3 scoreless innings while recording four strikeouts...Notched his first collegiate save at South Alabama (3/5), closing the door with three innings of relief...Struck out a career-high five batters in relief stints at both Florida (2/25) and at NYIT (3/20)...Won his only start of the year, allowing just two hits in 5 2/3 innings against Manhattan (5/20)...Did not allow an earned run in his last five appearances of the season.
AS A FRESHMAN: Made 12 appearances including three starts...Went 0-4 with a 10.86 ERA over 29 innings of work...Did not allow a hit or a run in three of his final four appearances. BEFORE SIENA: Earned three letters for coach Ted Klamm as a pitcher and outfielder at Bishop Ludden...Two-time Section III MVP...First Team All-Central New York selection...Sectional Final MVP...Two-time First Team All-League...Member of two World Series teams...Summer between his junior and senior years participated in the Empire State Games for the Central New York team where he we compiled a 4-0 record in 33 innings of work...Volunteer for the "Make-A-Wish" Foundation...Started non-profit organization, "Afternoon Delight."
ROSSI ON POPLAWSKI: "Ryan continues to be one of the most consistent pitchers on the staff. This year, he'll be in the hunt for one of the remaining spots in the weekend rotation, but he should be a force in whatever role he ends up in."