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Poppinga graduated from Mira Costa HS where she earned State titles in volleyball. She earned a scholarship for the University of Hawaii and was a 2 time all american, 3x Big West Champion, Big West player of the year, and made it to the NCAA Div I finals where she won once and was runner up the following year. Following her Collegiate career, she played international volleyball in Italy and Holland. in 1993 Poppinga returned back to the United States and played beach volleyball for the AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) and FIVB (international). After her retirement from professional beach volleyball in 2001, Poppinga has been coaching volleyball USAVB, helped consult and assist with various collegiate athletes, as well as professional level both indoor and on the beach.