Carlow University’s Carly Bonk Named MVP of Rochester College USCAA Tournament

Carly Bonk, a senior outside hitter on the Celtics’ volleyball team, was named MVP of the Rochester College (Mich.) USCAA Tournament.

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Drew Wilson, Director, Media Relations September 18, 2015
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Carlow Celtics’ Volleyball, Ranked #6 by USCAA, Begins 2015 Season on Winning Note

Pittsburgh, Pa. –
Carly Bonk, an outside hitter on the Carlow University Celtics’ volleyball team, was named the MVP of the Rochester College USCAAA Tournament that was held the weekend of September 11-13, 2015.

Bonk, a New Kensington resident and Valley High graduate, is a senior mass media communication major at Carlow, and is one of the co-hosts of the Carlow Sports Talk Show that is webcast on the MSA Sports Network on the third Monday of every month beginning at 8:30 p.m.

“Carly has received top honors for three consecutive weeks,” said Carlow head coach, Julie Gaul.  “She was selected to the all-tournament teams at the Penn State Beaver 2015 USCAA Volleyball Classic, the St. Vincent Bearcat Challenege, and also at the Rochester, Michigan tournament.”

The Celtics, who are ranked sixth in the USCAA, upset Rochester College, ranked second in the USCAA, to sweep the Rochester Tournament, 4-0.  Carlow also defeated Silver Lake College, Great Lakes Christian, and Penn State-Fayette in the tournament.

“It was so exciting to see the team perform at such a high level,” said Gaul.  “Everyone contributed in some way and this is one of those moments that will last a lifetime.”

Sophomore defensive specialist, Mia Marmion, an early childhood education/special education major from Upper St. Clair, Pa., was also named to the all-tournament team at the Rochester College tournament.

The Celtics currently have a record of 8-5, and have just begun conference play in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ (NAIA) Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC).


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