LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Bucknell volleyball head coach Anna Allison has announced a four-player recruiting class that will join the Bison starting with the 2017 season. Alex Bonanno, Anna Carroll, Delanie Lewis, and Charner Ramsey have committed to Bucknell for Allison's fifth season with the team.
“I am very excited to announce our 2017 class,” Allison said. “Each player will bring a unique set of talents that will add tremendously to our program. They all come from great clubs and excellent high schools. I expect them to increase the competitive level in our gym immediately.”
The following is a closer look at each incoming player:
ALEXA BONANNO | SETTER/DEFENSIVE SPECIALIST | NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA/CORONA DEL MAR
Three-year letterwinner and one-year captain at Corona del Mar High School … Second Team All-League as a senior … finished senior season with 486 assists, 184 digs, and 121 kills … had a career-best match with a triple-double of 40 kills, 12 kills, and 12 digs … team was ranked No. 1 in the nation in the preseason … helped team win four straight Pacific Coast League titles … played club with Tstreet 17 and Saddlebrook Valley 18, leading both teams to the national tournament … daughter of Bob Bonanno and Susan MacDonald … four younger siblings: Blake, Ella, Sofia, and Owen … father played volleyball at USC.
Allison on Bonanno – “Alexa is a great athlete and I expect great things from her. She can set as well as she can play defense.”
ANNA CARROLL | RIGHT SIDE HITTER | HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA | HUNTINGTON BEACH
Three-time All-Sunset League while playing at Huntington Beach High School … earned First Team honors as a sophomore and senior and Second Team as a junior … three-time Sunset League All-Academic honoree … named All-County Honorable Mention as a senior … played club for Surf City Volleyball Club and Club H Volleyball … led Club H to a gold medal at the 2016 Junior Olympics, earning all-tournament honors … daughter of Loren Carroll and James Carroll … one brother, Matthew … competes in Model United Nations conferences.
Allison on Carroll – “Anna has the potential to be a strong force on the right side. I am excited to have her in the gym.”
DELANIE LEWIS | OUTSIDE HITTER | PLANO, TEXAS/ LIBERTY
Two-year captain at Liberty High School … three-time team MVP … three-time UIL All-District 9 First Team … three-time UIL All-District 9 Academic First Team … 2013 All-District 9 Sportsmanship Award … 2016 Nike ASC Denton Ryan Classic Division I All-Tournament Team … finished senior season with 310 kills, 25 aces, and 277 digs over 113 sets … led team to regional tournament three times … played club for Premier Volleyball Club 18s, LoneStar Volleyball Club 17s, and MadFrog Volleyball Club 11s, 12s, 13s, 14s, 15s, and 16s … led club teams to multiple appearances in the national tournament and national rankings … daughter of Scott and Janine Lewis.
Allison on Lewis – “As a 6 rotation outside, Delanie understands the game and continues to improve every time I see her. She has great work ethic and she will add depth to our left side and back row.”
CHARNER RAMSEY | SETTER | DENVER, COLORADO/ST.STEPHENS EPISCOPAL (TEXAS)
Second Team All-Conference and team MVP … team finished third in the Southwest Preparatory Conference … played for the Austin Juniors Volleyball Club 18 Molten and qualified for the 2017 Tour of Texas …daughter of Ted Ramsey and Wendy Ramsey … one younger sibling, Vaughn … mother played basketball at Yale … aunt, Raynee Gerhart, played basketball and volleyball at Lubbock Christian.
Allison on Ramsey – “Charner is a tireless worker. She will add depth to our setting position and push us to be better.”