Monroe Catholic senior announces collegiate volleyball commitment

Published: Nov. 15, 2022 at 8:34 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Just days after the high school volleyball season ended in Alaska, one Monroe Catholic Rams senior announced her next step in her volleyball career. Delaney Ott announced she will play college volleyball at Dominican University New York (DUNY).

“I went to a camp, and met the coach. The school was a perfect fit,” mentioned Ott. “I fell in love with it right away.”

DUNY is located 30 miles north of New York City. The jump from Fairbanks, Alaska to New York might be far, but Ott will be close to family, which she mentioned played a factor in choosing her collegiate path.

“I wanted to be close to family, but I wanted to get out of Alaska,” said Ott. “I have family that lives in Connecticut.”

Ott was aware of her proximity to New York City, and cracked an extra smile. She acknowledged the different experience she is about to embark on compared to what life in Fairbanks is like, but reiterated her excitement on this decision.

“It took a lot of convincing... a lot,” Ott added on the interactions with her parents wanting to become a Charger. “They knew how much I loved it, and how much I wanted to go there. Eventually, they were okay with it.

The Dominican University Chargers compete at the NCAA Division II level, and the Chargers are a member of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). The Chargers ended their 2022 season with an 11-17 (9-9 CACC) record, losing in the conference tournament quarterfinals.

Ott will be on a four year scholarship, and intends on studying Psychology.

“It’s been a great run,” stated Ott. “I’ve had great coaches and a great support system through my teammates and Elevate as well.”