Haley Bonar is a multi-sport athlete at Marietta High.
During her prep career, the 5-foot-9 senior earned letters in volleyball, basketball and track.
After graduation this spring, Bonar is planning to continue competing in volleyball at Ohio Valley University. On Wednesday, she signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the Vienna, W.Va.-based school, which is located in the Parkersburg area.
RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Marietta High’s Haley Bonar, third from left, signs a National Letter of Intent to continue her education and play volleyball at Ohio Valley University at Sutton Gym Wednesday. Pictured in front row, left to right, are Charlotte Wagner (grandmother), MHS head volleyball coach Ron Kidder, Haley Bonar, and Kristen Bonar (mother). In the back row, left to right, are Marietta High principal Bill Lee and Marietta High athletic director Rick Guimond.
"Ohio Valley University has a good environment for me," Bonar said. "It's family oriented and very religious."
Bonar is planning to major in special education In the MHS classroom, she owns a 3.2 GPA.
"I want to teach, get my masters, and eventually become a principal," Bonar said.
OVU is an NCAA Division II school, which competed in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC). Effective July 1, the Fighting Scots will be playing in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.
The Ohio Valley University netters are coached by Paul Jacoby.
Last season, Ohio Valley University compiled a 6-25 overall record on the volleyball court.
Bonar will be joining former Tiger volleyball teammate Felicia Zartman, who is currently a sophomore at OVU. "She was a major influence in me going there," Bonar said.
Bonar, a backside hitter, helped the Lady Tiger netters post 19 victories (19-5) and an East Central Ohio League championship this past fall.
During the campaign, Bonar was credited with 95 kills and 32 blocks. For her efforts, she was an All-ECOL honorable mention selection.
"Haley was one of our senior team leaders," said MHS head volleyball coach Ron Kidder. "She's a good hitter and blocker, and I believe she'll fit in good at OVU."
Bonar is the daughter of Kristen Bonar of Marietta.