Carlow Celtics

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Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3109

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George Sliman

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4th Annual "Jam the Gym"

Carlow University Volleyball Will Help “Jam the Gym” at Kiski Area High School on September 4
Carlow Celtics Will Play Point Park in Volleyball Doubleheader to Lend Support, Raise Funds for Scholarship

Pittsburgh, Pa. – There will be more at stake than conference standings or local bragging rights when the Carlow University Celtics meet the Point Park Pioneers in women’s volleyball on Wednesday, September 4, at Kiski Area High School.

The teams will be participating in a volleyball doubleheader at Kiski’s “Jam the Gym” fundraiser to fight cancer and lend support to the Kiski community, which has had both its head volleyball coach and the assistant coach stricken with cancer, and experienced the tragic death last December of one of its young players.

Participation in Jam the Gym is personal for Celtics’ head coach, Julie Gaul, who was a teammate of Kiski head coach Ellen Toy at the University of Pittsburgh in the 1980s.

“We have a lot of wonderful memories from our playing days at Pitt,” said Gaul, who has been coach of the Celtics for 13 years.  “You couldn’t ask for a better teammate than Ellen.  I’m honored that our Carlow University volleyball team will be able to support Ellen and participate in this amazing event.”

The past year has been a difficult period for the Kiski volleyball team.  Toy, who was Kiski’s head coach until stepping down in August, is battling stomach cancer.  Assistant coach Jaime Moran passed away in August 2012 from leukemia.  In December 2012, 16-year-old Jenna Prusia, a libero or defensive specialist for the team, died in a sledding accident.

The Celtics have two first-year players – Kaylie Dilts and Lyndsey Weiser – who understand what Kiski – and especially the volleyball team has been through in the past year.  Both Dilts and Weiser are Kiski graduates.  Weiser missed her senior season at Kiski due to injury, so she is looking forward to playing at her alma mater one last time, but both players realize this is more than a homecoming for them.

“Being there to see my [high school] team play again and the crowd of people coming to support my two favorite coaches – Coach Toy and Coach Moran – is just a great feeling,” said Weiser.  “And I can’t forget about the girl I became so close with on the team – Jenna Prusia – who died in a sledding accident last winter.  They are three special people who touched my heart forever and will always be loved.”

“I am excited to come back to Jam the Gym representing Carlow because I know how much Jam the Gym means to the Kiski volleyball team which I consider a second family,” said Dilts.  “I'm just glad to get another chance to play the sport that Jaime, Jenna, Ellen and I all love.”

Originally, Jam the Gym was planned to help defray some of Moran’s treatment costs.  Since her passing, the school will raise funds for a scholarship in Moran’s honor:  the Jaime Moran Scholarship Fund.

The fourth annual Jam the Gym will begin at 6 p.m. when Kiski plays Connellsville in a high school varsity match. Carlow will face Point Park immediately following.

Both Carlow and Point Park play in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ (NAIA) Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC), so this will be a conference opener for both teams.

To find out more about Kiski’s Jam the Gym event, please visit the following Web site:  

Annual "Pink the Pavillion"

The Campus Activities Board, the Student Government Association, University Health Services and the Student-Athlete Association are collaborating again this year to sponsor the Annual “Pink the Pavilion” breast cancer awareness event during the Basketball game on Tues Feb 12.  Game time is 7:30pm at Oakland Catholic.


This annual fund-raising event has become one of the great Carlow traditions and along with the “Carlow Cares” walk last year we were able to raise $2,800 which was donated to the AGH Breast Care Center.

We hope to exceed that total this year!


Events Planned:

  • T-shirt sales will begin at various Campus locations (FWH, Tiernan, AJP) from 12-2 and 4-6 daily beginning Feb 4 (date may change due to t-shirt delivery date) and continue at game time.
  • Pre-game announcement and moment of silence
  • Halftime – “The Fastest Show on Earth” including a student Dance routine, The “Drop a Dollar in the Pot and Try a Half-Court Shot” and “Shammie The Shamrock’s Carlow Crazies, Best –Dressed Fan Contest!” (purple and gold required)
  • Other activities 50/50 raffle,
  • And possibly more TBD


Please spread the word and mark your calendars and plan to attend!




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