Nyah  Bonilla
Nyah Bonilla


New Paltz, N.Y.

High School:
New Paltz




Four Saints Earn All-MAAC Recognition, Six Named to All-Academic Team

Akana Named to First Team, All-Academic Team for Third Straight Year


Volleyball Takes Over First Place in MAAC

Saints Complete 3-0 Week With Sweep of Rider


Volleyball Swept Away in Kansas

Saints Lose To Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri State in Straight Sets


123 Saints Named to MAAC Academic Honor Roll

Nearly 42% of Siena's Student Athletes Posted Cumulative GPA's of 3.20 or Better


WATCH: New Siena Saints Weekly Premieres

Last Episode of Year Premieres


Volleyball vs. Marist (10/3/13)

Volleyball vs. Marist (10/3/13)

GENERAL:Comes from strong volleyball background...Great potential...Versatile enough to see action on either side up front, and athletic enough to contribute in back row as well...Can be a factor with improved strength and fitness.

2012: Saw limited action in three sets...Recorded six digs in one set in win over Saint Peter's (10/28).

BEFORE SIENA:Played four years of volleyball in high school...Was a Second Team All-League selection as a senior and team MVP all four years.

PERSONAL/COMMUNITY:Daughter of Antonio and Raquel Bonilla...Antonio played professional volleyball, and competed against Siena coach Garvey Pierre.

COACH PIERRE SAYS:"Nyah has a lot of potential. Last year, she was on and off due to injuries and illness. If she comes back strong from the summer, she should be able to establish herself on the court."


Nickname: Nyah
Major: Environmental Studies
What I like most about Siena College: My friends
What I like most about volleyball: It's fun and you never have to wait around for too long.
What I like most about Coach Pierre: He's hilarious and we share similar interest in food from Chipotle
Another Siena sport I follow: Soccer

Teammate I relate to most: Christina Monroe
Best moment of last season: Making it to MAACs
My goal for the upcoming season: To avoid getting injured and play as much as possible
My biggest fear is: Heights (ironically)
My hobbies are: Painting, Drawing, Cooking, Unexpected Adventuring and Naps.
One thing you can't live without: My Ipod
If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Spain or Japan
My biggest fan: My little brother
My before match routine: Mental focus chit chat
Most embarrassing moment: Having my full name read out at my High school graduation and having them restart almost six times because they kept messing it up because it's so long.
Person I look up to the most: My Dad
Three words that describe me: Motivated, Idealistic and Cuddly
If I could meet anyone, It would be: Tim Gunn from Project Runway or Hayao Miyuzaki
Sport I always wanted to try: Track Hurdler
When I'm not playing, you can find me: Outside lying down on the grass or curled up in a bed
My dream job: Journalist or Environmental Advocate
If I had a million dollars, I would: Pay my college loans
If I could have any pet, I would have: Ferret
My dream car: A blue Audi Spyder or a black '67 Chevy Impala
Reality TV show: Project Runway
Class at Siena College: Painting
Vacation spot: The Dominican Republic
Color: Black and any kind of Blue
Website: YouTube
Type of ice cream: Green Tea Ice cream
Animal: Cats and Pandas
Food: Meat
Movie: Any Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings movie
Song: Changes daily, at the moment Yellow by Coldplay
Pro athlete: Cristiano Ronaldo
Number: 3, 7