Last night, we saw the power of social media on SportsCenter. And it originated from right here in the Capital Region.

Carly Sinnott, a 17-year-old Clifton Park resident and student at Mekeel Christian High School, died on May 13 after falling at the Plotter Kill Reserve.

She had been hiking with her boyfriend and four other friends.

Sinnott's peers and the rest of the Capital Region started a movement on social media to honor Sinnott, called "#GetCarlyOnSportsCenter". She was the captain of the volleyball team at Mekeel.

Well, on Tuesday night, SportsCenter superstar Scott Van Pelt honored the requests of the Capital Region in a fitting 45+ second tribute. He named Sinnott one of his "3 Stars of the Night."

We've seen this type of thing work before in the Capital Region -- back in 2012, after a tragic Northway accident killed Shenendehowa seniors Deanna Rivers and Chris Stewart - and left Shen student Matt Hardy and Shaker student Bailey Wind badly injured. Then, the Capital Region got Tim Tebow to call Hardy and swimmer Missy Franklin to call Wind.

Social media gets a lot of grief, but on Tuesday night, it was put to perfect use.

Thanks, SVP.

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