Radford head volleyball coach Sherisa Livingston has announced the addition of eight new players to the Highlanders’ program for the upcoming 2022 season: Jackeline Nerro, Kennedy Robinson, Sara Johnson, Estella Sawyer, Peyton Ferree, Miranda Howard, Macy Pace, and Summer Campbell.
Jackeline Nerro | Setter | Tampa, Fla.
A four-year player at Berkeley Prep School in Tampa, Fla., Nerro led her team in aces as a sophomore in 2019 and finished third in aces, assists, and digs in 2020. She was selected to the High-Performance Team Florida in 2018 and had a second-place finish in the championship. Nerro’s team also placed third in the AAU National Premier Division in 2020.
Kennedy Robinson | Outside Hitter | Fort Mill, S.C.
Robinson was an all-region selection at Fort Mill High School and was named the team’s MVP in her senior season. She competed for the AVCA Phenom club team and is a three-time
Junior Volleyball Association (JVA) watchlist honoree.
Sara Johnson | Outside Hitter | Saint John, Ind.
Johnson comes to Radford from Saint John, Ind., where she was a two-time varsity captain at Marian Catholic High School. Johnson was the team’s MVP in 2021 in addition to being selected to the All-East Suburban Catholic Conference team twice (in 2020 and in 2021), the Daily Southtown All-Area First Team, and the Illinois Times All-Area Honorable Mention team. She was named to the Sue Garvick Var All-Tournament Team in 2021-2, and was Marion Catholic’s 2022 Athletics Student of the Month. Johnson competed in the club circuit and was a four-time JVA Watchlist honoree.
Estella Sawyer | Setter | Charlotte, N.C.
Sawyer is a highly decorated player out of Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte, N.C. She led Ardrey Kell to a conference tournament championship in 2021, a regional title and a state runner-up finish. She was named to the SoMeck All-Conference Team and the NCVBCA all-region and all-state teams. As a freshman at Davidson Day School, Sawyer led the state in assists per set at 12.9, ranking third nationally among all freshmen in that category. She earned 2A all-conference honors twice (2019, 2020) and was an all-state honoree in 2020. Sawyer helped guide Ardrey Kell to a 31-2 record her senior season and finished her high school career with 2,739 total assists.
Peyton Ferree | Outside Hitter | Cedar Park, Texas
Ferree was a two-time team MVP at Westwood High School. She led her district in kills in the 2020 season, earning first-team all-district honors in the process. Ferree was twice named to the AVCA Phenom Watchlist and was a TCGA all-star alternate in 2020. In addition to her accolades on the court, Ferree also earned academic all-district honors three times (2019-21).
Miranda Howard | Libero | Wylie, Texas
Howard was a four-time all-district first-team selection at Wylie East High School. She was named her school’s MVP in 2020 and 2021 and the defensive MVP in 2019. Howard won nationals with her U-15 club team and finished third in her U-17 season. She was the Texas
District 10-5A Defensive MVP in 2022.
Macy Pace | Middle Blocker | Grandy, N.C.
Pace was a four-year starter and all-conference player at Cox High School in Virginia Beach. She won a conference championship with Cox all four years of her career in addition to a state title in 2018. Pace was named to the 2021 all-regional first team and was Cox’s leading blocker in both the 2020 and the 2021 seasons. She was named to the AVCA Phenom Watch List in 2020.
Summer Campbell | Middle Blocker/Opposite Hitter | Washington, D.C.
Campbell was named the 2021-22 D.C. Volleyball Gatorade Player of the Year. She was also tabbed to the 2021-22 Washington Post Second Team All-Met and was a DCSAA state champion last season in addition to winning the tournament’s Most Valuable Player award. Campbell was recognized as the 2021-22 Pigskin Girls D.C. Volleyball Player of the Year and is a two-time DCSAA Player of the Year (2019, 2021).