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Appalachian State Volleyball Adds Two To Roster, Including Patton’s Roper

Appalachian State Volleyball Adds Two to Roster, Including Patton’s Roper

The App State volleyball team has made two additions to their 2022 roster, head coach Sarah Rumely Noble announced Wednesday. Joining the Mountaineers will be junior transfer Cierra Huntley and true freshman Kenady Roper.

Cierra Huntley | 5’10 | Outside Hitter | Davidson Day School | Virginia Tech | Huntersville, N.C.
Cierra Huntley will join the Mountaineers for her junior season as an outside hitter after spending two years at Virginia Tech. While with the Hokies, Huntley appeared in 16 matches, starting seven. She recorded 18 kills, 18 aces, and 95 digs. Prior to her collegiate career, Huntley was a four-time letterwinner and all-state athlete at Davidson Day School. The Huntersville, N.C. native was named 2019 Foothills Athletic Conference Player of the Year and held the school record for most kills and aces. Huntley also has a twin brother, CJ, who currently plays basketball at App State.

Rumely Noble on Huntley
“We are super excited to add Cierra to our program. Not only will she impact us athletically, but she will be an incredible addition to our team culture. Cierra’s versatility both offensively and ball control wise will be a huge asset to our team.”

Kenady Roper | 5’8 | Libero | Patton HS | Morganton, N.C.
Hailing from Morganton, N.C., Kenady Roper will don the Black and Gold as a true freshman. Roper holds the Patton High School record for digs, posting 1666 over the course of her career. She also tallied 685 kills, 226 assists, 171 aces, and 20 blocks. Roper has led a decorated career at Patton, earning four All-Conference selections, 2018 and 2021 Defensive MVP nods, and 2021 Mountain Foothills & 2A Conference Player of the Year accolades.

Rumely Noble on Roper
“Kenady is a competitor with a burning desire to win. She is an elite passer and her well rounded skill set makes her a complete player. We are excited to have her in the black and gold.”