Sarah Campoli, originally from Azle High School in Weatherford, Texas, spent the past two seasons playing for Western Texas College and will be an incoming junior for the Western New Mexico University volleyball team.
"Sarah will focus exclusively on running the offense here at WNMU, and will do so with tremendous athleticism. Her physicality allows her to move the ball around and will help us keep our offense diversified," Head Coach Jim Callender said. "Additionally, her physicality at the net will provide an added benefit to what she already brings to the table. She is a phenomenal defender as well from the setting position, which is what I was looking for in recruiting setters. Adding Sarah to our setting with returner Sophie Mitchell and new recruit Madelynn Culp will provide an arsenal of offense that will build on this year's successes."
Campoli took home Setter of the Year honors after she competed in 33 matches and 113 sets this past year compiling 804 assists (7.12 per set), 326 digs (2.88 per set), 79 kills, 30 service aces and 35 total blocks while registering 130.5 total points. She recorded double-digit assists in 32 matches, going for a high of 45 versus Cisco College. Campoli had another 40-plus assist game (against Clarendon) and went for at least 30 assists in eight matches. She had 16 matches with at least 10 digs, which accounted for 16 double-doubles on the season. Campoli went for a high in digs with 21 against Neosho County CC and added another 20-dig effort against Temple College.
As a freshman, Campoli participated in 23 matches and 72 sets, she had 187 assists, 14 service aces, 169 digs and 15 kills. She recorded five double-doubles in assists and digs, going for a high in assists with 17 twice (Arizona Western College and New Mexico Military) and a high in digs with 19 versus Frank Phillips College. Campoli was also named to the Academic All-Conference Team both her freshman and sophomore seasons.
During her high school career, Campoli earned All-District Honorable Mention as a sophomore, First-Team All-District both her junior and senior seasons. For her senior year, she received District 5-5A Setter of the Year and also took home Academic All-District three times.