College Expectations Volleyball Camp
Friday June 28 - Sunday June 30, 2019
Hosted at Sweet Briar College, near Lynchburg Virginia           Directed by Tom Houser

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2019 College Expectations Awards!

College Expectations 2019
Very Back Row:
Coach Blair Trail, Coach Eddie Matthews, Coach Danny Miller, Lily Marshall, Cordi Gardner, Sofia Beard, Callie Harris, Grayce Edwards, Megan Poff, Erin Saunders, Coach Bre Lockhart.
Back Row: Coach Sydney Shelton, Coach Nicole Barringer, Kristen Sellers, Kaylee Scarce, Brooklyn Owen, Carli Love, Maria Elysia Salon, Gabrielle Atwell, Sydney Litwiller, Peyleigh Willis, Erin Coffey, Morgan Blankenship, Abbey Barlow, Jordan Ingram, Marella Hudson, Adrianna Eanes, Maggie Kisiel, Annabella Pandelli, Ava Canare, Destiny Haley, Coach
Middle Row: Coach Hannah Shields, Kinsley Stevens, Macy Calhoun, Bailey Calhoun, Katie Moore, Emma Elam, Meghan Orr, Adrianna Salyers, Brooke Murdock, Haleigh Brown, Savanna McMillion, Kacee Fansler, Hannah Goode, Katie Burke, Rosie Giles, Skylar Burton, Molly Cox, Juliana Paine, Johanna Morrison, Mallorie Gardner.
Front Row: Coach Kelsey Goodman, Tomi Lauren McGinnis, Fiona Taylor, SarahBeth Marlowe, Jahna Waters, Aubrey Lynch, Jordan Brittle, Maria Salon, Keslee Hylton, Hannah Goins, Cathryn Estes, Rachel Branning, Emerson Scollo, Abigail Giles, Coach Harper Scollo.
Not pictured: Madeline Reed




June 30, 2019
"It warms my heart to see her excitement and hear her talk about her love for the game and the players. Her smile and the friendships we’ve all made will never be forgotten. Thank you Tom Houser, and all the coaches, not only for a great VB camp but for sharing your passion for the game, nurturing their love for the game and their love and respect for each other."
Jennifer Stevens, mother of Kinsley Stevens, Tunstall High c/o '21

June 30, 2019
"My daughter thoroughly enjoyed College Expectations!!
Best days of her summer for sure!!"

July 17, 2019
"Thank you for all you do!
And thank you for the amazing experience
[my daughter] has had with you and your staff."







Captains Of The Day:

Friday June 28: Cathryn Estes, c/o '20, Tunstall High, Danville, Va

Saturday June 29: Maria Salon, Woodrow WIlson High, Beckley West Va and Aubrey Lynch, North Stafford High, Fredericksburg, Va. Both athletes are c/o '20

Sunday June 30: Keslee Hylton, Chatham High and Kinsley Stevens, Tunstall High, both c/o '20, both schools are close to Danville, Va


2019 Camp Format:

Friday June 28: 10am to 12:30pm, 1:30 to 4pm, 5 to 7:30pm.
Saturday June 29: 10am to 12:30pm, 1:30 to 4pm, 5 to 7pm.
Sunday June 30: 9:30am to 12:30pm, 1:30 to 3:30pm.
Awards 4 to 4:30pm.


Cost: $349!!

Maximum Campers:  Each 8 girls that we admit will be matched by a college coach and an assistant who has played college vball! 

Staff:  College coaches +
college players + Coach Houser

Location: The awesome Upchurch Field House, on the campus of Sweet Briar College!  You can see it here

Registration Info:  
The 2019 application is here. We will start accepting athletes into 2019 College Expecations immediately.

A camp flyer will be here.
Plz share with parents and teammates!

T-Shirts!  Yes!  Again for 2019! 

Meals And Water Bottles! 
* Meals will be provided free each day at the camp.
* Water bottles need to be brought from home and refilled at the camp during the day.

End Of Camp Awards
We give awesome awards.
You can see them here!

Overnight campers:

A camper can stay two nights in a chaperoned room on the campus of Sweet Briar College.
The cost is only $49 a night.

And Let's Make The Price Even LOWER!

* If 5 athletes from the same school attend the same Expectations Camp, then each family will receive a $50 refund.
* If 10 athletes from the same school attend the same Expectations Camp, then each family will receive a $75 refund.


This is College Expectations!
Our college coaches say, "We will work on transition/wash/game like drills. Situations where you have to score. Not only emphasize the three skills, but do them with a kill. Heavy emphasis on finishing points and not just 'playing correctly'. Let's work on terminating rallies! If they want to play in college that's what I want to teach them this summer!"


Pictures from the 2010 - 2017 camps are on our camp Facebook page! Please visit us here.


Our Promise Of Camp Quality!

When your daughter attends an elite camp, you expect the quality experience that was advertised. You very often don't get it.

Expectations Camps are indeed elite camps in both name & substance. We evaulate every applicant. Individually. No athlete will be accpted unless my staff thinks she can learn, compete and succeed. We promise.

The 1:4 coach to camper ratio is unmatched in the USA. Then there's the price, the facility, the knowledge, the competition, the seminars....I could go on and on!

With STAR Volleyball Services, fulfilling our word and maintaining your trust is our business. Your family will love it because you will get exactly what you expected. We hope you get even more. That's our promise.



What was the difference between
High Expectations and College Expectations.

A High Exp. camper needs to be at least:
* a rising 8th grader, with;
* three seasons of competitive ball. 

A College Exp. camper needs to be at least:
* a rising freshman, with;
* five seasons of competitive ball.

(A "season" does not include an equal playing time middle school team, a rec league, a county league, or a summer league. But, if an athlete doesn't have the minimum requirements, contact us. We sometimes make special exemptions for outstanding athletes....tell us about your daughter....send us video....and we may admit her!)



2019 Court Coaches:

Blair Trail
Head Coach, Roanoke College
Blair Trail has completed her 20th season as the head coach of the Roanoke volleyball program. Trail, a 1999 graduate of Roanoke College, was a standout with the Maroon volleyball program, establishing several school records during her playing days. The longest tenured coach in the history of the program is also the all-time wins leader, Trail has compiled an overall record of 352-238.  You can contact her at 540-378-5131, or email her at

Danny Miller

Head Coach, Averett University

Coach Miller has been the Head Coach at Averett University for 24 years. Miller has led the Cougars to a 605-289 record, going 303-60 in conference play and four NCAA Appearances. He also has won seven conference tournament titles and 13 regular season crowns. The Averett University website can be seen here. You can contact Coach Miler here: or you can call his office at 434-791-5737.

Eddie Matthews
Head Coach, Methodist University
Coach Matthews has over 25 years of college coaching experience. He has been the head volleyball coach at Methodist for 1
7 years, having taken over the team prior to the 2001 season. He has also been the head coach at Georgia Southern for 5 years, and an assistant coach at UNC for 5 years. You can contact him at or his office phone at (910) 630 7187.

Nicole Barringer
Head Coach, William Peace University
Coach Barringer served as an Assistant Volleyball Coach at Catawba College during their 2017 season. Before that she was a Volleyball Graduate Assistant at Averett University from 2015-2017. She was the starting etter at Averett for 4 years. While there, she was a four-time All-Conference volleyball player and was honored as the USA South Conference Woman of the Year in 2015. Her record after one year: 24-6. You can contact Coach Barringer at 919-508-2356 or at

Katey Holley
Assistant Coach, University of Va @ Wise
Katie is the assistant coach at UVaWise. She spent the past two years as the assistant coach at Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory NC. Her LRU web page is here. She was a 4-year member of the Averett University volleyball team in Danville, Va, and graduated in May 2016.  She is a 2012 graduate of Westover Christian in Danville, Va, where she was named Danville Player Of The Year in her senior year!! She played school ball for 6 years, club ball for 3 years. She has assisted with thirty-two STAR camps, has been a division director ten times, and enjoys helping athletes learn the game she loves.  You can contact Katie at

List of Camp Assistants:

Hannah Shields
Hannah has played 4 years as an OH at Averett University. Each year she has been named 1st team All-Confernece. In all four years, she's been one of the top three hitters in all of NCAA D3. She has been named USASouth Conference Player Of The Year as a soph, jr and senior! Hannah is a 2014 graduate of Dan River High School, near Danville, Va. She played 6 years of school vball and 5 years of club vball. She played on Coach Houser's team in 2012 that attended Jr Nationals in Columbus Ohio! She was named 1st team all state her senior year at Dan River. You can see an article about her college feats here! You can contact Hannah at !

Sydney Shelton
Sydney played 2 seasons on the Danville Community College Knights volleyball team. Before that she played at Gretna High School for 5 years, where she also was a star on the softball team. Sydney graduated from Marshall University in May with a degree in Public Relations with a concentration in Sports. She has worked 26 STAR camps the last 4 summers. You can contact Sydney at!

Kelsey Goodman
Kelsey is the assistant volleyball coach at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va. She is a 2019 graduate of Roanoke College, where she played on the volleyball team all 4 years. Kelsey graduated from Midlothian High in Richmond in 2016, where she played 6 years. She also played 7 years of club volleyball. You can find out more about Kelsey here. Kelsey has worked nearly 40 STAR camps the past 4 summers. Her sister Amy is also playing at Eastern Mennonite University. The sisters were regular participants in the Expectations Camps at Sweet Briar! You can contact Kelsey at

Bre Lockhart
Bre has finished three seasons on the Randolph Macon College's volleyball team, where the team's record is 75-21, conference champs all three years, and particiapted in the NCAA Tournament each season. She was named as a captain of the team this past fall as a junior! She is a 2016 graduate of Hidden Valley High where she played 6 years of school volleyball and 6 years of club volleyball. She finished her career 6th in VHSL history in career aces with 356. Bre has worked 17 STAR camps the past 4 summers. You can contact Bre at!

Harper Scollo
Harper has completed three years on the Averett University volleyball team. Her AU bio page is here! She is a 2016 graduate of Chatham High School where she played 5 years of school volleyball and 5 years of club volleyball. As a senior, she was first team all-conference libero and one of the team's captains. Later that year, she drove to Roanoke to play on NRV's top 18's team! Harper is majoring in Art Education at Averett. You can contact Harper at!!


We again are using the Sweet Briar College gym in 2019. It's an incredible facility!!


April 17, 2019

"My daughter had an offer to play on a 2 person team beach volleyball team in Cleveland, but she turned them down because she wanted to do College Expectations camp. She is really looking forward to seeing all of you in June!" 


If you have any questions about the camp, you may email the camp director,
Coach Houser, at or the camp host,
Vikki Sterne at



July 1, 2019
"She had a great time and said the girls were all really nice and fun to be around."

July 1, 2019
"Erin had a fabulous time! Thanks to all the coaches for imparting knowledge time and fun into all these athletes."
Dawn Saunders, mother of Erin, Westover Christian School, c/o '23



July 1, 2019
"Thank you for sending us the picture of our daughter's team!
Thank you for a great camp! She really enjoyed it!!!"

June 30, 2019
"Erin had a fabulous time! Thanks to all the coaches for imparting knowledge time and fun into all these athletes."
Dawn Saunders, mother of Erin, Westover Christian School, c/o '23

June 29, 2019
"Thank you so much I was so proud of her and all the girls.
I cried when she got the camper award So so proud"

June 29, 2019
"She is having fun and LOVES your camp and your coaching!!"

June 29, 2019
“That's a great pic of my girl! I heard from her last night and she was so happy to be there among such a great group of athletes and was especially proud of a couple of blocks she made!"

June 29, 2019
“Jahna loves this camp! They have so much fun learning skills and building friendships but most of all playing some great volleyball!”Private: Oh my gosh I love this! This was my favorite camp! Tell them to enjoy every minute!!"
Debra Waters, mother of Jahna, Chatham High c/o '20

June 29, 2019
“Oh my gosh, Expectations is this week?! I love this!
This was my favorite camp! Tell them to enjoy every minute!!"

Emily Thackston, Morehead High School, Eden North Carolina, c/o '16

June 28, 2019
“Our girls are having a blast! The seminar on mental toughness applies to everything in life - not just athletes!!"
Deena Salon, Woodrow Wilson High, Beckley, West Va, mother of Elysia c/o '22 and Maria c/o '20




Private Lessons In Roanoke
If anyone is interested in some one-on-one training.
Coach Houser and his staff offer
player training nearly every Sat & Sun night in Roanoke. 
Girls come from West Virginia, Pulaski, Martinsville, Hillsville, Lynchburg, etc.   The website is here.   It's a TON of fun!! 
If you or your friends have any questions, you can email Coach Houser anytime at


Pre-Season 6on6 VIP Scrimmaging
Please put the following on your calendar!
August 3 and 4, 2019 at North Cross School. Reservations begin April 1.
For athletes with at least 2 seasons of experience. More information here.



Camp Info:

Touch here to
see the Sweet Briar College website.
134 Chapel Rd, Sweet Briar, VA 24595
Phone: (434) 381-6100




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