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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Probable 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 7:30pm.
Sunday June 30: 10am to 12:30pm, 1:30 to 3:30pm.
Awards 3:30 to 4pm.


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.



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


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 played on the Roanoke College volleyball team for 4 seasons. She graduated in May with a degree in Math. Before college, Kelsey graduated from Midlothian High in Richmond in 2016, where she played volleyball for 6 years. She also played 7 years of club volleyball. You can find out more about Kelsey here. Kelsey has worked 23 STAR camps the past 3 summers. Her sister Amy is playing at Eastern Mennonite University. Both Kelsey and Amy 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!


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



College Expectations 2018
Very Back Row:
Coach Danny Miller, Coach Blair Trail, Coach Eddie Matthews.
Back Row: Coach Katey Holley, Coach Bre Lockhart, Elysia Salon, Jenna Hux, Macy Calhoun, Adrienna Salyer, Meghan Orr, Mollie Hays, Nicole Leal, Destiny Haley, Cassie Tanton, Kaycee Fansler, Savanna McMillion , Adrienne Cline, Bailey Calhoun, Emma Claytor, Kaylee Scarce, Marissa Graham, Sydney Litwiller, Coach Allison Williams, Coach Nicole Barringer.
Middle Row: Coach Tom Houser, Coach Hannah Shields, Hannah Dalton, Skylar Petty, Maria Salon, Lexi Priddy, Aubrey Lynch, Shanna Scott, Nadia Scott, Gracie Ducharme, Keslee Hylton, Jordan Fitchett, Anne Scott McKenney, Anna Dandridge, Hannah Goins, Jahna Waters, Cathryn Estes, Mia Leal, Coach Sam Edge
Front Row: Coach Kelsey Goodman, Hannah Spangler, Brooklyn Vaughn, Madelyn Gregory, Jordyn Wright, Chasity Tompkins, Adrienne Harris, Jenna Hamilton, Kennedy Cassell, Tomi Lauren McGinnis, Catherien Reinard, Emerson Scollo, Hailey Spangler, Cassidy Lawson
Not in the picture: Kinsley Stevens, Kealey Sterne.


July 1, 2018
Coach Houser, we traveled almost 1500 miles from Texas to your College Expectations Camp. We have not had good luck with camps. This camp was an incredible experience. Everything was highly organized, the instruction was sound, and the athletes had fun. The Sweet Briar College campus was the perfect setting for this camp: The Elston Inn is immaculate and the people are friendly. The campus is stunning. The Activities Center was first-class. Most importantly, the staff at the camp was top-notch. The college coaches, the player assistants, the folks preparing the meals - all were extremely professional and courteous. My daughter had a lot of anxiety about traveling this distance to a camp, but within an hour she felt right at home. We hope to attend College Expectations next year - we thought it was the best camp experience that we have ever had. Thank you for all that you did to make this a successful event and good luck to you this year.
Collin Hays Amarillo, Texas.


June 29, 2018
"Day 1 is over. My kid's a tired sweaty hungry beast����.
She's enjoying your camp!"

July 1, 2018
"Just wanted to say thank you again for a another wonderful experience for [my daughter].
This is her third year at College Expectations and each year you guys have surpassed the one before.
Great job by you and your staff. You are right. They are all great people and great coaches.
She will definitely be back for year #4!"

July 1, 2018
"Thanks again for all that you do. You are such a great influence and role model for not only the kids but for us parents as well.
Your enthusiasm is definitely contagious!"

July 2, 2018
"Great camp! My daughter said it was very beneficial and she had a wonderful time. The athletes you accepted into the camp were so talented!
The girl that got digger of the week was on my daugther's team and I’m so glad my daughter could watch and learn from her.
Also the exposure & instruction my daughter got on serve receive and digging was awesome!"

July 2, 2018
'Thank you so much for allowing [my daughter] to attend your camp this past weekend!
She had a great time and learned a lot! It was a great opportunity for her! Thanks again!!"

July 1, 2018
"[My daughter] said College Expectations was the best camp she has ever been to and the most fun....she want you to make it longer.
Lol lol. Thanks again for working with her. She actually has confidence in her ability to play again. Woot woot"

July 2, 2018
"[My daughter] had an incredible weekend!!
You guys are so impressive and the camp ran so well was noticeable right off in just the few hours my husband
and I came to watch the tournament !! Seriously you are AMAZING!!!
Your tTeam of coaches seemed so positive, upbeat and wow what the players walked away with!
Yes, my daughter is SORE, but man she had FUN!! Thank you for this weekend! She will definitely be returning next year!!"

July 8, 2018
"Thanks Coach Houser! Our daughters had a great time!
College Expectations was exactly what each of them needed!"



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!
July 28 and 29, 2018 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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