College Expectations Volleyball Camp
Friday June 26 - Sunday June 28, 2020
Hosted at Sweet Briar College, near Lynchburg Virginia           Directed by Tom Houser

This camp has been canceled for 2020
Dates for 2021 are June 25-27!!

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Probable 2020 Camp Format:

Friday June 26: 10am to 12:30pm, 1:30 to 4pm, 5 to 7:30pm.
Saturday June 27: 10am to 12:30pm, 1:30 to 4pm, 5 to 7pm.
Sunday June 28: 9:30am to 12:30pm, 1:30 to 3:30pm.
Awards 4 to 4:30pm.


Cost: Still only $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 2020 application is here!
We will start accepting athletes into 2020 College Expecations on September 1.

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

T-Shirts!  Yes!  Again for 2020!
The colors will again be chosen by a previous camper!  

Meals And Water Bottles! 
* Lunch & dinner will be provided each day at the camp.
* Breakfast for 2020! It's optional to save you money!
* Athletes will need to bring water bottles from home.

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.

Breakfast Option!

A hot cooked breakfast on Saturday & Sunday is available for only $20.

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.


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.



Pictures from the 2010 - 2019 camps are on our camp Facebook page! Please visit us here.



Captains Of The Day:

Friday June 26:
Saturday June 27:
Sunday June 28:


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!"















2020 Court Coaches

Kara Matthews
Head Coach, Randolph College
Kara is the head coach at Randoph College and the all-time winningest coach in the college's history! She started as the assistant coach in 2012, then took over as the head coach in 2014. Before coming to Randolph, she played 4 years at Lynchburg College, and was a member of the LC's beach team as well! She graduated for Douglass Freeman High School in Richmond in 2008.  She played for Richmond Volleyball Club for 5 years as a DS/OH, and has coached for the Heart Of Virginia club in Lynchburg for the past 5 years. You can find our more about Coach Matthews here. You can contact Coach Matthews at

Ruthanne Duffy
Head Coach, Ferrum College
Coach Duffy became the head coach at Ferrum before the 2015 season.Duffy played volleyball four years at the University of Virginia at Wise, starting as an outside hitter. She helped lead the Cavaliers to the 2007 NAIA Region XII title and a berth in the NAIA National Tournament. A starting outside hitter for UVA Wise, Duffy earned second-team All-Tournament at the 2008 Converse Tournament. Duffy's coaching experience includes working as an Assistant Volleyball Coach at Appalachia High School in the fall of 2012, where she helped lead the Bulldogs to their first-ever VHSL Regional appearance. She also served a year as a Student Assistant Coach at UVA Wise. You can find out more about Coach Duffy here. You can email Coach Duffy at

Katey Holley
Assistant Coach, University of Va @ Wise
Katey is the assistant coach at UVaWise. She spent the past two years as the assistant coach at Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory NC.You can find out more about Coach Holley 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

Kelsey Goodman
Assistant Coach, Randolph Col

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

Macon Frey
Assistant Coach, Bridgewater College

Macon just finished her 2nd season as the assistant volleyball coach at Bridgewater College near Harrisonbrug, Va. She is a 2018 graduate of Bridgewater, where she was a three-year starter at libero, an All-ODAC selection as a junior and senior, and the all-time leader in digs with 1534. She also graduated with 78 service aces and set a Bridgewater record for most digs in a match in 2016 with 45. Macon is a 2014 graduate of Great Bridge High School. You can find out more about Macon here and you can contact Macon at

List of Camp Assistants:

Maribeth Kern
Maribeth played 4 years of college volleyball. Her first two years were at King University in Bristol Tenn.  Her other two years were at Liberty University in Virginia. Her Liberty bio can be seen here.  After college, he spent two years in California competing in beach doubles. She is a 2012 graduate of James River High in Botetourt County, Va where she made 1st team all-district 3 consecutive years. Her junior year was unforgettable: District player of the year, 1st team all-state, and her team won the Virginia single-A state championship. She also played 5 years of club ball. You can contact Maribeth at !

Bre Lockhart
Bre is a senior at Randolph-Macon, and just completed her 4th season as a member of the volleyball team. She was a captain the past 2 seasons. She is a 2016 graduate of Hidden Valley High School. She played 5 years of school vball and 5 years of club vball. She was a primary hitter and server on the Hidden Valley team that won the AA Virginia State Championship in the fall of 2013. The Roanoke STAR Newspaper did an article on her in Oct 2015 here. Bre starting working STAR camps after her 9th grade, and has now been a part of 28 of them! She also works camps for RM and gives private lessons. You can contact Bre 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. She just graduated from Marshall University in West Va in December 2019 in Public Relations with a concentration in Sports. She will staying there to work on her masters degree. She has worked 45 STAR camps the last 6 summers and gives private lessons! You can contact Sydney at!

Harper Scollo
Harper has completed four years on the Averett University volleyball team where she was a captain as a senior.
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! She is presently coaching the Piedmont South 18s team in Danville, Va. Harper will be graduating in May from Averett with a degree in Art Education. You can contact Harper at!

Elizabeth Giles
Elizabeth just finished her second season on the volleyball team at Sewanee University in Tennessee where she has earned significant playing time! She is a 2018 graduate of North Cross School in Roanoke, Va. During both her junior and senior year, she was named 1st team All-Conference, 1st All-Tournament and her team advanced to the state final 4. As a senior, she was 1st team All-State. She has played 6 years of school volleyball and 5 years of club volleyball in Roanoke. You can reach Elizabeth at!


We again are using the Sweet Briar College gym in 2020. It's an incredible facility!!


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!)



November 6, 2019
"I really hope i can attend, it’s my favorite volleyball camp and by far the best one i’ve been to!! :) "
Aubrey Lynch, Fredericksburg, c/o '20


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

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




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



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.


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