2021 College Expectations
Volleyball Camp

Friday June 25 - Sunday June 27, 2021
Hosted at Sweet Briar College, near Lynchburg Virginia           Directed by Tom Houser

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2021 College Expectations Awards!

College Expectations 2021
Back Row:
Coach Katey Holley, Coach Kelsey Goodman, Coach Hannah Shields, Madison Hare, Ann Hayden Hall, Cara Hamil, Natalie McMahon, Sarai Deihl, McKenzie Boyer, Katherine Lotts, Becca Huddleston, Avery Bowles, Elisabeth Tershak, Ellie Kate Beaumont, Claire Thielecke, Kaitlyn Eane, Coach Cameron Blankenship, Coach Elizabeth Giles, Coach Bre Lockhart.
Middle Row: Ava Luckey, Erin Saunders, Faren Wilson, Hannah Hylton, Sydney Loder, Cara
Butler, Madison Ketterer, Aubrey Brown, Mia Esworthy, Cecelia Smith, Ella Walker, Madeline Lavergne, Grayce Edwards, Mary Hoye, Sophie Kock, Amelia Koch, Weining Ding, Stella Hale, Sofia Beard, Reece Redford, Abby Crosser, Kai Bowen, Emma Kelley
Front Row: Lainie Hopkins, Olivia Reichardt, Summer T
rew, Mary Freeman, Cristi Persinger, Alex Sharff, Mara Woolford, Adrianna Eanes, Trinity Fields, Savannah Meade, Marella Hudson, Skylar Askew, Emily Austin, Emma Howell, Landon Spotts, Mackenzie Walker, Lily Richardson, Bella Black



Captains Of The Day:

Friday June 25: Skylar Askew, Patrick Henry High, Roanoke, Va
Saturday June 26: Savannah Meade, William Monroe High, near Charlottesville, Va
Sunday June 27: Stella Hale, Spotswood High, near Harrisonburg, Va:



2021 Camp Format:

Friday June 25: 10am to 12:30pm, 1:30 to 4pm, 5 to 7:30pm.
Saturday June 26: 10am to 12:30pm, 1:30 to 4pm, 5 to 7pm.
Sunday June 27: 10am to noon, 1pm to 3:30pm,
Awards 3:30 to 4pm


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 2021 application is here!
We are accepting athletes into 2021 College Expecations NOW!!

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.



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!"






2021 Court Coaches

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 RDuffy@Ferrum..edu

Katey Holley
Head Coach, Regents University
Katie is the head coach at Regents University. She spent fall 2019 as the assistant at UVA-Wise, and the two years before that 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 ktotherow@regent.edu

Kelsey Goodman
Assistant Coach, Randolph College

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 kgoodman@randolphcollege.edu.


List of Camp Assistants:

Hannah Shields Contrares
Hannah played 4 years as an OH at Averett University. Each year she was named 1st team All-Conference. In all four years, she was one of the top three hitters in all of NCAA D3. She was 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 contact Hannah at hannah_shields3@yahoo.com!

Bre Lockhart
Bre is graduate of Randolph-Macon, and played 4 years on the volleyball team. She was a captain the past 2 seasons. She is a 2016 graduate of Hidden Valley High School in Roanoke, Va. She played 5 years of school vball and 5 years of club vball. She was a starter 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 33 of them! She also works camps for RM and gives private lessons. You can contact Bre at BreLockhart@aol.com!

Elizabeth Giles
Elizabeth is a junior and captain of the volleyball team at Sewanee University in Tennessee. 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 BugGiles16@yahoo.com!

Cameron Blankenship
Cameron is a sophomore at Guilford College where she is on the volleyball team. Cameron is a 2019 graduate of Bassett High where she played 6 years of school volleyball. She also played 8 seasons of of club vball. She was a member of Coach Houser's 15 National team in 2016. She was 1st all-district all 4 years in high school, and was named District Player Of The Year as a senior. Cameron has worked 5 STAR camps the past two summers and has given a multitude of private lessons in Martinsville & Danville! You can contact Cameron at cameronlblankenship@gmail.com!!


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 coachhouser@yahoo.com


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!)



June 25, 2021
“Thanks for everything you do. You and your coaches have made a huge positive impact on Erin and all the ladies you work with. You guys are a blessing to us.”
Dawn Saunders, mother of Erin, Westover Chrisian Academy, c/o '23



The Steal The Bacon Tournament!!
1st Place!! 2nd Place!!


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 coachhouser@yahoo.com


2021 Pre-Season 6on6 VIP Scrimmaging
Please put the following on your calendar!
September 30 at Gretna High & August 1 at North Cross School in Roanoke.
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

July 16, 2021
"Your camp really inspired my daughter!! She has been really excited about vball recently!"


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