Eastern Montgomery High School
Wednesday Aug 7 - Friday Aug 9, 2019
Elliston, Va               
Director: Tom Houser

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The 2019 Eastern Montgomery High Volleyball Camp!
Very Back Row: Coach Sydney Shelton, Coach Jenna King, Coach Bre Lockhart, Coach Cameron Blankenship, Coach Ashlea Havens
Back Row: Brookelyn Kingery, Emily Graves, Mack Hubbard, Maddie Boone, Logan Boone, Allison Bower, Caiden Roupe, Ashton Lafon, Hailey Akers, Maggie Howard, Olivia Boone.
Middle Row: Coach Tom Houser, Bailey Martin, Madilyn Miller, Abi Felty, Laken Smith, Yesinia Marcado, AnnRae Sisson, Lily Underwood, Anna Ryan.
Front Row: Morgan Bahnken, Ellie Underwood, Maddie Smith, Idara Rakes, Peyton Vishneski, Abigail Raines, Heydi Reyes-Chacha, Skyann Holloway.
Not pictured: Hannah Blankenship, Gracie Mendalkis.


Here are the Varsity/JV Tournament Teams!

Coach Cameron Blankenship's team was the Gray Grrrrrrr's
AnnRae Sisson, Maddie Smith, Anna Ryan, Coach Blankenship, Morgan Bahnken, Mack Hubbard, Allison Bower, Laken Smith

Coach Sydney Shelton's team was the Black Bears
Coach Shelton, Lily Underwood, Abi Felty, Idara Rakes, Abagail Raines, Heydi Reyes-Chacha, Maddie Boone.

Coach Tom Houser's team was the Blue Clippers
Elli Underwood, Hannah Blankenship, Caiden Roupe, Coach Houser, Skyann Halloway, Yesinia Marcado, Logan Boone, Peyton Vishneski


Here are the Middle School Tournament Teams!

The Killer Whales are coached by Jenna King
Team members are Olivia Boone, Coach Jenna, Brookelyn Kingery, Gracie Mendalkis, Ashton Lafon

The Black Thunder were coached by Ashlea Havens
The team members are Hailey Akers, Emily Graves, Bailey Martin, Maggie Howard and Coach Havens.


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

Caiden Roupe, Logan Boone, Abagail Raines, Skyann Halloway, Gracie Mendalkis.

Emily Graves, Elli Underwood, Lily Underwood, Morgan Bahnken, Olivia Boone.


Action Shots from the JV/Varsity Tournament!


Elbow Tag!! The "One The Floor" Version!



2019 Camp Info:

Captains Of The Day:

Wednesday: Maddie Smith
Thursday: Payton Vishneski
Friday: Elle Underwood

Middle School:
Wednesday: Hailey Akes
Thursday: Ashton Lofton
Friday: Brookelyn Kingery


1:30pm to 7:30pm Wednesday - Friday
with a 30 minute meal break each day

A tournament on Friday approx 4:30pm - 6:30pm.

There will be two divisions:
High school (var & JV) and middle school.

Each EMHS and SMS athlete will be able to attend this camp for only $100!! You go Coach Rusgrove!!

Registration Info:
The 2019 camp registration form is here!


If you have any questions about the camp, you may email the owner of STAR Volleyball Services, Coach Tom Houser at
coachhouser@yahoo.com, or you may email the camp host, Maggie Rusgrove, at

This camp will again offer the girls
high quality instruction and will give
more personal attention to the participants.

Camp Director:

Coach Tom Houser

Coach Houser is the owner of STAR Volleyball Camps. He is the author of the "I Can't Wait" to coach books, and Drill Collection. He has coached 18 varsity teams, 10 JV teams, 26 club teams and directed 87 camps in 9 states in the past 7 years. You can see more about Coach Houser here.  You can contact Coach Houser at coachhouser@yahoo.com

JV Division Director:

Bre Lockhart
Bre has finished three seasons on the Randolph Macon College's volleyball team, where the team's record is 74-21, twice conference champs, and particiapted in the NCAA Tournament both seasons. 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. You can contact Bre at BreLockhart@aol.com

Assistant Coaches!

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 swshelton97@gmail.com!

Ashlea Havens
Ashlea has completed one season at Patrick Henry Communityh College on their volleyball team. She is a 2018 graduate of Patrick County High where she played DS & Libero. She played 5 years of high school volleyball as well as 5 seasons of travel. She also played softball for 8 years. including travel & school. She has been working volleyball camps for elementary age kids at her PCHS since 2015. In the spring of 2018 she coached Southside 12s! You can contact Ashlea at AshleaHavens@gmail.com!

Cameron Blankenship
Cameron is 2019 graduate of Bassett High and will be playing at Guilford College in the fall. She has played 5 years of school vball & 7 seasons of club vball. She holds her school record of 19 stuff blocks in a match! She is most proud of receiving the Player's Choice Award "Does/Says the Right Thing" on Coach Houser's 15 National team in 2016. You can contact Cameron at cameronlblankenship@gmail.com.

Jenna King
Jenna is a 2019 graduate of Patrick County High. She played 7 years of club volleyball and 5 years of school volleyball as an OH and a lbiero. She was named first team all-district and received "The Best Defense Player" as a junior and a senior. She also played played 5 years of softbal and 3 years of basketball. This is Jenna's first year as a STAR Camp assistant, but has helped with the rookie camps at her school her entire high school career. She plans to attend Radford University in the fall. You can contact Jenna at JennaKing553@gmail.com!

The final minutes of camp: The seniors saying a few words. It started out easy....but it got emotional!
CONGRATS to the c/o '20 and we hope that they have an incredible senior year!

Eastern Montgomery High School
4695 Crosier Road, Elliston, VA 24087
Office: (540) 268 3010

Touch here to see the EMHS website.
Here is the school's athletic website.

According to NCAA rules, graduates ARE eligible to participate in a summer high school camps.  This will not get them in any trouble and it will not jeopardize their college volleyball eligibility. 



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, Floyd, Wytheville, 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


Pre-Season 6on6 Volleyball Scrimmaging
Please put the following on your calendar!
August 3 2019 in Danville and Aug 4 2019 at North Cross School.
Reservations are open now!
For athletes with at least 2 seasons of experience.
More information here.


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