High Expectations Camp
June 30 - July 2, 2014
Hosted by Sweet Briar College, near Lynchburg Virginia           Directed by Tom Houser

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High Expectations Camp 2014
Back Row:  Coach Allison Sparks, Coach Sarah Sparks, Coach Blair Trail, Coach Danny Miller, Erika Carter, Keely Doyle, Elizabeth Giles, Hillary Hettinger, Catherine Reinard, Whitney Bolton, Abby Settje, Coach Tom Houser, Coach Mairin Guilfoule, Coach Aidan Guilfoyle.
Next To Back Row:  Coach Devyn Bayes, Kennedy Clemmer, Kallie Moore, Brooke Bunting, Sarah Beisser, Jensen Schram, Paige Johnston, Shared Gentry, Layla Abbassi, Summer Snider, Grace Schepens, Chloe Ingersol, Danielle DeVere, Rachel Marshall, Sara Brooks, Meg Coolbaugh, Coach Sara Porter, Coach Maribeth Kern, Coach Jessica Flanagan
Kneeling: Elena Boitnott, Erin Harrison, Sydney Davis, Rachel Scott, Sarah Taylor, Jasmine Beach, Savannah Snider, Abbey Goodwin, Beatrice Goodwyn, Abby Hall, Astrid Kerschbamer, Macy Pendleton, Madison Allen, Amy Goodman, McKinley Moore, Coach Katey Holley
Front Row:  Savannah Pugh, Ashlyn St Clair, Hallie Catron, Maddy Lawrence, Savannah Turner,  Lauren Clark, Lauren Morgan, Emily Thackston, Lindsey Hite, Veronica Anderson, Savannah Thompson, Gabby Coradazzi, Mackenzie Marten


The Tournament Teams!

The Tournament Champs:    The NoName Ninjas!
Summer Snider, Erin Harrison, , Ashlyn St Clair, Gabby Corradazzi, Catherine Reinard, Coach Aidan Guilfoyle, Jasmine Beach,
Danielle DeVere, Savannah Thompson, Coach Tom Houser

Here are the athletes who finished 2nd in the tournament:  Team Bublicious!
Coach Maribeth Kern, Amy Goodman, Emily Thackston, Sara Brooks, Veronica Anderson, Astrid Kerschbamer, Macy Pendleton, Coach Jessica Flanagan
Kennedy Clemmer, Sarah Taylor, Layla Abbassi.

Here is the team that finished 5-0 & undefeated in pool play!    The Tie-Dye TIgers!
Coach Sara Porter, Maddy Lawrence, Erika Carter, Sarah Beisser, Abby Hall and Coach Sarah Sparks.
Kallie Moore, Madison Allen, Sydney Davis, Hallie Catron.

Here is the team that finished 4-1, 2nd in pool play:  The Tie-Dye Turkeys
Coach Blair Trail, Savannah Snider, Savannah Turner, Beatrice Goodwyn, Meg Coolbaugh, Elena Boitnott, Coach Katey Holley.
Grace Schepens, Shared Gentry, Rachel Scott

This is the Green Goblins!  They finished 3rd in pool play and had an overall record of 3-3! 
Brooke Bunting, Keely Doyle, Elizabeth Giles, Lauren Morgan, Whitney Bolton, Coach Mairin Guilfoyle
Hillary Hettinger, Rachel Marshall, Chloe Ingersoll, Coach Devyn Bayes.

The Pink Panthers!  Head Coach Danny Miller.
Lindsey Hite, Jensen Schram, Paige Johnston, Savannah Pugh, Coach Allison Sparks, Sarah Taylor, Mackenzie Marten, McKinley Moore, Abbey Goodwin, Abby Settje.


July 2, 2014
"Thank for a great three days at camp looking forward to the next one!!"

July 4, 2014
"My daughter had a great experience and learned so much!! "

July 5, 2014
"My daughter had an awesome time at the High Expectations Camp.
She brought home a lot of things to take on the court. Looking forward to College Expectations next summer...already!"

July 5, 2014
"Thank you so much for an awesome camp as usual.   We are looking forward to spending some more time with you and at a College Expectations Camp soon. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication. We appreciate it!" 

Captains Of The Day:

Monday:  Lauren Morgan, Liberty High School, Bedford, Va.
Tuesday: Emily Thackston, Morehead High, Eden, NC.
Wednesday: Lindsey Hite, Dan River High, Danville, Va.

2014 Camp Format:

June 30 - July 2 Schedule:
Monday June 30: Check in for camp begins at 9:30am.

Monday June 30 & Tuesday July 1: The sessions are 10am to 12:30pm, 1:30pm to 4pm & 5pm to 7:30pm.

Wednesday July 2: 10am to 12:30.
Tournament and awards: 1:30 to 4pm

Parents are invited and encouraged to attend the tournament.

To see the July 5 - 7 Schedule, please visit here:

Cost: $275

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 2014 registration form is here!

T-Shirts!  This year all campers will get T-shirts! 

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 each day.

End Of Camp Awards
The awards were awesome!  You can see them here!

Overnight campers:
A camper can pay an additional fee to stay at the Elston Inn on the campus of Sweet Briar College.


We will be using the Sweet Briar College gym in 2014. It's an incredible facility!!

More info about SBC can be found at the bottom of this page.


If you have any questions about the camp, you may email the camp director, Coach Houser,
at coachhouser@yahoo.com or the camp host,
Barry Kane at barrykane1@aol.com


Pictures from the 2010 - 2013 camps are on our camp Facebook page! Please visit us here.


What was the difference between
High Expectations and College Expectations.

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

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

(a "season" does not include equal playing time middle school ball, a rec league, a county league, or a summer league.
If your daughter doesn't have the minimum requirements, don't give up yet. We sometimes make special exemptions for outstanding athletes....tell us about your daughter and we may admit her!)

2014 Court Coaches:

Blair Trail
Head Coach, Roanoke College
Blair Trail is in her 15th 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 251-173.  You can contact her at 540-378-5131, or email her at btrail@roanoke.edu

Jessica Flanagan
Head Coach, Ferrum College
Jessica Flanagan joined Ferrum athletics staff as Head Volleyball Coach in May of 2012 after serving as the JV coach at Floyd County High School and she was assistant coach for the varsity program. Flanagan was also head coach of the Floyd 18s, a club volleyball program in Floyd County one season. Flanagan was a four-year player for Ferrum's volleyball program, and played softball two years. She earned four straight All-Conference volleyball honors from the USA South Athletic Conference from 2006-09. Flanagan received the 2010 Ferrum College President's Cup. The award is presented annually to the graduating student-athlete who best exhibits excellence in academics, campus and community leadership, and character. You can contact her at jlflanagan@ferrum.edu.

Danny Miller
Head Coach, Averett University
Coach Miller has been the head coach at Averett University for 18 years. Miller has led the Cougars to a 450-224 record, going 220-48 in conference play and four NCAA Tournament appearances. He also has won seven conference tournament titles and nine regular season crowns. The Averett University volleyball website can be seen here. You can contact Coach Miller here: danny.miller@averett.edu or you can call his office at 434-791-5737

Devyn Bayes
Assistant Coach, University of Arkansas - Monticello

Devyn just finished her second season as an assistant coach at the University of Arkansas - Monticello. Before that, she was the American University women's club volleyball team, where she graduated last summer with a master's degree in Global Affairs. She
has completed her 2nd masters in P.E. And Coaching. She graduated from Ferrum College in 2010, where she made the volleyball team as a walk-on her freshman year!! Devyn has assisted with thirty-eight STAR volleyball camps, but says she has a new tricks up her sleeve! :)  Her email is DBayes@ehc.edu

Sara Porter
Assistant Coach, Averett University

Sara has served as an assistant volleyball coach at Averett for
three seasons. native of Toledo, Ohio, Porter played four seasons at Defiance College from 2007-2010. An outside hitter, Porter played in 429 sets over 118 matches and averaged 2.23 kills and 3.17 digs per set. She earned Heartland Collegiate Athletic All-Conference Honorable Mention honors in 2009 and was named to the conference all-tournament team the same season. She graduated in 2011 with a degree in Wellness and Corporate Fitness. Porter is currently working on her MBA at Averett. Her office phone is: 434-791-5737, and her email is sporter@averett.edu

List Of Camp Assistants: 

Maribeth Kern
Maribeth is a sophomore at King College in Bristol Tenn where she just played on the vball team.  Her bio can be seen here.  She is a 2012 graduate of James River High in Botetourt County, Va, where she has had a great volleyball career, making 1st team all-district 3 consecutive years.  Her junior year was unforgettable:  District player of the year, 1st team all-state, and her team was the A state championship. She also played 5 years of club ball. A You can contact Maribeth at mjkern1@gmail.com

Katey Holley
Katey is a sophomore at Averett University in Danville, Va, where she's played 2 years on the volleyball team. This past fall she was the starting libero. She is a 2012 graduate of Westover Christian. She played school ball for 6 years, club ball for 3 years. During her senior year at WCA, the team won their first ever VACA state championship and she was named tournament MVP. That same year, she was named Metro Danville Player Of The Year. The article is here. She has assisted with eightSTAR camps, has directed divisions at 4, and has also coached 4 years of youth volleyball in Danville. You can contact Katey at kmholley@aumail.averett.edu

Aidan Guilfoyle
Aidan just finished her junior year at Lafayette University in Eaton Pennsylvania, where she plays on the vball team! You can see her bio here. While in high school at Roanoke Catholic School, she played 5 years of varsity, 1 year of JV and 7 years of club ball. She was named first team all-state 3 years, and state player of the year as a senior. She was a member of Coach Houser's 2008 15's junior team that was ranked #1 in the Old Dominion Region, and his 2009 Region Champion team that qualified for Nationals Miami in June of 2009. You can contact Aidan at guilfoya@lafayette.edu

Mairin Guilfoyle
Mairin just completed her freshman year at the University of Dallas.  You can see her web page here!   She is a 2013 graduate of Roanoke Catholic School. She has played 5 years of varsity volleyball, 2 years of JV, and 5 years of club. She was the team captain of her school team the past 2 years, and they won the state championship in their division both years.  You can contact Mairin at MGuilfoyle@udallas.edu.

Sarah Sparks
Sarah just finished her senior year at Averett University.  She had an all-conference freshman and senior seasons as a starting middle hitter. She has worked 9 previous STAR camps. Sarah played for Rockingham County HS. She also played for three years under Danny Miller for the Caswell (North Carolina) Volleyball Club. Sarah can be contacted at ssparks01578@aol.com

Allison Sparks
Allison also just finished her senior year at Averett University .....yes she and Sarah are twin sisters. Allison had a great career at AU where she was named Conference Player Of The Year as a senior. She also was named a D3 All-American. She played for Rockingham County HS. She also played for three years under Coach Miller for Caswell Volleyball Club. You can contact her at amsparks@aumail.averett.edu.


"I will save your email in my file. Just what I needed to hear. Thank you. You need to do teacher motivational speaking. You are awesome. What you say is what administrators need to say. Thanks, again. You need to write a motivational book!!!"
Jim Barber, head volleyball coach, Westover Christian School. 

"The High Expectations Camp was the best camp that I have been involved with - the end of camp tournament was a true 'tournament' feel with excellent play - the girls showed vast improvement. I hope to see the same again."
Barry Kane, host of 2011, 2012 and 2013 High and Maximum Expectations Camps. 


Camp Info:

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134 Chapel Rd, Sweet Briar, VA 24595
Phone: (434) 381-6100

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