Roanoke Catholic School
Monday July 12 - Fri July 16, 2010
Roanoke, Virginia                  Directed by Tom Houser

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The 2010 STAR Camp!

Back Row:  Barrett Kemp, Sika Agblevor, Olivia Sass, Annie Deer, Anne Clair Levy, Eilise Guilfoyle,

Lauren Sigmon, Alyssa Bradley, Anna Sledd, Stacey Zysk.

Middle Row:  Shannon Conway, Erin Lee, Carrie Heldrith, Kaelie Altizer, Annice Link, Rachel Nester.

Anna Newman, Mairin Guilfoyle, Sami Hanes, Melissa O'Sullivan, Ava Perez, Hannah Emerson.

The 2010 Rising Star Camp!

Very Back Row: Lydia Hoeppner, Maeve Sedivy, Kenzie Watkins, Emily Schmidt, Mikhala Stafford, Christy Goldsmith, Isabel Danstrom, Olivia Frank.
Next To Back Row:  Coach Barry Kane, Morgan Starnes, Molly Cardenas,
McKay Coolbaugh, Carly York,Georgia Farthing, Taylor Braford, Ashley Deer, Sarah Dannhardt, Savannah Butcher, Heather Clark, Coach Holly Kane
4th Row:  Coach Devyn Bayes, Fallon Delp, Morgan Ratcliffe, Britany Linick, Sarah Poggendorf, Hannah Bryant, Missy Mortellaro, Ciara Mulcahy, Marilyn Bandy, Fiona Delzell, Coach Jewel Hoornick
3rd Row:  Coach Ava Perez, Faith Adams, Greyson Newberry, Emily Spickard, Ashley Stump, Cassie Ramsey, Abby Wolpert, Piper Roe, Katherine Danstrom, Coach Sami Hanes
2nd Row:  Coach Mairin Guilfoyle, Amy Kuhlmeier, Cady Hill, Courtney Altizer, Carrie Spencer, Jenna West, Emily Hall, Breanna Lockhart, Annalee Radar, Genna Porth, Hanna Altizer, Jordan Hayes, Coach Kimberly McDow
Front Row:  Coach Aidan Guilfoyle, Erin Newell, Haylee Childress, Claudia Desimone, Sophia Tailor, Taylor Lewis, Zoe Doubles, Emily Shaffer, Michelle Kembel, Courtney Conner, Emily Franklin, Coach Sam Thomas

If you see an incorrect name, or a misspelled name, please email me at  

Coach Sam's team:  The Red Hots!

Coach Devyn's team:  The Blue Bruisers!

Coach Kimberly's team:  The Black Knights!

My daughter thoroughly enjoyed your camp this past week at Roanoke Catholic. I have long been telling her that I thought "you" would be able to better fine turn her skills and I think she is starting to believe me...Yes!!   We wanted to see if you have any more slots available on for private lessons.

Thanks for a great camp! My daughter really enjoyed herself and learned a lot!

Congratulations to you and Coach Houser on a successful camp! We are thrilled that so many prospective and current Roanoke Catholic students enjoyed being on our campus.  Thanks for your continued support of our athletic programs and for entrusting your most precious gift, your children, to our school for their spiritual and academic growth.  Please share our sincere thanks to Coach Houser, too!!!!

Patrick Patterson, principal of Roanoke Catholic School

Thanks for a great week.  My daughter enjoyed the challenge of playing with the older, more experienced players. She learned a lot and got to improve on her skills and that is what camp is all about.  I appreciate your patience to coach and your love of the sport to inspire the girls.... it was fun to sit in on the sessions and watch all the girls in action.   Your enthusiasm and professionalism was a great aspect for my daughter to experience and I know she will benefit from all she was exposed to this week.  Yes, you may use my words... I will promote the camp and your efforts any way I can.
Kris Levy, mother of Anne Clair, Roanoke Catholic, c/o '14

Our daughter had a great time this week at Roanoke Catholic with you and all the other coaches.  My husband and I appreciate all of your enthusiasm and patience and time helping her become a better player. Thanks for everything. I am sure she will want to join in again next year!

Thank you so much for your help. She also told me that you pulled her aside and helped her when they were doing the spiking drills.  She absolutely loves your program!
Ioana Farthing, mother of Georgia, Hidden Valley c/o '16

My daughter is definitely enjoying camp at RCS!!!  She was so excited yesterday because she learned how to jump serve!  When she got home she practiced serving and passing the ball to me.  SHE LOVES IT!!!  Thank you for making it fun!!!She had a great time today!


"She couldn't have been any happier with the award if she had won the Nobel peace prize!!!!! This was her first vb camp ever!!!! You are truly an inspiration and she hasn't stopped obsessing about that little $1 award."


Captains Of The Day

Monday - Ava Perez- Sophomore at Roan Cath School
Tuesday - Mairin Guilfoyle - Sophomore at Roan Cath School
Wednesday - Melissa O'Sullivan - Junior at Greenbriar High
Thursday - Shannon Conway  - Sophomore at Hidden Valley High

Rising Stars:
Monday - Ashley Deer - 7th grader at Roan Cath School
Tuesday - Catherine Doubles - 9th grader at Roan Cath School
Wednesday - Jordan Grinde - 8th grader at Roan Cath School
Thursday - Alexandra Arnold - 8th grader at Roan Cath School

Monday - Sarah Poggendorf - 6th grader at Roan Cath School
- Britney Linick - 6th grader at Roan Cath School
- Savannah Butcher - 7th grade at Roan Cath School
- Heather Clark - 8th grader at Roan Cath School

2010 Camp Format:

The STAR Division
8am to noon Monday through Thursday.
This division will include varsity players. 
We may also admit some JV's. 

The Rising STAR Division
1pm to 4:30pm Monday through Thursday.
This division will include some jv girls, but will be almost all middle school girls, and definitely all rookies. 

This division will be split between girls who have beginning skills and girls who have intermediate skills, and they will work separately.   The intermediate group may be split as well.


$150 for the STAR division.
$140 for the Rising Star Division

Registration Info:

The 2010 camp registration form is here!
Parents can download it and make their down payment at any time.


The camp will probably be split into these 4 divisions.  Each camper will be assigned to one at the onset, but if the assignment is inappropriate, she will be moved to the division that matches her skills.
The p.m. Division
-- beginners, no experience
Rising Stars 1 -- low to average middle school
Rising Stars 2 -- high middle school to low JV
The a.m. Division
Stars -- high JV and up. 

Total Campers:

Maximum of 20 in the STAR division.
Maximum of 70 in the Rising STAR division, but girls will be split into at least 2 divisions.

Friday will be a "Fun Day"
This will be a day of mini-tournaments,
competition, fun and a noon to 1pm pizza party
hosted by RCS!!

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


Rookie Camp Director:

Barry Kane
Coach Kane has immense experience in volleyball.  He has been a high varsity coach, a camp director and has even been a STAR camp host in 2007 and 2009.   He has been the head coach at Timberlake Christian School near Lynchburg, Va coach for 14 years.   His teams were conference champs twice and were ranked in the top 8 in the Virginia Division III final poll every year.  His overall coaching record is 208-85 (71% wins) His two daughters, Jessie and Holly, currently play on the varsity team for Timberlake Christian School (who made it to the State Division III Final Four).  Coach Kane is now a 7th grade teacher in Appomattox County, Virginia. He has been married for 23 years to Cheryl.   He is a perfect fit for the director of this division!

List of Star and Rising Star Camp Assistants: 

Sam Thomas
Sam is the JV coach at Topsail High School and is a sophomore year of college at Cape Fear Community College where she played on the volleyball team and was a starting OH.  She started playing volleyball in the 8th grade, played 3 years of Juniors (one on my 15 Red team here) and 5 years of school ball.   She is a 2008 graduate of North Cross School where she was a starter on team that made the final 4 in the state tournament that year.  She assisted me with my 2007 Roanoke Juniors 15's team and has now been an assistant at eleven STAR camps! Sam is an assistant coach for the Cape Fear Volleyball Club 14's team.  Her email is:

Devyn Bayes
Devyn just graduated from Ferrum College, where she made the volleyhball team as a walk-on her freshman year!!  She graduated from George Washington High School in Danville, VA in 2007, where she played volleyball for six years.     Devyn gives private volleyball lessons in Roanoke on many Saturday & Sunday nights that her schedule allows!  She is also involved in our volleyball VIP training for 8 - 12 year olds.  Devyn has now assisted with thirteen STAR volleyball camps, including being the rookie camp director at Chugiak High in Anchorage Alaska in July of 2009.  She will begin work on her master degree at Seton Hall this fall! You go Devyn!  Her email is:   MySpace Page: 

Kimberly McDow
Kimberly is a rising senior at Hidden Valley High School in Roanoke. She has played school ball for 5 years and club ball for 4 years.  She received all district honors her sophomore year and Hidden Valley was AA State runner up that year as well.  In her junior year she received all district and all region honors. 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 spent a week in Miami in June of 2009.  She also plays softball for Hidden Valley.

Rising Star Camp Assistants: 

Tim McSherry

Tim has been playing organized league volleyball for 18 years.  He  serves on the board of directors for the Roanoke Valley Volleyball Association.   He was an assistant coach at Faith Christian School for 4 years and acted as head coach for 1 year.  He assisted at Roanoke Catholic School last year, and will possibly be coaching there again this coming fall. You can contact Tim at

Sami Hanes
 Sami is a sophomore at St Marys Area High School in St Marys Pennsylvania.  She won the Rising Star Camper of the Week award at the St Marys camp in 2008, and was named setter of the week at the camp in 2009.  She was an assistant with the Red Lion Christian Camp last summer.  She just finished playing for the Blue Tornados club in Western New York.  Sami will be helping with the p.m. session.  If you want to contact Sami, please do at

Holly Kane
Holly is the daughter of rookie camp director Barry Kane!  She is a rising junior at Timberlake Christian School near Lynchburg Va. She won the Coaches Award in Volleyball: 6th, 7th, and 9th grades, she was named Miss All Around Volleyball: 8th grade. She started on varsity as a freshman, and her team made it to the Final Four. She has played two years of travel volleyball for Heart Of Virginia Juniors. You can contact Holly at 

Jewel Hoornik & Caroline Brown
 Jewel will be a junior at Timberlake Christian School in Lynchburg.  Caroline will also be a junior at Lord Botetourt High.   Jewel just participated in the Timberlake STAR Camp was named Server of the Week for the 2nd consecutive year!  Caroline played a years of club ball for Coach Houser in 2008.  Her team won Hi Neighbor in Asheville North Carolina and the Capitol Hill Classic in Washington DC!   Jewel will be at the Roan Cath Tuesday and Wednesday only, Caroline Monday & Thursday only.  You can contact Jewel at, and you can contact Caroline at

Mairin and Aidan Guilfoyle

Mairin is a rising sophomore at Roanoke Catholic School while Aidan is a rising senior.  Mairin has played 2 years of varsity volleyball, 2 years of JV, and 3 years of club ball.  Aidan has played 3 years of varsity, 1 year of JV and 5 years of club ball.  Both girls participated with the Roanoke Juniors 17's at AAU Nationals in Orlando, and both will be helping with the p.m. session.  You can contact Mairin at  and you can contact Aidan at

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Roanoke Catholic School
621 N. Jefferson St.
Roanoke, VA 24016 (540) 982-3532
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