Virginia Episcopal School
High Expectations Camp

Tuesday July 5 - Thursday July 7, 2011
Lynchburg, Virginia           Directed by Tom Houser

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Very Back Row:  Coach Johnathan Willis, Greysen Newberry, Piper Roe, Leah Clayton, Coach Beth Huus, Coach Kim Amerell, Coach Jordan Hawkins, Coach Ashley Edwards, Coach Devyn Bayes.
Next To Last Row:  Coach Enid Badillo, Coach Steve Benson, Emily Steffan, Morgan Starnes, Alayna Foutz, Emma Martin, Taylor Massie, Annie Carter, Lizzie Shumaker, Ashlyn Whitt.
Kneeling:  Sallie Robertson, Breanna Lockhart, Michelle Kembel, Emily Drewry, Cassady Martin, Erica Tomlin, Blair Bolton, Caroline Hunt, Olivia Plant, Elizabeth Kennedy, Faith Adams, Katlyn Layman.
Front Row: Makenzie Jones, Holly Kane, Laura Williamson, Jenna Pierce, Christina Dietz, Cailin Smedley, Katlin Liggon, Addison Goodman

We were on TV!  Watch the video here

August 10, 2011
I just want you to know, my daughter thought the High Expectations camp was the best camp she attended all summer
(and she attended 4 camps!) Thanks for a great camp and we will definitely be back next year!

July 8, 2011
My daughter had a blast at camp and learned a lot! THANK YOU!

Sept 2, 2011
Nothing is going to keep our daughter away from the most awesome camp ever!

July 7, 2011
Great camp! Thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The parents and players could not say enough good things about the coaches and staff. The girls walked away with a wealth of knowledge that they will use this fall.

July 7, 2011
I want to once again thank you for this week's High Expectation Camp. My daughter has not stopped talking about it and we will definitely plan next year's trip to Virginia around the Max Expectation Camp.She had a blast at camp and learned a lot! THANK YOU!

July 12, 2011
Thank you again for putting on such a great VB Camp!!!!  My daughter had a great time and learned alot ! She will send you a e-mail soon but I just wanted to comment on how nice it was for you to come into the stands and speak to the parents...that impressed me and it shows you care.  Also the college info was SO helpful for the girls. My daughter says she will get a folder to keep all her notes in and can add to it when she gathers more info. You put together some awesome coaches and my daughter liked her Coach Badillo from Peace College very much.

The Tournament Teams!

Coach Jordan's and Coach Enid Badillo's team:  The Chameleons! 
Great job!  2nd place in the tournament!!

Coach Kim's and Coach Beth Huus's team:  The Pink Panthers! 
The really like to share their icing!  :) 

Coach Ashley's and Coach Jonathan Willis's team:  Fire & Ice!
The Tournament Champ with a 5-1 record!!

Coach Devyn's and Coach Steve Benson's team:  The Black Jacks!
The only team to take a game from Fire & Ice!


July 6, 2011
My daughter couldn't stop talking about camp last night.
She said that everyone is very nice and she is having a great time.

July 6, 2011
This year's High Expectations is awesome!  You brought a great staff this year!  All of the coaches really want the campers to improve to their potential.  

July 12, 2011
High Expectations was an incredible experience for my daughter. She had an opportunity to learn so much from numerous college coaches. I was particularly impressed with the classroom education provided about college volleyball opportunities. My husband had a great conversation with her following camp pertaining to exercise. He later commented to me that she had been introduced to topics in your camp that he had studied in college!!  You are blessed with a unique talent of blending volleyball skills, education, and FUN to create the perfect cocktail! She is all ready looking forward to attending HE (and possibly ME) next year.

July 14, 2011
Hey coach, I did not get to say thank you so so much for the great great camp. It meant a lot to me! It has motivated me to be the best I can be! The camp was the first volleyball camp I have attended and it was great!  Thanks again so much!


Captains Of The Day:

Tuesday - Katlin Liggon (Dan River High)
Wednesday -  Addison Goodman (Timberlake Christian)
Thursday -  Christina Dietz (Virginia Episcopal)


2011 Camp Format:

Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 am to 12:30pm.   1:30pm to 4pm.  5:30pm to 8pm.

Thursday, 10:00am to 12:30pm. 
Tournament:  1:30pm to 4pm.

 Meals were provided – FREE!!

Cost:  $250

Maximum Campers:  32 for 4 courts.

Registration Info:  
More info and the registration was here

End Of Camp Awards
Expectations campers got better than Dollar Store gifts.  You can see it here!

NEW for 2011 – Overnight camper – A camper could pay an additional $25 per day to stay overnight at the Kirkley Hotel.  Coach Kane will ensure chaperones and transportation to and from the hotel. A hot breakfast was provided at the motel each morning.

Since the camp lasted until 7:30 on Tuesday and Wednesday, the overnight camp deal is available only for these 2 nights.


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


What was the difference between
High Expectations and Maximum Expectations.

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

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

(a "season" did not include equal playing time middle school ball, a rec league, or a summer league.)


There were different awards at the end of camp
for 2011!   They were awesome!!


The VES gym was an incredible facility!!

Air conditioned!  Curtains between courts! 
More info about VES can be found at the bottom of this page.


Pictures from the 2010 and 2011 camps are on Facebook
  They are here!


College Court Coaches:

Beth Huus
Head Coach, Sweet Briar College
Coach Beth Huus just completed her fifth season at the helm of Sweet Briar Volleyball.  Prior to taking over the program, she coached at Heidelberg College and Earlham College.   As a collegiate player at Gettysburg College, coach Huus received first-team All-Centennial Conference honors and twice reached the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III tournament.   You can reach Coach Huus at or at her office at 434.381.6441. 

Enid Badillo
Assistant Coach, Peace College
Enid Badillo joined the Peace College volleyball coaching staff last fall after a five-year stint developing the Raleigh Charter High School varsity volleyball program. She led the team to the final-four among North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1A teams two of the last three years, losing to the eventual state champ both times.  She is now with NC Elite Vball club after coaching six years Capital City Volleyball Club (CCVC), here in Raleigh.   Badillo began her playing career and love of the game in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.  She continued to compete through her first year of college.   Coach Badillo has a daughter Maya.  You can reach her at or at

Johnathan Willis
Head Coach, Randolph College
Coach  Willis has completed 4 seasons at Randolph College.  The team accumulating three times as many wins in 2010 than he did in 2009.  At Liberty University, his alma mater, Willis served as both a volunteer assistant for the NCAA Division I women’s volleyball team as well as the head coach of the Flames men’s volleyball club program.  Under his guidance, the men’s team finished the 2006-2007 season with a record of 20-8 and a second-place finish in the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Southern Conference.  Willis has experience at the travel club level as well, having served as the head coach of the Heart of Virginia girl’s 16 and under travel volleyball team for the past two years. You can contact Coach Willis at or at 434-947-8339

July 14, 2011
"Coach Willis was AWESOME! He was great! And I was glad that he was my first "leader" the first day cause he is the kinda coach that has the most impact on me personally as a player and a person. And his college is actually playing in a tournament sometime this fall in my city!  I'm going to watch his team play:)

Steve Benson
Head Coach, Eastern Mennonite University
Wednesday & Thursday
Coach Benson is both the men's and women's head coach at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va.  Coach Benson played volleyball in college, coached high school ball for 4 years and club ball for 6 years while living in Florida.  He also coached college ball for 4 years before taking over at EMU in 2004.   His teams at EMU have improved their winning % nearly every year since arriving.   During the summer of 2007, Benson was selected as a training coach of the USA Select A1 Boys team.  You can read more about him here, and you can contact Coach Benson at .

Thanks for hosting another great camp!
It was a pleasure working with you and helping these young ladies improve their skills of a great sport.         Sincerely, Steve Benson

List Of Camp Assistants: 

Ashley Edwards
Ashley was Danny Miller's assistant at Averett University for three years.  Before that she played four years at Tennessee Wesleyan College, where she graduated in 2007 with a B.S. in History. She completed her Masters of Education degree at Averett last summer.  She is now living in Nashville with her husband and son Lucas, teaching at Currey Ingram Academy in Brentwood.  Ashley  is also
a consultant to the CIA JV and Varsity volleyball program, as well as the director of vball skills clinics and individual training at the Bellevue YMCA.  You can contact Coach Edwards at

Devyn Bayes
Devyn is the head coach of the American University women's club volleyball team.   She graduated from Ferrum College in 2010, where she made the volleyball 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 is now in graduate school at American University in Washington DC, and will graduate this summer.  Devyn has assisted with twenty-seven STAR volleyball camps, including being the rookie camp director at Chugiak High in Anchorage Alaska in July of 2009 and at Timberlake Camp in July 2010.  Her email is:   Facebook page is here

Kim Amerell
Kim just completed her freshman year at Pfeiffer University where she was named Conference Freshman of the Year!  She was a big star at EC Glass in Lynchburg, where she was named first-team all-district as a junior and senior.  As a senior she was also named Region III Honorable Mention and First Team All Lynchburg.  She was named Server of the Week at the High Expectations Camp in 2008 and Hitter Of The Week at the High Expectations Camp in 2009.   You can contact her at

  Jordan Hawkins
Jordan just graduated from Jefferson Forest High near Lynchburg, Va where her school team just finished 28-1 and made the state tournament!  Jordan was a member of Coach Houser's 2009 Region Champion Junior team that qualified for Nationals & spent a week in Miami in June of 2009.  Jordan was named 1st team All-District and 2nd team All-Region III as a soph,  1st team All-District and 2nd team All-Lynchburg her senior and junior year, was named "rookie of the year" on her freshman team, Athlete-Of-The-Week in Bedford Bulletin during each year in school, and Athlete-Of-The-Month in the Forest Focus during her sophomore year.    You can contact Jordan at


         The 2009 H.E. Camp      The 2010 H.E. Camp          

2009 H.E. Award Winners      2010 H.E. Award Winners

Camp Info:

Touch here to see the Virginia Episcopal website.
400 VES Road, Lynchburg, VA 24503
Phone:  434.385.3600

Touch here to see directions to VES.
Mapquest map is here.

The 2011 coaching staff will be staying at the Kirkley Hotel in Lynchburg.  
Campers can also stay for $25 a night.  Chaperone will be provided!
The hotel website is here.

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