Virginia Episcopal School
High Expectations Camp

Saturday June 30 - Monday July 2, 2012
Lynchburg, Virginia           Directed by Tom Houser

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Back Row:  Coach Nicole Barringer, Coach Jordan Hawkins, Coach Johnathan Willis, Ashley Meissner, Maegan Harrison, Emily Spickard, Greysen Newberry, Bre Lockhart, Madeline Cobbler, Georgia Farthing, Abigail Phillips, Hannah Farrell, Aleah Keaton, Coach Blair Trail, Ashley Sweet, Coach Kim Amerell, Coach Danny Miller.
Middle Row:   Taylor Tsoleas, Mallory Meissner, Justus Underwood, Amy Eggleston, Ashley Stump, Mallory Wohlford, Alex Wolfe, Katlyn Layman, Laura Williamson, Lizzie Shumaker, Coach Devyn Bayes, Coach Enid Badillo.
Front Row:  Kyra Gilley, Cassidy Bowles, Mickhala Stafford, Lexi Baylor, Michaela Maddox , Brittney McDaniel, Sarah Williams
Also at camp:  Rebecca Plankeel, Taylor Nelson & Bryanna Burrill

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The Tournament Teams!

Back Row:  Coach Enid Badillo, Coach Jordan Hawkins, Abigail Phillips, Hannah Farrell, Madeline Cobbler, Lexi Baylor
Front Row:  Rebecca Plankeel,, Taylor Tsoleas, Brittney McDaniel, Bre Lockhart

Back Row:  Coach Danny Miller:  Lizzie Shumaker, Justuce Underwood, Emily Spickard, Alex Wolfe, Aleah Keaton, Coach Nicole Barringer.
Front Row:  Amy Eggleston, Ashley Stump, Sarah Williams

Back Row:  Coach Blair Trail, Laura Williamson, Greysen Newberry, Mallory Meissner, Ashley Meissner, Meagan Harrison, Coach Kim Amerell. 
Front Row:  ?, Sarah Williams, Kyra Gilley 

Left to right:  Katlyn Layman, Bryanna Burrill, Taylor Nelson.
Stacked bottom to top:  Mickhala Stafford, Ashley Sweet, Georgia Farthing.
Then:  Coach Johnathan Willis, Ciera Houser, Rebecca Plankeel, Coach Devyn Bayes. 



2012 Camp Format:

Saturday, 10:00 am to 12:30pm, 
1:30pm to 4pm, and
5pm to 7:30pm. 

  Sunday, 1:30 pm to 4pm and maybe as early as 4:30pm to 7pm.

Monday: 10:00 am to 12:30pm and
1:30pm to 4pm.
Tournament:  5pm to 7:30pm. 

Cost:  $250

Maximum Campers:  32 for 4 courts

Staff:   Four college coaches,
each with an assistant!

Registration Info:  
More info and the registration is here

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

Meals And Water Bottles!  Meals will be provided each day at the camp. Water bottles need to be brought from home and refilled at the camp each day - for conservation purposes.

End Of Camp Awards
We hope to give more awards again, like you see here!

Overnight campers:
A camper can  pay an additional $25 per day to stay overnight at the Holiday Inn Downtown Lynchburg.  We will be providing this service again in 2012. 

Coach Kane will ensure chaperones and transportation to and from the hotel.


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


The VES gym is an incredible facility!!

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



Pictures from the 2011 camps are on Facebook!

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What was the difference between
High Expectations and Maximum Expectations.

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

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

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


College Court Coaches:

Danny Miller
Head Coach, Averett University
Coach Miller has been the head coach at Averett University for 17 years.   Miller has led the Cougars to a 430-214 record, going 205-43 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: or you can call his office at 434-791-5737.

Johnathan Willis
Head Coach, Randolph College
Coach  Willis has completed 5 seasons at Randolph College.  This past fall, the team had it's best season in 10 years and qualified for the ODAC tournament.  At Liberty University, his alma mater, Willis served as both a volunteer assistant for the NCAA Division I womenís volleyball team as well as the head coach of the Flames menís volleyball club program.   Willis has served as the head coach of the Heart of Virginia girlís 16 and under travel volleyball team for the past two years. You can contact Coach Willis at or at his office at 434-947-8339

Enid Badillo
Assistant Coach, Peace College
Enid Badillo joined the Peace College volleyball coaching staff two years ago 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 her last three years there, 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) 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

Blair Trail
Head Coach, Roanoke College
Blair Trail is in her 14th 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 231-163.  You can contact her at 540-378-5131, or email her at

List Of Camp Assistants: 

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

  Jordan Hawkins
Jordan is a freshman at James Madison University and is playing on their club team with former club teammate Sam Washburn and one of Coach Houser's former players, Lindsey Campbell.  Jordan is a 2011 graduate of Jefferson Forest High near Lynchburg, Va where her school team was 28-1 and made the state tournament!  Jordan was a member of Tom 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.   You can contact Jordan at

Kim Amerell
Kim will a junior next fall at the University Of Tampa, where she will on the volleyball team. As a freshman at Pfeiffer University she was named Conference Freshman of the Year!  She played high school ball at EC Glass in Lynchburg, where she was named first-team all-district as a junior and senior.   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

Nicole Barringer

 Nicole just finished her freshman year at Averett University.  She went to South Rowan High School, in Landis NC.  She also plays on the Averett basketball team.  She was named to the USA South All-Conference Honorable Mention Team as a freshman!  She was selected as the USA South Rookie of the Week four times as a freshman, and earned USA South Academic All-Conference honors.  She is majoring in Criminal Justice.  You can contact Nicole at


         The 2009 High Exp. Camp             The 2010 High Exp. Camp           
The 2011 High Exp. Camp             The 2011 Max Exp. Camp           
2009 High Exp. Award Winners      2010 High Exp. Award Winners    2011 High Exp. Award Winners     2011 Max Exp. Award Winners 


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 and 2012 High and Maximum Expectations Camps. 


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.
A Yahoo map is here.

The 2012 coaching staff stayed at the Holiday Inn, Downtown Lynchburg.
Campers were again allowed to stay for only $25 a night.  Chaperones were provided!
The hotel website is here.  It is only 12 minutes from the camp site.  :) 

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