Virginia Episcopal School
High Expectations Camp

Saturday June 29 - Monday July 1, 2013
Lynchburg, Virginia           Directed by Tom Houser

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High Expectations Camps 2013
Very Back: Coach Jessica Flanagan, Coach Aidan Guilfoyle, Coach Blair Trail, Coach Danny Miller, Erin Harrison, Quinlan Cuddy, Breanne Thompson, Coach Johnathan Willis, Coach Sam Thomas, Coach Sarah Sparks
Next to Back Row: Coach Devyn Bayes, Jessica Stump, Jennifer Houser, Reece Thompson, Savannah Snider, Jennifer Houser, Delanie McKeel, Hannah Daw, Hannah Nimmo, McKenzie Baylor, Addison Taylor, Savannah Pugh, Gabby Coradazzi, Coach Maribeth Kern, Coach Kara Matthews, Coach Tom Houser
Kneeling: Jennifer Houser, Olivia Frank, Abbie Hoback, Maddie Meyers, Kyra Gilley, Janae Blakeney, Summer Snider, Emma Lipscomb, Jennifer Houser, Burke Staunton, Rachel Marshall, Lesley Burks, Karli Bryant, Morgan Loomis
Sitting: Sara Brooks, Chloe Ekberg, Jennifer Houser, Harper Scollo, Merdith Stennitt, Brittany King, Madison Martin, Christy Goldsmith, Amy Eggleston, Natalie Black, Makenzie Jones.
Not pictured b/c of injury: Paige Overbay

2013 Camp Format:

Saturday - Check-in for camp begins at 9:30. The sessions are 10:00 am to 12:30pm, 1:30pm to 4pm, and 5pm to 7:30pm   

Sunday - 2pm to 4:30pm and 5:30pm to 8pm.
Monday - 10:00 am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 4pm.   
Tournament and Awards: 5pm to 7:30pm.
Parents are invited and encouraged to attend this awesome event!

Cost:  $250

Maximum Campers:  32 girls. 

Staff:   Four college coaches +
four assistants + Coach Houser

Registration Info:  
The 2013 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 awesome awards again, like you see here!

Overnight campers:
A camper could pay an additional $35 per day to stay overnight at the Holiday Inn Downtown Lynchburg.  We plan on providing this service again in 2013. 

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


We hope to use the VES gym again in 2013. It's 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 - 2012  camps are on Facebook! 
 Please visit us here!


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 College Expectations.

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

A College Expectations 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.)

2013 Court Coaches:
The court staff is now complete!!!

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

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

Devyn Bayes
Assistant Coach, University of Arkansas - Monticello

Devyn just finished her first 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 is currently working on a 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-three STAR volleyball camps, but says she has a new tricks up her sleeve!  :)  Her email is:  and her phone # is 434 - 489 - 8601.   Facebook page is here

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

List Of Camp Assistants: 

Kara Matthews
Kara is the assistant coach at Randolph College, in Lynchburg, Va.  She played on the Lynchburg College volleyball team 4 years as a DS/Libero, and graduated in 2012 with a sports management major.  She played for Richmond Volleyball Club for 5 years as a DS/OH and has coached club vball for Heart Of Virginia.   You can see her LC volleyball website here and you can contact her at

Aidan Guilfoyle
Aidan just finished her sophomore year at Lafayette University in Eaton Pennsylvania, where she plays on the vball team!   You can see her bio here.  She wasn't able to play this past season b/c of a knee injury, but is planning on coming back strong in fall 2013!   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

Maribeth Kern
Maribeth is a freshman 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.  You can contact Maribeth at

Sarah Sparks
Sarah is a junior at Averett University where she had an all-conference freshman season as a starting middle hitter. She played for Rockingham County HS. She also played for three years under Coach Miller for Caswell Volleyball Club. 

Sam Thomas
Sam was the Mills Godwin freshman team coach in the fall of 2012. She has coached one year of JV at Topsail High School, and one year of jrs with the Cape Fear Volleyball Club. She played college vball both at Shenahdoah University and at Cape Fear Community College. She started playing vball in the 8th grade, played 3 years of Juniors (one on Coach Houser's15s team) and 5 years of school ball. She is a 2008 graduate of North Cross School where she played vball two years. She was an assistant coach with Roanoke Juniors in 2007 team, and has assisted with sixteen STAR camps!  Her email is:

The 2012 High Expectations Camps.....with no power in the gym all three days!  

These girls did amazing! 

We were on TV!  Watch the video here

The 2009 High Exp. Camp 2009 High Exp. Awards
The 2010 High Exp. Camp 2010 High Exp. Awards
The 2011 High Exp. Camp 2011 High Exp. Awards
The 2011 Max Exp. Camp 2011 Max Exp. Awards
The 2012 High Exp. Camp 2012 High Exp. Awards
The 2012 Max Exp. Camp 2012 Max Exp. Awards


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 2013 coaching staff will be staying at the Holiday Inn, Downtown Lynchburg.
Campers will again be allowed to stay for only $35 a night.  Chaperone will be provided!
The hotel website is here.  It is only 12 minutes from the camp site.  :) 

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