HARVARD | COLORADO STATE | KANSAS CITY | ANGELO STATE | GEORGIA STATE
Date: Friday, Feb. 18, 2022
Where: Kansas City Convention Center
Age: All players 14u - 18u
Cost: $175 per player
Players will receive instruction from all four coaches during the 1.5 hour session. All players will receive a camp T-Shirt.
Camp check-in will be located in Hall 2 of Bartle Hall/Convention Center, which is located upstairs. Follow signs to check-in which will be located next to the main tournament desk. Player check-in will take place the hour window before your specific camp starts.
Players don't need a wristband to enter Bartle Hall Convention Center.
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Parents must have a tournament wristband in order to enter the check-in space and they aren't allowed on courts during the camps. Parents are allowed in vendor row and TC Digs Store during camps
PARENTS/SPECTATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WATCH CAMPS ON THE COURTS
(The College Coaches have requested this)
(The College Coaches have requested this)
Meet the coaches running the camp:
Head Coach: Jennifer Weiss
Head coach Jennifer Weiss has completed 28 seasons at the helm of the Crimson and has led the program to three Ivy League championships; 2004, 2014 and 2015.
In 27 seasons with the Crimson, Weiss has proven to be one of the most successful coaches in the Ivy League, and is just the third head coach in Ancient Eight history to reach 300 career victories. She has mentored seven Ivy Rookies of the Year, including 2015 pick Christina Cornelius and unanimous selection Corinne Bain in 2013. 2001 Ivy Rookie of the Year recipient Kaego Ogbechie ’05, meanwhile, went on to become the first two-time Ivy Player of the Year in Harvard history. Weiss has also coached 78 All-Ivy players during her tenure, including 2012 graduate Christine Wu who joined Elissa Hart ‘98, Maia Forman ‘89 and Erin Denniston ‘02 as one of only four four-time All-Ivy honorees in program history.
The Ivy League/Harvard canceled the entire 2020 season due to COVID-19.
In 2014 Weiss was named the Ivy League Coach of the Year after leading the Crimson to a share of the Ivy League championship, and in 2018 Weiss earned her 150th career win in the Ivy League. Additionally, Weiss has served on the AVCA Head Coach Committee for Division I Volleyball and the AVCA All-America Committee for the Northeast Region.
Associate Head Coach: Emily Kohan
Emily Kohan enters her sixth season with the Colorado State volleyball coaching staff in 2021. The associate head coach was hired by Head Coach Tom Hilbert on Jan. 8, 2016 as an assistant before being promoted to associate head coach in August 2019. Kohan works primarily with the team's passing, defense and serving, in addition to handling a large portion of its recruiting.
In 2017, CSU went 29-4 overall and 17-1 in the Mountain West earning its 14th Mountain West title and eighth of the last nine seasons. The Rams set a record with six players earning All-Mountain West honors, including Player of the Year and All-American-HM Katie Oleksak. Kohan guided new libero Amanda Young to help lead the Rams' defense to the top of the conference in holding opponents to a .182 hitting efficiency. Colorado State also led the conference in aces/set and tied the modern-scoring record for aces in a single season. Kohan also represented the conference as an assistant coach for the Mountain West All-Stars in the European Global Challenge.
In her first season Colorado State went 21-9 and 15-3 in the conference, qualifying for the NCAA tournament for the 22nd consecutive time. The Rams received five All-Mountain West honors and freshman setter Katie Oleksak was named an honorable mention All-American.
Kohan is also instrumental in the program’s academic success as CSU has had a Mountain West leading 10 Academic-All-Conference selections and the program’s all-time high cumulative GPA during her tenure. The Rams also received one CoSIDA Academic All-District honor during her time on staff.
Head Coach: Christi Posey
Christi Posey enters the 2021 season with a Kansas City career record of 158-122 (.564), including 93-62 (.600) in conference action. The 2021 campaign will be her 11th as a college head coach and 38th overall, combining high school (16), college assistant coaching (11) and college head coach duties (11).
With the team’s success, Posey has moved into the top spot on the Kansas City all-time wins list (158) and most seasons coached (10). Her 280 games coached is also the most in KC program history, passing Steve Dallman (245) during the 2019 campaign. Posey is the ninth head coach in school history and is the only one with a winning percentage (.564).
In her ten previous seasons, she has amassed a winning record in eight campaigns after the program accumulated just one winning season in the 24 years prior to her arrival. The 24 wins in 2014 and 21 victories in 2018 are the two most-successful seasons for any volleyball coach.
In the 2020 season, which was played in the spring of 2021 due to COVID-19, Posey reintroduced the Roos to the Summit League with a bang. Kansas City started the year 13-1, the best start in program history, and took the second-place regular season Summit League title. The Roos rattled off 11-straight wins during a stretch spanning from early February through late March, the Roos' longest winning streak since the 2014 team took 17-straight. Individually, Melanie Brecka was honored as the Summit League Player of the Year and a AVCA Honorable Mention All-American, and Alli Schomers was named conference Setter of the Year for the second-straight season. Both were named First Team All-Summit, while Alex Ratzlaff and Maddie Renn were Honorable Mention and Odyssey Warren and Ashia Dorsey were named to the All-Freshman team.
Head Coach: Chuck Waddington
Chuck Waddington and the Angelo State Belles have put the volleyball nation on notice.
Waddington, who will begin his 14th season as head coach in 2021, has guided the Belles to nine straight NCAA South Central Regional Tournaments and a historic run to the NCAA Elite Eight in 2016. In that time, the Belles have won three regular season LSC Titles and four LSC Tournament Championships. He’s been named the LSC’s Coach of the Year four times and has helped 17 players earn AVCA All- American status. He also guided Meghan Parker to the program's very first AVCA National Freshman of the Year award.
He has accumulated 319 overall wins, 174 Lone Star Conference victories, 13 straight LSC Tournament appearances and multiple All-Conference and All-Region performers. “I think we are progressing in the direction to be a national contender every year,” said Waddington, who is ASU’s fifth head coach since the program was started in 1976. “We are a program that is approaching the level where we will be competing for national championships year in and year out. We want to start moving up the national ladder and become a consistent program that is always in the top-10 and competing for that top spot.”
In the shortened Spring 2021 season, the Belles won their division of the LSC with a 10-2 mark and eventually won the LSC Tournament with wins over Midwestern State, Texas A&M-Kingsville and UT-Tyler. They then went on to win the AVCA DII National Championship and finish the season as the top-ranked team in the country.
Head Coach: Sally Polhamus
Sally Polhamus was announced as the Georgia State head volleyball coach on December 20, 2013.
In her first year, Polhamus led GSU its first postseason bid since 2011. Georgia State won twice as many conference matches as the previous season and also excelled in the classroom, receiving the AVCA Academic Award for the first time in four five years. While at Georgia State, Polhamus has coached four all-conference players Deidra Bohannon, 2015 All-Sun Belt First Team, Eliza Zachary, 2015 All-Sun Belt Second Team, Celeste Friesen, 2017 All-Sun Belt Second Team, and Meisheia Griffin, 2019 All-Sun Belt Second Team.
Polhamus brought 17 years of coaching experience with her when she accepted the position. Prior to her career at Georgia State, she served three years as an assistant coach for the nationally ranked Florida volleyball program, helping the Gators to three consecutive appearances in the NCAA tournament.
Polhamus helped Florida rank second in the nation in hitting percentage (.331) in 2013, one of only five teams nationally to hit better than .300 for the year. It was the third consecutive season the Gators ranked in the top five under Polhamus, as they were fourth (.298) in 2012 and lead the nation (.309) in 2011
Polhamus’ pupils have excelled at the highest levels, including outside hitters who earned two All-America awards and national freshman-of-the-year honors.
Kansas City Convention Center
301 West 13th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
NO REFUNDS after January 4, 2022
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NO TRANSFERS after January 4, 2022