CREIGHTON | TEXAS TECH | NORTHERN COLORADO |
WEST VIRGINIA | MSU DENVER
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.
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 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: Kristen Bernthal Booth
Three-time National Coach of the Year Kirsten Bernthal Booth returns for her 19th season at Creighton as the architect one of the nation’s best programs.
Since inheriting a 3-23 team in 2002, Booth has steadily built a program that has appeared in the AVCA’s Top 25 poll each of the last nine years, and reached 10 of the last 11 NCAA Tournaments. That includes a 2016 run to the Elite Eight, Sweet Sixteen trips in 2015 and 2016 and an unprecedented seven straight outright BIG EAST regular-season titles. Since the start of 2014, CU is 121-8 against league foes.
Creighton has posted a record of 383-175 and averaged 1,345 fans per home match in Booth’s tenure, compared to a 93-152 mark and 215 fans per match the nine years before her arrival. All 18 of Booth’s teams have qualified for the conference tournament, with seven of her last nine teams winning the event.
Booth’s .686 winning percentage and 383 wins are easily the best in Creighton volleyball history. Booth owns 495 career victories, an average of 23.6 wins per season, when you add in her 112 wins in three years at Kirkwood (Iowa) Community College.
Head Coach: Tony Graystone
Tony Graystone was named the ninth head coach in Texas Tech volleyball history on January 21, 2016.
During his five seasons in Lubbock, Graystone has pushed the Red Raiders on an upward stride of success with 72 wins which ranks fourth most in program history.
Despite a rotating lineup due to injuries and COVID-19 protocols, the Red Raiders collected nine wins in 2020-21, five of which came in conference play. Graystone helped Tech defeat Oklahoma for the first time since 2015 and recorded the first sweep of the Sooners since 2005. The Red Raiders tallied their first ranked road win since 2018 when they knocked off No. 12 Iowa State in five sets on Oct. 3.
Two Red Raiders took home All-Big 12 Second Team honors in 2020-21, as sophomore Caitlin Dugan and senior transfer Samantha Sanders earned their first All-Big 12 accolades. Sanders finished the season with 305 kills, which ranked 29th in the nation and fourth in the Big 12.
Under the instruction of Graystone, Red Raider libero Emerson Solano finished her career ranked fourth in program history in digs with 1,333. Graystone also helped middle blocker Allison Bloss (née White) to the sixth most block assists in program history (281) during her four-year career.
Head Coach: Reed Sunahara
Reed Sunahara enters his seventh season at the helm after being named the coach of the West Virginia University volleyball program in March of 2015.
Under his direction, the Mountaineers made the postseason for the first time since 1991, reaching the 2017 National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC) Semifinals. The tournament bid was made possible with an upset of No. 14 Kansas in the regular-season finale on Nov. 25.
Sunahara then led the team to a program-best eight conference matches during the 2020 season, ending with an 8-8 overall mark to finish fourth overall. West Virginia also earned a series split with Oklahoma for the first time since 2017 and defeated the Sooners in Norman for the first time in program history.
From an individual standpoint, Sunahara has seen five Mountaineers earn All-Big 12 recognition: Payton Caffrey, Katelyn Evans, Briana Lynch, Erin Slinde and Mia Swanegan.
Head Coach: Lyndsey Oates
Lyndsey Oates was hired as Northern Colorado’s fourth head women’s volleyball coach on Aug. 8, 2005 — just three days prior to the start of that season’s fall camp. She had served the previous two seasons as a Bears assistant coach.
In the years since Oates has led the Bears' march from an NCAA Division II power to Northern Colorado's first team to win a Division I conference postseason championship (2009) and first team to make an NCAA Division I tournament appearance (2009). As head coach, her teams have won eight Big Sky Championships and earned five bids to the NCAA tournament.
Oates, the 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2019 Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year has coached 42 players to All-Big Sky Conference recognition at Northern Colorado, including leading 16 players to All-Big Sky First Team honors. Oates has coached a pair of Big Sky Conference MVPs in her tenure, with Kelley Arnold in 2011 and Daisy Schultz in 2019.
In 2021, Oates led UNC to a Big Sky Regular Season title, the team's 16th consecutive Big Sky Tournament, and the team's sixth NCAA Tournament appearance in her 17th season as head coach. UNC won the Big Sky Tournament hosted in Ogden, Utah and played in the finals for the third straight season, defeating Weber State, 3-2. After being named Big Sky Tournament champions, the Bears then faced Washington State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Waco, Texas. UNC ended the season with an overall record of 24-7 and a conference record of 13-3.
Head Coach: Jenny Glenn
Jenny Glenn inherited a program on a 16-year roll and took it to another level in 2016 -- leading MSU Denver to an undefeated record in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play -- and the Roadrunners haven't broken stride since. Glenn has since extended the Roadrunners' streak of consecutive NCAA Division II Tournament appearances to 20 while guiding MSU Denver to five straight appearances in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament's championship match.
Glenn enters her sixth year as the Roadrunners' head coach in 2021 with a five-year record of 108-34 and a stunning 76-8 mark in RMAC regular-season play. Her overall winning percentage of .761 and conference winning percentage of .905 are the best in the program's history.
With the 2020 season pushed back to the spring of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Glenn was able to keep her team's focus razor-sharp as the Roadrunners raced out to an 11-0 start, including a convincing four-set win over returning national runner-up and preseason No. 1 Nebraska-Kearney. MSU Denver eventually reached No. 3 in the national rankings, matching the program's high-water mark since being ranked No. 2 during the 2003 season, before settling for a final ranking of No. 4 that matched the program's best-ever season-ending ranking achieved in 1994. MSU Denver finished 15-2 overall and placed second in the RMAC regular season at 11-1. Its only losses were at then-No. 4 Colorado Mesa in four sets and against then-No. 15 Colorado School of Mines in four sets at the RMAC Tournament final played in Grand Junction, Colo. There was no NCAA Tournament due to COVID-19.
Kansas City Convention Center
301 West 13th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
NO REFUNDS after January 4, 2022
NO TRANSFERS after January 4, 2022
NO TRANSFERS after January 4, 2022