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raki owner

Ashley Lee-Maldonado

Volleyball Career:

  • Long Beach State VB '07-'11

  • Uni. of Hawaii Beach VB '11-'12

  • Professional NUC Switzerland '13-'14

  • Mater Dei VB Coach '14-present

Accolades:

  • Big West Champions '07-'11

  • Big West All Freshman

  • Quadruple Double '10

    • 50 assists, 13 digs, 10 kills, 10 block assists

  • Joined Misty May as the only 49er setter ever to have over 2,000 assists, 1,000 digs, and 500 kills

  • Ranked tenth all-time in school history with 1,404 career assists

  • USA Beach

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raki director

Carly Richter

Volleyball Career:

  • University of California Irvine

  • 4+ years of coaching experience

  • Clinic Coach

  • RAKI Senior Coach

Accolades:

  • AAU Nat'l Champ All-Star Team '17

  • 2x MVP of the Freeway League

  • 3x First Team All-League

Specialty:

  • All Skills, All Levels

  • Passing Specialist

  • Right Handed

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meet
the
team

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coach

Hayley McCluskey

All Skills

Active Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Tesoro High School

  • CSU Bakersfield (Indoor & Beach)

  • BA in Communications

  • Masters in Business

Accolades:

  • NCAA Woman of the Year Award

  • First Team All-League

  • Top 10 Hitters in CSUB History

  • Blue and Gold Award Recipient 

  • Heart of a Champion Award

  • President's Award

Specialty:

  • All Skills, All Levels

  • Passing Specialist

  • Hitting Specialist

  • Right Handed

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coach

Brandon Hicks

All Skills

Active Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Mater Dei Alum

  • UC Santa Barbara Men's Team

  • 10 years of playing

Accolades:

  • AVCA All-American at UCSB

  • 5yr Starting Player at UCSB

Specialty:

  • All Skills

  • Hitting Specialist

  • Blocking Specialist

  • Right Handed

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CoacH

Cassie Smits

All Skills

Active Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Coastal Carolina University

  • Professional Hungary Team

Accolades:

  • 1st Time All Conference (Las Vegas, Nevada)

  • Honor Roll at Coastal Carolina

Specialty:

  • All Skills, All Levels

  • Setting Specialist

  • Right Handed

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coach

Ofure Iselen

All Skills

Active Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • University of California Irvine

Accolades:

  • All Big West All Academic Team '23

  • Adidas/UCI Invitational All Tournament Team '23

Specialty:

  • All Skills, All Levels

  • Hitting Specialist

  • Blocking Specialist

  • Right Handed

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coach

Rachel Lim

All Skills

Active Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Vanguard University

  • RAKI Alum, trained under Ashley Maldonado

  • 10 years of playing

Accolades:

  • Coming Soon

Specialty:

  • All Skills, All Levels

  • Setting Specialist

  • Left Handed

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coach

Kayla Joyce

All Skills

Active Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Pepperdine University

  • CSU Chico

Accolades:

  • WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll ‘Gold’ Honors '20-'21
    Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete '20-'21

  • All-Conference Honor

  • All-American Honor

  • All-State Honor

  • MVP of the Golden Valley Conference

  • CCCAA Women's State Championship

Specialty:

  • All Skills, All Levels

  • Passing Specialist

  • Right Handed

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Mele Corral-Blagojevich

All Skills

Active Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Redondo Union Alum

  • Mizuno Long Beach VB Club Alum

  • University of Oklahoma

Accolades:

  • '19 CIF D1 Champion - Started as a Freshman

  • MaxPreps 3x All-American

  • Nat'l Freshman of the Year Runner-Up

  • USA Today Los Angeles Player of the Year Finalist

  • Class of '23 Ranking #15

  • '23 Under Armour All-American

  • '23 Ranked 3rd in Big 12 for Aces as a Freshman

Specialty:

  • All Skills

  • Hitting Specialist

  • Right Handed

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Tyler Kulakowski

Middle Specialist

Active Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Long Beach State Men's Team

  • Color Commentator for LBSU VB

  • UC Irvine Athletic Department

Accolades:

  • '10 First Team All-American at Huntington Beach HS

  • 2x Nationals Winner w/ Balboa Bay VB

  • State Champion at Golden West College

Specialty:

  • All Levels

  • Middle Specialist

  • Blocking Specialist

  • Right Handed

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Haley Kleespies

All Levels

Active Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Radford University

  • Head Varsity Coach at Avon Grove HS

  • 12s/14s Head Coach Synergy VB Club

  • 13s/14s Co-Head Coach Synergy VB

  • 18s Assistant Coach Oasis VB Club

  • Extensive Clinic and Summer Camp Experience (Radford University, Virginia Tech, Villanova, NIKE Sports Camp, Synergy, Head Coach for Beach Elite Clinics, Coach for Newport VB Club Clinics)

  • Indoor, Beach, & Grass VB

Accolades:

  • 4yr Starting Setter D1 Athlete

  • Current Record Holder for Assists

Specialty:

  • Setting Specialist

  • Hitting Specialist

  • Right Handed

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coach

Kai Mazuronis

All Skills

Active Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Weber International University

  • Westcliff University

  • Forza1 VB Club

  • Indoor, Beach, & Grass VB

Accolades:

  • Coming Soon

Specialty:

  • All Skills, High Level Athletes

  • Passing Specialist

  • Hitting Specialist

  • Left Handed

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coach

Ali Borabo

Libero/D/S Specialist

Active Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Played overseas in the Philippines      at De La Salle University

  • College of San Mateo 

  • Vanguard University 

  • Indoor & Beach VB

  • 10 years of playing

Accolades:

  • 1st Team Coast-North All Conference

  • '23 GSAC Champions

  • '23 GSAC Scholar Athlete Award

Specialty:

  • Libero/D/S Specialist

  • Hitting Specialist

  • Fundamentals/Basics

  • Right Handed

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Seasonal
Coaches

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seasonal coach

Krystal Lee

All Skills, All Levels

Inactive Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • 20+ years coaching experience

  • Owner of multiple club teams for 15+ years​

  • Director/Owner of Club Green and Gecko VB

  • Assistant Coach at Cerritos College

  • Director for Sinjin Smith's Oceanside Beach Camps

  • USC Camp Clinician

Accolades:

  • Collegiate State Champion '03

  • MVP and All League Honors

  • Fun fact: Krystal is Ashley's sister! They've been coaching together since they were little :)

Specialty:

  • All Skills, All Levels

  • Works with ages 6 years to collegiate

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seasonal coach

Maura Hayes

All Skills

Inactive Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Long Beach State

  • A4 VB Club

Accolades:

  • 3x Letterwinner at Dana Hills HS

  • Team leader for the '18 CIF State Playoffs

  • All-League Second Team 

  • Qualified for USA Volleyball Junior National Championships while on the 16u and 17u Teams

Specialty:

  • All Skills, All Levels

  • Setting Specialist

  • Hitting Specialist

  • Left Handed

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seasonal coach

Matt Hilling

All Skills

Inactive Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Mater Dei Alum, Coaching Staff

  • 18s Coach Pinnacle

  • 8x Pro Athlete

  • Indoor and Beach

Accolades:

  • Coming Soon

Specialty:

  • All Skills, High Level Athletes

  • Setting Specialist

  • Hitting Specialist

  • Right Handed

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seasonal coach

Avery Alleman

Middle Specialist

Inactive Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • University of Puget Sound

  • Point Loma

  • A4 VB Club

Accolades:

  • All-NWC First Team '22 and '23

Specialty:

  • Blocking Specialist

  • Right Handed

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seasonal coach

Hunter Thomas

All Skills

Inactive Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Idaho State University '20-'22

  • UC Riverside 

  • 17s Coach Eastern Idaho VB Club

Accolades:

  • '20 Student Athlete of the Year Award

  • '18, '19, '20: All League Team

Specialty:

  • All Skills, All Levels

  • Hitting Specialist

  • Left Handed

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seasonal coach

JoJo Reyes

All Skills

Inactive Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Extensive Experience Coaching Middle School, High School and Club

  • T-Street VB Coach

Accolades:

  • Coming Soon

Specialty:

  • All Skills, All Levels

  • Mindset Training

  • Right Handed

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