Our Team. #RAKIFAM

Meet our team! I love our team so much! We collaborate on a common goal and that is YOU! We want the whole process to be smooth, seamless and tailored to you! 

Meet The Coaches 

RAKI coaches take a lot of pride in what they do.  At RAKI it is about the FULL ATHLETE!  RAKI coaches are not just coaches, they are here for you to vent to, confide in and build confidence.  Every athlete has a different skill set, and we want to help you enhance your skills to shine. 

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Ashley Lee-Maldonado

RAKI Owner

Volleyball Career:

  • Long Beach State Volleyball 2007-2011

  • University of Hawaii Beach Volleyball 2011-2012

  • Professional NUC Switzerland 2013-2014

Accolades:

  • Big West Champions 2007-2011

  • Quadruple Double 2010

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

  • Over her career, she 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

  • One of five players to play in every game of every match as a freshman 2007

 

Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration 

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Holly Toliver

Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Michigan State

  • 4x Pro athlete

Accolades:

  • USA Volleyball Collegiate National Team

  • Michigan State-All American

  • MVP USA Adult Nationals

  • Most Aces B1G 

  • Best opposite in Peruvian League 2017-2018

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Paulina Akiona

Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Notre Dame de Namur University

  • NorCal Professional Volleyball League

  • Professional France and Civitinova

Accolades:

  • First Team All Conference

  • Top 5 defenders in conference

  • MVP of empire League

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Matt Hilling

Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • USA National Team

  • 7x Pro athlete

Accolades:

  • Played in the Netherlands, Austria, Brazil, Sweden, China, Portugal

  • Golden West Championship Team

  • 2021 Top Scorer Israeli Premier League

  • Mater Dei Highschool Coach & Athlete

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Kelly Negron

Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • University of California Irvine

  • Puerto Rican National Team

Accolades:

  • Orange County Register First Team All-Southern Conference

  • 5th in Big West Conference for assists per set

  • Two-time first team All-Southern Conference honoree

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Kendal Sonico

Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Kean University

  • Head Coach Warner Highschool

  • Trained at RAKI before committing to college

Accolades:

  • NJAC Conference Champions after 30 years

  • Led the team in assists and aces

  • Dean's list 2015, 2017, 2018 

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Carly Richter

Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • University of California Irvine

Accolades:

  • 2x Freeway League MVP 

  • 3x First-team All League 

  • All Tournament Team 2019

  • AAU National Championship All Star Team 2017

Majoring in Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Chris Chappelle'e

Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Quincy University

  • 7x Pro athlete

Accolades:

  • Played in Denmark, Germany, England (Captain), Luxembourg, France, Macedonia

  • Team Leader in digs

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Maura Hayes

Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • ​Long Beach State

  • Trained at RAKI before committing to college

Accolades:

  • Played at A4 Volleyball club

  • Led her team to CIF State Playoffs (2018)

  • All League Second Team 

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Emily Reinking

Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Grand Canyon University

  • Irvine Valley College

  • Trained at RAKI before committing to college

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Accolades:

  • First-ever CCCAA State Championship team (2014)

  • 27-0 winning record

  • Orange Empire Conference Title

  • First Team All-Conference

  • Notable wins: Beat Hawaii, Nebraska, South Carolina

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Bailey Darnell

Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • University of California Irvine

Accolades:

  • First team All-Hawaii 2018

  • Graduated as Summa Cum Laude

  • Medaled 3rd place in 18's open

Majoring in Biological Sciences 

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Shane Holdaway

Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Long Beach State

Accolades:

  • 3 National titles at Huntington Beach Highschool 

  • Recorded a perfect 121-0 win record at Huntington Beach Highschool

  • First Team AVCA All American

  • Middle blocker for USA Volleyball 

  • USA Bronze Pan Am Cup medalist

“This means the world to me. Leaving a mark on USA Volleyball as both an individual and team a is something I will always cherish and remember fondly. There’s nothing quite like playing with the stars and stripes on your jersey. God bless America!”

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Jordan Anderson

Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Northern Arizona University 

  • Northern Arizona Graduate Assistant

Accolades:

  • Third all-time in digs in program history with 1,475 digs

  • 2x Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week

  • 2x Big Sky All- Academic selection

  • Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award 

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Onye Ofoegbu

Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • University of California Irvine

Accolades:

  • All Big West Freshman Team

  • Volleyballmag.com Fab 50

  • Named AVCA Phenom Watch List

  • Senior Aces list and top 50 junior recruits

Majoring in Psychological Sciences and Criminology, Law, and Society

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Kris Kam

Coach

Career

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy

Volleyball Career:

  • University of Hawaii

  • Azusa Pacific University

Accolades:

  • NCAA Division 1 Semifinalist vs. Penn State

  • 3x WAC Championship teams

  • Scholar athlete

  • Qualified for MBO (Manhattan Beach Open) with Nikki Taylor (1st Team All American)

"As iron sharpens iron."

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Ryan Poole

Seasonal Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Long Beach State Volleyball 

  • England National Team

  • England Beach Men's National Team

Accolades:

  • National Champion 2018

  • National Champion 2019

  • Big West Champion 2018

  • Big West Champion 2019

Major in Biology with an emphasis in Physiology

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Avery Nelson

Seasonal Coach

Volleyball Career:

  •  Long Beach State Women's Volleyball

 

Accolades:

  • NJCAA First-team All American 2017

  • NJCAA First-team All American 2018

  • Regional Player of the Year 2017

  • Regional Player of the Year 2018

  • Freshman of the Year

  • Ranked 10th at Nationals

Majoring in Communications

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Marc Moody

Seasonal Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Long Beach State

Accolades:

  • First Team All American 2017

  • National Honors Society Member

  • Led LBSU in blocks 4x

Majoring in Communications