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Our Team. #RAKIFAM

Meet our team! 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


  • 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


Volleyball Career:

  • Michigan State

  • Trained with the USA National Team

  • 4x Pro athlete (Peru and Italy)


  • 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

Seasonal Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Notre Dame de Namur University

  • NorCal Professional Volleyball League

  • Professional France and Civitinova


  • First Team All Conference

  • Top 5 defenders in conference

  • MVP of Empire League

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Chris Chappell'e


Volleyball Career:

  • Quincy University

  • 7x Pro athlete


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

  • Team Leader in digs

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Bailey Darnell


Volleyball Career:

  • University of California Irvine


  • First team All-Hawaii 2018

  • Graduated as Summa Cum Laude

  • Medaled 3rd place in 18's open

Majoring in Biological Sciences 


Kelly Negron


Volleyball Career:

  • University of California Irvine

  • Puerto Rican National Team


  • 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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Kendall Sonico


Volleyball Career:

  • Kean University

  • Head Coach at Warner High School

  • Trained at RAKI before committing to college


  • NJAC Conference Champions after 30 years

  • Led the team in assists and aces

  • Dean's list 2015, 2017, 2018 

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Emily Reinking


Volleyball Career:

  • Grand Canyon University

  • Irvine Valley College

  • Trained at RAKI before committing to college


  • 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

Doctorate of Physical Therapy

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Matt Hilling


Volleyball Career:

  • Mater Dei High School Coach & Athlete

  • USA National Team

  • 7x Pro athlete


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

  • Golden West Championship Team

  • 2021 Top Scorer Israeli Premier League

Just returned from playing in India


Shane Holdaway

Seasonal Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Long Beach State Volleyball

  • USA National Team


  • 3 National titles at Huntington Beach High School 

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

  • First Team AVCA All American

  • Middle blocker for USA Volleyball 

  • USA Bronze Pan Am Cup medalist

“Leaving a mark on USA Volleyball as both an individual and a team is something I will always cherish and remember fondly. There’s nothing quite like playing with the stars and stripes on your jersey."

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Jordan Anderson

Seasonal Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Northern Arizona University 

  • NAU Volleyball Athletics Staff


  • 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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Kris Kam

Seasonal Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • University of Hawaii

  • Azusa Pacific University


  • 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)

Doctor of Physical Therapy


Ryan Poole

Seasonal Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Long Beach State Volleyball 

  • England National Team

  • England Beach Men's National Team


  • National Champion 2018

  • National Champion 2019

  • Big West Champion 2018

  • Big West Champion 2019

Currently playing in the Netherlands

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