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Ashley Walker

Club Director
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Coach Ashley has grown up in Lakeland and attended Lake Gibson High School where she played volleyball for 4 years. She played for Polk State. She has been coaching since 1999 and has been the assistant varsity volleyball coach at Lake Gibson High School for 6 years. Ashley is married and has a daughter who currently plays volleyball in Ohio. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family 

Jessie Hopkins

Club Director
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Coach Jessie has grown up in Lakeland and attended Lakeland Christian High School where she played volleyball for 6 years. She played for Warner Southern, Polk State, and Florida College where her team won a National Championship in 2007. She has been coaching since she was 19 and has been the head volleyball coach at Lake Gibson High School for 6 years. She is married and has two children. 

Stephanie Arnett

Coach Stephanie grew up in Lakeland and attended Santa Fe Catholic High School and George Jenkins High School where she played varsity volleyball for 4 years.  She went on to play college volleyball at Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky.  She is a physical therapist assistant by profession and is in her second year of coaching volleyball at Lake Gibson High School and fourth year overall of coaching.  Stephanie is married and has 4 children and 2 grandchildren.   First and foremost, she loves being a mom, family time, and watching her children play sports.

Damaris Flores

20+ Juniors Coaching USAV & AAU Experience:
2020 Lakeland High School Beach Volleyball Coach
2019  16 under Head Coach Southern Select VB Club
2018  16 under Head Coach Top Select VB Club
2018  Polk State College Assistant Coach & Strength/Conditioning Coach
2013-2017 Winter Haven High School Head Coach
2000-2007 Florida Southern College Assistant Coach
Former Puertorrican National League Professional Player
Former Puertorrican National Team Indoors & Beach Volleyball Player

Katelynn Morris

 This is Katelynn's 3rd year coaching with Warrior Athletics.  She is a graduate from Lake Gibson High School and has played with Warriors for 2 years.  She was offered a scholarship to play in college and is now pursuing a nursing degree

Kenzie Riegel


Kenzie is from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She came to Florida on a volleyball scholarship to Southeastern University where she played for two years. She started playing when she was around 8 years old and still continues to play indoor and outdoor volleyball today.


Bri Ray


Coach Bri was born and raised in Lakeland. She played volleyball for Lakeland High School all four years first as an outside hitter and later a libero. She coached club volleyball right after high school and is now the head JV coach at Bartow High School. Outside of working and volleyball, Bri loves to travel for music festivals and spending extra time with her two dogs. 

Kendall Locke

Coach Kendall grew up in Lakeland and played at Lake Gibson high school and for Warrior’s. She received a scholarship from Hillsbrough Community College we’re she played while obtaining her AA degree in business. 

Coach Margaux

Coach Margaux grew up in Zephryhills, Florida where she played on her high school team. She went on to play volleyball at Hillsborough Community College with Coach Kendall and their team placed 6th at nationals. Coach Margaux loves hiking and the outdoors and her pet Cat Spoon. 

Dayanna Barbosa

Dayanna Barbosa began playing volleyball in the early teenage years, quickly falling in love with the sport as an OH/OPP Hitter in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She played for 9 year at Mackenzie Sport Club in Brazil and obtained a scholarship to play for Polk State College.  She contributed to the team's first trip to the NJCAA National tournament.

After her two years at Polk State, Dayanna earned a  scholarship to continue her education at Mars Hill University in North Carolina.  Showing great leadership and talent, she quickly earned her place as the captain of the Mars Hill Lions. She graduated with a bachelor’s in Exercise Science  and began as an assistant coach at her first alma mater, Polk State College. During her first year coaching, she helped the Polk State Eagles earn their chance at the NCJAA National Tournament.

Mackenzie Sport Club (2003-2012)
-Regional Champions (2010, 2011, 2012)
-States Champions (2010,2011)
Polk State 
-Regional all tournament team (2015)
-State all tournament team (2015)

Double-Goal Coach: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons
Double-Goal Coach: Culture, Practices and Games

Coaching Experience & Achievements
Head Coach at Colavol volleyball club at Georgia, (2017)
Head Coach at Biltmore Volleyball Academy at NC,  (2019)   
Assistant Coach Polk State College, (2019-2021)
-Finished 4th in the National tournament 
Coordinator and Head coach at Top Select, (2019-2020)


Abby Knoop


I am from West Branch, Iowa, and recently moved down to Florida to play my last year of collegiate volleyball at Florida Southern College. Prior to this, I played four years of volleyball at Western Illinois University where I received my BA in Marketing and my MBA with an emphasis in Supply Chain Management."


Emma Shaddix

Coach Emma is from Jupiter Florida. She is currently a senior at Florida Southern College where she plays indoor volleyball. Coach Emma is currently pursuing a degree in Exercise Science and a Master's in Business Administration.  Coach Emma has previously coached at FSC for summer camps, volunteer at Palm Beach Juniors Club volleyball, and volunteer at Jupiter Christian School.

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