2023-2024 Club Volleyball Coaches / Teams
Ashley Kelsey “AK” has accomplished many great things in her career! As a D1 athlete, AK played at the University of New Mexico for 6 years ending her career with 1,529 digs ranking her 5rh all-time for the Lobos. AK has received numerous awards and recognitions such as the 2017 All-Mountain West, 2017 Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week, and the Lobo Classic Outstanding Libero. In her home state of Hawaii, AK was recognized as the 2012 Girls High School Player of the Year.
AK will be leading the New Mexico Elite Volleyball Club. Some of AK’s responsibilities will include: overseeing coaches in the program, communicating with parents / athletes, practice and game schedules, tournament preparation, and overseeing all summer camp/ extra-curricular events the club may do in the future. We are happy to have AK onboard with NM Elite!
My name is Sam Harris, I am originally from Farmington New Mexico and have just recently moved to the Rio Rancho/Albuquerque area. I am beyond thrilled to be a part of a wonderful community and club experience. My volleyball career started in middle school where I developed my love for the game, then I proceeded to play at the high school level for 4 years, but started club volleyball when I was 12. I played at the club level for 6 years before going to college. I was a setter at the NJCAA, NCAA Division 2, and NAIA levels. For my career outside of the court, I am finishing a trade school for dental assisting, continuing school for a Bachelor of Dental Hygiene and will someday be attending Dental School for my doctorate. Though college ball is not in my present life, my love for the game will always be something I cherish deeply, which is why I decided to take up coaching, knowing that I have so much passion and knowledge to give to the club. I am beyond thankful to have this opportunity to teach and coach the next generation, I'm hoping for the best club season to come!