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Episode 5: Empowering the student-athlete

Hikina Rising is a Kamehameha Maui podcast series that features KS staff, current and former students, and interesting members of the community with a goal of enlightening and uplifting the schoolʻs lāhui by tapping into the talents and expertise of its human resources.

Hikina Rising is a Kamehameha Maui podcast series that features KS staff, current and former students, and interesting members of the community with a goal of enlightening and uplifting the schoolʻs lāhui by tapping into the talents and expertise of its human resources.

Hikina Rising is a Kamehameha Maui podcast series that features KS staff, current and former students, and interesting members of the community with a goal of enlightening and uplifting the schoolʻs lāhui by tapping into the talents and expertise of its human resources.

Hikina Rising is a Kamehameha Maui podcast series that features KS staff, current and former students, and interesting members of the community with a goal of enlightening and uplifting the schoolʻs lāhui by tapping into the talents and expertise of its human resources.

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Girls volleyball head coach Alex Akana talks story with hosts Mr. Kaholo Rickard and Mr. Kevin O’Brien about the adversities she faced as a Division 1 player in college and how that contributed to her success.

As a KS Kapālama alumna, Coach Alex can speak to the challenges of playing both league and club sports in high school, as well.

They are joined by sophomore volleyball player Sofia Stupplebeen (’21), who listens in on the conversation and asks questions about the athletic mindset.

This is an inspirational episode that shows that the challenges that student-athletes face can be conquered and can also be a cornerstone for success.

Coaches Kevin OʻBrien, Alex Akana, and Kaholo Rickard with sophomore Sofia Stupplebeen.

Coaches Kevin OʻBrien, Alex Akana, and Kaholo Rickard with sophomore Sofia Stupplebeen.

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