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American Volleyball Coaches Association
2365 Harrodsburg Rd. Suite A325
Lexington, Kentucky 40504
United States

Company Description: The mission of the AVCA is to develop and grow the sport of volleyball; with a membership of over 4,000 and counting, the AVCA provides a professional network for...   more
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  • Member of the Club Team
    Outrigger
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American Volleyball Coaches Association
www.avca.org, 30 Mar 2011 [cached]
Kawika Shoji - Stanford University
LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 5, 2010) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is pleased to announce that Stanford University setter Kawika Shoji has been named 2010 AVCA Men's Division I-II National Player of the Year.
The presentation was made at the NCAA Men's Volleyball Championship Banquet on the campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. The banquet was held in conjunction with the NCAA Men's Volleyball Championship, to be played May 6 and 8 at Maples Pavilion on Stanford's campus.
Shoji, a native of Honolulu, Hawai'i, played an integral role in leading Stanford to a 22-6 record, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) regular season and tournament titles and the No. 1 seed heading into this weekend's NCAA Men's Volleyball Championship semifinals, where it will face-off against No. 4 seed Ohio State.
In addition to being named AVCA Men's Division I-II National Player of the Year, Shoji is now a three-time AVCA All-American, having garnered First-Team honors for the past two seasons and Second-Team laurels in 2008. He also earned All-MPSF honors a quartet of times and holds the Cardinal's single-season record for assists after the rally scoring era (1,394). In his four years in a Stanford uniform, Shoji has accumulated 4,376 assists, 796 digs, 452 kills and 104 service aces, while leading the Cardinal from a 3-25 record as a freshman to a national contender in 2010.
The senior sat among the nation's elite in several statistical categories in 2010, with his 13.78 assists and 2.46 digs per game averages ranking among the top in the country. The Cardinal's leader on the floor, Shoji also helped the Stanford offense secure the nation's best team hitting percentage (.352).
Shoji becomes just the second Cardinal to be named AVCA National Player of the Year, as Canyon Ceman was the last Stanford player to earn the distinction at the culmination of the 1993 season.
Kawika Shoji grew up in ...
www.kansas.com, 5 June 2013 [cached]
Kawika Shoji grew up in Hawaii, spent his college years at Stanford and lived in Berlin for months at a time as a professional volleyball player.
He visits exotic locations regularly and, by all accounts, is a seasoned traveler.
So it comes as a bit of a shock to hear the 6-foot-3 setter talk about how thrilled he is to visit Kansas for the first time when the U.S. mens team takes on Argentina in FIVB World League matches Friday and Saturday at Koch Arena.
Im really excited to get there, Shoji said. Ive never been before.
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Hopefully a lot of my family members will be able to come from Kansas City and Omaha to watch me play, Shoji said.
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Shoji said his mother is from the Midwest, but attended college in Hawaii. She never left, raising a family that featured two exceptional volleyball players. Shojis brother, Erik, played college volleyball with Shoji and is currently competing for a spot on the national teams roster.
Shoji recently was promoted to the national team after years of playing for the organizations youth and secondary squads. He is one of many young players fighting for a permanent spot on the team.
The 25-year-old is hoping to make a positive impression.
For me, individually, this is a growing moment, Shoji said. I think its a growing moment for the whole team. We are all trying to come together. I dont think any of us should have anything to prove. As long as we play our game, we will be fine.
That approach has helped Shoji throughout his career.
The worldly traveler hopes it will continue to help him in front of a home crowd.
It is going to be fun playing there, Shoji said.
Welcome to Oregon Sports Photos
oregonsportsphotos.com, 13 Nov 2010 [cached]
Towson Catholic 59 - Iolani 44 Donte Greene (21) of Towson Catholic puts up a one-handed jumper against Iolani's Kawika Shoji (25).
Stanford Men's Volleyball: Kawika ...
www.iolanialumni.com, 20 July 2007 [cached]
Stanford Men's Volleyball: Kawika Shoji '06 returns to face UH
April 12, 2007
Kawika Shoji - Honolulu AdvertiserKawika Shoji '06, the 2004 Hawaii State Player of the Year in Volleyball, returns home as a member of the Stanford Men's Volleyball team to take on the Hawaii Warriors this weekend in their final two matches of the MPSF regular season.
Stanford comes in with a record 3-23 overall and is currently in last place in the MPSF (2-18).They have tallied two wins over UC San Diego and one against Quincy and in their most recent games, took both Pepperdine and USC to four games.
Though his team has struggled, Kawika, while not satisfied, remains optimistic about the future of the program.
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The influx of new talent and familiar faces will hopefully lead to more wins as well as allow Kawika to move back to his familiar spot at setter, the position at which he started this season.
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At his new position, Kawika is averaging 1.69 kills per game and hitting .247 with 1.73 digs and 0.48 blocks.
Volleyball's island import - The Stanford Daily Online
www-daily.stanford.edu, 10 Jan 2007 [cached]
However, Stanford's hard luck seemed to take a turn for the better with the signing of current freshman outside hitter and setter Kawika Shoji from Iolani High School in Honolulu.
Kawika is the son of Dave Shoji, the famed head coach of the University of Hawaii's women's team.
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"He has been a good coach and a good dad," Kawika said."He gives me pointers when I need them.He has been very encouraging and positive and helpful."
Despite his volleyball pedigree, Kawika didn't devote all of his time to volleyball.He played basketball and golf in high school as well.
His mother, Mary is a former basketball player for Hawaii, and inspired Kawika's basketball game.The 2006 Hawaii Player of the Year in basketball, he helped lead his team to three consecutive state championships, making five in a row for Iolani.
Any other state Player of the Year would probably be arrogant or boastful.But Kawika insists that there were plenty of other basketball players as good as or better than him and that he was granted the award by default because of his team's state championship.
"[Kawika has] a really good leadership quality," said sophomore middle blocker Brandon Williams.
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Kawika credits his experience in all three sports with making him the kind of player he is on the court.
"Golf helped me become mentally stronger for my other sports," said Kawika, who had a 75 average and was ranked in the top ten of his high school league."You need that mental toughness to play all sports."
Despite Stanford losing all three of its matches at the Elephant Bar Invitational this past weekend, Kawika proved to be a superior competitor and strong team leader in his first games as a college player.
Kawika got his start as a setter at ten years old with the Outrigger Canoe club team, where he played through high school.Founded and coached by his father during the offseason of the women's college schedule, the club became a beacon for high level players.
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"Kawika was kind of the ringleader of that whole group," explained assistant coach Ken Shibuya.
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They all played together even though they went to different high schools ... Kawika is such a charismatic leader.Once he made a choice to attend school here, they all tended to follow the leader."
"We grew up playing on the same team," said Kawika.
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