|| Kawika Shoji
As a Senior in 2010: Honored as the AVCA and Volleyball Magazine National Player of the Year ... named NCAA Tournament co-Most Outstanding Player after a dominating performance where he had 47 assists, 10 digs, three blocks, and two kills, and set Stanford to a .495 hitting percentage in the NCAA championship against Penn State ... made AVCA, MPSF, and Volleyball Magazine All-America first teams ... also named to NCAA and MPSF All-Tournament teams ... an MPSF All-Academic team selection ... received the Stanford Athletic Board's Donald Kennedy Award for an athlete who combines strong academics and athletics with community service ... second in nation in assists per game with an average of 13.86 ... only player nationally to rank among the Top 25 in assists (second) and digs (22nd) per game ... broke own school record for assists in a season (2010) in rally-scoring era with 1,455 and holds school record in season assists per set (13.86) ... school all-time record holder, in rally-scoring era, for career service aces (108) and digs (844), and sets played (407) ... set Stanford to a national-best .356 hitting percentage ... second in school history in the rally-scoring era in career digs per game (2.07), career assists (4,504), and career assists per game (11.07) ... third in school history in the rally-scoring era in season digs (258) and season digs per set (2.46) ... is school all-time record holder for sets played (all eras) with 411 ... tied career best with 70 assists in five-set victory over Pepperdine (April 9) ... had 64 in a four-set victory at USC (Feb. 20).
As a Junior in 2009: Named AVCA first-team All-American for his second All-American honor ... along with brother Erik, became Stanford's first first-team selection since 2005 ... the Shojis became the first brothers ever to earn first-team honors in the same year ... also named first-team All-American by Volleyball Magazine ... ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American ... set school season record for assists in the rally-scoring era (since 2001) with 1,394, breaking the mark held by current U.S. national team setter Kevin Hansen ... named to All-MPSF first-team... combined for 87 assists, 25 digs, 10 kills, three blocks and two aces in a two-match sweep at Hawai'i, earning MPSF player of the week honors ... ranked 11th in nation in assists per set with 12.56... recorded nine matches of 50-plus assists, matching his collegiate high of 70 in five sets against UCLA (Feb. 5) and totaling 60 in a four-set win over No. 2 Pepperdine (Feb. 13) ... played in 31 matches, starting 29... ranked second on team in digs (207, 1.86) and third in aces (21) ... named to the MPSF Academic All-Conference team with a 3.59 GPA.
As a Sophomore in 2008: Earned AVCA second-team All-America honors, becoming Stanford's first All-American since Olympic gold medalist Kevin Hansen in 2005 and the school's 17th overall ... also named to All-MPSF second team and MPSF All-Academic team ... ranks No.2 in assists (1,655), No.4 in aces (56) and No.6 in digs (371) on Stanford's all-time career lists during the rally-scoring era (2001-present) ... had 990 assists, the highest non-Hansen single-season total in Cardinal rally-scoring era history ... averaged 10.31 assists per set ... put together an early-season streak of three consecutive 50-assist performances, against Alberta, UCLA and UC Irvine ... had 53 assists, 15 digs and three blocks in upset victory at No.1 BYU (Feb. 23) ... collegiate high 70 assists came against visiting Hawai'i (Feb. 27) ... reached 50 assists seven times, twice in three-set matches ... started four times at outside hitter, with high of 19 kills at Pacific (Feb. 15) ... four aces in victory over UC Irvine (April 12) ... three aces in four-point service run that broke open the fifth set in season-opening victory over Cal State Northridge (Jan. 4) ... led the team with 28 aces.
As a Freshman in 2007: All-MPSF honorable mention selection ... averaged 6.92 assists per set ... led team with 180 digs, third in kills (182) and fourth in blocks (46) ... often started at opposite hitter.
High School/Club: Lettered four years in volleyball and golf and three years in basketball at Iolani School in Honolulu ... co-captain with Spencer McLachlin on U.S. junior national team that finished seventh in the 2007 junior world championships in Morocco ... competed for the U.S. youth national team in 2004 and 2005 and was named Best Setter of the NORCECA tournament ... four-time Junior Olympic all-tournament choice ... Honolulu Advertiser co-state player of the year with Jordan Inafuku in 2004 ... three-time all-state selection ... won state volleyball title as a sophomore ... Interscholastic League of Honolulu Player of the Year in 2004 ... three-time all-league selection ... Honolulu Advertiser co-State Player of the Year in basketball for the 2005-06 season ... averaged 14.2 points as a small forward to lead Iolani to the Division AA state championship as a senior, one of his three state basketball titles ... second-team all-state in golf ... won Junior Olympic title with the Outrigger Canoe Volleyball Club, alongside McLachlin and Inafuku.
Personal: Son of Dave and Mary Shoji ... father is the longtime University of Hawai'i women's volleyball coach, who has won four national titles in 35 seasons ... sister Cobey is the director of operations for the Stanford women's volleyball team ... brother Erik is a sophomore teammate at Stanford ... majoring in political science ... hobbies include surfing, ping pong, playing pool and hanging out at the beach.