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  • Volleyball icon Member of U.S. Men's National Team since 2013
  • Volleyball icon Finished first among diggers and second among receivers at first Olympic Games (Rio 2016)
  • Volleyball icon Has played professionally in Germany, Austria, Italy and Russia
  • Volleyball icon Became first four-time First Team All-American in history of AVCA honors while at Stanford
  • Volleyball icon Represented U.S. on Men's Collegiate National Team, Men's Junior National Team and Boys' Youth National Team during junior career


  • Medal 2023 Volleyball Nations League Final - Silver
  • flag icon 2023 Volleyball Nations League Weeks One, Two, and Three
  • flag icon 2022 FIVB World Championship - 6th
  • Medal 2022 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Final Round - Silver
  • flag icon 2022 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Weeks Two and Three
  • 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games - 10th
  • flag icon 2021 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Preliminary Round - 7th
  • Medal 2019 FIVB Tokyo Men's Volleyball Qualification tournament - Gold
  • Medal 2019 FIVB World Cup - Bronze
  • Medal 2019 Volleyball Nations League Final Round - Silver
  • Medal 2018 World Championship - Bronze
  • Medal 2018 Volleyball Nations League Final Round - Bronze
  • Medal 2017 NORCECA Championship - Gold
  • Olympic Rings 2016 Olympic Games - Bronze
  • Medal 2015 FIVB World Cup - Gold; Best Libero
  • Medal 2015 NORCECA Champions Cup - Silver; Best Receiver
  • flag icon 2014 World Championship - T7th
  • Medal 2014 World League Final Round - Gold
  • flag icon 2014 NORCECA World Championship Qualifier - Tournament MVP, Best Libero, Best Digger, Best Receiver
  • flag icon 2013 World League
  • Medal 2013 NORCECA Continental Championships - Bronze; Best Libero, Best Passer, Best Defender
  • flag icon 2011 World University Games -12th
  • Medal 2006 NORCECA Continental Championships - Silver

Personal Highlights

  • Volleyball icon Born in 1989
  • Volleyball icon Father Dave Shoji coached at the University of Hawaii for more than 40 years and is winningest coach in NCAA DI women's volleyball history
  • Volleyball icon Mother Mary Shoji played basketball at the University of Hawaii
  • Volleyball icon Brother Kawika Shoji also played volleyball at Stanford and joined the U.S. Men's National Team in 2010
  • Volleyball icon Also has an older sister named Cobey
  • Volleyball icon Began playing volleyball in 1998 at Outrigger Canoe Volleyball Club (OCC)
  • Volleyball icon Took Punahou School to four consecutive state title matches, winning in 2005, 2006 and 2007
  • Medal With OCC, took 17s division silver at 2006 Boys Junior National Championships; named to All-Tournament Team

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  • Keys to better passing“Trust your angles. Work on having a strong, solid platform with a good angle to the target. Once that angle is in place, leave it there and trust that the ball will use that angle and go to the target.”