Weight: 160 lbs
High School/Grad Year: Punahou School (Honolulu)/ 2008
Personal: Born Erik Thomas Shoji in 1989 in Honolulu, Hawaii... Parents are Dave and Mary Shoji... Has a brother, Kawika (1987) and a sister Cobey (1979)... Father is University of Hawai'i women's volleyball coach and has won four national titles in 34 seasons... Sister Cobey is the director of operations for the Stanford women's volleyball program... Brother Kawika is a freshman teammate at Stanford... Mother played basketball at Hawai'i... Began playing volleyball in 1998 with Outrigger Canoe Club... Graduated from Punahou School in 2008... While playing for Stanford, Erik had a "kick set" featured on ESPN's Plays of the Week... Favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird... Favorite food is sushi... Favorite athletes are Marat Safin and Serena Williams... Currently attends Stanford University.
International Highlights: 2011 - Competed for the United States at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China. 2008: NORCECA Continental Championships in El Salvador (Bronze medal). 2007: FIVB World Youth Championships in Baja, Calif. and Mexico. 2006: NORCECA Continental Championships, Dominican Republic (Silver medal)
USA Volleyball Highlights: 2008: Member of the Men's Junior National Team that took bronze at the NORCECA Continental Championships in El Salvador. Named Best Passer, Best Defender, and Best Libero of the Tournament. 2007: Member of the Boys' Youth National Team that competed in the FIVB World Championships in Baja, Calif. and Mexico. Named Best Defender and Best Libero. 2006: Member of the Boys' Youth National Team that took silver in the NORCECA Continental Championships in the Dominican Republic
Club/Prep Highlights: Four-time all-state first-team selection while playing for Punahou School in Honolulu ... Two-time All-America selection. 2008: Interscholastic League of Honolulu player of the year. 2006: Olympic all-tournament 17s choice for the runner-up Outrigger Canoe Volleyball Club of Honolulu.
Collegiate Highlights: Named First Team All-American and Newcomer of the Year.