James Shaw

USA Volleyball

Home/Birthplace: Woodside, Calif./Stanford, Calif.
Birth Year: 1994
Position: Setter/Opposite
Height: 6-8
Weight: 215
Club Team/Coach: Mountain View Volleyball Club/Don Shaw
High School/Grad Year: St. Francis High School/2012
College: Stanford University

USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2013  Selected to the Men’s Junior Nationals Training Team. 2012 – Selected to the Men’s Junior National Training Team. Helped the U.S. Men's Junior National Team win the NORCECA Championship in Colorado Springs, Colo., and qualify for the 2013 FIVB World Championship. 2011 – Selected to the Boys' Youth National Team. 2010 – Member of U.S. Boys’ Youth A2 White Team that took third place at the High Performance Championship… Made the High Performance A1 Camp.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011– Competed in the NORCECA Championships (gold). 2011 Played on the Boys' Youth National Team that competed in the Under-19 Pan American Cup in Mexicali, Mexico (Bronze).

CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: Named First Team All-WCAL in 2012 and 2011… Named First Team All-CCS 2012 and 2011… Named San Jose Mercury News Boys Volleyball Player of the year in 2012… Member of MVVC that placed third at the Junior National Championships… Selected for the 2012 All-Tournament Team at the Junior National Championships...Selected to the 2011 All-Tournament Team at the Junior National Championships… Named to Volleyball Magazine's "Fab 50" in 2012…. Played in the 17U Boys’ Classic in Anaheim, Calif. (second place)… Boys’ Far Western Championships (first place)… Named Mercury News CCS Sophomore of the Year as well as Junior of the Year… NCVA Beach Santa Cruz Tournament (first place)… CBVA Santa Cruz Tournament (second place).

COLLEGE: 2013 – James plays at Stanford University... Saw action in 98 sets as a freshman... Led the team with 1,027 assists... added 160 digs, 65 kills, and 49 blocks. Named to the 2013 All-MPSF Freshman Team… Named 2013 All-MPSF Honorable Mention.   

PERSONAL: Born James Walker Shaw (1994) in Stanford, Calif. James and his family currently reside in Woodside, Calif. … Parents Donald and Carolyn Shaw… Donald was a head coach of both men’s and women’s volleyball at Stanford University for a total of 27 years…James has one older sister, Jordan (1992)… Jordan played volleyball at St. Mary’s College… James started playing indoor volleyball in 2006… He started playing beach volleyball in 2010 and currently plays with Chet Radish and Ben Patch… James’ favorite food is homemade smoothies… Favorite book is The Great Gatsby… Favorite musical artist is Kanye West… James enjoys golfing, playing basketball, table tennis, listening to music, creating music, playing video games traveling, fishing, and watching sports…his favorite movie is Anchorman and favorite actor is Will Ferrell… Favorite team is the Los Angeles Dogers and favorite athletes are Kevin Hansen, Kawika Shoji and Kobe Bryant… James says that he admires his parents because “they have sacrificed so much in their lives for me to have everything I wanted or needed.”… James’ happiest moment was when he made the 2011 Youth National Team and the 2012 Junior National Team.

Updated May 2013

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