Name: James Shaw
Position: Setter
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Height: 6-8 (203 cm)
Weight: 215 (98kg)
Birthplace: Stanford, Calif.
Hometown: Woodside, Calif.
High School: St. Francis High School
College: Stanford (2016)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016 MPSF Player of the Year and Lloy Ball Award as the nation's best setter at NCAA DI-II from Off the Block. Also 2016 AVCA First-Team All-American.
  • Helped Stanford to the 2014 NCAA National Championship where it finished second and named to the all-tournament team
  • Playing for Tonazzo Padova in Italy's Serie A League during the winter of 2016-17
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  • Played setter and opposite on the 2018 Pan American Cup team
  • An alternate for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team
  • A member of the 2013 and ’12 U.S. Junior National Team. The 2012 team won the NORCECA U21 Continental Championship
  • A member of the 2011 Boys’ Youth National Team that won bronze at the U19 Pan American Cup and went on to compete at the FIVB World Championship
  • Was the first setter to start as a freshman at Stanford since National Team member Kawika Shoji. Shaw had to beat out Joe Ctvrtlik, son of Olympic gold medalist Bob Ctvrtlik, to win the spot.
  • AVCA second team All-American in 2014
  • A 2012 graduate of St. Francis High School in Mountain View, Calif.
  • Led the Lancers to the 2012 Central Coast Section Division I championship
  • A member of the Mountain View Volleyball Club and won a bronze medal at the 2011 USA Junior National Championships, earning all-tournament honors
Personal: Born James Walker Shaw (1994) in Stanford, Calif. James and his family currently reside in Woodside, Calif.... Parents are Don and Carolyn Shaw... Don was head coach of both men’s and women’s volleyball at Stanford University for a total of 27 years... Has one older sister, Jordan (1992), who played volleyball at St. Mary's College... Started playing beach volleyball in 2010... Enjoys golfing, playing basketball, table tennis, listening to music, creating music, playing video games traveling, fishing, and watching sports


“I’m finally getting healthy for the first time, so things are really looking up. I would obviously love to get on the court this summer with the team and represent America, but the setting position is full of guys who are talented and have been in the gym longer than I. The coaches know, though, that I’m in it for the long haul, so I have no worries or stresses about making an immediate impact.”


One Last Time: James Shaw Says Goodbye to Maples - Stanford Daily
Boys volleyball player of the year: James Shaw – San Jose Mercury News