Erik Shoji

Erik Shoji

Fakel Novy Urengoy
United States
Birth Date
Birth Place
Hawaii, USA
184 cm
83 kg
Favorite Book
To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite Athlete
Marat Safin and Serena Williams

Libero Erik Shoji grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, and played for the
Outrigger Canoe Club. Erik and his older brother Kawika played together at
Stanford University and are now on the U.S. National Team together and both won
bronze medals at the 2016 Olympic Games. Erik and Kawika’s father, Dave, is
head coach of the women’s volleyball team at the University of Hawaii. Their
mother, Mary, played basketball at Hawaii. Shoji was the first four-time
first-team All-America in the history of the AVCA honor. In 2009, Erik and
Kawika were the first brothers every to earn AVCA first team honors in the same
year. Erik was a member of the U.S. Boys’ Youth Team in 2006 and ’07 and a
member of the Men’s Junior National Team in 2008 and ’09. He joined the senior
national team in 2013 and helped the team to the gold medal at the NORCECA
Championship. He went on to win another gold medal at the 2014 World League
Final Round. In 2015, he helped the U.S. win World League bronze and World Cup
gold. At the FIVB World Cup he was named Best Libero. He has played
professionally in Russia and Germany.


  • Position Libero
  • Selection Olympic (8) - W.C. (21) - Other (165)
  • International Debut Dominican Republic
  • Club Debut Outrigger Canoe Club
  • Current Club Fakel Novy Urengoy
  • Spike 330
  • Block 321