Shoji named Positive Coaching Alliance-Hawaii’s Double-Goal Coach of the Year at the inaugural breakfast event at Waialae Country Club.
The event ended up being more of a roast of Shoji with Kanoa Leahey the MC and former players on the panel, including hilarious stories from Tita Ahuna and Nikki Taylor.
Early proclamation from the Mayor declaring Dec. 4 Dave Shoji Day in Honolulu (That’s his birthday, as well as Jim Leahey’s) So Kanoa said it will be great on Dec. 4 to tell “Pops, Happy Dave Shoji Day.”
Pictured below are Shoji and wife Mary
Quite a few of the Wahine in attendance representing all decades of Shoji’s career: Terry Malterre, Ahuna, Dani Mafua, Elizabeth Ka’aihue, Jenny Wilton, Emily Maeda, Ali Longo, Lauren Duggins.
Pictured below Maeda, James Buccella, Ka’aihue and Mafua
While at breakfast, Shoji kept tabs on the USA men, with both his sons on the roster. USA men were swept in Iran 25-19, 29-27, 25-20, apparently a very loud crowd of over 12,000
Christenson at setter, E. Shoji at libero, K. Shoji as serving sub in Set 2.
“The intensity in this arena is like nothing I have ever experienced before,” U.S. Team Captain David Lee said. “The crowd is deafening. It’s a really hard place to play.”
And lastly Friday, Kalei Adolpho one of the 207 Division I athletes nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year.