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Kawika Shoji named Player of Year, Umlauft & Walker honored

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Jonas Umlauft, left, & Joshua Walker, right Jonas Umlauft, left, & Joshua Walker, right

By Brooks Baehr - bio | email

PALO ALTO (HawaiiNewsNow) - University of Hawaii volleyball players Jonas Umlauft and Joshua Walker received trophies at the AVCA All-American Banquette on the campus of Stanford University Wednesday night.

Umlauft was recognized as a 1st team All-American and the AVCA newcomer of the year.

Walker is a member of the All-American second team.

The AVCA National Player of the Year award was not announced until the banquette.  Iolani graduate Brad Lawson had been honored as the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Year.  But his Stanford teammate, Kawika Shoji, was the surprise winner of the AVCA player of the year at the banquette.

UH Wahine head coach Dave Shoji and his wife Mary were at the banquette to see their son (Kawika) receive the award.

 

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