If you’re into sports, you have probably heard of the member of the United States men’s national volleyball team, NORCECA Champion (2013, 2017), Erik Shoji. Eric Shoji was born in Honolulu, Hawai’i, on August 24, 1989. His current club is ZAKSA Kdzierzyn-Kole.
You can trace sporting interests back to his family—University of Hawai’i’s former coach for over 40 years. Dave Shoji, Eric’s father, is one of the most favorable coaches in NCAA DI women’s volleyball history; Mary Shoji, his mother, was a standout athlete at the University of Hawai’i herself.
Setter Kawika Shoji, Eric’s older brother, is also a member of the United States men’s national volleyball team. Human Biology was his major when he graduated from Stanford University in 2012.
He runs his coaching and consulting business while being out of the country most of the time, proving that he is a hands-on entrepreneur. After beginning his career with the Men’s Junior National Team in 2008.
Shoji made the jump to the Senior National Team in 2013, where he played a crucial role in their victory at the NORCECA Championship. Who inspires Eric during his plays? Learn more about his love life and girlfriend as we reveal personal details about her.
Eric Shoji’s Girlfriend: Sydney Yogi.
Despite the rumors that Erik Shoji is gay, he is dating his high school sweetheart and longtime girlfriend, Sydney Yogi. They’ve known each other since 5th grade when they were classmates.
They started dating in 8th grade and have been together for about ten years now, which is quite a long time. Things are going well between them; it doesn’t matter how far they are apart.
Their friendship has served as a foundation for their relationship’s growth. Right now, the couple isn’t planning to start a family.
Sydney Yogi’s biography
On October 20, 1990, Sydney Yogi was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i. She’s the daughter of Barry and Laurie Yogi, and she has one brother named Kelsey.
Sydney holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. Currently, she works as a pharmacist at a hospital and a retail pharmacy.
Sydney is the head coach of Excel Volleyball Club, a nationally ranked and recognized boys’ volleyball team in Dallas, Texas. Like her boyfriend, Eric Shoji, a four-year captain of her university’s volleyball team, Sydney is well-known for his volleyball career.
Because of their shared love for sports, they have been supportive of each other’s professional development.