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What a night!

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Shoji was doused with water, confetti and Silly String by jubilant players at the Stan Sheriff Center.
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Mita Uiato, Ali Longo and Emily Hartong led the charge to ignite the celebration as his team interrupted Shoji’s television interview with Howard Dashefsky.
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Mita Uiato, Ali Longo and Emily Hartong led the charge to ignite the celebration as his team interrupted Shoji’s television interview with Howard Dashefsky.
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Mita Uiato, Ali Longo and Emily Hartong led the charge to ignite the celebration as his team interrupted Shoji’s television interview with Howard Dashefsky.
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    In a brief moment in which he was not surrounded by players and dignitaries, Shoji’s wife, Mary, rushed in to give him a quick kiss after the victory before 6,053 fans.
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Shoji was carried on the shoulders of Kristiana Tuaniga, left, and Kalei Adolpho following the Wahine’s 23-25, 25-15, 23-25, 25-17 win over Santa Clara on Friday. “We enjoy what we’re doing right now,” Shoji said. “I think we have a really great team. I think we can go all the way.”
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    “Tonight, I want to reflect everything on the team and all those who have been part of this program. I appreciate all the accolades, but let’s think of this as yours and ours together. … It is so humbling being a coach at this program. Never in my entire life can I imagine … God has blessed me and my family so much to be a coach in this program.”

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