Erik Shoji became the first player in the 22 years of American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America selections to be named to the first team all four seasons of his collegiate career.

Shoji, a libero from Honolulu, was one of three Stanford seniors named to AVCA All-America teams, joining three-time first-team choice Brad Lawson and second-team setter Evan Barry, who becomes the 23rd All-America in program history

Only 1988 Olympic gold medalist Scott Fortune and future beach star Matt Fuerbringer were four-time All-Americans among Stanford players. But no Cardinal had received first-team honors all four years, whether from the AVCA or another organization.

"He's the greatest libero in collegiate volleyball history," Stanford coach John Kosty said. "He owns every record, he's the only four-time first-team All-America. He's incredible."

Thursday, Lawson had 17 kills, and Eric Mochalski served an ace on the sixth match point to give Stanford a 25-21, 17-25, 25-19, 35-33 victory over BYU in the semifinals of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament at USC.

The Cardinal, the No. 3-ranked team and No. 2 seed in the tournament, advances to the final Saturday at 7 p.m.

  • Breanna Lopez hit her fifth home run of the season, and Michelle Cox was just a home run short of hitting for the cycle as the San Jose State softball team won 10-6 over host Utah Valley. Lopez went 3 for 3 with four RBIs and scored two runs.

  • The Cal men's basketball team held its annual team awards banquet Wednesday, and senior forward Harper Kamp was named Most Valuable Player. Kamp is the 18th player in school history to record at least 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in a career.

    He was also the Pac-12's men's basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year this season. Senior guard Jorge Gutierrez received the Defensive Player of the Year award for the fourth straight year.

  • The top-ranked Stanford women's water polo hosts the MPSF championship at Avery Aquatic Center. The top-seeded Cardinal will take on eighth-seeded Hawaii on Friday. No. 5 Cal plays No. 4 Arizona State in the first round.

  • Stanford's Andrew Yun and Patrick Rodgers were named to the U.S. team that will compete in the 2012 Palmer Cup at The Royal County Down Golf Club in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. The annual Ryder Cup-style competition is June 28-30.