# Jason Shon

Men's Soccer
Class Senior Height 5'11"
Hometown Honolulu, Hawaii Weight 165
High School Education Laboratory School Position Midfielder
Club Team HSC Bulls Major Asian Studies (Japanese minor)

Junior season (2007) -- On foreign study in Kyoto, Japan.

Sophomore season (2006) – Played in 10 games, two as a starter ... Scored a pair of goals, the first of his college career, to power Whitman to a 3-1 victory over Willamette.

Freshman season (2005) – Played in eight games, starting three times ... Tallied his first college point with an assist in the 25th minute of play against Corban, zipping a bullet throw-in from the sidelines to sophomore Andy Huntington.

Prep – Played one year of varsity for the Junior Bows (Rainbows) ... Played for the HSC Bulls under coach Phil Neddo for eight years ... Participated in five Far West Regional Tournaments, as well as several Surf Cups, Nomads, and Dallas Cup tournaments ... 2005 state champs ... Also played four years of varsity volleyball, twice earning named All-State Honorable Mention.

Academics – National Merit Scholar Commendation in high school with a 4.0 cumulative GPA ... Received a Whitman scholar-athlete award in 2006 with a 4.0 cumulative grade point average ... Studied abroad for nine months in Kyoto, Japan, during the 2007-08 school year ... Interned during the 2008 summer at Honolulu's East-West Center, assisting coordinators with a seminar titled: "Communicating with Policymakers about Health and Population" ... Plays the tuba in the Whitman Wind Ensemble ... Member of Hui Aloha (Hawaii club) and Japanese tea ceremony.

Personal – Jason Shon was born on Sept. 8, 1987, in Honolulu, Hawaii ... Son of Jim and Carilyn Shon ... Competes on intramural basketball, frisbee, and dodgeball teams ... Tekisuijuku (Japanese house) resident assistant ... Hobbies include playing guitar and piano, frisbee, and eating Zippy's Chili Franks ... Plans to teacher English in Japan or volunteer in the Peace Corps after Whitman.

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