Japan - V.Premier League 2013-2014

  • Most Valuable Player Award : Risa Shinnabe (Hisamitsu Springs)

    Fighting Spirit Award : Miyashita Haruka (Okayama seagulls)

    Best 6 Awards :
    Risa Shinnabe (WS - Hisamitsu Springs)
    Nagaoka Miyu (WS - Hisamitsu Springs)
    Saori Sakoda (WS - Toray Arrows)
    Iwasaka Nana (MB - Hisamitsu Springs)
    Mai Yamaguchi (MB - Okayama Seagulls)
    Miyashita Haruka (S - Okayama Seagulls)

    Best Libero Award : Tsutsui Sayaka
    Best Receive Award : Arisa Sato

    Best Scorer : Saori Sakoda (Toray Arrows) --- 543 points
    Best Spiker : Lauren Paolini (Hitachi Rivale) --- 49%
    Best Blocker : Mai Okumura (JT Marvelous) --- 0.87 per set
    Best Server : Ishii Yuki (Hisamitsu Springs) --- rate 16.3
    Best Serve Receiver : Risa Shinnabe --- 72.7%

    Best Rookie Award : Mai Okumura (JT Marvelous)

  • The V-League has adopted new rules for the 2014-2015 season

    1. There will be 3 matches against all opponents instead of 4 (21 matches)
    2. Adopting the 3,2,1,0 match points system
    3. Tiebreakers after match points, winning percentage (matches won/matches played), sets ratio, points ratio
    4. If those are all tied, then it is just between those teams' matches against each other
    5. Top 6 teams make the playoffs (Bottom 2 teams are in promotion/relegation playoff)
    6. First round of playoffs 1 vs. 6, 2 vs. 5 and 3 vs. 4 (1 match only), the top ranked winning seed advances to the final
    7. The other two winners playoff in the semifinal (1 match only)

  • The Official V.League Site, provides links to all the clubs, latest news, and player info.

    The BIG NEWS today is that Saori Kimura has returned to Toray Arrows on a 2 year professional contract!

  • Teams may not post team e-mail addresses on the sites and none of the pages are in English.

    Pioneer has ended their sponsored team and I doubt that it would continue as a club team. This is due to Pioneer's financial losses in their business.

  • Megumi Kurihara has been released by Okayama. She may retire as well as there were some mentions in March in the Japanese press with all of the rehab she's been doing for the last couple of years.