Japan - V.Premier League 2017-2018

  • Championship - Hitachi Rivale 
    Quasi-winning - KUROBE Aqua Fairies 
    3rd place - - - - PFU Blue Cats
    4th - - - - - - - - Saitama Ageo Medics 
    5 - - - - - - - - - -Kashiwa Angel Cross 
    # 6 - - - - - - - - Breath Hamamatsu 
    7th place - - - - GSS Tokyo Sanbimuzu 
    8th - - - - - - - - Prestige International Alan Mare
    9 - - - - - - - - - Gunma Bank Green Wings


    I saw Ebata in uniform with PFU but didn't see her play.

  • NEC Red Rockets roster for 2018 Asian Women's Club Volleyball Championship


    • 5. OHNO, Kana - MB - 1992.06.30, 180cm, 70kg
    • 6. UENO, Kaori - MB - 1995.01.06, 180cm, 73kg
    • 7. YAMAGUCHI, Kaname - S - 1989-11-06, 170cm, 67kg
    • 8. YANAGITA, Mizuki - WS - 0 1996-03-26, 168cm, 64kg
    • 9. OKUYAMA, Yuna - S - 1995.09.26, 170cm, 67kg
    • 10. IWASAKI, Sayaka - Li - 1990.07.18, 158cm, 50kg
    • 11. SHINOHARA, Sayaka - S - 1996.08.06, 164cm, 56kg
    • 12. HIROSE, Nanami - WS - 1997.05.12, 177cm, 62kg
    • 13. YAMAUCHI, Misaki - WS - 1995.03.10, 172cm, 69kg
    • 14. TSUKADA, Shiori - S - 1994.09.07, 175cm, 63kg
    • 15. KOJIMA, Manami - Li - 1994.11.07, 158cm, 58kg
    • 16. ARATANI, Shiori - MB/WS - 1998.09.22, 173cm, 60kg
    • 17. YAMADA, Nichika - MB - 2000.02.24, 183cm, 71kg


    Head Coach KANEKO, Takayuki


    Source: www.jva.or.jp/index.php/international/2018/asiaclubwomens/member



    WOW! They went with only four wing spikers but they will be bringing four setters, really that many setters are needed? :what:

  • WOW! They went with only four wing spikers but they will be bringing four setters, really that many setters are needed?


    lol :what:


    NEC's got some roster decisions to make. The only Swinger they have they aren't taking is Koga. I'm happy to see the ones they are taking get some experience, such that it is.


    The only addition I'm unfamiliar with is the young MB - YAMADA, Nichika. She's 183cm! lol I think I saw her in the Kurowashiki Tournament but don't recall her making an impression.


    I hope we get to see the matches.


    I just noticed that the DAZN folks are claiming availability is coming to the USA "soon". I'm sure not in time for the Asian Clubs, but if I can watch the V.League Season in High Definition I will be so happy. About $15.00/month.

  • A couple bits of news:


    2018 / 2019 Transfer News A 6'4" Middle Blocker comes to NEC! Rhamat Alhassan I'm glad NEC didn't hire an OH. This is going to help them a lot, to win some games. Too bad for Nichika Yamada and probably Kaori Ueno.


    https://www.kurobe-aqua.jp/news/?r_id=457 Akane Ukishima, the powerful southpaw OP from Hisamitsu's B Team has joined KUROBE Aqua Fairies. I don't know KUROBE team that well but I imagine Akane will see some major playing time now. Good for her. I'll bet I will be typing her name a lot this upcoming season.

  • I'm not sure I registered all this news (according to World of Volley)


    Just to get it all in one place:

    Neriman has resigned with Toyota for 2018/2019 :woohoo:

    Akinradewo has resigned with Hisamitsu for 2018/2019 :woohoo:

    Sinead Jack has signed with Denso for 2018/2019 (I don't know her, but she's a MB)

    Brankica has resigned with JT Marvelous

    NEC has signed a tall MB Rhamat Alhassan.


    Cursty Jackson is not returning to Hitachi:

    Kadie Rolfzen has left Toray


    No word on Ageo or the Challenge Teams coming up that I know of