Japan - V.League V1 (Division 1, Women) 2019-2020

  • Japan - V.League V1 (Division 1, Women) 2019-2020

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    Japan Volleyball League


    Regular Round begins October 12, 2019 (Saturday) and ends December 29, 2019 (Sunday). Matches are played every Saturday and Sunday.


    Note: The Empress' Cup Final Round which has usually been contested during the last week of December is scheduled for March 25–29, 2020 -- after the season is over.


    Teams will play twenty-one matches:

    • each in-conference rival three times (IC--15 matches)
    • each out-of-conference rival once (AC Warfare--6 matches)


    Regular Season is divided into four legs:

    • IC Leg 1 - October 12–27, 2019
    • IC Leg 2 - November 2–17, 2019
    • AC Warfare Leg - November 23 – December 8, 2019
    • IC Leg 3 - December 14–29, 2019


    Final Stage begins January 4, 2020 (Sat) and ends January 26, 2020 (Sun):

    • Final 8 2020 January 4 (Sat) - 2020 January 19 (Sun)
    • Something Happens - 2020 January 25 (Sat) - 2020 January 26 (Sun)
  • 2019-2020 Regular Round Schedule, Results, and Highlights

    All times are JST (UTC+9)

    In-conference Leg 1

    Sat 12 Oct 2019

    12:00 Denso Airybees v Hisamitsu Springs

    12:00 JT Marvelous v Toyota Body Queens

    13:00 Hitachi Rivale v Victorina Himeji

    14:00 Toray Arrows v Saitama Ageo Medics

    15:00 NEC Red Rockets v Okayama Seagulls

    15:00 PFU BlueCats v Kurobe AquaFairies


    Sun 13 Oct 2019

    12:00 Denso Airybees v Okayama Seagulls

    12:00 JT Marvelous v Kurobe AquaFairies

    15:00 Hisamitsu Springs v NEC Red Rockets

    15:00 PFU BlueCats v Toyota Body Queens


    Sat 19 Oct 2019

    12:00 Toray Arrows v PFU BlueCats

    13:00 NEC Red Rockets v Denso Airybees

    13:00 Hisamitsu Springs v Hitachi Rivale

    13:00 Kurobe AquaFairies v Toyota Body Queens

    15:00 Okayama Seagulls v Victorina Himeji

    16:00 Saitama Ageo Medics v JT Marvelous


    Sun 20 Oct 2019

    12:30 Hisamitsu Springs v Victorina Himeji

    13:00 JT Marvelous v Toray Arrows

    15:30 Hitachi Rivale v Okayama Seagulls

    16:00 Saitama Ageo Medics v PFU BlueCats


    Sat 26 Oct 2019

    11:00 Saitama Ageo Medics v Kurobe AquaFairies

    12:00 Denso Airybees v Victorina Himeji

    13:00 Okayama Seagulls v Hisamitsu Springs

    13:30 Toray Arrows v Toyota Body Queens

    15:00 Hitachi Rivale v NEC Red Rockets

    15:00 JT Marvelous v PFU BlueCats


    Sun 27 Oct 2019

    12:00 Denso Airybees v Hitachi Rivale

    12:00 Toyota Body Queens v Saitama Ageo Medics

    15:00 NEC Red Rockets v Victorina Himeji

    15:00 Toray Arrows v Kurobe AquaFairies


    In-conference Leg 2

    Sat 2 Nov 2019

    12:00 NEC Red Rockets v Victorina Himeji

    12:00 JT Marvelous v Toray Arrows

    15:00 Saitama Ageo Medics v Toyota Body Queens

    15:00 Hisamitsu Springs v Hitachi Rivale

    15:00 PFU BlueCats v Kurobe AquaFairies


    Sun 3 Nov 2019

    12:00 NEC Red Rockets v Hisamitsu Springs

    12:00 Toray Arrows v Kurobe AquaFairies

    13:00 Okayama Seagulls v Denso Airybees

    15:00 Hitachi Rivale v Victorina Himeji

    15:00 PFU BlueCats v JT Marvelous


    Sat 9 Nov 2019

    11:00 Victorina Himeji v Denso Airybees

    12:00 Toray Arrows v PFU BlueCats

    12:00 JT Marvelous v Saitama Ageo Medics

    13:00 Hisamitsu Springs v Okayama Seagulls

    15:00 Toyota Body Queens v Kurobe AquaFairies

    15:00 NEC Red Rockets v Hitachi Rivale


    Sun 10 Nov 2019

    12:00 JT Marvelous v Toyota Body Queens

    13:00 Hisamitsu Springs v Denso Airybees

    15:00 Saitama Ageo Medics v Kurobe AquaFairies

    16:00 Okayama Seagulls v Victorina Himeji


    Sat 16 Nov 2019

    12:00 NEC Red Rockets v Okayama Seagulls

    12:00 Toyota Body Queens v PFU BlueCats

    13:00 Kurobe AquaFairies v JT Marvelous

    14:00 Victorina Himeji v Hisamitsu Springs

    15:00 Hitachi Rivale v Denso Airybees

    15:00 Toray Arrows v Saitama Ageo Medics


    Sun 17 Nov 2019

    12:00 Denso Airybees v NEC Red Rockets

    12:00 Toyota Body Queens v Toray Arrows

    15:00 Hitachi Rivale v Okayama Seagulls

    15:00 Saitama Ageo Medics v PFU BlueCats


    Inter-conference (AC Warfare) Leg

    Sat 23 Nov 2019

    12:00 NEC Red Rockets v JT Marvelous

    12:00 Victorina Himeji v Toyota Body Queens

    13:00 Okayama Seagulls v Toray Arrows

    15:00 Denso Airybees v Kurobe AquaFairies

    15:00 Saitama Ageo Medics v Hitachi Rivale

    16:00 Hisamitsu Springs v PFU BlueCats


    Sun 24 Nov 2019

    11:00 Hitachi Rivale v Toyota Body Queens

    12:00 NEC Red Rockets v Kurobe AquaFairies

    13:00 Okayama Seagulls v PFU BlueCats

    14:00 Saitama Ageo Medics v Victorina Himeji

    15:00 JT Marvelous v Denso Airybees

    16:00 Hisamitsu Springs v Toray Arrows


    Sat 30 Nov 2019

    12:00 Toray Arrows v Hitachi Rivale

    12:00 Denso Airybees v Toyota Body Queens

    13:00 Hisamitsu Springs v Kurobe AquaFairies

    15:00 PFU BlueCats v Victorina Himeji

    15:00 NEC Red Rockets v Saitama Ageo Medics

    16:00 JT Marvelous v Okayama Seagulls


    Sun 1 Dec 2019

    11:00 Toray Arrows v Victorina Himeji

    12:00 Denso Airybees v Saitama Ageo Medics

    12:30 Hisamitsu Springs v JT Marvelous

    14:00 PFU BlueCats v Hitachi Rivale

    15:00 Toyota Body Queens v NEC Red Rockets

    15:30 Okayama Seagulls v Kurobe AquaFairies


    Sat 7 Dec 2019

    12:00 Toray Arrows v NEC Red Rockets

    12:00 JT Marvelous v Hitachi Rivale

    13:00 Okayama Seagulls v Saitama Ageo Medics

    15:00 Denso Airybees v PFU BlueCats

    15:00 Kurobe AquaFairies v Victorina Himeji

    16:00 Hisamitsu Springs v Toyota Body Queens


    Sun 8 Dec 2019

    12:00 Toray Arrows v Denso Airybees

    12:00 JT Marvelous v Victorina Himeji

    13:00 Okayama Seagulls v Toyota Body Queens

    15:00 PFU BlueCats v NEC Red Rockets

    15:00 Hitachi Rivale v Kurobe AquaFairies

    16:00 Hisamitsu Springs v Saitama Ageo Medics


    In-conference Leg 3

    Sat 14 Dec 2019

    12:00 Toyota Body Queens v JT Marvelous

    13:00 NEC Red Rockets v Okayama Seagulls

    13:00 Denso Airybees v Victorina Himeji

    15:00 Saitama Ageo Medics v Kurobe AquaFairies

    15:00 Toray Arrows v PFU BlueCats

    15:00 Hitachi Rivale v Hisamitsu Springs


    Sun 15 Dec 2019

    12:00 Toyota Body Queens v Toray Arrows

    13:00 Hisamitsu Springs v Denso Airybees

    15:00 JT Marvelous v PFU BlueCats

    15:00 Hitachi Rivale v Victorina Himeji


    Sat 21 Dec 2019

    12:00 PFU BlueCats v Toyota Body Queens

    12:00 JT Marvelous v Saitama Ageo Medics

    13:00 Okayama Seagulls v Hitachi Rivale

    15:00 Toray Arrows v Kurobe AquaFairies

    16:00 Denso Airybees v NEC Red Rockets

    17:00 Hisamitsu Springs v Victorina Himeji


    Sun 22 Dec 2019

    12:00 JT Marvelous v Kurobe AquaFairies

    13:00 Okayama Seagulls v Denso Airybees

    15:00 Toray Arrows v Saitama Ageo Medics

    16:00 NEC Red Rockets v Hitachi Rivale


    Sat 28 Dec 2019

    11:00 Kurobe AquaFairies v PFU BlueCats

    13:00 Victorina Himeji v NEC Red Rockets

    13:00 Hitachi Rivale v Denso Airybees

    13:30 JT Marvelous v Toray Arrows

    16:00 Hisamitsu Springs v Okayama Seagulls

    16:00 Toyota Body Queens v Saitama Ageo Medics


    Sun 29 Dec 2019

    12:00 Kurobe AquaFairies v Toyota Body Queens

    13:00 Victorina Himeji v Okayama Seagulls

    15:00 Saitama Ageo Medics v PFU BlueCats

    16:00 Hisamitsu Springs v NEC Red Rockets

  • Hisamitsu Springs - 久光製 薬 スプリングス - Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Springs

    Setter:

    • jpn.gif 9 Minami Higane
    • jpn.gif 11 Erika Sakae

    Libero:

    • jpn.gif 10 Kotoki Zayasu
    • jpn.gif 18 Mana Toe

    Middle Blocker:

    • jpn.gif 4 Nana Iwasaka (C)
    • jpn.gif 13 Kiyora Obikawa
    • jpn.gif 15 Shion Hirayama
    • jpn.gif 16 Haruka Kanamori
    • jpn.gif 17 Asuka Hamamtsu

    Wings:

    • jpn.gif 1 Miyu Nagaoka ??
    • jpn.gif 3 Risa Shinnabe (OP)
    • jpn.gif 5 Hikari Kato
    • jpn.gif 6 Yuki Ishii
    • jpn.gif 7 Arisa Inoue
    • jpn.gif 8 Rika Nomoto
    • jpn.gif 12 Yuka Imamura
    • jpn.gif 19 Miyu Nakagawa


    HEAD COACH - Shingo Sakai


    IN:

    jpn.gif 15 Shion Hirayama (Higashi Kyushu Ryukoku High School)


    OUT:

    jpn.gif Chizuru Koto (S) Retired

    jpn.gif Fumika Moriya (MB) - Transfer hope

    usa.gif Foluke Akinradewo (MB)

    jpn.gif Sayaka Tsustui (L) Retired


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  • Denso Airybees - デンソ エアリービーズ - Densō Earībīzu

    Setter:

    • jpn.gif 6 Kanami Tashiro
    • jpn.gif 7 Kozue Hayasaka
    • jpn.gif 8 Airi Tahara

    Libero:

    • jpn.gif 9 Mikiha Oguchi
    • jpn.gif 12 Momoko Ishibashi

    Middle Blocker:

    • jpn.gif 2 Haruka Sekiyama
    • jpn.gif 5 Riho Otake
    • jpn.gif 17 Asuka Nomura
    • jpn.gif 18 Sinéad Jack

    Wings:

    • jpn.gif 1 Minami Nakamoto
    • jpn.gif 3 Yui Asahi
    • jpn.gif 4 Nana Sakamoto
    • jpn.gif 15 Yurie Nabeya
    • jpn.gif 20 Reina Toukoku
    • jpn.gif 21 Rei Kudo
    • jpn.gif 23 Rena Sano (OP)
    • jpn.gif 24 Yuki Hyodo
    • vie.gif Tran Thi Thanh Thuy (likely, but nothing I can find on Denso site to confirm)


    HEAD COACH - Gen Kawakita


    IN:

    jpn.gif Kanami Tashiro

    vie.gif Tran Thi Thanh Thuy (likely, but nothing I can find on Denso site to confirm)


    OUT:

    jpn.gif Yuko Suzuki (S) Retired

    jpn.gif Chitose Nakagawa (L) Retired

    jpn.gif Mika Yamada (C) (L) Retired

    jpn.gif Mizuho Ishida (OH) Retired

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  • NEC Red Rockets - NEC レッド ロケッツ - NEC Reddo Rokettsu

    Setter:

    • jpn.gif 3 Shiori Tsukada
    • jpn.gif 8 Yuna Okuyama
    • jpn.gif 10 Yuka Sawada

    Libero:

    • jpn.gif 16 Manami Kojima

    Middle Blocker:

    • jpn.gif 1 Haruyo Shimamura
    • jpn.gif 6 Kaori Ueno
    • jpn.gif 13 Nichika Yamada

    Wings:

    • jpn.gif 2 Sarina Koga
    • jpn.gif 4 Mizuki Yanagita (OP)
    • jpn.gif 5 Haruna Soga
    • jpn.gif 7 Saki Minemura
    • jpn.gif 9 Nanami Hirose
    • jpn.gif 11 Chinami Furuya
    • jpn.gif 12 Misaki Yamauchi (OP) (C)
    • jpn.gif 14 Shiori Aratani (OP-MB)
    • jpn.gif 15 Ayumi Yoshida


    HEAD COACH - Takayuki Kaneko


    IN:

    jpn.gif 21 Haruna Soga (Kinrankai High School)

    jpn.gif 18 Chinami Furuya (Shoin University)

    jpn.gif 19 Yuka Sawada (Tohoku Fukushi University)

    jpn.gif 21 Ayumi Yoshida (Furukawa Gakuen High School)


    OUT:

    jpn.gif Kaname Yamaguchi (S) Retired

    jpn.gif Sayaka Shinohara (S) Retired

    jpn.gif Sayaka Iwasaki (L) Retired

    jpn.gif Kana Ono (MB) Retired

    usa.gif Rhamat Alhassan (MB)


    UNKNOWN:

    jpn.gif Regla Martinez


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  • Hitachi Rivale - 日立 リヴァーレ - Hitachi Rivuāre

    Setter:

    • jpn.gif 2 Yuka Onodera
    • jpn.gif 8 Miya Sato (C)

    Libero:

    • jpn.gif 7 Kanako Saito
    • jpn.gif 10 Anna Koike

    Middle Blocker:

    • jpn.gif 6 Maiha Haga
    • jpn.gif 11 Asato Nakamura
    • jpn.gif 20 Mai Irisawa

    Wings:

    • jpn.gif 3 Uran Horii
    • jpn.gif 9 Hisae Watanabe
    • jpn.gif 13 Miwako Osanai
    • jpn.gif 15 Sakura Doi
    • jpn.gif 17 Fuyumi Hawi Okumu Oba
    • jpn.gif 18 Ruriko Uesaka
    • jpn.gif 19 Miyu Kubota (OP)
    • jpn.gif 21 Asuka Makiguchi


    HEAD COACH - TBD ... Hirofumi Tsunoda 角田博文 was "dude on the sidelines" 2018-2019


    IN:

    jpn.gif11 Asato Nakamura (Kokushikan University)


    OUT:

    jpn.gif Coach - Kai Hiroyuki (resigned due to health reasons) Source
    jpn.gif Laura Heyrman (MB)

    jpn.gif Kaori Mabashi (OH) - Transfer Hope

    jpn.gif Moemi Toi (OP) Retired

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  • Okayama Seagulls - 岡山 シーガルズ - Okayama shīgaruzu

    Setter:

    • jpn.gif 5 Mizuki Ugajin
    • jpn.gif 14 Haruka Miyashita
    • jpn.gif 31 Natsuki Onodera

    Libero:

    • jpn.gif 10 Minami Nishimura
    • jpn.gif 16 Kanako Nagama
    • jpn.gif 19 Yuki Morita
    • jpn.gif 20 Aki Maruyama
    • jpn.gif 27 Yoshie Narasaki

    Middle Blocker:

    • jpn.gif 3 Ayaka Taguchi
    • jpn.gif 8 Mayu Oikawa
    • jpn.gif 11 Moe Takayanagi
    • jpn.gif 12 Anna Imura
    • jpn.gif 21 Yurika Kouno
    • jpn.gif 26 Sora Nagase
    • jpn.gif 28 Aimi Kawashima

    Wings:

    • jpn.gif 1 Minami Yoshida
    • jpn.gif 4 Miharu Yoshioka
    • jpn.gif 6 Sanae Watanabe (OP)
    • jpn.gif 7 Moe Sasaki
    • jpn.gif 9 Yuri Takayanagi
    • jpn.gif 18 Syuuka Kaneda
    • jpn.gif 23 Akari Maeda


    HEAD COACH - Akiyoshi Kawamoto


    IN:

    jpn.gif 8 Mayu Oikawa (MB) (Aoyama Gakuin University)

    jpn.gif 16 Kanako Nagama (L) (Chugoku Gakuen University)

    jpn.gif 24 Kanon Sonoda (S) (Higashi Kyushu Ryukoku)*

    jpn.gif 25 Saki Goya (OH) (Higashi Kyushu Ryukoku)*

    jpn.gif 9 Yuri Takayanagi (OH) (Osaka International Takii High School)


    OUT:

    jpn.gif 2 Mai Yamaguchi (C) (MB) Retired

    jpn.gif 13 Hikari Isobe (S) Retired

    jpn.gif 15 Mayu Takayanagi (OH) Retired

    jpn.gif 17 Hinako Hayashi (OH) Retired

    jpn.gif 22 Koyuki Okusu (MB) Retired

    jpn.gif 32 Hibiki Shimotsukasa (OH) Retired

    jpn.gif 55 Rina Horinouchi (OH) Retired


    jpn.gif *Kanon Sonoda (S) (Higashi Kyushu Ryukoku) Transfer Hope

    jpn.gif *Saki Goya (OH) (Higashi Kyushu Ryukoku) Transfer Hope

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  • Victorina Himeji - ヴィクトリーナ姫路

    Setter:

    • jpn.gif 19 Miki Sakurai
    • jpn.gif 23 Nao Horigome

    Libero:

    • jpn.gif 8 Kyoko Katashita
    • jpn.gif 18 Yurika Mizoguchi

    Middle Blocker:

    • jpn.gif 9 Kana Yoshioka
    • jpn.gif 14 Rie Takaki
    • jpn.gif 15 Shuna Omoto
    • jpn.gif 17 Hazuki Nakamoto
    • jpn.gif 22 Arisa Nagano

    Wings:

    • jpn.gif 3 Sakie Takahashi (C)
    • jpn.gif 4 Yuko Asazu (OP)
    • jpn.gif 10 Yuka Kanasugi
    • jpn.gif 20 Riho Sadakane
    • jpn.gif 21 Saki Tanaka
    • jpn.gif 24 Mirei Wakita


    HEAD COACH - Yoshie Takeshita


    IN:

    jpn.gif 20 Riho Sadakane (Tokai University VBC)

    jpn.gif 21 Saki Tanaka (Chukyo University)

    jpn.gif 22 Arisa Nagano (Shoin University)

    jpn.gif 24 Mirei Wakita (Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences)


    OUT:

    jpn.gif Mihoko Tsutsui (OH) Retired

    bra.gif Suelle Oliveira (OH)

    jpn.gif Chika Ohta (OH) Retired

    jpn.gif Rina Takimoto (OH) Retired

    jpn.gif Yuki Kawai (S) (C) Retired

    jpn.gif Yui Sakasegawa (OH) Retired

    jpn.gif Mirai Sugawara (S) Retired


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  • Toray Arrows - 東レ・ アローズ

    Setter:

    • jpn.gif 4 Moe Hidaka
    • jpn.gif 8 Misaki Shirai
    • jpn.gif 14 Nanami Seki

    Libero:

    • jpn.gif 11 Miku Nakahshima
    • jpn.gif 15 Rena Mizusugi

    Middle Blocker:

    • jpn.gif 1 Nanami Inoue
    • jpn.gif 3 Kaho Ono
    • jpn.gif 5 Nozomi Ito
    • jpn.gif 12 Erina Ogawa
    • phi.gif 16 Denise Santiago–Manabat
    • jpn.gif 19 Kotomi Osaki

    Wings:

    • jpn.gif 2 Mari Horikawa (OP) (C)
    • jpn.gif 4 Saki Minemura
    • aze.gif 7 Jana Kulan
    • jpn.gif 9 Shino Nakata
    • jpn.gif 13 Ai Kurogo
    • jpn.gif 17 Mayu Ishikawa
    • jpn.gif 18 Kanako Noro


    HEAD COACH - Koichiro Kanno


    IN:

    jpn.gif Rena Mizusugi (Kinrankai High School)

    jpn.gif Kotomi Osaki (MB) (Shimokitazawa Seitoku)

    jpn.gif Kanako Noro (OH) (Shimokitazawa Seitoku)

    jpn.gif Mayu Ishikawa(OH) (Shimokitazawa Seitoku)


    OUT:

    jpn.gif Kanami Tashiro (S) -> Denso

    jpn.gif Mana Ishikawa (OH) - Transfer Hope

    jpn.gif Wakaba Sugihara (OH) - Transfer Hope

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  • JT Marvelous - JT マーヴェラス - JT Māvuerasu

    Setter:

    • jpn.gif 5 Mika Shibata
    • jpn.gif 7 Misaki Tanaka
    • jpn.gif 16 Misa Yamamoto
    • jpn.gif 19 Aki Momii

    Libero:

    • jpn.gif 12 Tomoyo Fukagaya
    • jpn.gif 15 Mako Kobata (C)

    Middle Blocker:

    • jpn.gif 1 Aika Akutagawa
    • jpn.gif 3 Anna Ogawa
    • tha.gif 8 Kaewkalaya Kamulthala
    • jpn.gif 17 Kanda Sakura
    • jpn.gif 18 Risa Hashimoto

    Wings:

    • jpn.gif 2 Kotona Hayashi
    • jpn.gif 4 Yuka Kitsui (OP)
    • jpn.gif 6 Mizuki Tanaka
    • jpn.gif 11 Yuka Meguro (OP)
    • jpn.gif 13 Yuki Nishikawa
    • jpn.gif 14 Hickman Justice


    HEAD COACH - Tomoko Yoshihara


    IN:

    jpn.gif Yuki Nishikawai (OH) (Kinrankai High School)

    jpn.gif Aki Momii (S) (Hachioji-jissen H.S.)

    jpn.gif Tomoyo Fukagaya (L) (Tokai University)

    jpn.gif Kanda Sakura (MB) (Shujitsu High School)


    OUT:

    srb.gif Brankica Mihajlovic (OP)

    jpn.gif Megumi Kurihara (OH) Retire

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  • Toyota Body Queens - トヨタ 車体 クインシーズ - Toyotashatai Kuinshīzu

    Setter:

    • jpn.gif 18 Yuki Yamagami
    • jpn.gif 20 Risako Yamagata

    Libero:

    • jpn.gif 8 Misato Sakakibara
    • jpn.gif 19 Yukako Yasui

    Middle Blocker:

    • jpn.gif 9 Ayano Tsuji
    • jpn.gif 11 Erika Araki
    • jpn.gif 12 Aya Watanabe
    • jpn.gif 15 Ayaka Sugi

    Wings:

    • jpn.gif 1 Hinata Shigihara
    • jpn.gif 3 Saori Takahashi (C)
    • jpn.gif 5 Mami Uchiseto
    • jpn.gif 6 Nao Muranaga
    • jpn.gif 7 Marina Shichi
    • tur.gif 13 Neriman Özsoy (OP)*
    • jpn.gif 14 Nozomi Kanamoto
    • jpn.gif 16 Kasumi Nakaya
    • jpn.gif 17 Miyoko Yabuta


    HEAD COACH - Haruya Indo


    IN:

    jpn.gif Hinata Shigihara (Furukawa Gakuen High School)


    OUT:

    jpn.gif Asako Tajimi - COACH

    jpn.gif Momoko Higane (S) Retire :(

    jpn.gif Momoka Oda (OP) Retire

    jpn.gif Mio Sato (L) - Transfer Hope


    *Not official, but

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  • Saitama Ageo Medics - 埼玉 上尾 メディックス - Saitama Ageo Medikkusu

    Setter:

    • jpn.gif 2 Koyomi Tominaga
    • jpn.gif 13 Misaki Inoue
    • jpn.gif 25 Nonoka Yamazaki

    Libero

    • jpn.gif 7 Akane Yamagishi
    • jpn.gif 23 Risa Omuro
    • jpn.gif 28 Miku Iwasawa

    Middle Blocker:

    • phi.gif 3 Jaja Santiago
    • jpn.gif 9 Mami Miura
    • jpn.gif 11 Kyoko Aoyagi
    • jpn.gif 30 Hirona Gonda

    Wings:

    • jpn.gif 10 Yuka Sato
    • cro.gif 17 Katarina Barun
    • jpn.gif 21 Miku Sasaki
    • jpn.gif 22 Ami Wakamatsu
    • jpn.gif 24 Shuri Yamaguchi
    • jpn.gif 26 Miyuki Horie
    • jpn.gif 27 Mako Shina
    • jpn.gif 29 Yuri Yoshino
    • jpn.gif 31 Momoko Niida


    HEAD COACH - Toshiaki Yoshida


    IN:

    jpn.gif Momoko Niida (OH) (Shimokitazawa Seitoku)

    jpn.gif Hirona Gonda (MB) (Hosoda Gakuen High School)


    OUT:

    jpn.gif Yuko Maruyama (C) (MB) Retire

    jpn.gif Yuki Araki (OH) Retire

    jpn.gif Ayaka Matsumoto (MB) Retire/Transfer Hope - Unclear


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  • Kurobe Aqua Fairies - KUROBE アクア フェアリーズ - KUROBE Akuafearīzu

    Setter:

    • jpn.gif 15 Ai Konishi
    • jpn.gif 16 Hikaru Hoshika

    Libero:

    • jpn.gif 4 Yurika Baba
    • jpn.gif 5 Mayuka Shirasaki

    Middle Blocker:

    • jpn.gif 6 Natsumi Watabiki
    • jpn.gif 7 Kozue Yukimaru
    • jpn.gif 14 Aya Hosonuma

    Wings:

    • jpn.gif 1 Saki Maruyama (C) (OP)
    • jpn.gif 9 Sayo Masuda
    • jpn.gif 12 Akane Ukishima (OP)
    • jpn.gif 13 Yuri Umezu
    • jpn.gif 17 Lanai Shiraiwa


    HEAD COACH - Takaya Maruyama


    IN:

    jpn.gif Yuri Umezu (OH) (Higashi Kyushu Ryukoku)

    jpn.gif Hikaru Hoshika (S) (University of Toyama)

    jpn.gif Lanai Shiraiwa (OH)) (Niigata University of Health and Welfare)

    jpn.gif Aya Hosonuma (MB) (Kasukabe Kyoei High School)


    OUT:

    jpn.gif Natsuno Kurami (MB) - Retire

    jpn.gif Nanami Wasai (OH) - Retire

    jpn.gif Mizuki Minami (S) - Retire

    jpn.gif Naomi Kanno (OH) - Retire

    jpn.gif Rina Hiratani (OH) - Retire

    bel.gif Freya Aelbrecht (MB)

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  • PFU Blue Cats - PFU ブルー キャッツ - PFU Burūkyattsu

    Setter:

    • jpn.gif 14 Naoko Shimahata
    • jpn.gif 18 Haruka Yamashita

    Libero:

    • jpn.gif 16 Minori Wada

    Middle Blocker:

    • usa.gif 2 Jennifer Doris
    • jpn.gif 6 Kasumi Murakami
    • jpn.gif 12 Mai Shimizu (C)
    • jpn.gif 15 Saya Matsushita

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    • jpn.gif 3 Haruka Yoshiyashu
    • jpn.gif 4 Saori Uda (OP)
    • jpn.gif 5 Yukiko Ebata
    • jpn.gif 11 Ayaka Horiguchi
    • jpn.gif 13 Nao Tsuga
    • jpn.gif 17 Minami Takasou


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    jpn.gif Haruka Yamashita (S) (Kyoto Tachibana University)

    jpn.gif Minami Takasou (OH) (Chukyo University)


    OUT:

    jpn.gif Yoichi Kato - Head Coach Resigning

    tha.gif Chatchu-On Moksri (OH)

    jpn.gif Rina Sho (S) Retire

    jpn.gif Nanami Tani (L) Retire

    jpn.gif Satoe Mitsuhashi (OH) Retire
    jpn.gif Aimi Akiyami (OH) Retire


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  • This schedule is crazy. I guess they want to end the league so soon because of the Olympics. But end of January is way too early... They are doing like Chinese League.


    And starts only 12 days after the World Cup.


    Japanese and Chinese players will get plenty of rest...let's see if that will pay off at the OG.

  • It's very compact. Starts 2-3 weeks earlier, no mid-season break. 21 matches in 11 weeks. I think that maths out to one rest day (of the weekends) as opposed to 2 or 3 last year.


    And dig on the Monday Play Date of the Final 8--I hope I google understood that correctly :/


    And the Championship matches are back to back instead of a week apart.


    I could have this all totally wrong :rolll: The dates are correct but what they are actually doing on those dates is a bit of a mystery =O


    Short, but each team only played 20 matches last season. 21 this season