Japan Women’s NT 2020

  • Coach Aihara n Nakada

    I wish Google Translations were more understandable :rolll: but I see words like "gear change" and "accelerator" in there, and what seems to say that Coach Lovebunny is doing the "detailed coaching" while "Nakata stands by quietly".


    I hope we get him on the sidelines for airplane laps


    It must be very different coaching highschool kids versus players like Yuki and Risa. That's the hurdle I see for Lovebunny. Motivating and guiding "experienced" pros is a different ballgame.


    They should have started this at the World Cup :teach: Japan can't improve until the rest of the team is good enough to have Yuki and Risa as bench players.


    It also sounds like who the Setter will be is going to be a death match. Nobody is in favor now. I'm still on for Sato/Miyashita. Would love to see what Matsui could do but setter is the place where you really want experience.

  • Kinda feel bad for Iwasaka too, Aya Watanabe was last in the beginning (Iwasaka 2nd last), but now she's climbing.

    I wonder what it does to the psyche of players who see themselves not getting the love. The biggest surprise for me is Kobata at #23, below Mizusugi! I know this is like All Star voting and not a group of seasoned sports analysts weighing in, but I thought she was more popular. I'm kinda of leaning towards a 2 libero OG squad. Mako is the best receiver and Kotoe the best defender.


    I'm going to chalk up Tamaki's poor showing to fans not liking players who went to college.

  • so sounds like who the Setter will be is going to be a death match. Nobody is in favor now. I'm still on for Sato/Miyashita. Would love to see what Matsui could do but setter is the place where you really want experience.

    kinda agree on this..but if Nakada gonna stick with Sato, she will 🤣 for Miyashita, why is she on receiving team with Inoue&Kobata (from JVA IG)


    I wonder what it does to the psyche of players who see themselves not getting the love. The biggest surprise for me is Kobata at #23, below Mizusugi! I know this is like All Star voting and not a group of seasoned sports analysts weighing in, but I thought she was more popular. I'm kinda of leaning towards a 2 libero OG squad. Mako is the best receiver and Kotoe the best defender.


    I'm going to chalk up Tamaki's poor showing to fans not liking players who went to college.

    Kobata was first until Inoue birthday 😂 it rise a lot..

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    I'm going to chalk up Tamaki's poor showing to fans not liking players who went to college.

    it’s probably more they don’t know know who she is because of playing in college. If she did not play deep into the Harmony or Intercollegiate championships people may not know you.

  • Araki is a making a run for the top, up from 7 to 3. She'll never catch Haruka, though. Mayu Oikawa drops from 4 to 8. I didn't know fans were this fond of middle blockers. Yamada is at 14. YOLO at 17. Come on kids!


    1 Haruka Miyashita 6.23% (3,082 votes)

    2 Mayu Ishikawa 5.55% (2,748 votes)

    3 Erika Araki 5.19% (2,568 votes)

    4 Yuki Ishii 5.16% (2,552 votes)

    5 Love after Dark 5.14% (2,545 votes)

    6 Kotoe Inoue 5.01% (2,478 votes)

    7 Sarina Koga 4.97% (2,459 votes)

    8 Mayu Oikawa 4.87% (2,411 votes)

    9 Risa Shinnabe 4.68% (2,316 votes)

    10 Mai Okumura 4.57% (2,263 votes)

    11 Arisa Inoue 4.11% (2,035 votes)

    12 Aka Akutagawa 3.94% (1,951 votes)


    I can't get my browser to let me vote :(

  • Not directly from the JVA but pretty reliable vbm:

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    The Japan Volleyball Association announced on March 28 that the Japanese men's and women's national teams will cancel their planned overseas trip in March due to the spread of the new coronavirus. The men were scheduled to travel to Europe from March 7 to 21, while the women's tour to the United States from March 14 to 22. The company is considering holding a domestic training camp around the same time, but the date and place of the training camp have not been decided.
    At the same time, the company announced that it would cancel coverage of the men's and women's national teams for the time being

  • One day left to vote. Iwasaka has climbed out of the basement and Yuki is making a run for the top spot.


    2020.02.28


    1 Haruka Miyashita 5.69% (3,927 votes)

    2 Yuki Ishii 5.22% (3,608 votes)

    3 Erika Araki 5.17% (3,570 votes)

    4 Mayu Ishikawa 5.02% (3,466 votes)

    5 Mai Okumura 4.95% (3,417 votes)

    6 Kotoe Inoue 4.76% (3,290 votes)

    7 Sarina Koga 4.7% (3,243 votes)

    8 Mayu Oikawa 4.65% (3,211 votes)

    9 Ai Kurogo 4.54% (3,138 votes)

    10 Kanami Tashiro 4.36% (3,009 votes)

    11 Arisa Inoue 4.29% (2,963 votes)

    12 Risa Shinnabe 4.23% (2,921 votes)

    13 Miya Sato 3.73% (2,576 votes)

    14 Aika Akutagawa 3.64% (2,512 votes)

    15 Nichika Yamada 3.58% (2,472 votes)

    16 Yurie Nabeya 3.13 Pasento (2,161 Votes)

    17 YOLO 2.88% (1,988 votes)

    18 Kotona Hayashi 2.84% (1,962 votes)

    19 Rei Kudo 2.68% (1,854 votes)

    20 Aya Watanabe 2.39 % (1,648 votes)

    21 Tamaki Matsui 2.27% (1,569 votes)

    22 Reina Mizusugi 2.18% (1,508 votes)

    23 Nanami Seki 2.11% (1,460 votes)

    24 Nana Iwasaka 1.93% (1,335 votes)

    25 Mai Irizawa 1.91% (1,316 votes)

    26 Miwako Osanai 1.88% (1,301 votes)

    27 Yuri Yoshino1.88 % (1,301 votes)

    28 Akane Yamagishi 1.76 Pasento (1,213 Votes)

    29 Mako Kobata 1.63% (1,124 votes)


    Total Votes: 69,063

  • in everyones defense, it's quite close between every single player tbh, from bottom to top.

  • mens' poll is sad :rolll: bottom person got only 34 votes

    Where can I see the mens' poll? But my guess is the top three are Nishida, Ishikawa, and Yanagita :drink:


    Also can anyone give me more information about Ran Takashita. Saw a few matches of his team and I'm impressed. Heard that he is the only one from high school got a call to the NT. Hope he can play a few matches against weaker teams during VNL.

  • Where can I see the mens' poll? But my guess is the top three are Nishida, Ishikawa, and Yanagita :drink:


    Also can anyone give me more information about Ran Takashita. Saw a few matches of his team and I'm impressed. Heard that he is the only one from high school got a call to the NT. Hope he can play a few matches against weaker teams during VNL.

    Mens' poll standing is Yanagida, Ishikawa, Sekita, Nishida 😁


    http://vbm.link/38415/


    his name is Ran Takahashi right? not sure, can't find many updates on Men's NT :rolll: but yeah he is amazing

  • I stumbled upon his highlight vids that YT recommended and he's definitely got talent. Anybody know his ethnicity mix, he looks hapa.

  • Fan Poll NT Final results. Look at Kotoe go :super:


    Setter

    1 Haruka Miyashita 5.23% (4,113 votes)

    7 Kanami Tashiro 4.82% (3,789 votes)


    Libero

    2 Kotoe Inoue 5.04% (3,960 votes)


    Middle Blocker

    3 Erika Araki 4.99% (3,928 votes)

    4 Mai Okumura 4.98 % (3,917 Votes)

    11 Mayu Oikawa 4.4% (3,462 votes)


    Swingers

    5 Mayu Ishikawa 4.91 % (3,858 votes)

    6 Yuki Ishii 4.88% (3,834 votes)

    8 Sarina Koga 4.79% (3,767 votes)

    9 Ai Kurogo 4.58% (3,605 votes)

    10 Arisa Inoue 4.43% (3,487 votes)

    12 Risa Shinnabe 4.38% (3,445 votes)


    Still think Miya Sato has a chance but I bet this Fan Poll is pretty close to who gets the OG nod.


    Nana Iwasaka can play the "experience" card and will probably go. The MB position is tough. Akutagawa deserves a serious look, and Oikawa and Yamada are making great strides but Oikawa's lack of "experience" and Yamada's recent injuries might prohibit them from making it.


    I'm still down with two liberos because Kotoe and Mako are a great tag team and both deserve to go.


    As for the swingers, Arisa Inoue doesn't play defense so she would be a silly choice. I'd love to see YOLO but I don't think she's the best choice given the context. It'll probably be Nabeya, but I'm giving Kotona Hayashi the wild card.


    I'm also worried about Ishikawa and Kurogo playing together. They were uncoordinated on court with Toray. Kurogo is not an OP. I'm not down with the Japanese MO of OP as a willy nilly part of the rotation.


    Poll Closed 2020.03.02


    1 Haruka Miyashita 5.23% (4,113 votes)

    2 Kotoe Inoue 5.04% (3,960 votes)

    3 Erika Araki 4.99% (3,928 votes)

    4 Mai Okumura 4.98 % (3,917 Votes)

    5 Mayu Ishikawa 4.91 % (3,858 votes)

    6 Yuki Ishii 4.88% (3,834 votes)

    7 Kanami Tashiro 4.82% (3,789 votes)

    8 Sarina Koga 4.79% (3,767 votes)

    9 Ai Kurogo 4.58% (3,605 votes)

    10 Arisa Inoue 4.43% (3,487 votes)

    11 Mayu Oikawa 4.4% (3,462 votes)

    12 Risa Shinnabe 4.38% (3,445 votes)

    13 Aika Akutagawa 3.86% (3,032 votes)

    14 Nichika Yamada 3.8% (2,987 votes)

    15 Miya Sato 3.47 % (2,731 votes)

    16 Yurie Nabeya 3.24% (2,549 votes)

    17 Rei Kudo 3.17% (2,490 votes)

    18 YOLO 3.12 % (2,454 votes)

    19 Kotona Hayashi 2.59% (2,040 votes)

    20 Tamaki Matsui 2.44% (1,917 votes)

    21 Aya Watanabe 2.38 % (1,873 votes)

    22 Nana Iwasaka 2.32% (1,824 votes)

    23 Reina Mizusugi 1.99% (1,562 votes)

    24 Nanami Seki1.95% (1,532 votes)

    25 Mai Irisawa 1.73% (1,363 votes)

    26 Yuri Yoshino1.73 % (1,358 votes)

    27 Miwako Osanai 1.72% (1,353 votes)

    28 Akane Yamagishi 1.59% (1,253 votes)

    29 Mako Kobata 1.47% (1,162 votes)


    Total Votes: 78,645

  • Has Yuki Ishii ever been injured?

  • a good day to see short-haired Arisa Sato. what a lovely :cheesy:

    At first I couldn't see that as her, but yeah:



    If only she would have stayed with Hitachi ... the last championship match would have been Hitachi v Okayama. A dream come true :rose: