Isn't that the term temporary players? What's the official term for them?
Has there ever been a successful female college player like Ran Takahashi and Tatsunori Otsuka? I find it baffling how behind college students are compared to highschoolers. I know this was already brought up before and yes maybe it's the whole highschool grit but technically shouldn't college students be just as good as v1 v leaguers?
I think the only unfortunate highschool hype so far is Megumi Fukazawa. She got cold feet during U20 and is now benched for the remainder of the final and most important stage with Hisamitsu. Not a good sign.
I don't know the official Japanese term. Sometimes it's "prospective" players like JT announcing Fuka Inoue, or "unofficial" players like Kurobe announcing a few of theirs. Is that what you are talking about? I just ignore it as a technicality that doesn't concern me
Successful college girl players? Sure. I don't know how their 'success' measures against the players you mention but, for example, the 2021 NT: 5 Uni grads made the NT wide roster this year, 2 are going to the Olympics
Recent college grads off the top of my head: Miya Sato, Mako Kobata, Arisa Inoue, Mai Okumura, Uchiseto, Mami Yokota, Tsukasa Nakagawa (NEC setter) Fukudome, Hitomi Fukumoto! ... oh, and "Saki" -- notice how I didn't mention The Real Yoshino Sato
I think Uni girls party too much and aren't coached as well as V.Leaguers, and it's probably partly true that if you are really good at age 18 and truly committed to volleyball, you skip college -- certainly there are exceptions
I thought Fukazawa was injured? I know she flaked at the U20 but I thought she was doing well with SAGA until she disappeared