Erika Araki

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Erika Araki
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Personal information
Full name Erika Araki
Nickname Erica
Born (1984-08-03) 3 August 1984 (age 30)
Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan
Height 186 cm (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Spike 307cm
Block 298cm
Volleyball information
Position Middle blocker
Current club Ageo Medics
Number 12
Career
Years Teams
2003-2008
2008-09
2009-13
2014-
Japan Toray Arrows
Italy Foppapedretti Bergamo
Japan Toray Arrows
Japan Ageo Medics
National team
 Japan 2005–2012

Erika Araki (荒木絵里香 Araki Erika, born 3 August 1984) is a Japanese volleyball player. She served as captain for the national team from 2009 to 2012.

Araki began her professional volleyball career with the Toray Arrows from 2003-2008. In July 2008, she joined Foppapedretti Bergamo. Araki returned to the Arrows the following season. From 2010 to 2013, Araki served as team captain. On 18 June 2013, the team announced her marriage.[2] On 10 October 2013, Toray announced her pregnancy.[3] The next year, Araki joined the Ageo Medics.

Profile[edit]

  • Her father was a rugby player at Waseda University. Her mother was a PE teacher.
  • She was good at swimming and athletics as a child.
  • She became a volleyball player at 10 years old. At this age she was at 6 feet tall, the tallest in her school
  • While attending Seitoku Gakuen high school with Kana Oyama, the volleyball team were national high school champions.

Awards[edit]

Individual[edit]

  • 2004 The 10th Women's V.League - Best 6
  • 2006 The 12th Women's V.League - Best 6
  • 2007–08 Women's V.Premier League - Most Valuable Player, Spike awards, Block awards, Best 6
  • 2008 2008 Summer Olympics "Best Blocker"
  • 2009–2010 V.Premier League - Spike awards
  • 2010–2011 V.Premier League - Best 6
  • 2011-2012 V.Premier League - MVP, Block awards, Best 6.
  • 2012-2013 V.Premier League - Excellent player awards, Block awards, Spike awards, Best server awards and Best 6.

Team[edit]

  • 2004 Kurowashiki All Japan Volleyball Tournament - Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Toray Arrows.
  • 2007 Domestic Sports Festival (Volleyball) - Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Toray Arrows.
  • 2007–2008 Empress's Cup - Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Toray Arrows.
  • 2007–2008 V.Premier League - Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Toray Arrows.
  • 2009–10 V.Premier League - Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Toray Arrows.
  • 2010 Kurowashiki All Japan Volleyball Tournament - Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Toray Arrows.
  • 2010–11 V.Premier League - Gorm silver cup.jpg Runner-up, with Toray Arrows.
  • 2011 Empress's Cup - Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Toray Arrows.
  • 2011–12 V.Premier League - Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Toray Arrows.
  • 2012-2013 V.Premier League - Gorm silver cup.jpg Runner-up, with Toray Arrows.

National team[edit]

Senior team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japanese Medalists in London 2012 Olympics". joc.or.jp. Japanese Olympic Committee. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Toray Arrows. "荒木絵里香選手の入籍について". Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  3. ^ Toray Arrows. "荒木選手の退社について". Retrieved 2013-10-03. 

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