3 August 1984
Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan
186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
80 kg (180 lb)
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. On 10 October 2013, Toray announced her pregnancy. [2 ] The next year, Araki joined the [3 ] 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.
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 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.
2004 Kurowashiki All Japan Volleyball Tournament -
Champion, with Toray Arrows. 2007
Domestic Sports Festival (Volleyball) - Champion, with Toray Arrows. 2007–2008
Empress's Cup - Champion, with Toray Arrows. 2007–2008
V.Premier League - Champion, with Toray Arrows. 2009–10 V.Premier League -
Champion, with Toray Arrows. 2010 Kurowashiki All Japan Volleyball Tournament -
Champion, with Toray Arrows. 2010–11 V.Premier League -
Runner-up, with Toray Arrows. 2011 Empress's Cup -
Champion, with Toray Arrows. 2011–12 V.Premier League -
Champion, with Toray Arrows. 2012-2013 V.Premier League -
Runner-up, with Toray Arrows.
National team [ edit ]
Senior team [ edit ]
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