Draft:Victorina Himeji

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Victorina Himeji
Short nameHimeji
NicknameVictorina
FoundedMarch 14, 2016
Ground Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture,
Japan
General Manager
Head Coach
Japan Masayoshi Manabe
Japan Yoshie Takeshita
CaptainYuki Kawai
LeagueV.League Division 2
2018-19Champions
WebsiteClub home page
Uniforms
Home
Away
Championships
None

Victorina Himeji (ヴィクトリーナ姫路) is a women's volleyball team based in Himeji, Japan. The team's Head Coach is Yoshie Takeshita, an Olympic[1] and World Championship[2] Bronze medalist and multi-award-winning former setter with the Japan women's national volleyball team.[3] The team's General Manager is Masayoshi Manabe, former Head Coach of the Japan women's national volleyball team.[4] The owner of the team is Himeji Victorina Co., Ltd. (株式会社 姫路ヴィクトリーナ).[5] The club was founded in 2016.[6][7]

In its professional debut as a team, playing in V.League Division 2, Victorina Himeji won the 2018-2019 season Championship.[8] Victorina Himeji will play the 2019-2020 season in Japan's top level V.League Division 1.

History[edit]

The team registered with the Japan Volleyball association in March 2016. Three months later Yoshie Takeshita was announced as Head Coach.[9][10] In November 2016 Masayoshi Manabe, who was born in Himeji, was appointed General Manager. [11][12]

In July 2017, Victorina announced it would transfer the franchise of bankrupt club Sendai Belle Fille to Victorina Himeji, with a requirement that it take 8 of the players from Sendai Belle Fille and reach contract agreements with them.[13] If successful it would be the first time in Japan that one club team had transferred to another.[14] The team's goal was to enter the V.Challenge League II for the 2017-2018 season. By August 3rd Victorina had reached an agreement with only two Sendai players.[15] On August 10 the V.League announced Victorina had been unable to sign a sufficient number of Sendai players and would not be allowed to participate in the V.Challenge League II 2017-18 season. [16]

In March 2018 the Japanese V.League announced Victorina Himeji will play the 2018–2019 season in the newly organized V.League Division 2[17]

On March 17, 2019, Victorina Himeji defeated JA Gifu Rioreina in straight sets to claim the title of Women's V.League Division 2 Champions.[18] As 2018-2019 V2 Champions they are automatically promoted to play the 2019-2020 season in V.League Division 1.[19]

Honors[edit]

V.League Division 2
  • Champions (1): 2018-2019
  • Runners-up ():

League results[edit]

League Position Teams Matches Win Lose
V.League Division 2 2018-19 Champions 8 18 17 1

Current squad[edit]

2019 Squad as of 10 June - 2019[20][21][22]

No. Name Position Date of birth Height (m) Weight (kg) Spike (cm) Block (cm)
3 Japan Sakie Takahashi (C) Outside Hitter (1993-04-18) 18 April 1993 (age 26) 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in) 55 kg (121 lb) 288
4 Japan Yuko Asazu Opposite (1985-08-27) 27 August 1985 (age 33) 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 301
8 Japan Kyoko Katashita Libero (1989-07-13) 13 July 1989 (age 29) 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in) 53 kg (117 lb) 270
9 Japan Kana Yoshioka Middle Blocker (1995-10-14) 14 October 1995 (age 23) 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 57 kg (126 lb) 293
10 Japan Yuka Kanasugi Outside Hitter (1995-06-16) 16 June 1995 (age 24) 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 293
14 Japan Rie Takaki Middle Blocker (1983-08-09) 9 August 1983 (age 35) 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 290
15 Japan Shuna Omoto Middle Blocker (1995-05-02) 2 May 1995 (age 24) 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 289
17 Japan Hazuki Nakamoto Middle Blocker (1995-08-26) 26 August 1995 (age 23) 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 287
18 Japan Yurika Mizoguchi Libero (1995-09-23) 23 September 1995 (age 23) 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in) 53 kg (117 lb) 260
19 Japan Miki Sakurai Setter (1996-05-01) 1 May 1996 (age 23) 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 275
20 Japan Riho Sadakane Outside Hitter (1996-04-13) 13 April 1996 (age 23) 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 286
21 Japan Saki Tanaka Outside Hitter (1996-09-21) 21 September 1996 (age 22) 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 57 kg (126 lb) 296
22 Japan Arisa Nagano Middle Blocker (1996-09-13) 13 September 1996 (age 22) 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 300
23 Japan Nao Horigome Setter (1996-06-26) 26 June 1996 (age 22) 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in) 52 kg (115 lb) 260
24 Japan Mirei Wakita Outside Hitter (1996-12-10) 10 December 1996 (age 22) 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 61 kg (134 lb) 280

Former Players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japanese Medalists in London 2012 Olympics". Japanese Olympic Committee. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Japan upset USA to claim bronze". 2010 FIVB Volleyball World Championship - Italy. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Yoshie Takeshita". Wikipedia. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Registered Players - Staff". V.League Official Website. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Guidance on new system". Victorina Official Website. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Women's volleyball, "Victorina Himeji" and Olympic athletes "Victorina Dreams" launched". FPhime Business news. FPhime. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Support Japan's first professional volleyball team "Victorina Himeji"". Corporate Information News Release. Glory Group. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  8. ^ "2018-19 V.LEAGUE DIVISION2 WOMEN Final stage Final 6 Final Result Announcement". V.League Japan Official Web Site. Japan Volleyball League Organization. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Launch of Yoshie Takeshita as Victorina Himwji Head Coach". Kobe newspaper NEXT. 神戸新聞社. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Victorina Himeji and Olympic Athletes Debut". FPhime. FPhime (Efupi Heim). Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Victorina Himeji GM appointed". Sankei News. Sankei News. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Mr. Volleyball Manabe Victorina Himeji GM". Kobe Newspaper NEXT. Next News. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Japan: Victorina Himeji Cannot Play in V-League 17-18". Uprising Sports. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Victorina Buys Its Way Into 2nd Division". Volley Mob. 2017-08-07. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Arisa Sato joins new club Ligare Sendai". Volley Mob. 2018-08-10. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Victorina Himeji Cannot Play in V-League 17-18". Volley Mob. 2017-08-13. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Japan Women's V.LEAGUE announces 18-19 League Teams". Volley Mob. 2018-03-24. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  18. ^ "2018-19 V.LEAGUE DIVISION2 WOMEN Final stage Final 6 Final Result Announcement". V.League Japan Official Web Site. Japan Volleyball League Organization. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  19. ^ "ヴィクトリーナ姫路がV1昇格 V2優勝". Kobe newspaper NEXT. Kobe Shimbun All. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  20. ^ "Victorina Himeji Players List". V.League Official Site. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  21. ^ "Players and Staff". Victorina Official Web Site. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  22. ^ "Announcement of the 2019 fiscal year prospective players". Victorina Official Website. Himeji Victorina. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  23. ^ "Resigning of-retired players News". Victorina Himeji Official Site. Himeji Victorina. Retrieved 11 June 2019.

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