Hisamitsu Springs

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Hisamitsu Springs
Short nameHisamitsu Springs
GroundKobe, Hyogo and
Tosu, Saga
Japan.
Manager
Head Coach
Japan Akira Kayashima
Japan Shingo Sakai
CaptainJapan Riho Ohtake
LeagueV.League 1
2021-22 Champions
WebsiteClub home page

Hisamitsu Springs (佐賀久光スプリングス) is a women's volleyball team based in Kobe city, Hyogo and Tosu city, Saga, Japan. It plays in V.League 1. The club was founded in 1948.

In July 2020 the team announced an official name change from "Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Springs" to "Hisamitsu Springs" and unveiled a new team mascot and logo. [1][2] On August 7, 2020 Hisamitsu Springs concluded " a cooperation agreement with Tosu City to further revitalize the region and economy through the volleyball business, and we will proceed with concrete efforts".[3][4]

Hisamitsu Springs won the V.Premier League final for the seventh time on April 13, 2018, beating Toray Arrows.

The owner of the team is Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical.

Home arena[edit]

On May 10, 2023, the Salonpas Arena was opened to the public in Tosu, Saga. With a maximum of 1400 seats, the new arena is the home arena of Hisamitsu Springs.[5]

Honours[edit]

Japan Volleyball League/V.League/V.Premiere League
Champions (9): 2001-2002, 2006–2007, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2015-2016, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2021-2022
Runners-up (6): 2000-2001, 2005–2006, 2008–2009, 2011-2012, 2014-2015, 2016-2017
Kurowashiki All Japan Volleyball Championship
Champions (3): 2006, 2007 and 2013
Runner-up (1): 2009
Empress's Cup
Champions (8): 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2021
Runners-up (1): 2007-08
Domestic Sports Festival (Volleyball)
Champions (5): 1980, 1983, 1986, 1989 and 2012
Runners-up (3): 2011, 2014 and 2016
AVC Club Volleyball Championship
Champions (2): 2002 and 2014
Runners-up (1): 2015 and 2017

League results[edit]

League Position Teams Matches Win Lose
Japan League 15th (1981–82) 6th 8 21 6 15
16th (1982–83) 8th 8 21 0 21
18th (1984–85) 8th 8 21 3 18
21st (1987–88) 8th 8 14 2 12
25th (1991–92) 6th 8 14 4 10
26th (1992–93) 8th 8 14 1 13
V・League 1st (1994–95) 8th 8 21 0 21
7th (2000–01) Runner-up 10 18 12 6
8th (2001–02) Champion 9 16 11 5
9th (2002–03) 4th 8 21 14 7
10th (2003–04) 3rd 10 18 12 6
11th (2004–05) 6th 10 27 14 13
12th (2005–06) Runner-up 10 27 21 6
V・Premier 2006-07 Champion 10 27 20 7
2007-08 3rd 10 27 18 9
2008-09 Runner-up 10 27 19 8
2009-10 4th 8 28 20 8
2010-11 3rd 8 26 16 10
2011-12 Runner-up 8 21 15 6
2012-13 Champion 8 28 21 7
2013-14 Champion 8 28 23 5
2014-15 Runner-up 8 27 22 5
2015-16 Champion 8 21 15 6
2016-17 Runner-up 8 21 14 7
2017-18 Champion 8 21 21 0
V.League Division 1 (V1) 2018–19 Champion 11 20 18 2
2019–20 7th 12 21 10 11
2020–21 8th 12 21 10 11
2021-22 Champion 12 33 21 10

Current squad[edit]

2022-2023 squad [6][7][8]

  • Head coach: Japan Shingo Sakai
No. Name Date of birth Height
1 Japan Miyu Nagaoka 25 July 1991 179 cm
2 Japan Misaki Inoue 8 September 1994 171 cm
3 Japan Miyu Nakagawa 8 January 2000 183 cm
4 Japan Asuka Hamamatsu 22 December 1998 181 cm
6 Japan Yuki Ishii 8 May 1991 180 cm
7 Belgium Lise Van Hecke 1 July 1992 190 cm
8 Japan Shion Hirayama 7 November 2000 180 cm
9 Japan Manami Mandai 17 May 1998 168 cm
10 Japan Riho Ōtake (C) 23 December 1993 183 cm
11 Japan Erika Sakae 3 April 1991 168 cm
12 Japan Yuka Imamura 2 September 1993 175 cm
13 Japan Akari Shirasawa 7 March 1998 166 cm
15 Japan Yuka Ikeya (L) 27 December 1997 156 cm
18 Japan Mana Toe (L) 18 May 1994 163 cm
20 Japan Ayaka Araki 9 February 2001 184 cm
21 JapanSae Nakajima 18 June 1999 174 cm
22 JapanMegumi Fukazawa 17 April 2003 176 cm
23 JapanMika Yoshitake 20 April 2003 182 cm
24 JapanMinami Nishimura 23 March 2000 168 cm

Former players[edit]