Hitachi Rivale

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Hitachi Rivale
Founded1980
GroundHitachinaka, Ibaraki,
Japan
Manager
Head Coach
Japan Koji Yamanokawa
Japan Asako Tajimi
CaptainKanako Saito
LeagueV.League 1 Women
2020-218th place
WebsiteClub home page

Hitachi Rivale (日立リヴァーレ, Hitachi Rivuāre) is a women's volleyball team based in Hitachinaka city, Ibaraki, Japan. It plays in V.League 1. The owner is Hitachi Automotive Systems.

History[edit]

  • It was founded in November 1980 as Hitachi Sawa Rivale.
  • It was promoted to the V.League in 1998.
  • In April 2009, it lost the V.challenge match, so it was demoted to the V.challenge League for the next season.
  • In April 2010, the team name was changed to Hitachi Rivale.
  • In April 2013, It was re-promoted to V. Premier League after beating Denso Airybees.

Honours[edit]

V.Premier League
  • Runners-up (1): 2016
Kurowashiki All Japan Volleyball Championship
  • Runners-up (1): 2006

League results[edit]

League Position Teams Matches Win Lose
V.League 5th (1998–99) 8th 10 18 7 11
6th (1999–2000) 10th 10 18 3 15
9th (2002–03) 8th 8 21 3 18
10th (2003–04) 6th 10 18 7 11
11th (2004–05) 9th 10 27 7 20
12th (2005–06) 8th 10 27 10 17
V・Premier 2006-07 9th 10 27 6 21
2007-08 10th 10 27 1 26
2008-09 10th 10 27 0 27
V・Challenge 2009-10 Champion 12 16 15 1
2010-11 Runner-up 12 18 17 1
2011-12 Champion 12 22 21 1
2012-13 Runner-up 10 18 17 1
V・Premier 2013-14 6th 8 28 12 16
2014-15 4th 8 21 7 14
2015-16 Runner-up 8 21 13 8
2016-17 3rd 8 21 14 7
2017–18 8th 8 21 5 16
V.League Division 1 (V1) 2018–19 8th 11 20 8 12
2019-20 9th 12 21 6 15
2020–21 8th 12 21 6 15

Current squad[edit]

2021-2022 Squad as of 25 August - 2021 [1][2][3][4][5]

No. Name Position Date of birth Height (m) Weight (kg) Spike (cm) Block (cm)
1 Japan Ruriko Uesaka Outside Hitter (1999-09-07) 7 September 1999 (age 24) 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 293
2 Japan Keito Saiga Setter (2002-01-15) 15 January 2002 (age 22) 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 61 kg (134 lb) 290
3 Japan Miwako Osanai Outside Hitter (1997-07-19) 19 July 1997 (age 26) 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 292
4 Japan Saori Kamizawa Middle Blocker (2001-12-18) 18 December 2001 (age 22) 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 295
5 United States Hannah Tapp Middle Blocker (1995-06-21) 21 June 1995 (age 28) 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 297 290
6 Japan Anna Koike Libero (1996-12-16) 16 December 1996 (age 27) 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 261
7 Japan Kanako Saito Libero (1994-06-03) 3 June 1994 (age 29) 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in) 59 kg (130 lb) 269
9 Japan Aya Watanabe Middle Blocker (1991-04-23) 23 April 1991 (age 32) 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 299
10 Japan Sarina Sakai Setter (1997-09-11) 11 September 1997 (age 26) 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in) 58 kg (128 lb) 280
11 Japan Anri Nakamura Middle Blocker (1997-03-02) 2 March 1997 (age 26) 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 295
13 Japan Rui Nonaka Outside Hitter (2001-08-03) 3 August 2001 (age 22) 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 295 279
14 Japan Mai Irisawa Middle Blocker (1999-06-02) 2 June 1999 (age 24) 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 309
16 Japan Rino Murooka Outside Hitter (2002-06-16) 16 June 2002 (age 21) 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in) 55 kg (121 lb) 300
17 Japan/Kenya Hawi Okumu Oba Outside Hitter (1998-06-27) 27 June 1998 (age 25) 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 304

Former players[edit]