JT Marvelous

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JT Marvelous
Founded1956
GroundNishinomiya, Hyogo
Japan
Manager
Head Coach
Japan Hiroyuki Tohma
Japan Tomoko Yoshihara
CaptainJapan Mizuki Tanaka
LeagueV.League 1
2021-22Runners-up
WebsiteClub home page
Uniforms
Home
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JT Marvelous (JTマーヴェラス, JT Māvuerasu) is a women's volleyball team owned by Japan Tobacco Ltd., and based in Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan. The team is the reigning champion of the V.League 1 after winning the 2019-20 and 2020–21 seasons.[1]

Honours[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

Japan Volleyball League/V.League/V.Premier League/V.LEAGUE Division 1
Business League/V1 League/V.Challenge League/V.Challenge League I/V.LEAGUE Division 2
  • Champion (4): 1998–99, 2002–03, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • Runners-up (1): 1995–96
Kurowashiki All Japan Volleyball Championship
  • Champion (5): 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018
  • Runners-up (5): 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010
Empress's Cup
  • Champion (1): 2020

International competitions[edit]

League results[edit]

League Position Teams Matches Win Lose
V.League
(V・Premier)
3rd (1996–97) 8th 8 21 1 20
6th (2000–01) 7th 10 18 6 12
7th (2000–01) 8th 10 18 6 12
8th (2001–02) 9th 9 16 2 14
10th (2003–04) 7th 10 18 6 12
11th (2004–05) 4th 10 27 15 12
12th (2005–06) 7th 10 27 12 15
V・Premier 2006-07 Runner-up 10 27 20 7
2007-08 8th 10 27 12 15
2008-09 9th 10 27 10 17
2009-10 Runner-up 8 28 26 2
2010-11 Champion 8 26 20 6
2011-12 5th 8 21 11 10
2012-13 6th 8 28 9 19
2013-14 7th 8 28 12 16
V・Challenge 2014-15 Champion 10 18 17 1
V・Challenge 1 2015-16 Champion 8 21 21 0
V・Premier 2016-17 4th 8 21 13 8
2017–18 Runner-up 8 21 13 8
V.League Division 1 (V1) 2018–19 3rd 11 20 14 6
2019-20 Champion 12 21 17 4
2020-21 Champion 12 20 16 4
2021-22 Runner-up 12 34 27 7
2022-23 5th 12 33 23 10

Current squad[edit]

2023-2024 Squad as of June 2023 [2][3][4] [5]

No. Name Position Date of birth Height (m)
1 Japan Aika Akutagawa Middle Blocker (1991-04-03) 3 April 1991 (age 32) 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
2 Japan Kotona Hayashi Outside Hitter (1999-11-13) 13 November 1999 (age 24) 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
3 Philippines Alyja Daphne Santiago Middle Blocker (1996-02-26) 26 February 1996 (age 28) 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
4 Japan Yuka Kitsui Outside Hitter (1997-01-15) 15 January 1997 (age 27) 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
5 Japan Mika Shibata Setter (1994-06-07) 7 June 1994 (age 29) 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
6 Japan Mizuki Tanaka Outside Hitter (1996-01-28) 28 January 1996 (age 28) 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
8 Japan Aki Momii Setter (2000-10-07) 7 October 2000 (age 23) 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
9 Japan Nana Sakakibara Middle Blocker (2002-03-07) 7 March 2002 (age 21) 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
10 United States Andrea Carrie Drews Opposite (1993-12-25) 25 December 1993 (age 30) 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
11 Japan Yuka Meguro Outside Hitter (1996-01-06) 6 January 1996 (age 28) 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
12 Japan Tomoyo Fukagaya Libero (1996-08-26) 26 August 1996 (age 27) 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
13 Japan Yuki Nishikawa Outside Hitter (2000-09-04) 4 September 2000 (age 23) 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
14 Japan Justice Hickman Outside Hitter (1999-10-09) 9 October 1999 (age 24) 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
15 Japan Mako Kobata Libero (1992-08-15) 15 August 1992 (age 31) 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
16 Japan Yukiko Wada Setter (2002-01-08) 8 January 2002 (age 22) 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
17 Japan Sakura Kanda Middle Blocker (2000-04-27) 27 April 2000 (age 23) 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
19 Japan Marina Takahashi Middle Blocker (1998-08-11) 11 August 1998 (age 25) 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
20 Japan Mana Nishizaki Libero (2002-05-01) 1 May 2002 (age 21) 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
21 Japan Manami Koyama Outside Hitter (2002-07-29) 29 July 2002 (age 21) 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

Notable players[edit]

Foreign players

 Brazil
 Bulgaria
 Colombia
 Serbia
 South Korea
 Thailand
 Turkey
 United States
 Philippines

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JT Marvelous". V.League Official Site. Japan Volleyball League Organization. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Players/Staff - JT Marvelous - JT Website". www.jti.co.jp. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Notice of JT Marvelous 2019 fiscal year subscription plans players". JT Marvelous Official Web Site. Japan Tobacco Inc. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  4. ^ "JT Marvelous - Women - Volleyball V. League Official Site". JVL Official Web site. Japan Volleyball League. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  5. ^ "JT Marvelous". Japan Women's Indoor Volleyball. sitenoise.com. Retrieved 16 June 2021.