NEC Red Rockets

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NEC Red Rockets
NEC Red Rockets 2021 new LOGO.jpg
Founded1978
GroundTokyo and
Kawasaki, Kanagawa Japan
Manager
Head Coach
Japan Takumi Iwasaki
Japan Takayuki Kaneko
CaptainMisaki Yamauchi
LeagueV.League 1 Women
2020-213rd place
WebsiteClub home page
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NEC Red Rockets (NECレッドロケッツ, NEC Reddo Rokettsu) is a women's volleyball team based in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. It plays in V.League 1. The owner of the team is NEC.

The club was founded in April 1978 as NEC's corporate team, participating the same year in the 10th V.Challenge League tournament. The club advanced to membership in the Japan Volleyball League in 1979, securing 3rd place in the league rankings by the end of the season. The club has subsequently been league champions six times, and marked its 200th victory in 2008.

Honours[edit]

Japan Volleyball League/V.League/V.Premier League
  • Champions (6): 1987–1988, 1996–1997, 1999–2000, 2002–2003, 2004–2005, 2014–2015, 2016–17
  • Runners-up (4): 1986–1987, 1995–1996, 1997–1998, 2001-2002
Kurowashiki All Japan Volleyball Championship
  • Champions (2): 1997, 2001
  • Runners-up (7): 1985, 1987, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2011, 2013

League results[edit]

League Position Teams Matches Win Lose
Japan League 13th (1979–80) 3rd 6 10 7 3
14th (1980–81) 4th 8 14 7 7
15th (1981–82) 5th 8 21 7 14
16th (1982–83) 6th 8 21 7 14
17th (1983–84) 6th 8 21 8 13
18th (1984–85) 3rd 8 21 14 7
19th (1985–86) 3rd 8 21 12 9
20th (1986–87) Silver medal with cup.svg Runner-up 8 21 17 4
21st (1987–88) Gold medal with cup.svg Champion 8 14 12 2
22nd (1988–89) 4th 8 17 9 8
23rd (1989–90) 3rd 8 17 13 4
24th (1990–91) 3rd 8 17 9 8
25th (1991–92) 7th 8 14 3 11
26th (1992–93) 4th 8 14 8 6
27th (1993–94) 4th 8 14 9 5
V・League 1st (1994–95) 5th 8 21 11 10
2nd (1995–96) Silver medal with cup.svg Runner-up 8 21 14 7
3rd (1996–97) Gold medal with cup.svg Champion 8 21 16 5
4th (1997–98) Silver medal with cup.svg Runner-up 8 21 18 3
5th (1998–99) 3rd 10 18 13 5
6th (1999-2000) Gold medal with cup.svg Champion 10 18 18 0
7th (2000–01) 3rd 10 18 17 1
8th (2001–02) Silver medal with cup.svg Runner-up 9 16 10 6
9th (2002–03) Gold medal with cup.svg Champion 8 21 17 4
10th (2003–04) 4th 10 18 12 6
11th (2004–05) Gold medal with cup.svg Champion 10 27 20 7
12th (2005–06) 6th 10 27 13 14
V・Premier 2006-07 5th 10 27 15 12
2007-08 6th 10 27 13 14
2008-09 3rd 10 27 18 9
2009-10 5th 8 28 10 18
2010-11 4th 8 26 15 11
2011-12 8th 8 21 3 18
2012-13 4th 8 28 23 5
2013-14 5th 8 28 12 16
2014-15 Gold medal with cup.svg Champion 8 21 13 8
2015-16 5th 8 21 8 13
2016-17 Gold medal with cup.svg Champion 8 21 15 6
2017-18 5th 8 21 8 13
V.League Division 1 (V1) 2018–19 6th 11 20 11 9
2019-20 8th 12 21 11 10
2020-21 3rd 12 20 15 5

Current squad[edit]

2021-2022 Squad, as of 22 June - 2021 [1][2][3][4][5][6]

No. Name Position Date of birth Height (m) Weight (kg) Spike (cm) Block (cm)
1 Japan Haruyo Shimamura Middle Blocker (1992-03-04) 4 March 1992 (age 30) 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 298 290
2 Japan Sarina Koga Outside Hitter (1996-05-21) 21 May 1996 (age 26) 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 302 290
3 Japan Shiori Tsukada Setter (1994-09-07) 7 September 1994 (age 27) 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 284
4 Japan Mizuki Yanagita Opposite (1996-03-26) 26 March 1996 (age 26) 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 304
5 Japan Haruna Soga Outside Hitter (2001-03-25) 25 March 2001 (age 21) 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 306
6 Japan Kaori Ueno Middle Blocker (1995-01-06) 6 January 1995 (age 27) 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 299
7 Japan Moeka Kinoe Middle Blocker (1997-12-24) 24 December 1997 (age 24) 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 301
8 Japan Kasumi Nojima Middle Blocker (1997-05-09) 9 May 1997 (age 25) 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 295
9 Japan Nanami Hirose Outside Hitter (1997-05-12) 12 May 1997 (age 25) 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 309
10 Japan Yuka Sawada Setter (1996-08-14) 14 August 1996 (age 25) 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in) 57 kg (126 lb) 273
11 Japan Chinami Furuya Outside Hitter (1996-04-20) 20 April 1996 (age 26) 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 297
12 Japan Misaki Yamauchi (C) Opposite (1995-03-10) 10 March 1995 (age 27) 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 306
13 Japan Nichika Yamada Middle Blocker (2000-02-24) 24 February 2000 (age 22) 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 301
14 Japan Minami Yasuda Setter (2001-12-12) 12 December 2001 (age 20) 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 285 275
15 Japan Ayumi Yoshida Outside Hitter (2000-08-07) 7 August 2000 (age 21) 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 300
16 Japan Manami Kojima Libero (1994-11-07) 7 November 1994 (age 27) 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in) 58 kg (128 lb) 266
17 Japan Hina Kawakami Outside Hitter (1998-05-25) 25 May 1998 (age 24) 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 296
18 United States Sarah Wilhite-Parsons Outside Hitter (1995-07-20) 20 July 1995 (age 26) 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 305 300
19 Japan Riko Fujii Libero (1999-02-25) 25 February 1999 (age 23) 1.59 m (5 ft 3 in) 55 kg (121 lb) 265
20 Japan Kotoe Inoue Libero (1990-02-15) 15 February 1990 (age 32) 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in) 55 kg (121 lb) 285 270

Former players[edit]