PFU BlueCats

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PFU BlueCats
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Founded1980
GroundKahoku, Ishikawa
Japan
Manager
Head Coach
Japan Tōru Fujita
Japan Masayasu Sakamoto
CaptainAyaka Horiguchi
LeagueV.League Division 1
2020-219th Place
WebsiteClub home page
Uniforms
Home
Away
Championships
2009 V.Challenge League

PFU BlueCats (PFUブルーキャッツ, PFU Burūkyattsu) is a women's volleyball team based in Kahoku city, Ishikawa, Japan. It plays in the V.League Division 1 having been promoted for the first time for the 2018-2019 season. The club was founded in 1980. The owner of the team is PFU Limited.[1]

History[edit]

Honors[edit]

Team[edit]

Season Conference Title Source
2004 V1• League Runners Up
2006 V1• League Runners Up
2007 V• Challenge Runners Up
2008 V• Challenge Runners Up
2009 V• Challenge Champions
2015 V• Challenge Runners Up
2016 V• Challenge 1 Runners Up
2017 V• Challenge 1 Runners Up

League results[edit]

League Position Teams Matches Win Lose
V1.League 5th (2002–03) 7th 8 14 2 12
6th (2003–04) Runner-up 7 12 9 3
7th (2004–05) 4th 8 14 9 5
8th (2005–06) Runner-up 8 14 12 2
V・challenge 2006-07 Runner-up 8 14 13 1
2007-08 Runner-up 8 14 10 4
2008-09 Champion 10 18 15 3
2009-10 7th 12 16 9 7
2010-11 3rd 12 18 14 4
2011-12 5th 12 22 13 9
2012-13 4th 10 18 10 8
2013-14 3rd 10 18 13 5
2014-15 Runner-up 10 18 15 3
V.Challenge 1 2015-16 Runner-up 8 21 17 4
V.Premier 2016-17 8th 8 21 3 18
V.Challenge 1 2017-18 Runner-Up 8 18 16 2
V.League Division 1 (V1) 2018–19 11th 11 20 0 20
2019-20 11th 12 21 4 17
2020-21 9th 12 17 4 13

Current roster[edit]

2020–2021 Squad.[2][3][4] For the V.League (Japan):

  • Head coach: Japan Masayasu Sakamoto
PFU BlueCats
No. Name Position Height Weight Spike Block Date of birth
1 Japan Hinano Arita Wing Spiker 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 295 cm (116 in) (1998-10-28) October 28, 1998 (age 22)
2 Japan Kyoka Seto Middle Blocker 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 298 cm (117 in) (1997-12-21) December 21, 1997 (age 23)
3 Japan Mari Morita Libero 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 62 kg (137 lb) (1997-09-18) September 18, 1997 (age 23)
4 Thailand Hathairat Jarat Middle Blocker 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 286 cm (113 in) 277 cm (109 in) (1996-02-09) February 9, 1996 (age 25)
5 Japan Yukiko Ebata Wing Spiker 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 298 cm (117 in) (1989-11-07) November 7, 1989 (age 31)
6 Japan Kasumi Murakami Middle Blocker 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 289 cm (114 in) 280 cm (110 in) (1994-03-14) March 14, 1994 (age 26)
7 Japan Saki Goya Outside Hitter 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 57 kg (126 lb) 301 cm (119 in) (2000-06-21) June 21, 2000 (age 20)
8 Japan Minami Takasou Outside Hitter 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in) 56 kg (123 lb) 301 cm (119 in) (1996-08-08) August 8, 1996 (age 24)
9 Japan Haruka Yamashita Setter 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 56 kg (123 lb) 275 cm (108 in) (1996-10-14) October 14, 1996 (age 24)
10 Japan Natsumi Watabiki Middle Blocker 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 290 cm (110 in)

(1995-06-24) June 24, 1995 (age 25)

11 Japan Ayaka Horiguchi Wing Spiker 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 293 cm (115 in)

(1994-07-27) July 27, 1994 (age 26)

13 Japan Nao Tsuga Wing Spiker 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 61 kg (134 lb) 285 cm (112 in)

(1993-07-11) July 11, 1993 (age 27)

14 Japan Naoko Shimahata Setter 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 58 kg (128 lb) 277 cm (109 in) (1993-04-10) April 10, 1993 (age 27)
15 Japan Mana Ishikawa Middle Blocker 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 299 cm (118 in) (1997-08-28) August 28, 1997 (age 23)
16 Japan Yumika Kai Setter 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)

(2002-07-30) July 30, 2002 (age 18)

17 Japan Kanoha Kagamihara Libero 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 262 cm (103 in) 250 cm (98 in)

(1998-07-30) July 30, 1998 (age 22)

18 Venezuela Roslandy Acosta Outside Hitter 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 295 cm (116 in) 291 cm (115 in)

(1992-02-05) February 5, 1992 (age 29)

33 Japan Nanami Wasai Outside Hitter 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 285 cm (112 in)

(1991-07-15) July 15, 1991 (age 29)

35 Japan Mikoto Shima Outside Hitter 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 290 cm (110 in)

(1999-01-18) January 18, 1999 (age 22)

Imports[edit]

Year Number Player Country
2012 9 Yuranny Romanna Colombia Colombia
2013 2 Jennifer Doris United States United States
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
19 Chatchu-on Moksri Thailand Thailand
2019 2 Jennifer Doris United States United States
19 Thanacha Sooksod[5] Thailand Thailand
2020 4 Hathairat Jarat Thailand Thailand
18 Roslandy Acosta Venezuela Venezuela

Team Staffs[edit]

2019 October 1st Edition[6][7]

Job Name Country
Head Coach Masayasu Sakamoto  Japan
Assistant Coach Sakashita Maiko  Japan
Assistant Coach Kurata Shin  Japan
Manager Toru Fujita  Japan
Manager Susumuyasushi Sakamoto  Japan
Trainer Hiroyuki Watanabe  Japan
Trainer Mai Kawahara  Japan
Analyst Miki Komata  Japan
Interpreter Noriko Kikuchi  Japan

Former players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ JVL. "Team Profile". Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  2. ^ "PFU Bluecats Women's Volleyball V League Official Site". JVL Official Web site. Japan Volleyball League. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Player Staff Introduction PFU BlueCats". PFU BlueCats Official web site. PFU Limited. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  4. ^ "PFU Blue Cats Japan V.League Women Volleyball". Japan Women's Indoor Volleyball. sitenoise.com. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Notice of Thanacha Sooksod players join". PFU Bluecats Official site. PFU Limited. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Players - Staff". PFU BlueCats. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Staff". PFU Blue Cats - V-League Official Site.

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