PFU BlueCats

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PFU BlueCats
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Founded1980
GroundKahoku, Ishikawa
Japan
Manager
Head Coach
Japan Tōru Fujita
Japan Yoichi Kato
CaptainMai Shimizu
LeagueV.League Division 1
2017-182nd Place (V ● Challenge League 1)
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

Current roster[edit]

2018-2019 Squad. For the V.League (Japan):

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) (1998-10-28) October 28, 1998 (age 20)
2 United States Jennifer Doris Middle Blocker 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) (1988-11-03) November 3, 1988 (age 30)
3 Japan Haruka Yoshiyashu Wing Spiker 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) (1991-11-01) November 1, 1991 (age 27)
4 Japan Saori Uda Outside Hitter 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) (1993-01-16) January 16, 1993 (age 26)
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 29)
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 25)
7 Japan Nanami Tani Libero 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in) (1996-06-03) June 3, 1996 (age 22)
8 Japan Satoe Mitsuhashi Outside Hitter 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 291 cm (115 in) 287 cm (113 in) (1989-09-27) September 27, 1989 (age 29)
9 Japan Rina Sho Setter 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in) (1990-07-17) July 17, 1990 (age 28)
10 Japan Aimi Akiyami Wing Spiker 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)

(1995-03-17) March 17, 1995 (age 23)

11 Japan Ayaka Horiguchi Wing Spiker 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)

(1994-07-27) July 27, 1994 (age 24)

12 Japan Mai Shimizu Middle Blocker 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)

(1992-10-20) October 20, 1992 (age 26)

13 Japan Nao Tsuga Wing Spiker 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)

(1993-07-11) July 11, 1993 (age 25)

14 Japan Naoko Shimahata Setter 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) (1993-04-10) April 10, 1993 (age 25)
15 Japan Saya Matsushita Middle Blocker 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) (1996-09-14) September 14, 1996 (age 22)
16 Japan Minori Wada Libero 1.51 m (4 ft 11 in)

(1996-02-21) February 21, 1996 (age 23)

17 Japan Minami Takasou Outside Hitter 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in) 56 kg (123 lb) 301 cm (119 in)

(1999-08-08) August 8, 1999 (age 19)

18 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 22)

19 Thailand Chatchu-on Moksri Outside Hitter 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 58 kg (128 lb) 308 cm (121 in) 300 cm (120 in)

(1999-11-06) November 6, 1999 (age 19)

Imports[edit]

Year Number Player Country
2012 9 Yuranny Romanna Colombia Colombia
2013 2 Jennifer Doris United States United States
2018 19 Chatchu-on Moksri Thailand Thailand

Team Staffs[edit]

2018 July 1st Edition[2][3]

Job Name Country
Head Coach Kentaro Kaneko  Japan
Assistant Coach Funakushi Yuji  Japan
Manager Toru Fujita  Japan
Manager Yoichi Kato  Japan
Trainer Hiroyuki Watanabe  Japan
Trainer Keiko Yamamoto  Japan
Analyst Minori  Japan
Interpreter Noriko Kikuchi  Japan
Interpreter Goda Azgawani  Thailand
Interpreter Jane Lee Powin  Thailand

Former Players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ JVL. "Team Profile". Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  2. ^ "Players - Staff". PFU BlueCats. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Staff". PFU Blue Cats - V-League Official Site.

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