PFU BlueCats

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PFU BlueCats
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Founded1980
GroundKahoku, Ishikawa
Japan
Manager
Head Coach
Japan Tōru Fujita
Japan Funakushi Yuji
CaptainSaori Uda
LeagueV.League Division 1
2018-1911th Place V.League Division 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]

2019-2020 Squad. For the V.League (Japan):

  • Head coach: Japan Yuji Funakushi
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 21)
2 United States Jennifer Doris Middle Blocker 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) (1988-11-03) November 3, 1988 (age 31)
3 Japan Haruka Yoshiyashu Libero 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) (1991-11-01) November 1, 1991 (age 28)
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 30)
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 Saki Goya Outside Hitter 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) (2000-06-21) June 21, 2000 (age 19)
8 Japan Minami Takasou Outside Hitter 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in) (1996-08-08) August 8, 1996 (age 23)
9 Japan Haruka Yamashita Setter 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) (1996-10-14) October 14, 1996 (age 23)
10 Japan Kanon Sonoda Setter 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)

(2000-09-10) September 10, 2000 (age 19)

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

(1994-07-27) July 27, 1994 (age 25)

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

(1992-10-20) October 20, 1992 (age 27)

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

(1993-07-11) July 11, 1993 (age 26)

14 Japan Naoko Shimahata Setter 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) (1993-04-10) April 10, 1993 (age 26)
15 Japan Saya Matsushita Middle Blocker 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) (1996-09-14) September 14, 1996 (age 23)
16 Japan Minori Wada Libero 1.51 m (4 ft 11 in)

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

17 Japan Sayaka Tsutsui Libero 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)

(1992-09-29) September 29, 1992 (age 27)

19 Thailand Thanacha Sooksod Outside Hitter 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)

(2000-05-26) May 26, 2000 (age 19)

33 Japan Wazai Nanami Outside Hitter 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)

(1991-07-15) July 15, 1991 (age 28)

Imports[edit]

Year Number Player Country
2012 9 Yuranny Romanna Colombia Colombia
2013 2 Jennifer Doris United States United States
2014 2 Jennifer Doris United States United States
2015 2 Jennifer Doris United States United States
2016 2 Jennifer Doris United States United States
2017 2 Jennifer Doris United States United States
2018 2 Jennifer Doris United States United States
19 Chatchu-on Moksri Thailand Thailand
2019 2 Jennifer Doris United States United States
19 Thanacha Sooksod[2] Thailand Thailand

Team Staffs[edit]

2019 October 1st Edition[3][4]

Job Name Country
Head Coach Funakushi Yuji  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. ^ "Notice of Thanacha Sooksod players join". PFU Bluecats Official site. PFU Limited. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Players - Staff". PFU BlueCats. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Staff". PFU Blue Cats - V-League Official Site.

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