27 October 2021

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Japan: coach Yuichi Nakagaichi nominations – Yuki Ishikawa new captain

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Just 24 hours after the end of the championship, head coach of the Japanese national team Yuichi Nakagaichi has made official a roster of 24 players in view of the preparation for the Tokyo Olympics.
Allianz Milano’s outside hitter Yuki Ishikawa (who therefore takes the place of Masahiro Yanagida) has been named as the new captain, while as regards the rest of the team, the news are represented by the Libero of the Wolfdogs Nagoya, Tomohiro Ogawa, and by the two spikers of the JTEKT Stings, Shinichi Fukuyama and Kento Miyaura.

Setters:
Masahiro Sekita (Sakai Blazers)
Naonobu Fujii (Toray Arrows)
Hideomi Fukatsu (Panasonic Panthers)
Masaki Oya (Suntory Sunbirds).

Opposites:
Yuji Nishida (JTEKT Stings)
Kunihiro Shimizu (Panasonic Panthers)
Issei Otake (Panasonic Panthers)
Kento Miyaura (JTEKT Stings).

Outside-hitters:
Yuki Ishikawa (Powervolley Milano)
Masahiro Yanagida (Suntory Sunbirds)
Tatsuya Fukuzawa (Paris Volley)
Kenta Takanashi (Wolfdogs Nagoya)
Shoma Tomita (Toray Arrows)
Tatsunori Otsuka (Waseda University)
Ran Takahashi (Nippon Sport Science University).

Middle-blockers:
Taishi Onodera (JT Thunders)
Akihiro Yamauchi (Panasonic Panthers)
Haku Ri (Toray Arrows)
Kentaro Takahashi (Toray Arrows)
Taichi Fukuyama (JTEKT Stings)
Shunichiro Sato (Tokai University).

Liberos:
Tomohiro Yamamoto (Sakai Blazers)
Taichiro Koga (FC Tokyo)
Tomohiro Ogawa (Wolfdogs Nagoya).

Yuki Ishikawa
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