Kamomedai High School (Japanese: 鴎台 (かもめだい) 高校 (こうこう) Kamomedai Kōkō) is a high school located in Nagano Prefecture.

Volleyball Club

Kamomedai's volleyball team is a team focused on three core tenets: serving, blocking, and mental fortitude. Of their six starting players, five of them make use of a jump serve or jump floater, with three of their players (Hoshiumi, Hirugami, and Suwa) noted by Shimada to have particularly "nasty" serves. Their blocking is among the best in the nation, likened to a maxed-out version of Date Tech High by Ukai. Like Date Tech, they specialize in read blocking, and they employ tactics such as the bunch shift, in which all three blockers bunch up in the middle of the court, stack blocking, in which all three blockers bunch up on one side of the court to mark the opposing Ace or another powerful spiker, and shading, in which two blockers bunch up in the middle and a third is deployed to the edge of the court, almost at the pin.

Kamomedai's greatest strength, instilled onto them by Coach Aaron Murphy, is the mental toughness of its players. Their minds and quality of play do not deteriorate based on the state of the game, and thus they are unaffected by the opponents' actions or even losing sets. The players have expressed that they do not believe in the concept of momentum, and thus are able to play their best under any circumstances; Murphy likens this to seagulls being able to fly in any conditions.

The team's most well-known players are three of their second-years: Kōrai Hoshiumi, Sachirō Hirugami, and Gao Hakuba. Hoshiumi, known as the "Little Giant," is the team's Ace, known for his incredibly high jump and mastery of mid-air battles. Hirugami, nicknamed the "Immovable Hirugami," is its cornerstone blocker, feared for his ability to never fall for decoys and his mastery of read blocking. Hakuba, in spite of his lack of experience, is a towering 203cm player and very formidable on both offense and defense.

Members

Name Position Year Status
Aaron Murphy Coach 68 Active


Name Number Position Year Status
Aikichi Suwa #1 Setter / Captain 3rd year Active
Izuru Nozawa #4 Wing Spiker / Outside Hitter 3rd year Active
Kōrai Hoshiumi #5 Wing Spiker / Outside Hitter / Ace 2nd year Active
Sachirō Hirugami #6 Middle Blocker 2nd year Active
Isao Norikura #7 Wing Spiker / Opposite Hitter ? Active
Kazuyoshi Bessho #8 Middle Blocker 1st year Active
? #9 ? ? Active
Gao Hakuba #10 Wing Spiker / Opposite Hitter 2nd year Active
? #11 ? ? Active
Liam Tokura #12 Setter 1st Year Active
Keiichirō Kanbayashi #13 Libero 3rd year Active
? #14 Libero ? Active
? #16 ? ? Active

Girls' Club (Former)

Name Number Position Current Age
Shōko Hirugami ? Wing Spiker 25

Interhigh Nationals (2012)

Quarter Final

  • Kamomedai High School vs ??? (?:2 / ??)


Spring High National Tournament (2013)

For nationals, Kamomedai wasn't exempt from the first round.

First Round

Second Round

  • Kamomedai High School vs Shinta Tech High School [Shiga] (2:?? / ??)

Third Round

  • Kamomedai High School vs Takagiyama High School [Aichi] (2:0 / 25-??, 25-22)

Quarter Final

Semi Final


Spring High National Tournament (2014)

Final


Spring High National Tournament (2015)

Third Round

  • Kamomedai High School vs ??? (?:2 / ??)

Trivia

  • Kamome (鴎) in Kamomedai translates to seagull.
  • Kamomedai has attended the Spring Interhigh for the 3rd year in a row and their 15th overall.
  • Their official team banner reads, ""習慣は第二の天性なり" ("Shūkan wa Daini no Tenseinari"), which translates to "Habit is Second Nature."
  • They are the first team in the series to have a non-Japanese coach and one with experience in the pro-leagues.
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