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 Edit

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 their three second-years: Korai Hoshiumi, Sachiro 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 6'8" player and very formidable on both offense and defense.

Members Edit

Name Position Year Status
Aaron MurphyCoach68Active

Name Number Position Year Status
Aikichi Suwa#1Setter / Captain3rd yearActive
Izuru Nozawa#4Wing Spiker / Outside Hitter3rd yearActive
Kōrai Hoshiumi #5Wing Spiker / Outside Hitter / Ace2nd yearActive
Sachirō Hirugami#6Middle Blocker2nd yearActive
Isao Norikura#7Wing Spiker / Opposite Hitter?Active
Kazuyoshi Bessho#8Middle Blocker1st yearActive
Gao Hakuba#10Wing Spiker / Opposite Hitter2nd yearActive
Liam Tokura#12Setter1st yearActive
Keiichirō Kanbayashi#13Libero3rd yearActive

Interhigh National Tournament (2012) Edit

Quarter Final

  • Kamomedai High School vs ??

Spring High National Tournament (2013) Edit

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

First Round

  • Kamomedai High School vs Chikuida High School [Ibaraki] (2:0 / 25-20, 25-18)

Second Round

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

Third Round

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

Quarter Final

Semi Final

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

Trivia Edit

  • 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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