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Sarukawa Tech High (Japanese: 早流川 (さるかわ) 工業 (こうぎょう) 高校 (こうこう) Sarukawa Kōgyō Kōkō) is a high school in the Ishikawa Prefecture.

Volleyball Club

The boys' Volleyball Club has a banner that reads "Rising Up Everytime" in accordance to their persistent play style[1].

Under the guidance of their coach, Shishio, the team favors a play style of pressuring their opponents little by little. The team's priority is not making perfect plays and overwhelming their opponents directly. Instead, they are willing to make consistent and average plays if it means it will benefit them in the long run. Daishō from Nohebi has noted Sarukawa as a team showing great tenacity and courage for employing an unconventional strategy of targeting the setter[2].

The team is also noted to have a strong defense. This is most likely the result of their Coach Shishio being a previous student of Nekoma's Coach Nekomata.

Members

Name Position Year Status
Aritaka Shishio Coach ? Active
? Manager ? Active


Name Number Position Year Status
Itaru Shiramine #1 Captain / Setter 3rd Year Active
Hisahiko Wakura #3 Middle Blocker 3rd Year Active
Iori Kanazawa #4 Wing Spiker / Outside Hitter 3rd Year Active
? #5 ? ? Active
? #6 ? ? Active
Tomonari Shiga #8 Middle Blocker 3rd Year Active
Tomokazu Wajima #9 Libero 2nd Year Active
Kenrō Fukatani #10 Wing Spiker / Outside Hitter 2nd Year Active
? #11 ? ? Active
Sōji Yamashiro #12 Wing Spiker / Opposite Hitter 2nd Year Active
? #14 ? ? Active

Spring High National Tournament (2013)

First Round

  • Sarukawa Tech High School vs Amanoshiro High School [Okinawa] (2:1 / 20-25, 25-21, 25-19)

Second Round

  • Sarukawa Tech High School vs Nekoma High [Tokyō] (0:2 / 23-25, 30-32)

Trivia

  • Even though Sarukawa is represented as monkeys (saru, 猿), the kanji in its name (早流) is actually unrelated to them.
  • Sarukawa Tech's banner is written as "何度でも立て" (Nandodemo tate) which translates to "Rising Up Every Time".
  • Most Sarukawa members are named after various locations in Ishikawa Prefecture.

References