Shiratorizawa Academy (Japanese:
- 1 Uniform
- 2 Volleyball Club
- 3 Members
- 4 Spring High Miyagi Prefecture Representative Playoffs (2011)
- 5 Interhigh-Preliminaries (2012)
- 6 Spring High-Miyagi Prefecture Representative Playoffs (2012)
- 7 Spring High-Miyagi Prefecture Representative Playoffs (2013)
- 8 Spring High-Miyagi Prefecture Representative Playoffs (2014)
- 9 Shiratorizawa Academy Junior High
- 10 All Japan Middle School Athletics Tournament
- 11 Practice Matches
- 12 Trivia
- 13 Gallery
- 14 References
The boys' uniform consists of a white jacket, light blue dress shirt, purple tie, purple pants, and brown loafers. The girls wear a white jacket, light blue dress shirt, purple bow tie, purple skirt, and grey sweater.
The boys' volleyball club's uniform consists of a white tracksuit with purple accents. The members wear black t-shirts and white shorts with purple detailing during practice matches. During official matches, they wear a white jersey with the sleeves, the bold vertical stripe on their shorts and number on the jersey top in purple.
The Boys' Volleyball Club is considered a "powerhouse", ranked among the Top 8 of Japan. It has been noted by the captain, Wakatoshi Ushijima, that Shiratorizawa supposedly never weakens no matter what; in accordance with that, Shiratorizawa had been undefeated and the representative for Miyagi Prefecture for generations, only having lost to Karasuno recently. Additionally, Ushijima is one of the three best aces that the whole country has seen and he is currently one of Japan's under-18 (under-19 in the anime) volleyball representatives for the Youth World Championship.
Shiratorizawa, combined with their clean reception and precise sets, is exponentially strengthened with super-ace Ushijima, who tears down the blocks and strategical plays of its adversaries (as seen in the battle against Aoba Johsai in the Interhigh). The team's main strategy is to focus everyone's strength to support Ushijima, hence the reason why it's symbolized by a single eagle; this is unlike Karasuno with its multiple crows as it focuses on teamwork and individual strength.
Shiratorizawa's most notable players are Captain and Ace Ushijima, one of the top 3 aces in the whole nation along with Itachiyama's Sakusa and Mujinazaka's Kiryu, and Blocker Tendo, also known as the "Guess Monster" with Guess Blocks that stops the opponents' spikes no matter where placed.
The team has also defeated Aoba Johsai in the final match of the Miyagi Prefecture Interhigh Preliminaries and advanced to Nationals. The third years of the team had decided against retiring for a chance to compete in the Spring Tournament.
The most well-known generation of Shiratorizawa is the current one, but the most successful one was Ushijima's father's generation. Utsui's generation had a 190 cm ace and had probably won first place in Nationals.
Spring High Miyagi Prefecture Representative Playoffs (2011)
According to Coach Ukai, Date Tech lost to Shiratorizawa in the 3rd round, and Shiratorizawa eventually won 1st place.
- Shiratorizawa Academy vs Date Tech High School (2:? / ??,??)
- Shiratorizawa Academy vs ??? (3:?)
For Interhigh's Miyagi Preliminaries, Shiratorizawa was registered as team 55, Block I. Their venue was the Shiratorizawa Civic Gymnasium, along with Block J. They were exempt from the first round of matches and played over the span of three days (one game on the first day, three on the second, one on the third). They made it to the finals after beating the winner of Block F and the winner of either Block E or Block B (it is not revealed exactly which block Shiratorizawa faced). For the finals, they played against Aoba Johsai at the Sendai City Gymnasium. Because they won, they became Miyagi Prefecture's Representative for the Summer InterHigh National Tournament.
- Shiratorizawa Academy vs Ohgiminami High School (2:0 / 25-10, 25-6)
- Shiratorizawa Academy vs Aoba Johsai High School (2:0 / 25-22, 25-23)
Spring High-Miyagi Prefecture Representative Playoffs (2012)
Shiratorizawa was exempt from the first preliminary after placing within the top four during Interhigh.
For the representative playoffs, Shiratorizawa was registered as team 1. They played at the Sendai City Gymnasium over a span of three days (one game on the first day, two on the second, one on the third). Because they lost in the finals to Karasuno, they became Miyagi Prefecture's Playoffs runner-up.
- Shiratorizawa Academy vs Araigawa High School (2:0 / 25-15, 25-12)
- Shiratorizawa Academy vs Hakusuikan High School (2:0 / 25-17, 25-19)
- Shiratorizawa Academy vs Kesenike West High School (2:0 / 25-20, 25-21)
- Shiratorizawa Academy vs Karasuno High School (2:3 / 25-16, 29-31, 25-20, 27-29, 19-21)
- Set 3's score was changed to (25-18) in the anime.
Spring High-Miyagi Prefecture Representative Playoffs (2013)
- Shiratorizawa Academy vs ??? (??:2 / ??)
Spring High-Miyagi Prefecture Representative Playoffs (2014)
- Shiratorizawa Academy vs Karasuno High School (??:3 / ??)
Shiratorizawa Academy Junior High
Shiratorizawa Academy Junior High (Japanese:
Boys' Volleyball Club
Just like its high school counterpart, the junior high Boys' Volleyball Club is considered the strongest team in Miyagi Prefecture. They frequently take first place in tournaments.
One of the team's most prominent players was Wakatoshi Ushijima, who was nicknamed 'Young Giant'.
The boys' volleyball club's uniform consists of a white tracksuit with purple accents. During official matches, members wear purple shorts with a vertical stripe down each side, and a white jersey top with purple accents and a purple number in the center.
- Shiratorizawa Academy Junior High vs Kitagawa Daiichi Junior High School (2:0 / ??-??, ??-??)
- Shiratorizawa Academy Junior High vs Kitagawa Daiichi Junior High School (2:1 / ??-??, 27-29, 25-21)
All Japan Middle School Athletics Tournament
- Shiratorizawa Academy Junior High vs Dosho Junior High School (2:1 / ??-??, ??-??, 25-22)
- Shiratorizawa Academy vs Karasuno High School (Past) (2:1 / ??, ??, 28-26)
- Shiratorizawa 3rd Years vs Rookie Training Camp 1st Years (?:? / ??, 25-14, ??, ??)
- Shiratorizawa + Alumni vs Rookie Training Camp 1st Years (25-21)
- The 'Shiratori' in 'Shiratorizawa' means 'swan', but since it's composed of two kanji characters that literally read 'white bird', Ushijima has been symbolized as a mighty white eagle.
- Many famous athletes have graduated from the school.
- Ukai described Shiratorizawa as a spear that only uses brute strength to destroy.
- No more high schools in the Miyagi prefecture can challenge Shiratorizawa so they have to practice with schools outside of the prefecture or college students
- There is a horseback riding club in the school and an entire field for it, plus a baseball field, golf practice area, and tennis courts.
- The volleyball club has its own bus and a cheering squad (cheerleaders and drummers). During the finals against Karasuno in the Spring High, many students from Shiratorizawa wore their school uniforms and joined the cheering squad. In addition, they also sing the school anthem where Sendai Castle is overlooking the city of Sendai.
- Sendai has the most universities relative to its population.
- The lineup first shown in Chapter 108 is composed of Ushijima, Reon, Shirabu and five unknown members. In the anime, it's shown with Goshiki, Tendō, and Yamagata replacing the five members.
- Shiratorizawa provides dorms for its students.
- Shiratorizawa Academy is based on Touhoku High School in Miyagi prefecture.
- Although Soekawa has been established as the vice captain, in the Viz translation Reon is said to be the vice captain.
- #11, Toast Townsperson B was given their name after the Haikyuu VolleyCamp community discovered he had no name.
- During the Rookie Training camp, an unknown player wearing the number 6 is seen playing in the practice matches against the 1st Years. It's most likely he's a middle blocker.