Overview
Erika Shinomiya

Erika Shinomiya

Nickname
Erika
Club
Toyota Auto Body Queenseis
Nationality
Japan
Birth Date
03/08/1984
Birth Place
Okayama, Japan
Height
186 cm
Weight
81 kg
Hobbies
Reading, Internet
Favorite Book
Novels, Keigo Higashino
Favorite Athlete
Football, Tennis

Erika ARAKI

Uniform Number: 11   Middle blocker   Age: 31

Araki, being called “Erika” by her team mates, is a middle blocker, born in Okayama Prefecture, who married in 2013 and Erika and her husband, who is a rugby football player, received happily their first baby - a girl, who was born in January 2014, named their pretty “Waka”.

Erika experienced two Olympics in Beijing 2008 and in London 2012, and achieved the bronze medal at London Olympic Games in 2012, as a captain of the Japan women’s national team.

Erika prefers to have a Western cuisine and likes to read novels and she prefers a movie with love stories and prefers to listen to pop music.

Erika has a respect for Ms. Tomoko Yoshihara, competed and experienced, as a middle blocker, three Olympics in Barcelona 1992, in Atlanta 1996 and in Athens 2004 but now Yoshihara is powerfully acting as the head coach of JT Marvelous Women’s Volleyball Club since 2015, after her remarkably coming back from her retiring from activities as a player in May 2006.

One of Erika’s favourite sports is rugby football or tennis.

Career

  • Position Middle blocker
  • Selection Olympic (14) - W.C. (30) - Other (184)
  • International Debut Singapore
  • Club Debut Kurashiki-II-fukuda VBC
  • Current Club Toyota Auto Body Queenseis
  • Spike 302
  • Block 297