THE 2018/2019 INDOOR VOLLEYBALL SEASON IS AMAZING FOR MIKASA TEAM UNIFORM IN BERLIN, IGOR VOLLEY NOVARA CONQUERED THE CEV CHAMPIONS LEAGUE AND GETS THE FIVE TROPHIES OF THIS RECORD SPORTS SEASONThe CEV Champions League Super Finals 2019 closed the 2018/2019 indoor volleyball season.A record sport season for Mikasa Team Uniform who with their increasingly successes have thrilled all the fans of this sport.Igor Gorgonzola Novara and Imoco Volley Conegliano dominated the national and international stage leaving no space for any team to interfere: Italian Supercup, Italian Cup, Italian Championship and CEV Champions League finals were just theirs. The culmination was the conquest of the CEV Champions League Super Finals, where the two clubs, that chosen Mikasa as official technical sponsor, were the protagonists of an event that is already a milestone in volleyball world. For the first time in the history of sport, the strongest Men's and Women's teams in Europe met in the same sports hall to delight more than 9,000 spectators at the Max Schmeling Halle in Berlin. Thanks to the TV coverage, the CEV Champions League Superfinals were followed by 75 nations, a figure that shows how much this new format proposed by CEV has been able to involve and fascinate. Igor Gorgonzola Novara, with 3-1 victory over Imoco Conegliano, won its first European trophy driven by brighter MVP star Paola Egonu and by Francesca Piccinini’s eternal class, who wins her seventh Champions League at age 40. With the Novara Cev Champions League, the Mikasa Team Uniform titles have risen to five this season: Women's Super Cup (Imoco Volley Conegliano), Men's Italian Cup (Sir Safety Conad Perugia), Italian Women's Cup (Igor Gorgonzola Novara), Italian Championship (Imoco Volley Conegliano) and Champions League (Igor Gorgonzola Novara).
MIKASA WILL BE PROTAGONIST OF THE CEV CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SUPER FINALS 2019 WITH MVA200CEV BALL AND TWO TEAMS OF MIKASA UNIFORM PROJECTToday is a special day for Mikasa.The protagonists of the CEV Champions League Super Finals were defined.For the first time in the history of the continental trophy, the Men's and Women's finals will be played on the same day, May 18th, and in one location, the fascinating Berlin City (Germany).This event will be an incredible highlight for Mikasa. The official and exclusive game ball will be MVA200CEV by virtue of the prestigious sponsorship between Mikasa and the CEV but in the Women’s epilogue also the Mikasa Team Uniform Project will have an international limelight thanks to the two Italian Finalists: Imoco Volley Conegliano and Igor Gorgonzola Novara.The duel between Conegliano and Novara, protagonists of five consecutive finals in Italy (two Supercups, two Coppa Italia and one Scudetto final) is ready to light up all the European volleyball fans with their amazing players as: Monica De Gennaro, best libero in last two World Championships, Stefana Veljkovic, gold medalist last World Championship, Paola Egonu, Cristina Chirichella, Kimberly Hill, Asja Wolosz and so on.We are Mikasa and today is a very special day for us. See You soon in Berlin!
FIRST TROPHY OF THE SPONSORSHIP MIKASA – IGOR GORGONZOLA NOVARAThe honors of the Mikasa Team Uniform are still extended. On this occasion, the merit of Igor Gorgonzola Volley Novara that Sunday 3 February triumphed in the Italian Cup.Piccinini and teamates have had the best at the tie-break on the Italian Champions of the Imoco Volley Conegliano, another Mikasa Top Team, in what has now become the challenge of the challenges in Italian Women's volleyball. The last five finals of the Super Cup, Italian Cup and Scudetto, in fact, have not admitted other protagonists and for the values seen on the court it is certain that this dualism will continue in the future.In Verona, in a sold out sport hall (almost 5,000 spectators) another chapter of this saga was staged with Igor able to mentally resist the advantage built by Conegliano. The Imoco Volley, in fact, had given the impression of having closed the match when it took the lead 2 sets to 1 with a peremptory 25-12.At the Panthers, as Imoco Volley Players as known, failed the knockout in the fourth set. Novara, as a great team, took the opportunity to get up again, taking advantage of the contribution of the players on the bench that the coach Massimo Barbolini managed perfectly.Letizia Camera, the second settere of Novara, was the game changer. Her choices in the offensive phase of the Piedmontese led the team until the final victory.For Igor Gorgonzola Volley Novara, the one conquered in Verona, is the third Italian Cup, the second consecutive, the first as Mikasa Team Uniform.
In the 2017/18 season the Sir Safety Conad Perugia, one of the Mikasa Team Uniform of the men's SuperLega, continues to fulfill its dreams.After raising the Italian Super Cup last October, the Block Devils conquered the 2018 Italian Cup in front of the sold out crowd at PalaFlorio in Bari.This venue was another a good bet by Serie A Volleyball League, one of the most prestigious partner of Mikasa, who organized the Italian Super Cup in one of the 2018 Men’s World Championship cities.Sir Safety Conad Perugia weekend was superb. The semi-final with Diatec Trentino slipped away easily: score 3-0.The Final was a very emotional game between the two best teams of this first part of Italian volleyball season.Lube Civitanova, the holder of the trophy, started in the best way possible by winning first set 25-16, Perugia being in very difficult in reception and under pressure to the net. From second Lorenzo Bernardi's team reacted with class and continuity, improving the reception and putting in trouble Lube's reception with strong serves with Alexander Atanasijevic, Ivan Zaytsev and Aaron Russell.A show that has not gone unnoticed even to those who watched the game from the sofa at home: the duel between Sir Safety Conad Perugia and Civitanova has totaled the peak of seasonal ratings on RaiSport HD, thanks to a large event production with 11 cameras that have captured the game but also the emotions of the protagonists in the field.The 2018 Italian Cup has become an international event thanks to the TV coverage that involved Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Brazil, Israel, Serbia, Kosovo, Croatia, Bosna Herzegovina, Slovenia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Bermuda, Bahamasm, Antigua and Barbuda, Caiman Islands, Jamaica, Granada, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, San Vincenzo and Grenandine.The success in the Italian Cup handed over to Sir Safety Conad Perugia two passes for the next season: the Block Devils are already certain to dispute the Cev Cup 2018/2019 and the Italian Super Cup 2018.
THAI BASKETBALL LEAGUE （TBL） and Mikasa Thailand have entered a new contract to make the Official Game Balls of all the tournaments organized by theTBL for 2018 through 2020.The contract was signed by Mr. Taschai Sasanapitayakorn, President of the TBL and Mr. Daisuke Akiyama, Director of Mikasa Thailand on December 19, 2017 at Bangkok, Thailand.Mikasa Thailand is exceedingly honored with the contract and look forward to a long lasting partnership well in the future.
THE FIRST TIME EVER OF SIR SAFETY CONAD PERUGIA BLOCK DEVILS CONQUERED THE ITALIAN SUPERCUP The speaker of Male Italian Supercup presented the final of Italian Supercup using these emphatic words: “This is the moment, this is the match”.For Perugia players, this phrase has become a mantra in front of enthusiastic 4291 volleyball fans at Eurosuole Forum in Civitanova Marche.After five silver medal in Italian and European Competitions, Sir Safety Conad Perugia finally lifted his first trophy in the history, the Del Monte Supercup 2017/2018 is for Lorenzo Bernardi's team, after an emotional game versus home team Cucine Lube Civitanova.The joy of the win started after a spike of US player Aaron Russell, who is elected the MVP of the match. He closed the match point in which everything has been seen: powerful spikes of Cucine Lube Civitanova and amazing digs of Sir Safety Conad Perugia, with Ivan Zaytsev flying over three meters from the bottom line to save the MVA200 that has changed forever the history of this Club.Italian Supercup was also the first opportunity to see the new home and away jersey of Sir Safety Conad Perugia. The 2017/18 kits, born from the profound synergy between Mikasa Italia and Club, amaze the aggressiveness they transmit thanks to a graphic project that can be renewed at all times, without sacrificing its symbols as the flames . The color is absolute protagonist. The racing jerseys blend two contrasting colors for a defined bicolor effect also present on the shorts (gray with black for the home, red with black for the away). Sir Safety Conad Perugia jerseys are 100% Made in Italy.As usual for the great events organized by the Italian Volleyball League, the Final Four of Italian Supercup has also received great media coverage abroad. The Finals were broadcast in Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, EAU, Yemen, Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Djibouti, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan and Tunisia, Serbia, Kosovo, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Bermuda, Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, Caiman Islands, Jamaica, Granada, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Santa Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, San Vincenzo and Grenadines, Cyprus, Turkey, Greece. The winning streak of the Mikasa Team Uniform in 2017 seems to never end and November 1 is the last event with the victory for this solar year. Imoco Volley Conegliano, who hold the 2017 National Cup, will challenge Novara, the team that has stood the last championship in the 2017, in Female Supercup.
As full-time participants on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour for the first time, Sara Hughes and her partner Kelly Claes, American collegiate champions from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles finished as one of the top 16 women’s teams on the international circuit by winning 18 of 31 matches at seven events with Hughes being named as the Rookie of the Year and Claes also receiving votes.Congratulations!!Please see more details as below:Sara & Kelly’ article on FIVB website https://youtu.be/ATapXGWaf5c
JUNE 15th 2017 – Mikasa and two-time NCAA Beach Volleyball Champion, Sara Hughes, have entered into a sponsorship agreement through 2020. “Mikasa Corporation is extremely proud to begin our sponsorship with Ms. Sara Hughes, who is an exceptional beach volleyball athlete. We look forward to being a part of her continued success in the future,” said Mr. Yuji Saeki, President of Mikasa Corporation. Sara, a recent graduate of USC, was a dominant force in the collegiate circuit: 140 wins, 4 losses. She is that extremely rare athlete that makes the sport look so easy, which it’s anything but. Her success has not come overnight or without tremendous sacrifice, hard work and determination. Sara has worked hard at perfecting her craft since she was very young, and will be a serious threat on the international and domestic tours for years to come. Mikasa recognizes and praises Sara’s numerous accolades and successes, and will strongly support her desire to be the best on the beach.Sara is also a great role model and ambassador for youth athletes playing this dynamic and growing sport. Sara routinely volunteers her time by coaching young athletes with the same passion she brings to every professional match she plays.Just as Sara’s mentor, Misty May-Treanor was in her early professional career, Sara is widely considered to be the future of professional beach volleyball. She’ll see you on the beach, you can be sure of that.
The extraordinary 2017 Cucine Lube Civitanova culminates with the victory of the Italian Championship. On Sunday the Italian star-studded team defeated Trentino Volley 3-1 to give themselves an unassailable 3-0 (they won 3-0 and 3-2 the other clashes) in the best of five series.For Cucine Lube Civitanova is the fourth national title. The previous were in 2006, 2012, 2014. Lube’managers and players defined it as the most beautiful because this is the first home win for Lube in a championship game, the 18th consecutive win at Eurosuole Forum in this season ( 100% of wins). For the fourth time Lube made the double, two trophies in the same season. It happened in 2001 with Cev Cup and Italian Cup, Cev Cup and Italian Title in 2006, SuperCup and Italian Cup in 2009, and in this fantastic 2017 with Italian Cup and Italian Title.This victory is the ticket for the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship that takes place from December 11-17 in Poland.