An extremely hard worker who has improved the last two years and looks to get more playing time in 2002 as a defensive specialist.
2001: Earned limited playing time in two matches and two games as a defensive specialist.
2000: A walk-on to the Saluki program as a defensive specialist.
High School: Played all four years on the volleyball team at Chiba High School ... primarily an outside hitter.
Personal: Majoring in computer science ... aspires to be a software engineer ... born Sept. 26, 1978 in Chiba, Japan ... found out about and chose SIU because of its sister campus in Niigata, Japan ... carries a 3.55 GPA ... has one brother, Keinosuke and a sister, Mari ... daughter of Tsugio and Mayumi Hattori.