Career: JOMO Sunflowers (1997-2004), Fujitsu (WJBL-1, 2005-08)
Athens Olympics star and all-around player Ryoko Yano led the Fujitsu Red Wave to their first title in the team’s WJBL history this season. On her way to this championship, she also won the honour as the MVP of the Japanese league. In addition to her scoring ability, she is highly regarded for her ability to work within the team concept. Ryoko is coming back to the National Team after a three-year absence.