Coach Kwon Soon-chan’s last gift…’A natural setter with the energy to win’, should I give him wings to win?
Heungkuk Life Insurance finally overturned the rankings after 5 rounds. When Hyundai E&C, which seemed to never fall, lost three consecutive losses, Heungkuk Life Insurance succeeded in recapturing the lead with Kim Yeon-kyung at the fore.
Everyone says Kim Yeon-kyung’s magic worked. However, there is one player who has played as important a role as Kim Yeon-kyung. It is Lee Won-jung, the transfer student setter.
Lee Won-jeong is a setter who was recruited in a trade by giving away the right to pick the first round of the 2023-24 season rookie draft to GS Caltex before manager Kwon Soon-chan was hardened in January. Coach Kwon Soon-chan strongly wanted Lee Won-jeong, enough to give him the right to pick in the first round.
Lee Won-jeong, a player who joined Korea Expressway Corporation in the 2nd place in the 1st round of the 2017-18 season, has been noticed as a next-generation setter to lead women’s volleyball since his debut. During her high school days, she played as the main setter for the youth national team and played an active role as a top setter in high school. As soon as she made her debut, she contributed to the combined championship of Korea Expressway Corporation, and is a setter born with the winning spirit that accompanied GS Caltex’s treble achievement in the 2020-21 season. She suffered a wrist injury last season and has not been able to play in many games until this season, but coach Kwon Soon-chan judged that Lee Won-jung will bloom her potential and recruited her as a hidden card to win Heungkuk Life Insurance.
As the previous setter Da-sol Kim’s play was analyzed by the opposing team as she went through the rounds, Lee Won-jung’s addition with her winning experience was expected to play a variety of roles, such as increasing her main striker Kim 온라인바카라Yeon-kyung’s share. Although coach Kwon Soon-chan was sacked due to an incomprehensible decision by the club, Lee Won-jung’s card was hit.
With Lee Won-jung’s addition, Heungkuk Life Insurance’s Kim Yeon-kyung’s ball distribution increased and the team’s offensive power increased. When I was the setter of Kim Da-sol, my attack efficiency improved compared to when I put a lot of attack weight on Yelena. Even when Yelena was in the avant-garde, the ball was distributed well and her attack power improved noticeably. It was not a matter of Kim Da-sol setter’s ability, but coach Kwon Soon-chan was aware of the importance of the setter as a former setter coach.
The keyword of modern volleyball is speed. All over the world, both men and women are pursuing fast-paced play. For this kind of play, a stable receive and the ability of the setter are important. In volleyball, the setter is the field commander of the court, and the setter decides the direction of the attack.
Heungkuk Life Insurance has the best wing strikers in the league, Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena. So it could be more scary in the future. The more the match goes on, the better the teamwork with Lee Won-jung, Kim Yeon-kyung, and Yelena will get better and better.
The eyes of volleyball fans are focusing on whether Lee Won-jung, who became the last gift of coach Kwon Soon-chan, will give wings to Heungkuk Life Insurance, which succeeded in recapturing the lead, and even give the gift of winning.