Na Kyung-bok Missed Woori Card’s busy off-season

Recruit Han Seong-jeong and Song Myeong-geun through two trades to strengthen offensive power

Woori Card is strengthening its offensive power by actively recruiting players.

On the 26th, Woori Card’s Woori WON club announced on its official SNS that it had carried out a 1:1 trade to send outside heater Song Hee-chae to OK Financial Group’s Issman and receive OK Financial Group’s outside heater Song Myeong-geun. Song Myeong-geun and Song Hee-chae had been in the same team for nearly 10 years from Kyonggi University to 2018 when they were active at OK Savings Bank Rush & Cash, and this time they exchanged uniforms through trade and continued their relationship.

In the last FA market,메이저사이트 local ace Na Gyeong-bok (KB Insurance Stars) left the team, and Woori Card nominated Japanese apogee spiker Issey Otake, who boasts a height of 201cm, in the Asian Quarter. In the ensuing foreign player draft, Woori Card also recruited outside hitter Matei Kok from the Slovenian national team, and through two consecutive trades, outside heater Han Seong-jeong and Song Myung-geun are steadily reinforcing their power.

Asian Quarter and Foreigner Draft Prioritizing Attack Reinforcement

20 players obtained FA status, 5 players chose a new team, and compared to the women’s team, where relatively active transfers took place, 16 players in the men’s team obtained FA qualifications, but 15 players remained at their original club. In the men’s FA market, where ‘stability’ was the trend rather than change, the only player who chose to transfer on the condition of a total of 800 million won was Woori Card’s native ace Na Gyeong-bok, who was selected as the regular league MVP in the 2019-2020 season.

Of course, Na Kyung-bok enlisted as a full-time reserve as soon as he signed the contract and cannot play for any team in the 2023-2024 season, but the departure of Na Gyeong-bok, who ranked 5th in scoring (603 points, 1st in domestic players) in the 2022-2023 season, is a huge loss to Woori Card. It couldn’t have been this. However, it is impossible to remain sad about Ace’s transfer forever. As soon as the FA market is over, Woori Card is trying to make up for the 600-point gap left by Na Kyung-bok through more aggressive movements than anyone else.

First of all, in the Asian Quarter, which was newly established for the first time this year, the latest 7th place was selected and 201cm tall Japanese apologetic spiker Issey Otake was nominated. Ohtake is the 3rd oldest among the 7 players nominated for this Asian quarter, but he has a history of playing in the German league in the 2017-2018 season and was selected for the Japanese national team and performed well. In particular, he won the Best Opposite Spiker award at the AVC Cup last year.

Last season, Leo Andrić was injured and Riverman Agamez was disappointing due to his old age. Woori Card, in this foreign player draft, nominated Matei Kok, a Slovenian outside hitter. Four of the seven men’s clubs renewed contracts with players who were active last season, and Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Bluefangs and Hyundai Capital Skywalkers also selected foreign players with experience in the V-League. new foreign players

Coq stayed outside the rankings in the preliminary preference survey of each team’s coaches, but Woori Card’s coach Shin Young-chul gave Coq a high score in comprehensive aspects such as serve, basic skills, and height. From Woori Card’s point of view, it is the best picture for Asia Quarter Otake to take charge of the outside heater position that Apposite Spiker and Kok left Na Kyung-bok. However, coach Shin Young-chul revealed that he intends to use the cock alternately to the left and right depending on the team’s circumstances.

Two trades to fill the vacancy of Na Kyung-bok

There are three main reasons why Matei Kok works as an apposite spiker. First of all, if Cok shows outstanding offensive power comparable to Tais Deul Host (KEPCO Big Storm) or Lincoln Williams (Korean Air Jumbos), second if Asia Quarter Otake’s skills or physical condition are disappointing, and lastly if Cok can’t be outside. This is when the defense is too weak to be active as a heater. Accordingly, Woori Card focused on reinforcing the native outside heater through two trades.

First, on the 25th, Woori Card recruited Han Seong-jeong from KB Insurance through a trade with setter Hwang Seung-bin. Han Seong-jeong is a player who was traded by Woori Card to KB Insurance in December 2021, and chose to re-enlist after 1 year and 5 months. Of course, Hwang Seung-bin is a good setter who ranked second in the set category (10.29 per set) as the main setter for Woori Card in the 2022-2023 season. However, Woori Card was able to use setter Hwang Seung-bin as a trade card because setter Lee Seung-won completed his military service on the 14th.

On the 26th, the team’s housekeeper Song Hee-chae was handed over to OK Financial Group and outside hitter Song Myeong-geun, who specializes in offense, was recruited. Song Myeong-geun and Song Hee-chae, who had eaten together since their days at Gyeonggi University, were the outside heater combination that led OK Savings Bank to win two consecutive championships in the 2014-2015 season and 2015-2016 season. If Song Hee-chae is a sprinter who is good at both offense and defense, Song Myeong-geun has excellent attack power, recording an attack success rate of 51.87% even in the 2022-2023 season, when he only played half of the season.

In the 2022-2023 season, outside hitter Kim Ji-han made a surprise performance by scoring 301 points with an attack success rate of 53.65%. Of course, Kim Ji-han, Han Seong-jeong, and Song Myung-geun are not all very good serve players, but the left side of our card with Han Seong-jeong and Song Myung-geun is not far behind compared to the 2022-2023 season when Na Gyeong-bok and Song Hee-chae were active. Rather, the available resources that can come out on the court have increased more than last season.

In addition, as a compensation player for Na Gyeong-bok, middle blocker Park Jin-woo, who ranked 8th in blocking (0.48 per set) last season, was nominated, and Lee Sang-hyun and Together, they can build a strong middle blocker line. Woori Card, which was evaluated as a representative team that weakened due to Na Gyeong-bok’s FA transfer, is minimizing the gap of the native ace through diligent movements during the off-season.

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