It is impossible to discuss the history of Korean professional volleyball without mentioning Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance. Starting with the first year of the V-League championship in 2005, he won 8 championships in 11 consecutive seasons from the 2014-2015 season, and won 5 combined championships. 7 consecutive championships from the 2007-2008 season is an unprecedented record.
But now only ruins remain. Since the 2015-2016 season, they have not advanced to the championship game even once, and there is no first place in the regular league or championship. In the last 3 seasons, they placed in last place (7th place), 6th place, and last place.
In a situation where there was nowhere to go further, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance had an opportunity to turn around. This is because he got the first place nomination in both the foreigner tryout and the Asian quota.
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance nominated Yosbani Hernandez in the 2023 Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) men’s foreign player draft held in Istanbul, Turkey on the 8th. Thanks to OK Financial Group, the first place in the lottery, renewing the contract with Leo, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, the second place, was able to exercise its first nomination right.
Cuban outside heater (OH) Yosbani returned to the V-League after three years after playing for OK Savings Bank (now OK Financial Group) in the 2018-2019 season, Hyundai Capital in the 2019-2020 season, and Korean Air in the 2020-2021 season. . Having contributed to Korean Air’s first overall victory, he was the player who received the most attention in this tryout.
On the 27th of last month, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance obtained the first pick in the Asia Quarter Draft, which was first introduced in the V-League, and nominated Eddy, the biggest fish, from Mongolia. All foreign players were nominated in the first place. This is why expectations are focused on the rebound of Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, which has damaged its pride by failing in’Spring Volleyball’ for 5 consecutive seasons.
Samsung Fire & Marine Manager Kim Sang-woo also said, “I was able to make up for the lack of players. I have no choice but to actively use the two,” he said, expressing satisfaction, saying, “It’s fortunate that the team color can change to be more aggressive.” Yosbani, who said, “I want to become a champion” during the tryout, said, “I know that Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance was in last place, but there is no problem.” compacted
Last season’s rookie middle blocker (MB) Kim Jun-woo was selected as the national team to participate in the AVC Challenger Cup in July, which is expected from Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance. This is because last year, young players such as Heo Soo-bong, Lim Dong-hyuk, and Lim Seong-jin competed in international competitions and were evaluated as improving their skills.
All that remains is to fill in the relatively lacking part. Coach Kim said, “I think we need to raise setter Jae-wook Noh to the maximum level until Eddie and Yosubani arrive,” and added, “The offensive power is determined only when other players, such as Kim Jeong-ho, are prepared in receiving or defense.” 토스카지노
Meanwhile, Hyundai Capital, the runner-up team, nominated Opposite Spiker (OP) Iqbairi, who was nominated by Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance in the first place last season. Choi Tae-woong, head coach of Hyundai Capital, expressed his intention to appoint Heo Soo-bong, who was the previous OP, as OH.
Woori Card was the only one among the 7 clubs to designate ‘New Face’. This is Matei Kok from Slovenia. In addition, Korean Air (Lincoln), Korea Electric Power (Thais), OK Financial Group (Leo), and KB Insurance (Villena) renewed contracts with existing foreign players last season.