Korean NT 2018

  • Official Korean NT for VNL 2018

    • 1. NA Hyun-Soo (나현수) - 1999.09.15 - 184cm - 67kg - OP - Daejeon Yongsan H.S.
    • 2. KIM Ju-Hyang (김주향) - 1999.03.27 - 180cm - 64kg - OH/OP - Hyundai E&C
    • 3. KIM Hae-Ran (김해란) - 1984.03.16 - 168cm - 57kg - Li - Heungkuk Life
    • 4. KIM Hee-Jin (김희진) - 1991.04.29 - 185cm - 75kg - OP - IBK Altos
    • 5. LEE Hyo-Hee (이효희) - 1980.08.26 - 173cm - 58kg - S - KEC Hi-pass
    • 6. LEE Na-Yeon (이나연) - 1992.03.25 - 173cm - 62kg - S - GS Caltex
    • 8. YIM Myung-Ok (임명옥) - 1986.03.15 - 175cm - 60kg - Li - KEC Hi-pass
    • 9. JEONG Sun-Ah (정선아) - 1998.09.30 - 183cm - 71kg - MB - KEC Hi-pass
    • 10. KIM Yeon-Koung (김연경) - 1988.02.26 - 192cm - 73kg - OH - Shanghai VC
    • 11. KIM Su-Ji (김수지) - 1987.07.11 - 186cm - 68kg - MB - IBK Altos
    • 12. KIM Chae-Yeon (김채연) - 1999.12.11 - 183cm - 71kg - MB - Heungkuk Life
    • 13. PARK Jeong-Ah (박정아) - 1993.03.26 - 187cm - 73kg - OH - KEC Hi-pass
    • 14. YANG Hyo-Jin (양효진) - 1989.12.14 - 190cm - 72kg - MB - Hyundai E&C
    • 15. KANG So-Hwi (강소휘) - 1997.07.18 - 180cm - 65kg - OH - GS Caltex
    • 16. KIM Yeong-Yeon (김영연) - 1993.12.01 - 162cm - 54kg - Li - Hyundai E&C
    • 17. LEE Jae-Yeong (이재영) - 1996.10.15 - 179cm - 63kg - OH - Heungkuk Life
    • 18. YOO Seo-Yeun (유서연) - 1999.01.12 - 174cm - 62kg - OP - KEC Hi-pass
    • 19. LEE Da-Yeong (이다영) - 1996.10.15 - 179cm - 63kg - S - Hyundai E&C
    • 20. NA Hyun-Jung (나현전) - 1990.03.10 - 163cm - 54kg - Li - GS Caltex
    • 21. LEE Won-Jeong (이원정) - 2000.01.12 - 175cm - 66kg - S - KEC Hi-pass
    • 25. PARK Eun-Jin (박은진) - 1999.12.15 - 188cm - 72kg MB/OP - Sunmyung Girls' H.S.


      1st time in Senior NT


    - It was recently announced that KEC Hi-pass MB BAE Yoo-Na would have an operation on her knee.


    - No player from KGC Ginseng was selected.

    Source: 1, 2

  • It looks like former Heungkuk coach Cha Hae-Won will lead Korea NT this year. I wonder what prompted this change. 1
    By the way, something went wrong with NT photoshoot for VNL this year :) Lighting is just so unflattering.

  • www.volleyball.world/en/vnl/women/teams/kor-korea


    Looks like rookie setter LEE Won-Jeong and both liberos KIM Hae-Ran and KIM Yeong-Yeon were cut from the team as evident in the team photo (only with 18 players).




    It looks like former Heungkuk coach Cha Hae-Won will lead Korea NT this year. I wonder what prompted this change. 1
    By the way, something went wrong with NT photoshoot for VNL this year Lighting is just so unflattering.


    Forgot to mention who the coach was when I posted the team roster. Apparently, Cha Hae-Won has actually already been the coach for the Women NT team once before in 2013.


    The Korean Volleyball Association (KVA) and Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) decided to establish a long-term plan for the men and women NT for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. I first read about their plan after the World Championship Asian Qualifier in late September 2017. Previously, I think the coach for NT was appointed on an annual basis. The KVA and KOVO announced that they would co-operate to strengthen the NT competitiveness. Hence, the appointment of full-time coaching staffs for the NT until the Asian Game in 4 years time with midway evaluation after the Olympics. Subsequently, in early February Cha Hae-Won was appointed as coach of the Korean Women NT.


    Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5



    I previously posted these in the VNL thread but ICYMI:


    Kim Yeon-Koung will not be travelling with the South Korea NT when they go to Apeldoorn (Netherlands) in week 3 and Santa Fe (Argentina) in week 5. Kim will be rested and will only play in Ningbo (China), Suwon (South Korea), and Nakhon Ratchasima (Thailand).


    I think there is a possibility that other senior players in the Korean NT will also be rested when they travel to Netherlands and Argentina.


    Look like the other senior players that will rest in the 3rd & 5th week along with KYK will be MB Yang Hyo-Jin and Kim Su-Ji.



    Korean roster for the 1st week:

    • S: LEE Hyo-Hee, LEE Na-Yeon, LEE Da-Yeong
    • OPP: KIM Hee-Jin, NA Hyun-Soo
    • OH: KIM Yeon-Koung, PARK Jeong-Ah, LEE Jae-Yeong, KANG So-Hwi
    • MB: KIM Su-Ji, YANG Hyo-Jin, PARK Eun-Jin
    • Li: YIM Myung-Ok, NA Hyun-Jung


    MB JEONG Sun-Ah will also travel with the team to China.


    Source: 1, 2

  • Korean Women U19 NT Roster for 2018 Asian Women's U19 Championship to be held at Bac Ninh, Vietnam from June 10th - 17th.

    • 1. CHOI Min-Ji (최민지) - 2000.05.24 - 182cm - 80kg - MB - Gangneung Girl’s H.S. (강릉여고)
    • 2. LEE Ju-Ah (이주아) - 2000.08.21 - 186cm - 69kg - MB - Wongok H.S. (원곡고)
    • 3. PARK Eun-Seo (박은서) - 2000.09.04 - 174cm - 53kg - S - Suwon Computer Science Girls' H.S. (수원전산여고)
    • 4. LEE Yun-Ju (이윤주) - 2000.10.30 - 172cm - 59kg - S - Jungang Girls' H.S. (중앙여고)
    • 11. JUNG Ho-Young (정호영) - 2001.08.23 - 189cm - 66kg - OP - Sunmyung Girls' H.S (선명여고)
    • 13. KWON Min-Ji (권민지) - 2001.11.02 - 178cm - 68kg - OH - Daegu Girls' H.S. (대구여고)
    • 14. KIM Da-Eun (김다은) - 2001.01.25 - 179cm - 68kg - OH - Ilshin Girls' Commercial H.S. (일신여상고)
    • 15. JEONG Ji-Yun (정지윤) - 2001.01.01 - 180cm - 70kg - OH - Gyeongnam Girl's H.S. (경남여고)
    • 16. MOON Ji-Yun (문지윤) - 2000.07.15 -181cm - 69kg - OP - Wongok H.S. (원곡고)
    • 17. SIM Mi-Og (심미옥) - 2000.03.14 - 180cm - 65kg - MB - Daejeon Yongsan H.S. (대전용산고)
    • 18. PARK Hye-Min (박혜민) - 2000.11.08 - 181cm - 64kg - OH - Sunmyung Girls' H.S (선명여고)
    • 19. KIM Da-Hee (김다희) - 2000.03.08 - 173cm - 60kg - Li - Wongok H.S. (원곡고)
    • Coach: Cho Wan-Ki


    The core of the team from 2017 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship remains. The most notable players on the team are No. 2 LEE Ju-Ah (MB), No. 18 PARK Hye-Min (OH) and No. 11 JUNG Ho-Young (OP). LEE Ju-Ah and PARK Hye-Min were awarded Best Middle Blocker and Best Outside Hitter respectively at 2017 Asian Girls' U18 Volleyball Championship in Chongqing, China. Also, both players along with PARK Eun-Jin and NA Hyun-Soo (who both recently debuted with the Senior Women NT) will be highly sought after by the V-League teams at this year Draft. JUNG Ho-Young who is currently 16 y.o. and 189 cm tall has been labelled by the Korean media as the next KYK. IMO she still has a lot of things to learn before she comes anywhere near KYK but on the plus side still have time to learn and develop. Also, this will be JUNG Ho-Young second time at the Asian U19 Championship as she was apart of the 2016 team at the age of 14 only.


    Photo of the team training: thespike.co.kr/article/view.php?no=7403


    Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4





    Korean Girls' U17 NT Roster for 2018 Asian Women's U17 Championship held at Nakhon Pathom, Thailand from May 20th - 27th

    • 1. PARK Ji-Young (박지영) - 2002.10.17 - 172cm - 64kg - OP - Bugae Girls' H.S. (부개여고)
    • 2. CHONG Hyo-Jin (정효진) - 2002.09.02 - 173cm - 64kg - OH - Ilshin Girls' Commercial H.S. (일신여상고)
    • 3. HAN Mi-Reu (한미르) - 2002.07.13 - 165cm - 57kg - S - Sunmyung Girls' H.S (선명여고)
    • 4. SEO Chae-Won (서채원) - 2003.09.05 - 178cm - 63kg - MB - Daegu-Il M.S. (대구일중)
    • 5. LEE Hyo-Bin (이효빈) - 2002.12.03 - 173cm - 64kg - S - Sehwa Girls' High School (세화여고)
    • 7. SEO You-Kyeong (서유경) - 2002.05.02 - 166cm - 58kg - OH - Daejeon Yongsan H.S. (대전용산고)
    • 9. PARK Seung-Yeon (박승연) - 2002.03.23 - 176cm - 64kg - MB - Daejeon Yongsan H.S. (대전용산고)
    • 10. LEE Ye-Dam (이예담) - 2003.08.20 - 184cm - 71kg - MB - Jungang Girls' M.S. (중앙여고)
    • 12. KIM Su-Bin (김수빈) - 2002.09.14 - 165cm - 59kg - Li - Gangneung Girl’s H.S. (강릉여고)
    • 13. KIM Jeong-A (김정아) - 2002.02.08 - 172cm - 63kg - OH - Jecheon Girls' H.S. (제천여고)
    • 15. PARK Su-Yeon (박수연) - 2003.04.17 - 176cm - 62kg - OH - Gangneung Haeram M.S. (강릉해람중)
    • 16. PARK Eun-Seo (박은서) - 2003.04.16 - 174cm - 63kg - OH - Ilshin Girls' M.S. (일신여중)
    • Coach: SEO Dong-Sun


    Sources: 1, 2

  • Korean roster for the 3rd week in Apeldoorn (Netherlands):

    • S: 5. LEE Hyo-Hee, 6. LEE Na-Yeon, 19. LEE Da-Yeong
    • OP: 1. NA Hyun-Soo, 4. KIM Hee-Jin
    • OH: 2. KIM Ju-Hyang, 13. PARK Jeong-Ah, 15. KANG So-Hwi, 17. LEE Jae-Yeong, 18. YOO Seo-Yeun
    • MB: 9. JEONG Sun-Ah, 25. PARK Eun-Jin
    • Li: 8. YIM Myung-Ok, 20. NA Hyun-Jung


    MB 12. KIM Chae-Yeon travelled with the team but missed out due to an abdominal muscle injury.


    As previously mentioned OH 10. KIM Yeon-Koung, MB 11. KIM Su-Ji, and MB 14. YANG Hyo-Jin has been rested for this week. Cha Hae-Won will give the younger players a chance to play this week.



    My guess on the most likely starting line-up:

    • Attacking from the sides will be 13. PARK Jeong-Ah and 15. KANG SO-Hwi, and 17. LEE Jae-Yeong
      (Jeong-Ah and So-Hwi, one will be OH whilst the other will be OP).


    • In the middle, 4. KIM Hee-Jin and 25. PARK Eun-Jin
      (A lot of expectation on Eun-Jin as the future MB for the Korean NT and she hasn't even gone pro yet).


    • Setter will be 19. LEE Da-Yeong
      (Still need to gain more experience and improve, most likely led the NT at Tokyo in 2020 as Lee Hyo-Hee will be 40 y.o. by then).


    • And libero 8. YIM Myung-Ok
      (I personally prefer 20. NA Hyun-Jung in the libero position, she just seems quicker).


    Source: 1

  • Official Korean NT roster for 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Game to be held in Indonesia from August 18th - September 2nd



    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bkw3Z4-BAOQ/


    Setter:
    5. LEE Hyo-Hee (이효희) - 1980.08.26 - 173cm - 58kg - S - KEC Hi-pass
    19. LEE Da-Yeong (이다영) - 1996.10.15 - 179cm - 63kg - S - Hyundai E&C


    Middle Blocker:
    11. KIM Su-Ji (김수지) - 1987.07.11 - 186cm - 68kg - MB - IBK Altos
    14. YANG Hyo-Jin (양효진) - 1989.12.14 - 190cm - 72kg - MB - Hyundai E&C
    25. PARK Eun-Jin (박은진) - 1999.12.15 - 188cm - 72kg MB/OP - Sunmyung Girls' H.S.
    2. LEE Ju-Ah (이주아) - 2000.08.21 - 186cm - 69kg - MB - Wongok H.S. (원곡고)


    Outside Hitter:
    10. KIM Yeon-Koung (김연경) - 1988.02.26 - 192cm - 73kg - OH - Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul
    13. PARK Jeong-Ah (박정아) - 1993.03.26 - 187cm - 73kg - OH - KEC Hi-pass
    15. KANG So-Hwi (강소휘) - 1997.07.18 - 180cm - 65kg - OH - GS Caltex
    17. LEE Jae-Yeong (이재영) - 1996.10.15 - 179cm - 63kg - OH - Heungkuk Life
    4. Hwang Min-Kyoung (황민경) 1990.06.02 - 174cm - 62kg - OH - Hyundai E&C


    Opposite Hitter:
    3. JUNG Ho-Young (정호영) - 2001.08.23 - 189cm - 66kg - OP - Sunmyung Girls' H.S (선명여고)


    Libero:
    8. YIM Myung-Ok (임명옥) - 1986.03.15 - 175cm - 60kg - Li - KEC Hi-pass
    20. NA Hyun-Jung (나현전) - 1990.03.10 - 163cm - 54kg - Li - GS Caltex


    * 1st time in senior NT



    - 3 high school students PARK Eun-Jin, LEE Ju-Ah, JUNG Ho-Young have been named in the team with the aim of letting them gain some experience. Eun-Jin has already played with the senior team during the VNL, whilst Ju-Ah and Ho-Young recent played at the Asian U19 Championship. Like Eun-Jin, the Korean see Ju-Ah as another future prospect for the MB position, both will most likely to be among the top 3 draft picks later this year. Regarding Ho-Young, I haven't seen enough from her at the recent Asian U19 Championship to warrant the hype coming from the Korean media previously about her. However, the Korean head coach CHA Hae-Won sees her as an important element in helping KYK combat against the height advantage of the other nations.


    - IBK Altos OP KIM Hee-Jin is ruled out due to injury to her elbow and shoulder after the VNL.


    - Hyundai E&C OH Hwang Min-Kyoung replaced Hee-Jin in the team which allows the team to play PARK Jeong-Ah as a non-receiving OH/OP.



    Source: 1, 2, 3, 4

  • Korea NT - 2018 Asian Game, Group B Match Schedule


    Date Time (UTC +7) Match Venue
    Aug 19 (Sun) 16:30 Korea vs. India Bulungan Sport Hall, Jakarta
    Aug 21 (Tue) 12:30 Korea vs. Kazakhstan GBK Tennis Indoor , Jakarta
    Aug 23 (Thu) 16:30 Korea vs. China GBK Tennis Indoor , Jakarta
    Aug 25 (Sat) 12:30 Vietnam vs. Korea GBK Tennis Indoor , Jakarta
    Aug 27 (Mon) 19:00 Chinese Taipei vs. Korea GBK Tennis Indoor , Jakarta



    Source: 1

  • Korean Women NT Roster for 2018 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup (6th AVC Cup for Women) at Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand from September 16th - 23rd, 2018.



    Setter:

    • 3. AN Hye-Jin (안혜진) - 1998.02.16 - 175cm - 65kg - GS Caltex
    • 19. LEE Sol-Ah (이솔아) - 1998.08.11 - 174cm - 64kg - KGC Ginseng


    Outside Hitter:

    • 1. HA Hye-Jin (하혜진) - 1996.09.07 - 180cm - 61kg - KEC Hi-pass
    • 7. GO Ye-Rim (고예림) - 1994.06.12 - 177cm - 62kg - IBK Altos
    • 11. JI Min-Kyeong (지민경) - 1998.03.16 - 184cm - 73kg - KGC Ginseng
    • 14. PARK Hye-Min (박혜민) - 2000.11.08 - 181cm - 64kg - Sunmyung Girls' H.S
    • 15. HWANG Min-Kyoung (황민경) - 1990.06.02 - 174cm - 63kg - Hyundai E&C


    Opposite Hitter:

    • 2. NA Hyun-Soo (나현수) - 1999.09.15 - 183cm - 61kg - Daejeon Yongsan H.S.


    Middle Blocker:

    • 5. JEONG Ji-Yun (정지윤) - 2001.01.01 - 180cm - 69kg - Gyeongnam Girl's H.S. (also can play as OH)
    • 6. KIM Chae-Yeon (김채연) - 1999.12.11 - 183cm - 70kg - Heungkuk Life
    • 13. HAN Soo-Ji (한수지) - 1989.02.01 - 182cm - 78kg - KGC Ginseng


    Libero:

    • 8. KIM Yeon-Gyeon (김연견) - 1993.12.01 - 163cm - 54kg - Hyundai E&C


    Coach: LEE Kyung-Suk (이경석)


    Source: https://www.kva.or.kr:40946/ko…53416a8d5488dd6324f655b9f



    The team is composed mostly of young players with a few more experienced players like Han Soo-Ji, Hwang Min-Kyoung, Kim Yeon-Gyeon. In the team are three high school students, Na Hyun-Soo (who was part of the team for the VNL), Jeong Ji-Yun and Park Hye-Min (who were both part of the U19 team at the U19 Asian Championship in Vietnam this year). Korea will be in Pool A along with Japan and Thailand.



    Korea NT Pool Matches Schedule

    • vs Japan on September 16th at 18:30 (GMT +7)
    • vs Thailand on September 18th at 18:30 (GMT +7)
  • Official Korean NT roster for FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship, Japan 2018 from September 29th ~ October 20th.



    Setter:

    5. LEE Hyo-Hee (이효희) - 1980.08.26 - 173cm - 58kg - KEC Hi-pass

    #. LEE Na-Yeon (이나연) - 1992.03.25 - 172cm - 62kg - IBK Altos


    Middle Blocker:

    11. KIM Su-Ji (김수지) - 1987.07.11 - 186cm - 68kg - IBK Altos

    14. YANG Hyo-Jin (양효진) - 1989.12.14 - 190cm - 72kg - Hyundai E&C

    25. PARK Eun-Jin (박은진) - 1999.12.15 - 188cm - 72kg - Sunmyung Girls' H.S. (also OP)

    2. LEE Ju-Ah (이주아) - 2000.08.21 - 186cm - 69kg - Wongok H.S. (원곡고)


    Outside Hitter:

    10. KIM Yeon-Koung (김연경) - 1988.02.26 - 192cm - 73kg - Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul

    13. PARK Jeong-Ah (박정아) - 1993.03.26 - 187cm - 73kg - KEC Hi-pass (also OP)

    17. LEE Jae-Yeong (이재영) - 1996.10.15 - 179cm - 63kg - Heungkuk Life

    #. LEE So-Young (이소영) - 1994.10.17 - 176cm - 68kg - GS Caltex

    #. Oh Ji-Young (오지영) - 1988.07.11 - 170cm - 63kg - KGC Ginseng


    Opposite Hitter:

    3. JUNG Ho-Young (정호영) - 2001.08.23 - 189cm - 66kg - Sunmyung Girls' H.S (선명여고)


    Libero:

    20. NA Hyun-Jung (나현전) - 1990.03.10 - 163cm - 54kg - GS Caltex

    #. KIM Hae-Ran (김해란) - 1984.03.16 - 168cm - 59kg - Heungkuk Life




    Players Out (from Asian Games): Setter 19. LEE Da-Yeong (이다영), Outside Hitter 15. KANG So-Hwi (강소휘) and 15. HWANG Min-Kyoung (황민경), and Libero 8. YIM Myung-Ok (임명옥).


    A quick summary, 4 new players coming into the team to replaces 4 of the players from the Asian Games roster and two of them play as a liberos normally. IMO the Korean head coach Cha Hae-Won decision is weird, three liberos he is bring to World Championship :/. One of the libero will definitely play as defensive OH, but still 3 liberos. KGC libero Oh Ji-Young will be the defensive OH. Also IBK Altos OP Kim Hee-Jin did not return to the NT.


    KGC Ginseng Setter LEE Jae-Eun (이재은) and Middle Blocker HAN Soo-Ji (한수지), IBK Outside Hitter GO Ye-Rim (고예림), and Hyundai E&C Libero KIM Yeon-Gyeon (김연견) also missed out.


    If it was me, I would have kept Kang So-Hwi along with her club teammate Lee So-Young as attacking alternative instead of bring in veteran libero Kim Hae-Ran. I would have replace Lee Hyo-Hee with Lee Na-Yeon instead and kept Lee Da-yeong too even if her setting is unstable just for her blocking ability.


    Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6