South Korea - KOVO V-League 2018/2019 + KOVO Cup 2018

  • News Update:


    2018/2019 KOVO Rookie Draft will be held on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 11:00 KST. I think it will be broadcast live online like previous years. Below is the list of applicants for this season rookie draft (player name coloured in blue have represented Korea at either junior or senior level).




    Applicants List for 2018/2019 KOVO Rookie Draft


    Players' Full Name Position(s) Height (cm) Weight (kg) High School
    1 Kim Yeon-Jeong (김연정) S 162 57 Gangneung Girls' H.S. (강릉여고)
    2 Kim Hae-Bin (김해빈) Li 156 54 Gangneung Girls' H.S. (강릉여고)
    3 Choi Min-Ji (최민지) OP, MB 181 80 Gangneung Girls' H.S. (강릉여고)
    4 Jeong Ji-Yun (정지윤) OP, MB, OH 181 68 Gyeongnam Girl's H.S. (경남여고)
    5 Jin Woo-Jin (진우진) S 169 56 Geunyoung Girls' H.S. (근영여고)
    6 Han Song-Hui (한송희) OH 172 64 Geunyoung Girls' H.S. (근영여고)
    7 Kim Eun-Ji (김은지) OP, OH 167 62 Namsung Girls' H.S. (남성여고)
    8 Shin Gi-Ae (신기애) OP, OH, S 165 62 Namsung Girls' H.S. (남성여고)
    9 Na Hyun-Soo (나현수) OP, MB 183 65 Daejeon Yongsan H.S. (대전용산고)
    10 Song Hye-Mi (송혜미) Li 158 58 Daejeon Yongsan H.S. (대전용산고)
    11 Sim Mi-Og (심미옥) OH, MB 180 64 Daejeon Yongsan H.S. (대전용산고)
    12 Kim Yu-Bin (김유빈) Li 170 56 Mokpo Girls' Comm. H.S. (목포여상)
    13 Yang Na-Young (양나영) S 170 60 Mokpo Girls' Comm. H.S. (목포여상)
    14 Park Eun-Jin (박은진) MB 187 76 Sunmyung Girls' H.S. (선명여고)
    15 Park Hye-Min (박혜민) OH 181 65 Sunmyung Girls' H.S. (선명여고)
    16 Lee Ye-Sol (이예솔) OP 176 63 Sunmyung Girls' H.S. (선명여고)
    17 Han Su-A (한수아) Li 168 60 Sunmyung Girls' H.S. (선명여고)
    18 Nam Eun-Bin (남은빈) OP, OH, Li 168 61 Sehwa Girls' H.S. (세화여고)
    19 Park Eun-Seo (박은서) S 172 58 Suwon Comp. Sci. Girls' H.S. (수원전산)
    20 Sim Min-Ji (심민지) Li 168 68 Suwon Comp. Sci. Girls' H.S. (수원전산)
    21 Ko Ui-Jeong (고의정) OH 181 75 Wongok H.S. (원곡고)
    22 Kim Da-Hee (김다희) Li 171 61 Wongok H.S. (원곡고)
    23 Moon Ji-Yun (문지윤) OH 181 68 Wongok H.S. (원곡고)
    24 Lee Ju-Ah (이주아) MB 185 68 Wongok H.S. (원곡고)
    25 Lee Mi-Su (이미소) S 174 58 Ilshin Girls' Comm. H.S. (일신여상)
    26 Lee Ji-Woo (이지우) MB 182 64 Ilshin Girls' Comm. H.S. (일신여상)
    27 Kim Sa-Rang (김사랑) OH, MB 179 70 Jungang Girls' H.S. (중앙여고)
    28 Lee Yun-Ju (이윤주) S 172 60 Jungang Girls' H.S. (중앙여고)


    Sources: 1, 2



    In the 1st Round (1R), the first 3 draft picks goes to the bottom 3 placed teams from last season (6th - Heungkuk, 5th KGC Ginseng, 4th - GS Caltex). The order of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd pick is decided by a lottery draw with Heungkuk getting 50% of the balls (#1-50), KGC Ginseng getting 35% of the balls (#51-85), and GS Caltex getting the remaining 15% of the balls (#86-100). 1R 4th pick goes to 3rd placed Hyundai E&C, 5th pick goes to 2nd placed IBK Altos, and 6th pick goes to 1st placed Expressway Corp. Hi-pass. Once the order of the 1R has been decided, the 2nd Round (2R) order is the reverse of the 1R order. 2R pick would go 1st - Expressway Corp. Hi-pass, 2nd - IBK Altos, 3rd - Hyundai E&C, 4th - 1R 3rd pick team, 5th - 1R 2nd pick team, and 6th - 1R 1st pick team. However both Expressway Hi-pass and IBK Altos have traded their 2R picks to KGC, so in the 2R KGC will have 3 picks, the 1st, 2nd, and their original 2R pick. The 3rd Round order is the same as 1R whilst the 4th Round (4R) order is the same as 2R. After 4R teams can select any remaining players as a trainee players.


    2017/2018 KOVO Rookie Draft video

  • 2018-2019 KOVO Rookie Draft



    Replay: https://tv.naver.com/v/4085423



    Round 1:

    1. Heungkuk Life - Lee Ju-Ah (이주아)
    2. KGC Ginseng - Park Eun-Jin (박은진)
    3. GS Caltex - Park Hye-Min (박혜민) (Absent due to 2018 AVC Cup)
    4. Hyundai E&C - Jeong Ji-Yun (정지윤) (Absent due to 2018 AVC Cup)
    5. IBK Altos - Moon Ji-Yun (문지윤)
    6. Expressway Hi-pass - Choi Min-Ji (최민지)

    Round 2:

    1. KGC Ginseng - Na Hyun-Soo (나현수) (Absent due to 2018 AVC Cup, R2 1st pick was part of a trade deal with Expressway Hi-pass)
    2. KGC Ginseng - Lee Ye-Sol (이예솔) (R2 2nd pick was part of a trade deal with IBK Altos)
    3. Hyundai E&C - Sim Mi-Og (심미옥)
    4. GS Caltex - Pass
    5. KGC Ginseng - Ko Ui-Jeong (고의정)
    6. Heungkuk Life - Pass

    Round 3:

    1. Heungkuk Life - Park Eun-Seo (박은서)
    2. IBK Altos - Kim Hae-Bin (김해빈) (R3 2nd pick was part of a trade deal with KGC Ginseng)
    3. GS Caltex - Han Song-Hui (한송희)
    4. Hyundai E&C - Pass
    5. IBK Altos - Lee Yun-Ju (이윤주)
    6. Expressway Hi-pass - Pass

    Round 4:

    1. Expressway Hi-pass - Pass
    2. IBK Altos - Pass
    3. Hyundai E&C - Pass
    4. GS Caltex - Lee Ji-Woo (이지우)
    5. KGC Ginseng - Pass
    6. Heungkuk Life- Nam Eun-Bin (남은빈)

    Training Players:

    • Hyundai E&C - Lee Mi-Su (이미소)
    • Expressway Hi-pass - Kim Da-Hee (김다희)
    • Expressway Hi-pass - Sim Min-Ji (심민지)


    Source: 1

  • When does the championship start?

    I put the start date already in the 1st post, the new season will start on Monday, October 22nd. The women start a week or so after the men's league because of the world championship. A few of the teams have released their schedule already but KOVO have not yet release the overall schedule. I think the first match will be between Korea Expressway Corp. Hi-pass and IBK Altos on Oct 22, start time at 19:00 KST.


    GS Caltex Seoul KIXX:

    https://www.facebook.com/gsvol…2424421/1850209728395268/


    KGC Ginseng Corp.:

    https://www.facebook.com/Volle…gc/posts/1297559243728415


    Heungkuk Pink Spiders:

    https://www.facebook.com/hkpin…2060576/1965236236868771/

    https://www.facebook.com/hkpin…2060576/1966529086739486/


    Korea Expressway Corp. Hi-pass:

    http://gall.dcinside.com/mgall…womanvolleyball&no=286455

    (cannot confirm hi-pass schedule is official schedule)



    News Update:

    As previously mentioned, last season champion Korea Expressway Corp. Hi-pass had a friendly with Japanese team Toray Arrows on Sunday September 18th. The result of the match is that Hi-pass defeated Toray 3-1 ( 25-14, 25-17, 25-20, 13-25 ). Some photos of the friendly can be found at www.kns.tv/ and www.kimcheon.co.kr/.



    Source: https://www.facebook.com/hipas…7843525/2098177890434324/

  • Sorry! Didn't realise that. Thank you! :drink:


    Some players look promising. This is going to be fun.

  • Sorry! Didn't realise that. Thank you! :drink:


    Some players look promising. This is going to be fun.

    Yeah, this year batch is very promising and they are all fairly tall too (all of the Round 1 picks are all +180cm tall). Last year some in Korea were even suggesting that it would have been a great opportunity to start up a 7th women team like when IBK Altos was started up because there were so many good young players in this batch.


    I was however surprised that Heungkuk selected Lee Yu-Ah with their 1st pick. I was most certain that Park Eun-Jin would be 1st pick whilst Yu-Ah would be 2nd based on what I saw online. Great MBs are a premium commodities in the V-League, you can see why this is the case when look at the top earners in the leagues are mostly MBs (eg, Yang Hyo-Jin, Kim Hee-Jin, Han Soo-ji are all earning the max of 300K KRW, Bae Yoo-Na and Kim Su-Ji are +200K KRW). That why both of Ju-Ah and Eun-Jin are so highly rated. KGC Ginseng really went after this new batch of rookies and it was genius of them to trade with other teams for their 2nd round picks :teach:.

  • Yeah, this year batch is very promising and they are all fairly tall too (all of the Round 1 picks are all +180cm tall). Last year some in Korea were even suggesting that it would have been a great opportunity to start up a 7th women team like when IBK Altos was started up because there were so many good young players in this batch.


    I was however surprised that Heungkuk selected Lee Yu-Ah with their 1st pick. I was most certain that Park Eun-Jin would be 1st pick whilst Yu-Ah would be 2nd based on what I saw online. Great MBs are a premium commodities in the V-League, you can see why this is the case when look at the top earners in the leagues are mostly MBs (eg, Yang Hyo-Jin, Kim Hee-Jin, Han Soo-ji are all earning the max of 300K KRW, Bae Yoo-Na and Kim Su-Ji are +200K KRW). That why both of Ju-Ah and Eun-Jin are so highly rated. KGC Ginseng really went after this new batch of rookies and it was genius of them to trade with other teams for their 2nd round picks :teach:.

    Yang Hyo-Jin and Kim Hee-Jin have been good assets for their teams with the opposites alongside. It seems teams prefer to move tall players for the middle-blocker position instead of trying them out as opposites because of the foreign players.