Posts by theloneracer

    No changes in the South Korean's roster for week 5. Despite rolling her ankle, Jung Dae-Young was still included in the line-up.


    • #2. PYO Seung-Ju [OP]
    • #4. KIM Hee-Jin [OP]
    • #6. AN Hye-Jin [S]
    • #9. LEE Ju-Ah [MB]
    • #10. KIM Yeon-Koung
    • #12. JUNG Dae-Young [MB]
    • #14. PARK Eun-Jin [MB]
    • #15. KANG So-Hwi [OH]
    • #16. KIM Yeon-Gyeon [Li]
    • #19. LEE Da-Yeong [S]
    • #20. OH Ji-Young [Li]
    • #22. JEONG Ji-Yun [OP]
    • #26. HAN Soo-Ji [MB]
    • #30. CHOI Eun-Ji [OH]


    Source: 1

    Sorry, KVA still have not yet posted the roster for week 4 on their website. However, from various Korean reports (1, 2, 3), the team is basically the same as week 3 with the addition of MB Jung Dae-Young (JDY). Due to MB Kim Su-Ji been ruled out because of injury (pls refer to my previous post), JDY who was supposed to be rested for week 4 has decided to return to the team.


    Here is the likely roster for South Korea in week 4 of the VNL:

    • #2. PYO Seung-Ju [OP]
    • #4. KIM Hee-Jin [OP]
    • #6. AN Hye-Jin [S]
    • #9. LEE Ju-Ah [MB]
    • #10. KIM Yeon-Koung
    • #12. JUNG Dae-Young [MB]
    • #14. PARK Eun-Jin [MB]
    • #15. KANG So-Hwi [OH]
    • #16. KIM Yeon-Gyeon [Li]
    • #19. LEE Da-Yeong [S]
    • #20. OH Ji-Young [Li]
    • #22. JEONG Ji-Yun [OP]
    • #26. HAN Soo-Ji [MB]
    • #30. CHOI Eun-Ji [OH]



    In:

    • #12. JUNG Dae-Young [MB]

    News Update:

    • Korean MB Kim Su-Ji (KSJ) has been ruled out of the remaining VNL competition. KSJ returned to South Korea yesterday (May 31st) along with Lee Hyo-Hee, Jung Dae-Young, and Moon Jung-Won. An IBK official confirmed that they went to the hospital today and KSJ was diagnosed with an abdominal muscle rupture (1.8cm). She will need to 2-3 weeks of recovery time and she can start ball training in 4 weeks time. Source: 1

    The GS and KGC trade is now official.






    I didn't get to watch as much of the KOVO as I hoped but I remain a dedicated KGC fan and am bummed by this news :mad:


    Although I think GS is my 2nd favorite team, so we'll see how this works out.

    You can catch up on KOVO matches when you are totally bored with no volleyball during this international period. SpoTV on YT (playlist) have most of the games (but they have forgotten to geo unblock some of the videos). The Naver video links will all work but you will need a VPN.


    KGC losing HSJ might be more of a bigger blow for them than they have realised. HSJ successful blocks contributed to a little over 30% of KGC total blocking stats for this past season.


    IMO GS got the better end of the deal.

    As mentioned in my previous post, KYK, An Hye-Jin and Han Soo-Ji were added to the team roster for week 3 of VNL in Lincoln, USA.


    Here is the South Korean NT roster for week 3 of the VNL:

    • #2. PYO Seung-Ju [OP]
    • #4. KIM Hee-Jin [OP]
    • #6. AN Hye-Jin [S]
    • #9. LEE Ju-Ah [MB]
    • #11. KIM Su-Ji [MB]
    • #10. KIM Yeon-Koung
    • #14. PARK Eun-Jin [MB]
    • #15. KANG So-Hwi [OH]
    • #16. KIM Yeon-Gyeon [Li]
    • #19. LEE Da-Yeong [S]
    • #20. OH Ji-Young [Li]
    • #22. JEONG Ji-Yun [OP]
    • #26. HAN Soo-Ji [MB]
    • #30. CHOI Eun-Ji [OH]

    Source: 1



    In:

    • #6. AN Hye-Jin
    • #10. KIM Yeon-Koung
    • #26. HAN Soo-Ji

    Out:

    • #5. LEE Hyo-Hee [S]
    • #12. JUNG Dae-Young [MB]
    • #18. MOON Jung-Won [OH]


    BTW, the three players (LEE Hyo-Hee, JUNG Dae-Young, MOON Jung-Won) who were omitted for Week 3 are all from Korea Expressway Hi-pass.


    ICYMI the news update in the Korean V-League thread, middle blocker Han Soo-Ji (formerly of KGC) was traded to GS Caltex yesterday (pending medicals for all players involved in the trade).



    In the news video below, it looks like KYK was training with Hyundai E&C in order to prepare for VNL. Hyundai is based in Suwon and if I recall correctly, KYK's home is also in Suwon. Also, MB Yang Hyo-Jin is still recovering from the finger injury she got just before the V-League season ended and had to have surgery for.



    News Update:

    • As mentioned in my previous post, Korean volleyball fans have been speculating a potential trade between GS Caltex (GS) and KGC after the announcement of KGC setter Lee Jae-Eun (LJE) retirement.

      Ever since the arrival of setter Yeom Hye-Seon (YHS) as a reward-player from IBK in mid-April, GS has had a surplus of setters in their team. Fans began guessing which team GS would try to trade with and for which players. But once the retirement of LJE was announced, fans focus their attention onto KGC for a possible trade with GS.

      Yesterday (May 28th), fans' speculations were proven to be correct with GS and KGC announcing a 2:1 player trade. The trade will see GS trading setter YHS and MB/OP Lee Young for KGC MB Han Soo-Ji (HSJ), pending medical checks of the players sometime later in the week.

      The report from 'The Spike' also suggests that GS were the team pushing for the trade and not KGC, hence maybe this is why they offered 2 players just to get HSJ. Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4
    • Sorry, I forgot to mention this news update about IBK Altos (IBK) the other day. In an interview with 'The Spike' (May 15), IBK new head coach Kim Woo-Jae mentioned that he had decided to recall one of their former setter Kim Ha-Gyeong (KHG) back as a back-up for Lee Na-Yeon. KHG was drafted by IBK in 2014/2015 Draft (Round 2, 2nd pick), she last play for IBK in the 2016/2017 season and most recently playing for Daegu City Hall. Sources: 1, 2

    News Update:

    • IBK Altos announced on May 13th that libero Han Ji-Hyun (HJH) will return to the team for next season. HJH joined IBK at the end of 2017/2018 season from Heungkuk but has not played for IBK since last November in their Round 2 match against GS Caltex. Reports at the time stated that there was a falling out between her and IBK previous head coach Lee Jung-Chul.

      New appointed IBK head coach Kim Woo-Jae has decided to recall HJH to strengthen the team in the libero position. Korean volleyball magazine 'The Spike" reported that HJH is also working on her settings too as a backup for IBK setters. Sources: 1, 2, 3
    • Last Friday, May 24th, KGC Ginseng announced that their setter Lee Jae-Eun (LJE) will be retiring from volleyball. The reason reported is that LJE plans to get married and to start a family. Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4



    BTW, as a result of LJE retirement, Korean volleyball fans are speculating that KGC will now try to make a trade with GS Caltex who now have Lee Go-Eun (which they re-signed in FA period), An Hye-Jin and Yeom Hye-Seon (reward player for lossing OP Pyo Seung-Ju to IBK).

    For me, it feels like Nakata has taken the Japanese team back a step (or maybe two).


    I, on the other hand, feels like the settings are slower than it used to be. Also, the coverings of the ball from the rebound off the opponent's blocks ain't as good as it used to be either. I know my criticisms might wrong but this is how I see it.

    News Update:

    • Beside the inclusion of KYK, it looks like there will be further changes to the Korean roster for Week 3. From an article that came out today, it was reported that along with KYK, setter An Hye-Jin (AHJ) and middle blocker Han Soo-Ji (HSJ) will joined up with the NT today (May 27th). From my understandings, all 3 players will be included in the Korean roster for Week 3 of the VNL. Source: 1



    Will KYK play next week ?

    maybe somewhat different from week 1, according to some rumors


    No, KYK will not play in week 2 and the latest news update (above) back this up. I am also curious to know where you read/heard these rumours from.

    As previously mentioned, KYK will continue her holiday and will later join up with the NT for the 3rd week of the VNL. Source: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5




    I was wondering why I read they lost 3 out of 3 games with only win 1 set in the 1st week...

    Turn out because No KYK, Lee JY, Yang Hyo Jin, Park JA , and no Lee SooYoung as well.. basically no hitter.. no wonder....

    With new coach team, young players, I hope they get better in week 2 and move up from the bottom rank....


    Korea has no chance in this year VNL. At the moment, they are missing their top four OHs and in my opinion, they will be lucky not to finish dead last.


    Lee Jae-Yeong and Park Jeong-Ah are definitely out for the entire VNL. As Lee So-Young did not fly out with KYK, AHJ, and HSJ to meet up with the team, I feel like there is now a big question mark on whether she will take part in the VNL at all. But hopefully, KYK will be back for week 3 as planned.

    As long as Nakata remain as head coach, I don't see Miyashita getting back into the NT anytime soon. IMO she is now like Nakata's 5th choice setter. Same goes for Koga too.


    I agreed, Mai Okumura is not playing well at Montreux. From what I saw, a lot of her spikes are getting blocked.



    It is very worrisome how the Japanese have collapsed multiple of times.

    What do you guys think of Nakata so far? Has the Japanese NT progress or regress under her reign?

    Here is the South Korean NT roster for week 1 & 2 of the VNL:

    • #2. PYO Seung-Ju [OP]
    • #4 KIM Hee-Jin [OP]
    • #5. LEE Hyo-Hee [S]
    • #9. LEE Ju-Ah [MB]
    • #11. KIM Su-Ji [MB]
    • #12. JUNG Dae-Young [MB]
    • #14. PARK Eun-Jin [MB]
    • #15. KANG So-Hwi [OH]
    • #16. KIM Yeon-Gyeon [Li]
    • #18. MOON Jung-Won [OH]
    • #19. LEE Da-Yeong [S]
    • #20. OH Ji-Young [Li]
    • #22. JEONG Ji-Yun [OP]
    • #30. CHOI Eun-Ji [OH]

    From the remaining training squad players, setter An Hye-Jin and middle blocker Han Soo-Ji was omitted from the NT for VNL week 1 & 2.


    Sources: 1, 2



    Team and individual photos:



    https://www.instagram.com/p/BxfSHHxgn_Z/


    https://gall.dcinside.com/mgal…womanvolleyball&no=621622

    https://gall.dcinside.com/mgal…womanvolleyball&no=622005

    Further bummer news for the Korean NT.



    News Update:

    • It has been reported that OH Lee So-Young (LSY) has also been released from the NT training squad. LSY joined up with the NT later than the other members after having pins removed from her knee last month. Since joining the training squad she has been focusing on her rehabilitation. However, it was decided that she was not able to train in the near future due to post-operation complication/after-effect.

      From one of the reports, my understanding is that Moon Jung-Won will cover for LSY in Week 1 & 2 of the VNL and LSY will return for week 3 & 4 (no mention of week 5?). Sources: 1, 2, 3
    • The full list of the coaching staffs and supporting staffs for the NT.

    The JVA has not yet announced the players who will be going to this year Montreux Volley Masters (May 13-18th), but according to Getsuvolley.com, this is the squad (17 players - 7x Wing Spikers, 5x Middle Blockers, 3x Setters, and 2x Liberos):


    • 2. KOGA, Sarina - NEC Red Rockets, 180cm, WS
    • 3. IWASAKA, Nana - Hisamitsu Springs, 187cm, MB
    • 4. SHINNABE, Risa - Hisamitsu Springs, 173cm, WS
    • 6. MIYASHITA, Haruka - Okayama Seagulls, 177cm, S
    • 7. ISHII, Yuki - Hisamitsu Springs, 180cm, WS
    • 11. NABEYA, Yurie - Denso Airybees, 176cm, WS
    • 12. SATO, Miya - Hitachi Rivale, 175cm, S
    • 13. OKUMURA, Mai - Nakhon Ratchasima, 177cm, MB
    • 14. KOBATA, Mako - JT Marvelous, 164cm, Li
    • 16. KUROGO, Ai - Toray Arrows, 180cm, WS
    • 18. YAMAGISHI, Akane - Saitama Ageo Medics, 165cm, Li
    • 19. IMAMURA, Yuka - Hisamitsu Springs, 176cm, WS
    • 20. WATANABE, Aya - Toyota Auto Body Queenseis, 176cm, MB
    • 21. OSANAI, Miwako - Hitachi Rivale, 175cm, WS
    • 24. AKUTAGAWA, Aika - JT Marvelous, 180cm, MB
    • 25. SEKI, Nanami - Toray Arrows, 170cm, S
    • 27. NAKAGAWA, Miyu - Hisamitsu Springs, 180cm, MB


    Source: https://www.getsuvolley.com/0510-japan-montreux

    News Update:

    • A big blow for the Korean NT, with news coming out today from the Korea Volleyball Association (KVA) that OH Lee Jae-Yeong (LJY) is out of the VNL because of a knee injury. As a result of LJY's injury, KGC OH Choi Eun-Ji has been called into the training squad by KVA as her replacement.

      LJY has been training with the NT at Jincheon Athlete's Village since April 28th, but the knee cartilage area on her left knee has become more painful. She was examined at a hospital and was diagnosed with having a ruptured lateral meniscus and a damaged lateral femoral cartilage on her left knee. KVA has decided to let LJY leave the NT and return to Heungkuk to concentrate on her rehabilitation.

      Sorry, there was no indication in the articles of how long the injury will keep LJY out for. Sources: 1, 2, 3
    • Kim Yeon-Koung (KYK) arrived back in South Korea on May 8th and was greeted by the KVA officials and NT coaching staffs including Lavarini at the airport upon her return. It was reported that after the brief meeting, they went somewhere else to have dinner and continued their talks.








      As previously mentioned, KYK will continue her holiday and will later join up with the NT for the 3rd week of the VNL. Source: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

    News Update:

    • Veteran MB Kim Se-Young (KSY) and libero Kim Hae-Ran (KHR) will not participate in the VNL, with both players leaving the NT on April 30th. KSY is reportedly retiring from national duties as she want to give other players the opportunity and hence she decided to retire after discussing it with the assistant coach Kang Seong-Hyung. Kim Hae-Ran on the other hand wants to focus on rehabilitation for her chronic knee injury. Not 100% sure but I think KHR is planning to come back to the NT for the Olympic qualifiers.

      No replacement was made for KHR in the libero position but KGC MB Han Soo-Ji (HSJ) was called in as replacement for KSY. HSJ has since joined up with the NT on May 2nd at Jincheon Athlete's Village. Sources: 1, 2
    • Stefano Lavarini arrived in South Korea today this afternoon and will joined up with the team tomorrow on the 8th. Sources: 1, 2, 3






    Do you know how they created a team? Is it 1 team represent per city. Because Philippines and thailand i believe they have teams from sponsors like products that is why they have a lot of teams.

    Sorry, I have no idea how they created a vb team. I do however know that the six women's teams are own by the Korean companies that they are named after (pretty much the same as most of the Japanese teams). IBK Altos is the youngest and was created after the league had started, so I going to take a punt that IBK invested a whole lot of $$$ to start up the team after getting approval from KOVO. Some of the teams do have additional sponsors whilst other team have support from their cities.