Following the professional volleyball V-League men’s division, the women’s division will also decide which foreign players will stand on the domestic stage for the upcoming season.
Following the male foreign player tryout completed on the 8th, the 2023 KOVO female foreign player tryout organized by the Korea Volleyball Federation (President Cho Won-tae) will be held from May 11th to 13th at Hassan Doan Sport Complex in Turkey, Istanbul.
From February 20th to March 28th, among the 55 applicants for the women’s division, 40 players who went through evaluation by each club were put on the final list, and additionally, players who played an active role in the V-League in the 22-23 season had a tryout. The final 44 players, including those who applied for , will participate.
Previously, 6 out of 7 clubs in the men’s division had foreign players with V-League experience in their arms.
Last season’s combined championship team Korean Air, KEPCO, OK Financial Group, and KB Insurance sought stability by renewing contracts with existing players, and Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, which obtained the actual first place nomination, was the former OK Financial Group (2018- 19 V-League), Hyundai Capital (2019-20 V-League), and Korean Air (2020-21 V-League).
Hyundai Capital chose Ikbairi, who played for Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance last season.
Only Woori Card, who received the 6th pick, nominated Slovenian outside hitter Matei Kok, who had no V-League experience.
In the case of the men’s division, the coaches were deeply troubled as there were no players who gave the impression that they were better than the existing players, and in the end most of them chose stability rather than change.
Familiar faces in the women’s division also participate in this tryout.
Catbell, who led Korea Expressway Corporation to the championship last season and won MVP in the championship match, and Heungkuk Life Insurance Yelena, who swallowed the disappointment of runner-up, expressed their intention to re-challenge.
Catbell showed her true value through the championship match last season, and Yelena, who has strength in height, is evaluated as a resource that other clubs besides Heungkuk Life Insurance can pay attention to. It is also a great advantage that both players do not need a separate adaptation period in the V-League.
In particular, the participation of Yasmin Yasmin Bedart, who parted from Hyundai E&C due to a back injury last season, also draws attention.토스카지노
Yasmin led Hyundai Engineering & Construction’s first place in the regular league in the 2021-22 season, and was also the main character of the opening 15 consecutive wins last season. As his skills have been proven, Yasmin is highly likely to return to the V-League with a high order if he can shake off concerns about recurrence of injuries.
Also, Moma Basoko, who played an active role at GS Caltex for the last two seasons, and Katarina Jovic, who was released from Korea Expressway Corporation, will knock on the V-League stage once again.
In addition, Helen Russo, who played for Hyundai E&C in the 2020-21 season, and Sheridan Atkinson, who worked for Korea Expressway Corporation in the 2019-20 season, also draw attention.
Among the new faces, Palma Dalira, who served in the Cuban national team, and Banja Savic, who served in the Serbian national team, are evaluated as resources to be watched with interest by clubs.
Meanwhile, the draft will be held at 4:00 pm local time (10:00 pm Korean time) on the 13th, the last day of the tryout.
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