The women’s volleyball foreign draft, which ended in Turkey on the 13th (local time) in Istanbul, ended with more than half of the new faces recruited, unlike the men’s division. The four people who received tickets to Korea said, “I am honored and happy,” and expressed their feelings ahead of their V-League debut.
In a tryout for foreign players organized by the Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO), the coaches of the seven women’s clubs selected all foreign strikers to work together in the 2023-24 season.
There are four new faces, and two have changed uniforms. Heungkuk Life Insurance continues to accompany Yelena Mrazenovic (registered name Yelena), who was with her last season. Yasmin Bedart (registered name Yasmin) moves from Hyundai E&C to Pepper Savings Bank, and Leticia Moma Basoko (registered name MoMA) moves from GS Caltex to Hyundai E&C.
Brittany Abercrombie (USA, Puerto Rico), a left-handed striker wearing an IBK Industrial Bank of Korea uniform as the first overall, said, “I feel so good to be chosen,” and “I am ready to take on a new challenge in Korea. He knows well that he has to be responsible because he relies heavily on foreign players.”
IBK manager Ho-cheol Kim said, “I had been thinking of hiring him before I came here,” and expressed satisfaction with the selection of Abercrombie, explaining, “I have a wide range of attacks and I have many strengths because I am left-handed.” GS Caltex coach Cha Sang-hyun said, “It’s not that MoMA didn’t do well, but I needed a change, so I chose another player.” Introduced.
KGC Ginseng Corporation director Koh Hee-jin, who selected outside heater Giovanna Milana (USA), said, “I thought it was the first choice because I was satisfied with everything and the receiving ability was excellent.” Kim Jong-min, head coach of Korea Expressway Corporation, who won the championship match last season, nominated tall (198cm) striker Banja Bukiric (Serbia) and said, “I saw blocking and attacking height as my strengths, and I chose them because of their great potential for growth.” .먹튀검증
Manager Kim Pepper Savings Bank of Aachen, who welcomed the proven Yasmin as a new member, said, “Yasmin is in the third year of the V-League like us. He thought it would be helpful to have a veteran on the team,” he said. As for Yasmin’s risk of injury, he said, “There are risk factors no matter who you choose. Yasmin has a professional mindset and can fully recover in six months.”
Due to Yasmin’s back injury, Hyundai Engineering & Construction coach Kang Seong-hyung, who finished 3rd after running first last season, chose a Moma with excellent durability. He said, “I remember about one time when Moma was absent for two seasons.” He added, “I was worried about picking Yasmin and Buki Rich, but he chose Mo Ma, who was in the first or second place in the starting lineup.”
Yelena, who is challenging to win the championship again at Heungkuk Life Insurance, said, “The Heungkuk Life Insurance team members are like family and I am happy to be with them.”