Women’s professional volleyball coach Kim Jong-min, the Korea Expressway Corporation, often urges the setter. Team operation time looks like a one-on-one meeting between the manager and the setter.
Coach Jong-min Kim, who took office at the Korea Expressway Corporation in March 2016, worked with Lee Hyo-hee (currently the Korea Expressway Corporation coach), who is recognized as the representative setter of Korean women’s volleyball ever, from the 2016-17 season to the 2019-20 season. In the 2015-16 season, when he led Korean Air in the men’s division, there was one player, the best active setter. The standard for evaluating setters is bound to be high.
Manager Kim Jong-min’s ‘nagging’ this season is focused on Lee Yoon-jung (26), the main setter. On the 14th, coach Kim said, even after winning against Hyundai E&C, which was holding first place, “There are times when I try to play the somewhat stereotyped pattern play that I (Lee Yun-jung) does every time. I need to read the opponent’s number and make changes. ( In the first set against Hyundai E&C), there were times when the setter’s toss selection went in the opposite direction in the scoring opportunity,” expressing regret for Lee Yun-jung’s game management.
Lee Yun-jung, who played for the unemployment team Suwon City Hall, is a rising star. In the rookie draft held in September 2021, he was nominated by Expressway Corporation in the 2nd place in the 2nd round, and with stable game management and a tight toss, from her debut season (2021-22), Ko-eun Lee, the existing main player, was pushed out. At the ‘Dodram V-League Awards Ceremony’ held after the season, he received the regular league rookie award and his potential was recognized.
After Lee Yoon-jung moved to Pepper Savings Bank, Lee Yoon-jung has been serving as the main setter alone. As of the 20th, he digested the most sets (117 sets) among league setters. Under the guidance of coach Lee Hyo-hee, the basics are getting stronger. As his game experience increased, his skills improved and his confidence grew. 먹튀검증
Lee Yoon-jung said, “The coach is stingy with praise. I felt a bit sad when he said, ‘All the mistakes that come out during the game come from the setter.’ is not like that,” he said with a smile. Lee Yoon-jung also admitted that “it was too difficult to solve” regarding the operation of the first set of the Hyundai E&C exhibition, which was pointed out by director Kim Jong-min.
The Korea Expressway Corporation has Park Jeong-ah, the national team’s starting outside hitter, and the ‘veteran middle blocker duo’ Jeong Dae-young and Bae Yoo-na. This means that there are many resources that can perform not only flanking but also central quick attacks or time delay attacks. Director Kim Jong-min hopes that Lee Yoon-jung will make full use of them. Lee Yun-jeong is working hard to try creative plays that catch opponents off guard.
As of the 21st, the road construction is in third place in the league (16 wins, 13 losses, 48 points). It is competing with 4th place KGC Ginseng Corporation and 5th place GS Caltex to advance to the postseason (PS). The 6th game of the 5th round against Heungkuk Life Insurance, which is the 1st place in the league, on the 23rd is expected to be a turning point for the 3rd place. Lee Yoon-jung said, “Even if the opponent is a strong team, I will always go into the game with the mindset of ‘I can win'” and expressed her strong determination.