On the 13th, a draft of foreign players for the women’s division was held, and new foreign players were decided for the 2023-2024 season V-League Women’s Division, ranked 1st overall by IBK Abercrombie .

The 7 V-League women’s clubs held a draft for foreign players in the 2023 V-League Women’s Division in Turkey, Istanbul on the 13th (Korean time). Excluding Heungkuk Life Insurance Pink Spiders, who decided to renew the contract with Yelena Mrazenovic on the 12th, six clubs selected foreign players, and four of them were’new faces’ who had never experienced the V-League. It was a very different result from the men’s division, where six players, including four renewal contracts, had experience in the V-League.

The IBK V-League foreign player draft, which was selected by Abercrombie as the first overall, has been selected since 2020 in a non-face-to-face format in which players are selected only by looking at video data, rather than in a tryout format in which players are directly seen and selected due to the Corona 19 pandemic Of course, players are selected after checking the data sufficiently, but from the club’s point of view, it was regrettable that they could not directly check the players’ skills. Therefore, clubs had high expectations for the first tryout and face-to-face draft in three years.

However, in this women’s tryout, there were a large number of players who did not show up even after applying for participation. Sheridan Atkinson, who was selected for the Korea Expressway Corporation High Pass in the 2019-2020 season but dropped out due to an injury, and Helen Russo, who played an active part in Hyundai Engineering & Construction Hillstate in the 2020-2021 season, were representative. Heungkuk Life Insurance was the only club that chose to renew contracts with existing players even though many of these proven players were absent.

As a result of the bead probability lottery스포츠토토 in reverse order of performance in the 2022-2023 season, IBK Industrial Bank Altos, which put the second most beads in the lottery machine, won the first overall nomination. Industrial Bank of Korea nominated Britney Abercrombie, a 191cm tall apogee spike who played in the Turkiye League last season. Abercrombie, who holds dual citizenship of the United States and Puerto Rico, is a player who represents Puerto Rico in international competitions.

Pepper Savings Bank AI Peppers, which exercised the overall first pick in 2021 and 2022, obtained the second overall pick this year and chose Yasmin Bedart, who was a hot topic in this foreign player draft. Yasmin was suspended due to a back injury while playing for Hyundai E&C in the 2022-2023 season, but his skills are already proven players. Pepper Savings Bank, which desperately needed a foreign player to match Park Jung-ah, chose a rather bold adventure in anticipation of Yasmin’s health recovery.

While Heungkuk Life Insurance, who obtained the 3rd nomination right, chose to renew the contract with Yelena, KGC Ginseng Corporation, which failed to renew the contract with scorer Elisabeth Ine Barga, nominated American national Giovanna Milana as the 4th nomination right. Milana, who played an active role in the second division of Italy, is the only outside hitter among the players selected in this draft. If Lee So-young, who underwent shoulder surgery, misses early in the season, there is a high chance that she will play on the left side.

Hyundai E&C, which had to send Yasmin, who had hardly recovered from a back injury, appointed Apogee Spiker Leticia Moma Basoko, who played an active part in GS Caltex KIXX in the 2021-2022 season and 2022-2023 season. Born in 1993, MoMA is relatively old and relatively tall (184cm), but he is a player who has already been sufficiently proven in the V-League for his powerful attack power. Attention is focusing on how Moma, who will wear Hyundai E&C’s green uniform, will perform in the new team. 

GS Caltex, which failed to advance to spring volleyball in the 2022-2023 season and gave up renewing the contract with MoMA, chose Giselle Silva, an apogee spiker who holds both Cuban and Azerbaijani nationalities. Born in 1991, Silva is the oldest among the seven foreign players selected this time. Of course, it means that he has a lot of experience, but since age in volleyball is directly related to physical strength and athletic ability, Silva’s age is also considered as an uneasy factor for GS Caltex.

The ‘defending champion’ road construction, which gave up the renewal of the contract with Catherine Bell, who led the road construction to the second championship in the 2022-2023 season and swept the championship MVP, nominated the Serbian apogee spiker Banja Bukiric. Bukirich, who is the tallest among the seven players nominated this time at 198 cm, was evaluated as reminiscent of Meretta Lutz, who had a treble for GS Caltex in the 2020-2021 season, from the time of the tryout.

MoMA, who was active in GS, went to Hyundai Engineering & Construction

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