Heungkuk Life Insurance, a women’s professional volleyball club that had endured without a command tower for over a month, succeeded in bringing in world-renowned coach Marcello Abondanza (53). ‘Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung (35), who knows Abondanza well, did not hide her expectation that it would have a positive impact on Heungkuk Life Insurance as well as the entire V-League.
Heungkuk Life Insurance,메이저사이트 led by Kim Yeon-kyung, won an away match against GS Caltex in the 5th round of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Women’s Division held at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on the 19th with a set score of 3-1.
With this victory, Heungkuk Life Insurance firmly maintained its leading position, four points ahead of second-place Hyundai E&C. With seven games left in the regular league, they gained an advantage in the fight for first place.
Kim Yeon-kyung showed the destructive power of 21 points, the second highest in the team, and a 55.56% attack success rate against GS Caltex, as well as playing a supporting role for Heungkuk Life Insurance in the air defense with a solid defense.
He proved to Abondanza, who watched the game from the spectators instead of the court, that he still maintains world-class skills due to the issue of a work visa.
Kim Yeon-kyung played with coach Abondanza, who took the helm from the 2013-2014 season to the 2016-2017 season at Fenerbahce in the Turkiye League. Heungkuk Life Insurance is also looking forward to good chemistry as they strongly trust each other’s abilities by cooperating with two league championships and two cup championships.
After welcoming Kim Yeon-kyung, saying, “A world-famous coach has arrived,” he said, “It’s been four years since I’ve talked face-to-face with coach Abondanza, and I’ve had so many conversations that I feel like my ears will bleed. It’s during the season, so please make a big change. It will be difficult, but I think I have to do well so that I can know Korean style well.”
Kim Yeon-kyung will acquire FA (free agent) qualifications when this season ends. From the point of view of coach Abondanza, who will lead Heungkuk Life until the 2024-2025 season, Kim Yeon-kyung has no choice but to hope that he will remain on the team for a long time.
Regarding this, Kim Yeon-kyung said, “The coach didn’t ask me to stay on the team, and I only talked a lot about what to do with the rest of the season.” If there is, I will let the fans know.”
Also, “There is currently no overseas expansion of our players. I think that when a foreign coach comes, he will experience a new style of volleyball and broaden his thoughts and horizons.” I hope you do well,” he said.