OK Financial Group and Woori Card make a trade in the men’s professional volleyball league.
OK Financial Group announced on the 26th that it has agreed to a one-for-one trade with Woori Card, receiving outside hitter Song Hee-chae (31-190cm) and sending outside hitter Song Myung-geun (30-195cm). The Woori Card made another trade the day before, sending setter Hwang Seung-bin (31-183cm) to KB Insurance and receiving outside hitter Han Sung-jung (27-195cm).
With this trade, Song Hee-chae returns to her home team after nearly five years. Song Hee-chae was a founding member of the OK Financial Group, where she played for five seasons from 2013-2014 to 2017-2018안전놀이터.
With her steady receiving, defence and offence, Song helped OK Financial Group win back-to-back championships in 2015 and 2016. In the 2022-2023 season with Woori Card, she played in 31 games and 104 sets, ranking 10th in receiving percentage (36.42%) and helping the team reach the postseason with her strengths in defence and receiving.
Song Myung-geun is also a founding member of the OK Financial Group. Until the 2022-2023 season, he played nine seasons with OK Financial Group and made a strong impression, including being named MVP of the 2015 championship game. In the 2022-2023 season, after leaving the military, he played in 17 games and 53 sets, recording a 51.87 per cent attack success rate.
With this trade, OK Financial Group and Woori Card have filled a need in their respective teams. OK Financial Group added stability to their team with the addition of an outside hitter. Woori Card signed Song Myung-geun to fill the void left by Na Kyung-bok (KB Insurance), who left the team after last season.
A representative from both clubs said, “This is a trade that fills in the gaps in the team and is expected to help us rise in power next season.” “We would like to thank the departing players for their dedication and wish them well in their new teams.”