Right now, I think there are more situations where I feel like I have to scold you when I scold you rather than when I read it thoroughly.”
KGC Ginseng Corporation’s main outside hitter Lee So-young (29) was appointed as the team’s new captain ahead of this season. After the end of the 2020-21 season, Lee So-young, who transferred from GS Caltex to KGC Ginseng Corporation on the condition of receiving a total of 1.95 billion won for three years, took on a heavy responsibility in the second year of KGC.
Lee So-young, like the captain and the ace of the team, is showing fighting spirit in every game and adding strength to the KGC Ginseng Corporation spring volleyball fight. This season, Lee So-young played in all 34 games played by the team and scored 439 points, an attack success rate of 36.93%, a receiving efficiency of 49.64%, and 4.175 digs per set. He is ranked 5th in receive-defense, 6th in attack success rate, 7th in dig, and 10th in scoring, and is listed on most of the air defense indicators.
Ko Hee-jin, director of KGC Ginseng Corporation, also said to So-young Lee, “I am grateful that So-young Lee is running. Running with an injury is incredibly stressful스포츠토토. As captain, he wants to play with responsibility as the team’s ace. He is something to be thankful for.”
While playing each game with the mindset that it is the final, Lee So-young plays the villain on the court. He knows that the players are all tired and in a difficult situation, but if he encourages them by saying, ‘It’s okay,’ he might loosen up. Rather, he reprimands the players harshly and makes bitter noises, raising the fighting spirit and will in the hearts of the players.
Lee So-young, whom I met recently, said, “Now there are many situations where I feel like I have to scold rather than read extensively. After laughing, “I am a tiger on the court,” he said, “What the coach also ordered is that the senior players on the court have to do better so that the junior players can do it comfortably. I think the roles of (Yeom) Hye-sun and (No) Ran are important. It is my role to make sure that everyone on the team can trust each other and go stably.”
Since her debut, Lee So-young has shook the opponent’s receiving line with her sharp serve. But he’s not all season. It is showing his worst serve record since his debut. Averaged 0.088 per set. He fell well short of his career-high 0.275, and was nowhere near his personal average of 0.167.
He had fun last season with his spike serve again, but this season he’s mostly hitting his floater serve to ease the strain on his shoulders.
He also said, “There is a burden on the shoulder, and there is also hitting the floater for the opponent’s purpose. He sees that for now he is better off serving the team. Of course, the shoulder burden is also the reason for the floater serve.”
KGC Ginseng Corporation is advancing into spring volleyball for the first time since the 2016-17 season. As of the 10th, KGC Ginseng Corporation (53 points, 18 wins, 16 losses) is in 3rd place. If the current trend continues, spring volleyball is possible.
He said, “I will try to fight somehow by resting well and recovering well. I will meet Heungkuk Life Insurance on the 11th, and I am confident that I will be able to win again because I have won once.”