IBK Industrial Bank of Korea’s outside heater Pyo Seung-ju (31, 182 cm), a women’s professional volleyball player, expressed her anticipation for a collaboration with Thai national setter Phonpun Gedpard (30), who will join the upcoming season. .
Pyo Seung-ju, who played the role of an ace at IBK Industrial Bank in the 2022-23 season, was selected as a national representative on the 24th of last month and is sweating heavily at the Jincheon National Training Center. Pyo Seung-ju, who met at the Jincheon National Training Center on the 16th, said, “There are many important games this year, so there is pressure, but there is no place to retreat. Everyone is doing their best to prepare for the best possible results.”
Pyo Seung-ju, who participated in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, also performed well in the V-League in the 2022-23 season. He ranked 7th in women’s scoring (529 points), and among domestic players, he was the player with the most points after Kim Yeon-kyung (Heungkuk Life Insurance, 669 points).
Although she had ups and downs during the season, she showed stable play throughout the offense and defense, including 5th in time difference offense, 6th in defense, 8th in dig, 10th in overall offense, and 12th in open offense.
Pyo Seung-ju, who was called up to Jincheon, has become a senior member of the national team. The women’s national team, captained by her best friend Park Jung-ah (30, Pepper Savings Bank), carried out a generational change, with Kim Ji-won (GS Caltex), Jung Ho-young (KGC Ginseng Corporation), Lee Da-hyun (22, Hyundai Engineering & Construction), in their early and mid-20s. Including young players.
Pyo Seung-joo explained, “Since there are many players like this, now I have to act as an older sister.”
Advisor Kim Yeon-kyung of the Korean women’s volleyball team helps the national team players train at the Jincheon National Training Center메이저놀이터 in Chungbuk on the afternoon of the 16th. 2023.5.16/News1 ⓒ News1 Reporter Min Kyung-seok
Pyo Seung-joo is more than welcome to join advisor Kim Yeon-kyung, who is a respected senior and close friend.
He said, “I’m so glad (Yeongyeong)’s older sister came.”
IBK Industrial Bank, to which Pyo Seung-joo belongs, was the team that became the most talked about offseason.
In the Asian Quarter Foreign Player Draft, which was conducted for the first time non-face-to-face, the number 1 ball came out and embraced Ponpun, which was considered the largest language. In addition, at the foreign player tryout held in Istanbul, Turkey, the first-place ball luck broke out, and left-handed Apogee Spiker Brittany Abercrombie (Puerto Rico) was selected.
Pyo Seung-ju was especially looking forward to meeting Setter Ponpun.
He said, “I’ve played against him a lot in international competitions, but he’s a type of setter that doesn’t exist in Korea.”
Then, “I remember being surprised that I played volleyball faster than I thought in the game against Thailand. I’m looking forward to being able to do that on the team now. I like speedy play too, so it would be nice to match it well,” he smiled.
Pyo Seung-joo added, “(Ponpun) is an internationally famous setter, and having such a player come to the team is expected to have a positive effect.”
The women’s volleyball team, including Pyo Seung-ju, will leave for Turkiye on the 22nd to compete in the VNL. He said, “The schedule is tight from Turkiye to Suwon via Brazil.