Hwang Min-kyung (33), born in 1990, who메이저사이트 left Hyundai E&C and joined IBK Industrial Bank through free agency (FA) transfer, is a transfer student, but is the best in the team. She was the best of her seniors, displaying her older sister leadership, taking care of her juniors not only during the game but also after her game was over.
Hwang Min-kyung met her first breath with her new teammates at the ‘2023 Gumi Dodram Cup Professional Volleyball Tournament’ held at Park Jung-hee Gymnasium in Gumi City, Gyeongsangbuk-do.
From her first game against Heungkuk Life Insurance, she made coach Kim Ho-cheol smile, proving that she is a key player for IBK Industrial Bank. She showed off her presence by scoring 17 points, the most on the team. She was also very good at receiving and defending as well as her offense, making her the center of the team.
But from her second match, she couldn’t see Hwang Min-kyung. Coach Kim Ho-chul said, “She is resting because she is not in good shape. On the first day, she overworked herself in the game and her knee got bad.” She, Hwang Min-kyung, watched the game from the stands without even taking a seat in the warm-up zone.
The final against GS Caltex was the same. Hwang Min-kyung and Kim Hee-jin sat in the crowd and encouraged her juniors. She focused on each play and watched the game passionately as if she were playing together. However, she had no choice but to watch as she was defeated by a set score of 1-3 (28-26 23-25 13-25 21-25).
IBK Industrial Bank, which aimed to win the championship for the first time in 7 years since 2016, ended the tournament as a runner-up. After the game, the runner-up players collapsed on the court with drooping shoulders, feeling sorry for them. At that time, Hwang Min-kyung came into the court and talked to each of her juniors to comfort them. And he told me what was regrettable in the game and helped me to show a more advanced appearance in the regular league. Encouraged by her older sister, her juniors also smiled and gave thanks, gaining confidence that they could do better next time.
On the other hand, IBK Industrial Bank will be able to show a stronger image if Kim Hee-jin, who failed to appear in this tournament, and Hwang Min-kyung, who was absent after only playing one game in the group stage, return. And Thai national team setter Phonpun Gedpard, who was recruited in the Asia Quarter, will also join.
Ponpun is a name familiar to Korean volleyball fans. In the Volleyball Nations League (VNL), he led Thailand’s attack with a fast and irregular toss, making Korean players tongue-tied. He is an experienced player who has played in Japanese, Polish and Romanian leagues. Phonpun is a player whom manager Kim Ho-cheol, who was called a computer setter during his active career and played in the Italian league, showed firm trust in.
The power of IBK Industrial Bank, which unfortunately ended up in runner-up at the ‘2023 Gumi Dodram Cup Professional Volleyball Competition’, is expected to become more frightening in the regular season.