Heungkuk Life outside hitter Jung Yoon-ju, 20, is eagerly anticipating the new season.
카지노Jung was selected in the third round of the 2021 rookie draft with the second overall pick. In her first season, she played more minutes than expected. She played 80 sets in 30 matches. This was due to team circumstances, but she still showed promise, scoring 203 points. Last season, her limitations were clear. With Kim Yeon-kyung, Kim Mi-yeon, and Kim Dae-eun as strong seniors, it was hard to get a chance. She only played 26 sets in 18 matches.
Entering her third year, Jung is eager for the 2023-2024 season. Considering the temperature difference between the two seasons, she needs to get more playing time. Of course, the competition is tough. With outside hitter Reina Tokoku of Asia Quarter joining the team, it will be a tough competition.
Jung has no intention of backing down. Jung Yoon-ju scored 17 kills to lead Heungkuk Sinsaeng to a 3-0 (25-20 25-19 25-10) set victory over Supreme Chonburi (Thailand) in the second match of the Women’s Group B at the Gumi Dotcom Pro Volleyball Tournament 2023 at Park Jung-hee Gymnasium in Gumi, Gyeongbuk, on Monday.
Jung scored a whopping five of her points on back attacks. It was a remarkable performance considering that Korean players rarely attempt back attacks and don’t score many points. After the match, head coach Marcello Abondanza was pleased with her efforts.
“I lost the first game and had a lot of pressure in the second game, so I was nervous, but I prepared well and got a good result,” she said at the press conference. “The coach asks me to use a lot of back attacks, so I always go in thinking that I’m going to come up. It worked out well, so I was happy for the coach and myself. Even if it didn’t work, he said I should handle it with the skills of an attacker, so I tried.”
Despite the fierce competition, Jung Yoon-ju has been growing steadily with the advice of Kim Yeon-kyung. Even on this day, Kim approached her during breaks and helped her by advising her on attacking positions. “She also talks to me every time we take a timeout. She tells me where to attack depending on where the block is coming from and gives me advice on the direction of the paint. It’s so nice to get advice like that,” she said.
Jeong is determined to make a mark on coach Abondanza through the Cup. “Cup competitions are an opportunity for players who don’t play much. I’m trying to seize the opportunity. My goal is to do my best in the cup tournament, and when I get to the V-League, I will continue to improve and be a useful player for the team.”