‘FA’s Biggest Word’ Lee So-Young Goes to IBK!…3 Years, Up to KRW 21 Billion

Women’s professional volleyball free agent Lee So-young is moving to IBK.

According to an IBK official, “The club has recently agreed to the transfer of national outside hitter Lee So-young, and is only waiting for the announcement.”

The contract is reportedly for three years with an annual salary of 700 million won, 스포츠토토사이트 including options.

Lee, who has been with Jungkwanjang for three seasons, starting with the 2021-22 season, has shown no signs of rust this season, leading Jungkwanjang to its first spring volleyball appearance in seven years.

After suffering an untimely ankle injury at the end of last season, Lee will join IBK after rehabilitation.

IBK, which has failed to win a spring volleyball title in the last three consecutive seasons under Kim Ho-cheol, is expected to become a championship contender with the addition of national team member Lee So-young.

After finishing fifth in the league last season, ranking sixth out of seven teams in attack success rate and last in open and time attack, the addition of Lee will bolster an offense that has been one of its weaknesses.

By landing one of the biggest names in the free agency market, IBK will boast a lineup that is comparable to the national team in Lee So-young, Kim Hee-jin, and Choi Jung-min next season.

Aiming to win 5,6R Coach Ko Hee-jin “Wins are more important than performances right now. It means 3 points”

“Today, I want to emphasize that we got three points.”

Jung Kwan-jang holds off a late charge from IBK in the first match of the fifth round, earning three points to stay in the hunt for third place.

Jung Kwan-jang won the first match of the Dodram 2023-2024 V League Round 5 against IBK IBK Enterprise Bank 3-1 (30-28, 25-17, 23-25, 25-17) in straight sets at Chungmu Gymnasium in 토토 Daejeon on Monday.

With the victory, Jung Kwan-jang, who has 12 wins and 13 losses, added three more points to reach 39 points and move within four points of third-place GS Caltex (15 wins and 9 losses – 43 points). On Jan. 18, the team met up with IBK in the final game of Round 4, which they won 3-0. We met again in the first game of Round 5, making it a revenge match, and I was curious to see the outcome. In the fourth round, we won easily with Mega’s explosion, but on this day, IBK fought back.

They took the lead in the first set and almost lost it, but won 30-28 on deuce. After winning the second set easily, the team jumped out to an early lead in the third set and went up 3-0. However, they gave up one point to IBK, and eventually lost 23-25. In the fourth set, they also took a big lead early on, but were down by two points, 17-15. This time, it was different from the third set. Jia and Lee So-young’s attacks brought the score back to four points, and they held on for the win.

Before the match “Rounds 5 and 6 are about winning. One loss will lead to two and three losses. We will play with the mindset of winning the whole match.” Coach Ko Hee-jin said after the match, “I want to emphasize that we won three points today,” and added, “There were some plays that showed that we hadn’t played in a long time, but we still managed to win the fourth set. It’s more important to win now than to play well. They did a good job,” and praised the players.

“We have a lot to talk about today, but I think we need to focus more on preparing for the next match against Hyundai E&C than today,” Ko said, meaning that they will not break the good mood of the victory by talking about what went wrong, but will continue their winning momentum against the top-ranked Hyundai E&C.

“Hyundai E&C has a good setter, Kim Da-in, who sees our blockers and takes them out. “Of course, it should be a basic serve and serve-receive battle. We’ve been practicing defense and blocking, and I think we can play a good game if we get that part right.”