When asked to pick a promising stock ahead of the opening of the 2022-2023 season, Coach Heejin Koh (43) of the V-League KGC Ginseng Corporation answered “Jeong Ho-young” without hesitation. The possibility is sufficient, but it was judged that it did not live up to expectations. Middle blocker (center) Jeong Ho-young (22) is tall (190cm) and has good jumping and speed. He also had a clever brain and a sad personality. He just lacked his confidence. Koh, who was the best middle blocker during his active career, expressed his affection, saying, “I want to pass on everything I have.”
Goh’s efforts are bearing fruit. Jung Ho-young’s growth is scary. Not only has he established himself as the central axis of the team, but he is also evaluated as a central striker who will be responsible for Korean women’s volleyball in the future.
As of the 13th, Jeong Ho-young is 2nd in fast attack and 6th in blocking. The score is also 16th. He jumped from 152 points in 28 games last season to 270 points in 28 games this season. It’s definitely a career high season.
Although he is in his 4th year as a pro, the twists and turns are not easy. Selected for the national team during his days at Sunseon Girls’ High School, he wore the Ginseng Corporation uniform as the first overall draft in the 2019-2020 season. He received attention amid praise as ‘the second Kim Yeon-kyung’, but his professional wall was high. To be an outside hitter (left), his ability to receive and defend has dropped a lot. He lacked power for his size. As his expectations were high, so was his disappointment. He managed just 20 points in 20 games his first year.
I found a breakthrough by changing my position. In the 2020-2021 season, when he moved to the middle blocker, injuries caught his ankle. He suffered an anterior cruciate ligament tear in his first game of the season and missed the entire season. Pina returned from his rehab last season and saw potential as a middle blocker.
This season has exploded potential. He has established himself as a large middle blocker succeeding Yang Hyo-jin (Hyundai Engineering & Construction) by showing off a quick attack from above the opponent’s blocker and high-success blocking. It is superior even compared to Lee Da-hyun (Hyundai E&C), a competitor of the same age. Blocking in particular has increased a lot. Jeong Ho-young said, “Last season, if I was blocked by chance, this season, I feel like I predicted and made it to some extent.”
Also, he is lightening the shoulders of Apogee Spiker (Light) Elisabeth. Her dependence on her was high enough to be close to overwork, but her attacks were dispersed when Jeong Ho-young took care of it from the center. 토토사이트 Ginseng Corporation, which failed to advance to the postseason last season in the 2016-2017 season, also continued its hopes of ‘Spring Volleyball’ thanks to Jung Ho-young’s performance. As of the 13th, Ginseng Corporation is in 4th place with 41 points (13 wins, 15 losses). It was 3 points behind 3rd place road construction (44 points) and 2 points ahead of 5th place GS Caltex (39 points).
Jung Ho-young is also expected to play an active part in the national team. In the game against GS Caltex held at Jangchung Gymnasium on the 12th, Cesar Hernandez Gonzalez, the women’s national team coach, watched from the field, and he must have confirmed the improvement compared to last year. Also, in the match after 20 points, it is likely that Jeong Ho-young’s bold play can boost the competitiveness of the women’s national team. Jeong Ho-young looked forward to the Taegeuk uniform, saying, “There are many important international competitions this year, and it would be an honor to be selected.”