Reporter Kwon Hyeok-joon = Jeong Ho-yeong (22, KGC Ginseng Corporation), who performed the best since her professional debut, couldn’t hide her embarrassment at the director’s praise for herself. Jeong Ho-young said, “I will train harder as much as I can become mine only if I repeat the exercise.”
Jeong Ho-young exploded 21 points, including 3 blocking, in the Dodram 2022-23 V-League Women’s Division match against Heungkuk Life Insurance held at Samsan Gymnasium in Incheon on the 25th, and the team’s 3-1 (25-19 25-23 22-25 25- 19) led to victory.
Ho-Young Chung scored the second most points on the team after Elisabeth Ine Barga (registered name Elisabeth). Considering that her position is a middle blocker, it can be seen that her offensive contribution was very high. Her score on this day is the highest individual score since her debut (previous 18 points), and the success rate was also very high at 62.07%.
In the midst of Jeong Ho-young’s performance, KGC Ginseng Corporation destroyed 2nd place Heungkuk Life Insurance, which was pushed back with 3 losses this season and 6 consecutive losses against opponents, including last season.
After the game, Jeong Ho-young said, “It feels good to catch Heungkuk Life Insurance, which I couldn’t win in the meantime.”
He added, “Although I scored the highest number of points, (Yeom) Hye-seon unnie made me look pretty and I just received and ate the ball.”
Jeong Ho-young, who was selected as the first overall pick in the 2019-20 season rookie draft, was considered a big prospect. In addition to her 190 cm good physical condition, she also has excellent volleyball sense, and was evaluated as a lumber to succeed Kim Yeon-kyung (Heungkuk Life Insurance).
However, his talent never blossomed on the professional stage. He was difficult to use as a wing spiker due to his weak defense, and he missed many games due to a lot of injuries. He moved to middle blocker, a position he felt comfortable with, but he was left with regrets to meet the expectations he received before his professional debut.
However, he has played a key role in the team this season. With Koh Hee-jin appointed as head coach, Jeong Ho-yeong was appointed as a regular starter instead of veteran Han Song-i, and playing time increased significantly. In the detailed guidance of coach Koh, who was a national middle blocker during his active career, his offensive ability, such as fast attacks, was also revived.
Thanks to that, Jeong Ho-young is currently running second in the league with a 53.02% success rate in the fast attack category. Yang Hyo-jin (Hyundai E&C), the best middle blocker in the league, is first, followed by Jeong Ho-young.
Jeong Ho-young said, “I think it is natural that the record improves as I play the game in full.”
Chung Ho-young is currently 9th in the league with 0.547 blocks per set. 안전놀이터
After the match, head coach Ko Hee-jin praised Jeong Ho-young, saying, “Because he is a smart player, he has great potential for development.” He quickly understands the manager’s orders and carries them out in the game.
Hearing this, Jeong Ho-young put on a puzzled expression, as if Goh’s praise was awkward. He said, “The director tends to criticize more than praise,” he said.
Regarding his praise for being “smart,” he smiled shyly, saying, “I don’t use my brain badly.” He is a player with a ‘study mind’ to the extent that he had the experience of being second in the entire school during his middle school days.
Jeong Ho-young said, “Of course, exercise takes time to learn.” I will work harder,” he said.
The advice of his mother, who was a volleyball player, is also very helpful. Jung Ho-young said, “My parents also criticize more than praise.” She makes notes of the good points of opposing centers and helps them convey them,” he laughs.