“I think I lacked a lot.”
KGC Ginseng Corporation Libero Choi Hyo-seo (19) rewrote the history of the V-League. Choi Hyo-seo beat his teammate Park Eun-ji to become the rookie of the year at the Dodram 2022-23 V-League Awards Ceremony held at the Grand Ballroom of Grand Hyatt Seoul on the 10th of last month.
It is the first time in the women’s division for a player in the libero position to receive the Rookie of the Year award. In addition, it is the third time that a player from the second round has won the Rookie of the Year award after Park Hyeon-joo (Heungkuk Life Insurance) in the 2019-20 season and Lee Yoon-jung (Korea Expressway Corporation) in the 2021-22 season.
Choi Hyo-seo, who joined KGC Ginseng Corporation in the 6th place in the 2nd round after graduating from Hanbom High School, played 22 games in the 2022-23 season, recording a receiving efficiency of 29.94% and 2.059 digs per set. At the beginning of the season, KGC Ginseng Corporation Liberozine gave a lot of strength. He also had the honor of being the only rookie to participate in the All-Star Game in both men’s and women’s divisions.
Choi Hyo-seo returns to the team after a honeymoon vacation of 5 weeks and continues team training. He went on a trip to Gangneung, Gangwon-do, met friends he hadn’t met, and relieved the stress accumulated during the season to his heart’s content.
Choi Hyo-seo, who met with MK Sports at the KGC Ginseng Corporation practice gym located in Shintanjin, Daejeon on the 1st, said, “I have been resting well and am putting my body up. He knows that it is important to build a body in the beginning,” he said. “I think I had a good time meeting friends and exercising while on vacation.”
Since you received the Rookie of the Year award, you must have received a lot of calls from people around you, and heard a lot of stories saying, ‘Shoot one chin’.
He laughed, saying, “Everyone said that,” and then said, “Every time I went out to play, I paid the bill, even if it wasn’t a big amount.” “I haven’t spent the 2 million won prize money for the Rookie of the Year yet. I plan to use it when I have something I want to buy later.”
After the awards ceremony, taking a picture with the MVP of the men’s and women’s divisions, ‘National Treasure Setter’ Han Seon-su (Korean Air) and ‘Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung (Heungkuk Life Insurance), is a pleasant thing to think about. It was all the more special because they were big star players that I only saw on TV.
Choi Hyo-seo said, “I am very nervous, when will we take a picture together? I don’t have many opportunities, but it was an honor to film it.” 스포츠토토
Even though he won the Rookie of the Year award, he still has a long way to go. Also, it is true that it is shabby compared to the performance of the rookie kings in other seasons. In the 1st and 2nd rounds, he participated in 6 games and 5 games, respectively, but in the 3rd and 4th rounds, he played in 3 games each, and in the 5th round, he only played 1 game.
Choi Hyo-seo also said, “I was lacking a lot. She sparkled in the beginning, but couldn’t get in from the middle. She’s ready so she’ll work harder. She learns a lot by watching senior libero players. He also watches a lot of videos and is learning how to do that in such a difficult situation.”
Finally, Choi Hyo-seo said, “I am the first rookie king from Libero, and it is more honorable because it is the first time. She thinks it was given just to be nice. I will do my best even if it is difficult. I will show you a better figure next season,” he said, “I will do my best to be remembered as a player who consistently plays an active part in the professional world and supports me from behind.”