Rookie of the Year Kim Jun-woo “I think the chances of winning the award are half and half… I will become a more perfect player”

 Kim Jun-woo (23), who won the professional volleyball male rookie award, expressed his feelings that he would become a more perfect player based on this award.

Kim Jun-woo won the male rookie award at the ‘Dodram 2022-23 V-League Awards Ceremony’ held at Grand Hyatt Seoul on the 10th. Kim Jun-woo received 18 votes, beating Lee Hyun-seung (13 votes). 안전놀이터

Kim Jun-woo, who wore the Samsung Fire & Marine uniform with the 3rd pick in the 1st round of the draft this season, participated in 35 matches and 127 sets despite being a rookie, and stamped his participation in every game. He scored 203 points, recorded a 52.61% attack success rate, and showed off his presence by catching 69 blocks.

Kim Joon-woo smiled shyly, saying, “I was thinking about half of the chances of winning the award,” and then said, “I was able to win the award because I showed more and more progress as I went backwards from the beginning.”

At the awards ceremony that day, Kim Jun-woo received a bouquet of flowers from middle blocker Shin Young-seok (KEPCO). Kim Jun-woo said, “Thank you for coming before the awards ceremony and saying that it would be nice if a middle blocker won an award after a long time. It’s even more honorable that you came up to give flowers directly. I want to become a player like Shin Young-seok.”

Kim Jun-woo said, “I didn’t know I would play so many times this season. However, I felt that I was still immature in blocking and invisible mistakes.”

Meanwhile, Kim Jun-woo received 2 million won in prize money with this award. When asked how he would use it, he laughed when he said, “I will buy delicious food with my brothers and use it for the sake of the team. However, I will only spend half of the prize money.”

Choi Hyo-seo (19) of KGC Ginseng Corporation received the Rookie of the Year award for women. Choi Hyo-seo played 22 matches and 51 sets this season, recording a receiving efficiency of 29.94% and 2.059 digs per set.

Choi Hyo-seo said, “There was a time when I played as a starter at the beginning of this season, but later I couldn’t play. It was difficult because I couldn’t make up my mind that it would go well. To overcome that, I trained more and practiced receiving at night.” told the secret.

Choi Hyo-seo won the award after a ‘fight in the house’ with fellow teammate and rookie Park Eun-ji. Choi Hyo-seo said, “We didn’t talk about the Rookie of the Year. Instead, we had a conversation with each other, ‘Let’s do everything we can this season, so let’s go in more next season.’”

On the other hand, Choi Hyo-seo’s older sister Choi Jung-min (Ipbank) is also a V-League player and star. When Choi Hyo-seo was asked, “What did your sister say?”, she said, “If I win an award, I ask for my name to be revealed.”

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