What are the records set by Han Song-i of Jeonggwanjang, Hwang Yeon-joo of Hyundai E&C, and Lee Myung-ok of Korea Expressway Corporation, who have been with the professional women’s volleyball team from its inception in 2005 to its 20th season in the 2023-2024 V League?
■Han Song-i, the only Korean player to lead the league in scoring!
Han was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2002 Super League Draft, before the V-League was launched.
He began his professional career with the Korea Expressway Corporation in the 2005 V-League season, then played for Heungkuk Life in 2008-2009, GS Caltex in 2011-2012, and has been with his current team, Jung Kwanjang (then known as KGC Ginseng Corporation), since the 2017-2018 season.
Starting out as an outside hitter in the league’s early years, Hansongi helped lead Korea Expressway Corporation through its heyday in the mid-2000s, including a first-place finish in the 2005 V-League One regular season. Notably, she won the scoring award in the 2007-2008 season, beating out domestic big hitters like Kim Yeon-kyung and Hwang Yeon-ju, as well as foreign players, and was the only Korean player to win the scoring award since the introduction of foreign players in the women’s league in 2006-2007 until the 2013-2014 season. 보스토토 도메인
After trying out a position change to her current middle blocker from the 2014-2015 season, she had her second peak in the 2019-2020 season. She became the fifth player in history to reach the 600 block mark and was named Best 7 (Middle Blocker) for the first time in her career, and in 2020-2021, she was crowned Block Queen with 0.699 blocks per set, marking the second consecutive season she was named Best 7 (Middle Blocker).
“I am grateful that I have been able to play with so much love from the beginning of professional volleyball until now. I hope that professional volleyball will become a sport that fans will love even more, and I will always show my best on the court until the last moment of my retirement.”