2.3 billion bet on ‘Clutch Park’ Park Jung-ah… Pepper Savings, a ‘dark horse’ at once

Pepper Savings Bank, the ‘youngest’ in women’s volleyball, predicts an escape from the ‘lowest’. With massive free agent (FA) investment, it quickly emerged as a dark horse for the 2023-2024 season.

Pepper Savings Bank announced the contract with a total of 4 free agents on the 17th. Park Jung-ah (30), a national striker who was the first to win the Korea Expressway Corporation championship match last season, and Chae Seon-ah (31), an outside hitter who played for KGC Ginseng Corporation, were recruited. In addition, outside hitter Lee Han-bi (27) and libero Oh Ji-young (35), who were internal free agents, were also retained. The total amount of contracts for players announced by Pepper Savings Bank on the day reached a total of 4.685 billion won. 온라인카지노

Pepper Savings Bank, which jumped into the V-League in the 2021-2022 season, stayed at the bottom for two consecutive seasons. In the first season of its founding, it only won 3 wins (28 losses, 11 points). In the last season, which started with 17 consecutive losses, Chewen Labdang Erheng, who was nominated as the first overall in the rookie draft, left due to a knee injury, founding coach Kim Hyung-sil resigned due to poor performance, and Jufonia Reed was disgraced at the end of the season. The season ended with 5 wins (31 losses, 14 points) amid bad news.

Pepper Savings Bank is looking higher next season. Setter Lee Go-eun, who was recruited as a free agent last season, and Libero Oh Ji-young, who was brought in by trade during the season, confirmed hope by stabilizing the team. At the same time, he entrusted the baton to the new foreign commander, Achen Kim, and recruited Park Jung-ah to solve the absence of a native ace. With Lee Han-bi remaining and Chae Seon-ah reinforced, a compliant domestic lineup was formed.

Above all, it is expected that the rich experience of Park Jung-ah, who holds the record for the most wins (5 times) in the championship match as an active player, will have a great effect on the still ‘young’ team. Park Jung-ah made his professional debut at IBK Industrial Bank, which he founded in the 2010-2011 season, and contributed to the team’s unified victory in only two seasons. Park Jung-ah, who won three championships at IBK, transferred to Korea Expressway Corporation, which was at the bottom as the first free agent, and immediately stepped on top of the championships again in the 2017-2018 season. Park Jung-ah’s charm is that she has a lot of experience leading new and lowest-ranked teams to win championships.

The club showed high expectations for Park Jung-ah by investing the highest amount (2.325 billion won) in women’s volleyball FA history based on the total amount for three years. Coach Achen Kim welcomed Park Jung-ah, saying, “I thought that Park Jung-ah would be a very important key in our team.”

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