Relying on “the best middle blocker in the world” Yang Hyo-jin (33) for her team, Hyundai E&C, Lee Da-hyun (21) exchanges advice with her fellow middle blockers when she wears the Taeguk mark.
Despite some growing pains with the retirement of Kim Yeon-kyung, Kim Soo-ji (Heungkuk Life), and Yang Hyo-jin from the national team, the “young” Korean women’s volleyball team is moving forward.
Lee Da-hyun is a key middle blocker who could be the future of Korean women’s volleyball.
Along with Park Eun-jin (23), Jung Ho-young (21-over KGC Ginseng Corporation), and Lee Ju-ah (22-Hungkuk Life), the middle blocker left for Turkuye on Feb. 22 to compete in the 2023 FIVB Volleyball Nations League (VNL).먹튀검증
Speaking to reporters at Incheon International Airport just before her departure, Lee said, “I felt limited at the VNL last year. We couldn’t overcome the gap between our skills and those of the volleyball powerhouses and the gap left by our seniors.” “As we prepared for this tournament, I thought, ‘It’s definitely better than last year. Coach Han Yoo-mi and senior Kim Yeon-kyung (who joined the national team as an advisor) helped me a lot, so I gained the confidence to say, ‘Let’s give it a try’.”
Lee is a well-established player in the V-League, and the Hyundai E&C middle blocking unit of Yang Hyo-jin and Lee is considered one of the best in the league.
“In the V-League, senior Yang Hyo-jin gives me advice right during the game. It takes a lot of pressure off me,” said Lee.
Lee also played alongside Yang in the 2021 VNL, her first senior national team appearance. At the time, the Korean national team had a record of 3 wins and 12 losses.
However, when Yang announced her retirement from the national team, Lee played alongside her peers in the 2022 VNL.