Choi Hyo-seo of KGC Ginseng Corporation became the first female volleyball rookie of the year in the libero position. From the first year of her professional debut, she was recognized for her outstanding performance.
Choi Hyo-seo won the Women’s Rookie Award at the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Awards Ceremony held at Grand Hyatt Seoul in Hannam-dong, Seoul on the 10th. She received 17 out of 31 votes from the reporters’ vote, beating her teammate Park Eun-ji (9 votes) and she was named the best rookie of the season.
After Choi Hyo-seo wore the KGC Ginseng Corporation uniform in the 2nd round and 6th place in the rookie draft last year, she quickly adapted to the V-League stage. With the full support of coach Hee-jin Ko, she played 22 games and recorded a receiving efficiency of 29.94% and a digg of 2.059 per set, making her a key player in the team.
KGC Ginseng Corporation experienced the pain of being frustrated in spring volleyball for six consecutive seasons after the 2016-2017 season, but her discovery of Choi Hyo-seo was obviously a great harvest. She is expected to grow even bigger next season.
After winning the rookie award, Choi Hyo-seo said, “I want to say thank you to the team’s front desk, coach, coaching staff, and team members who always help me a lot from behind.” I think I’m receiving this award thanks to director Go Hee-jin.” 토토사이트
Her most memorable match this season was her professional debut against IBK Industrial Bank on October 26 last year. Coincidentally, Choi Hyo-seo’s older sister, Choi Jung-min, is running at IBK Industrial Bank.
Choi Hyo-seo said, “It seems to be more memorable when I met my sister (Choi Jeong-min) on the court as a player from the opposing team in the first starting match of my debut.” said and made me laugh.
He also looked back on the trial and error, saying, “At the beginning of the season, it was very difficult because I didn’t do what I thought I could do. I trained hard at night to overcome it.”
As a role model, he mentioned Im Myung-ok, a libero of the Korea Expressway Corporation. Lim Myung-ok not only played a decisive role in Korea Expressway Corporation’s championship match win this season, but also was named the best 7 libero in the women’s division for four consecutive years and is recognized as the best libero in the V-League.
Choi Hyo-seo said, “I’m trying to learn by watching her sister Im Myung-ok run.”