Eighteen players have been named to the 2023 Men’s U19 National Team.

The Korean U18s finished fourth at the 2022 Asian U18 Championship in Esfahan, Iran, last August. They qualified for the 2023 World Youth Men’s U19 Championship in Argentina in August and will now begin their preparations for the world stage.

The Korean U19s will convene on July 25 and will have two weeks to hone their skills with 18 players before whittling the squad down to 12.

The tournament runs from August 2-11, and the team is in Group C alongside Iran, Nigeria, Colombia, and Puerto Rico.안전놀이터

Most of the players from last year’s Asian Championships are back, but there are some changes. Outside hitter Yoon Seo-jin of Suseong University and Lee Woo-jin of Kyungpook Cheongdo University, who were the mainstays of last year’s team, are back. Newcomers include Suseong’s Yoon Ha-joon and Jinju Dongmyeong’s Jung Yeon-woo.

Apogee included Song Won-joon from Daejeon Central, Lee Yong-jae from Suseong, Yoon Kyung-kyung from Namyang, and Kim Jung-hwan from Inha University. Among them, Song Won-jun played as the main apogee for the U18 national team last year. In the middle blockers, Sokcho’s Lee Sung-jin, Suncheon’s Jeong Song-yoon, and Cheonan’s Lee Soo-min were all members of the U18 national team last year. They are joined by Suseong’s Im In-gyu and Sokcho’s Jang Eun-seok.

At libero, Kang Seung-il of Korean Air, Byun Hye-min of Busan Dongseong, and Yeo Kwang-woo of Songshan are the only professional players on the roster. The setter positions were filled by Cheonan’s Kim Kwan-woo and Suncheon’s Bae Jun-sol.

The men’s U19 team previously reached the quarterfinals at the 2017 FIVB World Men’s Volleyball Championship. The team was led by Lim Dong-hyuk (Korean Air), Lim Sung-jin (KEPCO), and Park Kyung-min (Hyundai Capital), who have now moved up to the senior national team.

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