Moon Jeong-won (31, Korea Expressway Corporation), the women’s volleyball team, will transform into a libero in the international competition ‘2023 Volleyball Nations League (VNL)’ to be held from the 30th.
Moon Jeong-won’s main position is the opposite spiker (light). However, national team coach Cesar Hernandez and coach Han Yu-mi paid attention to Jung-Won Moon’s defensive ability, which is comparable to that of a professional libero, and selected him as the libero when organizing the players to compete in this VNL. 스포츠토토
Another libero is Shin Yeon-kyung from IBK Industrial Bank. If Shin Yeon-kyung was going to be the starting pitcher, he would not have picked Moon Jung-won, whose main position is a striker, as a backup.
Moon Jung-won played a total of 35 games in the V-League Women’s Division in the 2022-23 season, recording a receiving efficiency of 56.94%, ranking second in the league in this category. The only player with a higher record than Moon Jeong-won is Lim Myung-ok, a professional libero with 59.85%. Shin Yeon-kyung scored 50.00%, the fourth place.
Korean women’s volleyball lost all 12 matches in VNL last year. The setter was unable to give an accurate toss due to being shaken by the opposing team’s strong serve, and the attack accuracy was reduced, resulting in a vicious cycle. In this tournament, Han Ha-hye, who started as the main player, recorded a receiving efficiency of 38.42%. Of the games he played full-time, he exceeded 50% only once against the Dominican Republic.
The serve receive is the beginning of an attack. There are many liberos who are more quick-witted than Moon Jeong-won and are good at dig (defense against the ball other than the opposing team’s serve). However, Moon Jung-won is currently the best in the sense of stability in the serve receive. Myung-ok Myung-ok, who is 38 years old in our age, does not fit the trend of changing generations of the national team. Moon Jeong-won is also a good serve player. Attacks can also help.
There are also concerns. Moon Jeong-won has also played the role of supporting the main Libero. I’ve never played a game where the main task is to receive. In the avant-garde, it seems that the Libero-only rule, which can only be played under toss, is unfamiliar to the body.
Libero Moon Jeong-won is the key player of the VNL Korean national team. On the 22nd, before leaving for Turkey, the venue for the first week, Moon Jeong-won showed his fighting spirit, saying, “I don’t want to hear that ‘Libero was a problem’.”