I missed the championship trophy, but the spring of Kim Yeon-kyung (35, Heungkuk Life Insurance) does not seem to be cold.
This is because the honor and financial jackpot of the Most Valuable Player (MVP) given to the best player in the league awaits.
Heungkuk Life Insurance lost to Korea Expressway Corporation with a set score of 2-3 in Game 5 of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Women’s Championship held at Samsan Gymnasium in Incheon on the 6th.
Heungkuk Life Insurance, who took first place in the regular league, seemed to be winning the first and second rounds of the championship match. However, as the 3rd to 5th games were played, the top spot was thwarted.
The ‘Volleyball Empress’, who dreamed of winning the V-League for the first time in 14 years, also swallowed regret.
If Heungkuk Life Insurance won the championship, the championship MVP, which Kim Yeon-kyung was likely to win, also went to Korea Expressway Corporation Catbell.
Although the championship MVP was not obtained, Kim Yeon-kyung’s regular league MVP award is certain.
Kim Yeon-kyung showed off her overwhelming presence by being selected as the round MVP only four times this season. She ranked 5th in regular league scoring (669 points) and 1st in overall offense (45.75% success rate). Even on defense, she showed a strong appearance, such as ranking 8th in receiving votes (46.80%).
Kim Yeon-kyung, who swept the regular league MVP and rookie award in the 2005-2006 season, when she first stepped into the V-League, held the MVP for three consecutive years until the 2007-2008 season.
Kim Yeon-kyung, who left for the overseas stage after the 2008-2009 season and went through Japan, Turkey, and China, won the MVP in the 2020-2021 season, when she returned to the V-League after 11 years.
If you win the MVP this season, you will be honored for the 5th time in your personal career. 메이저놀이터
He also gets a chance to become a free agent (FA) for the first time since his debut.
Initially, Kim Yeon-kyung suggested that she was contemplating her retirement midway through this season.
Her recent mood is leaning toward extending her active duty.
After the championship match, Kim Yeon-kyung said, “I know that many fans support and want to play. I’m thinking of it,” he said.
She will exercise her first free agent rights if she continues to play.
She needs to complete six seasons in the V-League to qualify as a free agent. Kim Yeon-kyung, who left for the overseas stage after digesting his 4th season of his debut, got his first FA qualification after this season.
Kim Yeon-kyung said, “It’s amazing that I became a free agent after completing the 6th season at the age of 35.”
If Kim Yeon-kyung continues to play active duty, it is obvious that the FA market will fluctuate. Regardless of whether he stays at Heungkuk Life Insurance or leaves for another team, Kim Yeon-kyung is the biggest player this spring.