04. 05. 2019

KOR W: KGC Daejeon sign 1st pick Diouf, 3 American players drafted

Source: kovo.co.kr; Photo: 한국배구연맹/Facebook

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The Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) Women’s foreign player’s draft has been finalized.


The six teams that will compete in the V League 2019/20 season (same line-up as in the 2018/19) have chosen foreign players (each team chose one foreigner according to the regulations) in the draft that was held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Korea Ginseng Corporation Professional Volleyball Team (commonly known as KGC Daejeon) signed the first pick – Valentina Diouf. The Italian opposite hitter showed the best overall display in the tryout. The titleholders Hungkuk Life Pink Spiders penned the deal with another Italian player - Giulia Pascucci.

This is which foreigners have Korean top division sides contracted for the upcoming season (Collar and Anae extended contracts with their clubs from the previous season):

1. Korea Ginseng Corporation Professional Volleyball Team - Valentina Diouf (ITA, opposite hitter, SESI Vôlei Bauru /BRA/)

2. Hyundai Engineering & Construction Hillstate - Milagros Collar (ESP, opposite hitter, renewed)

3. GS Caltex Seoul Kixx - Merete Lutz (USA, opposite hitter, Cuore di Mamma Cutrofiano, Division 2 /ITA/)

4. IBK Industrial Bank Altos - Adora Anae (USA, opposite hitter, renewed)

5. Korea Expressway Corporation Hi-Pass Volleyball Team - Sherridan Atkinson (USA, outside hitter, Galatasaray HDI Sigorta /TUR/)

6. Hungkuk Life Pink Spiders - Giulia Pascucci (ITA, outside hitter, Bartoccini Gioiellerie Perugia, Division 2 /ITA/)


See our sections - Transfers - Done Deals and Transfers - Rumors.



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