Reporter Park Dae-ro = A foreign player from Colombia joins Hyundai E&C, which ranks first in the professional volleyball women’s division. Coincidentally, as the Colombian player of the same name once dominated women’s volleyball, attention is expected to be focused on this player’s performance.
The Hyundai E&C volleyball team chose Ivone Montaño (28), who is active in the Turkiye League, as a substitute for Yasmin Bedart (27), who has been absent from the 3rd round match at the end of last year due to a back injury.
Montaño, a former Colombian national team player, won the MVP award for two consecutive years when he was active in the Swiss league. His fast attack is his strength, and his vision to the corner of the court is also evaluated as good.
Montaño has been active as the main striker in Muratpasa Belediyesi in the Turkish second division. He contributed greatly to the ranking competition to advance to the playoffs.
Montaño is a name familiar to Korean volleyball fans. 스포츠토토
Madeleine Montaño, also from Colombia, joined KGC Ginseng Corporation in the V-League women’s division in the 2009-2010 season, and from the first year, scored 675 points in 26 games and had an attack success rate of 46.8%. March), swept MVP of the championship game.
In the 2010-2011 season, Montaño won the Monthly MVP (February), Offensive Award, and Scoring Award. She peaked in the 2011-2012 season. In the regular league, she was very active with 1076 points in 29 games and an attack success rate of 50.7%, and she led the team to victory in the regular league and championship match.
Montaño was the first woman to break 1,000 points in a single season. She won the Offensive Award, the Scoring Award, and the Regular League MVP Award. Because of this, she even referred to Ginseng Corporation as ‘Tañyo Corporation’ at the time.
Thirsty to win, Hyundai E&C is trying to lift the championship trophy with the new Montaño. Hyundai E&C is evaluated as the strongest team in the women’s division, but in fact, it has not won since 2016. The clubs that won the championship match after the 2015-2016 season were IBK Industrial Bank in the 2016-2017 season, Korea Expressway Corporation in the 2017-2018 season, Heungkuk Life Insurance in the 2018-2019 season, and GS Caltex in the 2020-2021 season.
Hyundai E&C ranked first in the regular league in both the 2019-2020 season and the 2021-2022 season, but the championship match was not held due to Corona 19, so it did not win the final.
Attention is focusing on whether Hyundai Engineering & Construction, which sent Yasmin and transfused Montaño, will be able to get rid of the yoke of being the ‘King of No Officials’.