“I like being on the court”… The power that makes Kwak Seung-seok run
he is a born athlete He feels happy just to play. This is the secret of Korean Air’s outside hitter Kwak Seung-seok (35) in men’s professional volleyball.
Last season, he helped achieve a great deal as an axis of the triangular formation. Receive and degro contributed to stabilizing the defense and scored like Altoran. In particular, in the championship match against Hyundai Capital (3 out of 5), he accumulated points with thrilling single shots in each match. He scored 34 points in 3 games (46.15% attack success rate), 39.19% receiving efficiency, and 2.167 points per dig set. Korean Air won the regular league and the championship match, winning the second consecutive three-game victory in the V-League. In addition to winning the KOVO Cup, they also showed off their first treble (the second ever in the men’s division).
Kwak Seung-seok said, “It was really good to have three consecutive wins and a treble. He was happy to be able to play with his teammates while playing the game,” he said. It was fortunate that the attack went better than expected.”
He mainly does the dirty work behind the scenes. It is not a role that attracts attention, so it is far from an individual image. His most recent award is the 6th round MVP of the 2018-2019 season. Kwak Seung-seok said, “I know that there is no mourning. I am only aiming for the standard record award,” he said. Isn’t the team first before me?”
After joining Korean Air in the 4th place in the 1st round of the 2010-2011 season, he digested 13 seasons. What is the driving force behind development? Kwak Seung-seok said, “Just being on the court itself is good. If you want to play as a regular, you have to keep doing well. The desire to remain on the court seems to be the biggest.”크크크벳
“(Jeong) Han Yong-yi and (Lee) Jun-yi and other juniors in the same position are showing their potential and doing well. Considering the generational change, it is a really good thing for the team,” he said. I also have to work hard to keep my seat.”
He also recalled the improvement points for the next season. Kwak Seung-seok said, “The blocking level has gone down. I have to raise it again,” he said. “There is greed in serving. We will strengthen it with blocking.” After recording 0.321 per blocking set and 0.088 per sub set in the 2021-2022 season, he owed 0.176 blocking and 0.148 serve last season.