Song Hee-chae (31) and Song Myung-geun (30), the founding members of OK Financial Group’s volleyball team, came full circle and switched teams in a one-on-one trade.
OK Financial Group and Woori Card announced the trade of outside hitters Song Myung-geun and Song Hee-chae on June 26.
Song, who played for OK Financial Group from the 2013-2014 season to the 2017-2018 season, will return to OK Financial Group after six seasons with Samsung Fire and Woori Card. She will play in the OK Financial Group uniform from the 2023-2024 season.
This is Song’s first move after playing exclusively for OK Financial Group since joining the professional league.
OK Financial Group joined the V-League in the 2013-2014 season under the name Russia & Cash.
Song Hee-chae and Song Myung-geun, who played together on the pitch, were the founding members of OK Financial Group and started their professional careers together, winning the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons.
After the 2017-2018 season, they became free agents side by side.
Song Myung-geun signed a contract to stay with OK Financial Group, while Song Hee-chae left for Samsung Fire.
Song Hee-chae was traded to the Woori Card in April 2020, and Song Myung-geun played for OK Financial Group until the 2022-2023 season. 안전놀이터
Song Myung-geun scored 3,268 points in 259 games in the V League, while Song Hee-chae scored 2,279 points in 281 games. On defense, Song Hee-chae is rated slightly higher.
OK Financial Group and the Woori Card said, “This trade fills a need for our team. OK Financial Group added stability to the team by acquiring Song Hee-chae, an outside hitter with offensive capabilities. Woori Card has strengthened its offense by acquiring Song Myung-geun.”
The day before, Woori Card released setter Hwang Seung-bin and acquired KB Insurance outside hitter Han Sung-jeong for the second consecutive day.