Setter Lee Da-young (27-LeCanet) has completely outclassed the next big thing in the same position for the fifth-ranked French team in the 2023-24 CEV Women’s Rankings.
Defending French champions Le Canet Women’s Volleyball announced, “Viktoriya Kovzar (19-Russia) is starting a new chapter in her career. By mutual agreement, we have terminated the remainder of her contract. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for her contribution,” the organization said in a statement.
Viktoriya Kovzar is a world-class setter prospect who was a top-seven player at the 2020 Eastern European Volleyball Association (EEVZA) U-17 Championships qualifier and the 2021 FIVB U-19 World Championships main draw.레모나토토 도메인
In the 2022-23 season, Viktoriya Kovzar helped Le Canet win the French First Division title and finish runner-up in the French Volleyball Federation Super Cup. However, the arrival of setter Lee Da-young in the last transfer window changed things.
Viktoriya Kovzar was effectively dumped after just seven matches in the 2023-24 season. It is also significant that the release statement was written in the name of Le Canet president Stef Jakobi (56-Switzerland), who was born in the Soviet Union in 1967 and has a history of favoring Russian players.
Le Canet started the season on a high note by winning the French Volleyball Federation Super Cup. Riding the momentum of winning the 2022-2023 French First Division and the 2022 French Volleyball Association Cup, the club has now won all domestic competitions in its fifth year of existence.
Defending French women’s top flight champions Le Canet have parted ways with Russian setter Viktoriya Kovzar after seven matches of the 2023-24 season, including the Cup, president Stéphane Jacobi announced.
It was also a tournament that made it clear that Viktoriya Kovzar had lost out in the competition for the Le Canet setter’s job, with the French Volleyball Federation noting on its website that “thanks to Lee Da-young, wingspiker Viktoriya Rusu (24-Russia) was named Best Player of the Super Cup”.
Lee made her debut in the world’s top club competition on Nov. 8 (KST) at home against Promethei (Ukraine) in the first match of Group E of the 2023-24 European Volleyball Federation Women’s Champions League Round of 20.
After helping the team to a 3-0 (25-20 25-22 25-20) sweep, Lee earned an official rating of 6.4 from the European Volleyball Federation. It is the second-highest among Team LeCanet players. She was recognized for her steady play as a setter against Promethei, committing no receiving or attacking errors, except for one failed serve.
Lekhane will close out the 2023 edition of the European Volleyball Federation’s Women’s Champions League Group E with a series of home-and-home matches against Blazy (Romania) on Nov. 16 and Łódź (Poland) on Dec. 1 and Blazy on Dec. 6.