Catbell, who became the main character of a fairytale-like story, “Make the Impossible Possible”￼
Until the last moment I left Korea, Catbell was like Catbell. 안전놀이터Catbell of Korea Expressway Corporation, who wrote a drama without a script this season, became the main character of the story.
Catherine Bell (hereafter Catbell) played an active part in her Heungkuk Life Insurance in the 2021-2022 season, then she applied for the 2022-2023 foreign player tryout, but she was not selected. After she played in the Turkiye League, in December of last year she returned to the V-League as a substitute for Korea Expressway Corporation.
At the time of her return, Catbell said, “I wish I could be the ‘one piece’ the team was looking for. I want to help you fight more fiercely. The player base they already have is perfect. For the rest of the time, I will only focus on volleyball, and I came here to do that. The goal this season is, of course, to put our team in a high position and get into the championship game,” she said.
In fact, it became the last puzzle the team was looking for and led them to the top. After finishing the regular league in 3rd place, Korea Expressway Corporation defeated Hyundai E&C in the playoffs and advanced to the championship match.
He lost the first and second games against Heungkuk Life Insurance and had a 0% chance of winning, but the ball was round. By winning all the 3rd to 5th games, Korea Expressway Corporation went beyond the V-League and won the first reverse come-from-behind championship in Korea’s four major professional sports.
“I am so happy,” said Catbell, who shared her last 19 pre-departure interview, about her first win in the V-League. It’s something I’ve always wanted to achieve in my career. I have been waiting for a long time and I am very happy to be able to achieve this time,” she expressed her emotions.
Along with the championship, he was also awarded the champion MVP. Catbell scored the most 32 points in the team in the 5th game of the championship decision, and was selected with 17 votes as a result of the press vote. “It’s still surprising because it was unexpected,” said Catbell. He just finished well, and I’m happy that the efforts of the last few years have shown up well,” he said, still enjoying the afterglow of the MVP award.
While playing 7 matches in 15 days, it was physically stressful, but I persevered and endured. Catbell cited her own mindset as her driving force to overcome her difficulties and rise to the top. She said, “I thought there was a reason I came here, and I vowed that I couldn’t leave until I did it. Constantly thinking I could do it myself was a good motivator,” she said.
Although Catbell was not with us from the beginning of the season, it was of great help to Korea Expressway Corporation. He conveyed his unique ‘positive energy’ to his teammates, and it was also evaluated that his team atmosphere became brighter thanks to him.
“Everyone gave me a warm welcome. I also had experience playing in the V-League, so it wasn’t difficult to adapt. It was good whenever I heard the evaluation that the team became brighter because of me. I think of myself as someone you can easily get along with, and I am. I showed myself.”
Catbell has accumulated a long experience in Korea, working for his Heungkuk Life Insurance and GS Caltex in the 2015-2016 season, but he has never lifted a championship trophy. After three challenges, Catbell won the championship in her Korean career.
At the end of the best season, Catbell expressed her joy, saying, “From coming here to what I have accomplished, I am happy to be able to achieve everything without regrets and even win the MVP trophy.” In addition, in her career, “I think I will remain a fairy tale Cinderella. It’s because I made the impossible possible,” he laughed.
Catbell once again submitted an application for the upcoming 2023-2024 foreign player tryout. Korea is now like a second home. “I like playing in Korea. The V-League has always left only good experiences. It’s like a second home to me to the extent that I don’t think much of America when I’m in Korea.”
Catbell, who took the end of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League campaign, expressed his generous gratitude to his teammates and fans. “I want to say thank you so much to my teammates and thank you for being a good colleague and good friend. To the fans, thank you and love you for always cheering me on. I hope to see you again next season!”
Until the last moment I left Korea, Catbell was like Catbell. 안전놀이터Catbell of Korea Expressway Corporation, who wrote a drama without a script this season, became the main character of the story. Catherine Bell (hereafter Catbell) played an active part in her Heungkuk Life Insurance in the 2021-2022 season, then she applied for the 2022-2023 foreign…