Feb. 19, 2013
Margaret Metzger is a three-time varsity letterwinner (2010, '11, '12) and will play her final season at Lahser High School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) this spring. She has recorded 134 goals and 83 assists in three seasons for the Knights.
As a team captain in her junior year, Metzger tallied 74 goals and 26 assists in 16 games played, leading her team in goals, assists and points. Following the season, she was named a U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American, and earned first team all-state, all-league, and Academic all-state honors.
As a sophomore, she scored 44 goals and dished out 30 assists in 17 games played, garnering All-League and second team all-state accolades.Metzger made an immediate impact in her first year on varsity, registering 16 goals and 27 assists in 16 games. She was named Bloomfield Varsity Best Incoming Player, and received all-league and honorable mention all-state honors.
The right-handed midfielder plays club lacrosse for the Detroit Lacrosse Club. In addition to lacrosse, Metzger is also a three-time varsity letterwinner in volleyball (2010, '11, '12).
As a scholar-athlete and honor roll student with a 4.0 grade-point average, she is also a member of National Honor Society and currently serves as Vice President of Student Council.
ACCORDING TO COACH ULEHLA
"Margaret is an extremely versatile midfielder with a confidence that boosts her potential to be a true impact player. She has a solid foundation and raw athletic ability, which will allow her to develop her game rapidly and vastly through practicing and competing at the DI level. A Michigan native with innate leadership qualities and true pride for her hometown state, Margaret will serve as a natural ambassador for the Maize and Blue!"
ACCORDING TO MARGARET
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
What attracted you to the University of Michigan?
"University of Michigan is the perfect school for me because of the incredible combination of athletics and academics. I want to be challenged as a student and graduate with a great degree, which is exactly what Michigan will allow me to do. Ann Arbor is awesome and I love that I will be close to my wonderful family, who will be able to come see me play at the Big House."
What are your thoughts about being part of Michigan first women's lacrosse team?
"I'm absolutely honored to represent Michigan as part of the first women's lacrosse team. It's awesome to be a part of Michigan Athletic history and a true privilege to begin a tradition at such a widely respected University. As a lacrosse player from Michigan, I've seen the sport growing in my state and I'm so excited to help lacrosse continue to thrive as a part of Michigan's first women's varsity team. I want Team One to set a precedent for Michigan lacrosse players to follow."
How has it been getting to know your future Wolverine teammates?
"Getting to know my future teammates has been such a fun experience! Although we come from all over the country, I find that we are extremely similar in our values and all have the same drive to succeed as both students and athletes. We all share a passion for the University of Michigan and I can't wait to spend every day with these girls when we arrive on campus next fall. I foresee lasting friendships and phenomenal team chemistry!"
What do you like about Michigan/Ann Arbor from what you've seen so far?
"Ann Arbor is a very unique college town with so many cool places to shop and eat. I love the Michigan atmosphere and the school pride, everyone seems so happy to be a Wolverine! Football games at the Big House are unlike any other. My older sister also attends Michigan, which makes Ann Arbor that much more special to me."
How did you first get involved in lacrosse?
"When lacrosse was brought to my town for the first time eight years ago, the coach convinced a bunch of soccer players, including myself, to give the game a try. I never thought I would trade in my soccer cleats, but I fell in love with lacrosse, and am now fulfilling my dream of playing at Michigan."
Who is your role model, and why?
"My role model is my mom. She is the most compassionate, loving person I know. She is my biggest fan and supports me through everything. I would be a different person without such a fantastic mentor and friend. I'm so happy that my mom will be able to watch me play next year -- it's the best feeling to see her in the stands cheering me on."
What do you enjoy doing when you're not playing lacrosse?
"I enjoy spending time with family and friends, boating on the lake in Northern Michigan, shopping, planning school events for Student Council, trying new foods, listening to music, and tutoring."
Favorite food ... Sushi
Favorite band/artist ... Mat Kearney or anyone who sings country!
Favorite movie ... The Notebook
Favorite TV show ... Psych
Favorite book ... To Kill A Mockingbird
Favorite subject/class taken ... Biology or Psychology
Favorite professional athlete ... Rafael Nadal
Favorite place to visit/vacation ... Chicago
Favorite sport besides lacrosse ... Volleyball to play, college football to watch
Favorite holiday ... Christmas
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Contact: Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423