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#17 Merete Lutz
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'8"
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Mirabeau B. Lamar
Major: Human Biology
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As a Redshirt Sophomore (2015) | Match-By-Match Statistics

• AVCA All-America Second Team
• Volleyball Magazine All-America third team
• AVCA All-Pacific North Region
• All-Pac-12 Conference
• Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 26)
• Preseason All-Pac-12 Conference
• Career hitting percentage (.412) is the third-best mark in program history
• Ranked fourth in the conference with a .388 attack percentage, sixth with 1.24 blocks and 10th with 3.94 points
• Registered double-digit kills in 20 matches
• Recorded 19 kills on a .531 attack percentage in her season debut versus No. 6 Illinois (Sept. 4)
• Posted 15 kills and four blocks in a five-set win at Duke (Sept. 11)
• Tallied seven blocks, including three solo, in a sweep over No. 24 Pacific (Sept. 18)
• Registered a career-high 20 kills on .450 hitting to go with a season-best eight blocks at No. 14 Arizona (Sept. 30)
• Went 15-0-28, hitting .536, and had five blocks in a win over No. 25 Oregon (Oct. 11)
• Notched 13 kills and seven blocks in a win over No. 4 Washington (Oct. 21)
• Hit a season-high .647 (12-1-17) in a sweep at Oregon State (Nov. 8)
• Led the team with a .464 hitting percentage (16-3-28) and six blocks in a win at Washington State (Nov. 15)
• Went 13-1-19, hitting .632 and posted seven blocks in a win over Colorado (Nov. 19)
• Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention

As a Redshirt Freshman (2014) | Match-By-Match Statistics

• AVCA All-America second team
Volleyball Magazine All-America third team
• AVCA All-Pacific North Region
• All-Pac-12 Conference
• All-Pac-12 Freshman Team
• Two-time Pac-12 Freshman of the Week (Oct. 6 & Oct. 27)
• Stanford Invitational All-Tournament Team
• USD Invitatational All-Tournament Team
• Led the Pac-12 and was third in the nation in hitting percentage (.441), which is the third-best in a single season at Stanford
• Made her collegiate debut at Nebraska (Aug. 31)
• Totaled nine kills and six blocks in a win over No. 9 Illinois (Sept. 7)
• Tallied a career high 15 kills and six blocks at No. 19 San Diego (Sept. 18)
• Hit a career high .714 (11-1-14) in a sweep over Oregon State (Oct. 4)
• Recorded 10 kills, six blocks and set a career best with six assists at No. 16 Arizona (Oct. 10)
• Finished with 12 kills on a .417 hitting percentage and six blocks at Utah (Oct. 19)
• Registered her first career double-double with 12 kills and a career high 10 blocks against No. 17 UCLA (Oct. 24)
• Hit .688 with 23 kills and just one error in sweeps at No. 21 USC (Nov. 12) and No. 18 UCLA (Nov. 13)
• Had eight kills on .467 hitting and nine blocks in her NCAA Tournament debut against CSU Bakersfield (Dec. 5)
• Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention

As a Freshman (2013)

• Redshirted her first season on The Farm

High School

• A 2013 graduate of Mirabeau B. Lamar High School in Houston, Texas
• A two-year letterwinner, only competing for her high school team as a freshman and sophomore
• Team advanced to district playoffs in 2009 and 2010
• Earned all-district honors as a freshman and sophomore

Club Competition

• Played for Southwest Junior
• Captained her team during her senior year
• Team qualified for Junior Nationals in 2011 and 2013

National Team Experience

• Member of the bronze medal winning squad at the NORCECA Championships in Managua, Nicaragua in 2012
• Won gold at the High Performance Championships in Des Moines, Iowa in 2012
• Also played on the 2013 U.S. Junior National Team which competed at the Junior World Championships in Brno, Czech Republic in 2013

Personal

• Daughter of Michael Lutz and Lisa Gertsch, who both graduated from Stanford in 1984
• Has an older brother, Karsten, who was a member of the Stanford men’s rowing team
• Undecided on her major, but thinking about geology, Earth sciences or chemistry
• Hobbies include skiing, reading and traveling
• Born in Dallas, Texas
• Full name is Merete Suzanne Gertsch Lutz

Career Statistics

Season S K KPS E TA PCT A APS SA SE SAPS RE D DPS BS BA TOT BPS BE PTS
2014 120 304 2.53 50 576 .441 48 0.40 0 2 0.00 1 12 0.10 21 122 143 1.19 12 386.0
2015 104 335 3.22 72 678 .388 1 0.01 0 0 0.00 2 20 0.19 21 108 129 1.24 8 410.0
Totals 224 639 2.85 122 1254 .412 49 0.22 0 2 0.00 3 32 0.14 42 230 272 1.21 20 796.0

 

Career Highs

Kills 20, at Arizona (9/30/15)
Attempts 45, at Duke (9/11/15)
Aces None
Digs 3, vs. Colorado (11/22/14)
Assists 6, at Arizona (10/10/14)
Blocks 10, vs. UCLA (10/24/14)
Hitting Percentage .714, 2X, last at UCLA (11/13/14)
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