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#17 Merete Lutz
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'8"
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Mirabeau B. Lamar
Major: Undeclared
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As a Redshirt Freshman (2014) | Match-By-Match Statistics

• All-Pac-12 Conference
• All-Pac-12 Freshman Team
• Two-time Pac-12 Freshman of the Week (10/6 & 10/27)
• Stanford Invitational All-Tournament Team
• USD Invitatational All-Tournament Team
• Leads the Pac-12 and is fourth in the nation in hitting percentage (.447)
• Made her collegiate debut at Nebraska (8/31), appearing in one set
• Totaled nine kills and six blocks in a win over No. 9 Illinois (9/7)
• Posted 13 kills and a career high four assists against No. 20 Duke (9/12)
• Hit .692 (9-0-13) and had six blocks in a sweep over Santa Clara (9/13)
• Tallied a career high 15 kills and six blocks at No. 19 San Diego (9/18)
• Led the team with 13 kills on a .591 hitting percentage to go with four blocks in a win over No. 11 Oregon (10/3)
• Hit a career high .714 (11-1-14) in a sweep over Oregon State (10/4)
• Recorded 10 kills, six blocks and set a career best with six assists at No. 16 Arizona (10/10)
• Finished with 12 kills on a .417 hitting percentage and six blocks at Utah (10/19)
• Registered her first career double-double with 12 kills and a career high 10 blocks against No. 17 UCLA (10/24)
• Hit .688 with 23 kills and just one error in sweeps at No. 21 USC (11/12) and No. 18 UCLA (11/13)
• Had eight kills on .467 hitting and nine blocks in her NCAA Tournament debut against CSU Bakersfield (12/5)

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 116 294 2.53 47 555 .445 48 0.41 0 2 0.00 1 12 0.10 21 119 140 1.21 12 374.5

 

Career Highs

Kills 15, vs. San Diego (9/18/14)
Attempts 27, vs. USC (10/26/14)
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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