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Trailblazer volleyball signs first 2019 player

BY TRAVIS DAVID

VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University Volleyball team landed its first signee for the 2019 season on Monday.

Tecumseh High School (IN) senior Breanna Metzger signed her National Letter of Intent to play for the Trailblazers starting in the fall of 2019.

Metzger is the daughter of Robert Metzger and Sarah and Andrew Horn.

The 6-foot-1-inch right-side hitter helped lead the Lady Braves to a 28-4 record this past season. Metzger accumulated 295 kills with a .303 hitting percentage and 84 total blocks. She also came up with 103 digs on the season.

VU Head Coach Gary Sien is thrilled to have Metzger on his team.

“She is a big signing for us,” Sien said. “She is one of the most well-known and heavily recruited players in southern parts of Indiana and southern Illinois. We are really excited to have her here.”

The Trailblazers coach started recruiting Metzger during her sophomore year of club volleyball and immediately knew he wanted to see her in the blue and gold VU uniform.

“She was only a sophomore and we were not really recruiting for her class yet, but she definitely shot up near the top of our list,” Sien said of the first time he saw her play.

Metzger has racked up award after award during her high school career. She’s a three-time all Indiana High School Volleyball Coaches Association (IHSVCA) selection, including being named to the first team this past season. She’s also a two-time IHSVCA South District team member, Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association All-state selection for three years and was named to the 2018 Ultra Ankle Junior Volleyball Association World Watch List.

Metzger also helped lead the Class 1A/2A South All-stars to a victory over the North All-stars for the first time in nine seasons, this year.

“She has improved in every year I have watched her play,” Sien stated. “I have never had a player on the JVA watch list, which is huge. Her ceiling is very high and she is the type of player who can help take us to the next level.”

For her career at Tecumseh, Metzger finished with 975 kills and 233 blocks. Her junior season she put away 357 kills with a staggering .465 hitting percentage.

In addition to her abilities on the court, Metzger is also a high-character person off the court. Sien talked about how gracious she was after their first contact with each other.

“She sent a letter and she said, “I hope you enjoyed your first season coaching at VU’,” Sien explained. “That just reflects well on her upbringing.”

Sien had just completed his first season at VU when the recruitment of Metzger began.

Metzger also made a tough decision this year, by switching club teams, which is also another indication of her character, according to Sien.

“She told me she does not want to be the best player on her club team, but she wants to be on a team full of great players to challenge her to be even better,” the VU coach explained. “Not many kids would do that. But she is someone who is not satisfied and wants to continue to get better. That is just another situation which tells what kind of player we are getting.”

According to Sien, Metzger will play right side for the Trailblazers but could also slide to the middle.

Original plans of being an Agribusiness Major, Metzer will be a Cosmetology Major at VU.

 

Travis David can be reached at 812-888-6831 or VUathletics@vinu.edu. Follow all Trailblazer athletics on Twitter @VUBlazersSports and on Facebook.

 

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