Honors and Awards
2001 - Senior Season and Career Wrapup
As a senior, Metcalf became just the second three-time AVCA First-Team All-American in school history. She was also honored as an NCAA Top Eight Award winner, a two-time Big 12 Player of the Year, a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American, the 2001 Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year, a two-time NCAA Regional MVP and a three-time first-team All-Big 12 honoree.
Metcalf finished her career with 1,603 kills and 412 blocks, joining U.S. National Team captain Allison Weston as the only two players in program history to rank among the NU top 10 in career kills and career blocks. The Hull, Iowa, native is the only Husker to record six 30-kill matches in a career. She owns or shares 13 school records.
As as senior, Metcalf led the Huskers in kills per game (4.29), digs per game (3.06) and service aces (44) and double-doubles (15), and she averaged 4.59 kills per game and 3.33 digs per game against ranked teams. Metcalf recorded double-figure kill totals in 29 of NU’s 32 matches and double-figure dig totals in 16 contests.
During the Huskers’ run to the NCAA Final Four, Metcalf earned NCAA Tournament Regional MVP honors after posting 25 kills, 14 digs and seven service aces against Florida Dec. 8 in the regional final. She tied a single-match school record with seven service aces against the Gators.
1999 - Junior Season
She became just the eighth player in Nebraska volleyball history to earn two first-team All-America certificates after also earning first-team honors as a sophomore. She was the 19th volleyball player in school history to earn GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.
Metcalf set school records for kills per game (5.09) and attacks per game (12.17). She also broke the school’s single-match school record with 39 kills in a losing effort to Kansas State.
She finished the season with a .303 hitting percentage and a team-high 153 total blocks. Her 580 kills were the second-best single-season total, 31 shy of Lisa Reitsma’s single-season record set in 1996.
A unanimous first-team All-Big 12 selection, Metcalf ranked second in the league in kills per game (18th nationally) and third in total blocks.
Metcalf reached the 1,000 career kill milestone against Colorado on Nov. 10. She reached the 1,000 kill mark in 238 games, breaking Allison Weston’s school record of 1,000 kills through 258 games. The mark was especially impressive considering Metcalf’s reserve role as a freshman. She had just 46 kills in her first 44 games, giving her 1,008 kills in her next 205 games (4.92 per game as a starter), a mark that would rank fourth-fastest in NCAA history.
1998 - Sophomore Season
During that stretch, she displayed one of the best postseason performances in Husker history. In Nebraska’s four-game win over Utah in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, she tallied 33 kills on 66 attacks with just one hitting error (.485 hitting percentage). Her 33 kills ranked as the seventh-best single-match performance and the second-best in NU postseason play. In the following match against Pepperdine in the regional semifinals, Metcalf became the first Husker to record 30 kills in back-to-back matches with a match-high 32 kills against the visiting Waves.
1997 - Freshman Season