Bloomfield Hills Lahser High School's Margaret Metzger is already making impressions at the University of Michigan, and she hasn't spent a single day as a student in Ann Arbor.
The standout lacrosse midfielder signed a letter of intent with Michigan in November to become part of the school's first-ever lacrosse team next year. And she recently earned high praise from her future coach on Mgoblue.com.
"Margaret is an extremely versatile midfielder with a confidence that boosts her potential to be a true impact player," Coach Jennifer Ulehla said. "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."
The comments were recently featured on Mgoblue.com's Student-Athlete Spotlight. The piece mentions that Metzger, the team captain, earned all-OAA in her junior season, when she tallied 74 goals and 26 assists in 16 games for the Knights. She also earned First-Team All State honors from the Michigan Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (MWLCA).
Metzger relayed her attraction to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and lacrosse, in general, in the article.
"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," she told Mgoblue.com. "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."
Metzger also brings the same intensity off the field to her studies. The honor-roll student carries a 4.0 grade-point average, is a National Honor Society member, and is student council vice president.
The multi-sport star (three-time varsity letterwinner in volleyball — 2010, '11, '12) also likes variety. She told U-M's official athletic program website that her favorite athlete is tennis star Rafael Nadal, and that her favorite sports are volleyball (to play) and college football (to watch).