Hometown: Hull, Iowa/Lincoln, Neb.
Birth Date: Nov. 12, 1978
Joined Team: January 2000
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...Pan American Cup (Gold). 2011 - Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...NORCECA Championship (Gold). 2010 – Pan American Cup (Bronze)...Tour of Brazil...FIVB World Championship (Fourth) 2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth); FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Ninth)…Final Four Intercontinental Cup (Silver)...NORCECA Continental Championship (Fourth). 2006 – Pan American Cup (Fourth Place)…World Grand Prix (Seventh Place)…World Championships (Ninth). 2005 – Front Range Tour vs. Brazil…Pan American Cup…World Grand Prix…FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)…NORCECA Continental Championships (Gold Medal)…World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal). 2004 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver Medal)…Pan American Cup (Silver Medal)…World Grand Prix (Bronze Medal)…Olympic Games. 2003 – Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tournament…Pan American Cup (Gold Medal)…World Grand Prix (Bronze Medal)…NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold Medal)…Texas Tour…World Cup (Bronze Medal). 2002 – Japan Tour…Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tour…Utah Tour vs. Italy…World Grand Prix (sixth place)…Italy Tour…World Championships (Silver). 1999 – World University Games.
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 – Started six matches of FIVB World Grand Prix, including the last three of the Final Round helping the U.S. claim its third straight World Grand Prix title…Averaged 1.96 points and 1.46 digs with a .313 hitting efficiency for the tournament, including 13 points against Brazil in the Final Round…Started six of seven matches of the Pan American Cup, helping the U.S. to the gold medal…Averaged 4.21 points per set, which included averages of 3.67 kills and 0.46 blocks per set…Converted 50.9 percent of attacks into kills with a .416 hitting efficiency at the Pan American Cup…Scored 30 points versus Dominican Republic in the final preliminary round match at the Pan American Cup, then added 25 additional points versus Domincian Republic in the semifinal match…Concluded the season averaging 3.04 points, 2.56 kills, 1.52 digs and 0.42 blocks per set with a .379 hitting efficiency with 12 match starts and 50 sets played. 2011 – Averaged 2.93 points and 1.14 digs per set during Pan American Cup…Tallied 15 kills versus Cuba in Pan Am Cup bronze-medal match with a 68.2 kill percent and .591 hitting efficiency while adding two blocks and two aces for 19 points…Played in 10 sets with one start during the FIVB World Grand Prix in which the U.S. won the gold…Contributed 11 kills on 18 errorless attacks with three versus Peru on Aug. 21 in start of the tournament…Played in two sets at the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship recording two kills on four attempts. 2010 – Averaged 2.45 points and 2.10 digs in starting six of seven matches at Pan American Cup in which USA won the bronze medal…Tallied 10 points in sweep of Mexico on June 23…Contributed nine points and seven digs in bronze-medal win over Cuba on June 26 during Pan American Cup…Started two of four matches on Tour of Brazil averaging 1.88 points per set…Suited versus Kazakhstan during the FIVB World Championship, turning a block as part of a double-switch. 2009 – Posted a team-leading 301 points and 3.81 scoring average during the 2009 season en route to being named USA Volleyball's Women's Indoor Player of the Year…Averaged team-leading 4.65 points per set with 93 points scored at the Pan American Cup…Started six of seven matches at the Pan American Cup adding averages of 3.75 kills, 0.65 blocks, 1.60 digs and 0.25 aces per set…Scored 20 points versus Mexico on June 28, 19 points against Brazil on July 3 and 17 points against Puerto Rico on June 30 at the Pan American Cup…On the FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament –NORCECA Pool G roster, but did not play…Started final six matches and served as captain of final two preliminary weekends of FIVB World Grand Prix…Averaged team-leading 4.25 points per set at the World Grand Prix…Compiled a 37 percent kill ratio during the World Grand Prix with a .241 hitting efficiency…Scored 20 points versus Dominican Republic on Aug. 7 and 19 points versus Russia on Aug. 14…Played in just two sets versus Netherlands and scored 14 points on Aug. 8…Averaged 2.63 points per set as the USA finished with silver medal at Final Four Intercontinental Cup…Scored 13 points in four-set victory over Dominican Republic during Final Four Cup semifinals…Tallied 12 points in five-set loss to Brazil on Sept. 9 to open Final Four Cup…Added 2.81 digs per set during Final Four Cup…Contributed a team-leading 3.52 kills per set while starting all six matches of the NORCECA Continental Championship and named the tournament's Best Spiker…Scored 25 points and 10 digs with a .417 hitting efficiency against Dominican Republic on Sept. 26, followed by a 17-point match against Cuba on Sept. 27…Chalked up 16 points versus Cuba in pool play on Sept. 23. 2006 – Played at the Pan American Cup in June and July... Led the team in scoring against Peru (15), Barbados (12), Puerto Rico (27) and the Dominican Republic (12) in the Pan American Cup...Ranked sixth in the best spikers category with a .425 hitting percentage…Averaged a team-leading 4.19 points per set at the World Grand Prix and ranked third among all players in the tournament through the end of the nine-match preliminary round…Led the U.S. in scoring in four matches at the World Grand Prix, including a 27-point outburst against Korea on Sept. 2…Tallied 20 kills in four sets versus Brazil on Aug. 26…Averaged 4.25 points, 3.74 kills, 0.30 blocks and 1.33 digs per set during World Championships…Ranked fifth in total points scored at World Championships, leading all U.S. scorers…Netted 25 points, all on kills, against Kazakhstan on Oct. 31, in addition to 20 points against China on Nov. 8, 20 points versus Netherlands on Nov. 1. 2005 – Breakout year for Metcalf, who was moved into the starting lineup this year by new head coach “Jenny” Lang Ping…A powerful left-hander, Metcalf was the leading scorer for the United States in 25 of the 36 matches she competed in during the year…Played a key role as the USA Women captured the silver medal at the season-ending FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan in November…The United States finished the tournament with a record of 4-1 as it earned wins over Korea, 2004 Olympic gold medalist China, Poland and Japan along the way…Led the team in scoring in four of the five matches and finished as the tournament’s second-leading scorer with 85 points on 77 kills and eight blocks…Named the Most Valuable Player of the NORCECA Continental Championships following the Americans’ stunning five-set win over Cuba in the gold medal match on Sept. 11 that earned Team USA a trip to the upcoming Grand Champions Cup in Japan…Named the MVP and “Best Scorer” of the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (NORCECA D) in August after helping the USA qualify for next year’s World Championships…Led all players in scoring through the preliminary rounds of the World Grand Prix with 187 points on 159 kills, 24 blocks and four service aces in nine matches, leading the second-best players (Katarzyna Skowronska of Poland and Cornelia Dumler of Germany) by a whopping 62 points…Eclipsed the 30-point mark twice during the Grand Prix, was also the “Best Scorer” of this year’s Pan American Cup tournament in Santo Domingo as the United States qualified for the 2006 World Grand Prix by finishing in fourth place…Played professionally for Original Marines Arzano in Italy. 2004 – Made her first-ever Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece. She was a reserve on a team that finished tied for fifth overall after losing to Brazil in the quarterfinals…Finished third overall among all scorers at the Montreux Volley Masters with 84 points (71 kills, 10 blocks, three aces) as Team USA captured the silver medal. 2003 – Helped the United States earn a bronze medal at the 2003 World Cup and a berth in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece…Finished sixth on the team with 89 total points in 11 matches (85 kills, 3 blocks, 1 ace) as the United States went 8-3…Second on the team in total kills (373), third in total points (421) and tied for third in service aces (19)…Added 127 digs, 29 blocks and a hitting percentage of .279 in 153 sets…Played professionally for Despar Perugia in Italy. 2002 – Saw extensive action on the Japan Tour with the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Training Team…Led the Training Team in scoring (106 points) and service aces (13) and finished second in kills (83) on the exhibition tour…Earned a silver medal at the World Championships in Germany.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2001 – AVCA First-Team All-American…NCAA Today’s Top VIII Award… Big 12 Player of the Year… First-Team All-Big 12…ASICS/Volleyball Magazine First-Team All-American…Finished career in Nebraska history third for career kills (1,603), third for attacks (3,741), ninth for block assists (376), and 10th with total blocks (412). 2000 – Redshirted the 2000 season after training with National Team. 1999 – AVCA First-Team All-American…Big 12 Player of the Year… NCAA Pacific Region All-Tournament Team… Set Nebraska’s school record for kills per game (5.09) and attacks per game (12.17)…Broke the Huskers’ single-match record for kills with 39. 1998 – AVCA First-Team All-American… ASICS/Volleyball Magazine Second-Team All-American…NCAA Pacific Region All-Tournament MVP…First-Team All-Big 12. 1997 – Played in 24 matches…Averaged 1.29 kills per game…Posted season-best 10 kills with .615 hitting percentage against Baylor.
PERSONAL: Born Nancy Jean Meendering on Nov. 12, 1978, in Sioux Center, Iowa, to parents Harry and Dee Meendering…Husband’s name is Jason Metcalf (1978)…Has two sisters, Kristi Van Wyk (1982) and Barb Meendering (1975), and one brother, Eric Meendering (1984)…Graduated from University of Nebraska in December 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in advertising…Started playing club volleyball in 1991 with University of Okoboji in Spencer, Iowa…Favorite food is pizza…Favorite book is most mystery and crime books…Favorite music is Top 40…Favorite singer is Rhianna…Favorite movies are most romantic comedies…Favorite actress is Cameron Diaz… Favorite actor is Morgan Freeman…Favorite professional teams are Boston Celtics and Boston Red Sox…Hobbies are watching movies and television, reading, hanging out with friends and family…Most admired person is my dad because “he seems to handle every situation with a kind heart and patience. He has been an amazing role model of love and support.”…Happiest moment in life was “our wedding day – knowing I would be spending the rest of my life with such an amazing person.”... Nancy and Jason opened a Scooter’s Coffeehouse franchise in Lincoln, Neb…Teammates call her Moose.
What makes volleyball your favorite sport? In my hometown, our high school has had a very good program for many years, so I grew up wanting to play. Once I started playing, I loved the power of the game, and wanted to be the best!
My teammates call me…Moose
Last Updated: Dec. 5, 2012