Metzger Inducted into UCLA Hall of Fame

Oct. 27, 2009, 6:08 p.m. (ET)

B.J. Hoeptner Evans
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 27, 2009) – U.S. beach volleyball player Stein Metzger was one of eight athletes inducted into UCLA’s Athletics Hall of Fame on Oct. 9.

Metzger (Honolulu, Hawaii) and the other athletes were also introduced during halftime of the UCLA-Oregon football game on Oct. 10 at the Rose Bowl.

Metzger was a standout setter on the UCLA volleyball team from 1993-96.

During Metzger’s career, the Bruins captured four conference titles and three NCAA titles (93-95-96) with Metzger starting on two of those national championship teams and being named NCAA All-Tournament both years.

Metzger ranks second on the UCLA all-time list in set assists with 5,158, and has two of the top five UCLA single-season marks in set assists. Metzger was named first-team all-conference in 1996 and AVCA 1st Team All-American in 1995 and 1996.

In 1996, he was also honored as conference Player-of-the-Year and the AVCA National Co-Player-of-the-Year.

Metzger made his pro beach volleyball debut on the AVP tour in 1996 and has gone on to win 16 titles along with two international victories. He won bronze at the 2001 Goodwill Games and silver at the 2003 FIVB World Championships.

Metzger was also a 2004 Olympian in Beach Volleyball where he and partner Dax Holdren finished fifth.

Read the UCLA press release.

Other men’s volleyball players in the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame

Kirk Kilgour (inducted in 1984)
Ernie Suwara (1989)
Sinjin Smith (1991)
Karch Kiraly (1993)
Larry Rundle (1994)
Ricci Luyties (1995)
Doug Partie (1997)
Steve Salmons (2000)
Ozzie Volstad (2001)
Denny Cline (2002)
Al Scates (2003)
Mike O’Hara (2005)
Jeff Nygaard (2007)