Stein Metzger’s dedication to volleyball began at a young age and went beyond the walls of the gym. In middle school, he would get involved with Punahou’s volleyball program in any way he could, be it shagging balls or playing pepper.
When he finally got his chance, he led the Buff ’n Blue to state titles in his junior and senior years, earning state Player of the Year honors both seasons.
Metzger won three National Championships with UCLA, earning AVCA First-Team All-America and ASICS/Volleyball Magazine All-America honors, while earning AVCA Co-Player of the Year as a senior.
As he did with every other opportunity placed before him, Metzger embraced and excelled when he transitioned to beach volleyball. He made his Olympic debut in Athens in 2004, placing fifth. He found success on the AVP Tour, winning 16 national and two International Open championships, including twice at the prestigious Manhattan Beach. There, he partnered with Punahou teammate Mike Lambert ’92, advancing to the semifinals in 14 of 15 team events, winning five times.
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