STANFORD — Merete Lutz is not ready to say goodbye, not by a long shot. Or is she?

The fifth-year senior on the Stanford women’s volleyball team will bid adieu to Maples Pavilion after this weekend’s NCAA Regional, her time on The Farm nearly over.

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“You think about it a lot as a senior — I mean, there’s a whole night dedicated to it,” said Lutz, referring to the regular-season finale two weeks ago, when she was the only player honored on senior night. “I know it’s not going to be the last time ever seeing Maples, but still it’s crazy to think that it’s all winding down. But after five years I’ve probably had enough time.”

The 23-year-old already earned her degree in human biology, with a concentration of environmental change and the ecology of infectious disease.

Lutz witnessed teammate Inky Ajanaku go through the process last year, after she missed a year rehabbing a knee injury.

“At that point, I think you’re kind of ready to move on,” Lutz said. “Being a fifth year is kind of strange. Your class, your friends outside of the team, have already kind of moved on and you’re still at Stanford doing your masters program or whatever. So I think she was really ready to leave and I’m starting to feel like it’s time for the next step. But, still, it will be a …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


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