Metzger Was Named To The All-Tournament Team With A Match-High 27 Digs.
Bessler Joins Smith Sisters On First Team.
The Musketeers And Bluejays Will Meet In Second Semifinal Match On Friday.
Bessler Tallied A Team-Best 18 Kills For Musketeers.
Alex Blair Contributes Big With Nine Blocks.
Xavier volleyball head coach Mike Johnson has a nickname for nearly everyone, especially his players. Some of the players have multiple nicknames, some of them have changed over the years. Mike and several of his players took the time to speak with GoXavier regarding the nicknames, including how some of the nicknames were earned and how they related to the FBI.
GoXavier.com sat down with Xavier volleyball head coach Mike Johnson to discuss the team's success during the 2012 campaign and take a look ahead at the 2013 season.
XU vs. DU 9/30/11
Xavier 3, Saint Louis 0 Senior Day Oct. 31, 2010 Photos by Doug Cochran
Xavier hosts Fordham Oct. 1, 2010 Photos by Doug Cochran
2013 All-BIG EAST Second Team
2013: Played all 121 sets in Xavier's 32 matches on her way to earning All-BIG EAST Second Team honors ... Finished the season with 140 block assists, ranking second in program history ... Averaged 1.30 b/s in all games (43rd Nationally, 3rd BIG EAST) and 1.50 b/s in BIG EAST only matches, which led the conference ... Posted 11 kills against Fresno State and 10 kills versus both UC Irvine and American in the UC Irvine Invitational ... Had five kills and nine blocks against crosstown-rival UC, a block total that ranks 10th all-time at XU ... Posted 10 blocks (all assisted) against Seton Hall, with the double-digit effort tying Xavier's record for total blocks and assisted blocks in a match ... Registered 11 kills, six blocks in first meeting with Marquette ... In road wins at Georgetown and Villanova, combined for 21 kills, 12 blocks and a .545 hitting percentages ... Her nine blocks versus Georgetown tied for 10th all-time at XU ... In second match against Marquette, recorded 11 kills and five blocks.
2012: Named to the Atlantic 10 Championship All-Tournament Team ... Saw action in 77 sets throughout 22 matches ... Registered 134 kills, 68 blocks and 23 aces ... Averaged .30 aces per set, ranking sixth in the A-10 ... Against top-seed and 12th-ranked Dayton in the finals of the A-10 Championships, registered 10 kills and six blocks ... In semifinals of A-10 Championships versus VCU, registered nine kills and seven blocks ... In regular-season finale at Ball State, recorded nine kills and seven blocks ... Put down 10 kills versus No. 12 Dayton at the Cintas Center ... Had a nine-kill, five-block effort against Duquesne ... At No. 18 Dayton, notched nine kills and two solo blocks ... Posted a season-high 13 kills and five blocks against Ole Miss.
2011 ... saw action in 19 matches in her first season as a Musketeer, getting the starting nod in 11 of those matches ... had a career-high 13 kills against Wake Forest on Sep. 10 ... knocked a career-best six service aces against Central Arkansas ... had three digs on four occasions throughout the season ... recorded a solo block twice and had five assisted blocks twice.
2010 ... Redshirted her freshman year.
High School ... helped lead Dublin Coffman to the Ohio state finals and a No. 6 national ranking after the Rocks put together an undefeated 2009 regular season mark. She was named to the 2009 AVCA Under Armour High School Girls Honorable Mention All-America roster in addition to being named to the All-Ohio Second Team, First Team All-District and First Team All-OCC following her senior season ... in 2008, Dublin Coffman posted a 23-1 mark en route to an OCC and district title before losing in the regional semifinals ... played club ball for Columbus Volleyball Academy 17's in 2008 and New Wave 17's in 2001.
Personal ...born June 8, 1992 ... Majoring in Environmental Science ... daughter of Mary and Doug Blair ... has a younger sister.