Mereta Lutz, 28, the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2020-2021 Korean Professional Volleyball League V Women’s Championship, is leaving the court.
“It’s a bittersweet feeling to officially retire from a sport (volleyball) that has been a huge part of my life for the past 15 years,” Lutz wrote on her social media accounts on 2 February.
“I’ve had so many opportunities and experienced so much through volleyball. Competing at Stanford University and playing professionally for five years after graduation was a dream come true.” “Thank you to everyone who helped me along the way, especially all of my past teammates. If I didn’t love the people I was on the court with, I wouldn’t have played as long as I did. Thank you for making me want to go to the gym every day.”
On social media, Lutz posted 10 photos, two of which were from his time with GS Caltex.
Lutz played for GS Caltex in the V-League.
In two seasons, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, Lutz was the mainstay of the team, scoring 1,532 points and a 42.76 per cent attacking percentage in the regular season.
In the 2020-2021 season, she shared MVP honours in the championship game with Lee So-young.
After leaving GS Caltex, Lutz played for Kurobe Aquafairis in Japan and Megaballi in Italy, but was unable to establish herself as a starter.
After being released by Megaballi during the 2022-2023 season, Lutz did not find a new team and eventually retired. 토토사이트
Lutz played professionally for five years.
After retiring earlier than most, Lutz returned to the books.
With a bachelor’s degree in biology from Stanford and a master’s degree in disease epidemiology, Lutz plans to study data science at the University of British Columbia in Canada.
“I will always love volleyball, but I’m ready to move on with my life,” Lutz said. I’m off to Vancouver, Canada in the autumn to start a new chapter in my life.”