Viking in the Spotlight: Softball Player Paige Metz


Freshman Infielder Paige Metz

Hometown: Langhorne, PA
High School: Neshaminy

West Windsor, N.J. – Paige Metz might only be a freshman on Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC) softball team, but she is quickly rising through the leadership ranks. Though the Lady Vikings’ roster tilts heavily towards first-year players—10 of 14 to be exact—Metz has emerged as one of the team’s trailblazers.

“Paige has been one of our best players since day one,” said MCCC softball Head Coach Ryan Zegarski. “She might not be the loudest player on our team, but she leads by example every day.”

The example Metz sets is bookmarked by her willingness to adapt to the team’s needs. After injuries and other complications changed Mercer’s roster, Metz stepped out from behind home plate as catcher to fill in as a middle infielder.

Through 22 games, Metz is fifth in NJCAA Division 2 in triples with four on the season. She boasts Mercer’s best batting average at .405 and has even made an appearance on the mound, pitching two innings against Delaware Tech on March 30.

“Her willingness to play out of position has kept us competitive and has helped the rest of the team really start to look up to her,” Zegarski added.  

Mercer Softball will be back in action at home on Tuesday, April 2, for a double header against Brookdale Community College.

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