SMU Begins Competition at 7 a.m. CT On Sunday In West Windsor, N.J.
Golden Hurricane keeps Lawless Cup with win in 1V8+
2013-14 (So.): Central Oklahoma: Part of the Varsity 4+ crew (Tran, Clouse, Earland, Adams) that defeated UCO in 8:06.37 ... Lawless Cup: Part of the Varsity 4+ crew (Clouse, Neppl, Earland, Tran; 8:07.31) ... Knecht Cup: The Novice 4 crew of Metz, Neppl, Heyman, Earland, Clouse and Tran finished first in the Grand Final in a time of 8:15. 84 ... Drake: The crew of Esposito, Fletcher, Earland, Neppl and Metz took first place in the Varsity 4 race with a time of 8:03.1 ... Creighton: Part of the crew of Axene, Klein, Coutreau, and Esposito that took first place in the Varsity 4 race in a time of 8:03.37 ... Canisius: Part of the crew of Albrecht, Conley, Severson and Moore that took first place in the Varsity 4 race in a time of 7:51. 35 ... Head of the Colorado: Helped lead a novice 4+ crew (Severson, Daly, Courteau, Klein; 20:43.9) to a second place finish.
PREP: Attended Fayetteville-Manlius High School in Fayetteville, N.Y....Three-year letterwinner for head coach Robert Garofalo...Won the SRAA National Championship in the junior 4+ in 2011...Finished third in the New York state championships in the 2nd Varsity 8+ in 2010 and again as a member of the JR4+ in 2011...Played the flute in an All-State competition.
PERSONAL: Full name is Nikole Lynn Metz...Born March 22, 1994 in Syracuse, N.Y....Daughter of Peter and Donna Metz...Has three siblings, Andrew, Robert and Kevin...Mother, Donna, played field hockey...Majoring in applied physiology and sports management with minors in sociology and math...Has raced against the Canadian National Team...Has a travel pillow she keeps every plane ticket in...Doesn't leave home without her phone...Likes to go target shooting.