Posted at: 09/05/2012 10:38 PM
Updated at: 09/05/2012 11:10 PM
(ABC 6 NEWS) -- You might have called it the opposite of love at first sight when Audra Durhman first played volleyball back in seventh grade.
"I didn't really like it back then, but I started to grow to like it," Durhman said.
"Audra initially didn't even play ninth grade year, so as a sophomore she was one of those players that really started developing, and by last year, she really worked hard all summer long," Grand Meadow coach Mike Keefe said.
Her time in the gym paid off quickly.
In the Superlarks first match of the season, Durhman had 10 kills in a win over Randolph.
"A lot of times other teams will see her and they're not really all that worried. They look at our middles and see the height there, but for a girl that's not that tall, she can hit the ball way up there," Keefe said.
The senior has worked to become a complete player though, and Keefe says her defense has improved drastically.
"I'm mostly thinking about back row, because my hitting he said did good last year, but I've been improving my whole game," Durhman said.
"Last year was just an offensive year for her, but this year, she really became an all-around player," Keefe said.
Something Durhman wouldn't have imagined in seventh grade.
"No, not at all," Durhman said.