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Elizabeth May

Posted at: 10/18/2012 6:32 PM
Updated at: 10/24/2012 6:33 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- It's been a season of change for Elizabeth May.

The Southland senior is used to being in the middle - as a middle hitter - but this season, she was asked to switch to setter.

"I haven't set since my sophomore year, and coming back this year and having to set again, it was a big change," May said.

"She didn't want to, but she stepped up and did it," Southland coach Angie Smith said. "She's willing to do anything you ask of her."

It took some time to adjust, but May has put up some impressive numbers this season. Last week against Kingsland, she had seven kills, 15 digs and nine set assists.

"She was voted senior captain, so the girls look up to her and respect her," Smith said. "She's very consistent, too. You know what you're going to get night after night."

"I've been practicing really hard to make myself a lot better this year and help out the team," May said.

But the season hasn't come without some pain.

Last month, May's oldest sister Ashton was killed in a car accident.

"I feel like with everything that happened, it's just motivated me even more," Elizabeth said. "I know that she's there when I play, and that helps me a lot. I hear her in the back of my head. If I mess up or do something really well, I hear her tell me what I need to do to make myself better."