Hello, my name is Audrey Pender and I am going into 11th grade at Shiloh Christian School. I am currently in my 6th year of club volleyball, all of which I've played at Ozark Juniors, out of Fayetteville, Arkansas. When I first started to play volleyball, I was a middle, but I'm currently transitioning to play right side, even though I have to step back into the middle from time to time for both school and club volleyball. Outside of volleyball, I play the piano (I've played for 11 years), I love to read, and I also play both soccer and basketball for my high school team.
Due to being surrounded by sports as a child, I truly learned to love and appreciate all sports, not just volleyball. I started playing volleyball at the age of eight, and, since then, my admiration for volleyball has grown exponentially. I approach the game of volleyball the same way I do academics, striving for excellence and discipline both on the court and in the classroom. My passion for volleyball stems from the companionship you can't recreate with your team members, who turn into lifelong friends, and the opportunities volleyball gives you for a physical and emotional outlet. When I have a particularly rough day, volleyball practice tends to turn around my mood and get me back on the right track. I pride myself on my dedication to the sport and my team, trying to never miss practice unless for an utmost emergent situation. Furthermore, I pride myself on my leadership and work ethic, on and off the court. This is demonstrated in my lifestyle by working out four plus times a week outside of volleyball practice. I have always been a leader on the court, and I am always getting better at being a leader off the court by being a friend to everyone. I look forward to my college education and I plan to pursue a degree in history, with a focus on going into law school later in life.