MEGAN Titmus isn't one to seek the spotlight.
But the former Terang Mortlake netballer's feats remain fresh in the minds of Hampden league netball fans.
The 300-gamer topped a The Standard survey asking supporters to pick their best player of the past 20 years.
Titmus, at the time this article was written, had received 23 votes across both the survey and Facebook comments section.
Koroit's Jacqui Bowman (13) and Kate Dobson (12), Camperdown's Tracey Baker (11), Warrnambool's Emma Beks (10) and Port Fairy's Nicole Dwyer (10) were also recognised for their achievements.
Titmus, now 48 and enjoying a new sporting career path as part of Port Fairy's surf boat rowing team, said she shied away from the spotlight.
"I appreciate those who voted but a lot of it is really subjective, as in who votes and who it reaches and doesn't reach," she said.
Titmus, a premiership-winning coach at Warrnambool and District league club Panmure and Hampden league side Port Fairy, said she played against high-quality players during her lengthy career.
"All those girls (who polled) are fantastic netballers - how do you put a label on it," she said.
MORE POLL RESULTS:
The Warrnambool-based Titmus said Blues goal attack Beks was "awed by all" and was one her top picks.
"My netball goes back further than 20 years ago too so there's also people beyond that I would put in there as well," she said.
"How do you match one player against the other in different eras as well. I guess it's something everyone can talk about and everyone has their own opinions."
Titmus' career started in Camperdown but she spent the bulk of her playing days at Terang Mortlake, joining the club in the early 1990s before finishing in blue and red in 2012.
She swapped to Panmure the following year, keen to play with best friend Mandy van Rooy. Her career as a Bulldog lasted five games before she did her knee.
But Titmus coached Panmure to a flag in 2014.
"I never said the 'r' word. But I never got back to netball after doing my ACL," Titmus recalled.
"I've tried to play a few games with my daughter (Georgia McKenzie) since but the old body doesn't hold up to what the mind wants it to do."
Long-time Hampden league committee member Pam Davis said Titmus was her number one pick with Jess O'Connor, who finished her career at Koroit, a close second.
"There was not much between them," she said.
"If you were picking a side, I'd have Jess as goal keeper and Megs as goal defence.
"Jess' last two or three years were sensational."
Davis said Titmus' longevity was a testament to her determination.
"I watched a fair bit of Megan play early days when I first came down here - great player," she said.
"I was lucky to coach her in country cup as well, a lot of that region stuff before the footy and netball was quite as big as it is now, and she was a standout in that too."
Davis said Titmus had a presence on court.
"She was very tough, read the play really well and was very attacking for a goal defence," she said.
"She was just strong. Even though she wasn't as tall as some of the others, she was one of those people you'd pick first off."
Davis said Bowman "was an unbelievable player" and Beks was "beautiful to watch and glided around the court".
"Jacqui was the general in a lot of ways, she ran that midcourt, was smart and her passing into any goalie was a delight to watch," she said.
South Warrnambool recruit Annie Blackburn was Davis' pick of the current-day group, saying she could "turn a game".
Have you signed up to The Standard's daily newsletter and breaking news emails? You can register below and make sure you are up to date with everything that's happening in the south-west.