On Anderson: Moves from right back to center back this season ... Skilled technical player ... Great communicator and organizer of a team defense ... Great air presence will be important asset for taking care of the center defense.
2004: One of four players on the team who started in every game, and one of just two players who have started every game for the past two seasons ... Key part of a defense that allowed just 0.70 goals per game and posted 10 shutouts ... Also saw time in the midfield ... Registered two assists on the season, including one in a 4-2 victory over College of Charleston in the season opener for her first collegiate point ... Also had an assist in a 2-0 victory over Providence.
2003: Starting defender for a team that posted a Big East-best 16 shutouts and maintained a 0.46 goals-against average ... One of only five players on the squad to start in all 25 games ... Helped the Wildcats to shutout four of its six Big East regular season opponents ... Delivered a key penalty kick in the Big East semifinal game against West Virginia.
2002: Played in 13 games on the season, and made eight starts ... Saw action in two Big East contests.
St. Mary's High School: Named to Maryland All-State team during the 2001 season ... Captained a team that finished 21-2-1 and was ranked No. 1 in the state by the Washington Post and Baltimore Sun ... St. Mary's was also ranked No. 5 in the nation by the NSCAA.
Club Team and ODP Experience: Two-year member of Maryland state ODP team ... Played club soccer with the Bethesda Fury ... Helped lead that team to a USYSA national championship in 2001 and a berth in the national finals in 2002.
Personal: Born 3/10/84 ... Second of four children of Mike and Jennifer Anderson ... Siblings are Melissa (22), Elizabeth (20) and John (13) ... Melissa plays soccer at the University of Maryland ... Majoring in Marketing.