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#21 Nina Anderson
Position: Defender
Height: 5'9"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Dallas, Texas
High School: JJ Pearce HS
Major: Sport Administration
Born: 04/27/1992
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Nina Anderson Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 11/08/2013

2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

CAREER CAPSULE
A four-year letterwinner with the Tigers from 2010-13 … Made 70 appearances with 24 starts during her four-year collegiate career in Baton Rouge … Saw action on each level of the field as a forward, left winger and left back  … Scored a total of three goals and five assists for 11 points with the Tigers … Scored one goal in each season in 2010, 2012 and 2013 … Assisted one goal in 2010 and 2012 before finishing with a career-high three assists as a senior in 2013 … Fired 49 shots with 16 shots on goal in four seasons … A standout in the classroom who received two selections to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2011 and 2012 … Also selected to the 2011 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll following her rookie season.

SENIOR SEASON (2013)
Made 18 appearances with two starts in her final season with the Tigers in 2013 … Started each of LSU’s last two games of the season at 23rd-ranked Texas A&M in its regular-season finale and against Auburn in the first round of the SEC Tournament … Saw action on the front line and on the left wing for the Tigers during her senior season … Scored one goal and dished out a career-high three assists for five points on the campaign … Scored the equalizer in the 42nd minute to draw the Tigers level at 2-2 before LSU earned a 3-2 overtime win over Mississippi State at home on Sept. 29 … Followed with an assist in LSU’s 5-3 win at Arkansas in their next match on Oct. 4 … Assisted goals in a pair of road defeats late in the SEC season as the Tigers dropped a 3-1 decision at 23rd-ranked Kentucky on Oct. 27 and a 3-2 decision at 23rd-ranked Kentucky on Oct. 31 … Tripled her previous season-high of one assist in both 2010 and 2012 … Attempted 17 shots with six shots on goal on the year … Earned her fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2012)
Started 18 of 20 matches after making the move to the defensive back line during her junior season in 2012 … Started 11 of 12 matches in SEC play … Saw action as LSU’s starting left back throughout the season … Played sparingly on the front line … Scored the second goal of her collegiate career with the third goal of the match in LSU’s historic 3-1 win at 16th-ranked Missouri in the inaugural meeting between the two programs … Also recorded her second career assist against NC State during the non-conference season … Scored three points on the season … Attempted 18 shots with six shots on goal on the offensive end … A left back who helped lead LSU’s defensive unit that surrendered 27 goals to its opponents for a 1.20 goals against average on the campaign … Also helped the Tigers record five shutouts on the season … Missed one match due to injury when the Tigers faced 23rd-ranked Tennessee in Knoxville late in the regular season … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second year in a row … Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011)
Made 12 appearances for the Tigers as a reserve forward and wing midfielder during her sophomore season in 2011 … Helped the Tigers claim their fourth SEC Western Division championship and at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament in five seasons … Also helped the Tigers earn a runner-up finish in the final SEC standings for the third time in four seasons with a 13-8-1 overall record and 8-3 mark for 24 points in league play … Saw action in her first NCAA Tournament match against No. 3 seed Texas A&M in a first-round match played in College Station … Attempted four shots on the campaign … Honored for her performance in the classroom with her first selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)
A reserve midfielder for the Tigers during her freshman season in 2010 … Played in 20 of 21 games during the campaign while making four starts as a wing midfielder … Cracked the starting 11 in the first three games of the season against South Alabama, Memphis and Wake Forest … Also earned a start on the road against Tennessee on the first weekend of SEC play … Scored one goal and recorded one assist for three points on the season … Scored her first career goal in an 8-0 shutout of South Alabama in LSU’s season opener … Credited with an assist in a dominating 6-2 win over Mississippi State … Finished the season with 10 shots and four shots on goal … Honored as a member of the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll in the spring of 2011 … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top midfielders in the country for the Class of 2010 … A four-star recruit and the No. 68-ranked player in the country by TopDrawerSoccer.com for the Class of 2010 … Ranked as the No. 26 midfielder in the country and the No. 10 player in the state of Texas by TopDrawerSoccer.com for the Class of 2010 … Was a member of the U.S. Youth National Team player pool in 2006 … Attended a national camp with the U.S. Youth National Team in 2006 … A four-year member of the Region III Olympic Development Program Team from 2006-09 … Competed internationally with the Region III ODP Team in Italy in 2008 and Portugal in 2009 … Also competed in her age group with the North Texas State ODP Team from 2004-09 … A product of one of the premier club teams in the country … Helped guide the ’92 Dallas Texans Red club team to the U.S. Youth Soccer Under-16 National Championship in 2008 under the direction of head coach Ryan Higginbotham … Wrapped up her club career by guiding the Dallas Texans to U.S. Soccer National League and Premier League titles in 2009 following a pair of runner-up finishes in 2008 … Competed with the ’92 Dallas Texans Red club team that captured North Texas State Cup titles in 2008 and 2009 … Team was also a North Texas State Cup semifinalist in 2007 … Also a member of the team that was crowned the Division I Lake Highlands Girls Classic League Grand Champions for six-straight seasons from 2004-09 … Also played for such club teams as the ’92 Southwest Gold and ’92 Sting Royal before joining the ’92 Dallas Texans Red … Helped lead the Sting Royal to the USYS Region III team title in 2007 … Guided the Sting Royal to back-to-back North Texas State Cup titles in 2006 and 2007 … Sting Royal was also crowned Region III Premier League champions in 2006 … Helped establish JJ Pearce High School as one of the top soccer teams in the state of Texas … Led her high school team to the University Interscholastic League Class 4A state title in 2009 as the team’s leading scorer … Was named the UIL Class 4A Newcomer of the Year and a first-team all-state selection for her performance … Competed for Ursuline Academy of Dallas before transferring to JJ Pearce High School … Led Ursuline Academy to back-to-back state championships in 2007 and 2008 … Also competed in track and field at JJ Pearce High School … Competed in such events as the 200-meter dash, long jump and 4x100-meter relay.

PERSONAL
Full name is Nina Maria Anderson … Born on April 27, 1992 … Parents are Eric and Maria Anderson … Has two older siblings, Bianca and David … Sister, Bianca, graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in communications … Brother, David, is currently enrolled at Texas Tech University … An active member of the student body at JJ Pearce High School … Served on the school’s dance committee during her high school career … Was also a standout in the classroom as a member of the A/B Honor Roll in high school … Pursuing her degree in sport administration with a  concentration in sport commerce.

 

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