#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)
Release: 11/08/2013

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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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