2003 Senior Season
In her final season, Toni Anderson proved why she was one of the nation's premier setters, leading USC to the 2003 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP... She started and shared setting duties in every match since her freshman year, running the Trojans' 6-2 offense... In four years she never missed a match... This season she started all 35 matches and even served as the primary setter (in a 5-1) for seven matches... Most amazing is that despite splitting sets throughout the four years, Anderson still completed her career as USC's second all-time leading setter with 3,825 career assists... She also ranks fifth among USC's leaders in career assists per game (8.96 apg)... By running a balanced attack, Anderson aided USC to a .340 attack percentage in 2003 (ranked second in the NCAA) and averaged 10.73 assists (fifth in the Pac-10), 0.19 service aces, 2.02 digs, 0.16 blocks and 0.50 points per game... For the first time in her career, Anderson was named to the All-Pac-10 first team, AVCA All-Pacific Region honorable mention team and College Sports Television All-America first team, in addition to earning academic accolades such as Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention and CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII honorable mention... She had a career-high performance against Stanford on Nov. 14 with 66 assists... She also set a career-high with 17 digs at California on Oct. 18... Early in the season she was named to the USC-Holiday Inns All-Tournament team after averaging 10.9 assists in three matches against Ball State (Aug. 29), South Carolina (Aug. 30) and Northern Iowa (Aug. 30)... Tied her career-best with three kills in the NCAA Semifinal match versus Minnesota on Dec. 18... Trained with the USA A2 Women?s National Team in Lake Placid, N.Y., during the summer of 2003.
2002 Junior Season
Anderson helped lead USC to the 2002 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP as the starting setter in a 6-2 system... Started all 32 matches... Averaged 8.42 assists, 0.16 service aces, 1.96 digs and 0.23 points per game... Led the team in assists and ranked ninth in the Pac-10... She and setter Tracy Lindquist finished second nationally and tops in the Pac-10 with a 16.29 assists per game average... Named All-Pac-10 honorable mention... Had her best performance of the season when she led the Women of Troy to a five-game victory at Stanford (Oct. 4) with a season-high 46 assists and two blocks... Throughout the NCAA Championships, she averaged 7.75 assists per game and 1.95 digs, including a tournament-best 35 assists against Stanford for the title... Named Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention and a USC Marks Scholar-Athlete.
2001 Sophomore Season
Anderson played in all 29 matches and 100 games as the primary starting setter for the Women of Troy... Led the team and finished the season ranked fourth in the Pac-10 with an 8.43 assists per game average... Combined with the efforts of teammate Tracy Lindquist, the Trojans led the Pac-10 in team assists (15.77)... Anderson also averaged 2.18 digs, 0.22 aces, 0.14 kills and 0.40 points per game... At the start of the season, she averaged 7.9 assists per game at the UCI Marriott Sunset Showcase (Sept. 1-2) and tied a career high with 15 digs against Wisconsin (Sept. 2)... Posted a career-high 54 assists at UCLA (Oct. 19) in addition to 12 digs and one kill... Against Washington (Nov. 2) she tied a personal best with three kills and a .500 attack percentage, then duplicated her efforts the following night against Washington State (Nov. 3) with three kills and a .500 attack percentage in addition to 45 assists and 13 digs... Played the entire match (career first) against Oregon (Nov. 16) and tallied 51 assists, three aces (tying career high), six digs and a career-high three blocks... Recorded a career high three aces in three matches against Washington State (Nov. 3), Cal (Nov. 9) and Oregon (Nov. 16)... Named to the Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team... A USC Marks Scholar-Athlete.
2000 Freshman Season
Anderson shared the setting duties with Tracy Lindquist in a 6-2 system... She played in all 32 matches and started in 26... One of two players to play in all 107 games... Led the team and finished ninth in the Pac-10 with 8.11 assists per game... Honored as All-Pac-10 honorable mention and named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team... Also averaged 2.06 digs and 0.20 aces per outing... Made her collegiate debut against Texas (Sept. 1) and her first start against Arkansas (Sept. 2)... Contributed a season-high 50 assists against Notre Dame (Nov. 24)... Added doubles figures in digs in six matches, including a season-best 15 against Florida (Dec. 7) in the NCAA Regional Final... Also posted three kills off of three attacks (1.000) against the Gators... Averaged 9.2 assists in the first two rounds of the NCAAs, including a season-high two blocks against Cal Poly (Dec. 2)... Added another two blocks against Wisconsin in the Final Four (Dec. 14)... During the summer following her freshman season (2001), she helped the U.S.A. Junior National Volleyball Team qualify for the World Championships with a third-place finish at the Intercontinental Qualification Tournament in Monterrey, Mexico as the starting setter... Voted the tournament?s ?Outstanding Setter?.
Anderson is a 2000 graduate of Esperanza High in Anaheim, Calif... A four-year setter for the varsity squad... Named to the 2000 Volleyball Fab 50 and earned Paul Mitchell Prep All-American accolades... Led her team to the Sunset League championship as a senior and was honored as the league co-MVP... Also named to the All-CIF first team in 1999... A two-time all-league selection as a junior and senior... Played club volleyball with Asics Nova for seven years under head coaches Sally and Gerry Gregory... The team earned Junior Olympic medals in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1999... Was named to the Junior Olympic all-tournament team in 1999... Selected for the 2000 Junior National Team... Served as an alternate on the 1999 Youth National Team... Academically she was top 25 in her class, and was a member of the National Honor Society and California Scholastic Federation as a sophomore and junior.
Antonia Mara Anderson was born June 13, 1982, in Fullerton, Calif. ... The daughter of Bruce and Linda Anderson, she has two sisters, Allison and Alicia... Both her mom, Linda, and oldest sister, Allison, played volleyball at Cal State Fullerton... She has always wanted to learn how to surf and wants to travel to Italy and England... A psychology major.