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Anna Anderson

Posted at: 01/09/2013 10:43 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Anna Anderson made the switch to defense just this year for the Albert Lea girls hockey team.

"The switch really helped our hockey team, and it was an unselfish move on her part," said head coach Paul Willett.

But a new position hasn't stopped her from standing out.

"She's been pretty quick to catch on, she's an unbelievable natural athlete and a very coach-able kid," Willett said. "She's one of the outstanding defenseman in the state of Minnesota, she leads our team in scoring with 20 goals and 13 assists, and she's one of the top five defenseman in scoring in the state."

Anderson has made an impact on the Tigers team since she started playing for them as an 8th grader. Now a junior, she is on her way to achieving some of her biggest goals.

"I want to help my team get to state, and to play college hockey. That's my biggest goal," said the Tigers' captain.

A lot of Anna's success comes because of her attitude.

"She's a competitor. That's the one word that comes to mind when I think of Anna is competitor. She works hard every single day in practice, probably the hardest worker on the hockey team, and she absolutely loves to compete," said Willett.

"Like coach said, probably a competitor, I like to go out and compete and I love to win. Losing's just not an option," said Anderson.