A to Z with Susanne Anderson

Santa Fe junior midfielder Susanne Anderson helped the Raiders advance to the regional quarterfinals last season with five goals and five assists in her team's six final games.

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Published: Friday, December 13, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 9:18 p.m.

SCHOOL: Santa Fe

YEAR: Junior

POSITION: Center midfielder


HEIGHT: 5-foot-5

Area girls soccer player I would pay to watch play: Probably (Buchholz junior defender) Lexie Messick because we grew up together and I think she's a really good player.

Best movie I've ever seen? “Forrest Gump.”

Coach Ken Murphy's best words of advice for me? Just look up. That's all he ever tells me.

Day of the game, I do what to prepare myself: We all joke around and dance and stretch and sing some country songs or whatever is on our warmup CD. We don't really know the words, but we act like we do.

Easiest class or part of the school day: Math. Pre-calculus.

Forwards Jordyn Register (35 goals in 2012-13) and Taylor Martin (30 goals) make a great scoring combination with me because … We have good chemistry between each other, so we kind of know whenever one person goes this way then we're going to go the other way.

Gators women's soccer is … I love the Gator women's soccer team. I go to all their games.

Header or kick for a goal: Header because no one ever does that.

Interesting thing about me away from soccer: I sing in the shower, and if I didn't play soccer, I'd probably be a bum and I'd watch TV all the time.

Joker on the team: Probably me or Annie Wanzenberg. We just get quotes from our favorite movies and impersonate them.

Key to extending the Raiders' streak of six regional playoffs appearances this season: We're going to beat Keystone (Heights). They're our biggest rival, so if we beat them, we'll get to skip (Ocala) Trinity Catholic. That would be nice not having to play them.

Note: Trinity Catholic beat Santa Fe, 8-0, in the regional quarterfinals last season en route to the Celtics' first Class 1A state title.

Least favorite Santa Fe soccer moment: When I wiff the ball. That's always embarrassing.

Messi or Ronaldo? Messi. I just like him more. Everyone likes Ronaldo because they think he's attractive.

New Year's resolution? Not being lazy. I'm pretty lazy, just with school stuff.

One person in my life who inspires me most: My (club) coach, Brian (Giunta). He came and he coached us and then we found out my mom used to babysit him when he was little. His mom is my grandma's best friend, and we didn't even know that. So we're really close, and I babysit his kids now.

Preferred brand of soccer cleats: Adidas AdiPure.

Quiet-time activity: Watch TV.

Response to people who dislike soccer or say it is boring to watch: I guess that's OK, because everyone has their own interests.

Soccer player I grew up watching and wanted to be like? Abby Wambach because she went to UF. And my other coach, Katie Johnston, went to UF too and she coached us for a couple years.

Toughest part of recovering from a torn ACL in April of last year: It was really long because you think that you can do things and then people tell you that you're not allowed to. You don't want to risk it and do it anyways and have to start all over.

Note: Anderson returned to the team in January and finished with five goals and five assists in Santa Fe's final six games.

Universities or colleges considering: I'd like to play somewhere, but I'd rather play at a D-II college because I think it's more personable and more fun.

Vacation spot I love: I want to go to New York, because I got to see my man Jimmy Fallon.

What I would like to study in college: I want to be a physical therapist or an orthopedic doctor.

Xbox, PlayStation or Wii? I don't really play video games, because I'm not good at all. But I'd probably play Wii just because it's easier.

Year I was born: 1996.

Zoo animal I like most: A monkey.

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