Todd Anderson ’95 Inducted 2011

Soccer

Todd   Anderson

The first player in the history of the Gustavus men's soccer program to earn All-America honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), Todd Anderson was the catalyst of Gustie squads that won MIAC Championships in 1993 and 1994 and qualified for NCAA Tournament play for the first time in the program's history. Although he did not compile gaudy statistics, Anderson was a dominating presence both on the attack and in the defensive end with his adept footwork and creative ball skills. He was a First Team All-Conference and All-West Region honoree in both his junior (1993) and senior seasons (1994), and in his senior season Anderson helped the Gusties win the MIAC Title with a record of 8-2-0 and pick up the program's first-ever win in NCAA Tournament play with a 1-0 victory over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College in the first round in San Diego. Known for his fitness and durability, Anderson started every contest of his collegiate career and helped Gustavus compile an overall record of 45-20-7, which was the best four-year record since the first four years of the program's history (39-4-5 from 1969-72).

After graduating in 1995 with majors in criminal justice and psychology, Anderson spent a few months in England to pursue his soccer career where he played for one season with Hemmel Hemsted Town FC. He then returned home and started working in the family business at Lakestate Sales Agency, a small representative firm in the food service industry. Five years later, Anderson merged the business with North Star Agency, which is located in Edina, Minnesota. He is now owner of North Star, which represents manufacturers of equipment and supplies to the food service industry. He has stayed involved in soccer serving as the head boys' coach at St. Louis Park High School for four years in the mid-90s. He is now coaching his daughters in the youth programs in Shakopee. Todd lives in Shakopee with his wife, Krista and their daughters Olivia, Amelia, and Victoria.