Anderson played soccer before taking up rugby during her freshman year of high school. She was a member of the AIG Women's Junior All-Americans from 2006-09 and won high school state championships in Colorado in 2005, 2006 and 2008. In 2008, Anderson was selected as the Colorado High School Rugby Player of the Year. During her time at Penn State, she won three collegiate national championships (2009, 2010, 2012), was named the Co-Most Valuable Player of Collegiate National Championship (2009), and was selected to the AIG Women's Collegiate All-Americans from 2009-12. Anderson is also a member of the Women's Eagles.