Torz represented England for the first time at the 2011 FIL U19 World Championship in Hannover, Germany. She was also selected for the 2012 European Championships squad that won gold in Amsterdam. At the age of 19, she was selected as a reserve for the 2013 World Cup and since then won a further gold medal with Team England at the 2015 European Championships in Nymburk, Czech Republic.
– 2011 FIL U19 World Championships (Hannover, Germany)
– 2012 ELF European Championships (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
– 2015 ELF European Championships (Nymburk, Czech Republic)
Club/School/College/County (Territorial) Experience
A member of Oxton Lacrosse Club, Torz Anderson has been part of a team that has won the European Club Championships four times, winning MVP of the tournament in 2014. She has also represented North at both junior and senior levels and currently plays in both the SEWLA for Putney and in the Women’s Super League.
Getting to know Torz. . .
Q: At what age did you begin to play lacrosse?
A: 12 years old
Q: What are you most looking forward to at RWLC17?
A: I’m looking forward to all of the games at the RWLC17, however I have to say the game against Australia is a really exciting prospect for me. I think for a long time England and Australia have been extremely competitive, playing in pretty similar ways so it will be a good match up. Especially after we tour there this summer and play a 3-day test series against them.
Q: What’s your proudest Lacrosse moment?
A: I have 2-1 is when I received my first ever full England cap and I was standing with my arms around my teammates singing the National Anthem for the first time. The 2nd, on a more personal note, was being top goal scorer in the European Championship final in 2015- it was a fantastic team effort but it’s always great to personally feel like you pulled your weight too. 🙂
Q: Do you have any pre-game rituals/superstitions?
A: I always warm up with shoes on the wrong feet and have to change them right before we play.
Q: What’s your “Weapon of Choice” favourite lacrosse stick?
A: STX Crux i
Q: What is your favourite quote?
A: “Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard’
Q: What is your favourite food (s)?
A: I love protein pancakes for a healthy (ish) breakfast but I can never say no to chocolate…
Q: What is your favourite music/band (s)?
A: I love any cheesy pop… can’t say no to a bit of One Direction or Taylor Swift! Always a good to get you through those tough treadmill sprint sessions!
Q: Who is your favourite sports hero (s)?
A: Dame Kelly Holmes- her journey to becoming double Olympic Champion is incredible and very inspiring.
Q: What is your favourite movie (s)?
A: I love Chariots of Fire, but I like to treat myself to a cheesy chick flick like Mean Girls or the Holiday every now and again
Q: What is your favourite TV show (s)?
A: I’m obsessed with sharks and whales… so any David Attenborough documentary about the sea is always going to go down well. I do also enjoy quiz shows like the Chase or Pointless- I enjoy testing my useless knowledge at times!
Interesting fact… I used to do High Jump for England before switching to lacrosse as my main sport.