Legendary Delco Women’s Sports Exhibit Athlete of the Week–“The Anderson Sisters”
The Anderson Sisters
Pictured above, from left to right, are sisters Sarah, Taylor, Courtney and Emily, who are all graduates of Marple Newtown High School where each of them played several varsity sports. However, their true passion was for curling and they are the only women’s curling team completely made up of sisters to ever qualify for the Women’s National Curling Championships. They placed sixth at the 2014 championships held at Iceworks in Aston. All the girls qualified for Junior Nationals three times with the best result coming in 2014 when Sarah and Taylor won the silver medal (as did their eldest sister, Larissa, in 2000). Both Courtney and Emily’s junior team, as well as Sarah and Taylor’s junior team, were voted by their peers at Junior Nationals as the team best demonstrating the “spirit of curling”. Sarah and Taylor represented the USA at the first Winter Youth Olympic Games, which were held in Innsbruck, Austria, where their curling team went undefeated for the seven games in their round robin pool before losing in the quarter-finals. While still just in high school, Sarah was selected as the alternate for the USA Women’s team, which placed fourth at the 2013 World Championships in Latvia and she was also selected as the second alternate for the USA 2014 Women’s Olympic Curling Team.