Mark Alan Walder was part of Canada’s fifth place finish at the 2011 Pan Am Games in Guadalajara. He scored 11 goals on 32 shots in almost 120 minutes of playing time. Growing up in Switzerland, he made it is goal to be part of the Canadian national team, once he realized that it existed, so that he could better show the sport to Canada. Walder currently plays for German club HSG Nord NF, but has played with various teams in Switzerland, Spain and Germany. He won a Swiss U17 title as well as two Spanish titles with Ademar León’s juvenile team.
Family: Parents Daniel Walder and Angela Walder-Andri… His father is Canadian… Younger brother Rick also plays handball… Getting into the Sport: Started playing handball at age 9… His dad was a coach so he wanted to impress him… Outside Interests: Studying International Management and Spanish at Flensburg International University… Enjoys working out, playing PS4, travelling… Odds and Ends: Role model is NBA player Dwyane Wade because he makes the best out of what he is given… While warming up for a game, always has to be on the far side from the coaches’ bench… Always travels with his Nintendo DS and Mario Kart… Nicknames: Swiss, The German…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
PAG: 2011 – 5th