Anne Moulin Wilks grew up Lexington, Massachusetts.
She led her high school tennis team to a state championship in 2003, and knew she wanted
to go to a small liberal arts college in the Northeast. During an overnight recruiting
visit, she felt right at home and knew that St. Lawrence was the place she wanted to be. “She was a lefty, and in the tennis world,
they’re not a dime a dozen. They’re pretty unique. Anne has a real extreme Western grip
and played with a lot of heavy spin on the forehand side. Couple the two together, she
could really kerfuffle and cause problems for her opponents.” Anne started her career at No. 3 singles,
and teammed with Johnna Nigh at the No. 1 doubles spot for the Saints. After falling
in her first singles match as a rookie, she went on to post 14 straight wins to finish
14-1 in singles that season and was 12-4 in doubles. “In pretty short order she had worked herself
right up to the No. 1 spot on the team and was producing and doing really well on the
court.” Anne continued to do well as a sophomore,
and in the spring, she found herself with a new doubles partner in Kirsten Lannon. The
duo won ITA regionals to earn All-America honors, and in 2007, Anne was 8-3 in singles
and 12-2 in doubles to help lead the Saints to their first NCAA Tournament. “The combination of strength that she had
in her game, but also that she was a lefty, the two together were a great combination.
Having somebody who can set up their teammate at the net is critical.” After graduation Anne spent more than a decade
working in PR at Weber Shandwick in Boston. She is currently a stay-at-home mother and
lives in Charlestown, Massachusetts, with her husband, Scott, and their two-year-old
son, Henry. “I think Anne is an excellent inductee. As
a student-athlete she had a presence on the court. She took pride in being a member of
the Saints team, and being a student here, being a student-athlete, and really just set
herself apart from the rest of the players in the league.”

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