- Inducted in 2001 (Whitby Ice Fyre 1989)
Born in Whitby, March 25, 1974 and is a graduate of St. John the Evangelist School, Whitby and Dennis O’Connor High School, Ajax, Ontario.
At the age of 5, Anne started playing box lacrosse in Whitby’s Minor Lacrosse Association with her two brothers; she played nine years on Whitby’s Representative boys’ lacrosse teams from Tyke through Midget. Anne possessed a gifted natural talent for lacrosse – particularly her prolific goal scoring abilities which enabled her Whitby Lacrosse Teams to achieve a high degree of success in League, Provincial and National competitions.
In her high school years, Anne was a dominate player in high school field lacrosse, as well as for the Ontario Senior Women’s and Canadian Women’s Field Lacrosse Teams, participating in numerous tournaments including the U.S. Nationals, the Vail Shootout, in Vail, Colorado and the Canadian Championships. Other highlights of Anne’s high school years included participation in the following: 1991 – Member of the British Columbia’s Senior Women’s Lacrosse Team that played in the International Friendship Games held in Tokyo/Kyoto, Japan. 1992 – Member of Canada’s Senior Women’s Lacrosse Team that toured England, Scotland and Wales. 1993 – Selected to the Canadian Women’s Lacrosse Team that competed in the 1994 World Cup, in Scotland.
Anne was the youngest player to compete in the Lacrosse World Cup, and was the tournament’s leading scorer. 1994 Commonwealth Lacrosse Games held in Victoria, British Columbia.
Following graduation from high school, Anne attended Old Dominion University (ODU), Norfolk, Virginia from 1993 to 1996 on a full athletic scholarship for Women’s Field Lacrosse, NCAA Division 1, graduating with a degree in Health Sciences and Physical Education. Anne starred for ODU’s Lady Monarchs field lacrosse team, leading the team in scoring four straight years completing her career at ODU with 165 goals, 39 assists and 204 career points – an all-time high at ODU. In 1995, she scored 30 goals to lead the Lady Monarchs to their first NCAA Division 1 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship.
Anne was a three-time All-CAA, four-time All-South Region All American player selection and ranks among ODU’s top two lacrosse players in career goals. Anne coached College Women’s Field Lacrosse for nine years: . 1997-2000 Assistant Lacrosse Coach Canisius College, Buffalo, New York . 2002-2003 Head Coach Alfred University, Alfred, New York . 2004-2006 Head Coach Niagara University, Niagara Falls, New York