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Tenacity Coaching Corps

Theresa Sherry

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Founder and CEO of The Tenacity Project, Sherry Sports LLC, Tenacity 10 Camps, and the BearLax Club Team

Coaching Experience:

  • Head Coach at Cal Berkeley (‘08-’11)
  • Assistant Coach at Cal (‘07), Amherst College (‘06), and Smith College (‘05)

Playing Experience:

  • Midfielder at Princeton University (graduated ‘04)
  • Soccer at Princeton University

Education:

  • Degree in Anthropology From Princeton University

Achievements:

  • MPSF Coach of the Year (‘08)
  • 2x NCAA Champion in Lacrosse (Princeton ‘02, ‘03)
  • 7x Ivy League Champion (Princeton soccer/lacrosse)
  • Tewaaraton Finalist (‘04)
  • 3x First Team All American
  • FIL U19 World Cup Champion (‘99)

Hillary Hamm

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Coaching Experience:

  • Head Coach at William & Mary (‘13-’19)

Playing Experience:

  • Midfielder at Towson (graduated ‘10)

Education:

  • Degree in Biology from Towson

Achievements:

  • 2x NCAA Champion as Assistant Coach (Northwestern ‘11-’14)
  • 2x US Professional Lacrosse League Champion (Long Island South ‘16,’17)
  • 3x IWLCA All American
  • 2x Colonial Athletic League Champion (‘08, ‘09)
  • 2x CAA Player of the Year
  • Record Holder at Towson in draw controls, ground balls, and caused turnovers
  • 4th in NCAA history in draw controls (327)
  • 2nd largest point streak in NCAA history (70 games)

Danni Zuralow

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Coaching Experience:

  • USA Lacrosse umpire for 15 years, reffing youth, highschool, and college in the DC Metro area
  • Head coach of the U14 Truckee Tribe youth women’s lacrosse team
  • Tahoe based coach and National Development Director for Tenacity Project

Playing Experience:

  • 3 time High School All American (VA)
  • 4 year starter for UC Berkeley’s D1 lacrosse team, 04-08′
  • Captain and high scorer senior year

Education:

  • UC Berkeley 08′, BA in Sociology

Achievements:

  • Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD)
  • International Honors Society Sociology
  • Scholar Athlete Recipient
  • MPSF All Academic Team
  • First Team All MPSF

National Coaches

Maddie Coleman

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Coaching Experience: 

  • Current Associate Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Denison University
  • Head Lacrosse Coach for Glenalmond College, Perth Scotland
  • Assistant Coach Scottish U19 Team (‘13)

Playing Experience:

  • 4 year playing career at Gettysburg College

Education:

  • Political Science Major and Health Sciences Minor at Gettysburg 
  • Masters of Education in Sport from Virginia Commonwealth University 

Achievements:

  • Named Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association Assistant Coach of the Year for Division III Women’s Lacrosse (2019)
  • NCAA Division III National Champion at Gettysburg (‘11). 
  • IWLCA All American (‘12), Two Time All Conference, Two Time All Region

Katy Dissinger

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Coaching Experience:

  • Head Coach at Trinity College and Assistant Professor in Physical Education
  • Assistant Field Hockey and Lacrosse Coach at Trinity College (‘11-’13)

Playing Experience:

  • Captain and Midfielder at Bowdoin College

Education:

  • Degrees in Visual Arts and Environmental Studies from Trinity
  • Master in Public Policy from Trinity

Achievements:

  • IWLCA Division III Berkshire Region Coach of the Year (‘16)
  • National Champion as Assistant Lacrosse Coach at Trinity (‘12)
  • Final Four Appearance (‘11)
  • Two Time IWLCA All Region Team (‘10, ‘11)

Corrine Drost

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Coaching Experience: 

  • Delaware, Lafayette, Drexel, William & Mary, Penn State University, Roland Park Country School

Playing Experience: 

  • University of Delaware

Education: 

  • Degree in Human Services from University of Delaware

Achievements: 

  • Janet Smith Grit Award 2011
  • Coached multiple all conference players
  • Conference Rookie’s and Player’s of the years, regional Division 1 All Americans , and national Division 1 All Americans

Susan Stuart

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Coaching Experience: 

  • Head Coach for Women’s Lacrosse at Colorado College
  • Assistant coach for Team Canada in 2013 World Cup
  • Began her coaching career as an assistant at Roanoke College, Penn State University, and James Madison University

Playing Experience:

  • Goaltender at William Smith College
  • Team Canada’s starting goalie for two World Cups (1997, 2001)
  • US Women’s National Team from 1989-1995

Education:

  • Degree in English and Religious Studies in 1989 from William Smith College (1989)

Achievements:

  • 2019 West Region Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association for the seventh time
  • All American goaltender at William Smith college

Sarah Queener

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Coaching Experience: 

  • Head Coach for Women’s Lacrosse at Pomona Pitzer College
  • Assistant Coach at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (2004-2006), and Yale University (2006)

Playing Experience:

  • 4 year starter at Yale University

Education:

  • Yale University 

Achievements:

  • Two-time all Ivy performer, IWCLA All-American and a North-South Senior All-Star

McKinley Wade

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Coaching Experience: 

  •  Coached various clubs and clinics for William and Mary during college and post-grad
  • Assistant coach of the Texas Rangers club team in 2016-2019

Playing Experience:

  • Midfielder at College of William and Mary
  • Four- Year letter winner as a midfielder at Lamar High School in Houston, Texas

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Finance from College of William and Mary ’18

Achievements:

  • First-team All-American honor as a senior at William and Mary
  • Ranked 2nd on the team in points and named CAA Player of the Week (2017)
  • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll distinction (2018)
  • Two-year captain leading the team to a Division II Championship

Maggie Waxter

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Coaching Experience: 

  • Head Lacrosse Coach at Franklin Road Academy
  • Assistant Field Hockey and Lacrosse Coach at Amherst College

Playing Experience:

  • Captain in both sports at W&L

Education:

  • Degree in Psychology and Generals Leadership Academy

Achievements:

  • NCAA Final Four Appearance in Lacrosse (‘17)
  • Four time ODAC League Champion in Lacrosse

Regional Coaches

Sadie AbuHaidar

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Coaching Experience:

  • Started coaching last winter before my last high school season

Playing Experience:

  • Started playing when I was in 4th grade, but did not commit to playing goalie until eighth grade
  • Made the varsity team for Park City High School my sophomore year
  • Playing for the Connecticut College Women’s Lacrosse Team starting this fall

Education:

  • Just graduated Park City High School and am attending Connecticut College this fall for the next four years

Achievements: 

  • Made First Team All State and First Team All Region (‘21)
  • Played for the Utah Idaho National Team in 2019
  • Won the 1911 Merit Scholarship at Connecticut College this year

Lauren Blumhardt

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​Coaching Experience: 

  • Head coach at Jesuit High School 
  • UA West Region coach
  • Five-year Tenacity Project coach
  • Ten-year experience coaching high school and club
  • Level 2 certified USL

Playing Experience: 

  • D1 Lacrosse at St. Francis University 
  • 4-year high school varsity starter/ 2 year captain

Education: 

  • BA from Gonzaga University
  • MEd from Concordia University

Achievements: 

  • While coaching at Jesuit, Five-time Portland league champion
  • and two- time Oregon state champion
  • At St. Francis: 3 year defensive captain, 2 year WCLA board chair member, and 3  year NWLL division champion
  • In high school: defensive MVP, 4-year Colorado All-League, Team 180 2010 Vail Champions

Caroline Corzel

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Coaching Experience:

  • Returned to her alma mater to become an Assistant Coach in the upcoming 2021 season.

Playing Experience: 

  • Attacker and Captain at the University of California, Berkeley (‘19)

Education: 

  • University of California, Berkeley (‘19) and Merion Mercy Academy in Merion, PA

Achievements:

  • Record-breaking season her senior year at Berkeley (all 19 games) and taking a single-season school record 127 shots while scoring 40 points (34 goals, 6 assists) to rank second on the squad
  • Earned first-team All-American and Catholic Academy League MVP in 2015 for Merion Mercy Academy

Caroline Cummings

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Coaching Experience:

  • Assistant Coach at Menlo School 

Playing Experience:

  • Captain and Attacker at University of Pennsylvania (‘18)

Education:

  • Degree in Communications from UPenn

Achievements:

  • Two Time All Ivy League
  • U.S. Lacrosse High School All American (‘14)
  • Three time all league WBAL
  • TWO TIME WBAL Champion (‘13,’14)
  • Also played basketball and Lacrosse at Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton, CA (‘14)

Maddy Cunningham

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Coaching Experience: 

  • Coached 3 years for Lax Maniax as the head intern and goalie coach
  • 8 Years of Coaching Experience

Playing Experience:

  • 4 years at Penn State University 
  • Club Lacrosse at Lax Maniax in Southern Florida

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Arts

Achievements:

  • Big ten finalist 2018
  • Final Four participant 2017 
  •  US Lacrosse high school All-American ‘15&16’
  • Under Armor All-America team 2016

Justin Cutler

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Coaching Experience: 

  • Head coach for the Galena Lacrosse Girls Varsity program since 2019 
  • Administrative director for the High Sierra Avalanche Club
  • Coaches both Girls and Boys Box Lacrosse for the High Sierra Avalanche in the winter
  • Started coaching women’s lacrosse in 2013 when he became involved with High Sierra Lacrosse
  • Board member and president of the High Sierra Lacrosse League

Education:

  • Graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in Anthropology
  • Attended Northfield Mt Hermon for High School – 

Achievements:

  • He spent 15 years running marathons and ultra marathons, and 20+ years in the leadership of Interagency Hotshot Crews
  • He grew up in Massachusetts and Vermont playing Men’s lacrosse and skiing competitively
  • After his competitive career was over he coached FIS and Eastern Cup competitive ski racing for 7 years

Dani DeCanio

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Playing Experience:

  • Midfielder and defender at Virginia Tech
  • High School Lacrosse and Nor’easter Club Lacrosse Program in Weston Connecticut

Education:

  • Graduated Virginia Tech in 2019 with double major in Hospitality and Marketing of Sales

Achievements:

  • Social Chair on her College Lacrosse team for 2 years
  • 3 National Tournament appearance, ranked in the top 15 in the country

Taylor DeGroff

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Playing Experience:

  • Defender at Princeton University 
  • Captain and MVP her senior year at Castilleja

Education:

  • Currently Studying at Princeton University 
  • Graduated from Castilleja High School

Achievements:

  • Two-time US Lacrosse All-American and US Lacrosse All-Academic
  • 2019 West Bay Athletic League (WBAL)
  • Lacrosse Foothill (upper) Division Midfielder of the year 
  • Four-Time all league selection 
  • 2019 Adrenaline All-American
  • Holds 5 school records for Castilleja
  • All time school record in goals, points, and draws after her junior year

Kathryn Delilio

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Coaching Experience:

  • Assistant Coach at Tufts University 

Playing Experience:

  • Defender at Trinity (‘17)
  • Lacrosse at Tower Hill High School in Delaware (‘13)

Education:

  • Degree in History from Tufts

Achievements:

  • NCAA Final Four as Assistant at Tufts (‘19)
  • Four Time NCAA Final Four appearances while at Trinity
  • Two Time NESAC Champion
  • IWLCA All Region Team
  • All State and three time All Conference while at Tower Hill

Morgan Delwiche

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​Coaching Experience: 

  • Privately coached girls for 2 years, as well as helped with youth lacrosse camps

Playing Experience:

  • Started playing lacrosse in 3rd grade and played varsity lacrosse all 4 years at Oak Ridge High School. Currently play lacrosse at San Diego State University and will be a sophomore

Education: 

  • Attends San Diego State University

Achievements: 

  • In high school she was a 2 year varsity team captain
  • Sophomore, junior and senior female athlete of the year
  • She plays  D1 lacrosse at SDSU and an achievement I am very proud of from SDSU was playing in the USC vs SDSU game where we beat USC for the first time in program history

Mikki Ekfelt Clayton

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Coaching Experience: 

  • Park City Lacrosse 

Playing Experience:

  • 4 years at the University of New Hampshire 

Education:

  • Degree in Communications with double minor in Business and English from the University of New Hampshire 

Achievements:

  • At UNH, played when the team was consistently ranked in the top 30

Grace Fujinaga

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Coaching Experience:

  • Youth lacrosse coach since 2018 for Mercer Island Youth Lacrosse
  • Park City HS Assistant Coach 2021

Playing Experience:

  • Current midfielder at University of Pennsylvania (Class of 2023)
  • Played for Mercer Island HS

Education:

  • Currently attending the University of Pennsylvania
  • Graduated from the Overlake School, Redmond WA in 2019

Achievements:

  • Team Captain for Mercer Island HS (2019)
  • State Champion in 2019
  • All-Conference ’17, ’18, ’19
  • All-State ’18, ’19
  • USL Academic All-American ’18,
  • USL All-American ’18, ’19
  • Jackie Pitts Award Winner ‘19

Jackie Gilbert

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​Playing Experience: 

  • Defender and team captain at USC (‘19), Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, member of the 2015 2015 U.S Women’s Lacrosse U19 national team (Co-Captain)

Education: 

  • University of Southern California (‘19), Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton

Achievements:

  •  IWLCA All-West/Midwest Region Second Team, Pac-12 All-Conference First Team, Pac-12 All-Academic Team, Pac-12 All-Tournament Team
  • – 2015 U.S Lacrosse All American, 2015 Under Armor All American, three-time East Bay Athletic Team first-team selection (2013-2015, 2015 EBAL Most Valuable Player, led CIF Northern California in points, and 2015 NCS Female Lacrosse Player of the Year.
  • First Californian to be selected to a U.S. lacrosse national team

Natalie Giles

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Playing Experience:

  • Freshman year at Georgetown University (‘15-’16)
  • Continued her collegiate career at Brigham Young University after transferring (‘18-’21)

Education:

  • Graduated from BYU with a degree in Public Health (2021)
  • Graduated from Souderton High School in 2015

Achievements:

  • Played on the U.S. U-19 team in the 2015 FIL World Cup
  • 2015 Player of the Year
  • 2015 Senior Under Armour All-American
  • 2015 US Lacrosse All-American
  • Suburban One National League MVP
  • Played Lacrosse, Field Hockey, and ran Cross Country in High School

Wendy Holland

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Coaching Experience: 

  • Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach and Associate Director of Admissions at Cardinal Newman High School
  • Former Head Coach at Brentwood School in LA and Sonoma Academy
  • Founding Coach of the St. Ignatius College Prep Girls Lacrosse Program

Playing Experience:

  • Defender at Sweet Briar Mount Holyoke (‘17)
  • Lacrosse, swimming and Equestrian at Sweet Briar College (‘95)

Education:

  • Degree in Psychology from Sweet Briar College (‘95)
  • New Canaan High School in Connecticut

Rebecca Kiyokawa

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Coaching Experience: 

  • Helped at Youth Clinics in Hood River, OR -Tenacity’s summer league

Playing Experience: 

  • 10 years of playing lax
  • Been playing club since 7th grade (XTEAM, Lacrosse NW, Tenacity)
  • Midfielder/defender at D2 Fort Lewis College (‘24) 
  • Played all four years of HS lax on varsity and was a captain Senior Year

Education: 

  • Graduated HRVHS in 2019
  • Junior at Fort Lewis College studying public health, psychology, and environmental policy

Achievements: 

  • 1st Team All League as a Freshman in the RMAC (college)
  • Played on Team Oregon
  • 1st Team All State Junior and Senior year
  • 2nd Team All State Sophomore year

Lizzy Koehler

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Playing Experience:

  • Defender at Cal Berkeley
  • Lacrosse Team Captain (2013) at Sayville High School 

Education:

  • Political Economy major at Cal Berkeley
  • Graduated from Sayville High School

Achievements:

  • Team Captain her senior year at Berkeley
  • Pac-12 Defensive player of the week (Feb 19)
  • MPSF All Academic as a Junior (2016)
  • Lacrosse All-division team in 2011 and 2013
  • Also played soccer at Sayville HS (all-league in 2012)

Christian Mazzone

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Coaching Experience: 

  • 8 years coaching Summer Travel lacrosse
  • 2 years as Assistant Coach at Glacier Peak HS
  • 1 year as Head Coach at Eastside Catholic

Playing Experience:

  • Rutgers University ’18
  • Currently playing with Archers Lacrosse Club in the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL). 

Education:

  • BA in Journalism & Media Studies from Rutgers University. 

Achievements:

  • USILA Honorable Mention All-American (2018)
  • 2nd Team All-Big Ten (2018)
  • Four Time Academic All-Big Ten (2014-2018)
  • USILA Scholar All-American (2018)

Mikela McCauley

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​Coaching Experience: 

  • Private lessons since 2019
  • coaches for Houston Hot Sauce and still coaching for South Coast Lacrosse Club

Playing Experience: 

  • Rising junior at Vanderbilt and played in every game able to play in and have been 3rd in draws for my team the past 2 years
  • 1st and 2nd on the team in shooting percentage

Education: 

  •  Studying Business at Vanderbilt
  • Graduated from The Kinkaid School in 2019

Achievements: 

  • Went to 3 state championships in High school 
  • Won 3 city championships and 1 conference championship 
  • AAC freshman of the week

Trish Miller

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Coaching Experience:

  • Park City Youth Lacrosse Coach
  • Assistant Coach at Wasatch High School
  • Assistant Coach at Comsewogue High School (‘16)
  • Basketball coach at South Summit High School

Playing Experience:

  • Defender at SUNY Cortland (‘16)

Education:

  • Physical Education Degree

Achievements:

  • New York State Defensive MVP (‘12)

Ellie Mueller

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Playing Experience:

  • Currently playing at Princeton University
  • Previously played at Radnor High School, All-American team

Education:

  • Currently a Freshman at Princeton University
  • Graduated from Radnor High School in Pennsylvania

Achievements:

  • Two-time US Lacrosse All-American and US Lacrosse Academic All-American.
  • All-time leading scorer and rebounder in basketball in school history.
  • Two-time captain of lacrosse and basketball.

Kathrin Nixon

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Coaching Experience: 

  • Park City Youth Lacrosse Coach 4/5 & 7/8

Playing Experience:

  • Park City High Varsity Player 

Education:

  • Graduated from Park City High School
  • Attending University in Fall of 2021

Achievements:

  • Tenacity All American 
  • Utah National Team 
  • 2x Utah State Champion (Park City HS)
  • Academic Honor Roll

Kiana Perez

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Coaching Experience: 

  • Current Sacramento Academy Coach

Playing Experience:

  • Has been playing lacrosse for 8 years
  • Currently playing at The Ohio State University 
  • Played at Granite Bay HS, Tenacity teams in Sacramento and Tenacity Bay Area 2020 Blue

Education:

  • Majoring in Pharmaceutical Sciences and minoring in Business at OSU

Achievements:

  • Captain of her HS lacrosse team in 2019 and 2020
  • 2020 Adrenaline All-American
  • She earned Sacramento All-City Team honors in 2019, 
  • First Team All-SVLC in 2018 and ’19 and Second Team in ’17
  • I was part of the Tenacity 2020 All-American Team (2018) 

She was named to the College of Pharmacy’s Dean’s List (2021)

Rory Sadoff

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Coaching Experience:

  • Park City Youth Lacrosse Coach
  • Head Coach FLG for 2025’s from ‘16-’18

Playing Experience:

  • Midfielder at UMASS ‘16

Education:

  • Degree in Kinesiology & Nutrition
  • Holistic health and emotional wellness coach and personal trainer

Achievements:

  • All county soccer and lacrosse player

Rob Salmon

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Coaching Experience:

  • Head Coach at San Francisco University High School
  • Previous Head Coach at Marin Catholic, St. Ignatius, and the Tenacity Project

Playing Experience:

  • Football and Lacrosse at Wesleyan University 

Education:

  • Degree in Environmental Science from Wesleyan

Achievements:

  • President of Southern Marin Lacrosse Club
  • NCJLA Championship coach for both boys and girls

Haley Segelke

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Coaching experience: 

  • University of Oregon Club Lacrosse
  • Tenacity 2024 Blue
  • Cal High Lacrosse
  • STICK WITH IT! Lacrosse

Playing experience: 

  • STICK WITH IT! Lacrosse
  • Cal High Lacrosse, 
  • University of Oregon Club Lacrosse

Education: 

  • University of Oregon
  • Cal High School

Achievements: 

  • Athletic Scholar 2011-2015
  • Team Captain University of Oregon Club Lacrosse
  • Northwest Women’s Lacrosse League Regional Champions 2018

Camille Sullivan

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Playing Experience:

  • Midfielder and team captain at Princeton University (‘18)
  • Three-time captain at Interlake High School in Bellevue, WA

Achievements:

  • Led Princeton to NCAA’s two years in row making it to the quarter finals in 2017 and the second round in 2018
  • Second-Team All Ivy League in 2018.
  • Led Interlake High School Team to a Division II Championship where she was named MVP 
  • Four-time all conference and all-state, and U.S. All American 
  • Also played basketball and soccer at Interlake HS.

Vanessa Swalwell

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Playing Experience:

  • Played Lacrosse all 4 years at Fresno State University 
  • Lettered in Field Hockey and Lacrosse at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego

Education:

  • Graduated from Fresno State University (‘13) after attending Cathedral Catholic High School

Achievements:

  • In high school:earned MVP for the lacrosse team in 2008
  • Led the field hockey team to a Western League Championship and served as a team captain.

Charlotte Swisher

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Playing Experience:

  • Midfielder at Harvard 
  • 4 Year Starter at Menlo School

Education:

  • Concentrating in Molecular and Cellular Biology

Achievements:

  • 2019 US Lacrosse All American
  • 2019 Adrenaline All-American Team selection
  • First Team All- League (2018, 2019)
  • Team All-Around MVP (2017-2019)
  • Team Captain at Menlo School
  • Also lettered in Varsity Tennis at Menlo School

Ashley Tack

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Coaching Experience:

  • Tenacity Utah Coach and Director since ‘16
  • Head coach at Juan Diego Catholic High School

Playing Experience:

  • Defender at SUNY Brockport ‘19

Education:

  • Nursing Degree 

Achievements:

  • 3 NCAA appearances
  • 1 Conference Championship
  • All State player at Juan Diego High School, all conference in ‘15
  • NICU nurse at Primary Children’s Hospital

Morgan Taylor

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Playing Experience:

  • Midfielder and team captain at San Diego State University (‘20).
  • Started her senior campaign with 8 goals and 4 assists before the season was cut short

Education:

  • Graduated from San Diego State University (‘20)
  • Attended California High School in San Ramon, CA

Achievements:

  • Three-time MPSF All-Academic Team (2018-2020) 
  • 2018 MPSF Tournament Most Valuable Player.
  • In high school: first-team All American, 2016 East Bay Athletic League Most Valuable Player, 2016 2015 EBAL Utility Player of the Year, 2014 EBAL first-team defender, and served as a captain 2015-2016. She also played soccer.

Brooklyne Waddell

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Coaching Experience:

  • Helped coach varsity at Wilsonville HS in OR
  • Tenacity summer league
  • Private training lessons for young girls

Playing Experience:

  • Playing for 13 years
  • Played for Wilsonville HS in OR
  • Currently plays D1 for San Diego State University

Education:

  • Sophomore at SDSU majoring in Kinesiology 

Achievements:

  • 2nd team all league attack as a freshman in 2016
  • 1st team all state attack sophomore and junior year, senior year was cancelled due to covid.
  • Played for team Oregon
  • Nominated to play in the Underarmour All American game but was cancelled due to covid