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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

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

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

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
Riley Drullinger

Riley Drullinger

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Playing Experience:

  • Current Goalie for Cal Berkeley, NCAA DI

Education:

  • Major undeclared
  • Cal’s Student-Athlete Golden Bear Advisory Committee (GBAC)

Achievements:

  • 2x US Lacrosse All-American
  • First-team All-State and first-team All-Three Rivers League selection in High School
  • Adrenaline All-American
  • US Lacrosse Academic All-American

Lauren Gilbert

Lauren Gilbert

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​Playing Experience:

  • Attacker at Northwestern, NCAA DI, 2018-2022

Education:

  • BA in Journalism
  • Academic All-Big Ten

Achievements: 

  • IWCLA All-American First Team
  • 2x First Team All-Big Ten
  • USA Lacrosse Magazine Second Team All-American
  • Inside Lacrosse Second Team All-American
  • 4x Big Ten Offensive player of the week

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

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)
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Devon Ortman

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​Playing Experience:

  • Freshman year at Fresno State, current player at Colorado College

Education:

  • Majoring in Environmental Science  

Achievements: 

  • Earned four varsity letters in soccer and lacrosse in high school
  • 4x Scholar Athlete

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

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

Victoria Tucci

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Playing Experience:

  • Midfielder at Wagner College, NCAA DI, 2018-2022
  • High School three-sport athlete playing lacrosse, soccer and cross country

Education:

  • BA in Marketing and masters in Media Management

Achievements: 

  • Second Team All-NEC
  • Named Home News Tribune Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year

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

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
Elizabeth Andrews

Elizabeth “Smalls” Andrews

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Playing Experience:

  • Occidental College, NCAA DIII,2016-2020
  • SCIAC All-Academic 2016-2019

Annie Carroll

Annie Carroll

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Playing Experience:

  • Goalie for the UCONN Huskies, NCAA DI 2017-2021
  • Lead UCONN to the NCAA Tournament and a Big East Championship appearance
  • Played a fifth season at Temple in 2022

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degrees in engineering
  • Master’s in Higher Education
  • SAAC representative at UConn from 2019-2021

Achievements:

  • AAC All-Conference Second Team

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

Emily Cutler

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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

Lauren Davis

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Playing Experience: 

  • Tenacity Project Alumni, 2012
  • University of Colorado Club Lacrosse, 2012-2016

Education:

  • BA of Integrative Physiology
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
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Riley Drullinger

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Playing Experience:

  • Current Goalie for Cal Berkeley, NCAA DI

Education:

  • Major undeclared
  • Cal’s Student-Athlete Golden Bear Advisory Committee (GBAC)

Achievements:

  • 2x US Lacrosse All-American
  • First-team All-State and first-team All-Three Rivers League selection in High School
  • Adrenaline All-American
  • US Lacrosse Academic All-American
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Anna Fiorini​

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Playing Experience:

  • Played Attack for the Drew Rangers, NCAA DIII 2014-2017

Education:

  • Environmental science major

Achievements:

  • Named team captain in 2017
  • A RISE Scholarship recipient
  •  Won the Fairfield County Community Foundation Scholarship
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Kennedy Goss

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Playing Experience:

  • Current Midfielder for Cal Berkeley, NCAA DI

Education:

  • Major undeclared 

Achievements:

  • US Lacrosse High School All-American 
  • First-team High School All-State honors
KC Hill

KC Hill

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Playing Experience:

  • UC Davis, Club lacrosse

Education:

  • Masters in Education
  • Pursuing a PhD in Counseling Psychology at the University of Utah

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

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

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
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Mackenzie Kulick

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Playing Experience:

  • Current Defensive Midfielder at Linfield University, NCAA DIII

Achievements:

  • Three-time letterwinner in lacrosse at The Woodland High School  
  • National Honors Society member

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)

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)
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Danielle Morgan

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Playing Experience:

  • Played for Aurora University, NCAA DIII Lacrosse, 2013-2017

Achievements:

  • Captain 2014-2016
  • MWLC All Conference 1st Team Defense 2015
  • 1st Team Midfield 2016

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)

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Abby Ross

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​Playing Experience:

  • Current Midfielder and Draw taker at Linfield University, NCAA DIII
  • Northwest Conference Scholar Athlete
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Cassie Ryan

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Playing Experience:

  • Played Midfield at the University of Mary Washington, NCAA DIII, 2014-2017

Education:

  • University of Mary Washington
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Maggie Schneidereith

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Playing Experience:

  • Attacker for the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays, NCAA DI, 2016-21

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in sociology 
  • Minor in marketing & communications and entrepreneurship & management
  • Master’s in communication

Achievements:

  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection
  • Named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List
Maya Wright

Maya Wright

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Playing Experience:

  • Current Attacker at Linfield University, NCAA DIII

Education:

  • Majoring in Psychology

Achievements:

  • Three-time High School letterwinner in lacrosse at West Linn High School
  • Four-time Honor Roll recipient
  • Graduated with honors
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Ava Wulforst

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