COACHES | LEADERS
Tenacity Coaching Corps
Founder and CEO, The Tenacity Project, Sherry Sports LLC, Tenacity10 Camps, and the BearLax Club Team Programs; Head Coach, Cal Berkeley, ‘08-’11; MPSF Coach of the Year ‘08; Assistant Coach at Cal (‘07), Amherst College (‘06), and Smith College (‘05); 2x NCAA Champion in lacrosse (Princeton ‘02, ‘03); 7x Ivy League Champion (Princeton soccer, lacrosse); Tewaaraton Finalist ‘04; 3x First Team All American; FIL Under 19 World Cup Champion ‘99. Anthropology Degree.
Head Coach, College of William & Mary (‘13-‘19). Two-Time NCAA Champion as an Assistant Coach, Northwestern University (‘11-’14). Two Time United States Professional Lacrosse League Champion with Long Island Sound (‘16,’17). Two Time Tewaaraton Nominee. Three Time IWLCA All American. Two-Time Colonial Athletic League Champion (‘08, ‘09). Two Time CAA Player of the Year. Record holder at Towson in draw controls, ground balls, and caused turnovers. Fourth in NCAA history in draw controls (327). Second longest point streak in NCAA history (70 games). Biology Degree.
Gettysburg ‘12 GOALIE
Associate Head Coach, Denison University. IWLCA Division III Assistant Coach of the Year (‘19). Head Lacrosse Coach, Glenalmond College, Perth Scotland. Assistant Coach, Scottish. Under 19 Team (‘13). NCAA Division III National Champion at Gettysburg (‘11). IWLCA All American (‘12). Two Time All Conference. Two Time All Region. Political Science Major and Health Sciences Minor at Gettysburg and Masters of Education in Sport from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Meghan Griffin is originally from Billerica, Massachusetts. She played collegiately at Bridgewater State, where she was a goalie and her team made an appearance in the NCAA tournament during her senior year in 2010. Since then, Meghan has served as Head Coach at Wheelock College, and as an assistant at Bridgewater State and Wheaton College (Mass.). Currently, Griffin is an assistant coach at Division III Colby College in Waterville, Maine.
Bowdoin ‘11, MIDFIELDER
Head Coach, Trinity College and Assistant Professor of Physical Education. IWLCA Division III Berkshire Region Coach of the Year (‘16). Assistant Field Hockey and Lacrosse Coach, Trinity College (‘11-’13). National Champion as an Assistant Lacrosse Coach at Trinity (‘12). IWLCA National Assistant Coach of the Year (‘12). Captain at Bowdoin College. Final Four Appearance (‘11). Two Time IWLCA All Region Team (‘10, ‘11). Visual Arts and Environmental Studies Undergraduate Degrees and Masters in Public Policy from Trinity.
Washington & Lee, MIDFIELDER
Head Lacrosse Coach, Franklin Road Academy. Assistant Field Hockey and Lacrosse Coach, Amherst College. Captain in both sports at W&L, NCAA Final Four Appearance in lacrosse (‘17). Four Time ODAC League Champion in Lacrosse. Psychology Degree and Generals Leadership Academy.
Oregon ‘18 ATTACKER
Head Lacrosse Coach, UCLA. All Pac-12 (‘18). Team Captain for University of Oregon’s NCAA Division I Team. All Academic Team for Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (‘16, ‘17). U.S. Lacrosse High School All American (‘13, ‘14). Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association State Champion (‘13). West Linn High School, Oregon. Sports Management Degree.
Springfield College ‘16 ATTACK Assistant Coach, United States Coast Guard Academy. Four Time NEWMAC Conference Champion as a player. NCAA Division III Sweet 16 Appearance (‘16). NCAA leader in shooting percentage (‘16). Varsity soccer, basketball, and lacrosse at Bishop Mcgann High School in Riverhead, New York. Movement and Sports Studies Major and Coaching Minor.
WESTERN WINNERS ACADEMY & TENACITY REGIONAL COACHES
Trinity ‘17 DEFENDER
Assistant Coach, Tufts University. NCAA Final Four as Assistant at Tufts (‘19). Four Time NCAA Final Four appearances at Trinity. Two Time NESCAC Champion. IWLCA All Region Team. All State and three time All Conference in lacrosse at Tower Hill High School in Delaware (‘13). History Degree.
Sweet Briar Mount Holyoke ‘17 Defender
Head Coach and Associate Director of Admissions, Cardinal Newman High School. Former Head Coach Brentwood School in LA, and Sonoma Academy. Founding Coach of the St. Ignatius College Prep Girls Lacrosse Program. Lacrosse, Swimming and Equestrian at Sweet Briar College (’95). New Canaan High School in Connecticut.
UMASS ’16 MIDFIELDER Park City Youth Lacrosse Coach. Head coach FLG 2025’s 2016-2018. All county soccer and lacrosse player. NCAA Sweet 16 (’14, ’15, ’16). Kinesiology & Nutrition Degree. Holistic health and emotional wellness coach and personal trainer.
USC Defender ‘19
Team captain at the University of Southern California (‘19). Named to the IWLCA All-West/Midwest Region Second Team, Pac-12 All-Conference First Team, Pac-12 All-Academic Team, Pac-12 All-Tournament Team. She attended Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton where she earned 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. Gilbert was a member of the 2015 U.S Women’s Lacrosse U19 national team, named one of the team’s co-captain, and was the first Californian to be selected to a U.S. lacrosse national team.
Penn ‘18 ATTACKER
Assistant Coach, Menlo School. Team Captain at University of Pennsylvania (‘18). Two Tim All Ivy. U.S. Lacrosse High School All American (‘14). West Bay Athletic League Most Valuable Player (‘14). Three Time All League (WBAL). Two-time WBAL Champion (‘13, ‘14). Basketball and Lacrosse at Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton, California (‘14). Communications Degree.
Head Coach, San Francisco University High School. Previous Head Coaching jobs at Marin Catholic, St. Ignatius, and The Tenacity Project. President, Southern Marin Lacrosse Club and NCJLA Championship coach for both boys and girls. Football and Lacrosse at Wesleyan University. Environmental Science Degree.
SUNY Cortland ’16 DEFENDER Assistant Coach, Wasatch High School. Basketball coach at South Summit High School. Park City Youth Lacrosse Coach. New York State Champion (’12). Assistant Coach, Comsewogue High School (’16). New York State Defensive MVP (’12). Physical Education Degree.
Fresno State University ‘13
Vanessa attended Fresno State University where she played lacrosse all four years. A native from San Diego, she attended Cathedral Catholic High School where she lettered in field hockey and lacrosse. She earned MVP for the lacrosse team in 2008. Led the field hockey team to a Western League Championship and served as a team captain.
Virginia Tech (WCLA) ‘19 DEFENDER
Graduate from Virginia Tech in 2019 with a double major in Hospitality and Marketing of Sales. Played on the Virginia Tech Women’s Club Lacrosse team for four years as a midfielder and defensive player. While on the team she was the team Social Chair for two years and was able to attend the National Tournament three of the years, ranking in the top 15 in the country. Originally from Weston Connecticut, she played high school lacrosse and was a member of the Nor’easter Club Lacrosse Program. She moved to the San Francisco Bay Area last year to pursue a career as a Human Resources Manager for Marriott International.
SUNY Brockport ‘19 DEFENDER
Tenacity Utah Coach and Director, ‘16-current. Head Coach, Juan Diego Catholic High School. 3 NCAA Appearances. 1 Conference Championship. All State player at Juan Diego High School. All Conference ‘15. Nursing Degree. NICU nurse at Primary Children’s Hospital.
MIT ‘19 ATTACKER
Head Coach, Palo Alto High School. Captain of the NCAA Division III program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. All Conference Attacker, ranked 8th nationally for assists/game (‘19), and program record holder for single game assists, single season assists, and career assists. Mechanical Engineering Degree.
Princeton Midfielder ‘18
Team captain in at Princeton University (‘18). Led her team to NCAA’s two years in row making it to the quarter finals in 2017 and the second round in 2018. She earned Second-Team All Ivy League in 2018. She attended Interlake High School in Bellevue, WA where she was three-time captain leading the team to a Division II Championship where she was named MVP. In addition, she was a four-time all conference and all-state, and U.S. All American. She also played basketball and soccer at Interlake HS.
TENACITY ALUMNAE COACHES
Ole Miss ‘16 MID
Courtney grew up in Northern Virginia and started playing lacrosse in 8th grade after a transition out of basketball. Her love for the sport and being part of a team led her to play in college on the club lacrosse team at the University of Mississippi (hotty toddy!!!) She also served as treasurer for the club program for two years and assisted the president in planning an annual tournament schedule across the southeast United States. Courtney graduated in 2016 with a banking and finance degree and currently works in the securities division at Goldman Sachs.