Theresa Sherry | 2023 Coach of the Year

Theresa Sherry

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

Sports have been a crucial part of my physical, mental and emotional growth for as long as I can remember.  Coaching, mentoring, and facilitating experiences is the best way I can think of to pass on some of the life lessons I have learned.  I truly believe that though we cannot prevent adversity in kids’ lives, we can help them build tools to navigate anything that comes their way.”


  • Founder and Director, LIT4Women
  • Board Member, Z-Cares Foundation
  • Board President and Former CEO, The Tenacity Project
  • Founder and Director of Western Winners Showcase
  • CEO Sherry Sports LLC, BearLax, Tenacity10


  • US Lacrosse NorCal Chapter Hall of Fame 2016
  • Head Coach University of California Berkeley 2007-11
  • IWLCA Service Award 2009
  • Chair, IWLCA Recruiting Committee 2009-10
  • MPSF Coach of the Year 2008
  • Assistant Coach University of California Berkeley 2006-07
  • Volunteer Assistant Coach Amherst College 2006
  • Volunteer Assistant Coach Smith College 2005


  • FIL U19 World Cup Champion 1999
  • Player of the Championship Game
  • Princeton University 2001 – 2004
  • Tewaaraton Finalist 2004
  • Midfielder of the Year 2004
  • Ivy League Player of the Year 2004
  • 2x NCAA Division I National Champion 2002, 2003
  • 7x Ivy League Champion (4x in Lacrosse and 3x in Soccer)
  • 3x First Team All American
  • 4x First Team All-Ivy
  • 3x Team Captain in both Lacrosse and Soccer
  • Western Massachusetts Lady Pioneers W-League Soccer Team 2004-06
  • US Developmental Lacrosse Team 2004-05
  • New Jersey Wildcats W-League Soccer Team 2003-04