Oct. 13, 2010
BERKELEY - California head coach Theresa Sherry earned the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Service Award for 2009-10, the coaching body announced on Wednesday. The IWLCA bestows the honor on a member of the organization who has provided exceptional efforts on behalf of the association.
In her role as chair of the IWLCA's Recruiting/Club Team Issues committee, Sherry has worked tirelessly to not only compile the club director database and communicate with club directors and tournament directors about recruiting issues, but also spearhead the IWLCA efforts to have important conversations about the state of recruiting in the sport. This past year, she compiled extensive research to produce potential recruiting models, generated in-depth talks regarding the models at the annual meeting, and reported her findings to the NCAA Recruiting cabinet.
As a player at Princeton, Sherry won NCAA titles in 2002 and 2003 and collected All-America honors from 2002-04. Now in her fourth year as Cal's head coach, she claimed the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Coach of the Year Award in 2008, her first year at the helm of the program.
Sherry leads the Golden Bears into the 2011 season against Notre Dame on Feb. 11 in Berkeley.