Dec. 22, 2009
BERKELEY - California head coach Theresa Sherry claimed the No. 5 spot on Princeton's list of Top Female Athletes of the Decade. A three-time, first-team All-American for the Tigers, Sherry led Princeton to the 2002 and 2003 NCAA titles and the 2004 NCAA championship game. She was also a star soccer player for the Tigers. In all, Sherry played in eight NCAA tournaments in four year at Princeton, and her two teams' combined record was 119-25-6.
In addition to being named All-American in 2002, 2003 and 2004, Sherry was a finalist for the Tewaaraton Award as the nation's top women's lacrosse player as a senior in 2004. She helped the Tigers win NCAA championships in both 2002 and 2003 as well as reach the NCAA semifinals in 2001 and the final in 2004. Sherry scored 161 career goals, including an overtime strike that gave Princeton the 2003 championship over Virginia. She still ranks fourth in career goals and sixth in all-time points (197) at Princeton.
The Tigers also captured Ivy League Championships in each of her four seasons at the school. A four-time All-Ivy League selection, she was the conference's Player of the Year in 2004.
Sherry was a four-year letterwinner for the Princeton women's soccer team, serving as a team captain and winning three Ivy League Championships with the Tigers.
Cal opens the 2010 season with a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation game Feb. 20 at UC Davis.