3 - Val Sherry
Val Sherry
Height: 5-6
Year: Senior
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
High School: Bryn Mawr School
Position: D
Sherry is a tough competitor with solid body positioning and an intense defensive presence. She is a force in the Bears' set defense. 2007: Played in all 16 games, starting 15 ... Finished the season with 11 caused turnovers, 14 ground balls, and two draw controls ... Scooped up a season-high three ground balls against Maryland ... Had a season-high three caused turnovers against New Hampshire ... 2006: Started all 16 games on defense for the Bears and was a vital piece of defensive unit, while helping to spark Brown's transition ... Finished the year with 24 ground balls, including five against Temple ... Also had five draw controls and four caused turnovers on the season ... Before Brown: A three-sport athlete at the Bryn Mawr School, Sherry also played soccer and basketball in addition to lacrosse ... A two-time captain in both soccer and basketball, Sherry captained all three sports during her senior season ... Named IAAM First Team All-Star in both soccer and lacrosse as a senior ... Earned First Team All-County in soccer and lacrosse as a senior ... Named a Towson Times First Team Lacrosse All-Star in 2005 ... Also named First Team All-Baltimore City ... Recipient of both the McCormick Unsung Hero and Ann Pugh Award, given to a member of the graduating class demonstrating throughout attendance at Bryn Mawr School: athletic excellence, sportsmanship, and devotion to, "honor, truth, and loyalty" in 2005 ... Lacrosse Academic All-American in 2004 and 2005 ... Also played club lacrosse for Heroes Lacrosse ... Four-year Honor Roll student ... Personal: The daughter of Janet and the late Paul Sherry, Valerie has two sisters, Theresa, who played lacrosse and soccer at Princeton and is now the head lacrosse coach at Cal, and Laurie. Also has one brother, Jack ... Concentrating in Architectural Studies.