Sandy, UT – January 24, 2017 –Utah Mamaci Girls Lacrosse Club announced a partnership today with The Tenacity Project to continue the advancement of girl’s lacrosse in the state of Utah. The Tenacity Project is a national, non-profit organization working to empower, educate and inspire girls through the sport of lacrosse. The Tenacity Project currently reaches thousands of girls in California, Oregon, and Texas, and runs a diverse mix of programs including camps, club teams, tournaments, coach development, community outreach, and college counseling for those looking to play women’s lacrosse at the college level. Founder and CEO, Theresa Sherry is one of the most respected people in the game not only for her talents on the lacrosse field with the USA U19 team and then at Princeton but more importantly for the impact she has had on the women’s game in the West.
“We are excited for the opportunities this will bring our Mamaci family” stated Soni Bartlett, Utah Mamaci founder and director.
“Theresa is an incredible leader, coach and mentor who has touched the lives of countless players through the Tenacity Project. I am confident that her organization will provide the very best platform for Utah players to better their game, navigate the recruiting world and build amazing, independent, confident young women.”
During the 2017 recruiting season general operations will remain under Mamaci with both organizations working closely to ensure a smooth transition into one organization under The Tenacity Project in 2018. Mamaci has named Elite team head coach, Amy Cronin as the Director of Player Development. Coach Cronin is a University of Bucknell graduate and Maryland native who has been with the Mamaci program since 2007. This move will allow Soni Bartlett to take a step back from on field operations and will officially step down at the end of 2017 after eleven years of running Utah’s most successful and respected girls lacrosse club.
“This has been the hardest decision,” said Soni Bartlett. “I have spent years looking for the perfect fit should I have to leave the program. I can now move on knowing the players, their families and coaches I love dearly have an amazing, nationally recognized program for them which is specifically focused on the girls game.” Utah Mamaci has influenced well over a thousand girls lacrosse players in Utah with most of them continuing to play in college at all levels of NCAA DI, DII, DIII, NAIA and collegiate club. The majority of high school All-Conference, All-State and All-American award recipients have been Utah Mamaci players.
Tryouts for Utah Mamaci’s 2017 competitive travel teams are on February 4th and 11th from 12pm – 4pm at the Utah Sports Lodge in Riverton, UT. Tryouts are for girls graduating in classes 2018-2021 (current 8th – 11th graders). You can register for tryouts at www.utahmamaci.com.
The Tenacity Project and Utah Mamaci will host a webinar on Monday, January 30th at 7pm for anyone interested in learning more about the transition of Utah Mamaci to the Tenacity Project and what they are about. Sign up for the webinar at http://utahmamaci.com/tenacity-webinar.html