Monmouth University

Monmouth University Athletics
400 Cedar Avenue West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Division 1 New Jersey Northeast
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Jordan Trautman

In the summer of 2017, former Georgetown All-American Jordan Trautman was named as Monmouth’s sixth Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach.


In her first season at the helm of the Hawks, Trautman made history by leading Monmouth to a share of its first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular season title. Monmouth earned its first win over perennial league standout Canisius and a 6-2 league mark. The Hawks made the MAAC Tournament for the fifth consecutive season, this time earning the No. 2 seed and a opening round bye, both firsts for the program. Three members of Trautman’s squad earned all-league honors while five student-athletes earned spots on the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll, the most in school history.


Trautman comes to Monmouth after serving as Head Coach at Kean University for the past five seasons, where she guided the Cougars to three 10-win seasons and 51 wins. During her time in Union, she mentored five all-region selections, eight first team all-conference players, the 2016 New Jersey Athletic Conference Midfielder of the Year and a Goaltender of the Year. Off the field, Trautman’s teams have earned IWLCA Academic Honor Squad distinction each of her five seasons with a cumulative team GPA of at least a 3.0.


Prior to landing the head job at Kean, Trautman served as an assistant coach at Yale University in 2011.


Trautman spent the 2010 season at Navy under head coach Cindy Timchal, college lacrosse’s all-time leader in wins. That year the Mids went 17-4, setting the school record for wins. They won a share of the Patriot League regular season championship and also won the Patriot League tournament, earning the program’s first NCAA Tournament bid. With Trautman’s help, the defense finished the season ranked No. 7 in the country in scoring defense (just 8.38 goals allowed per game).


A defender from Mystic, Conn., Trautman was All-Region and a Second Team All-American in 2008. She led Georgetown with 45 ground balls and was second with 29 caused turnovers that season, earning first team All-Big East honors. She helped lead Georgetown to three NCAA Tournament appearances, two Big East Championships and an overall mark of 49-25 (.662). During her senior campaign, she was second team All-Big East and a North-South All-Star selection, while also appearing on the watch list for the Tewaaraton Trophy as the top player in women’s college lacrosse. Trautman was twice invited to tryout for the USA national team, most recently in the summer of 2014.


In addition to extensive club lacrosse experience, Trautman worked for two years at the National Football League as a manager of player marketing. She graduated from Georgetown in 2009.

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Christie Kaestner

Former Duke Blue Devil All-American Christie Kaestner was added to the Monmouth Women's Lacrosse staff in August of 2017.


Kaestner came to Monmouth after two seasons as an assistant coach at Ohio State University where she helped lead the Buckeyes to 19 wins, a Big Ten Tournament appearance and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. While in Columbus she served as the team's offensive coordinator, a position she also held at Coastal Carolina. Kaestner spent three seasons and an assistant in Conway, helping start the Chanticleer program while directing the offense, coordinating recruiting efforts and handling academic supervision.


A native of Trappe, Md., Kaestner was a first team All-American at Duke where she finished her Blue Devil career with 93 goals and 98 assists to rank ninth all-time in the Duke record book with 191 points. As a senior in 2011, Kaestner earned first team first team All-ACC honors as she led the Blue Devils to the NCAA Semifinals and was named to the IWLCA All-South Region team in both 2010 and 2011. During her senior campaign, Kaestner set the Duke single-season assists record with 47 on her way to ranking second all-time with 98

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