September 24, 2010

All-American Jordan Trautman Joins Yale Staff as Assistant Coach

Georgetown Grad Will Work with Bulldogs' Defense

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Jordan Trautman, a former All-American and Tewaaraton Trophy watch list selection, has joined the Yale women's lacrosse coaching staff. Trautman, who spent last season as an assistant coach with Navy after graduating from Georgetown in 2009, will work with the Bulldogs' defense.

Trautman was a four-year starter and helped lead Georgetown to three NCAA Tournament appearances, two Big East Championships and an overall mark of 49-25 (.662). She captained the team in 2008-09.

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 was second team All-Big East and a North-South All-Star selection in 2009, when she was on the watch list for the Tewaaraton Trophy as the top player in women's college lacrosse.

Trautman spent the 2010 season at Navy, where she learned under head coach Cindy Timchal. Timchal, who leads all college lacrosse coaches in wins with a career mark of 379-98, has won eight national championships. Last 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. They beat Sacred Heart in the NCAA play-in game to earn the school's first NCAA tournament appearance, falling to North Carolina in the first round. 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).

Trautman also has extensive club lacrosse experience. She coached and served as an assistant director for the Northern Virginia-based Cardinal Lacrosse Club from 2008-09 and currently serves as head coach and Director of Girls Programs for the Washington, D.C.-based Breakout Lacrosse training company.

Work in the community has also been a big part of Trautman's experience. While at Georgetown she made numerous visits to Georgetown Children's Hospital and helped plan events there. A licensed Certified Nurses Assistant, Trautman worked at Mary Elizabeth Nursing Home in her native Mystic from 2006 through 2009. She also worked as a teacher's aide at the Hoya Kids Learning Center in the summer of 2009.

Trautman has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women and Gender Studies from Georgetown. She is a graduate of Loomis Chaffee School, where she played basketball and soccer in addition to lacrosse. She was a three-time honorable mention high school All-American in lacrosse and led her team to a pair of Founders League and New England Prep School championships. She is a member of the Cum Laude Society.

At Yale Trautman will work for Anne Phillips, Yale's Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach, who brings a .703 career winning percentage into the 2011 season and has made three NCAA tournament appearances. Yale's other assistant coach is Jillian Byers, a four-time All-American who is No. 4 on the NCAA's career goals list with 262.

"Jordan's experience playing in three NCAA tournaments and coaching in one makes her a great addition to our staff," said Phillips. "Having All-Americans like her and Jill Byers teaching our players will have a major impact on our performance on the field. Additionally, her commitment to community work is in line with our program's philosophy of finding ways to make a difference off the field as well."

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

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