The Kean University Department of Athletics named Jordan Trautman as the new head coach of the women’s lacrosse team beginning with the 2013 season.
The head coaching position is the first for Trautman, who comes to Kean after assistant coaching stops at Yale University and the United States Naval Academy. While at Navy she worked with head coach Cindy Timchal, the NCAA's all-time leader in career wins (412) for any division, in men's or women's college lacrosse. Primarily working with the defenders, the Bulldogs finished the season ranked No. 7 in the country in scoring defense.
Trautman was a four year starter for Georgetown University where she earned All-American honors her junior season. A two-time captain, she helped lead Georgetown to three NCAA Tournament appearances, two Big East Championships and an overall mark of 49-25. 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 also has widespread club lacrosse experience. She currently serves as the Director of Girls Programs for the Washington, D.C.-based Breakout Lacrosse training company.
Prior to her arrival at Kean, Trautman has served as the manager of player marketing for the National Football League Alumni.
Trautman received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Women and Gender Studies from Georgetown in 2009.
Chloe Asselin joins the Cougar staff in her first season as an assistant coach in 2013.
Asselin comes to Kean after a successful playing career at Georgetown University. A former teammate with head coach Jordan Trautman, Asselin was recognized both on the field and in the classroom for her achievements. Some of her academic accomplishments include being named the Big East Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2007, CoSIDA Academic All-District Team in 2006 and a Big East Academic All-Star in 2005. On the field, she was recognized an IWLCA All-Region player, twice, while earning Third-Team All-American honors in 2005. In 2005, she was also named the Big East Defensive Player of the Year.
Since graduating, she has also been involved as a player for the Tri-Check Club (post collegiate lacrosse league) and as an assistant coach with the Cardinal Lacrosse Club (Washington, D.C.).
Asselin earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Georgetown in 2007 and her Master of Arts degree in Education from UCLA in 2012.