Announcing the new head coach for women’s lacrosse
Jessica Trautman has been named the next women’s lacrosse head coach for Salve Regina.
“I’m very glad to be welcoming Jessica onto our staff,” said Bill Villareal, acting director of athletics. “She is hungry, passionate about coaching and ready to hit the ground running with this program. I’m very excited to see her career grow here in Newport.”
Trautman previously worked as the assistant coach at Rhode Island College from 2019 to 2021 and served as head coach from 2021 to 2022.
“I am grateful and excited to be jumping into this position, and I cannot wait to get to know all the girls,” said Trautman. “I want to thank acting athletic director Bill Villareal for this opportunity and for passing on his team to me. I am excited to build a bond with these girls, especially with the move to NEWMAC.”
Trautman ran cross country, indoor track and played lacrosse at Rhode Island College where she completed her undergraduate degree in community health and wellness with a concentration in wellness and movement studies. She continued her education at Lasell University and finished her master’s degree in athletic administration, sports management in October 2022.
Trautman grew up in Narragansett Rhode Island where she also competed as a three-sport athlete and won the DIII Lacrosse State Championship in 2013.
“I am excited to bring my vision of this program to life,” she said. “I am committed to shaping these student athletes into the best players they can be. The love for the sport has always driven me to go to the next level of playing and now coach.”