FAIRFIELD, OH – The Cincinnati Sirens are pleased to announce the return of three players for the 2017 WPSL season. Amanda Mason, Jackie Esterkamp and Brigit Reder have committed to compete at the highest level of women’s amateur soccer for a second season with the Sirens. All three players are returning WPSL All-Stars and are an integral part of building the roster for the Sirens second season.
“These three ladies are part of a core group that is absolutely fantastic. They are obviously great players at this level, but also great people. In our first season, we were able to establish a very entertaining style of soccer on the field and make a real difference in the community off the field. Amanda, Jackie, and Brigit were very important to that process. As we look to improve our team, and continue to be difference makers in the community, we know players like these are crucial to our success.” – John Vogt, Cincinnati Sirens owner.
Amanda Mason was a standout player at Northern Kentucky University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and was a two-time NCAA Division II All-American and named Offensive Player of the Year for the GLVC her senior season. She also received Player of the Year honors for the Daktronics Midwest Region and was named Sportswoman of the Year, College Soccer, for the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area.
Jackie Esterkamp attended Cincinnati Christian University, receiving numerous accolades including NAIA KIAC Women’s Soccer Player of the Year twice, OCSA NAIA All-Ohio Team and NAIA KIAC First Team All-Conference all four years. She graduated from CCU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently the Head Coach for the Walnut Hills JV women’s soccer team.
Brigit Reder was a four-year Varsity starter at Ball State University where she set a school record for minutes played in a career. Despite being a defender at BSU, Reder still scored 11 goals in her collegiate career and scored a hat trick in 2011 against Lamar University. She graduated from Ball State with a Special Education degree. Reder has experience playing professional soccer for Ostersund DFF in Sweden, as well as with Seattle Sounders FC and Western New York Flash.
Brigit led the defensive line last season and was a leader on the field for a defense that was third in the division in goals allowed. Jackie played multiple positions and was the dynamic force that led the attack last season. Amanda was last year’s leading scorer and is expected to fall into the same role this season.