The Cincinnati Sirens are proud to announce Brigit Reder as the Head Coach of the 2021 WPSL team. Brigit has been with the Sirens since its inception in 2015 and plans a dual role as both player and coach this season.
Despite the pandemic haltering play in 2020, the organization continues to experience rapid growth and the move comes at the perfect time for the Sirens. “We are very conscious about making decisions that best benefit our players and feel that Brigit is the right fit to lead our incredibly talented group. She has high-level experience both as a player and coach, and her vision for our organization aligns with our long-term goals. We have always been dedicated to advancing the women’s game and are proud to now have a strong woman at the helm,” said Craig Rhodis, Sirens Technical Director.
At Lakota West High School, Reder was a standout soccer player before heading to Ball State University, where she was a four-year varsity starter. She set the school’s record for minutes played in a career and scored 11 goals in her collegiate career as a defender. After leaving Ball State, she went on to play professional soccer for Seattle Sounders FC, the Western New York Flash and Ostersund DFF in Sweden.
Reder returned to Lakota West High School in 2016 where she became the Head Coach of the women’s varsity soccer program. She led her squad to a 22-0-2 finish in 2019, winning the state title in Ohio’s largest division. Reder was named the GMC Coach of the Year in 2019 and her team set school records for longest winning streak (15) and unbeaten streak (29) spanning the 2019-2020 seasons. Most recently, she was named to the United Soccer Coaches’ distinguished 30 Under 30 list for 2020-21 and has been chosen to coach the 2021 High School Girls All-American soccer game in St. Louis this May.
When asked her thoughts about becoming the Head Coach, Reder said, ” I am extremely excited for this opportunity to coach the Sirens within the WPSL. I have been fortunate enough to watch this program grow from its birth, first as a player and now as a part of the coaching staff. The commitment to this organization has been remarkable, and it all starts with the selfless model our ownership and partners in C925 have shown from the beginning. This program is about growing the game, developing talented, skillful young ladies, giving opportunity to play at the next level, and most importantly… giving back to the community in the process. I am truly grateful to be another building block in this journey, to continue developing the Cincinnati Sirens into the premier level of women’s soccer in not just the region, but the nation. The future has exciting things ahead, and I’m blessed to be a small part of that vision and mission.”
The Cincinnati Sirens are slated to compete in the Midwestern Conference of the WPSL in 2021. The season runs May-July and will be the Sirens 6th season in the league. A second Sirens squad will also compete in the regional OVPL league this Summer. Interested players can register for tryouts at cincinnatisirens.com or email [email protected] with questions.