Kristen Neiderhaus and Alexandra Baca Join Cedar Stars Academy – Monmouth Girls Staff
Former Division I Athletes to Oversee Development at 2008-2005 Age Groups for 18-19 Season
Tinton Falls, NJ - Cedar Stars Academy
Cedar Stars Academy – Monmouth has officially announced the additions of Kristen Neiderhaus and Alexandra Baca to the coaching staff for the 2018-2019 season.
Neiderhaus, a four-time Scholar Athlete, four-time All-Academic Big Ten selection, and Big Ten regular season and tournament champion at Ohio State University, will oversee the development of the 2008 and 2007 girls EDP White Teams in her first season with the club.
During her youth club career, Neiderhaus was a member of, and captain for, a PDA Fire team that earned a number of accolades including, but not limited to, NJ State Cup Champions (U11 - U13, U16 and U17), Region I Champions (U13, U15, U16 and U17) and more than 15 tournament and showcase championships.
Baca, a teammate of Neiderhaus during her youth club career, is a two-time, MAAC All-Academic selection, First Team All-Northeast Conference midfielder, and a Most Valuable Player selection for her career at Monmouth University. Baca will be overseeing the 2006 and 2005 EDP teams for the upcoming soccer season.
On the youth level, In addition to the shared success with the PDA Fire as a focal point of the team, Baca was a NJCSCA All-State and All-Conference selection for Bridgewater-Raritan High School. During her career, she helped lead her school to a Section II Group IV State Sectional Championship.
"When I was brought in this winter, one of my goals was to identify more female role models for our girls,” Girls Program Director Charlie Naimo said.
“Being able to add Kris (Neiderhaus) and Alex (Baca) to our staff is like hitting the jackpot. Having coached them both as youth players, I have had the privilege of watching them grow from national champion youth players, to Division I athletes, to working professionals. I am confident they will guide their players on the path they have successfully followed in their own careers."
Please join us in welcoming Kristen and Alex to the Cedar Stars Academy –