In honor of the 2020 National Athletic Training Month, the Southwestern Conference would like to recognize a special group within its Athletic Department family—Certified Athletic Trainers.
During March, Athletic Trainers across America are being recognized for their commitment to helping people prevent injuries and stay healthy and active. Athletic Trainers are Health Care Professionals, highly educated and dedicated to the job at hand. Athletic Trainers can be found in high schools and colleges, corporations, professional sports, the military, performing arts and clinics, hospitals and physician offices. They provide compassionate care for all.
“Athletic Trainers are the lifeblood our our Athletic Departments,” Midview Athletics Director Dan May said. “Whether they are working with their own student-athletes or assisting with the players from the other teams, the SWC’s athletic training professionals do a fabulous job. These individuals are not recognized enough for their efforts and the long hours they dedicate to our kids. We thank their families for allowing them to spend so much time away from home.”
The Southwestern Conference would like to salute the following Athletic Trainers for providing quality health care for our student-athletes every day.
Amherst Steele – Cory Bendlak (Rehabilitation Consultants)
Avon – Jim O’Leary and Beth Hauk (Cleveland Clinic)
Avon Lake – Matt Yonkof and Julie Lemma (Cleveland Clinic)
Berea-Midpark – Beau Kinnaird, Jessica Hunt and Nick Critchfield (Southwest General)
Lakewood – Jennifer Dix (Cleveland Clinic)
Midview – Cody Florian (Cleveland Clinic)
North Olmsted – Stacy Slack (Cleveland Clinic)
North Ridgeville – Lindsay Palmer (University Hospital)
Olmsted Falls – Kevin Pullella and Nick Critchfield (Southwest General)
Westlake – AJ Sardini (University Hospital)
Next time you stop in your Athletic Training Room or see them at a competition, make sure you take a moment to show your appreciation for all that these medical professionals do!