The mission of the Certified Athletic Training staff at Mercersburg is to provide quality health care for all participants in interscholastic athletics. This includes the prevention of athletic injuries and providing evaluation, first aid, triage, and rehabilitation of injuries incurred while participating on Mercersburg teams. Our certified athletic trainers (ATCs) provide a program for a safe return to the previous activity level before injury and also provide educational programming for student trainers, coaches, and athletes. This programming includes training in awareness, heat acclimitization, and sudden cardiac arrests. ATCs administer targeted training and refreshers for all coaches in areas of injury protocol and the Emergency Action Plan.
Athletic Training Center
The Athletic Training Center is located on the first floor of the athletic center, by the Davenport Squash Center.
Hours of Operation
The Athletic Training Center will open 90 minutes prior to scheduled competitions (or earlier, as needed)
Student athletes are encouraged to schedule an appointment on a free rotation during hours of operation to have an injury evaluated or to complete rehabilitation exercises.
Andrew has been working with Mercersburg athletes since the fall of 2011. He holds a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from West Chester University and a master’s in health education from Penn State University.
While at West Chester, Andrew worked with a diverse array of teams that included men’s soccer, softball, women’s gymnastics, and men's lacrosse. Prior to completing his degree, Andrew also assisted with the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings as an intern during the 2008 NFL preseason.
As a graduate assistant at Penn State, Andrew worked extensively with the Penn State men’s and women’s soccer and softball teams during his first year. His second year provided a variety of learning experiences, including work with the football, women’s ice hockey, and field hockey teams. Andrew’s area of focus throughout graduate school involved researching the issue of overtraining young athletes. Clinically, he also learned a variety of useful manual therapy techniques that he utilizes daily with Mercersburg athletes.
A Certified Athletic Trainer since 2009, Andrew is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania and is also a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society.
Leah joined the Mercersburg staff after spending eight years as the associate athletic trainer at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., where she primarily worked with the women’s soccer and softball teams. She also worked for a year with the softball team at the University of Detroit Mercy. (Both Iona and Detroit Mercy are NCAA Division I members.)
A native of Wilmington, Del., Leah earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training with a minor in sport psychology from Ithaca College, and a master’s in management with a health care administration concentration from Iona. At Ithaca, she worked with a diverse array of teams, including football, women’s soccer, baseball, track and field, and men’s basketball. Leah is a Certified Athletic Trainer, is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania, and is also a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society.
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center. Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 100 Academy Drive, Mercersburg, PA 17236 GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236 717-328-6173