Lancer Sports Medicine/Athletic Training

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The Lancer Athletic Training/Sports Medicine staff is committed to delivering the highest quality care to all of the Academy's student-athletes.

Athletic training is an important component of sports programs where active, daily involvement with athletes, physicians and coaches affects the health and well-being of the student athletes.

The training staff works to educate student-athletes and coaches to ensure injury prevention; provides diagnosis and evaluation when injuries occur, drafts appropriate treatment plans based on each individual student-athlete's needs and monitors and conducts rehabilitation of athletic-related injuries. The goal of the training staff is to effectively manage each student-athlete's injury or illness so they may safely return to physical activity with minimal time lost from their athletic participation.

We are nationally certified and state licensed athletic trainers and we are committed to maintaining the highest professional standards of quality care consistent with the National Athletic Trainers' Association.

Sash-sha Collier, ATC 703-254-6751

Malia Russo, ATC 702-501-1848

Malia Russo was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2018 obtaining two Bachelor's degrees in Athletic Training and Kinesiology.  She is currently completing her Master's degree at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Her athletic training experience includes adolescent, high school, and Division I athletics.

Sash-sha Collier was born in Honolulu, Hawai'i but moved frequently due to her father being in the military. She graduated from the University of Alabama in 2017 and is currently working to complete her Master's degree at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Her athletic training experience includes working children's football camps, high school athletics, and Division I athletics.