Keystone College’s athletics announced that Geisinger Sports Medicine is the official sports medicine provider of the Giants’ athletic department starting in the 2017-18 academic year.
Keystone also welcomed Carrine Putnam, Fred Locey and Janelle Spohn as athletic trainers on campus from Geisinger.
Geisinger Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will now provide all of the athletic training services, including top-notch professional coverage for Keystone’s 21 varsity sports teams and over 300-plus student-athletes who compete for the Giants.
Keystone student-athletes will also benefit by having greater access to comprehensive treatments and specialists available in the Geisinger Health System throughout the region.
“The health and well-being of our student-athletes is the absolute top priority our athletic department and this arrangement with Geisinger further solidifies this commitment to our student-athletes,” said Dr. Matthew Grimaldi, Keystone’s Director of Athletics. “We are very excited to have Geisinger as our sole provider of our athletic training needs and our student-athletes will greatly benefit from their excellent staff and outstanding resources in the region.”
Putnam worked at Keystone last year, beginning on a part-time basis in the fall semester before assuming interim head athletic training duties in the spring semester.
She joined Geisinger after obtaining a bachelor of science degree in athletic training from Ithaca College, where she worked with many of the Bombers’ athletic programs during rotations.
Putnam, who is certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association as well as being a certified American Red Cross Health Care Provider for CPR and AED, spent six years as a student athletic training aide at Nauset Regional High School in Eastham, Massachusetts, and was also a first responder for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod Baseball League for three seasons.
A four-year member of Ithaca’s crew team, Putnam was the recipient of the Laurence S. Hill and Adrian M. Newens Scholarship in Health Professions and was inducted into the Chi Sigma Alpha Honor Society for student-athletes.
Locey joined Geisinger’s staff in 2007 and has been an athletic trainer at Greater Nanticoke Area High School for the past 10 years.
He joined Geisinger after spending a year as an athletic trainer at Pittston Area High School.
Locey, who holds a certification from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and is certified in CPR and AED use, has been a camp athletic trainer for football camps at Lehigh University and at the Pine Forest Camp.
He also holds a Pennsylvania Athletic Training Licensure and is certified as a corrective exercise specialist.
Locey earned a bachelor of science degree in athletic training from King’s College in 2006 before obtaining a master of science degree in exercise science and health promotion from California University of Pennsylvania in 2010.
Spohn has been employed by Geisinger since 2011 and has worked as an athletic trainer at Meyers High School in Wilkes-Barre for the past six years.
She has also volunteered her athletic training skills at numerous events, including the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games, the Scranton Half Marathon, the NEPA Sports and Fitness Expo and the Geisinger Turkey Trot 5K, among others.
Spohn is licensed by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and is a registered orthopedic technologist.
She is also certified in CPR/AED by the American Heart Association and holds a Pennsylvania PreK-4 teaching certification.
Spohn earned a bachelor of science degree in exercise science from Bloomsburg University in 2009 and completed her master of science in clinical athletic training in 2010.
She also obtained a master of science in education from Gwynedd Mercy University in 2017.
For more information about Geisinger Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, visit www.geisinger.org/sportsmedicine.