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Pair appointed to athletic training staff
Friday, August 21, 2015

Pair appointed to athletic training staff

Fredonia head athletic trainer Erik Barkley, middle, is flanked by Erin Lanni, left, and Kelly Wilson, right.

Fredonia Director of Athletics Greg Prechtl announced the appointment of two assistant athletic trainers, Erin Lanni and Kelly Wilson. Both women come to Fredonia from major college programs.

Lanni served as a graduate assistant at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., where she worked with the softball, women's volleyball, and women's soccer teams. She also served as the assistant host athletic trainer for the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference softball tournament. She earned her Master's of Arts degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech in May 2015.

Prior to pursuing her master's degree, Lanni attended Roanoke College and earned a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in 2013. She assisted with the Roanoke softball, women's soccer, women's volleyball, men's basketball, and men's lacrosse teams and was a student assistant and team manager for the men's basketball team from 2011 to 2013. Other duties have included providing athletic training assistance at the 2013 Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl (the Division III football championship game), and working with the Salem (Va.) High School football team.

Holder of two degrees from the University of Akron, Wilson served one year -- July 2014 to July 2015 -- as an athletic training fellow at the University of Michigan. Her primary sport was women's rowing. She also assisted with the women's softball team during the fall of 2014 and served as the host assistant trainer for the 2014 Big Ten women's field hockey tournament and the 2015 Big Ten women's gymnastic tournament. She provided coverage for the Michigan cheerleading and dance teams at home football and basketball games.

Upon attending Akron, Wilson earned a Bachelor of Science/Education in Athletic Training in 2012 -- summa cum laude -- and a Master's of Science in Exercise Physiology in 2014. As an undergrad, she assisted with the football, women's volleyball, track and field/cross country, and men's soccer teams. As a graduate assistant, she worked with women's volleyball, swimming and diving, and women's tennis.

Wilson will also serve as Fredonia's part-time strength and conditioning coach.

In addition to Lanni and Wilson, the athletic training staff consists of Erik Barkley, who's beginning his ninth year at Fredonia as head athletic trainer, along with team physician Dr. Brian Mata.

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