ARLINGTON, Va. – The Marymount University Athletics Department has announced the addition of Associate Athletic Trainer Karen Lipyanek and Assistant Athletic Trainer Hannah Wohltmann to the Sports Performance staff.
Lipyanek joins Marymount after spending three years with Universal Health Services Sports Medicine as an Athletic Trainer at Chenango Valley High School in Binghamton, N.Y. She covered all sports, including traveling with the football team and with teams during postseason play.
"We are excited to have Karen join the Marymount Sports Performance staff," Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance, Ryan Wildenhain said. "Her wealth of sports medicine knowledge and background developing policies and procedures will be extremely beneficial as the Sports Performance department looks to grow"
She also helped to develop the Sports Performance and Athletic Training programs, developed concussion protocols for Chenango Valley, and worked on an information series on nutrition for the athletes.
Before her time at Chenango Valley, Lipyanek served as an Athletic Training Graduate Assistant at Ithaca College, where she covered multiple athletic teams from 2015 to 2016.
She earned a Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Sciences from Ithaca, following a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Kean University.
In her time at Kean, she worked with the football, softball, and women's soccer programs, while also worked with Linden High School.
Wohltmann joins the Saints, following two years at University of Florida as an Athletic Training Graduate Assistant. She worked as the Recreational Sports Department Athletic Trainer, covering over 50 sports clubs for over 1,000 athletes; she also covered special events and intramural games.
"Hannah is a passionate and dynamic athletic trainer," Wildenhain said. "She has a strong desire to progress the field of athletic training and, without a doubt, will be an asset for Marymount Sports Performance, as we look to collaborate with other departments on campus"
She worked with the Varsity Spirit team at Florida, as well, covering the National Championship event and various camps and clinics around the state of Florida.
Before Florida, Wohltmann attended University of New Hampshire, where she was the Track & Field Athletic Trainer. Along with the track team, she worked with women's volleyball, men's soccer, and the Campus Recreation Department.
Wohltmann helped cover the America East Conference championships for track & field in 2017.
She received a Master of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology from Florida, following a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from New Hampshire.