SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine— The Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) athletics department has announced its newest partnership with Maine Medical Partners Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and the appointment of Sarah Daniels as the program’s Head Athletic Trainer.
Daniels comes to SMCC from Norfolk State University (Norfolk, Va.) where she completed her graduate assistant work as an athletic trainer at the Division I level—managing prevention, treatment, education, and rehabilitation programs specifically for the Spartan’s softball and football programs.
Prior to Norfolk State, Daniels worked as an Athletic Training Intern at both Radford University (Radford, Va.) and Saint Michael’s College (Colchester, Vt.) where she served a variety of sports programs to include cross country, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, and alpine skiing.
A native of Scarborough, Maine, Daniels has considerable experience providing care at athletic camps and clinics both at the youth and collegiate level.
Daniels graduated from the University of Vermont (Burlington, Vt.) with her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2013 and went on to earn her master’s degree at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Va.) completed in May 2017. She has also served as a Teaching Assistant at both of her alma maters in Anatomical Kinesiology and Fundamentals of Athletic Training.
Daniels is published in the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation for her research on The Effects of Low-Intensity Therapeutic Ultrasound on Measureable Outcomes. She has also submitted another piece for publication entitled Intra and Inter-Rater Reliability of Diagnostic Ultrasound in Athletic Trainers to the Journal of Athletic Training and Sport Healthcare.
Daniels received her Athletic Trainer Certification (ATC) in 2013 and is a NATA Certified Member of the Maine Association of Athletic Trainers.
Director of Athletics Matt Richards stated, “We are extremely pleased with our new athletic training services provider Maine Medical Partners Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Sarah comes to our program with outstanding experience and I’m looking forward to having her work with our coaches and student-athletes.”
Daniels commented, “I’m thrilled to have such a wonderful opportunity in such a beautiful place and excited to start work with both SMCC and Maine Medical Partners. I can’t wait to meet everyone and get the year started!”