Athletic Training

Athletic Training Staff

Ethan Solger

Head Athletic Trainer

Phone: (330) 941-3190

Sport: Football

Todd Burkey

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Phone: (330) 941-3726

Sport: Men's Basketball, Women's Tennis

Steve Lapso

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Phone: (330) 941-3190

Sport: Football, Swimming & Diving

Jennifer Lesko

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Phone: (330) 941-3726

Sport: Women's Basketball, Men's Tennis

Jeff Wills

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Phone: (330) 941-3190

Sport: Soccer

Adam Feinberg

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Phone: (330) 941-3190

Sport: Track and Field/XC, Lacrosse

Joe Marzano

Sports Performance Counselor

Jacob Brown

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Sport: Baseball, Bowling

Kyle Flora

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Sport: Softball, Men's & Women's Golf

Autumn Hammel

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Sport: Lacrosse, Volleyball

Leigh-Ann Liberto

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Sport: Football, Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving

Sports Medicine Appointment Booking

YSU student-athletes have two impressive sports medicine centers at their disposal to treat and prevent injuries.

The Willard Webster Sports Medicine Center inside of Stambaugh Stadium is the main hub and serves the majority of YSU's athletic teams. This is the main Athletic Training area for football, soccer, baseball, softball, men's and women’s golf, lacrosse, swimming and diving, and volleyball. The Beeghly Center Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Room caters to the needs of men's basketball, women’s basketball, men’s tennis, and women’s tennis student-athletes. Both facilities are well-equipped to handle any needs with the latest available and innovative equipment for the care and prevention of injuries.

Ethan Solger serves as the Penguins' Head Athletic Trainer. Solger took over the staff in the summer of 2017. He will directly oversee the athletic training needs of the football program. The staff of assistant athletic trainers includes Jenna Lesko, Jeff Wills, Todd Burkey, Adam Feinberg and Steve Lapso. Also, graduate assistants and numerous master’s of athletic training students are on hand throughout the year and work closely with all teams attending games (home and away) and practices.

The Penguins staff is assisted by a host of health care professionals in the Youngstown area, providing state-of-the-art care in prevention and treatment of athletic injuries. Dr. Ray Duffett MD, Dr. James Shina MD, Dr. J.J. Stefancin MD, Dr. Bob Johnson DDS, Dr. Eric Johnson DDS, Dr. Chris Raymond D.C., and Dr. Matt Narducci MD are on hand for all home football and basketball contests and work with all sports throughout the year.

Team Physicians:

Dr. Jim Shina – Medical Director/Internal Medicine
Dr. John J. Stefancin – Orthopedist
Dr. Ray Duffet – Orthopedist
Dr. Chris Raymond – Chiropractor
Dr. Bob Johnson –  Dentist
Dr. Eric Johnson –  Dentist
Dr. Matt Narducci – Podiatry
Dr. Anthony Russo – Internal Medicine
Dr. Joseph Marzano – Athletic Counselor/Psychotherapist
Dr. Michael Burley – Cardiologist
Dr. Nicole Kent Strollo – Women’s Health
Amy Raabe – Sports Dietitian

YSU Sports Medicine Community Partners

  • Bloomberg Eye Care
  • The Surgical Hospital at Southwoods
  • Southwoods Imaging
  • Raymond Chiropractic
  • Johnson Family Dental
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Allen’s Pharmacy
  • Advanced Counseling Services
  • Steward Health
  • DonJoy
  • Lane Life Trans
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • MercyHealth

Willard Webster Sports Medicine Center

The football program, soccer, baseball, softball, men's and women’s golf, lacrosse, swimming and diving, and volleybal are served by the Willard Webster Sports Medicine Center on the first level of Stambaugh Stadium. The Center is well equipped to handle any needs with the latest available and innovative equipment for the care and prevention of injuries.

With the support of YSU's sports medicine staff, the community’s physicians and their facilities, student-athletes can compete with the confidence that they are afforded the best care possible.

Phone Number: (330) 941-3190
Located in Room 1103 of Stambaugh Stadium

Beeghly Center Athletic Training & Rehabilitation Room

The Beeghly Center Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Room caters to the needs of men's basketball, women’s basketball, men’s tennis, and women’s tennis student-athletes.

Located on the lower level of the building, the Training Room is used throughout the volleyball, basketball, women’s golf, and swimming and diving campaigns. The Center is well equipped to handle any needs with the latest available and innovative equipment for the care and prevention of injuries. Rehabilitation equipment along with treatment tables and the latest in sports medicine innovations are available to the student-athlete.

Phone Number: (330) 941-3726
Located in Room 108 of Beeghly Center (lower level next to men's basketball locker room)

Watson and Tressel Training Site Athletic Training Room

The Watson and Tressel Training Site Athletic Training Room caters to the needs of track and field and cross country student-athletes.

The Training Room is used throughout the indoor and outdoor track and field and cross country campaigns. The WATTS is well-equipped to handle any needs with the latest available and innovative equipment for the care and prevention of injuries. Rehabilitation equipment along with treatment tables and the latest in sports medicine innovations are available to the student-athlete.

Phone Number: (330) 941-3687
Located in the WATTS