NEWTON, Mass. – Entering her sixth season at Mount Ida College, Katy Annunziata, ATC, will take over as the Head Athletic Trainer, effective immediately.
Annunziata has held the position of Interim Head Athletic Trainer since this past January after serving as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the past four and a half years.
"I am excited for this opportunity to take the next step in my career while remaining at Mount Ida College, where I have already formed so many relationships with student-athletes and staff members," said Annunziata, who has most recently been the primary trainer for men's and women's soccer, women's basketball, and men's and women's lacrosse, while assisting with all 16 of Mount Ida College's sports.
Her experience with athletic training and her time at Mount Ida College and the unique challenges and opportunities for the sports medicine office will make for a smooth transition into the head role. She has already begun to put in place new practices, including the move to a digital system for student-athletes to submit their medical forms, beginning this summer for fall of 2016.
"I think that we are at an important and exciting time for Mount Ida athletics. I look forward to being able to put my stamp on the athletic training department and working hard to make it one of the most efficient, responsible and professional departments in the region."
Annunziata is a licensed and certified Athletic Trainer by the Board of Certification and a member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association. She is also First Aid and CPR certified by the American Heart Association and as a National Academy of Sports Medicine Performance Enhancement Specialist.
Before coming to Mustang City, Annunziata spent time at The University of Pennsylvania-Fayette athletic department in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, where she was the primary Athletic Trainer for golf, volleyball, cross country, basketball, baseball, and softball.
A 2009 graduate from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, where she was also a student athletic trainer, Annunziata went on to graduate from California University of Pennsylvania in May 2011 with a Master's of Science in Athletic Training.
Annunziata will oversee second year assistant athletic trainer Noelle Boran and another assistant athletic trainer, who will be hired after a search this summer.