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: MBB, WGOLF

Steve Lapso

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Phone: (330) 941-3190

Sport: FB, MGOLF

Jennifer Lesko

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Phone: (330) 941-3726

Sport: Women's Basketball

Julia Slepko

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Phone: (330) 941-3190

Sport: XC, T&F

Jeff Wills

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Phone: (330) 941-3190

Sport: Soccer, Bowling

Caitlin Kilcoyne

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Sport: Baseball

Samantha Maze

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Sport: VB, S&D

Joe Nash

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Sport: Softball

Luke Cantin

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Sport: Football, Tennis

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. There is also a training and rehabilitation room in Beeghly Center that caters to the needs of the volleyball, swimming and diving, men's and women’s golf, and men's and women's basketball squads. The centers 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, Julia Slepko 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 Marzanno – Athletic Counselor/Psychotherapist

Willard Webster Sports Medicine Center

The football program, track & field, women’s soccer, baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s tennis 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 & Rehabilitation Room caters to the needs of volleyball, women’s golf, swimming & diving, and men's and women's basketball 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

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