The month of March is National Athletic Training Month. Marist High School is fortunate to have two athletic trainers, Hannah Doyle and Mary McHugh, that go above and beyond in ensuring our student athletes get the training and care they need to be successful.
Marist Athletic Director, Eric Simpson, shared the following words on our awesome athletic trainers:
Hannah Doyle has been making a meaningful impact at Marist H.S. for 11 years. First and foremost, Hannah is focused on the safety and well-being of the student athletes on our campus, be they RedHawks or visiting students. Hannah has provided professional care for student athletes suffering from serious medical events including compound fractures, concussions, heat illness, and seizures among many others. Hannah’s calm demeanor, knowledge, and experience in these high stress moments has been greatly appreciated by everyone involved. Many times, Hannah’s care for our athletes has included accompanying students to the hospital. Hannah is also a very involved in the physical rehab and maintenance with our athletes and her positive personality is an asset to them from a mental health standpoint.
Above and beyond being a terrific trainer at Marist, Hannah has developed great relationships with our school community because of her enthusiasm for our teams and her care and concern for our students. Hannah travels with many of our teams when she is not required to do so. While all of our athletic programs respect and appreciate Hannah’s hard work, she is widely know as our competitive cheer team’s biggest supporter and her love of football and softball have made her especially close to those programs. In her current job as our director of student activities, Hannah has forged relationships with many students outside of the athletic realm. We have seen an increase in programming, event attendance, and overall school spirit as a result of Hannah’s hard work in her new role at Marist.
Hannah, we are so grateful for your hard work and dedication to Marist students for all these years. You are truly loved and appreciated on 115th St. Happy Athletic Trainer Month!!
Mary McHugh has been a GREAT addition to our athletic training team at Marist. She is an extremely knowledgeable trainer who provides professional care for our students whether attending to an injury, assisting in rehab, or providing pre or post activity training services. Mary’s willingness to provide training service for some of our most physical athletic events including football, wrestling, hockey and rugby is greatly appreciated and a reflection of her medical knowledge and experience. Above and beyond the professional care that she provides to our school community, Mary is a pleasure to work with because of her positive personality and smile. Our student athletes have embraced Mary because of her warm demeanor. It is a true pleasure to work with someone who genuinely seems to enjoy her job and helping others. We know the athletic schedule at Marist H.S. is a challenging one for trainers and we appreciate the many events and late nights that Mary works in order to keep us safe and healthy. We are very lucky to have Mary McHugh looking after us at Marist H.S. and we appreciate all she does. Happy Athletic Trainer Month, Mary!
The 2023 slogan for National Athletic Training Month is, “There’s an AT for that,” and at Marist we know we have two of the best! Thank you Hannah and Mary for all you do for our student athletes.