Lake Erie College enters into athletic trainer agreement with University Hospitals


Lake Erie College students will soon see two new faces on campus clad in University Hospitals’ logoed apparel. Building on an existing relationship between the two organizations, Lake Erie College and University Hospitals have entered into a new agreement to provide the College with athletic training services.

“We are truly excited about continuing to work with Lake Erie College and supporting not just the athletic department there but the College community as a whole,” said Joe Blasiole, MHS, PT, AT, Vice President at UH Rehabilitation Services.

The two UH trainers joining the Storm family are Kandis Maust, who holds a B.S. in athletic training from The Ohio State University and an M.S. in athletic training from Ohio University, and Sabrina Forstein, who earned a B.S.E. in exercise science from Bowling Green State University and an M.S. in athletic training from The University of Findlay. 

“On behalf of the Storm Athletic Department I want to thank University Hospitals and Joe Blasiole, Paul Smith, and Dr. Shana Miskovsky for their efforts in particular,” said Reid Guarnieri, Director of Athletics at Lake Erie College. “Through this partnership, we will be afforded the opportunity to expand our sports medicine program and the coverage provided to our most cherished resource, our students. Our team physician, Dr. Miskovsky, has been an outstanding guiding force in this endeavor. Words cannot express the gratitude we have for her and the people at UH.”

“Head Athletic Trainer Molly Hoffman and myself are both very excited to welcome Kandis and Sabrina to Lake Erie College,” said Guarnieri. “They have each spent time working with high-level student-athletes and have the perfect personalities to mesh with our existing personnel and practices. We hope this is a partnership that will continue for many years!”

The new athletic trainer agreement is indicative of LEC’s growing relationship with UH, which began with the initial planning of the College’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program in 2010 and its ultimate implementation in 2014. Under this partnership, PA students at LEC have access to world-class clinical experiences in one of the nation’s leading healthcare systems. The PA program will be graduating its first class of students on May 6 and continues to attract quality students from across the country and abroad.

"Lake Erie is thriving because of partnerships like the one we have with UH," said Interim President Peter Gerhart. "We're very excited about this agreement." 

For more information on Lake Erie College's athletic trainer agreement with UH, contact Reid Guarnieri at

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