State College Area School DistrictAthletic Training Servicesprovided by:Meet our Athletic Trainers:Lauren DamianoLauren is originally from Dunmore, PA, where she played softball at Dunmore High School before transitioning to rugby in college. She attended Lock Haven University for both her Bachelor's and Master's degree.Lauren's bachelor's degree is in Health Science Pre-Physical Therapy and Psychology, and she owns a Master's Degree in Athletic Training. During her time at LHU, she assisted with multiple research studies, in addition to conducting her own IRB-approved research project in her final year of graduate school.Before coming to State High, she completed a semester-long internship with Bucknell University, where she was able to learn many hands-on skills that translate into her day-to-day life and work as an AT! The most enjoyable part of her job is getting to know the athletes and their families, and knowing that she is able to help them both on and off the field.She looks forward to working with all of our student-athletes!Ryan KnightRyan is a 2009 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School. He was a two-sport athlete, earning letters in soccer and baseball during his high school career. Ryan graduated from Liberty University where he obtained a B.S. in Athletic Training in 2013. In 2015, he completed his graduate studies from Lock Haven University, majoring in Sports Psychology.Ryan began his athletic training career as a graduate assistant at Bald Eagle Area High school for two years and was most recently the head athletic trainer at Bellefonte Area High School for the last six years.Ryan currently lives in Bellefonte with his wife Brooke and his two children, Kennedy and Palmer.Ryan takes pride in providing quality care for all of SCASD’s athletes, meeting not just their physical needs, but emotional and spiritual needs as well during recovery from difficult injuries.Maeve McFeely
Maeve was born and raised in the State College area, where she graduated from Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy in 2016. She mainly participated in fencing, golf, and basketball.
After high school, Maeve stayed in the area and attended the Pennsylvania State University. She continued her fencing career through college with the Penn State Fencing Club. Maeve graduated from Penn State in 2020 with a B.S. in Athletic Training.
After graduating from Penn State, Maeve moved to Athens, Ohio to attend Ohio University. In April 2022, she graduated with a Master's in Athletic Training. While attending Ohio University, she completed research on assessing concussions in high school athletes. She was also a graduate assistant where, she was the head athletic trainer for Eastern High School in Reedsville, OH.
She is excited to return to State College and work with the SCASD athletes!Dan ChaseDan is originally from Cato, NY, a small rural community in central New York near Syracuse. Dan also attended Cato-Meridian High School and graduated in 1992. With an interest in helping others and being an avid sports fan, he chose to pursue the occupation of Athletic Training in college. Dan attended Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa where he held the position of captain of their cross-country team. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Sports Medicine with a concentration in Athletic Training in 1996. From there, he went on to graduate school at Frostburg State University, MD. In 1998, Dan then went on to obtain a Masters of Science in Human Performance.Dan enjoys helping the community and is looking forward to getting to know all of the SCASD athletes!