Elon Phoenix

 

 

Eric Storsved, M.S., ACT
Director of Athletic Training Services      
Men's Basketball                                                                                                             

Eric Storsved arrived at Elon in the summer of 2007 as the Director of Athletic Training Services.  In this role, he oversees the operation of all things related to athletic training as well as serving as the head athletic trainer for men’s basketball and assisting with the football responsibilities.  Storsved came to Elon after serving as an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Evansville for four years.  He oversaw all athletic training duties for men’s basketball, women’s soccer and tennis while also serving as an Approved Clinical Instructor in an accredited athletic training cirriculum.  From the fall of 2002 to the summer of 2003, Storsved worked as an assistant athletic trainer at Adrian College where he was responsible for football, women’s basketball, men’s basketball and softball.  He was also an instructor in the Exercise Science/Physical Education Department.  Storsved earned a Masters of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training from Indiana University in 2001.  While at Indiana, he was a graduate assistant athletic trainer, responsible for the care and prevention of injuries for the softball team.  From the summer of 2000 until the spring of 2001, Storsved served as the intern assistant athletic trainer for Indiana football, assisting in the day-to-day operations of the athletic training facility.  Storsved graduated from North Dakota State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training.  

 

Martin Baker M.S., LAT, ACT
Associate Athletic Trainer
Women's Basketball

A 29-year veteran of the Elon staff, Martin Baker serves as Elon’s Associate Athletic Trainer.  In this role, he works as the athletic trainer for women’s basketball while also serving as the Coordinator for Athletic Insurance.  Baker is also an Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, serving as an Approved Clinical Instructor in Elon’s accredited program.  From 1980-2007, Baker was the Head Athletic Trainer for Elon.  He was the Director of the Athletic Trainer Education Program from 1998-2007, establishing the program, writing the self study and achieving accreditation as well as reaccreditation in 2005.  During that time, he worked as an Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, teaching athletic training courses as well as first aid and wellness classes.  Baker currently serves as the District Director of District III, Mid-Atlantic Trainers’ Assocation and serves on the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Directors.  He previously served as the secretary/treasurer of District III.  In 2000, Baker was named the North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association College and University Athletic Trainer of the Year.  Baker received a Masters of Science in Physical Education with a speciliazation in Athletic Traing from Indiana State University in August of 1980.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from State University of New York, College at Brockport in 1979.

 

A.J. Lukjanczuk M.Ed, ACT/L
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Football

A 2002 Elon graduate, A.J. Lukjanczuk returned to his alma mater in 2005 to serve as the athletic trainer for the Phoenix football team.  Lukjanczuk earned a Masters of Education with an emphasis in Sports Administration from Northwestern State University in 2004.  While at Northwestern State, he served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer, working with men’s basketball, women’s soccer and indoor and outdoor track.  He was also an instructor for First Aid/CPR and Lifetime Fitness.  Lukjanczuk also worked with the New York Jets in 2003 and 2004 as a season assistant athletic trainer.  In 2005, Lukjanczuk worked as an assistant athleti trainer for the Berlin Thunder of NFL Europe.  He worked with the head athletic trainer in all aspects of prevention, assessment and rehabilitation. 

 

Jodi McConnell M.S., ACT
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Women's Soccer, Baseball

Jodi McConnell came to Elon in the summer of ?? as an Assistant Athletic Trainer.  She currently serves as the athletic trainer for women’s soccer and baseball.  Prior to joining the Phoenix, McConnell worked at IMG Academies, specifically focusing on the soccer academy.  McConnell held the position of Assistant Athletic Trainer at Jacksonville University from 2003-04, working with volleyball and women’s basketball.  McConnell earned a Masters of Science in Physical Education from Marshall in 2003.  In her time at Marshall, McConnell worked with the football squad.  McConnell earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2001. 

 

Elly Shearman M.S., ACT
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Volleyball, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis

Elly Shearman joined the Elon staff in the summer of 2008.  She currently serves as the athletic trainer for women’s volleyball, men’s tennis and women’s tennis.  Shearman received as Masters of Science in Health and Kinesiology with a concentration in Sport Pyschology from Georgia Southern in May of 2008.  While working on her degree, Shearman worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the women’s soccer team and the volleyball squad.  A standout tennis player at the University of Tennessee-Martin, Shearman served as an athletic training intern from January of 2006 until May of 2006.  She worked as an athletic training student in the Vanderbilt Sports Medicine Clinic in the spring of 2005 while also working as an athletic training student for UT-Martin football in the spring of 2003 and 2004 and the fall of 2005.  Shearman graduate summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee-Martin with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance and a concentration in athletic training in 2005.  Shearman is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association.

 

Derek Lawrance M.S., LAT, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Men's Soccer, Softball

Derek Lawarance joined the Elon staff in the summer of 2008.  He currently works with the men’s soccer team and the softball squad.  Lawrance earned a Masters of Science in Exercise Science from Georgia Southern University in December of 2008.  While at GSU, Lawrance worked with the men’s soccer squad.  He evaluated, rehabilitated and documented injuries while also acting as a Approved Clinical Instructor of athletic training students.  While working on his degree at GSU, Lawrance interned with the D.C. United, a member of Major League Soccer.  A 2006 graduate of James Madison University, Lawarance gained experience with gymnastics, football, basketball, baseball and women’s soccer while an undergraduate. He also played soccer at Emory & Henry College for two years.