LEICESTER, Mass. – Becker's Director of Sports Medicine Nicholas Ferrara announced this afternoon the hiring of Kayla Cullerton as an Associate Athletic Trainer.
In her role with Becker, Cullerton will be responsible for the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of the Hawks student-athletes. She will work closely with the football, women's soccer, men's ice hockey, and softball programs in her first season with Becker.
Cullerton comes to Becker following a stint at Bryant University where she was an athletic trainer for the Bulldogs football program. Along with her responsibilities at Bryant, she was working at Woonsocket High School in Rhode Island as their primary Athletic Trainer.
"I'm extremely passionate about Sports Medicine and I'm so excited to join an athletics staff that understands and values the profession so highly," said Cullerton. "I can't wait to help our student-athletes grow, physically and mentally, on and off the field, and I'm looking forward to being a Hawk!"
Cullerton is a certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), holding an Athletic Training License in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She is also an active member of the College Athletic Trainers Society, National Athletic Trainers Association, and the American College of Sports Medicine.
"I'm thrilled to add Kayla to our Sports Medicine team here at Becker," said Ferrara. "The athletic training experience she brings is exactly what I look for in our new hires."
Cullerton graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science, with a double minor in Coaching and Nutrition. She went on to receive her Master of Science in Athletic Training from Bridgewater State University where her clinical assignments included Boston College, Bridgewater State, Roger Williams, and Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School.
After Bridgewater State, Cullerton furthered her education, earning a Master of Education in Higher Education Counseling/Mental Health Counseling from Providence College. During her time with the Friars, she acted as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the women's soccer, softball, volleyball, and men's and women's swimming and diving programs.