MaineGeneral Sports Medicine's athletic trainers

Sports Medicine

Are you an athlete in school? A weekend warrior? Somewhere in between? If you get hurt, we're with you!

MaineGeneral's Sports Medicine specializes in the care, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of common sports-related injuries to athletes of all ages throughout the Kennebec Valley region.

Our team of health care professionals offers quick patient access, accurate injury assessment and comprehensive injury management. This team includes fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons, primary care sports medicine physicians, certified athletic trainers and physical and occupational therapists.

We also provide timely and thorough communication with parents, coaches and athletes.

Our staff is available for area schools, colleges, summer and sports camps and recreational programs to:

  • Provide game/event coverage and evaluate and treat injuries on site
  • Work closely with injured athletes' family doctors and specialists to coordinate treatment and rehabilitation
  • Provide complete rehabilitation follow-up for a safe return to sports
  • Answer questions about sports-related injuries
  • Conduct clinics and education sessions
  • Help coaches and athletes develop training and conditioning programs
  • Design programs that meet each school's or team's unique needs

To contact the Sports Medicine Access and Response Team (SMART), call or text message (207) 877-4754 or e-mail SMART.

Common Sports-Related Injuries

Injury information was written and reviewed for accuracy by MaineGeneral Sports Medicine staff and physicians. Click on any topic to view common sports injuries affecting that part of the body.

Sports Medicine Team

Our team consists of certified athletic trainers, occupational and physical therapists and other medical professionals. We are part of an extensive network of related health care professionals who specialize in caring for injured athletes.

Athletic Trainers

Samantha Farago, ATC
Phone: (207) 873-8140
Email: samantha.farago@mainegeneral.org

Samantha joined the Sports Medicine team on a per diem basis in 2014 and accepted a full-time position in 2016. She received her bachelor's degree in athletic training from the University of Maine at Orono. She is a certified athletic trainer through the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) and is licensed in Maine.

Samantha provides athletic training services to Winslow High and Junior High Schools.

Rich Garini, ATC, CEAS
Phone: (207) 621-7525
Email: richard.garini@mainegeneral.org

Rich joined the staff in July 2007. He received his bachelor's degrees in exercise science with a concentration in athletic training from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC in 1993. His previous experience includes providing clinical rehabilitation services in an outpatient setting as well as athletic training coverage for high schools.

Rich has provided athletic training coverage for international cycling events, Olympic paddling world-qualifying events and IPRA rodeos. Rich provides athletic training services to Maranacook Community High and Middle Schools and Winthrop High and Middle Schools.

Jill Haskell, MS, ATC, CSCS
Phone: (207) 621-7525
E-mail: jill.haskell@mainegeneral.org

Jill joined the Sports Medicine team in July 2001. She has a bachelor's degree in kinesiology from the University of New Hampshire in Durham and a master's degree in health science from Springfield College in Springfield, MA.

Jill is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She provides athletic training services to Hall-Dale High and Middle Schools, Monmouth Academy and Monmouth Middle School.

She also participates in the educational process of family medicine residents at the Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency program during orthopaedic rotations and sports medicine electives.

Alycia Nored, ATC
Phone: (207) 621-7525
Email: alycia.laferte@mainegeneral.org

Alycia joined the Sports Medicine team in August 2012. She has a bachelor's degree in athletic training from the University of Maine in Orono.

She is a certified athletic trainer through the BOC and is licensed in Maine. She also has a certificate in teaching physical education and health.

Alycia provides athletic training services to Cony High and Middle Schools in Augusta as well as the University of Maine at Augusta.

Patrick Norwood, ATC
Phone: (207) 621-7525
Email: patrick.norwood@mainegeneral.org

Patrick joined the Sports Medicine team in August 2014. He has a bachelor's degree in athletic training from the University of Maine at Orono. Patrick provides athletic training services to Gardiner High School and Richmond High and Middle Schools.

Chris Sementelli, MEd, ATC
Phone: (207) 621-7525
Email: chris.sementelli@mainegeneral.org

Chris serves as the program manager for MaineGeneral Sports Medicine and has worked for MaineGeneral Medical Center since September 1990. He received his bachelor's degree in sports medicine from Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA and completed his master's degree from Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD.

Chris currently provides athletic training services to Erskine Academy in South China, the University of Maine at Augusta and within the Augusta and Waterville communities.

He also serves on the Maine Principals Association's Sports Medicine Committee and the board of the Maine Concussion Management Initiative.

Emily Staples, ATC​
Phone: (207) 621-7500
Email: emily.staples@mainegeneral.org

Emily joined the Sports Medicine team on a per diem basis in 2016 and accepted a full-time position in the summer of 2018. She received her bachelor's degree in athletic training from the University of Southern Maine. Emily is a certified athletic trainer through the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) and is licensed in Maine.

She provides athletic training services to Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools.

Nick Thompson, ATC, CSCS
Phone: (207) 873-8140
Email: nicholas.thompson@mainegeneral.org

Nick joined the Sports Medicine staff in 2005. He has a bachelor's degree in health science from Johnson State College in Johnson, VT.

He is a certified athletic trainer through the BOC and is licensed in Maine. Nick also is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

He is assigned to provide athletic training services to Messalonskee High and Middle Schools.

Steve Tosi, MA, ATC
Phone: (207) 873-8140
Email: steve.tosi@mainegeneral.org

A certified athletic trainer through the BOC and licensed in Maine, Steve has a bachelor's degree in physical education-teaching from Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, VT and a master's degree in physical education-athletic training from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.

Employed by MaineGeneral since 1992, Steve provides athletic training services to Lawrence High and Junior High Schools in Fairfield. He also serves as the fundraising chair for the MATA.

Medical Staff

James Dunlap, MD

Dr. Dunlap earned his medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas, NV and completed family medicine residency training and a sports medicine fellowship at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine with added qualifications in sports medicine.

Dr. Dunlap specializes in non-operative sports medicine, including orthopaedics, concussion management, female athletes and athletes with cardiac issues.

Chris Lutrzykowski, MD

Dr. Lutrzykowski earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA and graduated from the Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency program. He also completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, MA.

Dr. Lutrzykowski is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine with added qualifications in sports medicine. He specializes in non-operative sports medicine, including orthopaedics, concussion management, female athletes and athletes with cardiac issues.

Anthony Mancini, MD

Dr. Mancini is a graduate of Brown University in Providence, RI and the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, VT. He completed a five-year residency in orthopaedics at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, MA and a sports medicine fellowship at The New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA.

Dr. Mancini joined the orthopaedic team at Augusta Orthopaedic Associates, now MaineGeneral Orthopaedics, in 1992, where he specializes in sports medicine, shoulder and arthroscopic surgery and general orthopaedics.

​Michael MacKechnie, MD

Dr. MacKechnie graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal, Quebec, completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario and an orthopaedic surgery sports medicine fellowship at the University of California Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA.

He is certified in orthopaedic surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is board eligible by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. MacKechnie specializes in sports medicine, general orthopaedics and arthroscopic surgery, including hip arthroscopy.

Robert B. Stevens, DO

Dr. Stevens earned his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, followed by a residency in family medicine at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He then completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship at Evergreen Sports Medicine Fellowship, a program offered and run collaboratively by the Maine Dartmouth and Central Maine Medical Center family medicine residency programs.

Dr. Stevens is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine with added qualifications in sports medicine. He specializes in non-operative sports medicine including pediatric athletes, fracture care, concussion management, recreational athletes and sideline management.

Mark Wright, PA-C

Mr. Wright is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine's Physician Assistant Program in New Haven, CT and has a master's degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in Chicago, IL. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Contact Us

Augusta: (207) 621-7525

Oakland: (207) 873-8140

Manchester: (207) 626-7222

Winthrop: (207) 621-7525