SHU Athletics Announces Graduate Assistant Hires

SHU Athletics Announces Graduate Assistant Hires

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The Sacred Heart University Athletic Department has announced the hiring of the graduate assistants for the 2018-19 season. SHU will be adding five graduate assistants/interns that will work within Athletic Training, Strength and Conditioning or External Affairs.

The Athletic Training offices has added Katy Daly as a graduate assistant athletic trainer and Christian Corona as an intern athletic trainer. Daly brings on several types of experience. From 2015-17, she worked as an assistant athletic trainer at Williams College with the women's basketball, softball, men's and women's skiing and men's lacrosse programs. 

From 2014-2016, Daly worked as an assistant athletic trainer at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where she worked with the men's soccer, women's volleyball and women's basketball programs, as well as the Dance Company. Most recently, Daly worked as the head softball athletic trainer and assistant football athletic trainer for Newberry College.

Daly received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in May 2017.

Corona brings on several types of experience. In 2016, he worked as an athletic trainer at Hamden Hall Day School and with the Yale football program. In August 2017, Corona interned as an athletic trainer for the University of Virginia, where he conducted hydration testing, managed athletes with heat related illness, monitored the sidelines for on field injuries and designed rehabilitation programs for both operative and non-operative injuries.

From 2016-2018, he interned as an athletic trainer with the softball, men's and women's soccer and women's ice hockey programs at Quinnipiac University.

Corona received his Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training from Quinnipiac University in May 2018.

The strength and conditioning offices added Lila Palmer and Brian Stryffeler as graduate assistants. Palmer was a former personal trainer intern for The Metal Chapter Strength and Conditioning Center in Houston, Texas. Most recently, she acted as a former strength and conditioning student intern at Sacred Heart University.

Palmer received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Nutrition in May 2018 from Sacred Heart University, where she was a four-year letterwinner for the women's volleyball team. While at Sacred Heart, Palmer was a two-time NSCA All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year and was awarded the SHU Strength and Conditioning Award in 2018.

Stryffeler also brings on several types of experience. From January 2016 to May 2016, he worked as an Applied Exercise Physiology Tutor at Campbell University. From January 2017 to May 2017, Stryffeler worked as a Strength and Conditioning intern for Campbell University.

Stryffeler most recently functioned as the Football Strength and Conditioning intern for the University of Florida's football program from January 2018 to April.

Stryffeler received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Medicine from Campbell University in December 2017.

Finally, the External Affairs office has added Aaron Gaberman as an athletic communications graduate assistant. Gaberman spent the past year as a post-graduate media relations intern at Villanova University where he served as the primary contact for men's golf, softball, and water polo as well as the University's Varsity Club Hall of Fame. Additionally, he provided extensive support for several other programs including the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship team and FCS football program.

Prior to Villanova, Gaberman spent five semesters as a Sports Information Department Intern at his alma mater Marist College where he assisted in producing written athletic game previews for the Marist College Athletics website; formulating backup game statistics, preparing game day programs, and running game stats to media members during game day events.

Gaberman has also spent a summer in 2016 as a Sports Publicity Intern at Yale University where he served as the primary contact for men's ice hockey and lacrosse. In 2015 he spent his summer as an athletic communications department intern at Sacred Heart University. Prior to his summer internship at SHU, Gaberman interned with the Bridgeport Bluefish Independent Baseball team in 2014.

Gaberman earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Marist College in 2017 with a concentration in Sports Communications. He is a 13-year brain cancer survivor and currently resides in Wilton, Connecticut.