Monday, June 18, 2012

Sue Falsone. The Healer

Once again I'm a little bit behind on my reading, but I finally got around to the Danica Patrick-covered issue of ESPN the Magazine (6/11/2012), in which they profile 33 women who will change the way sports are being played (reflecting at the 40-year anniversary of Title IX). Our own Sue Falsone was one of the 33 (no link):

The Healer: Sue Falsone, Head athletic trainer, LA Dodgers

More than half of the 30,000-plus members of the National Athletic Trainers' Association are female. However, it was only last year that Flasone became the first to be tapped as a head athletic trainer in any of the four major sports. But the Dodgers didn't hire Falsone to break the glass ceiling. She's been put to the test early and often this season--half of the Dodgers' starting lineup, including star centerfielder Matt Kemp, is battling serious injuries--and she quickly won over the team with her confidence and assured touch. "Players care only about getting better" says her boss, Stan Conte, senior director of medical services for the Dodgers, "and they respected her right from the beginning because they knew she was the person who would get them back on the field."

2 comments:

rbnlaw said...

Is this the puzzle?
I've been busy.

Spank Morales-Mangonzales said...

Answer sent!