“I love so many things about my job!” says South Orangetown Central School District Head Athletic Trainer Jessica Lappe. “It is an honor to be part of the athletes’ and coaches’ experience of winning and losing throughout each season. I’m always striving to do the best for every athlete and every coach; on the field, on the court, I’m there wrapping them up, taking care of them. I’m with them, in it, the whole way.”
Lappe plays a crucial role in keeping athletes healthy and safe on and off the field. One of her primary goals is to help athletes learn basic first aid techniques so that they can manage minor injuries on their own and know when to seek expert care. “Helping our athletes learn how to take care of themselves is part of my job and it helps them to be more independent, confident and resilient,” she added.
“Jess Lappe is a true professional who cares for our student athletes and staff so well,” reported Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics Bill Pilla. “She creates a welcoming environment in the sports medicine department that has translated to a lot of success for our student athletes. She is one of the most valuable members of our school district team!”
Happy National Athletic Training Month, Jess! Thank you for consistently going above and beyond for our athletes, coaches and athletics program.