Siena Sports Medicine Staff
Greg Dashnaw - Head Trainer
Brian McElroy - Assistant Athletic Trainer
Danielle Stabinski - Assistant Athletic Trainer
Nic Piretti - Assistant Athletic Trainer
Dr. Hamish Kerr - Team Physician
Dr. Rick Alfred - Orthopedic Consultant
Greg Dashnaw enters his 32nd year as head athletic trainer at Siena College. He is responsible for the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries to Siena's athletes. Dashnaw is responsible for 18 intercollegiate athletic teams and approximately 400 athletes.
He has helped the Albany Patroons (Continental Basketball Association) and Albany Capitals (American Soccer League) in the training and treatment of their athletes. He also served on the medical support staff at the Empire State Games from 1980-1990. Dashnaw also served as a trainer for the Albany Firebirds of the Arena Football League from 1991-1999. He was a member of the 1999 Arena Bowl Champion team.
During the summer, Dashnaw serves as the head athletic trainer for the Siena sports camps. The camps, which run for eight weeks, attract over 2,000 campers.
Dashnaw has been recognized three times by Siena's student-athletes with the Student Athlete Advisory Committee award. This distinction is presented to the person, who in the opinion of the student-athletes has had the most positive impact on their athletic life at Siena.
During the summer of 2005, Dashnaw was invited by the MAAC to serve as head trainer of the league's all-star team which toured China.
A Harrisville, N.Y. native, Dashnaw was the first, and is a two-time, recipient of the Howard J. Tucker Award for outstanding contribution to Siena basketball. He received an undergraduate degree from Plattsburgh State in 1981. At Plattsburgh, he served as student trainer for varsity sports. From Plattsburgh, Dashnaw went to Albany State (N.Y.) where he worked toward a master's degree while serving as assistant trainer. A member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, Dashnaw resides in Albany.
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Brian McElroy was hired as assistant athletic trainer on August 13, 2012. McElroy graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2010 and earned his master's degree from Seton Hall in May of 2012.
"Brian will be a key member of our team, and provide an invaluable service to our student athletes," Dashnaw said upon his hiring. "I'm very excited to have him on board, and confident he is a great fit for the Siena community."
McElroy gained valuable clinical experience serving Division I athletes at Princeton University during the 2011-12 academic year. He provided pre-activity preparations, rehabilitation programs and practice and game coverage for several teams, including football and men's lacrosse. After leaving Princeton, McElroy served as an intern for the Philadelphia Eagles' athletic training staff during the summer of 2012.
As an undergraduate at URI, McElroy worked directly with the training staff and assisted in every practice and game during spring football season. Upon graduation he worked at South Plainfield and Jackson Memorial High School in New Jersey, assisting in the care for over 800 student athletes from the fall of 2010 to the spring of 2011.
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Danielle Stabinski enters her fourth year at Siena College as an assistant athletic trainer. Stabinski graduated from Springfield College in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in athletic training and a Bachelor's degree in physical education. She also graduated from Albany Medical College in 2015 where she received her Master's degree in Bioethics.
Stabinski will assist the head trainer in the overall medical care of all student athletes, both in-season and off-season, including injury prevention and pre- and post practice treatments. She will also oversee the rehabilitation of student's athletic injuries.
Stabinski comes to Siena with a variety of athletic training experience at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. Most recently, Stabinski served as a certified athletic trainer in Troy, N.Y. at the Emma Willard School. She provided athletic training services to high school students Grade 9-12.
Stabiniski was the head athletic trainer at Ralph C. Mahar Regional School District in Orange, Mass. where she oversaw the development of the budget, policies and procedures and the implementation of the imPACT concussion program.
Stabinski's experience includes interning during the New York Giants Football training camp in 2010. As an undergraduate at Springfield College, Stabinski worked directly with the sports medicine department with several clinical rotations where she worked with injured athletes on their rehabilitation.
Danielle is a native of Schenectady, N.Y.
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Piretti enters his first year at Siena College as an assistant athletic trainer. Piretti graduated from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with a Bachelor's degree in athletic training in May 2014. He brings experiences from five colleges, one high school and one rehab clinic where he served as both an athletic training student and certified trainer to Siena.
Piretti's most recent experiences comes from his work as a certified athletic trainer at Performance Rehab Inc. in Nashua, New Hampshire. He assisted physical therapists with patient's rehabilitation exercises and notes. Piretti also provided coverage for the Nashua South High School's athletic teams.
Before working at Performance Rehab Inc., he was a certified athletic training intern at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute for a year. There he provided coverage for the football, men's and women's basketball, men's lacrosse, men's and women's ice hockey and field hockey programs. Piretti served as in athletic training intern at Siena in 2014. He assisted in coverage of the men's lacrosse program.
Piretti's experience includes working at Williams College where he assisted in practices, games and match coverage for the football and wrestling program as well as covering lacrosse, soccer, basketball, pole vault, softball and football camps at Gettysburg College. At Mount Anthony High School he covered wrestling as well as boy's and girl's lacrosse. Piretti began his athletic training experience at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts where he would perform evaluations, provide treatment and assist in rehabilitation exercises for the men's and women's soccer and basketball programs.
Dr. Hamish Kerr
Dr. Hamish Kerr is a board certified sports medicine specialist. He is the head team physician for Siena College, and has been working with the Siena College Athletic program for five years.
Dr. Kerr is the Sports Medicine Fellowship Director for Albany Medical Center and sees patients both in Latham and at Capital Region Orthopedics in Albany.
Dr. Kerr received his medical degree from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He completed residency training in combined internal medicine/pediatrics at Albany Medical College and primary care sports medicine fellowship training at the Harvard Medical School program at Children's Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Kerr is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also the Chair of the US Rugby Sports Medicine Committee and serves US Rugby Sevens and the US Olympic Committee as a team physician.
Dr. Rick Alfred
Dr. Richard H. Alfred is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, specializing in sports medicine.
Dr. Alfred received his medical degree from Albany Medical College in 1981. Dr. Alfred's postgraduate work included a fellowship in sports medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. His orthopaedic surgery residency was done at Albany Medical Center Hospital. He was a junior resident in General Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Dr. Alfred joined Capital Region Orthopaedics in 1988.
Dr. Alfred sees patients at the Albany, Latham, and Saratoga offices.