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The Performance Team: Combining Notre Dame's Resources to Make Irish Athletes Bigger, Faster, Stronger

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04/27/2012

MLAX: Inside the Walls of Arlotta

Fighting Irish Digital Media presents - Notre Dame Men's Lacrosse - Inside The Walls Of Arlotta

Mandy Merritt first started at Notre Dame in January of 2008 as an Associate Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer. She is currently the men's lacrosse athletic trainer and sports medicine rehabilitation specialist. She became certified in the unique skill of Dry Needling in May 2013 and utilizes it on athletes of all sports.

Merritt graduated from the University of Delaware in May 2001, and started physical therapy school also at UD in May 2002. She graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in December 2005. Merritt went on to work at Towson University as the Men's Lacrosse head athletic trainer before returning to work at the University of Delaware in a dual position with the UD Physical Therapy clinic and the University's athletic department. Within the Physical Therapy clinic, she was a clinical instructor and researcher in TKA and coper vs. non coper ACL; within the athletic department Merritt worked with women's basketball, men's soccer, and women's lacrosse.

Merritt was chosen as the volunteer head athletic trainer for the 2012 U-19 USA Men's Lacrosse team, which is won the gold medal at the Worlds in Turku, Finland in July of 2012.

In her free time, Merritt is an avid soccer player, participating in intramural & co-ed recreational leagues as well as women's and competitive leagues. She was a four-year academic scholar athlete, playing Division 1 Soccer on a full scholarship at the University of Delaware. Merritt was named to 1st team all-conference two years, was an Academic All-American nominee, and top 10 in goals scored, assists, and points in her career as a Blue Hen.

Merritt hails from Wellandport, Ontario, Canada, and currently resides in South Bend. She is married to Nathan Johnson, and the couple has two sons, Grady and McCormack, and two golden retrievers, Steve and Toby.

Mandy Merritt
Mandy  Merritt

Position:
Associate Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist

Department:
Sports Medicine

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