Mandy Merritt is an associate athletic trainer and physical therapist on the Notre Dame sports medicine staff, working with the Irish men's lacrosse and women's swimming & diving teams. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, she worked at the University of Delaware in a dual position with the UD Physical Therapy Clinic and the university athletic department. Her responsibilities with the UD athletics department included coverage of the Blue Hens' men's soccer, women's lacrosse and women's basketball squads. Her job also included carrying out various research protocols and testing for patients following total knee replacements, as well as pre-operation potential coper vs. non-coper ACL patients. In addition, Merritt served as an assistant instructor for a graduate level orthopedic class and is a credentialed clinical instructor in both athletic training and physical therapy.
She is a graduate of Delaware with both a bachelor's degree in athletic training and a clinical doctorate in physical therapy. After graduation, she spent one season at Towson State University, working with the Tigers' men's lacrosse team.
A native of Wellandport, Ontario, Canada, Merritt also played soccer at Delaware, where she was a two-year all-conference selection and an Academic All-America nominee.