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Lake Superior State University Sports Medicine


Mission Statement

Lake Superior State University Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to providing all student-athletes a level of care that ensures their safe participation, aids in their individual and team's success and preserves their ability to enjoy a lifetime of physical activity. The professional medical staff is also dedicated to educating student-athletes and assisting them in developing their ability to make informed decisions regarding their personal health.



Athletic Training Staff

 John Teasley

John Teasley M.Ed. ATC

Phone: (906) 635-2604


John is presently in his third year as a certified athletic trainer at Lake Superior State and started at LSSU in early August 2017.

His primary sport responsibilities for the Lakers are women's volleyball, women's & men's basketball, women's & men's cross country, and women's & men's track.

Teasley, a native of Holland, Mich., arrives to LSSU after spending 2015-17 at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz.  At ASU, Teasley was a certified graduate assistant athletic trainer for the Sun Devils' men's and women's tennis teams along with women's lacrosse.

Before Arizona State, Teasley served as a student athletic trainer at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., from 2011-15 where he assisted in athletic training duties for men's ice hockey, women's soccer, and men's & women's tennis.

Teasley graduated in 2015 from Michigan State and majored in athletic training.  He then received a Master's of Arts in Education degree from Arizona State in 2017.



Patrick Sarni


Patrick Sarni, MS, AT, ATC

Phone: 906-635-2847


Patrick Sarni enters his first year as co-head athletic trainer at Lake Superior State University in 2019-20.

Prior to Lake Superior State, Sarni served as an assistant athletic trainer at Lawrence Technological University, where he worked as the primary athletic trainer for both the NAIA and ACHA DIII hockey teams, and the men's and women's tennis teams in 2018-19.

Before his time at Lawrence Tech, Sarni was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of South Carolina (2016-18), where he worked with the men's basketball, men's tennis, golf and football programs.

Before his time at University of South Carolina, Sarni assisted with various teams, including hockey, while pursuing his bachelor's degree at Michigan State University (2012-2016). In addition, he completed a summer athletic training internship with the Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball organization in 2015.

A native of Perrysburg, Ohio, Sarni holds a Master of Science in advanced athletic training from the University of South Carolina ('18) and Bachelor of Science in athletic training from Michigan State University ('16).

Sarni resides in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.



Medical Staff






Medical Forms


2019-20 Returning Student Athlete PPE Forms


2019-20 Freshman & Transfer Student PPE Forms


2019-20 Primary Insurance Forms