Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Staff


Athletic training is practiced by Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC), health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities

Certified Athletic Trainers

Primrose Pisares, M.S., ATC - Head Athletic Trainer

Neno Bartocci, ATC, CF-L1 - Assistant Athletic Trainer

Raffy Carpio, M.S., ATC, CSCS, CES - Assistant Athletic Trainer

Grace Whang, M.S., ATC - Assistant Athletic Trainer

Randen Morisako, B. S., ATC - Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer 


Team Physicians

At UCSC we have the pleasure of working with a team of well-respected physicians; through the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and the UCSC Student Health Center. These physicians are quick to graciously assist our student-athletes and are a vital part of the Sports Medicine team.


James Spiegel, MD – Head Team Physician

Thomas Welle, DO

Scott Merlo, PA-C

General Medicine:

Drew Malloy, MD