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, Men's and Women's Cross Country, Women's Golf, Women's Track

Neno Bartocci, ATC, CF-L1 - Assistant Athletic Trainer, Women's Soccer, Men's and Women's Tennis, Swim and Dive, Off-campus medical liason

Raffy Carpio, M.S., ATC, CSCS, SFMA - Assistant Athletic Trainer, Men's Soccer, Men's Basketball, long term rehab

Grace Whang, M.S., ATC - Assistant Athletic Trainer, Women's Volleyball, Men's Volleyball, Sand Volleyball, Men's Basketball, medical paperwork and insurance

Randen Morisako, B.S., ATC - Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, Women's Basketball, Women's Soccer, On-campus medical liason


Team Physicians

At UCSC we have the pleasure of working with a team of well-respected physicians; through the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. 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 -  Associate Team Physician

Scott Merlo, PA-C

Concussion Specialist:

 Jacob Benford, MD