MEET OUR TRAINERS
Allentown Central Catholic High School has 3 full time athletic trainers from Lehigh Valley Health Network.
These athletic trainers provide medical coverage to our middle school and high school teams.
The athletic training room is by the gym on the lower level past the band room.
Christina Pelizzoni MS, ATC, LAT, FMSC, HGP-I
Hello! My name is Christina Pelizzoni and I am one of your athletic trainers at ACCHS! I started at ACCHS in the summer of 2017. I have been a certified athletic trainer since 2011. Originally from Connecticut, I attended East Stroudsburg University in 2007 and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic training in 2011. From there, I moved back home for a year and worked at a local high school. In 2012, I decided to head back to East Stroudsburg University and work on my Master’s Degree, where I had a graduate assistantship with the Lehigh Valley Charter School for the Arts and received my Master’s Degree in Athletic Training as well. Since then I have lived and worked in Maryland and PA, finally moving back to the Valley in 2015. I love working as an athletic trainer, because I get to spend my day watching sports. Who couldn’t love that? You will always be able to find me cheering on the sidelines, getting just as excited as the kids. I am in charge of FamilyId, which is the online portal we use for medical information and sports registrations. I also work with the football, boys’ basketball and baseball teams, but help out everywhere! I’d love to get to know you, so stop down to the athletic training room and just say hi!
Jessica M. Cancel, MS, LAT, ATC, HGP-IGreetings to you! My name is Jessica. I am one of your Certified Athletic Trainers at ACCHS. I will be going on my 4th year here as a huge supporter of Vikings/Vikettes athletics; and 8 years with Lehigh Valley Health Network. I have been an ATC for a little over 19 years. I have been a part of many high school, middle school, community sports, travel sports, Professional and Semi-Pro sports teams. I have loads of experience with many aspects of Sports Medicine. My undergraduate BS degree is from Waynesburg University in Athletic Training, and my Master’s Degree is from Bloomsburg University in Exercise Science and Adult Fitness. I am certified in IASTM techniques, which is Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization-(a form of Graston technique). I do not have any children, but have two amazing dogs. I treat all of my student-athletes as if they were my own children. I do my absolute best to help get my athletes or keep my athletes on the field. If I can’t figure out your injury/aliment, I will find out the answer. I am in charge of the Student Athletic Training Program, which is a way for students who may not be athletic to still be a part of a team, support our school, and make friends. The bonus is that they get to see the behind the scenes of what it takes to be a Certified Athletic Trainer and how hard we work to keep our student-athletes healthy. Feel free to stop by the Athletic Training Room to say ‘Hi’, ask questions, or watch us in action!
ACCHS Student Athletic Trainer Program
Our Student Athletic Trainer Program is a way for students to be a vital member of a sports team, make new friends, and be a part of a team atmosphere. Our sports medicine team is always in need of responsible, reliable, and willing student athletic trainers to assist on the field or court. SACs will learn how the ACCHS Athletic Trainers help our beloved Viking and Vikette athletes behind-the-scenes.
Any student who is looking for a way to get involved with the school, get to know your classmates, add an extra-curricular to your college applications, and learn some fantastic medical information. Plus, our SACs can earn a Varsity letter, service hours and spirit wear.
Interested students may contact Jessica Cancel at Jessica_M.Cancel@LVHN.org for more information or to sign up.