St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes has a comprehensive Sports Medicine Program designed to assist student-athletes in the pursuit of their athletic and personal goals. Support is provided by our team of clinicians, including Team Physician Dr. Ben Kittredge, three full-time athletic trainers, and neuropsychologists from Children’s National Concussion Clinic (SCORE) who oversee and consult on our concussion management program.

Our team works closely with strength and conditioning specialists, mental health specialists, and other allied health providers in the area. They utilize an evidence-based, multi-disciplinary approach to promote injury prevention, wellness education, and effective management of athletic injuries and illnesses. Our clinicians create an innovative and collaborative culture for optimum care for our Saints athletes.

Emergency Action Plan for Athletics

The purpose of the St. Stephen's and St. Agnes Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is to guide athletic personnel, emergency medical services, and law enforcement in responding to emergency situations when they occur. It is essential that the Athletic Department have a developed emergency plan that identifies the role of each member of the emergency response team, emergency communications, the necessary emergency equipment, and the emergency protocol for each sporting venue.

​Licensed and certified athletic trainers are employed to provide leadership in the health care of the student-athlete including the emergency management of injuries/illnesses during upper school and middle school athletic participation, under the direction of the team physician.

Coaches and staff supervisors of game management are trained and maintain certification in first-aid and CPR. Their role is to provide assistance to the athletic trainer as part of the emergency medical team in the event of an emergency. Annual review and update of the EAP is conducted with all athletic personnel so that each member of the emergency care team is aware of their respective role in the event of an emergency.

A Clinical Site for George Mason

St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School is a clinical site for the George Mason University (GMU) Clinical Education Program, where college-level student athletic trainers can gain clinical experience. Students in the athletic training education program are required to complete a sequence of consecutive practicum clinical education experiences designed to provide them with opportunities to engage with diverse patient populations in a variety of athletic training health care settings under the direct supervision of a preceptor. The George Mason students spend 20-25 hours each week working with Saints athletes and rotate every semester to other schools, colleges, clinics, hospitals, and doctors facilities.

Helpful Resources

The following resources are a helpful guide to sports injuries:

Concussion Education:


Our Athletic Trainers

List of 3 members.

  • Dr. Melanie Stanton 

    Head Athletic Trainer, Head of the Physical Education Department
    703-212-2819
    Bio
  • Mr. Patrick Frost 

    Upper School Athletic Trainer, CSCS, LAT, ATC
    703-212-2819
    Bio
  • Ms. Allyson Nagle 

    Assistant Athletic Trainer, MS, LAT, ATC
    703-212-2819
    Bio

Team Physician

Dr. Ben Kittredge
OrthoVirginia Physicians
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgeon

BA, University of Virginia
MS, Georgetown University
Medical Degree: MD, University of Virginia

Visiting Teams

We are happy to provide quality medical care to visiting teams. We will have an AED onsite at every competition and practice. In case of an emergency, our Emergency Action Plan is available for your review. Please feel friee to contact us with any special requests. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Our Athletic Training Room is found to the right of the gym lobby and in the hallway next to the wrestling room. You may explore our campuses on our interactive map.