|Title:||Senior Associate Director of Athletics/Head Athletic Trainer|
A member of the athletic department since the 1975-76 school year, Zaf Bludevich has been involved in nearly every aspect of Saint Michael's Athletics since his arrival nearly four decades ago.
Bludevich has served as associate director of athletics, the first full-time head athletic trainer, summer camp director, intramural director, and has coached several sports. From 1975 to 2003, he served as the College's head athletic trainer, a role he resumes in 2013-14, and in 2004 was promoted to his current position as the senior associate director of athletics.
Bludevich was honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) for his three decades of service as an athletic trainer by earning the 2009 Dr. Donald Grover Memorial Award. The award is bestowed periodically to an athletic trainer of an ECAC member institution who has achieved outstanding success in his or her career and has made an unusual contribution in the interest of intercollegiate athletics.
A 1993 Saint Michael's Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, Bludevich has served on numerous committees and received several awards for his tireless efforts and dedication to Purple Knights Athletics. He has held the positions of treasurer and secretary on the Vermont Association of Athletic Trainers and been a member of the NCAA Ice Hockey Rules and Women's Championship committees and ECAC Cross Country and Track Committee.
Bludevich's longest tenure in a coaching position was 16 years with the cross country programs, splitting his time between the men's (1980-83, 1990-97) and women's (1980-87) squads. In 1985 and 1986, his women's squad won Mideast Collegiate Conference Championship titles.
He was a coach of the men's swimming & diving team during its first four seasons of existence (1975-76 to 1978-79). In 1975, he coached the College's first varsity field hockey team, was an assistant coach from 1976 to 1978 for club football, and headed the club track & field program from 1977-78 to 1981-82. In 1990, he assisted Lou DiMasi's men's lacrosse team.
A 1974 graduate of Norwich University, and a 2004 Norwich Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, Bludevich received his bachelor's degree in physical education before earning his master's in education/athletic training from Norwich in 1975. In 1991, he received a degree in physical therapy from the University of Vermont.
Bludevich resides in Colchester, Vt.
|Title:||Associate Head Athletic Trainer|
|College:||Lyndon State '01|
Renee Breault heads into her first school year as the associate head athletic trainer at Saint Michael's in 2013-14.
Breault comes from nearby Johnson State College, where she was the head athletic trainer for seven school years, as well as serving as the senior woman administrator and student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) adviser for two. At Johnson State, Breault was responsible for the evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of student-athletes from 12 Division III programs, and oversaw a staff that included an assistant and students. A National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) certified athletic trainer, Breault is also a member of the National Association of Collegiate Woman Athletics Administrators.
Breault was previously a clinical athletic trainer at the Sports and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Center in Colchester for three years while working as the head athletic trainer at Mount Mansfield Union High School in Jericho for the 2005-06 school year. In a prior stint at Johnson State, Breault was a graduate assistant athletic trainer from August 2001 until March 2004, as well as the head softball coach between the 2003 and 2005 seasons. She returned to assist the program in 2012 and 2013.
Breault earned a master's degree in exercise science with a specialization in performance enhancement from California University of Pennsylvania in 2007 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in athletic training from Lyndon State College in 2001.
Katelyn Kinney heads into her first year as the athletic trainer at Saint Michael's in 2013-14.
Kinney returns to New England following two years attending graduate school at the University of Oregon, where she earned her master's degree in human physiology in 2013. In two years as a graduate teaching fellow athletic trainer, Kinney working closely with Division I Oregon's women's volleyball team during the 2012-13 school year after providing medical care to student-athletes from 16 different programs at Thurston High School in Springfield, Ore., in 2011-12.
In addition to providing care for youths and adolescents at University of Oregon summer basketball, football and volleyball camps in the summer of 2012, Kinney completed a graduate thesis regarding the under-reporting of concussions in high school football.
Kinney earned high honors as a 2011 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Maine with a degree in athletic training. During her time in Orono, she drew the Mark A. "Rookie" Letendre Outstanding Student Athletic Trainer award.
|Title:||Athletic Training Intern|
Sarah Daniels joins the Saint Michael's Athletic Training staff as an intern for the 2013-14 school year.
The former Dean's List student at the University of Vermont, who gained a degree in athletic training in 2013 and earned the Outstanding Senior Award in Athletic Training, gained extensive experience during her undergraduate years.
Daniels worked with student-athletes from seven different varsity programs at UVM during the 2012-13 school year after working with three club sports in spring 2011. In fall 2010, Daniels was involved with the treatment of student-athletes from 11 teams at South Burlington High School before working with the men's ice hockey, women's soccer and women's volleyball programs at Saint Michael's the following fall. She also mentored students in the UVM Athletic Training Education Program during her time at Saint Michael's.
Daniels worked as a medical volunteer for the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon & Relay in 2013 and the USA Triathlon in Burlington during 2011 and 2012.