Matthew Shelton, certified athletic trainer at Stroudsburg High School, has been named the regional nominee for The 2018 Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award. As the regional nominee, Shelton will advance on to join other regional nominees from across the nation to be considered The 2018 Newell Award National Athletic Trainer of the Year, which will be announced in the spring of 2018.
In partnership with Mountain Valley Orthopedics and other orthopedic practices nationwide, The Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award recognizes athletic trainers for the service and leadership they provide local athletic communities. Based on examples of service, leadership and shared experiences from community members, nominees for The Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award are chosen regionally. Shelton’s regional nomination for the National Award is affirmed by the multitude of community members’ shared experiences submitted in support of his nomination.
“The outpouring of support from community members on Mr. Shelton’s behalf has been tremendous and certainly well-deserved,” says Dr. Maurizio Cibischino, sports medicine surgeon with Mountain Valley Orthopedics. “We feel honored to acknowledge his efforts by partnering with The Newell Award to recognize the region’s top athletic trainers for the service and leadership they display while treating our community athletes.”
A certified local athletic trainer for the community and Stroudsburg High School, Shelton received his undergraduate degree in movement studies and exercise science from East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg; he later earned his master of education degree in community health and preventive medicine from The College of New Jersey in Ewing Township, New Jersey. He has been extremely involved in the athletic training community for over two decades, caring for injured athletes and educating future athletic trainers through his work.
“The testimonials received on behalf of all the candidates demonstrate how fortunate we are at Mountain Valley Orthopedics to work with such an incredible group of medical professionals,” continues Dr. Cibischino. “It is also a reminder to our communities how lucky we are to have them on the sidelines for our student athletes.”
To learn more about The Newell Award, visit TheNewellAward.com/MountainValleyOrtho.