Rodd Lanoe

Rodd Lanoue, MA, LAT, ATC, Director of Sports Medicine

A native of nearby Adams, Massachusetts, Rodd Lanoue is a 1998 graduate of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, with a concentration in athletic training. In 2000, he earned a master’s in physical education, with a concentration in sports medicine, from Western Michigan University.

Lanoue joined the Ephs’ staff in 2006, after serving as an Assistant Professor of Physical Education at Delta College in University Center, Michigan. Prior to his time at Delta, he served as the Head Athletic Trainer at Kellogg Community College from 2000-02. He became the Director of Sports Medicine for Williams College in the fall of 2012. Lanoue, his wife, Jennifer, and son, Brodie, reside in Adams.

Sports Coverage: Football (Fall), Women’s Basketball (Winter)

Email: [email protected]

Yasmin Wilkinson, MS, LAT, ATC, CAFS, Associate Athletic Trainer

Yasmin Wilkinson earned a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Merrimack College in 2000. Following her undergraduate studies, she served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Elmira College, where she earned a Master’s in Education in 2002.

Prior to joining Williams Sports Medicine in the fall of 2007, Wilkinson served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Vassar College from 2002-07. Wilkinson and her husband, Jay, and daughter, Elly, reside in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Sports Coverage: Volleyball (Fall), Men’s and Women’s Cross Country (Fall), Men’s and Women’s Crew (Fall, Spring), Men’s and Women’s Golf (Fall, Spring), Men’s Ice Hockey (Winter), Men’s and Women’s Indoor (Winter) and Outdoor (Spring) Distance Track

Email: [email protected]

Stephen Edwards, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, Athletic Trainer

Steve Edwards joined the Williams Sports Medicine team in August of 2017. He earned his bachelor’s in athletic training from Castleton State College and his post-professional degree in athletic training from Indiana State University in 2015.

Prior to joining Williams, Edwards worked as an Athletic Trainer at Keene State College and Indiana State University. He and his wife reside in Bennington, Vermont.

Sports Coverage: Women’s Soccer (Fall), Men’s Basketball (Winter), Club Sports (Spring), Women’s Tennis (Spring)

Email: [email protected]

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Jillanna Simon, MS, LAT, ACT, PES, Athletic Trainer

Jillanna Simon joined the Williams Sports Medicine team in August of 2015. She graduated from Castleton University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training followed by a Master of Science in Athletic Training in 2014 from California University of Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining Williams, Simon worked as an Athletic Trainer at Southern Vermont College, California University of Pennsylvania and with the Indiana Fire Soccer Club. She lives in Vermont with her husband.

Sports Coverage: Club Sports (Fall), Women’s Tennis (Fall), Women’s Ice Hockey (Winter), Women’s Lacrosse (Spring)

Email: [email protected]

Brian Dowling

Brian Dowling, MSAT, LAT, ATC, FMT, Athletic Trainer

Born and raised in the mountains of Berkshire County, Brian Dowling joined the Williams College Sports Medicine team as a full-time Athletic Trainer in August 2017.

Dowling was previously a part of the staff as the Hunter Sports Medicine Intern from 2014-17. He received his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Vermont in 2012 and earned his master’s in athletic training from Indiana Wesleyan University.

He previously worked for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Southern Vermont College as an Athletic Trainer prior to his time at Williams. His passions are his family, sports and the outdoors. Dowling resides in Clarksburg, Massachusetts, with his wife, Makayla, and two daughters.

Sports Coverage: Field Hockey (Fall), Wrestling (Winter), Baseball (Spring)

Email: [email protected]

Kelly Waller, MS, LAT, ATC, MBA, Athletic Trainer

Kelly Waller earned a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Springfield College in 2004. She went on to earn her Master of Science in Exercise Science and Sport Studies, with a concentration in athletic training, from Springfield in 2006.

Prior to joining the Williams College Sports Medicine staff in the fall of 2017, Waller served as an Athletic Trainer for Western New England University from 2006-17.

Sports Coverage: Football (Fall), Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track & Field (Winter), Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field (Spring)

Email: [email protected]

Carol MacQuarrie, MS, PT, LAT, ATC, PES, Athletic Trainer

A native of Brazil, Carol MacQuarrie joined the Williams College staff in the fall of 2021. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2013 and shortly after earned her  Master of Science in Athletic Training from California University of Pennsylvania, while working as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the volleyball, women’s swimming and men’s and women’s golf teams.

Before moving back to Brazil, MacQuarrie worked as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Washington & Jefferson College (2014-15). She earned her physical therapy degree in 2018 at Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil.

Prior to joining the Williams College Sports Medicine staff, MacQuarrie was managing and working as a Physical Therapist in her own PT clinic located in Brazil. At the same time, she was working as a Physical Therapist in ICU units of several different hospitals. She resides in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with her husband, Dan. and their two dogs, Thor and Dakota.

Sports Coverage: Men’s Soccer (Fall), Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving (Winter), Softball (Spring)

Email: [email protected]

Michael Becker, Athletic Trainer

Michael Becker begins his first academic year as an Athletic Trainer for the Sports Medicine staff at Williams College in 2023-24.

Becker is a native and current resident of Bennington, Vermont, where he lives with his wife, Jamie, and daughter, Hadley. He graduated from Mount Anthony Union High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Ithaca College. Becker has spent the past 12 years as an Athletic Trainer with the New York Yankees Minor League affiliates. Most recently, he was the Head Athletic Trainer for the Double-A Somerset Patriots in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

During his time with the Yankees Sports Medicine Department, he provided day-to-day treatments, evaluation and rehabilitation of injuries. Becker coordinated with team physicians and organizational department heads on surgical interventions and long-term rehabilitations. He also coordinated team travel and individual movement of players between cities and affiliates.

During his offseasons, he worked at Castleton University (Winter 2021) and the former Southern Vermont College (Fall 2017) as a Per Diem Athletic Trainer. Prior to joining the Yankees, he was an Intern in the Siena College Athletic Training Department from Summer 2011 – Winter 2011.

Sports Coverage: Men’s and Women’s Squash (Winter), Men’s and Women’s Alpine and Nordic Skiing (Winter), Men’s Lacrosse (Spring)

Email: [email protected]

Suk Namkoong

Dr. Suk Namkoong, MD, Medical Director of Athletics

Dr. Suk Namkoong is an Orthopedic Surgeon with the Orthopedic Associates of Northern Berkshire. He went to medical school at New York University School of Medicine and completed his residence at Stony Brook University Hospital. He received subspecialty training in sports medicine and arthroscopy at NYU/Hospital for Joint Diseases where he served as an Assistant Team Physician for the New York Mets and Brooklyn Cyclones. 

Dr. Namkoong is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a past consultant for the University of Massachusetts at Amherst as well as Southern Vermont College Athletics and serves as the Team Physician for the North Adams SteepleCats.


Dr. Eric Holmgren, MD, Associate Team Physician

Dr. Eric Holmgren is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and has cared for patients in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont since 2006. 

As a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Oregon Health Sciences University, he is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Among other things, he cares for maxillofacial trauma patients in the region and has a particular interest in sports medicine. 

Dr. Holmgren has been on staff at Williams as a Sports Medicine Physician and has been assisting the athletic trainers and Williams athletes over the last 15 years. His biggest enjoyment comes from spending time with his family, traveling to Austria and speaking German with his wife, Janet, and three girls, Julia, Sophia and Mia.