Athletic Training Staff
Chris Fagerness L/ATC
Head Athletic Trainer
Chris's Primary Sport Assignments
Football, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Men’s Volleyball, Hockey, Lacrosse
Chris graduated from South Dakota State University in 2001 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Athletic Training. He became certified by the National Athletic Trainer's Association Board of Certification in July of 2001. Chris became licensed by the state of Iowa to practice Athletic Training in 2004.
Austin Benda L/ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Austin's Primary Sport Assignments
Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Junior Varsity Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, Lacrosse
Austin graduated from Northwestern College in 2016, with a degree in Athletic Training. He was certified by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association Board of Certification in 2016. Austin became licensed by the state of Iowa to practice Athletic Training in 2016. Prior to Dordt University, Austin was working for CNOS in Dakota Dunes as Head Athletic Trainer for South Sioux High School in Sioux City Iowa.
Lindsay Hoogendoorn L/ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Lindsay's Primary Sport Assignments
Women’s Volleyball, Cross Country, Men’s and Women’s Varsity Basketball, Softball, Dance, Hockey
Lindsay graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in May 2012. She was certified by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association Board of Certification in 2012. Lindsay became licensed by the state of Iowa to practice Athletic Training in 2012.
This year, the athletic training staff is requesting support for the following:
Technology to promote the resiliency of our student athletes.
Sparta Science optimizes health and physical performance with a 60-second movement scan and data-driven exercise prescriptions that increase performance and resilience, minimize injury risk, and speed efficient rehabilitation to physical activity. The Sparta System, comprised of force plate hardware and machine learning software, is powered by a database of over one million scans and thousands of injuries from tens of thousands of people to assess movement health and injury risk in seconds. The testing can serve the athletes of Dordt University by identifying inefficiencies that decrease performance as well as put athletes at risk for injury. The benefits will reach throughout all athletic programs.
Why use it?
- Schools that have utilized this program have seen a decrease in medical referrals, diagnostic testing, and surgeries
- Individualized training is the gold standard. Sparta Science is a way to use objective data to achieve this and efficiently use time to achieve training goals.
- A tool to evaluate recruiting talent.
- Testing is quick and can be done by anyone.