Athletic Training Staff


Ian Rogol
Head Athletic Trainer

Ian Rogol, M.Ed., VATL, ATC is entering his sixth year as Head Athletic Trainer at the University of Mary Washington.  He is responsible for the daily athletic training room operations, including 2 full time staff members and student athletic training aides, injury management and rehabilitation, and ensuring acute and chronic medical evaluation and treatment for all varsity sport athletes.

He was honored as the 2012 College and University Athletic Trainer of the Year across all three divisions by the Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association.  The award recognizes strong work ethic and dedication to the athletes and athletic training as a profession.

Prior to Mary Washington, Rogol spent the previously 14 years working at the secondary school level.

Rogol earned a Bachelors of Science degree in 1994 from James Madison University in Kinesiology/athletic training. In 1996 he received a Master of Education in Sports Medicine at the University of Virginia.  While attending the University of Virginia he completed an internship at Fork Union Military Academy.

A certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine, Rogol also has membership in the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association (MAATA), and the Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association (VATA).  He has held many positions within the VATA.  For the past 4 years he has been treasurer for the organization.  Rogol also was the Region III representative and chair of the Constitution and By-Laws Committee. Additionally he serves as a member of the Virginia High School League’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.  He is certified in CPR/AED and First Aid by the American Red Cross.

He has presented and published research on the effects of open versus closed kinetic chain exercises in improving shoulder joint reposition sense equally in healthy subjects at the NATA Annual Meeting and Symposia and Journal of Athletic Training. 


Lauren Wise
Associate Athletic Trainer

Lauren Wise begins her fourth year with the UMW Athletic Training staff as the newly appointed Associate Athletic Trainer. Lauren earned a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Old Dominion University in 2009. She then went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Athletic Training from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011.

Prior to coming to UMW, she worked for the United States Naval Academy football and men's lacrosse teams. She was the 2012 recipient of the Red "Romo" Scholarship award. This scholarship is awarded to an athletic trainer who shows exemplary work ethic and dedication to the profession of athletic training. During her time as a graduate student, she worked with VCU women's basketball team and University of Richmond football team. She was an important member of the Virginia Union University athletic training department as a student working with the football, softball, and men's and women's basketball teams.

Wise is BOC Certified; holds a license with the Virginia Board of Medicine in Athletic Training. She is a NATA member and is CPR/First Aid Certified. She lives in Spotsylvania, VA with her husband Tony, and dog Hardy.


Rachel Wheeler
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Rachel is entering her second year as Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Mary Washington. Her primary athletic team responsibilities include men’s and women’s soccer, women’s basketball, women’s lacrosse, and women’s tennis. She came to UMW after working for 4 years at Washington and Lee University, a Division III institution in Lexington, VA. While at W&L, she worked with both soccer teams, wrestling, swimming, and men’s lacrosse.

Prior to her time at W&L, Rachel attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, earning a Master’s of Education degree in Kinesiology, with a concentration in Athletic Training. During her year at UVa, she worked as a graduate assistant ATC with the football team. Rachel completed her undergraduate education from Mercyhurst University (formerly College) in Erie, Pennsylvania. She earned a B.S. degree in Sports Medicine, with a concentration in Athletic Training in 2009.

She currently resides in Fredericksburg, and enjoys being active, outdoors, reading, and cooking in her spare time. Rachel is BOC certified and licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia as an Athletic Trainer, and holds a CPR/AED certification through the American Heart Association.