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Cal Poly Sports Medicine Staff

KRISTAL SLOVER ATC
Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine
28th Year
Women's Soccer, Men's Basketball
(805) 756-6065; kemig@calpoly.edu

Now in her 28th year as a sports medicine professional at Cal Poly, Kristal Slover begins her 17th year as the department’s assistant athletic director for sports medicine. On July 1, 2002, Slover replaced Steve Yoneda, who retired after 32 years at Cal Poly.

During her tenure at Cal Poly, Slover has helped lead the successful Cal Poly Sports Medicine program by directing all student sports medicine professionals and serving as a guest lecturer for several classes and labs at Cal Poly and Cuesta College.

She also serves as the Registration Chair for the Far West Athletic Trainers Association’s Annual Symposium.

A graduate of Cal State Fullerton, Slover and husband, John, are the proud parents of two daughters, Janna Marie Slover (16) and Kacie (13).

 

PAUL GABRIELSON MA, ATC
Assistant Sports Medicine Director
18th Year
Men's Soccer, Track and Field, Wrestling
(805) 756-2096; pgabriel@calpoly.edu

Paul Gabrielson is in his 18th season with the Cal Poly Mustangs as a sports medicine professional. He worked six seasons in the Philadelphia Phillies organization.

With the Phillies, Gabrielson worked with minor league teams in Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, New Jersey, and New York and has spent time in the Appalachian League, South Atlantic League and New York Penn League as well as working spring training and fall instructional league in Clearwater, FL.

Gabrielson grew up in Pleasanton, Calif., and graduated from Amador Valley High School. He attended Las Positas, Chabot and Ohlone colleges with interests in music, engineering and computer science, before settling on sports medicine and graduating with a bachelor of science degree in physical education from Cal Poly in 1993.

He received his master of arts degree from San Diego State University in physical education in 1998, specializing in sports medicine and biomechanics.

Gabrielson has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 1993 and has worked at all levels of the profession, including high School, NAIA College Division, NCAA Division I, professional, and clinical settings.

Gabrielson married Laura Haney on July 12, 2008, and they reside in Arroyo Grande with two sons, Eric (8) and Zachary (5). Paul is an avid cyclist and enjoys hiking, kayaking, and soaring of all forms.

 

CHRIS RITTER M. Ed., ATC
Sports Medicine Professional
15th Year
Football, Softball
(805) 756-5491; cmritter@calpoly.edu

Chris Ritter is in his 15th season as a sports medicine professional at Cal Poly.

Prior to coming to Cal Poly, Ritter was a sports medicine professional at UC Santa Barbara for 10 years. A graduate of UC Santa Barbara, Ritter worked his way through the student athletic training program under the direction of Harry Callihan and Leroy Heu.

After graduating from UC Santa Barbara in 1994, Ritter worked in a variety of settings that included clinical work, high school athletic training and as an assistant with the Anaheim Ducks professional hockey team.

Ritter works primarily with the women's volleyball and softball teams.

Ritter and his wife Stacey were married in July 2003.

 

PRINCE WILLIAMS
Sports Medicine Professional
First Year
Sports: Football
(805) 756-2096; prwillia@calpoly.edu

Prince Williams, an athletic trainer at Cal State Monterey Bay for six years, joined the Cal Poly Sports Medicine staff in August 2018. He works primarily with Mustang football.

From 2012-18, Williams covered both Otter soccer programs in the fall and the softball team in the spring while assisting with the other 10 programs throughout the season.

Williams owns a variety of professional career experiences that expand across various levels of athletics. He worked with the NFL as an ATC spotter for the San Francisco 49ers during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Among other professional highlights was a stop at Cal, where he covered rugby, football and gymnastics with the Bears sports medicine staff.

Prior to his time at Cal, Williams spent six years at Hartnell College in Salinas, where he served as both an assistant and head athletic trainer.

Williams graduated in 2003 from Benedictine College (Kan.), where he attended on a football scholarship. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education with an emphasis in athletic training. He went on to earn his master’s of science degree at Cal (Penn.) in 2007, earning a degree in exercise science with an emphasis in corrective exercise. He has also completed some postgraduate work in the certificated sports psychology program at Cal University (Penn.).

In addition to his degree work, Williams is an NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist and is an NASM certified corrective exercise specialist.

In his spare time, Williams’ passions include weightlifting and bodybuilding. He holds a fourth-degree black belt in two systems and is an instructor/teacher in a weapons-based bladed art called Eskrima.

 

STEPHANIE UYENO
Sports Medicine Professional
Sixth Year
Sports: Women's Volleyball, Sand Volleyball
(805) 756-2096; suyeno@calpoly.edu

Stephanie Uyeno is in her sixth year as a sports medicine professional at Cal Poly. She was an intern during her first two years and was elevated to fulltime status in the summer of 2015.

Prior to coming to Cal Poly, Uyeno was interim head sports medicine professional at College Park High School in Concord, Calif. She worked at Santa Clara for three years as a graduate assistant sports medicine professional with men's soccer while completing her master's degree requirements in sports medicine at San Jose State (2012).

Uyeno, a graduate of Hogan High School in Vallejo, Calif., is a 2009 graduate of Fresno State with a bachelor's degree in athletic training.

 

MEGAN MIYAMOTO
Sports Medicine Professional
Fourth Year
Sports: Women's Basketball, Softball
(805) 756-5491; mtmiyamo@calpoly.edu

Megan Miyamoto enters her fourth year as a sports medicine professional at Cal Poly. Before being hired on full time, she worked as an intern sports medicine professional with the Cal Poly softball team.

Miyamoto grew up in Montreal, Canada and graduated from Concordia University with a bachelor’s degree in athletic therapy. She is a certified trainer in Canada and the U.S.

Prior to coming to Cal Poly, Megan worked for her alma mater as the sports medicine professional for the women’s hockey team. She also completed internships as a physiotherapist assistant and as a sports medicine professional with the Cape Cod Baseball League.

Megan is a former competitive figure skater and enjoys hiking, working out and spending time at the beach. Megan's parents still live in Montreal. She also has a younger brother, Connor and a younger sister, Kelly.

 

NEAL Mc IVOR
Sports Medicine Professional
Fourth Year
(805) 756-5491; nmcivor@calpoly.edu

A 2013 graduate of Point Loma Nazarene in San Diego, Neal Mc Ivor was hired in the summer of 2015 as a sports medicine professional responsible primarily for baseball. He also assists with the football team.

Mc Ivor served as a graduate assistant sports medicine professional at San Jose State from 2013-15, primarily working with baseball, softball and men's and women's soccer. He also was a part-time teaching assistant in the kinesiology department at San Jose State.

He also worked for the Dave Nakama Baseball Academy in the summer of 2014 and for the San Jose State Soccer ID Camps in August 2013.

While working toward his bachelor's degree in sports medicine at Point Loma Nazarene, Mc Ivor gained experience in sports medicine from August 2009 through May 2013, working with the baseball and men's and women's soccer programs.

Mc Ivor, who obtained his National Athletic Trainers' Association certicifation in 2013 and is an American Red Cross Professional Rescuer, is a member of the California Athletic Trainers Association as well as the National Athletic Trainers Association.