Athletic Training Staff

Christina Farley MEd, ATC, LAT, NBCT


Mrs. Farley has been the Director of Sport Medicine Services for University High School since the school opened in 1990.  She was one of the inaugural ATC’s that was hired in 1987 to provide complete healthcare for the student-athletes of Orange County. She hails from West Virginia University and then completed her Master of Science from Old Dominion University in Virginia.  Her experience includes Division I Football, USA Olympics, World Cup Soccer and 27 years of High School Sports.  Mrs. Farley is a member of the Florida Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame.


Francesca Lavezzoli MS, ATC, LAT


Francesca graduated from the University of North Texas where she completed her Master’s Degree in Recreation, Events and Sports Management in May of 2018 while working with the Women’s Basketball, Swimming/Diving, and Tennis Teams.

Previously she attended University of Central Florida and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Athletic Training where she assisted with Medical Coverage for Football, Basketball, Track & Field, Volleyball and Cheer Team.

Ms. Lavezzoli currently teaches HOPE and Athletic Training in the UHS Physical Education Department.

During her student clinical experience at UCF- Francesca was an Athletic Training Intern with Mrs. Farley right here at UHS, she is excited to be back here as a Medical Professional serving the athletes and teams as a Cougar!


Kelsy Wickham LAT, ATC

Kelsy Wickham, LAT, ATC is our on staff Assistant Athletic Trainer for University High School. This is second year with the Cougars as her first was as our CORA Rehabilitation contracted Athletic Trainer. Kelsy graduated from Indiana University in 2016 where she received a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. She has just recently moved to the wonderful state of Florida and will be working towards her Masters in Advanced Athletic Training through the University of South Florida’s online program starting Fall 2017. Kelsy is excited to provide Athletic Training services to UHS and gain experience from working with the Cougars!



Thomas J. Hines, PA-C, LAT, ATC

Tom Hines returns to University High School Athletics where he once served as a Certified Athletic Trainer in 2005-2006 as a member of the UHS Sports Medicine Team.

Thomas J. Hines is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Health Science. He continued his studies at the University of Florida where he received a master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies.

Prior to joining Orlando Orthopaedic Center, Mr. Hines worked for over seven years as an Orthopaedic Physician Assistant (PA-C) where he gained experience in trauma, total joint replacement and sports medicine procedures.

Mr. Hines has been invited to speak on topics ranging from clavicle fractures to hand infections and metabolic bone disease at the Orthopaedic Institute of Florida Hospital.

His primary responsibility at Orlando Orthopaedic Center is to assist Thomas A. Phipps, M.D., at the Orlando Orthopaedic Center Orthopaedic Injury Walk-in Clinic.

2019-2020 University High School Athletic Training Team