Sports Medicine

The St. Anne's-Belfield School Sports Medicine program provides the highest standard of healthcare for all students in the School community, and visiting athletic teams.
 
Our care focuses on the prevention, recognition, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and appropriate referral of injuries. We emphasize the importance of our athletes maintaining excellent emotional and physical health. Additionally, we strive to aid in the emotional and spiritual growth of our students by fostering a respectful, structured, and positive working environment.

Browse the information below to learn more about our athletic trainers, location and hours of operation, team physicians, and services provided for visiting teams. We also provide information for School families regarding our concussion policy, necessary School forms, and links to important resources on topics pertinent to our student-athletes.

 

Trainers

To learn more about our athletic trainers, please click their pictures below.
 

Training Room

The Vito A. Perriello, Jr. Athletic Training Room is located on the School's Belfield Campus in the Conway Convocation Center, the training room is open to students at the following times:

Monday - Friday: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.*
Weekends: As required by athletic schedule

*Students can see the Athletic Trainers before 2:00 p.m. by making an appointment via email. Morning hours vary by day and by season because of the varying evening schedule. Closing times vary and can be as early as 4:00 p.m. for game/event coverage.

Traveling coverage is only provided for Varsity Football.

 

The training room is named in honor of the School’s long-time team pediatrician Dr. Vito Perriello, Jr. Dr. Perriello dedicated much of his life to the health and safety of young athletes. He gave selflessly of his time and talents to the athletic training room and sidelines. Not only did he provide excellent care to the School’s student-athletes, but he also helped shape the Sports Medicine program. His support set a standard for exceptional care, which continues today.

Team Physicians

Dr. Paige Perriello '90 was born and raised in Charlottesville and is a graduate of St. Anne’s-Belfield School. She watched her father, Vito Perriello, serve as St. Anne’s-Belfield School’s team pediatrician for several years. She has carried on her father’s legacy since 2009. Dr. Perriello practices general pediatric/adolescent medicine at Pediatric Associates of Charlottesville.

After graduating from St. Anne’s-Belfield, Dr. Perriello attended Princeton University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree while playing field hockey and lacrosse. She earned her medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine, and then completed her residency at Children’s National Medical Center. Following residency, she practiced as a staff physician at Children’s Hospital in Boston for two years before returning home to join Pediatric Associates. Additionally, she serves on the U.S. Lacrosse Sports, Science, and Safety Committee.

 

Dr. Thomas Schildwachter has served as St. Anne’s-Belfield School’s orthopedic team physician since 1980, while also serving as an assistant coach for the Varsity Boys’ Lacrosse team. He attended the University of Virginia where he played soccer and was an All-American defenseman in lacrosse, and continued at U.Va. to complete medical school and his orthopedic residency.

Dr. Schildwachter has served as a team physician for the U.S. U-19 Lacrosse Team in Australia and the U.S. Lacrosse Team at the World Games in Canada, alongside the School’s long-time team pediatrician Dr. Vito Perriello, Jr. He was inducted into the State of Virginia Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2000. Dr. Schildwachter is affiliated with Martha Jefferson Hospital and has been in private practice in Charlottesville where he has continued his interest and passion for athletics in the Charlottesville community.

Visiting Teams

St. Anne's-Belfield School provides water, injury ice, and an AED on every sports field.

Teams are encouraged to bring their own tape, basic first-aid supplies, and water bottles.

An athletic trainer a player stretch during a game.