The Chicago Red Stars announced today the addition of Emily Fortunato as the club's new head athletic trainer.
Fortunatoathletic trainer and a part of the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, the official medical partner of the Red Starsis this season's newest member of the Chicago Red Stars medical team. She spent three seasons with the National Women's Soccer League's. Utah Royals FC, where she oversaw all day-to-day operations of the medical department and developed the team's concussion-management protocol.
Prior to the Royals, Fortunato was on the athletic training staff for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA, from 2015-2017. She also has experience in Division I athletics, covering women's basketball, women's soccer, baseball and softball at George Mason University. She was on staff during the team's World Cup run in 2019 and Olympic qualifiers in January 2020.
Fortunato received her bachelor's degree in athletic training from George Washington University in 2007; and her master's in Exercise, Fitness and Health Promotion from George Mason University in 2009.