Riverwood Athletic Trainers

Riverwood has partnered with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Sports Medicine since 2002 as their medical provider. It is critical that growing bodies receive pediatric-focused care. Our certified athletic trainers work with players both on and off the field to help prevent injuries and keep athletes healthy. They also help in the rehabilitation of injured athletes, implementing emergency care, as well as injury management. Riverwood is now very fortunate to have two certified athletic trainers on-site to care for Riverwood’s athletes.

Whitley Witherspoon has served as a Riverwood Athletic Trainer since 2012. Whitley is at most Riverwood sporting events and her goal is to provide the highest quality care for our athletes. She earned a B.S. in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training at Valdosta State University and held internships at both the University of Memphis and in the Trauma Orthopedic Unit of the Atlanta Medical Center. Whitley played high school sports (volleyball and basketball) and served as a school athletic trainer in Henry County (GA) schools prior to joining the Raider family. She has also worked as a Rehab Specialist at Optimum Health Spinal Rehab. Her credentials include National Board Certification by BOC, a State of Georgia Athletic Trainer license, as well as membership in the National, Southeast, and Georgia Athletic Trainers’ Associations. Whitley is a member of the Georgia Concussion Coalition and is certified with CPR for the Professional Rescuer.

Witherspoon also teaches in Riverwood’s Healthcare Science Pathway. The Pathway includes Introduction to Healthcare Science (Foundational Course); Essentials of Healthcare Science (Dual Credit for both science and an elective, Medically Focused Anatomy and Physiology Course) & Sports Medicine (Advanced Course). Students completing the three-year pathway graduate with extensive practice and practical knowledge if they choose to pursue a healthcare major in college. She can be reached at: Witherspoonw@fultonschools.org

Ashley Conorqui joined the Riverwood Athletics staff in 2019. She earned a B.S. in Athletic Training, with a specialization in Health Promotion from Michigan State University. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she had a chance to work with a variety of collegiate sports learning the unique challenges of injury treatment and prevention within each one. Prior to her employment with CHOA, she worked as an Athletic Trainer for a variety of high school and club sports teams around the Chicago area. She has also worked in physical therapy clinics caring for and rehabilitating injured patients. Her credentials include National Board Certification by BOC, and a State of Georgia Athletic Trainer license. She is also a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Conorqui has a special interest in sports injuries & prevention, concussion education and rehabilitation.
She can be reached at Ashley.conorqui@choa.org

Jerry Kroll, Jr MD, Board Certified Sports Medicine Primary Care Physician, has been the Team Physician for Riverwood since 2012. He provides on-site coverage of all Home Varsity Football games as well as providing care to so many of Riverwood’s athletes. Dr. Kroll attended Medical School and completed his residency at West Virginia University. He then completed a Fellowship with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. His areas of interest include non-operative musculoskeletal conditions, overuse injuries, and concussion management.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Sports Medicine provides comprehensive assessment, treatment and expert advice for growing athletes with injuries and conditions that affect sports performance. When it comes to young athletes, where you take them matters. Because we only work with kids and teens, we recognize when they’re ready to progress to the next level of treatment and how to push them. We use special equipment and technology to find and correct techniques and mechanics and improve sport performance. We offer same- and next-day appointments at conveniently located facilities throughout metro Atlanta. The Sports Medicine Program at CHOA is committed to providing quality care for student-athletes in the community. For more information regarding the Sports Medicine at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, please visithttps://www.choa.org/medical-services/sports-medicine