Poet Student-Athlete Leadership Academy

 

The Poet Student-Athlete Leadership Academy will develop, challenge and support student-athletes and coaches in their quest to become world-class leaders in athletics, academics and life.  The Leadership Academy will create a positive learning environment for personal growth, rooted in the foundations of pride, integrity and commitment to excellence.  Our goal is to create a strong network of disciplined and confident Poet leaders, who are prepared to become Champions in Life.

PSALA meets every other Thursday at 7:30am at the Hartley House

 2015-16 Student-Athlete Leadership Academy Directory
 Title  Name  Email  Extension
 Director  Monica Gerardo - Women's Soccer/Asst. AD for Student-Athlete Welfare
 mgerardo@whittier.edu  x 4976
       
 Committee Member  Robert Coleman - Executive Director of Athletics                          rcoleman@whittier.edu  x 4268
 Committee Member  Dee Dee Kingsbury - Softball  dkingsbury@whittier.edu  x 4935
 Committee Member  Robert Neely - Track & Field
 rneely@whittier.edu
 x 4531
 Committee Member  Chris Duarte-McDermott - Volleyball  cduartem@whittier.edu  x 4606
       
 Title  Name  Sport  Grad Yr.
 President              Charlie Mayfield
Baseball  2018
 Vice President
Sam Casanas
Softball  2020
 Treasurer Somaan Iqbal
Track & Field
 2019
 Social Media Coordinator Alexis Vargas & Emily Olague
Softball & Women's Lacrosse
 2020
 Male Senate Representative Sam Johnson Men's Soccer  2020
 Female Senate Representative Emily Olague Women's Lacrosse  2020
       
 Target Growth Areas

Athletic Department Culture: develop a safe, meaningful and successful athletic program, that not only contributes towards a better overall school culture, but adds excitement to the community as well.  When culture is developed, student-athlete participation increases, student attendance at games increases and community support improves. These efforts will result in a better overall athletic experience for the student-athletes, the coaches, the student body and the community.

Self-awareness: personal core values, personality strengths, areas for growth, influence of life experience on leadership style.

Commitment to Institutional & Team Goals:  investment in task-oriented behaviors, institutional involvement & engagement, taking ownership & empowering teammates in pursuit of team goals.

Life Skills Building: time management, responsibility, teamwork, communication skills, problem solving skills, etc.

Empathy & Perspective Taking: social support, concern for team welfare, emotional and social intelligence.

Soft Skills Development: the cluster of personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, friendliness, managing people, leadership, etc. that characterize relationships with other people.

 
 Meeting Dates
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