LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's Student-Athlete Leadership Council (SALC) hosted the sixth annual Lancaster-Lebanon League Leadership Workshop for a group of 85 local high school student-athletes on Sunday afternoon at Mayser Gym.
Twenty-three Lancaster-Lebanon member schools participated in this year's program, with each school bringing up to four student-athletes.
To begin the event, Robert Maze, a sophomore on the men's soccer team and Dan Marano, a senior on the baseball team, provided the high school student-athletes their perspective on what it takes to be a leader, based on their athletic experiences at F&M.
SALC organized and presented a variety of sessions on the topic of leadership to the participants, giving them an opportunity to exchange information and ideas on the subject.
Participating student-athletes were placed in random groups and worked through a series of exercises, before being broken up into smaller groups to discuss their experiences. Workshop topics included communication skills, goal setting, types of leadership and leaders, personal/team values, and responsible social media use.
SALC is made up of approximately 100 student-athlete representatives, who organize events to increase community involvement, fundraise, and boost Diplomat pride. Through these events, the organization contributes to the local area and enhances the student-athlete experience.
F&M's version of the NCAA-mandated Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), SALC provides student-athletes the opportunity to further develop valuable leadership skills and become an integral part of the College and Lancaster communities.
For further information on Franklin & Marshall's SALC, click here.