F&M Student-Athletes Give Back at 4L Day

F&M Student-Athletes Give Back at 4L Day

LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's Student-Athlete Leadership Committee (SALC) hosted the fifth annual Lancaster-Lebanon League Leadership Workshop for a group of nearly 80 local high school student-athletes on Sunday afternoon at Mayser Gym.  Twenty-one Lancaster-Lebanon member schools participated in this year's program, with each school bringing up to four student-athletes. 

To begin the event, Annie Horsley, a junior captain on the field hockey team and Dan Marano, a junior on the baseball team, gave the high school student-athletes their perspective on what it is like 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. Exercise topics included communication, goal setting, types of leadership and leaders, personal/team values, and how to conduct oneself on and off the field.

The committee 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. SALC provides student-athletes the opportunity to further develop valuable leadership skills and become an integral part of the College and Lancaster communities.

SALC is F&M's version of the NCAA-mandated Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). For further information on Franklin & Marshall's SALC, click here.