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Leadership Development Academy

In order to develop and inspire a strong culture of leadership within SIUE Athletics, The Leadership Development Academy was born in 2012. Through this program, every year a pair of student-athletes from each team is provided intentional leadership education and training through group discussion, activities, and relationship building. Head Coaches also participate in the program by attending roundtable discussions on pertinent topics affecting the current culture of their team, as well as providing opportunities for the emerging leaders to apply their newly learned skills. Those student-athletes who participated in previous years serve as mentors for the student-athletes new to the program.

The mission of the academy is to help student-athletes develop their leadership potential for the purposes of character development and enhanced team performance.

2020-2021 Emerging Leaders

Baseball: Josh Ohl
Men's Basketball: Lamar Wright
Men's Golf: Anthony Ruthey
Men's Soccer: Andres Delascio
Softball: Lexi King
Women's Basketball: Mikalyla Kinnard
Women's Cross Country: Olivia Beckwith
Women's Soccer: Emma Dutko
Wrestling: Max Kristoff
Volleyball: Nicole Kijowski

Veteran Leaders

Baseball: Steven Pattan & Brady Bunten
Men's Basketball: Elochukwu Eze
Men's Cross Country: Landon Skelly
Men's Golf: Presley Mackelburg
Men's Soccer: Jack Edwards
Men's Track and Field: Devonte Tincher
Softball: Zoe Schafer, Emily Ingles, Bailley Concatto & Jade Kranawetter
Women's Basketball: Allie Troeckler & Mikala Hall
Women's Cross Country: Aly Goff & Emily Ellis
Women's Soccer: Angel Ikeda & Kayla Klipsch
Women's Tennis: Lara Tupper
Women's Track and Field: Savannah Sullivan & Alexis Hutchins
Wrestling: Sergio Villalobos & Tommy Helton
Volleyball: Rachel McDonald & Ellen LeMasters


Wednesday, November 11th at 7:00-8:00 p.m. via Zoom