Two Pride Student-Athletes Take Part In USA South SAAC Leadership Retreat
Courtesy of Wes Gullett, Greensboro College Sports Information Director
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro College student-athletes Devin D’Agostin and Kasseem Bagley took part in the USA South SAAC Leadership Retreat on the campus of Agnes Scott College June 1-3.
Reflections from women’s soccer play Devin D’Agostin
It was a privilege to spend the weekend representing Greensboro College at the SAAC Leadership Conference. I have recently taken a big role within SAAC, and through this was able to get a better grasp on what it is all about and how I can make the SAAC program on our campus better. We did a variety of activities and exercises that focused on becoming the best leader possible.
It was important to dig deep and focus in on what kind of leader you are, while realizing the effect that you have on those around you.
We spent Saturday morning volunteering our time with Special Olympics and it was very rewarding to share my passion for soccer with those children who were so eager to learn more about it.
We ended the weekend with an official business meeting that allowed all representatives to spin ideas off each other to better SAAC within the whole conference.
It was a great experience and I look forward to what SAAC will do on Greensboro College’s campus in years to come.
Reflections from football player Kasseem Bagley
I had the honor of attending the SAAC leadership retreat in Atlanta, Ga.
At first, I did not know what to expect from the trip, and I was not sure what the purpose of the retreat was.
When we first arrived, I was slightly nervous because I did not know anybody that was on the trip with me. I even did not know my fellow classmate, Devin.
Nevertheless, as the weekend progressed I was able to make friends with other SAAC leaders from other schools in the conference. The best part of the conference to me was the Special Olympics portion. Being able to hang out with the kids was a blast for me. I also enjoyed the leadership meetings we had because I felt as though they helped me learn different aspects about being a leader. I owe the USA south and Jena a huge favor for allowing me the opportunity to learn things that I will be able to apply to my team and everyday life.
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