PerspectivesAthletics, U.S. Women's Soccer Star Visits Perspectives

Perspectives Athletics, Volume 5, Issue 2
By Barry Temkin

Danielle Slaton has been a scholar, a leader and a winner, which made her a perfect choice to speak to a March meeting of Perspectives’ A Disciplined Life Leadership Council.

Slaton, who conducts workshops for the Positive Coaching Alliance, was an All-American and the 2001 NCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year while starring for the Santa Clara University women’s soccer team. In 2000, she played on the United States’ Olympic silver medal-winning team and went on to play professionally and coach before becoming a television soccer analyst.

The leadership council consists of 60 nominated student-athletes representing all the high school teams at the three PCS campuses.

“Danielle did a great job of reinforcing the principles of A Disciplined Life,” Director of Athletics and Programs Vinay Mullick said. “She talked to our student-athletes about elevating your game and being a good person, athlete and teammate at the same time.

“She encouraged them to take her message back to their teammates to initiate positive change within the culture of their teams. It was good to see.”