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Wellesley College Athletics - LeadBLUE

Wellesley College Athletics - LeadBLUE

LeadBLUE cultivates the growth of leaders within athletics, in the classroom, and beyond. In alignment with the mission of the college, this program prepares student-athletes for effective, practical leadership, instills the values of discipline, critical thinking, and responsibility in their pursuit of excellence. Student-athletes will come away from the program with the tools to lead confidently and affect positive change now and in the future.

Core Competencies

  • Understanding Yourself
  • Influencing Team Culture
  • Communicating Effectively
  • "Real World" Application

Program Summary

The program introduces basic leadership concepts and progresses to practical application of leadership skills. We hope that these leadership concepts and skills will be useful for student-athletes beyond athletic competition, both during their four years on campus and after graduation. A speaker series supplements the curriculum and is open to all students on-campus. Service is an integral part of leadership, and all athletes are encouraged to take part in biannual service opportunities. Finally, team captains/leaders meet regularly with members of our administrative and coaching staff to discuss current leadership topics.  


Upcoming 2022-23 Events & Speakers

To Attend: 

  • RSVPs will be sent to student-athletes 2-3 weeks prior to each event.
  • Speaker Series Events are open to the Wellesley College campus community.

Fall 2022 LeadBLUE Events Calendar

  • Team Captain/Leader sessions with Bethany Ellis (September 26, 1-2pm)
  • Community Service Challenge (November 1 - December 6)
  • Team Captain/Leader sessions with Bethany Ellis (December 5, 1-2pm)

Team Leader/Captain sessions with Athletic Director Bethany Ellis

Location: Lulu Wang Student Center 413

  • September 26, 1-2pm
  • December 5, 1-2pm

Varsity athletic team leaders and captains are invited to join athletic director Bethany Ellis for an informal conversation. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their experiences, learn from each other and talk about current challenges and successes on their respective teams and the greater athletic community.

LeadBLUE Community Service Challenge

Location: Keohane Sports Center Lobby

November 1 - December 6

Support our student community by participating in a clothing and toiletry drive. Students across the College are encouraged to collect and donate items. All items will be donated to the Wellesley Student Aid Society. Donations will be collected, by class year, at the KSC Front Desk. Check the leaderboard weekly to see which class year has donated the most!  


Questions? Contact Katie Galiardi, Senior Associate Director of Athletics kh101@wellesley.edu