SJC Athletics Introduces Leadership Academy Pilot Program

SJC Athletics Introduces Leadership Academy Pilot Program

The Saint Joseph's College Athletics Department is proud to offer the Monks Leadership Academy to select student-athletes. The Leadership Academy, coordinated by and led by head men's lacrosse coach Bill Cosentino, aspires to instill leadership skills and further develop life skills in SJC student-athletes. The Academy seeks to challenge and guide these current and future leaders to recognize, analyze and then develop their own leadership traits.

The Academy will create specific programming, set in periodic classroom sessions throughout each semester, that includes: lectures, brainstorming, guest speakers and break-out exercises. There will be particular attention paid to -- Personal Responsibility, Accountability, Peer-to-peer relationships, Communication and Commitment. Amongst the goals for the Academy is to have student-athletes leave Saint Joseph's College as competent, caring, and inspiring leaders who can create a "winning" culture wherever they go.

 The principles of the Monks Leadership Academy:

  • We understand and practice accountability
  • We understand, value and seek to positively foster a 'team' culture
  • We strive to excel in our sport, in the classroom and throughout campus
  • As competitors and as fans, we are respectful of opponents, opponents' coaches and officials
  • We want to win, and win with character  
  • We understand leadership and strive to be great leaders




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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at