June 2, 2006
NCAA Leadership Conference
Providence, RI--Rhode Island College junior men’s
basketball player Anthony Pierlioni (Plainville, CT) participated
in the 2006 NCAA Leadership Conference “Today’s Student-Athletes,
Tomorrow’s Leaders”, which was held May 28-June 1 at Disney's Yacht &
Beach Club in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
The mission of the NCAA Leadership Conference is to develop a diverse
group of student-athletes who will actively participate in and experience
a multitude of challenging and thought-provoking activities that will
enable them to become change agents on their campuses and in their
communities. It provides the NCAA student-athletes with the opportunity to
discuss and explore critical issues facing their peers; to enhance their
leadership skills; and to promote better communication among
student-athletes, coaches, administrators, faculty and communities.
During the 2005-06 season, Pierlioni played in 27
games, starting 13 of them. He averaged 3.4 points and 2.9 rebounds per
game. He registered season-highs of 11 points and 11 rebounds vs. UMass
Boston on Feb. 18, three blocks vs. Johnson & Wales on Dec. 6 and two
steals three times. He helped the Anchormen compile a 19-10 overall record
and reach the Championship Game of the 2006 Eastern College Athletic
Conference (ECAC) New England Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Participants engaged in a variety of developmental
activities designed to enhance their communication, decision-making and
problem-solving skills and will also participate in collaborative projects
and critical thinking. Student-athletes developed their leadership skills
through interactive hands-on work in small groups, and have the
opportunity to reflect on their experiences.
Participating student-athletes represented all NCAA
Divisions, a variety of different sports, both genders and different