La Noire to Represent UMBC and the America East at the NCAA Leadership Forum

La Noire to Represent UMBC and the America East at the NCAA Leadership Forum

NCAA Leadership Forum

Indianapolis, In.—UMBC men's soccer junior Alex La Noire (Beltsville, Md./Good Counsel) will represent both UMBC and the America East at the NCAA Leadership Forum next month in Washington, D.C. The junior was chosen among all SAAC (student-athlete advisory committee) members across all nine America East institutions.

The Leadership Forum was created in 1997, and has seen over 5,000 student-athletes attend the annual conference, to help them grow professionally and personally, while also helping student-athletes network with other student-athletes across all three NCAA divisions.

The forum was divisional and regionally-based starting in 2002, but in 2010 the NCAA consolidated all participants from all divisions to a single forum at one site.

The NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum engages a diverse and dynamic representation of student-athletes, coaches, faculty and administrators. Student-athletes selected to attend the forum return to campus with invaluable leadership skills, the experience of exploring the relationship between personal values, core beliefs and behavioral styles, and a thorough understanding of the NCAA, the different divisional perspectives and the valuable role of the student-athlete advisory committee.

For the Retrievers, La Noire is a member of the UMBC men's soccer program, as well as the student-athlete advisory committee. The junior was named to the 2017 America East Conference Helping Hands team.  The America East Helping Hands Team, in its fourth year, was established to recognize a male and female student-athlete from each of the nine America East institutions for their exemplary efforts in the area of community service while remaining in good academic standing.