Dynamic Leaders with Colin Cerniglia; Episode 51: From Small Town to Big-Time Softball with Dani Fey
On today's episode of the Dynamic Leaders podcast, Colin is joined by Dani Fey. Dani plays for the Penn State Nittany Lions softball team. The rising junior is a Broadcast Journalism major and she came to Penn State after starring for Bangor High School. She helped her team to a Sweet 16 appearance in her junior season and the Final Four in her senior campaign where she was named first-team, All-State.
Topics include: Dani's Who Are You segment (2:07), her athletic journey leading to Penn State (3:16), where she built the work-ethic that helped her land in D-1 softball (7:31), her process for giving up other sports later in high school to specialize in softball (10:15), the transition from being All-State in high school to just another player in college (12:23), what the culture was like when she first arrived in the softball program (15:19), how she works to overcome failure on the field and in life (19:11), balancing her focus to be successful versus not missing out (22:30), why the community aspect of what you do is so vital (26:35), what goals she has for herself and the team over the course of her final two years at Penn State (29:45), what leadership means to her and how she wants to lead the softball program (34:13), advice for navigating the high school softball recruiting process (37:56), why Lauren Chamberlain is a role model and what confidence and independence mean to female athletes (41:44), how learning about analytics is impacting her softball career (48:23), they chat about the leadership pillar motivation (56:34), and who a Dynamic Leader is in her life (58:39).
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Learn More About Penn State Softball:
Official Team Website: https://gopsusports.com/index.aspx?path=softball
Intro Music: The Boys of Summer - The Ataris (September 8, 2003)
"Who Are You" Segment: Who Are You - The Who (August 1978)
Outro Music: Take It Easy - Eagles (Live: July 27, 1980 - Santa Monica, CA)
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