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Former Collegiate Athletes to Discuss Decision to Retire from the Game Due to Concussions

Four former college athletes who walked away from their sports because of concussions discuss their journeys in a panel at the Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation.

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Event: Four former collegiate athletes who walked away from their respective sports because of concussions will discuss their journeys at a panel event sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation.


  • Anna Cassell, former soccer player, Northwestern University
  • Molly Poletto, former soccer player, University of Utah
  • Spenser Rositano, former football player, Boston College
  • Clint Trickett, former football player, West Virginia University
  • Daron K. Roberts, CSLi founding director and former NFL coach, will moderate the panel.

When: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28  

Where: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center (Room: Salon A), 1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705. Attendees will receive parking garage vouchers. News media are invited to attend and cover the event.
Background: The Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation was established in 2014 to leverage UT Austin’s academic and sports capital in order to cultivate leadership and character reform among student-athletes across the country. Its three primary areas of focus are implementing a certification program for high school coaches who want to better cultivate leadership and sound character traits in their student-athletes; developing curricula for college student-athletes on financial literacy and sound decision-making; and applying quantitative analyses to issues of sports management and strategy.