Former U.S. Women's National Team captain and two-time Olympic silver medalist Christa Dietzen shares her advice for being the best leader.
Christa Dietzen has been a captain – and a very good one – at every level of her impressive volleyball career … Hopewell (Pa.) High School, Penn State (two NCAA titles), the U.S. Women’s National Team (first World title) and the U.S. Women’s Olympic Team (2012 silver, 2016 bronze).
“It’s never a bad thing when a teammate earns the nickname ‘Mom’ from her teammates," U.S. Women's National Team coach Karch Kiraly said of Dietzen in 2016. "It means she’s looking out for them and notices if something is awry and checks in to make sure people are doing all right … And if things aren’t OK, she’s looking to help that person find ways to make things better. That’s one of Christa’s many strengths.”
Dietzen shares advice for current or future team captains: