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December 7, 2021
Episode 61: Chasing Gold – Haylie McCleney

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Chasing Gold – Haylie McCleney 

Have you ever dreamed of being on an Olympic team? I know I have and have always loved watching the Olympics each year cheering on my country like millions of others. At the same time, have you ever thought how cool it would be to not only be on an Olympic team but also work in the profession you love?

Our guest today is Haylie McCleney a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach as well as a member of Team USA Softball. In this podcast, Haylie and I talk about her amazing collegiate softball career, her path to making the Team USA Softball squad, her occupation as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and life after softball.

About Haylie McCleney

Haylie McCleney is a professional softball player and from Morris, Alabama. Recently, Haylie was named to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Roster where she will represent Team USA in the 2020 Olympic Games. She played four years at the University of Alabama where she was named an All-American four times and a finalist for Collegiate Player of the Year three times. Haylie has been selected to the United States National Team for the past seven years where she has won gold medals in World Championships, the Pan American Games, and the World Cup, hoping to finish it off with a gold medal in 2020. She was also a standout in the classroom, gaining three Academic All-American honors before graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Performance and Exercise Science.

Upon graduating from Alabama in 2016, Haylie completed a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida in May of 2018. She has a passion for being in the weight room and making athletes better both on and off the field. She is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). 

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