At the time she was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for winning two individual National Collegiate Athletic Association titles. In 1987, she led the Notre Dame Women"s Foil Team to an National Collegiate Athletic Association championship by posting a 10-0 record in the tournament. She graduated with a 160-14 record, and Notre Dame named her 1980s Female Athlete of the Decade.
Since retiring from competition in 1992, Sliney has been an active motivational speaker and fencing instructor.
She primarily speaks to students, sharing her many experiences, including how she overcame the learning disability dyslexia. Her presentations focus on the importance of reading, goal-setting and improving self-esteem.
She also runs after-school fencing programs at several locations in the greater-Boston area.