Student Athletic Advisory Committee - SAAC

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) was formed in the fall of 1993 for the purpose of recognizing the student-athlete in the fields of academics and athletics. Also, it aims to implement programs that will promote a positive image of intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete. Most importantly, SAAC gives the student-athlete a voice in the administration of the Athletics Department.

The SAAC meets once a month to discuss issues pertinent to the student-athlete. The members of the committee are the liaisons between their team members and the administration. This committee is very important to the welfare and experience of the student-athlete.

2016-2017 SAAC Representatives

Zach Lutner
JP Radvany

Emily Duffner
Nick Charla
Gina D'Antonio
Christine Bianchi

Field Hockey
Courtney Devine
Kristen Mericle

Ricky Young
John Hinchen
Lincoln Collins
Robert Rolle

Will Byrne
Lucas Trim

Men's Basketball
Dylan Painter
Phil Booth

Men's Lacrosse
Michael Waterfield
Nick Tortoriello
JP Campbell

Men's Soccer
Chris Bared
Lucas Hodges

Men's Swimming
Logan Zeigler
Ian Kleinsmith

Men's Tennis
Luis Miranda
Will Elmore

Men's Track & Field
Zach Swenson
Jack Judge
James Deutmeyer
Kevin Corbusier
Patrick Tiernan

Dana Morris
Brittany Husk

Michaela Berendt
Darcy Wolf

Water Polo
Katie French
Katy Gauvin

Women's Basketball
Karlie Krispin
Jannah Tucker

Women's Lacrosse
Laura Persinski
Julia Michaels

Women's Rowing
Kiera McCloy
Eryn McCassey
Clare O'Brien
Briggs Morz

Women's Soccer
Emily Kuefler
Callie Duliba

Women's Swimming
Heather Farley
Emily Mayo

Women's Tennis
Connor Brewer
Linley Busby
Aphrah Brokaw

Women's Track & Field
Siofra Cleirigh-Buttner
Kristen Erickson
Bridget Owen
Niki Cleary

For more information about SAAC please contact the Director of Student-Athlete Development, Allison Venella at

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