Saint Michael's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

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What is SAAC?
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a student-led group consisting of members from each of our 21 varsity sports, including an executive board. Saint Michael’s SAAC has four main focuses, including: NCAA Legislation, Community Service, Campus Engagement and Leadership. Through each of these four themes, SAAC has a commitment to both the Saint Michael’s and surrounding communities, but also to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The group meets monthly and discusses the student-athlete experience, NCAA legislative proposals, and also plans and implements fundraisers and activities for the campus and local community. Saint Michael’s SAAC is committed to enhancing the student-athlete experience through the voice of student-athletes as well as using this platform to engage the local and campus communities.

Our SAAC Division II Mission Statement
To enhance the overall student-athlete experience by giving opportunities to student-athletes, protecting student-athlete welfare, and creating and fostering a united and positive student-athlete image.

Division II SAAC Guiding Principles
The Division II SAAC will be guided by the following principles: ethics, integrity, fairness and respect for diversity, which shall include attention to gender, race, ethnicity and sport.

Governing Rule
We, as the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, will ultimately hold one another accountable for all actions, particularly those actions taking place during the SAAC meetings.

Social Media
The SMC SAAC is on Facebook and Twitter. "Like" and follow us to see what we're up to.

2018-19 SMC SAAC Executive Board 

Emily Durette, Senior, President

Major: Neuroscience
Sport: Women's Soccer

Elizabeth Doherty, Senior, Co-Vice President

Major: Business Administration
Sport: Women's Swimming & Diving

I chose to be a part of SAAC because I enjoy being a part of the community of athletes on campus, and being able to affect change through SAAC has been an amazing experience. Being able to give a voice to this community of athletes is an amazing opportunity, and especially now being on the E-Board, I understand fully the positive impact we can have on the entirety of campus and the surrounding communities.

Dan Fortier, Sophomore, Co-Vice President

Majors: Mathematics and Data Science
Sport: Men's Swimming & Diving

Emily Ferreri, Senior, Secretary

Major: Biology
Sport: Women's Basketball

Brenna Galvin, Senior, Social Media and Media Relations Co-Coordinator

Major: International Relations
Sport: Women's Ice Hockey


Lance Reynolds, Senior, Social Media and Media Relations Co-Coordinator

Major: Media Studies, Journalism & Digital Arts
Sport: Men's Cross Country

Being an active part of SAAC is such a rewarding experience because it lets me have the opportunity to represent one of the most unique aspects of the St. Mike's community. Student-athletes here really define student-athlete to its fullest, as we not only put time and effort into our sports, but we also excel in the classroom. To go along with those responsibilities, we also think about the greater good of the community. With SAAC, we are given an outlet to voice our thoughts on how we can share our passion of serving the community within the community. Through Special Olympics, Woodside, Make-A-Wish and Hope Happens Here, it is clear that we are passionate of touching the hearts of those around us.

Cameron Cuellar '21, Dan Favicchio '21, Alex Mendez '21
Men’s Basketball
Eli DiGrande '20, Jordan Guzman '20, Walker Storey '21
Women’s Basketball
Emily Ferreri '19, Alyssa Breunig '20, Nicole Anderson '21
Men’s Cross Country
Lance Reynolds '19, James Downs '22, Liam Gay-Killeen '22
Women’s Cross Country
Kristen Stec '19, Emma Clark '20, Jordan Foulds '20
Field Hockey
Katie Leonard '19, Maddy Dobecki '19
Men's Golf
David Boardman '19, Tucker Buteau '19
Men’s Ice Hockey
Patrick Doherty '19, William Santangeli '20, Ethan Hendrickson '21
Women’s Ice Hockey
Christiana Akiki '19, Brenna Galvin '19, Alissa Sullivan '20
Men’s Lacrosse
Matt Cotter '19, Will Moriarty '20
Women’s Lacrosse
Annie Martin '19, Katrina Pietz '20, Ashley Turner '21
Alpine Skiing
Guillaume Grand '19, Anna Willassen '20
Nordic Skiing
Ellen Emers '19, Aimee Sala '20
Men’s Soccer
Gavin Mahoney '19, Matteo Bianchini '21
Women’s Soccer
Emily Durette '19, Madeleine Morse '20, Victoria Zambello '21
Aleksandra Apkarian '19
Men’s Swimming & Diving
Seamus Butler '19, Dan Fortier '21
Women’s Swimming & Diving
Elizabeth Doherty '19, Megan Reid '20
Men’s Tennis
Max Allen '19, Matt Mosher '20
Women’s Tennis
Anna Schneider '19, Abby Ramsay '20, Caroline Sumner '20
Women's Volleyball
Molly Clarke '21, Katy Konow '21
Student Government Association
William Santangeli '20