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2021-22 SAAC Leadership

Jackie Brown (Adelphi)
Co-Chair, Field Hockey

Kyle O'Connor (Franklin Pierce)
Co-Chair, Football

Ali Greco (Le Moyne)
Co-Vice Chair, Women's Soccer

Reilly Johnston (Stonehill)
Co-Vice Chair, Men's XC, Track & Field

National SAAC Rep: Katie Williamson (Women's Basketball)

NE10 SAAC Mission Statement:
The mission of the NE10 SAAC is to enhance the overall student-athlete experience by maintaining a commitment to academic and athletic experience while promoting diversity, serving as ambassadors to the community and acting as liaisons between every NE10 student-athlete, the conference office, and the NCAA.

The conference SAAC meets throughout the year and each member school has two representatives, one male and one female. 

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2023-24 NE10 SAAC Members 

School Student-Athlete Sport
Adelphi Andrew Delaney Basketball
Adelphi Sanne Selmer Gilje Tennis
AIC Jack Hall Basketball
AIC Marissa Long Lacrosse
Assumption Eric Giarnese Baseball
Assumption Alex Dumais Soccer
Bentley Nate Alviti Lacrosse
Bentley Sarah St. George Soccer
FPU Connor Everidge Football
FPU Makenzie Sirowich Basketball
New Haven Jason Edokpayi Basketball
New Haven Carleigh Vedder Volleyball
Pace Bryan Powell Basketball
Pace Brianna Shea Softball
Saint Anselm Connor Snowdy Ice Hockey
Saint Anselm Stephanie Sutton-Brown Field Hockey
Saint Michael's Sawyer Pierpont Soccer
Saint Michael's Alexandra Baez-Rentas Volleyball
Saint Rose Eddie Baker Lacrosse
Saint Rose Jada Brown Soccer
SCSU Tim O'Shea Football
SCSU Katie Williamson* Basketball
SNHU Matt Amante Ice Hockey
SNHU Claire Wohlleber Volleyball

*SAAC National Rep

What is a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee? (SAAC) 
A student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and polices that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses. Presently, there are separate national SAACs for NCAA Divisions I, II and III. NCAA legislation mandates that all member institutions have SAACs on their respective campuses. Further, NCAA legislation requires that all member conferences have SAACs. 

The information that follows will assist you in understanding how the network of SAACs, from individual campus committees to the conference and/or national committees, interact and support one another to shape intercollegiate athletics policy and enhance the student-athlete experience.

National SAACs (Divisions I, II and III) at a glance: 
Generate a student-athlete voice within the NCAA structure. Solicit student-athlete response to proposed NCAA legislation. Recommend potential NCAA legislation.  Review, react and comment to the governance structure on legislation, activities and subjects of interest. Actively participate in the administrative process of athletics programs and the NCAA. Promote a positive student-athlete image.

Mission Statement of the National SAACs
"The mission of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image."

Division II
The Division II SAAC consists of one student-athlete representative from each of the Division II multi-sport voting conferences, one student-athlete representative of Division II independent institutions, and two student-athlete at-large positions. 

The Division II SAAC affects the legislative process via an annual summit held each July with the Division II Management Council, during which members of the SAAC have an opportunity to interact with members of the Management Council on proposed NCAA legislation and current Division II issues. Also, committee members participate in the NCAA Convention each January where they express the student-athlete voice on collective concerns regarding proposed Division II legislation.

Division II national SAAC members actively take the lead in addressing issues facing Division II student-athletes such as the development of campus and conference SAACs, Title IX education, faculty/student-athlete relations and championships enhancements.

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