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.

Mission Statement of the National SAAC's

"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."

2010-2011 Keene State SAAC Roster

Name Team
Haley Chandler Softball
Lauren Sawyer Women's Lacrosse
Maggie Fitter Women's Cross Country/Track
Niki Smith Field Hockey
Samantha Hemmingway Women's Basketball
Thomas Paquette Men's Cross Country/Track
Greg Bates Baseball
Erik Bergstrom Baseball
Eric MacKnight Men's Cross Country/Track
Blake Nyman Men's Soccer
Bryan Kolacz Men's Track and Field
Danny Silverman Men's Soccer
Courtney Savoie Softball
Chantyl Gable Women's Basketball
Ali Facchini Volleyball
Emily Halbert Volleyball
Bridget Kline Women's Swimming and Diving
Jessica Laidley Women's Swimming and Diving
Ryan Bourgeios Men's Basketball
Leigh Smith Field Hockey
Kristen Huckins Women's Soccer
Shannon Hennessey Women's Soccer
Brittany Boscarino Women's Soccer
Colin Barnett Men's Lacrosse
Chris Mallon Men's Lacrosse
Amy Knoblock Women's Cross Country/Track
Ryan Martin Men's Basketball
John Napolitano Chair
John Ratliff Athletic Director


2010-11 KSC Student-Athlete Community Service Events/Projects

The Keene State College athletic department has joined together with the Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention to help end rape, sexual assault and gender violence both in the community and at the college. At home games throughout the year, teams will be selling raffle tickets at home games for the "5th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes International Men's March."

Here are some other projects that the student-athletes and coaches have been doing on their own!

Women's Basketball - Car Wash for Scott Cote Memorial Fund
Men's Lacrosse - Men's Lacrosse to Walk for PKD
Men's Lacrosse - Owl Alumni Laxmen to Compete in Charity Round Robin Tournament
Women's Volleyball - Volleyball and Dig Pink Event
Women's Soccer - Breast Cancer Fundraiser at UMass Boston