The Wells College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is an active group of student-athletes who work as liaisons between fellow students and the athletic department. The committee is composed of one to two student representatives from each intercollegiate team. Three student officers lead the group in conjunction with a staff advisor.

All members work together to foster and develop a strong sense of personal responsibility and involvement among the students, administration, and the community. SAAC members at Wells are dedicated to representing the voice of the student-athlete both on and off campus.

The SAAC officers and team representatives achieve their goals by committing to the following:

  • Attending meetings
  • Reporting information from the meetings back to their respective teams and getting feedback
  • Building a sense of community within the athletics program involving all athletic teams
  • Encouraging active involvement of student-athletes for community service projects, fundraisers, and other fun activities
  • Receiving and sharing information in issues specific to student-athletes
  • Promoting a positive student-athlete image on campus

Wells College SAAC In The News

12/04/13 - Wells Student-Athlete Sign Athlete Ally Pledge
11/20/13 - 2013 Student-Athlete Leadership Forum Photo Gallery
11/07/13 - Bush, Vanno To Attend 2013 NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum
05/20/13 - Wells Welcomes Guest Speaker To Celebrate NCAA Division III Week
04/12/13 - NEAC SAAC Spotlight featuring Emily Middlebrook
09/21/12 - SAAC “Making Strides” For Breast Cancer Research

2014-15 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Officers

Mike O'Brien, SAAC Advisor | Katie Lamanna '15, Chair | Paul Hernon '15, Vice-Chair | Stephanie Todd '16, Secretary

2014-15 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Membership

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Name Cl. Hometown Team
Shelby Bourn Jr. Sidney, N.Y. Field Hockey
Marina Fargnoli Sr. Apalachin, N.Y. Field Hockey
Salvatore Fabozzi Sr. Staten Island, N.Y. Men's Basketball
Erich Kaempffe Sr. North Rose, N.Y. Men's Basketball
Stephen Armstrong Jr. Horseheads, N.Y. Men's Cross Country
Hayden Shuster Sr. Careywood, Id. Men's Lacrosse
Levi Christman Sr. Sharon Springs, N.Y. Men's Soccer
James Duchesneau Fr. South Glastonbury, Conn. Men's Soccer
Alex Lamphear Sr. Springfield, N.H. Men's Swimming
Alex Battey So. Palmdale, Calif. Men's Volleyball
John Farruggia Jr. Leonardsville, N.Y. Men's Volleyball
Lindsay Achzet Jr. Johnstown, N.Y. Women's Basketball
Holli Erkson Jr. Cooperstown, N.Y. Women's Basketball
Deaven Theriault So. Ludlow, Mass. Women's Cross Country
Amber Jordan Jr. Auburn, N.Y. Women's Lacrosse
Lexie Roberson Jr. Winston-Salem, N.C. Women's Lacrosse
Sarah Halstead Fr. Fulton, N.Y. Women's Soccer
Kaylee Schworm Fr. Edmeston, N.Y. Women's Soccer
Amelia Flint So. Bath, N.Y. Women's Swimming
Nicole Sanborn So. Onondaga, N.Y. Women's Tennis
Zakarra Butts Jr. Cortland, N.Y. Women's Volleyball
Meredith Kadjeski So. Mechanicsburg, Pa. Women's Volleyball