Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

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

04/06/16 - SAAC to Conduct NCAA Division III Week Fundraisers
05/18/15 - Hernon Wins NEAC SAAC Member of the Year Award
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

2015-16 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Officers

Mike O'Brien, SAAC Advisor | Lindsay Achzet '16, Chair | Stephen Armstrong '16, Vice-Chair | Holli Erkson '16, Secretary

2015-16 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Membership

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Name Cl. Hometown Team
Shelby Bourn Sr. Sidney, N.Y. Field Hockey
Nicole Sales So. Woodbury, Conn. Field Hockey
Jon Brijmohan So. Tampa, Fla. Men's Basketball
Ky'aire Reed Jr. Trenton, N.J. Men's Cross Country
Alex Milliken Jr. Hilton, N.Y. Men's Lacrosse
Elijah Tracey Jr. Utica, N.Y. Men's Lacrosse
Curtis Davis Fr. Dansville, N.Y. Men's Soccer
Jim Duchesneau So. South Glastonbury, Conn. Men's Soccer
Austin Heil Fr. Medina, N.Y. Men's Swimming
Scott Litvin So. Sayville, N.Y. Men's Volleyball
Derek Nipps Sr. Turnersville, N.J. Men's Volleyball
Kamarie Maturine So. Brooklyn, N.Y. Women's Basketball
Julia Smith Fr. Guilderland, N.Y. Women's Basketball
Bailey Brown Jr. Marcy, N.Y. Women's Cross Country
Amber Jordan Sr. Auburn, N.Y. Women's Lacrosse
Lexie Roberson Sr. Lewisville, N.C. Women's Lacrosse
Sarah Halstead So. Fulton, N.Y. Women's Soccer
Kaylee Schworm So. Edmeston, N.Y. Women's Soccer
Kaitlyn Schwend So. San Marcos, Calif. Women's Swimming
Nicole Sanborn Jr. Onondaga, N.Y. Women's Tennis
Zakarra Butts Sr. Cortland, N.Y. Women's Volleyball
Meredith Kadjeski Jr. Mechanicsburg, Pa. Women's Volleyball
Amanda Springer Fr. Norwood, Mass. Women's Volleyball