Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)


The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a student-led organization made up of a representative from each of UMass Dartmouth's varsity sports teams.


The purpose of the SAAC at UMass Dartmouth is:


-To serve as a representative body for University of Massachusetts Dartmouth student-athletes.


-To provide effective communication between student-athletes, the administration, coaches and student body.


-To actively encourage involvement from the student-athletes in campus, community and charity projects.


-To design, implement and promote programs that will encourage academic achievement, image and social responsibility of student-athletes.


- and To represent UMass Dartmouth regarding all matters related to athletics and its respective Conferences and affiliations


UMass Dartmouth SAAC members meet on a monthly basis throughout the academic year.  The SAAC meetings provide an opportunity for members to discuss questions and concerns raised by other student-athletes, discuss policies and procedures which impact the Athletic Dept., plan community-based outreach programs and address matters of self-governance.


Under the constition adopted by the members at the beginning of the 2007-08 academic year, the UMass Dartmouth SAAC has four officers elected by the committee.  Those positions are President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  These officers, along with an advisor from the Athletic Dept. staff, are responsible for the operation of the SAAC.


SAAC for the 2010-11 Academic Year


Sport SAAC Representative
Baseball Ryan McDermott
Cross Country Meaghan Bohigian
Cross Country Steve Burke
Field Hockey Jenna Miedzionoski
Field Hockey Victoria Dolce
Football Chris Berganti
Football Nick Hiou
Golf Scott Woodacre
Ice Hockey Rob Dudley
Men's Basketball Alex Klepadlo
Men's Lacrosse Eric Hubbard
Men's Lacrosse Nick Brett
Men's Soccer Brady Paradis
Men's Tennis Cody Zygmont
Softball Hannah Rounds
Swimming and Diving Joshua Potcner
Swimming and Diving Lindsay Little
Track and Field Jesse Perrin
Track and Field Mary Drake
Volleyball Allie Mastrocola
Women's Basketball Tashauna Ashmeade
Women's Basketball Colleen Moriarity
Women's Lacorsse Brittany Partridge
Women's Lacrosse Erin Carnovale
Women's Soccer Jeanette Fuller
Women's Tennis Amanda Pollard
Women's Tennis Daniella Joggi