Student Athlete Advisory Committee (2017-18)

What is SAAC?

SAAC is the voice of the student athlete.

Student-athletes have a voice in the NCAA through advisory committees at the campus, conference and national level. Each committee is made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience and offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes' lives on campus.

Meetings are held every-other Sunday at 7:00 p.m. in the Coaches' Suite in Kaiser Hall.

Twitter: @CCSUSAAC

Goals of SAAC

  • Provide communiction between athletics administration and student-athletes.
  • Disseminate information.
  • Provide feedback and insight into athletics department issues.
  • Generate a student-athlete voice within the campus athletics department formulation of policies.
  • Build a sense of community within the athletics program involving all athletics teams.
  • Solicit student-athletes responses to proposed conference and NCAA legislation.
  • Organize community service efforts.
  • Create a vehicle for student-athlete representation on campus-wide committees (e.g., student government).
  • Promote a positive student-athlete image on campus.

SAAC Officers for 2017-18:

Nick Velleca - Men's Soccer

Maddie Smith - Volleyball

Brandon Raine - Men's Golf 

Jane Henry - Women's Lacrosse

Communications Director:
Maddy Garber - Swimming & Diving


Molly McCarthy - Compliance

*SAAC is a club and is therefore open to all students of the CCSU community.

Events and Activities:

  • Charity Dodgeball Tournament
  • Peer Ambassador Program (Interval House)
  • NEC Penny Wars (The Cancer Recovery Center)
  • NEC Building Communities Campaign
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Smalley Academy and Boys & Girls Club of New Britain visitations
  • Fresh-Check Day Volunteers
  • New Britain Soup Kitchen Volunteers