Saint Leo Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of representatives from all intercollegiate sports at Saint Leo University.  At least one representative from each sport assemble to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes' lives on the Saint Leo campus.

The SAAC is meant to serve as a local student-athlete voice in addressing issues of student-athlete welfare on our campus. It facilitates better communication among student-athletes from various athletics teams to address issues common to all.

The Saint Leo SAAC also serves as a conduit of communication among student-athletes, coaches and athletics administrators on issues to improve the student-athlete experience and promote growth and education through sports participation. Concerns can be voiced and solutions offered regarding any issues that may be national in scope and relevant to NCAA student-athletes.

Saint Leo student-athletes celebrate the 2016 Make-A-Wish reveal at the Lions' home softball game against Flagler College. 


Faculty SAAC representatives: 
Lesley Graham, Women's Lacrosse Coach
Erin Mykleby, Assistant AD for Marketing, Sponsorship & Community Engagement


SAAC 2015-16 E-Board Members:

President  -  Jamee Townsend, Volleyball

Vice President  -  Jillian Stolzenburg, Volleyball

Treasurer  -  Carl Dunne, Men's Cross Country

Secretary  -  Maggie Kilfoyle,  Women's Soccer  


Baseball Zach Gary, Daniel Twitty, Robbie Cook
Basketball, Men's Trail Pierce, Elijah Blackman, Caleb Stewart, Tyreece Brice
Basketball, Women's Gabby Naduah Ortiz, Abby Peterson, Maraine Kuiper, Aisa Royster
Cross Country, Men's Carl Dunne
Cross Country, Women's Allison Knipe
Golf, Men's Joey Savoie, Casey Bannon
Golf, Women's Amanda Jakobsson
Lacrosse, Men's Preston Pena, Luke Stiebe
Lacrosse, Women's Alex Alvarez, Allison Sheftall, Cassie Miller
Soccer, Men's Melvin Boateng, Bafou Sanogo
Soccer, Women's Maggie Kilfoyle, Alejandra Muro
Softball Bailey McKenna, Michelle George
Swimming, Men's Matheus Assis
Swimming, Women's Katie Sanacore
Tennis, Men's Fons Verberne
Tennis, Women's Marine Beugre-Guyot
Volleyball Jillian Stolzenburg, Jamee Townsend


All meetings will be held in classroom 1 of the Marion Bowman Center First Monday of every month.


Upcoming Projects for the 2015-16 school year:



Game Environment

Walk for Wishes


Functions of the Saint Leo University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

• Promote communication 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-athlete responses to proposed conferences 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

Responsibilities for Committee Representatives

• Attend all committee meetings and activities
• If unable to attend, select a responsible alternate team representative
• Represent team views at committee meetings. Team representatives must talk to their teammates about issues or projects that will be discussed
• Report to the team and the coach on the committee meetings and distribute the minutes of the meeting
• Organize team members to help with special projects like "Make a Wish"
• Help plan and set up annual awards banquet