Colonial Athletic Association student-athletes and advisors gathered for the league's 2010 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Leadership Summit on November 7-8 in the Wilmington, N.C. area.  The theme of this year's CAA SAAC meeting was "Step Up" and the student-athlete leaders were challenged to share with their peers the information from the weekend.  

The first day featured a workshop presented by University of Virginia facilitators Phil Gates and Jason Shaffer. During this workshop, the student-athletes and advisors learned bystander intervention techniques, which can be used when someone is in need of assistance.

The second day of the event began with Commissioner Tom Yeager meeting with the student-athletes, while the advisors had a roundtable discussion. After the two meetings, the group met as a whole to discuss hot topics including sportsmanship, ideas to enhance CAA Championships, recognition of CAA senior student-athletes, student-athlete welfare issues, the CAA website, priority registration for student-athletes, the Student Assistance Fund, and a review of selected proposed NCAA legislation.

At the conclusion of the meeting, student-athlete leaders were challenged to bring back topics and best-practices discussed at the meeting to the campus level.  Once they meet with their respective peers the student-athletes are scheduled to report positive changes on campus back to the conference office so that the results can be shared with the CAA Athletic Directors from around the league.

Institution

Name

Sport

Delaware

Nick Piacente

Tennis

Delaware

Michelle Grap

Softball

Delaware

Rachel Fineburg

SAAC Advisor

Drexel

Justin Hummel

Lacrosse

Drexel

Katy Harrington

Softball

Drexel

Rebecca Weidensaul

SAAC Advisor

George Mason

Kara Weiner

Softball

George Mason

Resa Lovelace

SAAC Advisor

Georgia State

Brandon Jones

Football

Georgia State

Kelsey Spinks

Cross Country

Georgia State

Joanna Harris

 Advisor

Hofstra

Phil Giackette

Cross Country

Hofstra

Rachel August

Volleyball

Hofstra

Annie Fiorvanti

SAAC Advisor

James Madison

Matt Goff

Football

James Madison

Danyelle Kent-Robinson

Track & Field

James Madison

Tiffany Hall

 Advisor

UNC Wilmington

John Dillashaw

Track & Field

UNC Wilmington

Brittany Pierce

Softball

UNC Wilmington

Rodney Young

SAAC Advisor

Northeastern

Nicholas Langelotti

Soccer

Northeastern

Lesley Condie

Soccer

Northeastern

Kelly Scafariello

SAAC Advisor

Old Dominion

Brandon Carr

Football

Old Dominion

Mary Bermingham

Lacrosse

Old Dominion

April Brecht

SAAC Advisor

Towson

Paul DeBord

Lacrosse

Towson

Airielle Dawson

Golf

Towson

Lindsey McDonnell

SAAC Advisor

VCU

Joe Edwards

Track & Field

VCU

Jessica Williams

Track & Field

VCU

Cassie Pasquariello

SAAC Advisor

William & Mary

Logan Billbrough

Baseball

William & Mary

Molly Wannen

Lacrosse

William & Mary

Deidre Connelly

SAAC Advisor

CAA Tom Yeager Commissioner
CAA Kathleen Batterson Senior Associate Commissioner
CAA M.L. Morgan Compliance/Admin. Intern