Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
As the Student Athletic Advisory Council for Endicott College, it is our mission to assist in the creation of an environment where all student-athletes have the opportunity to maximize their academic, personal and social growth. It is our desire to help build a strong tradition in athletics and strive for success in and outside the lines. As members of the SAAC, we must serve as a liaison between the committee and our respective teams. To fulfill our mission we must:
• Provide a forum for discussion of matters of concern for athletic teams.
• Discuss, adopt and carry out procedures necessary for the general welfare of Endicott athletics.
• Promote better communication and camaraderie among teams.
• Promote effective communication between athletics, administration and the student-athletes to better serve their needs.
• Increase awareness of athletic programs on the campus and in the surrounding community.
• Encourage involvement of student-athletes in community and campus life.
• Serve as a liaison between the Commonwealth Coast Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
News from the Student Athlete Advisory Committee…
Taylor Teixeira will assume the position of SAAC President for the fall semester while current President, Byrne Katz, is away on her semester long internship.
New to the Executive Board is Nicole Fournier, who will fill the role of Vice President.
The Student Athlete Advisory Committee capped off the year by honoring the women’s soccer team as the winners of the Gulls Get on Board Challenge. In this year-long competition, teams compete with one another in a variety of areas such as Gull Pride, Community Service, Academic Excellence, Community Engagement, and Personal Development. The women’s soccer team led all other programs in total points for their involvement in these areas, narrowly beating out the women’s basketball and softball teams.
Last spring, Byrne Katz, Nicole Fournier, and Stephanie Yepez represented Endicott at the CCC SAAC meeting held at Curry College on April 22. They were involved in the beginning stages of planning a Conference-wide community service project that will take place in the fall semester partnering with the Special Olympics. The meeting also focused on the continuing sportsmanship initiative that the CCC has implemented and discussed the importance of being a part of advocating for a competitive yet sportsmanlike environment within their teams.
For the fall, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee looks to build on the conference sportsmanship initiative here on Endicott’s campus. The Committee hopes to energize the campus and community surrounding their athletic events and promote a greater sense of Gull Pride across campus. Two Endicott SAAC members will join other representatives from the CCC in a conference-wide community service project in conjunction with the Special Olympics on October 14th at Roger Williams. The CCC SAAC will be sponsoring a bocce ball tournament with youth Special Olympians.