Cambridge, Mass.-- The 2020-2021 Lesley University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) was formed in late October and has been meeting regularly working on upcoming projects the group established. Membership consists of at least one representative of each of the varsity sports within Lesley Athletics and in most cases two representatives. Members were elected by their sport head coach.
The goal of SAAC is to establish communication between student-athletes and the Lynx athletic administration to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting leadership opportunities, protecting student-athlete welfare, fostering a positive student-athlete image and providing educational and community service opportunities.
This academic year there are 20 members that make up SAAC. Within the committee there are four executive board positions; Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. Members had to submit a video if they were interested in running for a position stating why they would be a good leader in that role. The collected videos were then shared to the committee for voting.
Senior dual sport athlete, Tallin Goldberg was elected Chair of SAAC, and sophomore women's basketball captain Sydnie Drezek was elected Vice Chair. Sophomore Raj Anandarajan from men's soccer was named the Secretary, and senior softball representative Kristen DiCicco was awarded the Treasurer position.
"I am very excited to get to work as the SAAC Chair," said Goldberg. "I am thankful that my fellow student-athletes believe I would make a good spokesperson for our committee and all student-athletes. I plan to lead us in a positive direction and make sure that everyone's voices are heard," she concluded.
The committee aims to have their first initiative released around finals.
Tallin Goldberg, Chair
Sydnie Drezek, Vice Chair
Raj Anandarjan, Secretary
Kristen DiCicco, Treasurer
Complete SAAC List
Baseball: Ronnie James and Nate Trudnich
Men's Basketball: John DeBoise
Women's Basketball: Sydnie Drezek
Men's Cross Country: Zachary Spatz and Vladimir Mendoza
Women's Cross Country: Katherine Graham and Paulina Sandoval-Alvarez
Men's Soccer: Jack Wadleigh and Raj Anandarajan
Women's Soccer: Claire Hounslow and Kerrie Larson
Softball: Kristen DiCicco and Amelia Teta
Women's Tennis: Morgan Anderson and Annie Dai
Women's Track: Emily Stamm
Men's Volleyball: Bryan Dacosta
Women's Volleyball: Tallin Goldberg and Nikki Pietrocola