Student-athlete advisory committee (saac)

The SAAC was developed to give student-athletes a voice within the NYSPHSAA. Over the course of the school year, the committee will discuss topics relevant to high school student-athletes and develop ways to maintain a positive athletic experience. Each committee member is expected to exemplify leadership while providing feedback of NYSPHSAA special programs including, but not limited to, Scholar-Athlete, Sportsmanship, Life of an Athlete, Student Leadership, and Community Service. Two student-athletes from each of the 11 sections are selected each year and serve a one year term. Juniors have the option to serve a two-year term. 


2016-2017 SAAC Members


Student Names



Matthew Lucido, Junior

Kiera Jackson, Junior

Clarkstown High School South

New Rochelle High School


Cameron Bleibtrey, Junior

Eric Jess, Senior

Queensbury High School

Saratoga Springs High School


Jacob Geitner, Junior

Kathleen Starr, Junior

G. Ray Bodley High School

Cortland Jr/Sr High School


Hannah Morley, Senior

Julie Nemcek, Senior

Delaware Academy

Windsor Central High School


Alana Kornaker, Junior

Conor Haims, Senior

Wayne Central High School

Pittsford Mendon High School


Marissa Birzon, Senior

Michael Steffan, Senior

Williamsville East High School

Williamsville East High School


Paul Fine-Lease, Junior

Matvey Longware, Senior

Willsboro Central School

Willsboro Central School


Kerrin Montgomery, Senior

Anna Rodriguez, Senior

Lynbook High School

South Side High School


Linzy Dineen, Senior

Olivia Kowatch, Senior

Wallkill Senior High School

Kingston High School


Claire Donaldson, Junior

Alexandra Steele, Junior

Lisbon Central School

Heuvelton Central School


Jensen Corabi, Senior

Paige Volkmann, Senior

Half Hollow Hills West

Central Moriches High Schools

SAAC Leaders

Casey Michele, Senior

Declan Graham, Senior

Kristen Norray, Senior

East Rochester High School (5)

H. Frank Carey High School (8)

Berne-Knox-Westerlo (2)