Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience and to offer input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAC member campuses.

The SAAC 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 relevant to NCAA student-athletes.

  NCAC SAAC Policies   SAAC Docs (newsletter)


NCAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Contacts

NCAC Athletic Director Liaison
Natalie Winkelfoos, Oberlin
Office Phone: 440-775-6463
  NCAA SAAC Representative
Julia Higgins, Wooster (Cross Country/Track & Field)

Executive Committee Members

2018-19 NCAC SAAC Chair
Sophie Bell, Hiram
  2018-19 NCAC SAAC Vice Chair
Ben Cross, Denison
  2018-19 NCAC SAAC Secretary
Abby Curnutte, Wittenberg
NCAC SAAC Listserv (currently being updated - Oct. 2, 2018):

Student-Athlete Representatives

School Name (click for e-mail) Year Sport
ALL Owen Harkins 2021 Men's Soccer
DEN Ben Cross 2020 Football
DEN Claire Kolff 2020 Women's Soccer
HIR Sophie Bell 2019 Women's Soccer
HIR Amber Ricketts 2020 Volleyball
HIR Jessica Caspio 2020 Volleyball
KEN Patrick Coughlin 2019 Men's Lacrosse
KEN Grace Pilz 2019 Softball
KEN Reed Levesque 2019 Men's Lacrosse 
KEN Ross Scheinberg 2019 Baseball
OBE Hannah Rasmussen 2019 Softball
OBE Mackenzie Michaels 2020 Women's Basketball
OWU Sloane Baumgartner 2020 Women's Lacrosse
WAB Wesley Slaughter 2021 Men's Swimming & Diving
WAB Samuel Colaiacova 2019 Men's Swimming & Diving
WIT Abby Curnutte 2019 Softball
WIT Adam Mays 2020 Baseball
WIT Abby Sammons 2021 Women's Lacrosse
WIT Josee Clayton 2021 Women's Lacrosse
WIT Kyle Farnbauch 2019 Men's Track & Field
WOO Madeleine Ferguson 2020 Women's Swimming & Diving
WOO Aubri McKoy 2020 Women's Basketball
WOO Doak Schultz 2022 Men's Swimming & Diving


School Name (click for e-mail) Title
ALL Bill Ross Interim Director of Athletics
ALL Valerie Lohr Field Hockey Coach
DEN Kim Lloyd Assistant Swimming Coach
DEN Mike Deegan Baseball Coach
DPU Megan Mannering Assistant Cross Country and Track & Field Coach
HIR Jerrod Plate Director of Sports Information
KEN Kelly Bryan Women's Soccer Coach
KEN Doug Misarti Men's Lacrosse Coach
OBE Erica Rau Volleyball Coach
OBE Sara Schoenhoft Softball Coach
OWU Ben Carlson Cross Country Coach/Assistant Track & Field Coach
OWU Chelsea Conley Women's Lacrosse Coach
WIT Katie Robinson Women's Soccer Coach
WIT Sivan Pardon Women's Water Polo Coach
WOO Ashley Reid Asst. to Director of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation for Diversity and Inclusion