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SAAC is a group of cadet-athlete leaders who serve the Institute by representing the concerns of the VMI cadet-athlete population to VMI’s athletic administration, the Southern Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), and the NCAA through the national SAAC. SAAC is also a committed community service organization that participates in various projects and initiatives throughout the year. The Cadet-Athlete Development Office provides administrative and logistical support to SAAC as one of the office’s athletic academic advisors services as the athletic administration’s advisor/liaison to SAAC. In addition to SAAC, the Cadet-Athlete Development Office periodically conducts leadership development workshops for the cadet-athlete members of SAAC that include a service-learning component and a leadership instruction component. The Cadet-Athlete Development Office also selects deserving cadet-athletes to attend the Southern Conference Student-Athlete Leadership Institute (SALI) and the Southern Conference Winter SAAC Meeting.

Below are the members of SAAC for the 2017-18 year.


Catie Berry


Women's Swimming/Water Polo

Brienno Illari

Vice President

Men's Soccer

Jonathan Martinez


Men's Soccer

Other 2017-18 Members: 

Blake Cashin - Women's Soccer
Madison Curran - Woman's Swimming/Water Polo
Johnny Daniels - Lacrosse
Kuony Deng - Football
Michael Diodato - Baseball
Garrett Gilkeson - Basketball
Ryan Hatten - Baseball
Austin Henry - Lacrosse
Amy Horney - Women's Soccer
Jake Johnson - Men's Swimming and Diving
Ceci Keppeler - Women's Soccer
Bethany King - Women's Track and Field/Cross Country
Julia Logan - Women's Track and Field
Rohan Martin - Football
Will Miller - Basketball
Emma Noble - Women's Water Polo/Swimming
Sam Franklin - Women's Soccer
John Reed - Wrestling
Tony Richardson - Football
Allan Cratsenberg - Football
Kyle Sabourin - Men's Track and Field/Cross Country
Sohrab Shaikh - Men's Soccer
Taylor Thomas - Wrestling
Bret Tomajczyk - Men's Swimming and Diving
Lee Warren - Men's Track and Field