URI Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

The URI Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) provides a forum for leadership, communication, event planning, and community service for Rhode Island's student-athletes.

As a URI Student Senate Recognized Group, URI SAAC functions to:

  • Promote communication between student-athletes and athletics administration.
  • Disseminate information.
  • Provide feedback and insight into athletics department issues.
  • Generate a student-athlete voice within the campus athletics department formulation of policies.
  • Build a sense of community within athletics, involving all teams through SAAC events and programming
  • Solicit student-athlete responses to proposed conference and NCAA legislation.
  • Organize community service efforts.



Sheila Plunkett - Women's Track & Field

Vice President

Mckenzie Kiesle - Women's Volleyball 


Maxwell Dickens - Men's Track & Field

Social Media Coordinator

Drew Nealey - Men's Track & Field


Joe Maguire - Men's Track & Field

Community Service Chair

Nicole Legler - Women's Tennis 




Atlantic 10 Representative

Hazel Brown - Women's Volleyball