Student Athlete Advisory Committee

2013-14 FHSAA Student Athlete Advisory Committee Members

Andrew Cacciatore
Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
Year in School: Junior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I look forward to making Florida high school athletics the best it can be by providing input on issues from a student-athlete's point of view

Erin Gerlica
Lincoln Park Academy
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I hope to help make participation in high school athletics available to more students per school and in doing so, raise awareness of the benefits of fitness to academic performance.

Caroline Gibbs
Lake Brantley High School
Year in School: Junior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I would like to bring to the attention of the FHSAA the special concerns and issues that face student-athletes at large division schools like my own.

Alexander Howell II
East Ridge High School
Year in School:  Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I look forward to bringing a unique perspective to the committee to further its cause in becoming a more effective governing source to its member schools.

Jake Kirschner
Oak Hall School
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I am looking forward to help bridge the gap between the FHSAA and the student-athletes it governs. I hope that as a committee, we can help solve the issues that the student-athletes of Florida face, not only to increase approval within the state, but also to make the FHSAA look the best it can in the eyes of the rest of the nation.

Antonio Menarde
Archimedean Upper Conservatory
Year in School: Junior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: In my position as a member of the SAAC, I hope to participate in constructive dialogue from my unique viewpoint on the current issues facing student-athletes in the state of Florida. I am looking forward to speaking to my fellow representatives and gaining awareness of their positions on issues affecting their respective sports and regions.

Hunter Moorer
Navarre High School
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I hope to once again give my input on issues discussed. As well as voicing what I think needs to be changed from an athlete’s perspective. I also am looking forward to meeting new athletes from different parts of Florida again.

Brandon Parizo
Miami Country Day School
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: As a member of the SAAC, I am looking forward to accomplishing things that can and will make sports for student athletes in Florida more competitive and that will equal the playing fields for everyone. 

 

Jasmine Rose
Miami Central Senior High
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I would like to accomplish the idea of change. I would change some of the standards set forth for student-athletes to make them more stringent.  Overall, I wish to exemplify my leadership qualities and be a strong voice for student-athletes throughout the state.

Jad Shalhoub
St. Edward’s School
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: One of the main concerns I would like to tackle is educating high school athletes about the negative repercussions of substance abuse, namely those that are performance enhancing.

Morgan Thornton
St. Francis Catholic High School
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I expect for the ideas that will be shared in the SAAC meeting(s) to help me grow as a student-athlete as well as a leader around my school and community.

Chenelle Walker
Riverdale High School
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I will use my athletic perspective to engage in positive change for Florida high school athletics. While in this committee, I hope to bring awareness and promote academic success, special initiatives, safe performances, and a drug-free association. 

 

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