Student Athlete Advisory Committee

2019-20 FHSAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Members

Name: Flynn Baliton
School: Father Lopez Catholic High School (Daytona)
Year in School: Junior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I am looking forward to advocating for student-athletes throughout the state of Florida and ensuring that their voices are heard. I am excited to create a more united high school athletics community and am driven with the goal of introducing competition through friendly rivalry, sportsmanship, and communal support. 

Name: Connor Bishop
School: Citrus High School (Inverness)
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I am looking forward to providing a student-athlete's perspective regarding high school athletics and having input in enhancing the athletic programs in the state of Florida.
Name: Devyn Dyett
School: Benjamin School (Palm Beach Gardens)
Year in School: Junior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: As a member of the SAAC, I am looking forward to representing my fellow student-athletes and being a voice for concerns as well as contributing to conversations about furthering the overall positive impact sports have on students. 
Name: Nnamdi Edeoga
School: Charlotte High School (Punta Gorda)
Year in School: Junior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I plan on improving the quality of athletic events in my area by learning, and thus educating my peers on proper sportsmanship. I would also like to improve my peers’ chances of success after high school by communicating what I learn about college athletics as a whole with them. I plan on using the opportunity to provide a communication channel between the committee and my peers.
Name: Maizie Egan
School: Marathon High School
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I look forward to focusing on the physical and mental health of student athletes and their teams.  
Name: Jackson Grieser
School: Gainesville High School 
Year in School: Junior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I would like to raise awareness of the time management and academic needs of student athletes. Organizing lunch study groups, academic accountability partners/buddies, and stressing the importance of sleep for the student athlete.
Name: Jennifer Jacoby
School: Cape Coral High School 
Year in School: Junior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I hope to discuss problems relating to the actual sports, the rules athletes must follow to be on teams, the involvement of spectators, and how to overall make high school sports the best they can be. 
Name: Zachariah John 
School: Florida Atlantic University School (Boca Raton)
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: My goal is to raise awareness to challenge the stigma around mental health in athletics. Beyond that, I'd like to set an example for student-athletes across the state to inspire them to excel academically and athletically.
Name: JaNelle Morant
School: P. K. Yonge Developmental Research School (Gainesville)
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: Being a role model and voice for student-athletes in Florida.
Name: Brandon Perez
School: Leonard High School (Greenacres)
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: As a member of the SAAC, I plan to give new ideas to help connect the FHSAA to its student-athletes and continue on the discussion of mental health for student-athletes in high school.  I plan to help give ideas on what can be done regarding student health and to learn and exchange ideas to give student-athletes the best and most enriching experience they can het in high school.
Name: Drew Petrella
School: Trinity Catholic High School (Ocala) 
Year in School: Sophomore
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I am looking forward to proposing ways to advocate for balance in the lifestyles of student-athletes.
Name: Rachel Pyros
School: Hagerty High School (Oviedo)
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?:  I hope to work with this committee to promote safety, teamwork, and sportsmanship in Florida high school athletics. Playing sports in high school challenges athletes to learn about the importance of leadership, relationships, sacrifice, diligence and so many other qualities that can be applied to all of life. I want to ensure that every student is encouraged to take the opportunity to participate in this unique experience.
Name: Akelah Reeves
School: Pensacola High School
Year in School: Junior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?:  As a member of the SAAC, I look forward to preserving the interests of student-athletes across the state of Florida as well as improve upon fairness and honor that Florida high school sports represent. 
Name: Mason Romero    
School: Ponte Vedra High School
Year in School: Junior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I look forward to representing Ponte Vedra High School and student-athletes across the State of Florida and making decisions to better their success. 
Name: Sam Simmons     
School: Armwood High School (Seffner)
Year in School: Junior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: My goal for the SAAC is to help student-athletes balance academic and athletic demands.  I also hope to provide team building activities for all sports and involve parents in supporting student-athletes.
Name: Maia Smith      
School: Newsome High School (Valrico)
Year in School: Senior
What are you looking forward to accomplishing as a member of the SAAC?: I look forward to addressing student-athlete mental health more in-depth and team culture as a member of the SAAC.