Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

The LHS Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), modeled after the National College Athletics Association (NCAA) SAAC is a student-athlete leadership group that serves to gain insight into the student-athlete experience. This committee allows athletes to share their thoughts and experiences to help promote and implement programs that encourage LHS core values and athlete well-being. Additionally, it will offer an opportunity for athletes to grow, learn, and listen to different guest speakers and coaches.

All athletes and coaches are welcome to attend meetings!  Meetings are on the 1st Friday of every month during WIN. 



SAAC members are committed to: 1. Providing student-athletes with the opportunity to effectively communicate with the LHS Athletic Department Ad 2. Promoting effective communication among coaches, the Athletics Department administration and student-athletes. 3. Promoting an awareness of Manitowoc Ships Athletics throughout the high school, middle schools, and the community. 4. Reviewing student-athlete rules and standards and propose recommendations to coaches and administration that support student-athlete social, emotional, physical, and mental well-being. 


SAAC Advisors:
SAAC representatives will serve as liaisons between student-athletes, the athletics administration, coaches and the Manitowoc community. All athletes are encouraged to communicate concerns and ideas to their team SAAC representatives for discussion at scheduled committee meetings. The advisors of the committee include:

• Michael Longmeyer - Athlete Training & Development: LHS PE Teacher, Football & Basketball coach, LHS & UWSP Football alumni • Rick Ducat - Athlete/Fan Experience LHS Science Teacher, Football coach, UW-LaCrosse & UWSP alumni • Molly Dixon - SAAC Supervisor LHS Science Teacher, Volleyball coach, LHS & UW-Madison alumni • Stephanie Henschel - Community/Youth Engagement LHS Math Teacher, Tennis coach, LHS & UW-Madison alumni Stan Diedrich - Community/Youth Engagement & Sports Promotion LHS Athletic Director, Former Baseball coach, LHS & UW-Parkside alumni Social Media LHS Athletic Director Assistant, Athletic Social Media Coordinator, LHS alumni

2022-2023 SAAC Executive Board: President - Raena Portmann  Vice President - Audrey Rabitz
2022-2023 Subcommittee Leaders: Athlete/Fan Experience-Olivia Konkle Athlete Training & Development-Gavin Lettenberger Community/Youth Sports Involvement-Riley Johnson & Sydney Redwine Social Media & Sports Promotion - Laurin Hamann

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