Thursday, December 9, 2021

New SAAC Logo Unveiled


written by STEVE ULRICH
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1. New SAAC Logo Unveiled

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by Corbin McGuire, NCAA

"A new Student-Athlete Advisory Committee logo for all three divisions was released this week. The new SAAC logo brings a united, modern and athletic approach for student-athletes to identify with and use. 

Members from the three divisional national SAACs participated in the process to create a versatile logo that can be used anywhere from apparel to official letterheads. This logo aims to visually unify the SAACs across the NCAA, emphasizing their aligned mission of enhancing the student-athlete voice. 

Campus and conference SAACs are encouraged to update their existing SAAC logos by pairing their athletics logo with the new mark to support its mission and create visual unity among all the student-athlete groups across the NCAA.

>> What They're Saying: "After a year and a half of feeling a disconnection from others, SAAC was given a task that involved connecting with each other and uniting to create a logo," said Bridgett Finn, a soccer player at Lebanon Valley and vice chair for Division III SAAC. "Creation happens with connection, and we were able to make that happen this year. This logo will serve as a symbol for the prominent voices we have as student-athletes within the Association. Literally and figuratively, this logo represents strength and connection."

>> What You Need to Know: "Access the logo set here. The primary logo has a blue outline and white interior. There are also two secondary marks: one with a black outline and white interior and another with a white outline and black interior. The NCAA-developed logo guidelines are available here."

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2.  Field Smarts

MIT senior back Maya Nielan headlines the 2021 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division III women’s soccer team.

A three-time first-team Academic All-America selection, she helped the Engineers to a 22-2-1 record and a berth in the Elite Eight. Nielan tallied three goals and added an assist for seven points in 16 games. 

In addition to her academic accolades, Nielan was named second team All-America in 2019 by both the United Soccer Coaches and and earned second team All-NEWMAC honors this fall.

First Team
GK-Caitlin Hendricks, Johns Hopkins, Sr.
D-Julia Meehan, Wesleyan, Conn., Sr.
D-Maya Nielan, MIT, Sr.
D-Esther Seeland, Messiah, Sr.
D-Elizabeth White, Case Western Reserve, Sr.
M-Anna Boyd, Wisconsin-Whitewater, Sr.
M-Jenn Rennich, Westfield State, Sr.
M-Anika Washburn, Case Western Reserve, Sr.
F-Alex Adams, Carnegie Mellon, Jr.
F-Karenna Groff, MIT, Sr.
F-Niya Wilson, Wisconsin-Superior, Soph.

>>SMH: The lowest GPA among the first-team members is 3.86, while four members of the elite squad earned perfect 4.0s.

>> More SMH: The 33-member women’s team has a 3.94 average GPA with the first team boasting a 3.97. Eleven women, led by Nielan, have a 4.0 GPA.

>> Complete Team

3. Field Smarts II

Grinnell senior forward Jasper Yang headlines the 2021 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division III men’s soccer team.

Yang, a biology major from Stow, Mass., is a three-time Academic All-America honoree.

He led the Pioneers with 24 goals and six assists for 54 points on his way to first-team All-Midwest Conference honors for a third time.

First Team
GK-Zach Behe, Roanoke, Sr.
D-Sam Accordino, Westminster, Pa., Sr.
D-Sam Hosmer-Quint, Kenyon, Sr.
D-Justin Howe, Cornell, Sr.
D-Aaron Makikalli, MIT, Gr.
M-Trevor Goodling, Messiah, Sr.
M-Luke Groothoff, Messiah, Sr.
M-Travis Van Brewer, Tufts, Gr.
F-Max Busch, Bethany Lutheran, Jr.
F-Cameron Earls, Piedmont, Gr.
F-Jasper Yang, Grinnell, Sr.

>> Impressive: The 35-member men’s team has an average GPA of 3.87 with the first team posting a 3.89

>> Complete Team


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4. Bredahl Honored

Mac Bredahl Embodies the Best of Tufts' Legendary Attackmen | USA Lacrosse  Magazine

Tufts attackman Mac Bredahl has been named the USA Lacrosse Magazine Division III Men’s Preseason Player of the Year. Bredahl also earned the distinction prior to last season.

Bredahl, a senior, hasn’t played in as many games as some of his peers, but that hasn’t stopped him from producing gaudy numbers. He played in 10 games as a freshman and then all four of the Jumbos’ games in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic ended his season. He played in 10 games last season after the NESCAC got off to a late start and posted 29 goals and 40 assists — including back-to-back eight-assist games against Bates and Dartmouth.

USA Lacrosse Magazine also announced its 2022 Division III Men’s Preseason All-Americans.

First Team
A-Mac Bredahl, Tufts
A-Cross Ferrara, Salisbury
A-Kyle Lewis, Lynchburg
M-Ryan Barnable, RIT
M-Jarrett Bromwell, Salisbury
M-Cam Kelleher, Tufts
D-Max Wayne, Christopher Newport
D-Drew Borkowicz, Salisbury
D-Ryan Kennedy, York
FO-Joe Post, St. John Fisher
LSM-Taggart Eymer, Tufts
SSDM-Noah Bruno, York
G-Jack Michael, York

>> Complete Team


5.  Laliberty Honored

Tufts Women's Lacrosse Goalie Wins National Accolade | Tufts Now

Molly Laliberty served as the catalyst to much of Tufts’ success in 2021, as the Jumbos went 10-1 with a 14-13 loss to Salisbury in the national championship game. The reigning NESCAC Player of the Year is the USA Lacrosse Division III Women’s Preseason Player of the Year.

Laliberty stopped 112 of the 188 shots she faced last spring for a .594 save percentage that ranked sixth nationally. She allowed just 7.24 goals per game against a challenging schedule that included Division I Dartmouth and six NCAA Division III tournament qualifiers.

USA Lacrosse Magazine announced its 2022 Division III Women’s Preseason All-Americans.

First Team
A-Sydney DeGirolamo, St. John Fisher
A-Jane Earley, Middlebury
A-Rachel Delate, Messiah
A-Lydia McNulty, Salisbury
M-Jenna Cholowinski, York
M-Marissa McGarrey, Franklin & Marshall
M-Anna Clarke, Tufts
M-Erin Nicholas, Middlebury
D-Mary Pat McKenna, Franklin & Marshall
D-Anna Costello, Trinity
D-Caroline McKenna, Salisbury
D-Rachel Rosenberg, Ithaca
G-Molly Laliberty, Tufts

>> Complete Team


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