New Haven SAAC Hosts Annual Kickoff Event

New Haven SAAC Hosts Annual Kickoff Event


For Immediate Release

September 21, 2011

Courtesy of the New Haven Athletics Communications Staff

West Haven, Conn. - The University of New Haven Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) held its annual "SAAC Kickoff" event Monday evening at DellaCamera Stadium on the University's North Campus. The event gathered each of the Chargers' 16 varsity sports teams for an evening of food and games.

The games include the "1st Charger Olympics" which each of the 16 teams also participated in. As part of the olympics student-athletes were assigned random teams which were led by a team captain, a member of the UNH coaching staff or athletic administration. The teams then participated in a number of games which took place all over the north campus.

The events all started when each of the team captains were taught to "dougie" by their team members. An instructional video, followed by the dance took place on DellaCamera Stadium. The teams then broke up across north campus for 45 minutes and had the opportunity to earn points in 12 different games. Some of the games include tug-a-war, the dizzy bat and corn hole.

The winning team, earning 265 points was team 4, which was captained by head women's basketball coach Jessica Smith. Members of the team included student-athletes from the baseball, football, men's soccer, women's lacrosse, women's soccer, women's volleyball and women's cross country/track & field teams. Each team that had a member on the winning team received 10 Charger Cup points to open the 2011-12 academic year.

Charger Olympics Top Five
1. Team 4 - Jessica Smith (265 points)
2. Team 10 - Sue Zawacki (260 points)
3. Team 3 - Pete Rossomando (247 points)
4. Team 11 - Alex Trezza (245 points)
5. Team 9 - Daryl Daleen (243 points)