April 25, 2010

Hounds student-athletes involved in the community again . . .


   WORCESTER, Mass. --- The Assumption College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the women’s swimming and diving team were part of the “Rebuilding Together Worcester” this past weekend.
    Rebuilding Together Worcester is a volunteer organization that forms partnerships with corporations, individuals and other organizations committed to improving the community by rehabilitating the houses of low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly, disabled and families with children.  In addition, it helps to rehabilitate non-profit facilities such as community centers and shelters.
    The mission of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Student Athlete Advisory Committee is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student athlete image.  A student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and polices that affect student athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses.
    More than 200 volunteers worked on nine projects with RTW renovating eight homes of low-income homeowners and painting hallways at Doherty Memorial High School.  The organization helps low-income people, including the elderly and the disabled.

    Women’s swimming and diving team volunteers involved with painting, carpentry, drywalling, wallpapering and flooring included:
Hayley GROSSMAN (Fr., Barrington, RI/Barrington)
Jennifer RYAN (Fr., Weston, FL/St. Thomas Aquinas)
Kaitlin OWEN (Fr., Bridgewater, MA/Coyle & Cassidy)
Shannon MURTAGH (Sr., Cranston, RI/Cranston)
Jill FOLEY (Jr., Northampton, MA/Northampton)
Kendell DUNPHY (So., Wareham, MA/Wareham)
Colleen QUINN (Sr., Alameda, CA/North Reading)
Kasey LALIBERTE (Fr., Pawtucket, RI/Bishop Feehan)
Danielle BESSETTE (Fr., Cumberland, R.I./Bishop Feehan)
Amanda GUY (Fr., Lakeville, MA/Apponequet)
Katie JANKOWSKI (Fr., Walpole, MA/Walpole)
Jessica WOLTER (Jr., Stonington, CT/Stonington)
Bridgette BOYLE (Fr., Farmington, CT/Farmington)
Carly SURETTE (Fr., Chelmsford, MA/Chelmsford)
Keri LAMONTAGNE (Fr., Manchester, NH/Trinity)

    Other student-athlete volunteers included:
Courtney STRATTON (volleyball) (Sr., Hudson, NH/Alvirne)
Ryan ROZSNAKI (basketball) (Fr., Montreal, QUE/Landstown, VA)
Jackie BRANCA (basketball) (Sr., Hanson, MA/Whitman-Hanson)
Mike BALDARELLI (basketball) (Jr., Sutton, MA/Holy Name)
Leslie LUPIEN (basketball) (Sr., Pomfret, CT/Woodstock Academy)
Erynn SWEENEY (cross country, track) (So., Braintree, MA/Braintree)
Chris TRAJKOVSKI (cross country, track) (So., Wilbraham, MA/Minnechaug)
Mike LOONEY (ice hockey) (So., Shrewsbury, MA/Saint John’s)
Lindsay SCHOEN (cross country) (Sr., Andover, MA/Andover)