SJC students chip in at Windham Primary

SJC students chip in at Windham Primary

STANDISH, Maine – Members of the Saint Joseph's College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and physical education students volunteered their time to promote physical activity at Windham Primary School on Tuesday, February 26th and Thursday, March 14th.

Led by SAAC Advisor/Senior Women's Administrator/Asst. Athletic Trainer Tiffany Miller-Gagnon and Assistant SAAC Advisor Megan Dunlap '18, a total of 18 athletes represented 9 different SJC varsity teams participated in the two-day event. Individuals from the Monks' men's soccer, women's soccer, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, cross country, track & field, softball, women's basketball, and baseball programs assisted in teaching second and third graders the fundamentals of their respective sports.

With the help of Physical Education Teacher Stacey Turkington, an SJC alum, the athletes divided the students into stations, with each individual receiving approximately five minutes of instruction in a variety of sports, including basketball, track & field, softball/baseball, soccer, and lacrosse.

Participating SAAC members included: Megan Baker (field hockey), Alexis Charles (field hockey), Maizie Lee (softball), Lillian Bissett (track & field), Sarah Curtin (cross country/track & field), Michael Mason (track & field) Kayla Gooch (soccer), Erin Olson (volleyball), Elizabeth Callahan (lacrosse), Dan Cunningham (lacrosse).

Participating physical education students included: Glenn Dion (lacrosse), Ben Toussaint (lacrosse), Julia Champagne (basketball), Luke Johnson (baseball), Mattingly Simaan (baseball), Trevor Lopes (soccer), Cody Elliot (soccer),and Kaylee Burns (softball).


SJC Students Chip in at Windham Primary




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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at