Community service is an integral piece of the Princeton student-athlete experience. In the Fall of 2013, the Student-Athlete Service Council (SASC) was created for the purpose of supporting and coordinating service opportunities for Princeton student-athletes. SASC provides volunteer opportunities throughout the year to accommodate the busy schedules of student-athletes. The council works closely with the Pace Center, the administration of the Princeton Varsity Club, and representatives from each of the 38 varsity sports teams.
“During my four years at Princeton, I’ve been inspired by the commitment and dedication to service that I’ve seen amongst both varsity student-athletes and the hundreds of students involved in weekly service projects coordinated by Princeton’s Pace Center for Civic Engagement. I envision the Student-Athlete Service Council as a bridge between Princeton Athletics and the Pace Center, to broaden our varsity teams’ reach in the community and to simplify the process of finding and organizing a service project. I’m excited to see SASC grow and expand; particularly, to develop innovative ways to provide information and encourage student-athletes to get more deeply involved in service.” –Tiana Woolridge ’15 (Women’s Volleyball), SASC Founder
Kari Buonanno ’24
Kari Buonanno ’24 is a senior from Providence, Rhode Island. On campus, Kari is a member of the women’s lacrosse team and is a Student-Athlete Wellness Leader. Before Princeton, Kari was a member of the Community Action Club at her high school and spent many mornings volunteering at Amos House in South Providence serving meals before school. She also helped coach lacrosse at lower-income schools through Providence After School Alliance (PASA). Kari is excited to be a part of SASC to continue to give back to the community.
Daniella Calabrese ’24
Daniella Calabrese ’24 is a senior on the women’s ice hockey team from Brooklin, Ontario. Before coming to Princeton, she volunteered at local settlement homes to collect and distribute goods to families in need. She also helped organize and run her high school’s Relay For Life events and volunteered at youth hockey camps. As a member of SASC, she is ready to give back and engage with the Princeton community, while also encouraging student-athlete participation in service activities.
Amelia Clarke ’26
Amelia Clarke ’26 is a sophomore on the Princeton women’s rugby team. Originally from Llandogo, Wales, Amelia has volunteered at the Soldier’s of Gloucestershire Museum helping veterans tell their stories. Amelia also has a passion for working with children and enjoys coaching junior rugby programs in her hometown. As a SASC member, she hopes to serve as a role model for local children and inspire younger girls to find their love for sports.
Erica De San Jorge ’25
Erica De San Jorge ’25 is a junior women’s rugby player pursuing a degree in Psychology & Entrepreneurship. Growing up in Baltimore, Maryland Erica has volunteered at local homeless shelters where she helped clean, sort donations and prepare meals for residents. Each summer she also spends time mentoring youth at the summer camp that she attended as a child. As a SASC member she hopes to inspire and encourage other student-athletes to get more involved in their local community and help them find joy and empowerment through service.
Samantha DeVito ’24
Samantha DeVito ’24 is a senior Economics major from Ballston Spa, New York. A midfielder on the women’s lacrosse team, Sam has developed a strong passion for working with young athletes. In her free time, she enjoys coaching youth basketball, soccer and lacrosse programs to help kids develop a love for sports. As a varsity athlete, she also serves as a Student-Athlete Wellness Leader and regularly volunteers with the Harlem Lacrosse program alongside her teammates. Sam is looking forward to working with other service-minded student-athletes and helping those in the Princeton community.
Henry Dubiel ’24
Henry Dubiel ’24 serves on the council as one of the SASC Co-Presidents. A senior from Juno Beach, Florida, he is a member of the men’s golf team majoring in Politics. Before Princeton, he volunteered to help serve meals at the food bank in his local parish, St. Paul of the Cross. On campus, Henry has helped raise money for a military scholarship program called Folds of Honor and has been a regular contributor to “Reading with the Tigers” in addition to many other SASC programs. Henry joined SASC because he wanted to do his part to help better the Princeton community and he is ready to help lead this year’s council in leaving a lasting impact.
Mac Duda ’25
Mac Duda ’25 is a junior offensive lineman from Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania. Before Princeton, Mac volunteered with his local Best Buddies chapter, helping to form meaningful connections and mentor children with intellectual disabilities. Mac also partnered with community food banks to help feed local families in need and coached a Football Camp for the Stars program for children in his hometown. Mac is excited to join the SASC leadership council this year and work with other student-athletes to build positive outcomes in the Princeton community.
Colin Freer ’24
Colin Freer ’24 is a senior on the Princeton men’s lacrosse team. The Westfield, New Jersey native has been an active member of the Student-Athlete Wellness Leaders program while also serving as the President of Princeton’s Best Buddies Program. In 2022, Colin helped introduce the first Best Buddies Field Day, a sports clinic that helped build comradery between Princeton student-athletes and individuals with intellectual disabilities. Colin views SASC as a way to leverage his platform as a Princeton student-athlete and is excited to work with other Tigers on campus to give back to the community.
Jackson Fretty ’24
Jackson Fretty ’24 is a senior golfer from Cos Cob, Connecticut. In high school, Jackson volunteered for four years at a community center in his hometown that distributed food and clothing items to families in need. As a Princeton Tiger, Jackson has continued to volunteer alongside several of his teammates, visiting schools during Reading with the Tigers and collecting holiday gifts for Teams & Toys. Jackson hopes to utilize his role on the SASC council to take on more service responsibilities as a student-athlete and leave a lasting impact on the Princeton community.
Allison Ha ’25
Allison Ha ’25 is a junior softball player from Simi Valley, California. She currently serves as a project leader with the Community House after school program tutoring younger students in the Princeton community. In 2022, Allison also taught underserved middle school students in rural Vietnam while participating in the PVC sponsored Coach for College program. Allison is looking forward to giving back to the Princeton community this year and seeing the impact SASC has on those she serves.
Jack Hunt ’26
Jack Hunt ’26 is a sophomore midfielder on the Princeton men’s soccer. A long-time supporter of the Make A Wish Foundation, Jack has captained his own “Amazing Race” team that helped raise nearly $80,000 for the organization. An economics major from Coronado, California, Jack is most excited to join SASC and help other student-athletes leave a lasting impact on the Princeton community.
Taylor Hyland ’26
Taylor Hyland ’26 is a sophomore goaltender on the women’s ice hockey team. A native of Wellesley, Massachusetts, Taylor has volunteered with the Immigrant Family Services Institute to help tutor students throughout the Boston community in both English and math. In high school she also traveled to South Africa and helped introduce the sport of soccer to young girls with a program called RV United Soccer. Taylor is excited to join the SASC leadership team so that she can help lead different service initiatives and see their impact on the Princeton community.
Grace Jackson ’24
Grace Jackson ’24 is a senior from Berwyn, Pennsylvania. On campus, she is a member of the Princeton softball team pursuing a degree from the School of Public and International Affairs. Before Princeton, Grace volunteered with many organizations in her hometown, including the Chester County Food Bank and Project HOME Philadelphia. She now serves as a Team IMPACT Fellow, helping to connect children and families with serious illnesses to Princeton varsity teams. Grace is excited to continue her impact on the Princeton community while working with other student-athletes in her role with SASC.
Mia James ’25
Mia James ’25 is a junior defender on the women’s lacrosse team. She came to Princeton from nearby Tinton Falls, New Jersey and is majoring in Environmental Engineering. During high school, Mia served as the President of the Ridge Road Run 5K initiative, which helped bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention. She also led an educational STEM camp for children in her community called Camp Inventions. She is thrilled to be a part of the SASC leadership team and is looking forward to being more active in the Princeton community this school year.
Liam Johnson ’24
Liam Johnson ’24, is a senior linebacker on the Princeton football team and one of this year’s SASC Co-Presidents. The Moorestown, New Jersey native volunteered with the Travis Manion Foundation throughout high school and hosted community clean-ups and food drives in Philadelphia. Liam also has a strong passion for working with children and enjoys coaching youth football clinics in his hometown and volunteering with the Princeton Best Buddies program. He is excited to serve on the SASC leadership team and hopes to strengthen the culture of service among student-athletes on campus.
Caroline Kane ’26
Caroline Kane ’26 is a sophomore defender on the women’s soccer team from Los Altos, California. Before Princeton, Caroline was a member of the National Charity League and volunteered with several organizations throughout the California Bay Area. Some of her favorite organizations to work with were Kick Lead Dream, teaching soccer to underprivileged youth, and Animal Assisted Happiness which helps connect mentally disabled children with animals. As a SASC member, Caroline is looking forward to creating new community service opportunities that are genuine and exciting for Princeton student-athletes.
Jackson Kane ’26
Jackson Kane ’26 is a sophomore attack on the men’s lacrosse team from Tiburon, California. In high school, Jackson volunteered with Todays Youth Matter, mentoring underserved youth. He also partnered with local shelters to hand out Thanksgiving food baskets and partnered with the Giving Tree to collect gifts for children in his community during the holidays. Jackson is looking forward to serving on the Student-Athlete Service Council so that he can give back to the Princeton community through sports.
Matthew Mahoney ’25
Matthew Mahoney ’25 is a junior from West Des Moines, Iowa. He is a wide receiver for the Princeton football team studying politics. As a Co-Chair for Princeton’s Uplifting Athletes Chapter, Matthew helps raise money to support research for rare diseases that have no cure. He also enjoys coaching youth football camps in his hometown to help teach younger children the sport that he loves. Matthew is excited to serve on the Student-Athlete Service Council and spend more time volunteering in the Princeton community and its surrounding areas.
Kate Mallery ’25
Kate Mallery ’25 is a junior women’s water polo player from Stanford, California. In 2023, she traveled to rural Vietnam with the Coach for College program, teaching biology, basketball, and other cultural life skills to underserved Vietnamese students. Before Princeton, Kate also volunteered at her local VA hospital, helping to care for its patients. Kate is excited to help serve the Princeton community and engage her teammates in new service opportunities as a SASC member.
Nina Montes ’25
Nina Montes ’25 is a junior midfielder on the women’s lacrosse team from Chicago, Illinois. On campus, Nina is an Athlete Ally representative and a member of the Student-Athlete Wellness Leaders (SAWL). In high school, she volunteered at Saint Teresa’s Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen, preparing and serving meals to the local homeless community. Nina also served as a member of the Ronald McDonald House Teen Advisory Board, entertaining children in the house and organizing fundraising events. As a SASC member, Nina is excited to continue her passion of serving those in need throughout the Princeton community.
Jamison Moore ’26
Jamison Moore ’26 is a sophomore midfielder for the Princeton men’s lacrosse team. Before Princeton, he volunteered as Co-President of the Darien Youth Asset Team to promote healthy choices and address issues surrounding substance abuse and mental health among teens. He also volunteered with local food banks and coached a youth program called the Blue Wave Buddies, teaching lacrosse to first and second graders in his hometown. While on the SASC leadership team, Jamison is most excited to organize events for children and families in the Princeton community.
Ellie Mueller ’24
Ellie Mueller ’24 is a senior on the women’s lacrosse team at Princeton. She grew up in Villanova, Pennsylvania and is pursuing a degree in Economics with a certificate in Finance. On campus, Ellie is an active member of the Athletes in Action club (AIA), Student-Athlete Wellness Leaders (SAWL), and the University Student Government Social Committee. Before Princeton, Ellie was also a member of the Best Buddies club, where she volunteered at Cradles to Crayons in the Philadelphia area and participated in service projects through Wayne Presbyterian Church. Ellie is excited to be a part of SASC and hopes to engage with local communities in need.
Aria Nagai ’24
Aria Nagai ’24 is a senior on the women’s soccer team from Herndon, Virginia. She is a Computer Science major earning a certificate in Statistics and Machine Learning. Aria volunteered in a virtual Coach for College program, sponsored by the PVC, where she developed lesson plans to teach students in rural Vietnam various English and math concepts. Before Princeton, she also coached youth soccer for her hometown soccer club and tutored students in her local school district in writing and math subjects. As a SASC member, Aria enjoys engaging with other student-athletes who are passionate about community service.
Harrison Roberts ’25
Harrison Roberts ’25 is a junior forward on the men’s soccer team. He grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts and volunteered with many youth organizations near his hometown before coming to Princeton. Harry has volunteered internationally in Costa Rica where he taught English in an underserved school and mentored aspiring young students. As a member of SASC, Harry hopes to work with other student-athletes to assist families in the Princeton community that are in need.
Maddie Seltzer ’25
Maddie Seltzer ’25 will serve as one of this year’s SASC Co-Presidents. A junior Sociology major from Scarsdale, New York, Maddie is a diver on the Princeton swim and dive team. In 2023, Maddie was selected for the Team IMPACT Fellowship program, helping to pair children with serious illnesses with Princeton varsity teams. As part of the Coach for College program, she also traveled to Vietnam in 2022 to teach underprivileged middle school students. Maddie is most excited to share her love of sports with children in the community and provide them with positive role models as a SASC leader.
Sophie Whiteway ’25
Sophie Whiteway ’25 is a women’s lacrosse player from Potomac, Maryland. The junior economics major enjoys giving back to the Princeton community through Athletes in Action (AIA) and the Best Buddies program. Off campus, Sophie also volunteers with the Wildwood, NJ food pantry, Stone Harbor Wetland Institute and One Love Foundation. In high school, she was the President of her Service Club and Support Our Troops Club. As a member of the SASC leadership team, Sophie is excited to help lead many core programs, including the annual Teams & Toys gift drive and National Girls and Women in Sports clinic.