Worcester State University Athlete Mentor Program


Our mission is to provide extra support for first-year student-athletes to make a connection with upperclassmen in athletics. The Athlete Mentor program plays a critical function in the academic and social acclimation of first-year student-athletes.


The program focuses on four specific areas including:

Acting As A Knowledgable Resource To Peers - An Athlete Mentor should be someone who teammates can talk with if they have a problem with any area of their lives, not restricted to team issues. Should an issue arise, student-athletes are not obligated to inform any member of the athletic department, but are urged to direct their peers to the appropriate resources on campus or in the community.

The Athlete Mentor also serves as an academic resource, offering learning strategies, study skills and time management techniques for academic success.

Hold Regular Meetings With Teams Freshman - The team Athlete Mentor will split the freshman among them and each of those Athlete Mentors will meet with their assigned freshman at least once a month.

Support And Uphold The Ideals of the Athletic Department, In And Out Of The Athletic Arena - Athlete Mentors hold a position of leadership and responsibility in the college community and need to act accordingly whether they are in academic, athletic or social settings.

The Student/Athlete Mentor relationship is built on trust, gained through frequent interaction and working together.


For more information about the Athlete Mentor Program, please contact Kelly Downs at kdowns@worcester.edu.


2016-17 Athlete Mentor Roster

Allison Baker

Field Hockey

Jessica Wilding

Field Hockey

Jolane Thibault

Field Hockey

Alexa Harvey

Women's Lacrosse

Kristen Pessa

Women's Lacrosse

Beth Spinazzola

Women's Soccer

Justine Butler

Women's Soccer

Sydney Despres Softball

Courtney Salisbury


Nathalie Khafaga

Women's Tennis

Kaleigh Flagg

Women's XC/Track & Field

Stephanie McFadries

Women's Track & Field

Megan Rouillard

Volleyball/ Women's Track & Field

Emily Carens

Volleyball/ Women's Basketball

Paul Brooks

Men's Basketball

Chris Walles


Dan Hudson


Stephen Smialek


Mike Kadlick


Mike Reed Football
Hunter Paupaw Football

Samuel Weeks

Football/ Men's Track & Field

Christian Cedullo Men's Track

William Whearty

Men's XC/Track & Field

Eddie Peladeau

Men's Golf

Alex Pommerville

Men's Ice Hockey

Crissostomos Villarreal

Men's Ice Hockey

James Lenoir

Men's Ice Hockey

Eric Davis

Men's Soccer

Bradleigh Saltsman



President: Alexa Harvey

Vice President: Jolane Thibault



Athlete Mentor Program Invites May Street School over for Field Day

Athlete Mentor Program Invites May Street School over for Field Day

WORCESTER, Mass. – Worcester State University’s Athlete Mentor Program (AMP) invited their May Street School pen-pal friends over for a meet-and-greet last week to wrap up the 2016-17 school year with a field day inside the Wellness Center.


Back in the fall, Worcester State’s AMP setup a pen-pal exchange with the students of the May Street School, and it wasn’t until last week that the pen-pals were able to meet each other and interact.

To read more please click on this link.


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