The Newbridge Academy Varsity Prep team is very happy to announce the return of senior William Neault for the 2017-2018 season
The Newbridge Academy Varsity Prep team is very happy to announce the return of senior William Neault for the 2017-2018 season.
Neault, who is from Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, began playing hockey at the age of 5. During his first year of midget, he ended up playing for Olivier Filion, who brought Neault with him when he came to Newbridge Academy to play for the U16 Midget team. Will served as an assistant captain for the team, and was an anchor for their defence corps. His smooth skating and hockey IQ got him noticed by several junior teams, which led to him attending rookie camp for the Shawinigan Cataracts of the QMJHL this past summer. However, Will only attended for 48 hours in order to maintain his NCAA eligibility.
In addition to being a fantastic player, Will is also a top-notch student. He was able to maintain a 90+ average during his first year at Newbridge Academy and was nominated for two different academic awards at the closing ceremonies. He was also one of the few winners of the Newbridge Academy academic scholarships.
Will is a very driven student-athlete, who would like to eventually play NCAA hockey while studying engineering. He feels that Newbridge Academy is the best spot for him to continue on his path: “I chose to come back to Newbridge Academy because I had an exceptional experience last year. I believe that Newbridge will allow me to keep up good academic performances. Also, I decided to come back at Newbridge because I knew that I would be at the right place to showcase myself for Junior and University hockey teams.”- William Neault
Head Coach, Matt Anthony, is very pleased to have Will back for his grade 12 year: “Will is another guy who is a very mature, respectful, and driven individual. He is a natural leader amongst his peers, and his mild mannerism turns to fire on the ice. I watched him grow as a player and as a student last year, and I am expecting him to continue to take steps forward this season. He will be relied on heavily on the back end, and will be counted on for his leadership on and off the ice this season.”- Matt Anthony