Player of the Week: Dan Neault

 

Dan Neault

Dan Neault

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By his sheer size, Dan Neault is a presence on the Lake Region football team’s offensive and defensive lines.

But, the senior brings a lot more to the table.

“Dan attends all practices, plays on both sides of the ball, and is always one of the hardest working young men on the team.” Laker Coach Brian Jahna said. “He accepts feedback on his performance and uses it to improve his play.  He is a soft spoken leader on the team despite a personality that can be often be outgoing.  The team can always rely on Dan to do things correctly and to be one of the first to volunteer to help clean, do fundraising, or any of the many often unnoticed activities that lead to success on and off of the field.”

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Dan is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed T-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber.

The Neault File

Name: Dan Neault

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Naples

Parents: Anne and Bob Neault

Sports you play: Football

School organizations: National Honor Society, Band, Skass Cats, Chorus, Class president, Math Team

School honors: Honor Roll

Why did you choose to play football?

DN. I’m too slow for baseball and I like to push people.

What is the most difficult part of the game?

DN. Missing tackles.

What do you enjoy the most about the sport?

DN. I like playing defense and hitting people.

What do you feel you need to work on and why?

DN. Personally, I think I need to be faster. On defense, if I break through the line, I’m not that fast in pursuit.

Why is teamwork important?

DN. When we function as a team, we’re sick. We have problems when we start blaming each other. So, working as a team is vital to success.

What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you?

DN. Our coaches have always pushed us to be better student-athletes with an emphasis on student. I think that they have had a big impact on my grades during the season.

How do you want people to view you as an athlete?

DN. I’d like people not to view me as slow as I am.

Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most?

DN. I think I’ll remember how fun it was to be on the line with the dudes.

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