Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Billy Arnold to Boston College....

Courtesy of USHR:

Noble & Greenough RC Billy Arnold, the top ’92 in Massachusetts, has committed to Boston College.

Arnold, who repeated when he entered Nobles, will be a 10th grader this season, and will matriculate at the Heights in the fall of ’11. A 6’0”, 215 lb. native of Needham, Mass., Arnold had, in 29 games as a freshman at Nobles, a 13-23-36 line.

This spring, he was invited to join the U.S. NTDP, but opted to stay at Nobles.From Aug. 19-24, Arnold will be playing for the U.S. Under-17 Select Team at the Five Nations Tournament in Prievidza, Slovakia.

Other schools in the picture for Arnold were BU, UNH, and Harvard. On this one, though, the Eagles, who considered Arnold a must-get, appeared to have the upper hand from the get-go.

Arnold is a tenacious player with good skating skills. He’s extremely strong on the puck, utilizing his low center of gravity to drive to the net. He thinks the game well, and both gets open and finds the open man. He’s very dangerous down low, has a quick release to his shot, and is not afraid of heavy traffic. He carries a bit more weight than he should, but he’s also just a couple months past his 16th birthday, so that is something that can be worked on.

Before going to Nobles, Arnold played at the Fessenden School, a pre-prep in West Newton, Mass.

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