Menard Earns Scholarship

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

Menard Earns Scholarship

Loomis Chaffee and NE6 guard Josh Menard announced his verbal commitment to accept a full athletic scholarship to Saint Anselm's College over the weekend.

Menard began his high school career at East Catholic and is currently in his third season with the Pelicans. He has spent his entire AAU career with NE6, dating back to their time as CBC.

The son of longtime East Hartford High School head coach Anthony Menard, Josh is just as skilled and tough as you would expect from a coach's son. He is one of the best three-point shooters in New England and plays with an outward confidence, or swagger, that is matched only by his competitiveness and leadership skills. 

Last season, he ran the show for a Loomis squad the finished the regular season with the top record in Class A of the NEPSAC and was also the starting point guard for a NE6 team that had the top overall record in the regular season of the Under Armour Association.

"I could not be happier for Josh and his family," said Loomis Chaffee head coach Rock Battistoni. "St. A's is getting a young man who is not only a tough competitor on the court, but a student with a great work ethic. 

Menard has averaged over 10 points per game while shooting 47% from the three-point line, 92% from the free-throw line and also adding 5 assists and 4 rebounds per game for the Pelicans. 

"What is not evident in a stat line is that Josh will play sick, hurt, and always with a chip on his shoulder," Battistoni said. "St. A's is getting a steal." 

He becomes the second Loomis product to earn a full athletic scholarship this fall, following RJ Blakney's commitment to Dayton, with Reece Brown approaching an early decision of his own.