Jul 09, 2010
The Western New England College senior is working this summer as an intern with the Connecticut Sun of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).
Breault, a Management major, attends all the team's home contests and is involved with numerous promotions for the franchise.
"There are approximately 20 interns and I actually ended up knowing two, Jes Nelson '07 who played softball at WNEC, and Ashley Robidoux who plays basketball and softball at Nichols. What a small world!"
Breault also is a two-sport standout on the Golden Bears' basketball and softball squads.
A native of Millville, Massachusetts. Breault started work in May and will continue until the season wraps up in September.
"I love everything about it because I have always wanted to work in the WNBA," she said. "This gives me that much more drive to want to continue working in professional sports in the future.'
Breault mentioned she enjoys the overall environment at the games, and interacting with the fans and players.
The Sun feature former UConn All-Americans Tina Charles and Renee Montgomery who helped the huskies to pair of undefeated seasons and national titles the past two seasons.
On Saturday (July 10), the Sun will play host to a special event when the WNBA All-Stars square off against the USA National Basketball Team at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Western New England College coach Nicole Chaszar is impressed with Breault's passion for the game.
"This is a great opportunity for Trish to be involved in a successful organization such as the Connecticut Sun," said Chaszar. "The knowledge she is gaining by working behind the scenes of a professional organization will only enhance the outstanding educational experience she is having at WNEC."
Friday, Breault will assist with the Fit Clinic in the morning and practices in the afternoon. She is ready for whatever assignment she receives on Saturday.
"This is all pretty amazing and I feel like I'm living a dream," she proudly commented.