Renee Breault heads into her sixth school year at Saint Michael's in 2018-19, and her fifth as head athletic trainer after holding the position of associate head athletic trainer during her initial year. She is responsible for a multi-person staff and numerous student interns, as well as managing the athletic training coverage of the Purple Knights' 21 Division II programs.
Breault came to Saint Michael's from nearby Northern Vermont University-Johnson, where she was the head athletic trainer for seven school years, as well as serving as the senior woman administrator and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) adviser for two. At NVU-Johnson, Breault was responsible for the evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of student-athletes from 12 Division III programs, and oversaw a staff that included an assistant and students. A National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) certified athletic trainer, Breault is also a member of the National Association of Collegiate Woman Athletics Administrators (NACWAA).
Breault was previously a clinical athletic trainer at the Sports and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Center in Colchester for three years while working as the head athletic trainer at Mount Mansfield Union High School in Jericho for the 2005-06 school year. In a prior stint at Johnson State, Breault was a graduate assistant athletic trainer from August 2001 until March 2004, as well as the head softball coach between the 2003 and 2005 seasons. She returned to assist the program in 2012 and 2013.
Breault earned a master's degree in exercise science with a specialization in performance enhancement from California University of Pennsylvania in 2007 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in athletic training from NVU-Lyndon in 2001.
Meaghan Goodheart joins the Saint Michael's Athletic Training staff for her first year as an athletic trainer in 2018-19.
A native of nearby Westford, Goodheart spent the 2017-18 school year as the graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of Bridgeport, where she provided primary coverage of the men's soccer, women's basketball and softball programs. Between August 2015 and July 2017, Goodheart was the head athletic trainer at Coventry (Conn.) High School through her employment with Integrated Rehabilitation Services. During her time in Connecticut, Goodheart was a preceptor to student athletic trainers from the University of Connecticut, Quinnipiac University and Sacred Heart University.
A member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), Goodheart earned her bachelor's degree in athletic training from Ithaca College in 2015. She worked with a wide range of sports as an undergraduate, including field hockey, football and gymnastics at Ithaca and women's ice hockey at Cornell University. Goodheart is amid completing her master's degree in human nutrition from Bridgeport.
Katherine Paradis joined the Saint Michael's Athletic Training staff in November 2018.
Paradis came to Saint Michael's from Saint Bonaventure (N.Y.) University, where she worked with the Division I women's soccer and women's lacrosse programs during fall 2018. Paradis was a graduate assistant AT at California University of Pennsylvania during the 2017-18 school year, working closely with the women's soccer and softball programs while completing her master of science in AT.
A 2016 graduate of the University of Vermont, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in AT, Paradis spent the 2016-17 school year as an AT at Mamaroneck (N.Y.) High School, covering a dozen boys' and girls' sports. Among her clinical rotations while still an undergrad was at Saint Michael's during the 2015-16 school year, when she worked with the men's ice hockey program. She has also gained professional experience locally at the Rehab Gym in Williston, Colchester High School and South Burlington High School, and with the UVM men's soccer team.
A native of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Paradis was a medical volunteer during the 2015 Vermont City Marathon in Burlington and an AT at the Mario Lemieux Fantasy Hockey Camp in Pittsburgh during March 2018. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA).