Northstar 18U defenseman Napier makes NCAA D1 commitment
The Northstar Christian Academy Knights of the North American Prospects Hockey League are pleased to announce that 18U defenseman Jacob Napier has committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey for Western Michigan University in the NCHC.
Napier, 17, is in his second season playing for the Knights program in the NAPHL. The 6’2/190 lbs. native of Lancaster, New York, currently leads all NAPHL 18U defensemen in scoring this season with 14 points (5 goals, 9 assists) in 11 NAPHL games played to date. He was named the NAPHL’s 18U Defensive Peak Performer for the month of September.
Overall in 22 games played during the 2020-21 season, Napier has recorded 31 points.
During the 2019-20 season, he played for the Knights 18U team as a 16-year-old, recording nine points in 12 NAPHL games. He also played in the 2019-20 NAPHL 16U All-Star Game, where he had a goal and an assist.
Prior to playing for Northstar in the NAPHL, Napier played for the Buffalo Jr. Sabres at the 15U and 14U levels.