Comeau Named Coaching Assistant for Women's Soccer

Photo of Laura Comeau courtesy of Virginia Athletics.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Former Virginia goalkeeper Laura Comeau has been named the coaching assistant for the Harvard women’s soccer team, head coach Ray Leone announced Friday.

Comeau, a native of New Hampshire,  was a goalkeeper for the Cavaliers from 2005-08 and played for the United States Under-19 Women’s National Team from 2002-04. She helped the U.S. win the bronze medal and FIFA Fair Play Award at the 2004 World Championships in Thailand.

During the summer of 2005, Comeau was the starting goalkeeper for the W-League Boston Renegades, and following her playing career at Virginia, she remained active in the Cavalier’s soccer office, serving as an administrative assistant from 2007-09.  In that role, Comeau worked with camp organization and distribution, as well as team alumni correspondence and assisting in data input.

Most recently, Comeau was an assistant and goalkeeping coach at Lees-McRae College since 2009.  Comeau was responsible for all goalkeeping training, recruiting, film work, scouting reports, preparing and executing training sessions, acting as academic advisor for the team, as well as reconnecting the program with alumni, fundraising and helping organize community service projects.

Comeau has been a U.S. Youth Soccer Region I Olympic Development Program coach since 2009, as well as a volunteer coach with Seacoast United Soccer Club since 2004.  In addition, she has been a member of the camp staff for SoccerPlus since 2007 and previously worked as an assistant coach and goalkeeping instructor for Soccer Organization Charlottesville-Albemarle from 2007-09.

Comeau graduated from Virginia in 2009 with a degree in sociology.