Athlete Bio




Heidi Comeau-Bruening

Class of 1980

Superstar athlete at CCHS in soccer, basketball and lacrosse who captained two sports and earned l l varsity letters. She was so quick it was rumored she could outrun a bullet.

Led the Pats to their first state title in soccer. Known for her dedication, discipline and will to win. Fluid, natural athlete and a born scoring machine. Once scored 14 goals in two games and tallied an unbelievable 82 goals during a single lacrosse season. Also piled up over 30 points in soccer during a single season and led the state in scoring.

Three-time Boston Globe All-Scholastic and Player of the Year her senior year. Top gun and MVP of the Dual County League where she was a perennial All-Star in three sports. Dominated any sport she ever played.

"Heidi was the most dedicated athlete I ever coached,” said Newton's Underwood School Principal Dave Castelline, who coached her in high school. “She lived and breathed the sport. Every cell in her body resonated soccer. Heidi was a sweetheart of a kid, too. As fine an athlete as she was, she is an even finer person.”

Called winning the state championship her number one sports thrill. "The whole town got involved and it was such a great feeling to be part of that,” she said.

Following high school, she migrated north and enrolled at the University of Vermont where she continued to earn athletic laurels. She enjoyed a fabulous college career playing soccer for the Catamounts.

Heidi was All-New England. Then, she earned All-East honors. After that, she became a second-team All-American. Finally, as a senior, she was a first-team All-American.

Heidi also played for a US National team as well as numerous amateur and semi-pro All-Star teams that competed against World class competition. Everyone applauds her Hall of Fame induction, but her late father, Dean, was the proudest of all. Dean was a fine athlete and Heidi was the apple of his eye.