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9, 10, 11
Class of 1982
One of the most dominant and decorated soccer players in an era of statewide excellence for that program, Kim Comeau was a four-year starter on teams that won two state titles, and also lettered in basketball and lacrosse.
Kim attended Alcott, Sanborn and then Nashoba Brooks before entering CCHS in the fall of 1978. She fol- lowed sister, Heidi, a CCHS Hall of Famer and later a UVM Catamount, to the program, which was
was flying under the direction of Hall of Fame coach Dave Castelline. No fewer than six future Hall of Famers dotted the CCHS roster at the time.
Comeau wasted little time making her mark, earning a starting spot at center halfback, a position she held down for the next four years as the Patriots went an amazing 54-3-3, winning four DCL titles and state crowns in her sophomore and junior years.
The 1981 team of Comeau’s senior year was one to remember, as the Patriots went undefeated and unscored upon in DCL play en route to a 17-1-1 record, outscoring their opponents by a 69-3 margin! Following a non- league loss to rival Winchester midway through the year, the Patriots went on a long winning streak to advance back to the Eastern Mass. Championship game vs. Wellesley. That game produced an epic, 6-OT, three-hour battle that was ultimately declared a 1-1 tie and the teams awarded co-championships. Following the grueling game, Castelline singled out Comeau’s effort saying “She played the best game of her career.” For her efforts that year, Comeau was named Boston Globe and Boston Herald Player of the Year.
“Kim was the quintessential competitor, and is truly deserving of this honor,” said Castelline. “Fast and fear- less, she dominated the middle of the field, always getting to the ball first. Kim was a four-year starter, senior captain and major contributor on two State Championship Teams, three Eastern Mass Championship Teams and four DCL Championship teams. She played with a reckless abandon, which, combined with her impressive skills allowed her to become the Boston Globe Player of the Year. She was an exceptional player, consummate team mate and outstanding leader.”
In lacrosse, Comeau played three years of varsity under and was named a DCL All-Star as a sophomore and ju- nior under the direction of Coach Nancy Kavanaugh. She also played two years of basketball for Hall of Fame coach Dick DiMare.
“Without question, Coach Dave Castelline was the biggest influence on my life and impacted my CCHS ex- perience so much,” said Comeau. “He was an incredible coach; detailed and dedicated, and he remains a good friend and life coach to this day. I think back on those teams and years and sharing time and laughter with great people and teammates. My parents were also a huge support system both to me and the entire team.”
Kim has worked as a real estate broker for Barrett Sotheby’s in Concord for the last 25 years, and resides in Stow with her three children.