Laval Comets

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Laval Comets
Full name Laval Comets
Nickname(s) Les Comètes
Founded 2006
Dissolved 2016
Stadium Centre Sportif Bois-de-Boulogneat Laval, QC
Chairman Philippe Ciarlo
League W-League

The Laval Comets (French: Comètes de Laval) was a Canadian women's soccer team established in 2006 in the city of Laval, Quebec, Canada, a northern suburb of Montreal. The team was a member of the W-League, the second tier of women’s soccer in the United States and Canada.

The team played its home games at the Centre Sportif Bois-de-Boulogne. The club's colours were light blue and dark blue.


The Laval Comets is founded in 2005 by Pierre Marchand ( a businessman of Laval), following the demise of Montreal Xtreme (2004) and Dynamites de Laval (1997-2001). Pierre Marchand joins to 3 partners ( Montreal Impact, Centre Sportif Bois-de-Boulogne, and the Fédération de soccer du Québec ) who will allow to assure the team for period minimum of three years.[1] The club set up as a non-profit organization owned by the 3 partners: This to assure the survival of the team for some years.[2] In October 2005, the contacts are established with the W-League and a new franchising is granted to the group for the city of Laval. In November, 2005, a competition is thrown to find a name to the new team. Already a craze for the new team is tangible because hundred of names are subjected. And so the management of the club opts for the name Comètes de Laval.[3] In January 2006, the club confirms the first major sponsor joins the team (Grolsch beer). The presentation of team's colors shirts and the first players under contract takes place on March 8, 2006.[4][5]


Year League Division Regular Season Playoffs
2006 USL W-League Northern Division 3rd Did not qualify
2007 USL W-League Northern Division 3rd [6] First Round [7]
2008 USL W-League Northern Division 3rd [8] Conference Semifinals
2009 USL W-League Great Lakes Division 5th [9][10] Did not qualify
2010 USL W-League Great Lakes Division 3rd [11] First Round [12]
2011 USL W-League Great Lakes Division 2nd Conference Semifinals
2012 USL W-League Central Division 3rd[13] Conference Semifinals
2013 USL W-League Central Conference 1st lost in Championship
2014 USL W-League Central Conference 3rd Conference Semifinals
2015 USL W-League Northeastern Conference 1st National Semifinals


The Laval Comets have a wide range of talent, some from university, high school and others that currently play or have played for the Canadian National Team ( 7 Laval Comets players in the 2010 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship ).[14] The season is short since most players play in Canadian and American universities, therefore it is designed to accommodate their schedules and ends the first week of August.

The Laval Comets line up for the National Anthem.

Squad 2014[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Canada GK Genevieve Richard
2 United States DF Morgan Taylor
4 Canada DF Julia Liguori
5 Canada DF Kelsey Wilson
6 Canada DF Natasha Tcheki-Jamgotchain
7 Canada MF Kylie Davis
8 Canada MF Constance de Chantal Dumont
9 Canada MF Vanessa Grégoire
10 Canada MF Catherine Charron-Delage
11 Canada MF Kaitlyn Fournier
12 Canada MF Rhian Wilkinson
13 Canada FW Mélissa Busque
14 Canada FW Josée Bélanger
No. Position Player
15 Canada DF Kathryn Acton
16 Canada MF Valérie Sanderson
17 Canada FW Amandine Pierre-Louis
18 Canada FW Amy Pietrangelo
19 Canada DF Marissa Duguay
21 Canada DF Marie-Ève Bernard O'Breham
22 Canada MF Larissa Fedorowich
23 United States MF McKenzie Bricker
24 Canada FW Véronique Laverdière
28 Canada GK Lysianne Proulx
Canada MF Audrey Lagarde
Canada DF Courtney Wilkinson-Maitland


Coaching Staff 2014[edit]

Former head coach[edit]

Former assistant coach[edit]


the Centre sportif Bois-De-Boulogne

Laval Comets have a big rivalry with Quebec City Amiral SC.[18][19][20] Several former players of Comets play for the Amiral SC.[21][22] In matches between the two teams, it is not uncommon for supporters to travel Montreal-Quebec city or Quebec city-Montreal to go to encourage her teams.

Laval Comet training inside of Centre sportif Bois-De-Boulogne


At the gate, the Comets had always been solid with average crowds of 500 fans.[23] After disappointing season in 2009 [24] (where the average gate was between 800 and 900 people), the attendance to the matches falls to 266 persons by match in 2010.[25]

The all-time single game high is the 952 fans in attendance against Ottawa Fury Women (Friday evening July 4, 2008).[26]

External links[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ (French) L'Xtreme est mort et enterré, vive les Comètes de Laval!
  3. ^ (French)La courte histoire des comètes,
  4. ^
  5. ^ Photo:
  6. ^ (French)Match nul à Toronto,
  7. ^ (French)Saison 2007 terminée,
  8. ^ (French) Victoire contre Toronto,
  9. ^ (French) Grosse commande pour les Comètes,
  10. ^ (French) Défaite pour terminer la saison,
  11. ^ (French) Les Comètes qualifiées pour les séries,
  12. ^ (French) Saison des Comètes terminée : Bilan positif,
  13. ^ "W-League 2012". USL Soccer. Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  14. ^ (French) Sept (7) joueuses à la qualification de la Coupe du Monde U20 féminin,
  15. ^ "Team". W-League. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  16. ^ Cindy Walsh to lead Comets
  17. ^ "Team". Laval Cometes. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  18. ^ (French)
  19. ^ (French)
  20. ^ (French)
  21. ^ (French) Guillaume Dumais, Amiral SC: des comètes filent à Québec,
  22. ^ (French)
  23. ^ (French) Les Comètes visent un premier championnat dans la W-League,
  24. ^ (French) Les Comètes écartées des séries éliminatoires,
  25. ^ Taking Attendance, 8/2/2010,
  26. ^ (French)