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Jan, 2018

Former Waterford Coach Brule Inducted into Girls’ Soccer Hall of Fame

Rob Brule, the former Waterford High School girls' soccer coach and current assistant women's coach at Connecticut College, was inducted into the Connecticut Girls' Soccer Coaches' Association Hall of Fame on Jan. 21 at the Aqua Turf Club.  Brule won the Class M state championship in his final game at Waterford, finishing his 20-year career with the Lancers with 243 victories.  He had a record of 177-35-16 with 13 Eastern Connecticut Conference championships in his final 15 seasons.In 2013, Waterford defeated Haddam-Killingworth 1-0 for the program's first state championship, with the Lancers finishing ranked #1 in the state's girls' soccer poll for Class M/S schools.  Brule coached 14 players who went on to play competitively in college, eight at the Division I level.  Since, Brule has assisted Connecticut College women's coach Norm Riker, a part of the Camels' most successful season in program history in 2014 - in which they won 16 games and captured the NESCAC championship for the first time in program history.  Connecticut College was ranked 17th in the nation in Division III that season and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament.  The Camels have qualified for the NCAA National Championships in 2014, 2016 and 2017.  A graduate of Waterford High School and the University of Maine, Brule has served as the Director of Coaching for the Southeast Soccer Club since 2008.  He is the Director of Operations for Mindscape Industries. He and his wife Kim live in Waterford.  Brule was one of four Hall of Fame inductees, joining Hannah Stauffer Kolkin (player, New Canaan High School), Kelley Turro Vatteroni (player, Coventry High School) and Nick Moffo (coach, Conard High School). The program, took place at the all-state banquet for girls' soccer.