Throughout her career, Laura Breen has demonstrated she is one of the premier soccer players in our province. As a university athlete, she was selected in the first draft of Team All Star selections on multiple occasions for the Atlantic Conference at the National Collegiate level. Named female player of the decade for 2000-2009 by the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association, her skill in multiple positions stood out far above the rest. Twice Breen was selected to the Canadian Intercollegiate team, which represented Canada at the World University Games in Thailand (2007) and Serbia (2009). A player for our province at national championships, Breen was scouted 4 times receiving invitations to attend National Team training camps for the 2011 Canadian World Cup team, Canadian Women’s U17 World cup camp in 2007, and the Canadian National U-15 Girls training camp in 2000 and 2001.
Breen has played for the National Senior Women’s Jubilee Trophy championship as a member of Holy Cross/Kirby team where they finished in first place going on to win the provincial championships from 2007-2010 and in 2013. Throughout her time playing in the Jubilee league, she was named Top scorer, top defender, and MVP multiple times. Breen was named to the Jubilee Trophy League’s All Star team from 2004-2010 and in 2013. She was also a skilled player for Memorial playing in the Atlantic University Women’s Soccer League from 2005-2009. Breen was recognized for her accomplishments throughout her university career named AUS rookie of the year in 2005, a top scorer in 2006, she was named to the AUS first team all star from 2006-2009, and Memorial University female MVP from 2005-2009. Her record of accomplishments and achievements had her named Female Athlete of the Year twice for both Memorial University and Sport Newfoundland and Labrador. Memorial has further recognized Laura with an Athletic Honor Society Award and was inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association Hall of Fame in 2017.