PLAYER PROFILE: Alex Comsia #4




Alex Comsia
Personal information
Full name Alexander Regis Comsia
Date of birth (1996-08-01) August 1, 1996 (age 25)
Place of birth North Vancouver, Canada
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
2004–2007 Lynn Valley SA
2007–2008 Mount Seymour SA
2008 Lions Gate SA
2008–2009 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Prospects
2008–2010 North Shore Selects
2010 Burnaby Selects
2011 Richmond Selects
2011–2014 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
2014–2015 Strasbourg
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2018 North Carolina Tar Heels 80 (0)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 North Carolina FC U23 7 (0)
2018 Tobacco Road FC 8 (0)
2019–2020 North Carolina FC 38 (0)
National team
2012–2013 Canada U17 8 (0)
2014–2015 Canada U20 4 (0)
2015 Canada U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 20, 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 10, 2019

Alexander Regis Comsia (born August 1, 1996) is a Canadian soccer player who last played for North Carolina FC in the USL Championship. He played college soccer for the North Carolina Tar Heels program. After his Senior season, Comsia was selected First team 2018 NCAA Men's Soccer All-Americans and the ACC Defender of the Year, two of the most prestigious individual awards in collegiate soccer.

Career

Club

North Carolina FC

After four outstanding years at the NCAA Division I University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including two consecutive College Cup appearances, Comsia was invited to the MLS Combine. After not getting drafted in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft, Comsia signed with North Carolina FC.[1] He made his debut in their 2019 season opener against two-time defending USL Cup champion Louisville City, starting and playing full game in a 4–1 victory.[2] On March 23, 2019, Comsia came in as a substitute to help his team secure a 2–1 victory vs Liga MX Club Necaxa.[3] Comsia would return to the club in the 2020 season.[4]

International

Comsia represented Canada at the under-17 level at the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship where he played every minute to help the team win the bronze medal and qualify to the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup.[5] He played again every minute in Dubai at the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup helping the team earn 3rd place in Group E with draws vs Austria (2–2) and Iran (1–1). Canada did not advance beyond the Group stage, losing its final game to eventual semifinalist Argentina. In February 2015 Comsia was the youngest player named to the Canadian under-20 team for the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.[6] In June 2015 Comsia was again the youngest player named to the Canada U23 team for the 2015 Pan American Games where he started and played every minute in the inaugural game vs the Brazil national under-23 football team.[7] Overall, Comsia represented Canada as a starter playing full game in over 30 international matches at the U23, U20 and U17 level, including against Mexico (4 times), Israel, Italy, Slovenia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Morocco (2 times), USA (2 times), United Arab Emirates, Panama (3 times), Costa Rica (3 times), Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Honduras, Russia (2 times), Austria, Iran, Argentina, China, Northern Ireland, England, Haiti, El Salvador and Brazil.

Honours

Individual

References

  1. ^ "USL notes: North Carolina FC signs academy product Comsia to pro deal". February 24, 2019.
  2. ^ "North Carolina FC opens season with 4–1 win over Louisville FC". March 9, 2019.
  3. ^ "North Carolina FC Downs Liga MX Team Club Necaxa 2-1".
  4. ^ "NORTH CAROLINA FC EXERCISES CONTRACT OPTIONS ON KRISTO, BROTHERTON, COMSIA AND DUVERNAY". North Carolina FC. December 3, 2019.
  5. ^ "Canada selects 21 for the FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013". October 3, 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2014.
  6. ^ "Canada M20 announces roster for CONCACAF Championship". January 5, 2015.
  7. ^ "Canadian men's team nominated for TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games".
  8. ^ "United Soccer Coaches Announces NCAA Division I Men's All-America Teams". Archived from the original on 2018-12-09. Retrieved 2019-03-15.
  9. ^ "College Soccer News 2018 All-America Teams". Archived from the original on 2019-02-12.
  10. ^ "2018 All-ACC Men's Soccer Honorees".
  11. ^ "MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalists Announced". Archived from the original on 2019-02-14. Retrieved 2019-03-15.
  12. ^ "3 Canadians among semifinalists for U.S. college soccer award". CBC Sports. The Canadian Press. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  13. ^ "Men's and Women's Soccer Finalists Announced for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award".
  14. ^ "2018 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Men's All-South Region Team". Archived from the original on 2019-04-21. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  15. ^ "2018 Men's Soccer First Team All-ACC".
  16. ^ "2018 ACC Men's Soccer Championship All-Tournament Team".
  17. ^ "Comsia Named ACC Men's Soccer Scholar-Athlete of The Year".
  18. ^ "Comsia, Pineda Named CSN Preseason All-Americans".
  19. ^ "Comsia Named to Mac Hermann Trophy Watch List".
  20. ^ "2018 Top Prospects".
  21. ^ "2018 PDL Players to Watch".

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