- U.S. National Team: WNT
- Position: Defender
- Date Of Birth: Jan. 23, 1991
- Height: 5-6
- Hometown: New Hope, Pa.
- Club: Portland Thorns FC
A member of the U.S. team that won the 2010 CONACAF U-20 Women’s Championships in Guatemala to earn a berth to the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup … Started just one game, but played in all five … Played in 19 of the USA’s 20 matches in 2010 leading into the World Cup, including 14 internationals … Scored her second career U-20 international goal against Mexico in a 2-1 victory during the run up to the World Cup … Was a consistent presence on the back line for the U.S. U-17s in 2008, she captained the team twice in New Zealand, including in the World Cup Final, and played every minute of all five matches she played during the tournament … Had an assist in the quarterfinal game against South Korea and another assist in the 81st minute of the semifinal game against Germany which sent the USA through to the finals ... Came back from minor knee injury to make the U-17 Women’s World Cup Team … Started all five matches at the 2008 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Qualifying Tournament and was one of two players to play every minute of the tournament … Had two goals and one assist at qualifying, with her two scores coming in a 9-0 win over El Salvador … Played with the U.S. U-16s in 2007, scoring a goal in a 4-1 win over Brazil in Teresopolis … Played a year up with the U.S. U-16s in 2006 … Played against Germany and Holland with the U-16s in 2006 and against Germany and Brazil with the U-16s in 2007 … Was a member of the U.S. Soccer Under-14 I.D. camp in 2005.
Played at the U-18 level since the age of 15 until she left for college for Arsenal World Class … Arsenal won the U-18 state title in 2007, won the regional title and took third at Nationals … Also played U-15 for Vincent United, U-14 for the Langhorne Strikers, which won the state title, and U-12 for Lenape Valley … Played U-9 through U-11 with the New Hope Cobras boys team.
Has an excellent year as a freshman at North Carolina in 2009, starting 15 of the 27 games played by the Tar Heels … She had three assists and was named to the ACC All-Freshman team … Member of the Soccer America All-Freshman Team … Also on the ACC All-Academic Team, maintaining a 3.8 GPA through her freshman year … Named the Rookie of the Year for the Tar Heels … Attended the Pennington School in Pennington, N.J. … Scored 62 goals with 30 assists through her first three years of high school soccer, but did not play HS as a senior due to a knee injury and National Team commitments … The 2009 Parade Player of the Year … An NSCAA All-American in 2006, 2007 and 2008 … As a freshman in 2005, she was the leading scorer in Mercer County as well as First-Team All-County with 28 goals … As a sophomore she was leading scorer on her team with 18 goals and First-Team All-Country … As a junior, she led Red Raiders to its fifth straight Prep A championship and second Mercer County title … Named First-Team All-County and Parade All-American as the team finished the 2008 season undefeated at 18-0, winning its sixth straight Prep-A State Championship.
Full name is Amber Jean Brooks … Nickname is “Ber” … Major is undeclared, but most likely it will be Communications … Was the 2008 NSCAA Girls' Scholar Athlete of the Year and was selected to the 2008 NSCAA Scholar All-America Team ... Her mother, Jean Brooks, was the first woman in the U.S. to play on a men’s college soccer team (Ashland University) in 1976-79 … Father Allan played soccer at LeMoyne College (New York) in 1975-79 … Loves to play soccer tennis, travel, take pictures, play Futsal and go to the beach … Was on the Dean’s List High Honors at Pennington as a freshman, sophomore and junior … Was the sophomore class valedictorian … In the National Honors Society and Spanish National Honors society … Dean's List high honors at Pennington all four years … Missed over 100 school days in her four years due to National Team events but still managed to maintain a GPA of 4.11 out of 4.0 … Also participates in track and field, running the 100m and 200m and doing the long jump … Was the long jump state champion with a leap of 16-2.