Amber Brooks

#22 Defense

Status Active
Position Defender
Home Town New Hope, Pa.
Age 01/23/1991
Height 5'6"
College North Carolina
Last Club OL Reign
Pronouns She/Her
Acquired Signed with the Spirit, March 17, 2022
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Career Summary



Played her 10,000th career minute on May 18 against Portland… Earned 150th appearance on October 1 against Houston… Started 11 of 16 matches… played 1,033 minutes… scored a single-season career best two goals on only eight shots and three shots on goal… recorded a 80.3% passing completion percentage.


Made two starts in 11 appearances… played 328 minutes.


Started in all 24 matches and played every available minute (2,160) for a third consecutive season (doing so during her entire tenure with the Houston Dash)… scored one goal… established a single-season career high in completed passes (993), attempts (1,215), and completion percentage (81.7%)… loaned to Adelaide for a second time, starting in all 11 appearances and scoring one goal.


Started all 24 matches and played every available minute (2,160) for a second consecutive season… scored one goal… sent on loan to Adelaide United in Australia, starting in all 12 matches and adding three assists.


Started in all 24 matches for the first time in her career… played every available minute in the season (2,160)… established a single-season high with four points (two goals, two assists).


Started 11 of 19 matches for the Houston Dash… played 1,085 minutes… scored one goal.


Started four of 12 matches with the NWSL Shield-winning Seattle Reign… played 429 minutes… scored one goal.


Started 19 of 20 matches as a rookie for Portland Thorns FC… played 1,598 minutes… scored one goal and added two assists.


Started 19 games for the Tar Heels, missing only the Clemson game when she was away training with the National Team • was Carolina’s third-leading scorer with 14 points • tied for the team lead in assists with eight • had the game-winning assist on a goal by Courtney Jones to beat Notre Dame in overtime • had two assists in the win over Houston • scored the game-winning goal at Ohio State on a penalty kick • had a great weekend in Florida, recording a goal and an assist in wins over Florida State and Miami • she notched the game-winning goals in both of those contests assisted on the game-winning goal in a 1-0 triumph over Duke • copped first-team All-ACC honors • second-team All-Southeast Region selection by the NSCAA • named a second-team Capital One Academic All-America by College Sports Information Directors of America • also earned Academic All-District honors •  All-ACC Academic Team selection • named to the 2012 ACC Academic Honor Roll, the fall semester 2011 Dean’s List and the 2012 spring semester Dean’s List • named by Top Drawer Soccer To Its Preseason Top 100 list for 2011 • named the team’s top midfielder and won the “Gift of Fury” Award.


A second-team All-ACC selection • copped honors on the second-team NSCAA All-Southeast Region squad. • named to the 2010 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List • 2010 Top Drawer Soccer preseason Player To Watch in the ACC • tapped for the Dean’s List in both semesters of the 2010-11 school year • named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year • mentioned on the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week on October 18, 2010 • named a CS360 Primetime Performer on October 18, 2010 • named to first-team CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District Team for District III • one of UNC’s most durable performers in 2010, she started all 23 games and played 1,701 minutes • was Carolina’s sixth-leading scorer with 16 points and tied for fifth on the team with seven goals • scored the first goal of her career in 3-0 win at Texas A&M on August 20 • her second-half goal proved to be the game-tying tally in a 2-2 decision against Stanford on August 27 • assisted on Kealia Ohai’s game-winning goal against Virginia Tech on September 26 • had first multi-goal game in win over Miami with a pair of tallies • scored the game-winning goals versus Clemson on October 21 and in NCAA Tournament second round win over James Madison on November 14.


Played in 27 matches as a freshman • started four successive matches against Auburn, Duke, Wake Forest and Boston College and started again at Florida State • then started the last 10 games of the season at playmaking center midfield as the Tar Heels went 10-0 in those matches en route to the ACC Tournament and NCAA Tournament titles • was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team • a Soccer America first-team All-Freshman Team choice • tapped for Top Drawer Soccer’s second-team All-Rookie squad •  played 1,591 minutes, including a season-high 84 minutes against Boston College in the ACC Tournament semifinals • assisted on three goals, one each against UCLA, UCF and the regular-season win over Wake Forest •  reaped significant academic honors • was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll • tapped for the All-ACC Academic Women’s Soccer Team • a Dean’s List selection in both the fall semester 2009 and the spring semester 2010 • won team’s rookie of the year award.

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