Brooke Elby - Defender

Name: Brooke Elby
Pronunciation: EL-bee
Position: Defender
Height: 5-2
Jersey number: 23
Date of birth: May 24, 1993
Age: 24
Hometown: Arcadia, Calif.
Citizenship: USA
College: University of North Carolina
Last club: Melbourne Victory
How acquired: Signed as a discovery player on Nov. 18, 2015
Follow on Twitter: @BrookeLB93
Professional: In 2017 with the Breakers, appeared in 13 games and logged 848 minutes ... In 2016 with the Breakers, started 11 of the 13 games she appeared in and logged 919 minutes ... Made her debut for the Melbourne Victory of Australia’s Westfield W-League on Oct. 24, 2015, starting and playing 90 minutes in a 2-1 loss against Melbourne City.

College: Played four seasons for the University of North Carolina (2011-2014) … Appeared in 73 games … Finished career with three goals and seven assists … As a senior in 2014, played 10 games, logging 748 minutes and registering one assist before going down with an injury … As a junior in 2013, played in 22 games for the Tar Heels … played 888 minutes as a key reserve all over the field … scored the second goal of the game in the 3-0 win over Duke, her first goal since the Connecticut match early in 2012 … assisted on Crystal Dunn's game-winning goal in the 79th minute a 1-0 victory over No. 2 UCLA … played 77 crucial minutes off the bench in the NCAA Tournament win over Texas A&M … named to Dean's List in spring semester of 2014 … academic team captain for 2013-14 … As a sophomore in 2012, played in 22 games, logging 905 minutes … played all three positions on the field at some point in the campaign … started five games in the early part of the season (Notre Dame, Marquette, San Diego, Virginia, Virginia Tech) … made arguably the biggest play of the season in Carolina's 2-1 double overtime win over BYU in the NCAA quarterfinals … in the first overtime period she made a remarkable dead sprint run from midfield to deny the game-winning goal by the Cougars, clearing the ball off the line at the last second on a BYU breakaway behind the entire UNC defense … Carolina went on to win in the second overtime … scored the insurance goal in UNC's 2-0 win over UConn ... assisted on Maria Lubrano's game-winning goal in the 1-0 win at Notre Dame two days later … notched a pair of assists in the victory over San Diego … named to Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week after her defensive performance in the win over BYU … As a freshman in 2011, played in 19 games, logging 692 minutes … scored her first career goal in 6-1 win over Houston … assisted on a goal against Texas A&M with a corner kick that was converted by Crystal Dunn into a last first-half tally … named to the 2011-12 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Scholastic/club: A 2011 alumna of Flintridge Preparatory School in La Canada, Calif., where she played soccer for four years as a center forward and outside midfielder … competed in track and field for four years (high jump, 300-meter hurdles, 400 meters and relays) and ran cross country for one year … as a senior, averaged 70 minutes a game, scoring a school record 28 goals and adding 11 assists for 65 points as team won second straight prep league title … first-team All-Area selection in her final two seasons … All-CIF first-team DIII as a senior … high school's female athlete of the year three successive years … named Glendale News Press top female high school athlete in 2011 … Veteran of the Orange Soccer Club on which she won seven tournament championships …  with Arsenal FC, played on a team which won the U19 Premier League title and was a finalist at the San Diego Surf Cup.

Personal: Born Brooke Kazuko Elby in Pasadena, Calif. … the daughter of Karen Elby and Mark Elby … majored in chemistry.

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