Steven Brooks (lacrosse)

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Steven Brooks
— Lacrosse player —
StevenBrooks.jpg
Born (1984-07-30) July 30, 1984 (age 33)
Lake Forest, Illinois
Position Midfield
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 190 pounds (86 kg)
NCAA team Syracuse University
MLL Team
F. Teams
Florida Launch
Chesapeake Bayhawks, Chicago Machine
Nationality United States
NLL Draft 22nd overall, 2008
Chicago Shamrox
Pro career 2008present
Shoots Left
Nickname Brooksie

Steven Brooks (born July 30, 1984) is a professional lacrosse player for the Florida Launch[1] of Major League Lacrosse. Brooks was the 6th overall draft pick in the 2008 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft by the Chicago Machine. He played high school lacrosse for Libertyville High School in Libertyville, Illinois. He also attended a postgraduate year at Bridgton Academy.[2] Brooks played college lacrosse at Syracuse University. He married in 2010. Spouse: Sara Brooks.[3] They have one child.

College career[edit]

Brooks played college lacrosse at Syracuse University from 2003 to 2008.[4] He won two Division I National Championships while with the Syracuse Orange men's lacrosse, in 2004 and 2008. In 2008 Brooks was selected as a first-team All-American[5] during his senior season and also won the McLaughlin Award as the nation's best midfielder. He ended his college career with a total of 67 Goals, 34 Assists, and 86 Ground Balls totaling 101 points.[4]

Professional career[edit]

2008: Chicago Machine; Brooks was drafted 6th overall by the Chicago Machine in the 2008 MLL Collegiate Draft. Brooks had a break out rookie season. He played in 15 games for the Machine recording 29 goals, 4 two-pointers, and 11 assists totaling 44 points, and adding 26 ground balls. He was named to the 2008 MLL All-Star team.[6] He also competed in the 2008 Bud Light Skills fastest shot competition.

2009: Chicago Machine; 5 games into the 2009 season and his second season with the Machine he broke his foot against Boston. This injury sideline Brooks for the rest of the season.

2010: In 2010 he played for the LXMPRO league[7] for Team STX.

2011: Chesapeake Bayhawks; Brooks was traded to the Bayhawks in February 2011.[8] He played in 12 games for the Bayhawks, recording 11 goals, 2 two-pointers, and 5 assists totaling 18 points, and adding 8 ground balls. He was the Bud Light MVP for their game against Hamilton.

2012: Chesapeake Bayhawks; In 2012 he was a key player recording 23 goals, 3 two-pointers, 10 assists, and 11 ground balls. He was the Bud Light MVP for their game against Denver. In playoffs he totaled another 2 goals and 4 assists helping the Bayhawks to win their 4th MLL Championship Title. He was named to the 2012 MLL All-Star team.[9] Brooks stuck the game-winning goal in the All-Star game to lead his Old School Team to victory.[10] He also competed in the 2012 Bud Light Skills fastest shot competition.

2013: Chesapeake Bayhawks; In 2013 Brooks recorded 13 goals, 1 two-pointer, 8 assists, and 10 ground balls. In playoffs he totaled 1 goal and 2 ground balls. With 3 minutes to go in the semi-final championship game, Brooks stuck a goal to tie the game at 12, the Bayhawks then scored with 1 min to go to advance to the Championship game and win their 5th MLL Championship Title.[11][12] Brooks was named to the 2013 MLL All-Star team[13] and he also competed in the 2013 Bud Light Skills fastest shot competition at the All-Star game.[14]

2014: Chesapeake Bayhawks; In 2014 Brooks recorded 6 goals, 1 two-pointer, 3 assists, and 3 ground balls. Brooks struggled with a knee injury throughout the season. He was traded to Florida Launch for the last four games of the season.[15]

2014: Florida Launch; Brooks was traded to the Launch in July 2014 and played in four games.[15] He had a standout performance totaling 10 goals, 1 two-pointer, 4 assists, and 2 ground balls. He scored two goals, including a two-point goal, and one assist against Denver (7/20) tallied three goals, two assists, and one groundball against Boston (7/26), three goals and an assist at Boston (8/2), and two goals at Ohio (8/9).[16]

2015: Florida Launch; Brooks had a milestone year tallying his most goals in a season and hitting his 100th goal. Brooks played in 13 games for the Launch, recording a point in each contest. Tallied one assist and four groundballs at Chesapeake (4/19). Paced the Launch in the home opener versus Chesapeake (4/26) with a season-high four goals. Recorded two goals and two assists at Rochester (5/3) for a team-high four points with two groundballs. Provided a pair of goals in the first win of 2015 against Ohio (5/9). Eclipsed 100 career points on the road at Ohio with his first of three goals in the contest (5/24).[17] Scored a goal and collected a groundball on the road at Boston (5/30). Logged a goal and assist on the road at New York (6/5). Scooped up a season-high four groundballs with three goals versus New York and made ESPN's Sports Center Top 10 plays at #8 with his goal from a behind the back pass from Casey Powell.(6/26).[18] Scored first Launch goal versus Charlotte (7/3), ending the night with three scores and a groundball. Set a career-high for goals in a season with 24 versus Rochester (7/25), recording two goals and an assist for three points in the game.

2016: Florida Launch; Brooks played in 13 games for the Launch scoring a point in three out of the four contests. Logged two goals and a season high four groundballs in the home opener against Ohio (4/16). Scored a goal and accounted for one assist at Chesapeake (4/30). Recorded two points and three groundballs versus Charlotte (5/14). Tallied one assist and one groundball against Atlanta (5/21). Scored a goal and recorded an assist against Ohio (6/4). Recorded an assist against Denver (6/11). Scored a goal against Denver (7/4). Had a season high three points against the Lizards (7/14). Scored a goal against Charlotte (7/22). Scored a goal and an assist against Atlanta (7/23). Scored on a two point shot along with three groundballs at home versus Rochester (7/30). Goal and assist in season finale at Boston (8/6).

Awards and achievements[edit]

Statistics[edit]

NCAA[edit]

     
Season Team GP G A Pts GB GW
2004 Syracuse University 16 3 2 5 23 0
2005 Syracuse University 13 17 12 29 18 0
2006 Syracuse University 1 0 0 0 0 0
2007 Syracuse University 12 19 7 26 20 1
2008 Syracuse University 18 28 13 41 25 5
Totals 60 67 34 101 86 6

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Major League Lacrosse[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G 2ptG A Pts GB PIM PPG PPA GWG S SPCT SOG GP G 2ptG A Pts GB PIM PPG PPA GWG S SPCT SOG
2008 Chicago 10 23 3 9 35 20 2.5 5 3 -- 71 .324 45 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 Chicago 5 6 1 2 9 6 -- 2 -- 1 20 .300 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 Chicago -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 Chesapeake 11 10 2 5 17 8 -- 1 -- 2 67 .149 32 1 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 5 .200 3
2012 Chesapeake 14 23 3 10 36 11 5.5 2 4 2 82 .280 43 2 2 -- 4 6 1 -- -- -- -- 17 .118 7
2013 Chesapeake 13 12 1 8 21 10 1.5 1 4 -- 63 .190 34 1 1 -- 1 1 2 -- -- -- -- 3 .333 1
2014 Chesapeake 8 6 1 3 10 3 -- 1 2 -- 22 .273 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Florida 4 10 1 4 15 2 .5 1 1 -- 35 .286 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 Florida 13 24 1 5 30 18 .5 4 2 -- 83 .289 50 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 Florida 13 13 1 7 21 18 .5 1 1 -- 53 .245 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
MLL Totals 91 127 14 53 194 96 11 18 17 5 496 -- 265 4 4 -- 5 8 3 -- -- -- -- 25 -- 11

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brooks Florida Launch Player Bio". Retrieved 2015-01-10. 
  2. ^ "Bridgton Academy". Retrieved 2016-02-23. 
  3. ^ "Gulley Hofstra Soccer Bio". Retrieved 2012-09-27. 
  4. ^ a b c "Brooks Syracuse Orange Player Bio". Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  5. ^ "All-America Team" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  6. ^ "Brooks named to 2008 MLL All-Star Team". Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  7. ^ "LXMPRO League". Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  8. ^ "Trade for Brooks". Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  9. ^ "Brooks named to 2012 MLL All-Star Team". Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  10. ^ "Brooks game-winning goal at All-Star Game". Retrieved 2012-09-25. 
  11. ^ "Brooks tying-goal at Semi-Finals Game". Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  12. ^ "Bayhawks Capture Second Straight Title". Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  13. ^ "Brooks named to 2013 MLL All-Star Team". Retrieved 2013-09-24. 
  14. ^ "Skills Competition Recap". Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  15. ^ a b "Trade for Heavy Hitters". Retrieved 2014-07-08. 
  16. ^ "Launch Player Profile". Retrieved 2014-12-20. 
  17. ^ "Brooks Milestones Marked in Launch Loss". Retrieved 2016-02-23. 
  18. ^ "4th Quarter Launches Past Lizards". Retrieved 2016-02-23. 
  19. ^ "IHSLA All-American". Retrieved 2012-09-27. 
  20. ^ "MLL Stats". Retrieved 2013-09-24.