Count one less college star heading to the ranks of the National Women's Soccer League.
North Carolina standout Amber Brooks signed with Bayern Munich, the club announced on its website on Friday.
The midfielder and native of New Hope, Pa., was the captain of the UNC's title-winning side in 2012, scoring seven goals and notching six assists while leading her Tar Heel squad to a national title, and was named the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Player of the Year. Also a team captain in 2011, Brooks wrapped up her college career with 17 goals and 19 assists, playing in a total of 93 matches at Chapel Hill.
Along with a standout career at North Carolina, Brooks has played for the U.S. at the U17, U20 and U23 age groups, winning a silver medal with the U.S. at the 2008 U17 Women's World Cup.
She'll join the world's most successful women's professional league in Germany, which consists of 12 teams. Her new club currently sits in fourth place in the standings, and Brooks will have some American teammates around her: former Lehigh star Gina Lewandowski, Niki Cross (who played at UConn) and Sarah Hagen (who played for Milwaukee) are currently on Munich's roster.
Brooks also sent out a tweet confirming the deal.
From UNC to FC Bayern München! Thanks to all those who supported me and helped make my dream a reality! twitter.com/abrooks22/stat…— Amber Brooks (@abrooks22) January 11, 2013