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National champion and TopDrawerSoccer.com Player of the Year Amber Brooks has made a splash by signing with Germany’s Bayern Munich.

Brooks has starred for the North Carolina Tar Heels for the past four years, piling up accolades and building her reputation as a future star. The new women’s professional league (NWSL) was clearly an option for Brooks, but she instead chose to fulfill a dream of playing overseas.

Said Brooks:

“I am happy to finally announce that I have signed my first professional contract with Bayern Munich! Big thanks to (everyone) who helped make my dream a reality!”

The Germans were well aware of Brooks from her starring international role with the US Soccer program.

Said FCB coach Thomas Worle:

“We initially looked primarily in Europe for a new player, but on a recommendation I stepped up contact with Amber. I am glad that the US U23 Captain joins us now. Amber is combative, defensive multi-way player who loves to compete. I look forward to a talented, ambitious football player.”

 

 

 

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Written by The 91st

Four years of trainings, matches, blood, sweat and tears have finally come to an end for this season’s graduating class.

We caught up with five star graduates and asked them to reflect on their career as they prepare for a new life chapter.

 

In one sentence, sum up your college soccer career/experience …

London Woodberry, Maryland senior: A wild ride!

Tiffany McCarty, Florida State senior: My college experience has opened many doors for myself in building relationships, my development as a player technically and tactically and playing in different roles during my time at Florida State.

Chad Barson, Akron senior: Exceeded all of my expectations.

Amber Brooks, North Carolina senior: More than I could have ever expected or dreamt of.

Eric Schoenle, West Virginia senior: My college soccer career/experience prepared me for the future and is something I will never forget.

 

Greatest memory as a college soccer player?

Woodberry: Either scoring in my last home game or winning the ACC this season.

McCarty: Winning the ACC Championship Tournament last season – it was good for our program.

Barson: Winning the 2010 National Championship.

Brooks: Winning the 2009 and 2012 National Championships.

Schnoele: scoring against UConn last year when they were #1 and undefeated.

 

Five players name the top player they ever played against after the jump.

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