Men's Soccer
Sam Brooks - Men's Soccer - University of Kentucky Athletics 15


  • height 6-2
  • Weight 195
  • class Senior
  • Previous School University of the Cumberlands

Played in 18 of UK’s 19 games with 11 starting assignments … A defender by nature, was forced into action on the front line due to injuries to the UK lineup … Ranked third on the club in scoring, totaling three goals and one assist … Fired 29 shots, including nine on goal … Two of his goals came as game winners … Logged 933 minutes … Picked up his first career assist in a match at Michigan … In the next game, netted the game-winning goal at Evansville, firing three shots in just 19 minutes off the bench … Tallied second goal as the game-winning goal at Marshall … Third goal of 2010 came as UK’s lone goal in a 1-1 draw with UCF.

Earned Mid-South Conference Honorable Mention accolades … In 2009, posted four goals and two assists in 18 games and 16 starts … Fired 19 shots, including nine on goal … Was 1-for-1 on penalty-kick attempts … Played for coach Paulo Neto at the University of the Cumberlands.

Played at the Lyndon School in England for coaches Chris Shaugnessy and Mark Ricketts … Led team to the Solihull Cup Championship in 2004 and 2006 … Team won the Birmingham Cup Championship as a junior in 2005, advancing to the quarterfinals of the national cup … Was honored with the Victor Lodorum award for athletics achievements while in high school … Owns the school record for career goals (62) … Also played for coach Pete Hall and club team Port Vale FC from 2003-06 … Also played cricket for four years and rugby as a senior.

Full name is Samuel Allan Brooks … Son of Mark Allan Brooks and Paula May Brooks … Has three younger siblings, sister Jessica (16) and brothers Liam (14) and the late Daniel … Born Oct. 26, 1989 in Solihull, England.

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