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    Brooke Matthews
    Brooke Matthews

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Baltimore, Md.

    High School:
    Friends School

    Height:
    5-4

    Position:
    M



    2011: Remained a top threat on Northwestern's attack, finishing third on the team with 32 points with career highs of 25 goals and seven assists ... Played in all 23 games with 17 starts ... Season-best four goals came against William & Mary in Cowboys Stadium (3/19) ... Also had four-point efforts on two goals and two assists at Navy (3/3) and Georgetown (3/5) ... Notched a hat trick playing down the road from her high school at Johns Hopkins (4/16) ... Finished with 14 ground balls, five draw controls and four caused turnovers ... Tied for third on the team with eight free position goals ... Scored two goals in four NCAA Championship games, finishing her career with 14 goals in 16 tournament games ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2010: Constant in the Northwestern midfield, starting all 22 games ... Tied her personal high with 23 goals in 2010, including a career-best five at Duke (4/3) ... Also tallied a hat trick at Penn State (4/11) ... Recorded a pair of goals in each of the games against North Carolina (4/18 and 5/28) ... Notched at least one goal in 15 of the 'Cats 22 games ... Dished out five assists as well, finishing with 28 points on the year ... Set a personal high with 32 ground balls, ranking second on the squad ... Tallied four grounders against the Blue Devils and at the Nittany Lions ... Scooped up three each at California (2/28), at Ohio State (3/24), against Notre Dame (3/30) and against Vanderbilt (4/24) ... Tied a personal-best with 10 draw controls on the season, highlighted by three in the NCAA first round victory over Notre Dame (5/15) ... Caused nine turnovers, led by a pair at Syracuse (3/21) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar for the 2009-10 academic year.

    2009: A constant in the Northwestern lineup, playing in all 23 games while starting the final 18 games of the year ... Continued to establish herself as a scoring threat, netting a career-high 23 goals ... Tied a personal-high with three goals each at Massachusetts (3/25) and in the NCAA championship game against North Carolina (5/24) ... Scored a pair of goals on five other occasions ... Tallied the game-winning goal against California (4/4) ... Set a new personal-best with six assists on the year, including a pair in the NCAA first round victory over Massachusetts (5/10) ... Also added a pair of goals against the Minutewomen, giving her a career-best four points ... Scooped up 19 ground balls, a new season-high, including a pair at Duquesne (2/17), at Notre Dame (2/20), at Virginia (4/19) and against Penn in the NCAA semifinals (5/22) ... Won nine draw controls, setting a new personal best with a pair against Duke (4/3) ... Caused three turnovers, including one against Princeton in the NCAA quarterfinal (5/16) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2008: Made an immediate impact in her freshman season, playing in all 22 games with four starts ... Tallied 17 goals on the season, including her first career hat-trick at Syracuse (3/24) ... Netted a pair of goals at Rutgers (2/24), against Massachusetts (3/16), against Penn State in the ALC semifinals (5/3) and against Princeton in the NCAA quarterfinals (5/17) ... The fastest member on the Wildcats, she used that speed to scoop up nine ground balls and win 10 draw controls as well as causing a pair of turnovers.

    High School: Four-year letterwinner in lacrosse and soccer ... Totaled 185 goals ... Baltimore Messenger Lacrosse Player of the Year in 2007 ... Two-time Academic All-American and Baltimore Sun first-team all-city ... Under Armour All-American ... In 2006 she was the Metro Area's ninth-leading scorer (49 goals, 10 assists) ... Lacrosse A Conference first-team All-Star ... First-team All-City ... As a sophomore she was a second-team All-City selection by the Baltimore Sun and Towson Times ... Selected for Northwestern All-Tournament Team ... As a freshman was a second-team all-city selection ... Member of North Baltimore Lacrosse Club for five years ... High School coach was Sallie Bennett ... An all-Conference first-team selection in both indoor and outdoor varsity soccer ... Also competed in basketball ... Member of National Honors Society and honor roll ... Co-head of Students Support Athletics in 2007.

    Personal: Born Elizabeth Brooke Matthews ... Daughter of Dia and Mickey Matthews ... Majoring in communication studies.

    Matthews' Career Statistics

    Season GP-S G A Pts SOG FP GB DC CT
    2011 23-17
    25 7 32 46 8-18
    14 5 4
    2010 22-22
    23 5 28 44 5-16
    32 10 9
    2009 23-18 23
    6 29
    36 6-12 19 9 3
    2008 22-4 17 0 17 26 2-10 9 10 2
    Totals 90-61 88 18 106 152 21-56 74 34 18

    Matthews' Career Highs

    Goals 5, at Duke (4/3/10)
    Assists 2, three times (most recent vs. Georgetown, 3/5/11)
    Points 5, at Duke (4/3/10)
    Ground Balls 4, two times (most recent at Penn State, 4/11/10)
    Draw Controls 3, vs. Notre Dame (5/15/10)
    Caused Turnovers 2, two times (most recent at Duke, 4/3/10)