Women's Senior National Team




Mary Brooks
Mary  Brooks

Hometown:
Fresno, CA

Last College:
UC Irvine 2018

Height:
5-9

Position:
Attacker

Birthdate:
03/24/1996

Club:
Santa Barbara 805


08/29/2017

USA Women Win World University Games GOLD! Team USA Defeats Hungary 16-9

Kiley and Jamie Neushul score four goals each to lead Team USA

08/26/2017

USA Women Advance To Semifinals Of World University Games With 13-7 Win Over Canada

Team USA will take on Japan on Sunday

08/25/2017

USA Women Finish Group Play At World University Games Undefeated With 18-3 Win Over Greece

Team USA will meet Canada in quarterfinals on Saturday

08/24/2017

USA Women Down Italy 16-3 To Claim Group B Title At World University Games

Will close out group play against Greece on Friday

08/19/2017

USA World University Game Women Open Play With 15-4 Victory Over France

Berggren scores four goals in the victory

INTERNATIONAL/CLUB
Longtime member of the USA Women’s National Team pipeline…Scored three goals helping Team USA to gold at the 2017 FINA World League Super Final…Helped the United States to gold at the 2015 FINA Junior World Championships and 2014 FINA Youth World Championships…Represented Team USA at the first-ever FINA Youth World Championship in 2012.

COLLEGE
Competes for the UC Irvine women’s water polo team… Back-to-back Big West Player of the Year honors… Big West Conference Champions in 2017… All-Big-West First team honors… Led team with 55 goals in 2016… ACWPC All-American Honorable Mention in 2015… Named Big West Freshman of the Year in 2015… Scored 36 goals in 26 matches… All-Big West Honorable Mention.

HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Clovis High School… 2013 CIF Champion… Four-time conference champion… Four-time NISCA High School All-American… Four-time All-CIF - two-time MVP… Four-time all-conference - three-time Player of the Year… Four-time Fresno Bee All-Star - two-time Player of the Year… Three-time team MVP… School record holder with 415 goals, 181 assists, 319 steals, and 295 exclusions earned… Three-time Junior Olympics All-American… Five-time USA Olympic Developmental Youth National Team Region All-Championship team member… Four-time CIF and conference champion in swim… Four-time All-CIF, all-conference in swim… CIF Central Section record holder in 200 free and 400 free - only female to win 50 free CIF title all four years.

PERSONAL
Parents are Matt and Jenny… Born in Fresno, CA… Currently resides in Newport Beach, CA.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2017 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, SHANGHAI, CHINA, 1ST PLACE
  • 2015 JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, VOLOS, GREECE, 1ST PLACE
  • 2014 YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, MADRID, SPAIN, 1ST PLACE
  • 2012 YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, PERTH, AUSTRALIA, 4TH PLACE

FUN FACTS
Instagram Account: maryalicebrooks
Snapchat Account: maryalicebrooks
Pre-game ritual: Pump up music
Favorite Quote: “Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back...play for her.” – Mia Hamm
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cookies and Cream
Favorite Chain Restaurant: In-N-Out
Favorite Reality TV Show: Keeping up with the Kardashians
If you had to make a music playlist named after yourself, what would it be?: Erythang
And what would be the first song?: “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor
Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? I see myself as a special education teacher and having three dogs Pitbull, German Shepard and a Dachshund  
If you couldn’t play Water Polo what sport would you play?: Volleyball
Role Model: My mom, Jenny Brooks
Athletic Inspiration: Kobe Bryant
Thank you’s, comments, etc.: Thank you to my family, my parents for allowing me to pursue my dream everyday growing up and to my siblings for always being my number one supporters
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