Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/28/19
From Press Release
The Atlantic East Conference announced the league’s Scholar Athletes of the Year on Friday, naming Cabrini University’s Timmy Brooks (Haverford School) the recipient of the male award.
A senior men’s lacrosse player, Brooks has overcome many obstacles that life has thrown at him to become the best version of himself and for his teammates. This season, he overcame an injury that most would call season-ending, to battle back through recovery and rejoin the Cavalier team in the NCAA tournament.
In just five games, he totaled nine points on eight goals and an assist, eight ground balls and a caused turnover. Two of those goals helped the squad win the program’s first-ever National Championship, in a 16-12 victory over Amherst College in Lincoln Financial.
For his career, he played 62 games for 186 points (149 goals, 37 assists), 109 ground balls and nine caused turnovers.
In his four seasons, he was a four-time conference champion with four NCAA tournament appearances. A three-time All-Confernce honoree, he was a two-time USILA All-American, ECAC All-Star, and IMLCA All-Region.
Brooks graduated with a 3.96 cumulative grade-point average and a degree in business management. A member of the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area team, he was also a four-time honoree for Academic All-Conference.
Outside of his efforts on the field and classroom, Brooks has given back to the community, speaking in auditoriums to over 20 schools about addiction, and further, what addiction looks like, the consequences associated with it, and a message about recovery. He is an active member in the recovery community, helping men of all ages overcome challenges related to attaining and sustaining sobriety.
“Athletics has always allowed me to find purpose,” Brook said. “Purpose in perfecting a craft that will only be used few times in crucial moments of competition. Purpose in being the best teammate possible so in those moments I can trust and be trusted by my fellows.
“Athletics has provided a world where I can see that the teams interests is more important than my own. My experiences have taught me how to be coachable, how to win with class, cope with defeat, and how to gain strength from my mistakes.”
Athletics has provided a world where nothing else matters except the moments within my practice and play. Any disagreements, obligations, or issues off the field has never entered my mind during play. Through this I have learned that competing is less about winning and losing and more about maximizing potential. I will forever be grateful for the relationships I have built and the memories I have made playing sports. It has truly been a privilege to play and compete.”