As a child, it took some dabbling in various sports for Brooke Elby to figure out how to best channel her athletic gifts.
"I actually have tried a number of different sports — gymnastics, softball, swimming," says Elby, a senior forward on the Flintridge Prep girls' soccer team. "I found that I was much better when I could run around everywhere because I was a very active child. My parents found that I loved kicking the ball and just running everywhere."
The image of a rambunctious youngster letting loose on the soccer field is an apt metaphor for the way in which Elby still flies from one corner of the field to the other, with a motor that never stops and possesses an extra gear that most defenders can't match.
"It's really nice to see when she cuts and dribbles through three or four players and then shoots," Prep senior forward Alina Okamoto says. "It's fun to watch, definitely."