When Brooks raised the NEPSAC Class B trophy last year, there’s no denying the school had a special, talented group.
Then seniors, center back Marcelo Lage (Middleton, Mass.) now starts at George Washington, midfielder Andrew Stevens (Marshfield, Mass.) earns significant minutes at Columbia and goalkeeper Christian Garner (Orleans, Mass.) is a backup for Boston College.
However, its arguable that Brooks' best player wasn’t on the field that cold November day, when Brooks downed South Kent, 3-2, to send 40-year head coach Dusty Richard out on top. Duncan Sutherland (Millville, Mass.), then a junior, broke his right foot and missed the entire playoff run.