Brooke competes in the halfpipe and snowboardcross for the national team, one
of only two American women to ride in multiple events.
Lindsey Jacobellis. The silver medalist in snowboardcross at the '06 Winter
Olympics is the only other national team member who competes in two events.
Their fathers were college roommates. "I rode with her every weekend
growing up," says Brooke. "We're awesome friends and hang out all the
"She's brave," says U.S. coach Peter Foley. "At a camp we just had
at Mount Hood, it was a really fast course, with big jumps in it, and she was
charging at it like the boys, not throwing on the brakes and looking for
Next step Foley
eventually will focus Brooke's training on snowboardcross, an event in which he
says she has a "really good chance" to make the 2010 Olympic team.
"She's among the top three or four women in the U.S. now," says Foley.
"From a potential standpoint and what we've seen in training, [her upside
is] even greater."
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
6'1", 180-pound junior at Los Osos High has batted .418 with 27 RBIs in 40
varsity games. He is rated the best catcher in his class by the scouting
service Perfect Game.
Ivan Rodriguez. As a hitter, Jake has some power but can spray the ball to all
fields. Defensively he's got a quick release and is skilled at throwing behind
runners to pick them off. "My strength is my arm. I believe I have a
cannon," he says. "I also like blocking balls."
"His quickness, reaction time and baseball maturity all really stand
out," says Anthony Vasquez, the Grizzlies' skipper. "He hits the ball
well on any count. He's calm under pressure."
Next step Jake has
committed to USC but projects as a top pick in the 2010 MLB draft. His summer
coach compares him to Kyle Skipworth and Cutter Dykstra, teammates who were
high picks this year.