No Limits Award
Marcella Brooks, Centennial
Brooks has developed into one of the top girls soccer players in the area. The fact that she has done so while battling Type 1 diabetes is all the more impressive.
Brooks has suffered from Type 1 diabetes since she was 9, and wears an insulin pump for 22 hours a day to manage her blood sugar.
She tracks her blood sugar on her own while on the soccer field.
Brooks finished her junior season as one of the area’s top offensive players. She had 22 goals and 13 assists in earning first-team all-state honors.
Brooks already has a scholarship offer from UNLV, and hopes to continue her career as a Division I athlete.
“She’s gifted. She’s a great attacking player, great first touch, extremely high IQ — just an overall junkie. She can score from literally anywhere inside the half line with either foot. She’s one of those rare players.”
— Nelson Medina, Brooks’ club soccer coach with Heat FC.