Gloucester Catholic High School: Three-year letterwinner for coach Dennis Barth ... Helped the Rams to an 83-13 three-year record, which included three-straight New Jersey State titles (2010-12) and three straight top rankings in the state by the Star-Ledger ... As a junior his team finished ninth in the country with a 31-2 overall record. ... 2011 club was ranked third by Perfect Game in the Northeast ... During his sophomore season he batted .446 with 37 hits, 29 RBI, eight doubles, triple, 29 walks, scored 37 runs and stole 13 bases on his way to all-conference honors ... Followed successful sophomore campaign with another impressive season where he batted .444 with 40 base knocks, seven doubles, eight triples, four home runs, 43 RBI, 20 walks, scored 41 runs and swiped six bases en route to all-conference honors and all-city honors ... Named MVP of the POP McKenna Tournament and tied South Jersey single-season record with eight triples, the most since 1997 ... Recorded nine multi-hit and nine multi-RBI games including a career-best five RBI against West Deptford (4/10/11) and Clearview (5/13/11) ... Accounted for eight runs in an 11-3 win over West Deptford (3-for-4, 5 RBI, 2 HRs and 3 runs) ... Heading into senior season was named preseason all-state by ESPNHS and Second-Team All-Northeast Region by Perfect Game ... Team captain that missed 13 games with an injury, but still batted .396 with 16 RBI, 15 runs scores and five stolen bases ... Collected four multi-hit and five multi-RBI games ... Drew multiple walks in five games ... Played American Legion for Joe "Pop" Barth and Dennis Barth of Brooklawn Senior where they posted a 59-5 record ... Guided his team, along with current Pirate Andrew Schorr, to a runner-up finish at the 2012 American Legion World Series ... Two-time N.J. State Champions (2010-11) ... Named 2010 MVP of the N.J. American Legion State Tournament ... Batted .371 with 49 hits, 14 doubles, two home runs, triple 44 RBI, 41 walks, 37 runs and 17 stolen bases ... In 2011 guided Brooklawn Senior to their second-straight N.J. American Legion state title, Mid-Atlantic Regional crown and finished No. 6 in the nation after batting .416 with 74 hits, seven doubles, three triples, three home runs, 55 RBI, 52 runs, 30 walks and 17 stolen bases.
Personal: Full name is Joseph E. Brooks, Jr. ... Born December 4, 1993 ... Son of Joseph and Christine Brooks ... Intended major is education ... Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll in the Fall of 2012.