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Brock among nation's toughest attackers

Updated: October 24, 2008, 12:31 PM ET
By Mike Grimala | ESPNRISE.com

Right about the time when Hayley Brock beats the last defender, that's when her mind goes blank.

All the analysis and preparation that's gone into creating a scoring chance is overtaken by instinct, and Brock is alone with the ball and the net. The game is broken down to its basic elements. Thinking would be a distraction. So Brock just does what comes so naturally to her.

She scores.

The Acton-Boxboro (Mass.) junior is the most feared soccer player in the state, with ...

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