MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Spring 2013, Fall 2012
2012: Was a fixture in the Bears' midfield, appearing in all 17 matches...Started every game except for the Central Arkansas contest on Oct. 17...Logged a total of 1358 on the pitch in his first season of action...Was second on the team in assists (2)...Credited with an assist at UMKC in the Bears' 3-0 win over the Kangaroos...Registered his second assist in the Bears' 2-0 shutout of Eastern Illinois at the Dayton Marriott Classic...Finished the season with 11 shots and three shots on goal...Named to the all-tournament team at the University of Central Arkansas tourney.
Background: Brought a wealth of soccer experience with him to Missouri State after playing for multiple teams in Leicester, England...From age 7-15, he played for Leicester City F.C. Academy...From there, he was signed to a two-year scholarship to play with Lincoln City...While still playing for Lincoln City in 2008, he had the opportunity to represent the Republic of Ireland when he played on its U-19 team...Following his release from Lincoln City, he signed with semi-professional club Hinckley United, playing in the Blue Square Conference North for two seasons...Prior to arriving in Springfield, Mo., Roberts was busy off the field as he worked full-time as a coach at Redmoor High School in 2010 and Market Bosworth High School in 2011.
Personal: Jack William Roberts is the son of David and Anne Roberts...Born on November 10, 1990 in Leicester, England...Has one brother, Ben, and one sister, Laura...Currently undecided on a major.