Cheyne Roberts

Weston Cheyne Roberts (born March 27, 1988 in Plant City, Florida) is a retired[1] American soccer player and the current assistant coach of the United Soccer Leagues's Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Cheyne Roberts
Personal information
Full name Weston Cheyne Roberts
Date of birth (1988-03-27) March 27, 1988
Place of birth Plant City, Florida, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2006–2009 Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Charlotte Eagles 44 (3)
2013 VSI Tampa Bay 5 (0)
Teams managed
2013–2015 Ocala Stampede
2016 Tampa Bay Rowdies 2
2017– Tampa Bay Rowdies (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 14, 2014

Career

Youth and college

Roberts attended Plant City High School, and played college soccer at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He was named to the ICAA First-Team, was honored as a NCCAA All-American Honorable Mention, and was awarded the Most Outstanding Offensive Player from the NCCAA National Tournament as a freshman in 2006, was named to the ICAA First Team and the NCCAA All-American First-Team while being awarded the Most Outstanding Defensive Player from the NCCAA National Tournament as a sophomore in 2007, and was an NCAA/NSCAA South Region 2nd-Team, NCCAA All-American 1st-Team, NCCAA All-Region selection, the NCCAA South Region Player of the Year and a NCCAA Scholar-Athlete as a junior in 2008.[2]

Professional

Roberts turned professional in 2010 when he signed with the Charlotte Eagles of the USL Second Division. He made his professional debut on April 24, 2010 in a league match against the Richmond Kickers.[3] He scored his first professional goal in his eighth league appearance for Charlotte, a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Blues on May 14, 2011.[4]

Coaching

Roberts was the head coach of the Ocala Stampede of the USL PDL from 2013 to 2015. In his three years at Ocala, the Stampede finished at the top of their division every season and won the PDL Southern Conference in 2014 and 2015. In 2014 and 2015, Ocala made it to the PDL's national semifinals.

On March 25, 2016, Roberts was announced as the first head coach of Tampa Bay Rowdies 2 of the National Premier Soccer League. Rowdies 2 is the official developmental team of the North American Soccer League's Tampa Bay Rowdies.[5]

Following the transition of the Tampa Bay Rowdies 2 to the Tampa Bay Rowdies U23, Roberts moved full-time as an assistant coach for the USL club.

Cheyne's brother, Clay, is the current head coach for the MASL's Florida Tropics SC and the Southeastern Fire.

References

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-23. Retrieved 2014-02-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Sailfish Senior Cheyne Roberts Tabbed as NSCAA Scholar All-American". Archived from the original on 2010-11-28. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-08. Retrieved 2014-11-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. http://uslpro.uslsoccer.com/scripts/runisa.dll?M2:gp::72013+Elements/Display+E+47107+Stats/+2175624%5B%5D
  5. "Cheyne Roberts Named Head Coach of Rowdies 2". RowdiesSoccer.com. March 25, 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-03-30. Retrieved 2016-03-25.
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