Robert joined Academy One in the winter of 2009. He is a hard worker who is tirelessly devoted to improving as a soccer player. Robert is one of the best goalkeepers in the nation for his age. Robert had been playing for some of the best teams in the DC area. His club team, Arlington, reached the state semi-finals and was in the top league in the Maryland/DC/N. Virginia area. Robert also played on the DC United Super-Y League team as well as a member of the DC United extended training program. Robert joined DC United one of the nation's best US Club Soccer Academy U-16 teams. Robert then moved to the McLean US Soccer Academy team where he started 95% of their matches and helped lead the team to the Academy playoffs. He continued as the starter for the U-18 Academy team until an administrative change in that Academy program inspired Robert to seek a more competitive program. Robert had several options and chose the Potomac Academy program to finish out his club career. Robert has started for his high school team since his Freshmen year. Attending the academically prestigious Bishop O' Connell High School, Robert showed his versatility by starting not only as a goalkeeper, but as a field player. After his junior season, Robert was named All-Conference in one of the best private school leagues in the nation. Because of the requirements of being a US Academy player, Robert was not allowed to play his senior season of high school soccer, but became the goalkeeper coach of the women's team at O'Connell. Robert helped their goalkeepers, Ashley Cox and Monica Pearring - both Academy One members, to excellent seasons as the women's team reached the championship match. Robert had turned down an offer to spend his senior year in Britain for one of the professional team's youth Academy. Robert committed to a scholarship to study and play soccer at University of North Carolina - Greensboro. His first year at Greensboro Robert red-shirted. Realizing that Greensboro was an excellent soccer program, but the school was not best for his future, Robert transferred to nationally ranked Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.