Daniel Roberts

Daniel Roberts

Position: Midfielder

Birthdate: June 29, 1989

Status: Academy Protected Player

Birthplace: Reading, United Kingdom

High School: Fort Bend Clements, 2007

College: University of North Carolina-Wilmington

 

OUTLOOK: Hard-nosed attacking midfielder or forward. Has trained with Dynamo first team. College senior at UNC-Wilmington (2011-12).

2010 UNC-WILMINGTON: Appeared in only three games due to injury and was granted a medical redshirt ... Fired a game-high six shots and tied the game with a late free kick in 3-2 overtime loss at West Virginia on 9/5 ... Notched assist on game's only goal in 1-0 win vs. UCF on 9/10 before suffering injury.

2010 SUMMER: Appeared in four games for the Carolina Dynamo of the Premier Development League.

2009 UNC-WILMINGTON: Named third-team all-Colonial Athletic Association and to the CAA all-tournament team ... Led Seahawks to first ever CAA championship and a berth in the NCAA tournament, where Roberts inspired UNCW to a first-round win and a close second-round game with powerhouse Wake Forest ... UNC-Wilmington also had school-record 13-game unbeaten streak and reached No. 18 in the national polls ... Roberts started 21 of 22 games and notched four goals and five assists on the season ... Redirected long-range shot for second goal in 2-0 win at Florida Atlantic on 9/4 ... Assisted on tying goal in 2-1 overtime win vs. UNC-Greensboro on 9/19 ... Assisted on tying goal in 2-1 win at Towson on 10/18 ... Served cross for game-tying goal in 2-1 win vs. Delaware on 10/24 ... Credited with second goal in 2-0 win at James Madison on 10/28, UNCW's first ever win over James Madison ... Set up game-winning goal in 82nd minute of 2-1 win vs. George Mason on 10/31 ... Scored in 5-0 win vs. Drexel on 11/2 ... Named to all-tournament team as UNC-Wilmington won first CAA title with 1-0 win vs. Northeastern on 11/15 ... In first NCAA tournament match, Roberts scored on a 22-yard free kick in the 81st minute to tie the match at Charlotte on 11/19 ... Roberts was one of four shooters to convert in a 4-1 shootout victory, sending the Seahawks to the second round ... Set up UNC-Wilmington's goal in 2-1 loss at Wake Forest on 11/22, ending the best season in school history.

2010 SUMMER: Appeared in 13 games for the Carolina Dynamo of the Premier Development League.

2008 UNC-WILMINGTON: Only appeared in 12 of 20 games due to injury, notching three goals (all penalty kicks) and two assists ... Helped Seahawaks to Colonial Athletic Association regular season title one year after going 3-8 in league play ... Converted penalty kick for only UNCW goal in 3-1 loss vs. Charlotte on 9/14 ... Picked up first assist of season in 3-0 win at Coastal Carolina on 9/17 ... Fired in two penalty kicks, including the game-winner in sudden death overtime, and had an assist in 4-3 win at Drexel on 9/27 ... Left game after just seven minutes due to injury on 10/4 and did not return until playing 15 minutes as a sub on 10/22 ... Played again as a sub in final game of regular season vs. Hofstra on 11/7 ... Started and played all 110 minutes in CAA semifinal vs. Northeastern on 11/14 ... Teams finish tied 0-0 and went to a shootout, which Northeastern won despite Roberts converting opening penalty kick.

2008 SUMMER: Trained with Norwich City in native England ... Also spent time training with Dynamo first team in Houston.

2007 UNC-WILMINGTON: Started 17 of 18 games and was named to CAA All-Rookie squad as a freshman … Tied for team lead with 11 points on three goals and a team-high five assists ... Led team by playing a part in eight of team's 14 goals on the season ... Nike/Olitsky Memorial Classic All-tournament selection … Also earned all-tournament honors at Jameson Inn Classic ... Scored in his first collegiate game, ripping a long-range free kick to give UNC-Wilmington a 1-0 lead in a 2-1 loss vs. Campbell on 9/1 ... Scored tying goal in 2-1 loss vs. Liberty on 9/16 ... Scored with 20-yard blast to tie game 2-2 in 3-2 loss vs. UNC-Greensboro on 9/22 ... Assisted on lone goal in 2-1 loss at George Mason on 10/5 ... Set up lone goal in 4-1 loss at Towson on 10/7 ... Assisted on Wilmington's only tally in 3-1 loss at Northeastern on 10/12 ... Assisted on second goal in 2-0 win vs. Delaware on 10/19 ... Notched fifth assist of season in 2-0 win at Georgia State on 11/8.

2007 DYNAMO ACADEMY: Signed with Dynamo Academy in its first month of existence on January 18, 2007.

PERSONAL: Born in Reading, England, but grew up in Sugar Land.