Kansas Soccer Adds Canadian National Pool Player Robbins

June 22, 2009


Kansas head soccer coach Mark Francis announced Monday that the Jayhawks have added midfielder Sarah Robbins to the 2009 signing class. Robbins (Montreal, Canada) will join Tori Baldridge, Whitney Berry, Nicole Chrisopulos, Amy Grow, Logan Reed and Shelby Williamson in suiting up for the Crimson and Blue this fall.

“Sarah is a very technical player that will challenge for the starting defensive midfield spot right away,” Francis said. “I am looking forward to working with Sarah and we are very happy that she is a Jayhawk.”

Robbins, a midfielder from Montreal, Canada, is currently playing in the W-League with the Montreal-based Laval Comets. She has been a Canadian Youth National Team Pool player for the past four seasons, and was part of the Canadian U-17 World Cup Team in 2008. She is a four-year captain for the Lac St.-Louis Lakers, which took the bronze medal at the Canadian National Club Championships last year. In 2006, she was a finalist for the Quebec Provincial Player of the Year.

She also played four years for the Quebec Provincial Team, leading it to a gold medal at the Canadian All-Star National Championships in 2007 and a silver medal last season.

Robbins and the rest of the Jayhawks will report to campus on Aug. 6 with the first day of practice scheduled for Aug. 7. Kansas (13-8-2 last season) is slated to open the 2009 season at Drake on Aug. 23 at 1 p.m.