Freshman Shanice Robe recently became the first player in women’s soccer program history to be named the Skyline Conference Player of the Year. Robe led the entire NCAA, including Divisions I, II, and III, with 35 goals and 74 points this season. She helped the Knights to a record of 17-4-1 and a berth in the ECAC Metro Region Tournament.
Knight Life: When did you start playing soccer?
Shanice Robe: I started playing when I was very young, I guess at about two. I grew up playing on concrete, most of the time in bare feet. The majority of the time I would play with the boys. They wouldn’t worry about marking me until I touched the ball and they saw what I could do.
When you think about a typical college student’s spring break, what do you think of? Do you think of a giant party some place warm, often categorized by events and activities you would never write home about? In many cases, this is the spring break that a lot of us embark on to escape the pressures of school.
Only the first half of the above statement was true for the Mount Saint Mary College men’s tennis team. For the individuals on Coach Justin Satkowski’s team, spring break meant something else. Spring break meant blood, sweat, and determination for the Cinderella team from last year. Of course, the team was there to have fun, but ultimately, it was to tone up their skills for the upcoming season so they may once again reach the Skyline Finals, and ultimately prevail where they failed last year.