Cheyne Roberts Earns Historic Award as NCAA/NSCAA All-Region Selection

Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID

Cheyne Roberts (Pictured) Becomes the First Ever NCAA/NSCAA All-Region Selection in Sailfish Men's Soccer History. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards. Cheyne Roberts (Pictured) Becomes the First Ever NCAA/NSCAA All-Region Selection in Sailfish Men's Soccer History. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- Palm Beach Atlantic University is in its second year as a full member of the NCAA Division II. With that standing comes more accolades and recognition for Sailfish student-athletes. For the first time in program history, a men’s soccer player has been recognized as a member of the NCAA South All-Region team. Cheyne Roberts was named a member of the South Region 2nd Team.

A junior out of Plant City, Florida, Roberts has been a standout player for head coach Jose Gomez since his arrival on campus as a true freshman. Gaining a reputation as not only a strong player with a wide skill set, Roberts has also proved versatile as he played a number of positions for the Fish in 2008.

Leading the team with 10 goals, 11 assists, and 31 total points, Roberts began the season up front in a better position to give the Sailfish a dangerous offensive option. With a number of injuries changing the landscape of the PBA lineup, Roberts moved back to a more customary defensive position and helped lead the team from that standpoint as well as in the mid-field.

“Cheyne’s progress as a player is a great credit to his hard work on and off the field,” said Gomez on the monumental accomplishment.

“This recognition is very impressive for our program and just goes to show the amount of respect that Cheyne garners from opposing teams and coaches in our region,” continued Gomez.

The Sailfish finished 13-6-1 in 2008 with a NCCAA South Region championship and a third straight trip to the NCCAA National Tournament.

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