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2013 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
2014 (Senior): One of five players to start in all 20 matches ... Was second on the team in minutes played with 1,829 ... Took one shot ...Was a key component of the PSU defense which was ranked third in the Big Ten in goals allowed (18) ... Played all 180 minutes of the Nittany Lions' pair of postseason matches during the NCAA Tournament.
2013 (Junior):Started in all 21 games, tallying two assists in 1,776 minutes on the right defensive flank ... Made first career start for Penn State against Radford ... Part of defense's 275-minute shutout streak over four matches in September ... Recorded first career assist in Big Ten opener win over Wisconsin ... Tallied the main assist on the game-winning goal at No. 14 Michigan State in double overtime ... Earned a spot on the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week for the game-winning assist at MSU ... Member of the defense that helped pitch a shutout streak of 343 minutes during the Big Ten and NCAA Tournaments ... Had 13 games of 90+ minutes played including a stretch of five 100+ minutes played in a six-game span in October and November.
BEFORE PENN STATE
2012 (Sophomore - Penn State Altoona): Earned third team Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference ... Led Altoona in goals (6), assists (5) and points (17) ... Recorded team-high three game-winning goals ... Started all 17 games ... Scored game-winning goal to down Susquehanna in overtime, 1-0 ... Posted a goal and an assist in 2-1 victory over Pitt-Bradford ... Added a goal and an assist in 6-0 drubbing of Franciscan.
2011 (Freshman - Penn State Altoona): Second on Altoona in goals (8) and points (18), while also adding two assists ... Posted a .421 shooting percentage ... Started all 18 games ... Scored first career goal in collegiate debut against Salisbury ... Notched career-high five points and two goals in 3-0 defeat of King's ... Tallied a goal in three consecutive games from Sept. 22 - Sept. 27 ... Knocked in game-winner in 3-1 defeat of D'Youville.
High School/Club/ODP: Earned all-area and twice named all-suburban while at North Penn ... Led high school squad in points twice, while also earning team's most valuable player award ... Named all-suburban in wrestling.
Personal: Full name is Michael James Robinson, Jr. ... Parents names are Mike and Evelyn Robinson ... Has one younger brother, Matthew ... Father played soccer and baseball at Lehigh University, before playing professionally in the North American Soccer League for the Philadelphia Fury ... Has earned Dean's List four times ... Member of the Schreyer Honors College ... Majoring in mechanical engineering.