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Robert Wood ‘24 Recruiting Profile

  • Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
  • Men's Soccer
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Robert Wood's Men's Soccer Recruiting Profile
Houston FC
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Prim. Position:
Sec. Position:
Def Mid
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Personal Statement

USL Academy starter.  Player with Uruguayan and Italian heritage, speaking both languages, living in a large metro area, Houston, TX, with family committed to playing-up rather than travel, before High School, in accordance with futbol traditions of Italy and Uruguay.  Prefers the new USL Academy platform which has play-up and play-down built-in to it's framework.  Youngest and only 2006 birth year starter on Houston FC USL Academy team comprised mostly of 03/04's.  Versatile field player in defense and attack with creative flair that consistently stops attacks and contributes to goals.  Set piece threat from behind the ball or in the box.  Go-to penalty taker on nearly all his teams.  Wins many tackles and aerials.  Scores goals from headers.  Has played extensive minutes at every central field position from CB to F and also on the flanks at RB and LB. Technical, tactical, physical, aggressive and intelligent player with leadership qualities that has captained many teams.  Consistently works on developing his technical and athletic skills outside of club (check list of coaches in nscasports profile for references). A player with unique ability to integrate quickly into teams.  Of Uruguayan and Italian heritage speaking Spanish and Italian (and French), has played in both countries, and in England, and has played club ball in Texas and Utah.

Elite level student consistently taking advanced course work, earning highest academic honors and performing above 90th percentile in standardized testing.

Seeking to play soccer at the highest level possible at a college or university with high-caliber facilities and staff, a global focus, that values personal and character development and offers challenges in the classroom, on the pitch,  and the opportunity earn play-time with first team.

Recent soccer highlights - updated 5/01/22:

Playing most games up 2+ years, for leadership, technical and tactical development in game context
- Played more than 50 games as of 3/22/22
- En-route to play 80+ games for club and HS

HS Soccer 2022 - Strake Jesuit Sophomore - CDM/CAM:
- 2022 Champions Texas UIL 6A District 23 JV Division
- Starting CDM, played every game
- 2nd straight season delivering Championship
- Leading scorer final 7 games
- Leader in interceptions, tackles, aerial duel wins
- 2 game winning goals
- 10 goals and 10 assists
- Youngest player rostered for Strake to play for varsity in 2022 Texas UIL 6A playoffs

Club Soccer 2022 - Houston FC U16 - CB/CDM:
- Selected to play with U19s at 2022 USL Academy Cup, Tampa FL, 3/31-4/3
- USL Academy 2022 U19s - 2nd season starting
- USL League Two U23s - rostered with USL2, on track to compete 3 seasons of USL2 before college
- UPSL Premier U23s -  rostered for 3rd season in 2022, began competing in UPSL at U13

International 2022 - FC Danubio, Montevideo, Uruguay
- Training all June of 2022 with FC Danubio U17s/2005s


High School Information

  • 2022 Junior Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #18
  • Season Schedule
  • 2020 Freshman Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #13
  • Individual Awards:
    Captain Freshman 1st Team
  • Team Awards:
    Conference Champs

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 8 seasons
  • 2022 Houston FC (USL2 )
  • Notes: USL2, Southern Conference, Lonestar Division. Houston FC fields a U23 team with mostly college players. Roby will be the youngest rostered player and the only 2006. He will miss all of June due to being in Uruguay.
  • Season Schedule
  • 2022 Houston FC (UPSL Premier Starting CB)
  • Notes: Houston FC, UPSL Premier Division, Texas South, youngest starter on this semi-pro team.
  • Season Schedule
  • 2022 Houston FC (USL Academy starting CB)
  • Notes: 2022 USL-A is U19 are 2004s, most clubs in our league start 2005 and up MLS Next and ECNL players and sub in mostly same and maybe one 2006. Roby, is the only 2006 starter in our division. Houston FC has number of late year 2006's and a couple of 2007s that sub in on. Cheers!
  • Season Schedule
  • 2021 Houston FC (USL Academy Starter)
  • Notes: Starter USL Academy
  • Season Schedule
  • 2021 Houston FC (USL Academy (U17))
  • Notes: Invited as U15 with the U17 team to the inaugural USL Academy Tournament in Tampa, FL, May 2021
  • Season Schedule
  • 2021 Heber Valley Soccer Club (HV 06B Black)
  • Notes: Played all of July 2021 to Guest Play in Park City SC Extreme Cup July 29-31
  • Season Schedule
  • 2020 Park City SC (2006 Red)
  • Notes: Spent Summer in Utah. Invited to play on PCSC 06 Red and White and 05 Red. Played in 10+ games. Helped 06 White win tournament, Red to final in another, and both win division and promotion. Helped 05 beat 2nd place team in last game before return to Houston. Scored 10+ goals and had 15+ assists playing 6/8/10
  • 2020 Houston FC (Houston FC 05)
  • Notes: Selected to play with club's U17 Team for the USL Academy Tournament in Tampa FL, May 2021

Coach References

  • Club Coach
  • Bruce Talbot
  • Other
  • Johann Arboleda (Technical)
  • Private Coach
  • Darren Amoo (Technical)
  • Private Coach
  • Peter Timar (Technical)
  • Private Coach
  • Emmanuel Ajiodo (Speed)
  • Private Coach
  • Lana Maciel (Strength)
  • Club Coach
  • Paulo Franco

Additional Sports

  • Martial Arts
  • F
  • 10 Years
  • Club/Travel Team
  • Brown Belt earned 2019. Next target Brown Stripe.
  • Rugby
  • F
  • 4 Years
  • Club/Travel Team
  • 4 years several youth cups won, but had to leave for HS and Club Soccer.
  • Baseball
  • 1 Year
  • Club/Travel Team



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High School Information

High School:
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Freshman: Algebra II/Trigonometry. Sophmore: Pre-Calc, AC Spanish, AC English, AC Chem
AP Classes:
Yes. AP Math(future), AP Chem(future), AP Spanish(Future) Jr Year 4 AP Courses: AP Spanish, AP Calc AB, AP English, AP Macro Econ
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • College Board National Hispanic Scholar Recognition Award [email protected] Jesuit Freshman Year(2020-21)
  • Award
  • Award
    • Honor Student 6th
  • Award
    • 7th
  • Award
    • 8th
  • Award
    • National Junior Honor Society
  • Award
  • Activity
    • Piano. Italian - fluent. Spanish - fluent. French - proficient. Church - choir and acolyte. Chess - several trophies won

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Statistic 2020 Freshman T
Goals 5
Assists 8
Games Played 9
Record 9-0


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