Jan. 22, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - New Mexico Men's Soccer senior Nik Robson was selected by Toronto FC in the third round (39th overall) of the MLS Supplemental Draft. Robson, who joined the Lobos from UCF for his senior season, is the third Lobo to be selected in the MLS Draft after Blake Smith and Devon Sandoval were selected in last week's MLS SuperDraft.
"I'm feeling great, and I am really happy to get an opportunity to play with Toronto. It's a very exciting time for me, and I just can't wait," Robson said of his selection.
He continued, "My time in New Mexico was very important because I learned to adapt to a new team after spending three years getting comfortable at UCF. I knew I wanted to grow, so I put myself into this new situation and became a better player. Transferring in your senior season is never easy, but that challenge paid off for me."
Robson was one of six Lobos to appear in all 22 matches in 2012 while starting in twelve of them. He tallied five goals and an assist in his 1,0111 minutes played this season. The Kiwi scored New Mexico's game-winning goal against UAB in the home opener in September.
"Nik's selection in the supplemental draft is very deserving. It is tough to transfer for just your senior season, but he came in and made the most of his time with our program. He showed he was a talented goal scorer while being an outstanding student and member of our community. His style of play is suited for the professional game, and I'm very happy for Nik," said Head Coach Jeremy Fishbein.
For his NCAA career, which included three seasons at the University of Central Florida, Robson tallied 33 goals and 21 assists with the Lobos and Golden Knights. He also garnered all-conference and all-region honors in his career that included over 80 appearances.