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VHS’ Robbins headed to Millsaps

Published 10:28 am Monday, May 19, 2014

For more than a decade, a big part of Will Robbins’ life has involved kicking a soccer ball. For a few more years, it’ll stay that way.

The Vicksburg High midfielder has accepted an offer to join Millsaps men’s soccer team next season. Millsaps, a member of the NCAA’s Division III, does not award athletic scholarships, but Robbins will have a spot on the team.

“I’ve been hoping to play college ball. I’m just lucky I got the chance to do it,” Robbins said. “I’ve been playing since I was 6 years old, so I’m glad I’m getting a chance to take it to the next level.”

Robbins was more of a distributor than a goal-scorer in his high school career. He had 14 assists the last two seasons, and only three goals.

He’s not sure what position he’ll play at Millsaps. He just hopes to get on the field early in his college career.

“It’s going to be hard to get a spot, but hopefully if I keep my work up I’ll be able to play a little bit,” Robbins said. “It’s a huge leap. High school players, a lot of them, haven’t even played soccer at all until they play in high school. There’s a lot more skill all around in the program.”

Robbins, who has a 3.7 GPA and made a 29 ACT score, added that putting in the work to succeed in the classroom will be just as tough as doing it on the pitch. He hasn’t settled on a major yet.

“I’m really worried about it because of how difficult it is playing sports in high school and how much more difficult it’s going to be in college. It’s going to be a challenge academically and sports-wise,” he said.