Furman's Roberts with Canadian Olympic Team
Published: January 7, 2011
Greenville, S.C. – Furman University soccer standout Dane Roberts has been called into the Canadian Men’s Olympic Soccer Team’s training camp January 13-22, in Phoenix Ariz., it was announced this week.
Roberts, a native of Ajax, Ontario, Canada, recently concluded his four-year career at Furman which saw him net five goals and add 11 assists in 76 appearances for the Paladins. The winger helped Furman to a 19-4-0 record, Southern Conference regular season and tournament titles, and a trip to the second round of the NCAA Tournament as a freshman. This past season, Roberts captained the Paladins to a 10-7-4 mark and the school’s record 19th SoCon regular season title.
“We are very happy for Dane to get the opportunity to represent his country at such a high level,” said Furman head coach Doug Allison. “He is a hard worker who has done a tremendous job of representing Furman both on and off the field during his time here.”
The Canadian squad will face the United States’ team on January 18, at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., as part of its training camp. Roberts, who has participated in several training camps with Canada’s youth squads, was a member of Canada’s U-18 side in 2007 and earned a start in a friendly against Scotland.