SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State men's soccer program has signed Jaime Robles to a National Letter of Intent, head coach Mike Linenberger announced today. Robles will join the team for the spring 2019 season.
Robles is an incoming freshman from Fremont, Calif., and joins the Hornets from Washington High School, also in Fremont. He currently trains with the Portland Timbers Academy and spent two seasons with the San Jose Earthquakes Academy.
Jaime Robles - 6-3 - Fr. - D - Fremont, Calif. / Washington HS
Robles currently plays with the Portland Timbers Academy and has started seven of nine matches for the U-18/19 club this season. The previous two years, he played with the Earthquakes Academy, starting 35 matches while appearing in a total of 42.
A center back standing over six feet tall, Robles is a formidable presence for any defense.
"He is a big strong center back that we needed after losing Jack Larter to graduation and losing Mac Harrington for the spring after having knee surgery in November," said Linenberger of Robles' stature and skill. "We expect him to play a lot in our spring games and be in the hunt for a starting role next fall."
Robles joins the team in time for the 2019 spring season, giving him plenty of time to settle in before the start of the 2019 regular season in August.
"We are excited to have Jaime join us this spring," Linenberger added. "It gives him as a student-athlete, the staff and his teammates time to adjust together."
Robles is the fourth player to sign an NLI this winter to play for Sacramento State, joining Titus Washington, Pablo Ros, and Francisco Magaña.