Wings Sign Jared Robbins
CALIFORNIA PLAYER WITH KANSAS TIES IS READY TO EXPLORE BEING A 'WING'
Park City, KS (November 14, 2019) - Jared Robbins was born and raised in Northern California and never got to experience the Wings culture of the 1980s and 1990s. The history of his new club and the loyal fans who have become so iconic to American soccer are all new to him. But he cannot wait to dive right in.
"I am definitely looking forward to getting out there and embracing the opportunity to play for such a cultured organization," Robbins said. "I am looking forward to hopefully bringing a whole lot of wins back to Wichita."
Robbins played soccer Santa Rosa Junior College for two years and the summer prior to his junior year, he played for the California NPSL team, the Sonoma County Sol, (the same league as FC Wichita) and his team won the Western Region and ended up finishing as national runner-ups.
But, this successful athlete hasn't spent all of his time in California and is on his way to becoming a true Kansan. He transfered to McPherson College here in Kansas after junior college and went to two straight KCAC finals with his team there while Robbins was an All-Conference Defender twice. Since then, he has played two seasons with FC Wichita and one season with the Wichita Selection.
And now he is ready to put on the orange and said he hopes to try and give the fans a show that they can look forward to seeing every game.
"I am always going to give 110 percent to everything I do," he said. "Whether that means putting my body on the line or anything else, I am going to give everything. Also my 6-foot-4-inch height is kind of unique, as you really just don't see that kind of height as often in soccer."
He might be exciting on the field, but Robbins confesses to a quiet life when he takes off the uniform.
"Honestly, I am one of the most boring people you will ever meet," he jokes."I work at a public accounting firm based in Kansas. I live here in Wichita with my girlfriend and boxer puppy."
Speaking of weather, this California native is not thrilled with the cold weather in his new home state. " I love being outside and hiking different areas, so any chance I get when the weather is good outside I will take advantage of," he said. "But I hate the cold."
Guess it's a good thing that Robbins is so good at indoor soccer. Let's make sure the Orange Army gives him a very warm welcome on Dec. 28 as the Wichita Wings open their season at home. Season tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster and at the Hartman Arena.