Student Athlete of the Week: Joe Robertson

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- Senior Joe Robertson has been on the Saint's lacrosse team for four years.

In that time he's been named an All-American, team captain and led the team in goals and assist last year.

Robertson has one goal in mind for his final season with the Saints.

"Winning the state championship my sophomore year,” he said. “I think about that game almost every single day. I think we have a good shot at it this year. We just have to keep our heads down and keep working hard."

"It says a lot for a kid who has already been a three-time All-American,” said STAB boys lacrosse coach, Bo Perriello. “ A kid who has already been our two-time leading scorer, he came back even more focused on what he wanted to do with his senior year and what he needed to do to get his team ready to have another chance at a state championship."

A two-time state champion or not, Perriello says Robertson's impact won't go unnoticed.

"Joe has been a four-year starter for us,” Perriello said. “He has just been a remarkable athlete. He will graduate likely as one of the most decorated lacrosse player to graduate here."

"I'm truly grateful and blessed for the opportunity,” Robertson said. “I wouldn't be where I am without my parents and my brothers, my coaches."

Robertson has had some big role models to look up to during his time at STAB.

"One of three brothers to graduate from here,” Perriello said. “All of whom have gone on to be division one lacrosse players. Needless to say not only has Joe left an incredible mark but the Robertson boys as a group have also left a tremendous mark on this program."

Next year Robertson will play lacrosse for Duke.

"My parents preach all the time I can't get on the field unless I get good grades in the class,” Robertson said. “That's my motivation."

"He had a lot going for him early on,” said Perriello. “He had some great opportunities but he continued to really push in the classroom and that continued to get him better and better opportunities. It allowed him to get to a place like Duke."

"It was a lot of hard work but it all paid off,” Robertson said. “I'm just happy everything is coming together."