Robbie played baseball and soccer while attending FCC, earning honors in both sports. In 1998, Robbie was named an All-American baseball player, and the American Baseball and Rawlings Coaches Association player of the year. He was also named to the 1998 Sporting Goods All Regional Baseball Team, First Team All-Maryland JUCO Team, the National Junior College Athletic Association All- Region XX team, and was the Region XX Baseball All- Tournament Most Valuable Player. The 1997-98 baseball team was ranked ninth in the country, a College record at the time. Robbie’s pitching record was 10-3, with a 1.21 earned run average, which led all Maryland JUCO teams. The team earned a berth to the 1998 College World Series, where he pitched a complete game shutout(1-0) against Jefferson Davis.
Robbie was named to the 1997 AA Men’s Soccer All American Division I Second Team and earned 1997 National Soccer Coaches Association of American honors, Umbro All-East, and first team Maryland JUCO honors. He tied the school record for most goals scored in a career (34), and set a school record for 5 goals in one game.
Division II Catawba College in North Carolina recruited Robbie to play baseball on a scholarship. While there, he was the number one pitcher on the staff and led Catawba to a number 16 ranking in the country. He set a school record of 11 wins in one season and finished with a career record of 17-8 while batting .338. He was also named Catawba College’s Most Valuable Player for the 1999- 2000 season. Robbie graduated from Towson University.
After graduation, he worked as a case manager at the Jefferson School, then moved to the Carroll County Youth Services Bureau, and later to the Maryland State Department of Rehabilitation Services. He ultimately returned to the Carroll County Public Schools working as a Behavioral Specialist, while obtaining his Master’s Degree in School Counseling from McDaniel College. He has been nominated for Carroll County Teacher of the Year three times, and also for Maryland School Counselor of the Year. He currently coaches his daughter’s soccer and basketball teams in Westminster, Maryland.
“After graduating from high school, I was undecided about my future,” Robbie said. “I wanted to continue to play sports but was unsure about deciding on a major. Frederick Community College provided me the opportunity to continue my education as well as my athletic career. Along the way, I had the chance to work with many influential people who were positive role models in my life. They encouraged and guided my academic and athletic career in the right direction. I learned the importance of working as a team, no matter how small, and how to take criticism in order to become a better player. One of the most memorable times in my life was when I was part of the FCC baseball team that was made up of only 13 players with a record of 25 and 10. Our team had the opportunity to play for a national championship in the College World Series. We won our first game 1-0, and I pitched the shutout. We ended up not winning the Series, but put up a pretty good fight as the underdogs from Frederick.
“I apply many of the lessons that I learned from FCC with my own middle school students when I work with them as their school counselor. I know the importance of hard work and discipline, and can relate many of my own personal sports and academic experiences with them. FCC was the launching pad to my future, and the experiences and lessons there allowed me to succeed and become who I am today.”