Going after Your Goals – Feature Story on Courtney Robicheaux

Courtney Robicheaux will be the first to tell you that it is good to have goals.

One of her goals in life was to play college soccer. As a kid, she would emphasize the importance of being a team player, which resulted in her realizing that goal.

“The team aspect and competitiveness of soccer is what lead me to Mississippi State,” Robicheaux said.

Reflecting on her freshman year, Courtney hit her first milestone against Florida. She had her first collegiate assist with a few seconds left in the match. She uses that moment to remind herself to never quit working.

As a sophomore in 2016, Courtney scored her first career goal against Vanderbilt. As a defender, she does not score as much as the attacking players. That moment showed the hard work she had been putting in on the field.

In her junior campaign this past season, she set a career-high in goals scored by netting three during the season. Those goals were against Central Arkansas, South Alabama and No. 14 Texas A&M. These goals made her happy that her relentless effort on the field is paying off.

“Each one of those goals put my team in a great situation to win the match.” Robicheaux said.

Besides soccer, Courtney loves to give back to the community. She spends time with local school children at carpool meet and greets with the rest of the team and she volunteers her time with Bulldogs on the Move.

Soccer has also helped Robicheaux grow in her academics, as the business administration major was named to the 2016 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll. She was also named a President’s Scholar after earning a perfect 4.0 GPA in 2015, while also being named to the First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Looking ahead to her final season at MSU, her goal is to lead her team to the SEC and NCAA Tournaments. To accomplish that her goal is simple.

“I need to lead by example and I have to work harder and be mentally tougher to accomplish the team’s goals,” she concluded.

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