UC SANTA BARBARA
Played in 15 matches and started 11 in his first season with the Gauchos...The defender helped UCSB post nine shutouts and the team recorded an 11-3-1 mark in the matches he played...After starting 11 of the first 13 matches, he missed most of the second half of the season due to a knee injury...Recorded one shot in the 4-3 victory over Pitt (Sept. 6).
Part of England's U-18 International School Boys Squad in 2008...Captained the U-16 Team in 2007 and 2008...Played for North Ferriby United (2004-08), Hull City Cenme of Excellence (2006-08) and England Schools International Development Squad (2008-09)...Captained North of England Schools...Premier League winner and cup winner with North Ferriby...Helped Scarborough Athletic win the NCEL...Was a three-time North Ferriby Player's Player and Manager's Player...Won Manager's Player with North of England.
Played for Hull Collegiate for four seasons...Was his team's captain in his final season...Named Player's Player for the 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons...Captained the E. Riding School's state team four consecutive seasons and also captained the Humberside School's regional team during the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons...Won the County Cup twice with the state team...Was the first state team player to be awarded as Manager's Player and Player's Player in a single season (2006-07)...Also competed in cricket - earning school, city, state and regional honors - rugby and basketball.
Robert James Hoyle was born Sept. 11, 1991 on Hong Kong Island...Son of Albert and Tammy Hoyle...Has two older siblings, Caroline and Brian...Plans to major in history or economics...Career aspirations include playing soccer professionally and coaching or managing a soccer team...When he's not playing soccer, he enjoys relaxing with his friends...Most memorable sporting moment was winning the NCEL and representing his country...Despite his international background, he is, in fact, a U.S. citizen...Favorite show is "Friday Night Lights" and favorite movie is "Gladiator"...Hull City is his favorite sports team while Steven Gerrard is his favorite player...Names "The Forever War" by Joe Haldeman as his favorite read.