North Carolina's defensive midfielder is there, though. But with a potent offense and a stingy defense on either side of him, fans tend to lose sight of Robinson.
One minute, he's battling for a head ball, using his 6-foot-1, 180-pound frame to gain leverage against opposing players. The next moment, he is marking the other team's best offensive midfielder.
It's hard to focus on Robinson. His position is more of a supporting role than a show-stopping one.
"I think he kind of connects the defense to the forwards and our midfield," freshman left back David Stokes said. "He's kind of a link between us."
In the championship match of last weekend's ACC tournament, Robinson finally found himself on center stage. Unfortunately, it was because he sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee and had to be helped off the field at Wake Forest's Spry Stadium.
The Tar Heels (19-2) play at home Sunday against William & Mary at
1 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA tournament. But when UNC's starting lineup is announced, Robinson's No. 3 will not be called.
Robinson will miss the match against the Tribe (12-8-2), a team his Tar Heels defeated 2-0 at Fetzer Field on Oct. 4.
"I was trying to turn and hold a guy off, and my knee . I don't know what happened," Robinson said. "I just kind of felt something pop.