2012 - Junior Season
Appeared in 11 games and started 10 at forward after missing the first 12 games of the year due to offseason surgery • Despite his short season, still finished second on the team with five goals • Also added a pair of assists • Opened his 2012 campaign in fine fashion, scoring three times in the win at College of Charleston • His hat trick earned him ACC Player of the Week and College Soccer News National Player of the Week honors • He was also named to the Top Drawer Soccer and CSN national teams of the week • Hat trick was the first by a Tar Heel since Alex Dixon in 2009 • Grabbed a goal and an assist in the 2-0 win at NC State to earn his second ACC Player of the Week accolade • Had the lone goal in the ACC tournament game against Maryland • Assisted on the game-winning golden goal in the NCAA tournament win over Fairleigh Dickinson • Named to the ACC All-Academic Team and the ACC Honor Roll.
2011 - Sophomore Season
Started all 26 matches at forward • Made Dean's List Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 • Scored seven goals and had five assists this year • Named to the ACC All-Academic Team and ACC Honor Roll • Scored a goal in each of the first three matches of the season • Headed home a key goal in the NCAA Semifinal against UCLA Dec. 9 • Tallied the overtime game winner against UNC Asheville Oct. 4 • Provided the assist on the ACC Semifinal game winning goal over Virginia Nov. 11 • Earned College Soccer News National Team of the Week honors for his goal and assist against UNC Wilmington Aug. 27 and a goal against both Oregon State and Louisville.
2010 - Freshman Season
Appeared in 11 matches on the year • Speedster came on late in the year to score three goals and add an assist • Was planning on redshirting before coming on against South Carolina and netted the game winning goal • Tallied at least a point in three consecutive matches to open his career • Netted a goal against Virginia Tech and added an assist on the game winning goal against VCU • Also scored against Clemson • Tallied 15 shots, putting five on goal.
Prep - Page High School
Attended Page High School in Greensboro, N.C. • Two-time member of the NCHSAA All-State team • Named once to the All-Region squad • Three-time All-District member • MVP of the 2009 4-A NCHSAA state championship game • Captain of high school team senior year • Helped lead Triangle United to two state championships • Made one national championship appearance with Triangle United • Member of the 2007 North Carolina ODP team • Also participated in baseball and basketball.
Robert Lionell Lovejoy III is the son of Bob and Cathy Lovejoy • Is an Eagle Scout • Mother played field hockey at Davidson College • Father played baseball and football at Alma College (Mich.) • Majoring in business administration.