Hartford senior Aaron Lopez-Robles has been key to his team’s defense for several seasons.

Being a leader on the soccer field is something that has always come naturally for Hartford’s Aaron Lopez-Robles.

The senior captain and center back has been an anchor for the Hartford defense in his four years of varsity play, and has aided the Indians to a 13-1-1 record this fall with the postseason soon approaching.

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