Born in Leawood, Kansas, Roberts prepped at Blue Valley North High School and was named Kansas Gatorade State Girls Soccer Player of the Year twice, in 2014 and 2015. She also set a school record for career goals with 55. Roberts played six years of club soccer for KC Metro Dynamos, which reached US Youth Soccer (USYS) National Championships in both 2014 and 2015. KC Metro Dynamo won the Kansas State Cup Championship in five of her six years with club. From 2013, Roberts was also a three-year member of Region II Olympic Development Program (ODP) team.
Roberts played five seasons of college soccer, first at the University of Kansas in 2015 before transferring to the University of Florida to play for the Florida Gators between 2016 and 2021 while studying for bachelor’s degrees in sociology and criminology and a master’s in management. Originally committing to the University of Miami, Roberts ultimately played her freshman year with the Kansas Jayhawks. She started 19 of 20 appearances, scoring three goals (all game-winners) and one assist, and was named to the 2015 Big 12 All-Freshman team at the end of the season. Having transferred to UF, Roberts redshirted in 2016 due to United States under-20 commitments in preparation for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. As a redshirt sophomore in 2017, Roberts started every match of the season and was an All-SEC first-team selection. In 2018 she was named co-captain and started all six games before suffering a Jones fracture on September 7, ending her season. She returned in 2019 and once again started every match on the way to her second All-SEC first-team selection and also earned United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region first-team honors having scored a career-high five goals and was second among Gators with 15 points. Having received an additional year of eligibility for medical hardship during the 2018 season, Roberts returned for the rescheduled 2020–21 season in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. She led the Gators with 15 points and finished up as an All-SEC second-team selection before graduating with her master’s in May 2021.