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#11 Nataly Arias
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Alexandria, Va.
High School: Bishop O'Connell
Major: Family Science
Arias' Honor Roll
2008 Team Captain
2004 SoccerBuzz Freshman All-American Third Team
2004 SoccerBuzz All-Mid-Atlantic Freshman Team
2004 ACC All-Freshman Team

Pensky's Take: "Nataly is extremely focused right now. She is in the best physical shape of her life; and we feel that she is prepared to help lead this team to wonderful things this fall."

As a redshirt junior (2007): Career high 11 shots in 0-0 tie with Eastern Kentucky (8/31) ... scored her first goal since Oct. 2, 2005 in 2-1 overtime loss to No. 13 USC at the Hoosier Classic (9/7) ... was named to the Hoosier Classic all-tournament team ... scored the game-winning goal in the 110th minute in 1-0 double-overtime win over Dartmouth (9/14) ... became the first Terp to score back-to-back game-winners since 2004 with the lone goal in 1-0 win over George Mason (9/16) ... named to the SoccerBuzz Elite Team of the Week for her efforts against the Big Green and the Patriots ... also selected as the Maryland Student-Athlete of the Week by umterps.com ... 10 shots in 1-1 tie with Kent State (9/22) ... three shots in 2-0 win over Lehigh (9/30) ... assisted Caitlin McDowell's game-tying goal in 2-1 overtime loss to No. 12 North Carolina (10/7) ... scored the game-tying goal in 2-2 tie at Duke (10/21) ... scored her team-leading fifth goal of the season in 2-1 overtime loss to Virginia Tech (10/28).

As a junior (2006): Redshirt season after undergoing knee surgery.

As a sophomore (2005): Fired three shots in 0-0 tie vs. Towson (8/26) ... three shots in 4-0 rout of Rhode Island (8/28) ... scored her first goal of the season in 2-1 loss in double-overtime to No. 9 UConn (9/2) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... two shots in 2-0 loss to Villanova (9/8) ... three shots in 1-0 win over Rutgers (9/11) ... one shot in 3-0 loss to No. 2 Penn State (9/16) ... one shot in 0-0 tie at Clemson (9/22) ... scored her second career game-winning goal on a 35-yard blast in 1-0 win over No. 11 Wake Forest (9/30) ... one shot in 4-0 loss to No. 1 North Carolina (10/2) ... one shot in 2-0 loss at No. 8 Virginia (10/23) ... assisted Aimee Bresani's game-winning goal in 2-1 upset of No. 8 Boston College (10/29).

As a freshman (2004): Third team Freshman All-American and Freshman All-Mid-Atlantic by SoccerBuzz ... ACC All-Freshman team ... started all 20 matches ... first career point came on assist of Mallory Mahar's game winning goal in 1-0 win at Towson (8/27) ... five shots vs. the Tigers ... five shots in 1-1 tie vs. William & Mary (8/29) ... scored the game winning goal and added an assist in 5-2 win over South Carolina in Virginia Soccer Classic on (9/10) ... two shots in 2-1 loss at Miami on (9/19) ... two shots in 2-1 double-overtime loss at No. 2 North Carolina (9/25) ... one shot in 0-0 tie with No. 6 Virginia (10/5) ... assisted Mallory Mahar's goal in 2-1 win over NC State (10/8) ... also tallied four shots vs. the Wolfpack ... scored the Terps' lone goal on a 35-yard blast in 1-1 tie with No. 14 Florida State (10/13) ... three shots, all on goal, vs. the Seminoles ... one shot in 3-1 win at Navy (10/19) ... one shot in 1-0 overtime win vs. No. 10 Duke (10/23) ... career-high six shots in 0-0 tie with NC State in the first round of the ACC Tournament (10/31) ... scored the Terps' third goal in the shootout en route to a 4-2 win ... assisted Mallory Mahar's goal in 3-0 shutout of Loyola (Md.) (11/12) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... three shots in 1-0 victory over No. 2 seed Penn State (11/14) in the tournament's second round ... two shots in 1-0 loss to Washington in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on (11/20).

Before Maryland: A star at Bishop O'Connell High School in Alexandria, Va. ... a two-time NSCAA All-American... played in the McDonald's All-American game following senior season ... twice named NSCAA Virginia State Player of the Year... named Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC)Player of the Year as a sophomore, junior and senior... named Washington Post Metro Player of the Year as a senior... tied school record with 30 goals in 2003, also had 11 assists for 71 points... led the Knights to the Washington Post's top-ranking all season long and a No. 4 national ranking... played club soccer for Vista Firestars, coached by her dad Fernando.

Personal: Daughter of Gladys and Fernando Arias... sister of Jonathan (18) ... other interests include basketball, hanging out with family, singing and watching European soccer ... majoring in family studies.

Nataly Arias' Career Statistics

Year
GP/GS
Goals
Assists
Points
Shots
GWG
2004
20/20
2
4
8
39
1
2005
19/19
2
1
5
18
1
2006
Redshirt Season
2007
17/16
5
1
11
51
2
Total
39/39
4
5
13
57
2

Nataly Arias' Career Highs
Goals: 1 Nine times, most recent vs. Virginia Tech (10/28/07)
Assists: 1 Six times, most recently vs. North Carolina (10/7/07)
Points: 3 vs. South Carolina (9/10/04)

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