Arias' Honor Roll
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.