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Ben Arikian

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
West Islip, N.Y.

High School:
West Islip HS/Berkshire Prep

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 150

Position:
M

Birthdate:
01/13/1988


09/01/2009

MSCCR VS. BU

2009 UMass Men's Soccer vs. Boston University Photos by Thom Kendall

02/06/2009

2008 Ben Arikian Photo Gallery

2008 Ben Arikian Photo Gallery


Ben Arikian Interview | 2008 Photo Gallery

On Arikian:A hard-working, tenacious center midfielder who is always around the ball ... hustles for 50/50 balls and is aggressive ... sees the field well and can find open teammates ... one of the primary set-piece players.

Senior (2010): Game-by-Game Statistics
Recieved NSCAA All-Region Honors ... Earned a spot on the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team ... Started 17 of 18 games played this season ... Had 2 goals and 6 assists for 10 points on the season.

Junior (2009):Game-by-Game Statistics
Named to NSCAA All-Region First-Team ... Earned a spot on the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First-Team ... Named to the Hermann Trophy Watch List at the beginning of the year ... Started 16 of 17 games with 10 points on 3 goals and 4 assists ... Played 1,314 minutes ... Scored game-winning goal against Northeastern (9/19) ... Had one goal and one assist in games against Siena (9/26) and Duquesne (10/30).

Sophomore (2008):Game-by-Game Statistics
Named First Team NCAA/adidas All Mid-Atlantic Region ... Earned First Team A-10 All-Conference ... Named A-10 Midfielder of the Year ... Started in all but one game this season ... Leads the team with seven assists on the season ... Finished the year with 15 total points on four goals and seven assists ... Tallied one assist and had one shot on goal versus Saint Louis (11/14) in the Atlantic 10 Tournament ... Scored game's only goal in win against Charlotte (11/9) ... Tied career high with two assists against Saint Louis (11/7) ... Netted a goal at La Salle (10/21) in 2-0 win ... Scored a goal at Saint Bonaventure (10/17) ... Game-winning goal at Boston University (8/31).

Freshman (2007):Game-by-Game Statistics
Named to the Soccer America All-Freshman Second-Team ... earned A-10 All-Rookie Team honors ... started 25 of 26 games played in the central midfield ... one of the primary corner kick specialists ... tied for the team lead in assists with six ... also netted two goals ... had a career-best game at Saint Joseph's (11/9) where he scored a goal and had two assists ... tallied his first collegiate goal against Dayton (10/12) ... set-up the game-tying goal in win over Boston College (11/28) in NCAA Tournament ... also picked up an assist against Central Connecticut (12/2) in NCAA Tournament.

Before UMass: A 2007 graduate Berkshire (Mass.) Prep after attending high school and playing soccer at West Islip High School where he was an All-American as a senior in 2005 ... a four-time all-conference selection and two-time all-county pick ... in 2005 was named league and county MVP, all-state, and all-region ... tallied 47 assists and 33 goals for his career including a single-season school record 23 goals and 17 assists. Personal: Benjamin Scott Arikian ... son of Robert Arikian and Mimi Herger ... has three siblings: Beth, Shane and Courtney ... born Jan. 13, 1988 ... Majoring in communication.

ARIKIAN' CAREER STATISTICS

SeasonGPGoalsAssistsPointsShotsShot%SOGSOG%GWPK-Att
2007 26 2 6 10 35 .057 14 .400 1 0-0
2008 21 4 7 15 50 .080 22 .440 3 0-1
2009 17 3 4 10 36 .083 15 .417 1 0-1
2010 18 2 6 10 48 .042 12 .250 0 0-0
TOTAL 82 11 23 45 169 .065 63 .373 5 0-2


  

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Points: 4, at Saint Joseph's -- Nov 09, 2007
Goals: 1, 11 times
Assists: 2, Saint Louis -- Nov 07, 2008 ; at Saint Joseph's -- Nov 09, 2007
Shots: 7, Dartmouth -- Sep 29, 2010

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    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Aug 30
    at Utah Valley 9:30 PM NSCAATV.com
    Tuesday, Sept 2
    at San Jose State 7:00 PM gametracker
    Friday, Sept 5
    at Santa Clara 8:00 PM
    Sunday, Sept 7
    at Cal Poly 3:00 PM
    Saturday, Sept 13
    at Boston University 7:00 PM gametracker
    Friday, Sept 19
    vs Fairfield 3:00 PM gametracker
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