21  Beth Arikian
Beth Arikian

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
West Islip, N.Y.

High School:
West Islip HS

Height:
5-6

Position:
D

Birthdate:
02/19/1981


2004: Named to the America East second team . . . team MVP . . . ranked tied for fourth in America East with 1.47 caused turnovers per game . . . finished fourth on the team with 20 points on 13 goals and seven assists, all career-highs . . . was tied for first on the team with 22 caused turnovers and second on the team with 38 ground balls and 31 draw controls . . . started all 15 games, playing all but one minute . . . scored a goal against LIU (3/6) . . . had three ground balls against Sacred Heart (3/23) . . . registered one goal against Central Connecticut (3/30) . . . regeistered one goal against UMBC (4/3) . . . recorded two goals and one assist against St. Francis (4/7) . . . recorded one goal and one assist against Manhattan (4/14) . . . scored three goals and added one assist against Vermont (4/16) . . . scored two goals and added two assists against Wagner (4/20) . . . scored one goal against Binghamton(4/30) . . . posted two goals and one assist in season finale against Albany (5/2).

2003: Tallied a team-high seven ground balls in the 7-6 win over LIU (3/9) . . . also caused two turnovers and won two draw controls . . . picked up six ground balls against Marist (3/19) . . . scooped up five ground balls against Siena (3/20) . . . named Defensive Player of the Week for the third straight time (3/24) . . . collected five ground balls in the Manhattan outing (3/29) . . . scored and collected four ground balls in the victory over St. Francis (4/6) . . . tallied four ground balls in the win over CCSU (4/9) . . . assisted on a goal in the Binghamton game to go with her five ground balls (4/12) . . . scooped eight ground balls in the Vermont meeting (4/27) . . . earned America East All-Conference second team honors as a defender (4/30).

High School: Four sport performer at West Islip HS in West Islip, NY . . . earned four letters in soccer . . . named 1998 NSCAA High School All-American . . . two-time All-State and four-time All-County selection . . . . . . also lettered basketball, track and lacrosse.

Paw Prints: Beth Ann Arikian . . . born February 19, 1981 in Olean, NY . . . daughter of Marice and Robert Arikian . . . sister of Shane, Benjamin, and Courtney . . . biggest inspiration to play sports was her mother . . . her greatest moments in sport was winning the 1999 & 1997 national championship.