8  Beth Arikian
Beth Arikian

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
West Islip, NY

High School:
West Islip

Height:
5-6

Position:
Midfield

Birthdate:
02/19/1981


2002: Recorded one goal and five assists on the year for seven points . . . Played in 20 of the 21 games in the season, recording 60 shots on goal . . . Notched her first assist of the year, the 15th of her career, on Krisha Zagura's goal against American (9/15) . . . named to 2002 Holiday Inn Express All-Tournament Team . .(9/22) notched 16th career assist in 2-2 tie with Fairfield (9/25) . . .assisted on Krisha Zagura's goal in Stony Brook's upset of BU (10/11). It was her 17th career assist which moved her into third place on the all-time list . . .notched a goal and two assists in win against Maine (10/27). Her two assists put her in sole possession of third place on the all-time career assist list. . . Tallied a goal in the penalty kick shootout against New Hampshire to help the team advance to the America East Conference Finals. . . (11/8) Noteworthy: Selected team MVP in 2002; named second-team All Conference; named to America East All-Tournament team

2001: Appeared in 19 games . . . notched five goals and two assists for 12 points, second best on the team . . . fired a team-high 67 shots . . . three of her five goals came on direct kicks . . . led team with three game-winning goals . . . Scored first goal of the season on a restart vs. New Hampshire. Goal helped SB earn its first point as America East member (9/21) . . . notched game-tying goal off a free-kick versus Vermont (10/6) . . .scored the game-winning goal, a blast from 25 yards out, versus Northeastern (10/21) . . . notched an assist in 4-0 win over Drexel (10/26) . . . scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over St. John's. Her goal came 20 seconds after Krisha Zagura evened the game at one. (10/31) . . . notched second straight game-winning goal in 3-2 win versus Albany in the season finale (11/3)

2000: Played and started in all 19 games as a sophmore center midfielder. . . totaled 5 goals and 6 assists for 16 points on the season. . . finished second on the team in points (16). . . fired away 60 shots on the year. . . her single game point high was 5 against Belmont where she scored a goal and tallied 3 assists (9/17). . . she netted a single goal against each of these opponents; Canisus (8/27), Temple (9/15), Albany (9/30), and Cornell (10/14). . . her perfect passes helped assist on 3 more goals throughout the season...one coming against Canisus (8/27), UMBC (9/1), and Columbia(10/29)

1999: Started in all 19 games in first season at midfield . . . totaled three goals and six assists for 12 points on the year . . . finished second on the team in total points (12) . . . fired a team-high 72 shots on goal . . . her six assists equalled the seventh-best single-season performance in school history . . . five on her assists came on corner kicks -- all of the goals scored by Kristin Lynch . . . scored her first collegiate and game-winning goal on a direct kick versus Siena (10/8) . . . registered first multiple-goal effort with two tallies against UNC-Wilmington (10/29).

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 . . . member of the 1999 and 1997 National Champion Piranah Club Team . . . won gold medal as member of 1998 Long Island Empire State Games team . . . 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 and Courtney . . . biggest inspiration to play sports was her mother . . . her greatest moments in sport was winning the 1999 & 1997 national championship.


Arikian: By the Numbers Year GP G A Pts Shts GWG 1999 19 3 6 12 72 1 2000 19 5 6 16 60 1 2001 19 5 2 12 67 3 Total 57 13 14 40 199 5