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Anthony Arena
Anthony Arena

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kenmore, Wash.

High School:
Inglemoor HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 170

Position:
Defender

Club Team:
Crossfire

07/25/2014

Deacs in the MLS - July 25

A look at how several former Demon Deacons are doing in the professional ranks

07/09/2014

Deacs in the MLS - July 9

A look at how several former Demon Deacons are doing in the professional ranks

11/13/2013

Deacons in the MLS

Here is a season recap of former Wake Forest soccer players in the MLS

10/23/2013

Keeping up with the Deacs: Anthony Arena

Arena is playing for the Houston Dynamo

05/21/2013

Demon Deacons Earn Their Degrees

A total of 71 Wake Forest student-athletes received their degrees on Monday

10/25/2012

Deacs will host South Carolina on Senior Day

Senior Day Preview

10/17/2012

Deacs and Pack to Play in 5th Annual Genna Wiley Memorial Match

Wake Forest vs. NC State Promo

09/26/2012

Getting to Know Anthony Arena

Getting to Know Anthony Arena

04/17/2012

Deacons Volunteer at Project D.E.S.K.

11/18/2012

Wake Forest vs. Coastal Carolina 11/18/12

Coastal Carolina defeated Wake Forest 2-1 in overtime in the Second Round of the NCAA Championship.

11/06/2012

Wake Forest vs. Virginia 11/6/12

Virginia advanced 5-3 on penalty kicks against Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament on Nov. 6, 2012.

11/01/2012

Wake Forest vs. Maryland 11/1/12

No. 18 Wake Forest topped No. 1 and previously undefeated Maryland 4-2 on Nov. 1, 2012.

2012 (Senior)
Played in 19 games and made 14 starts ... Following the year, was drafted by the Houston Dynamo in the First Round of the MLS Supplemental Draft with the 18th overall pick ... Started the final 13 games of his career and 14 of the last 15 ... Finished the year with one goal and one assist ... Took two shots in 54 minutes of action against Boston U. (8/31) ... Scored the game-tying goal at Louisville (9/11) on a header after the Deacs fell behind 2-1 early ... Dished out his first-career assist in a 4-0 win over Appalachian St. (9/25).

2011 (Junior)
Started and took one shot on goal in opener against USF (10.27)... Played the full 90 against No. 1 Louisville (9.2)... started and played 99 minutes in a double OT outing against Oregon State (9.4)... played the full 90 against Clemson in the ACC opener (9.9)... had a 50 start streak snapped vs. Winthrop (9.25)... made his return to the starting lineup, taking one shot, after a four game absence against the College of Charleston (10.11)... took one shot on goal and played the full 110 in Wake's 2-2 draw at No.7 Akron (10.29)... started all three of the Deacs' postseason matches...

2010 (Sophomore)
Named to All-ACC Second Team ... Started all 19 games during the season and ran consecutive starts streak to 43 straight games ... Finished the season with two goals, including one game winner ... Part of a defense that recorded four shutouts ... Gave Wake Forest an early lead against Seton Hall (9.3), scoring first goal of the season on a free kick ... Scored the game winner against Clemson (9.10), tallying his second goal of the season ... Attempted career-high three shots in loss at North Carolina (10.8).

2009 (Freshman)
Started all 24 games of freshman season and scored three goals, all game-winning goals ... Member of defense that recorded 10 shutouts during 2009 ... Earned All-Freshman team honors from Soccer America ... Selected to the All-ACC Freshmen Team ... Named a Freshman to Watch by CollegeSoccerNews.com ... Made collegiate debut against William & Mary (9.1), playing the entire 90 minutes and attempting two shots, with one shot on frame ... Scored his first collegiate goal against No. 8 Harvard (9.26), lifting the Demon Deacons to a 1-0 victory ... Tallied second game-winning goal of rookie season against College of Charleston (10.13), scoring off a corner in the second half ... Recorded third game-winning goal of the season in NCAA Tournament win against UNC-Wilmington (11.22).


High School/Club
Won eight straight state championships with club team Crossfire from 2000-07 ... Served as team captain of Crossfire since 2005 ... Member of the United States U-18 and U-20 National Teams ... Played high school soccer for one season and was named 1st team all Kingco ... Twice named 1st team all Kingco as a kicker in football and was named all-state in 2007 ... Seattle Post-Intelligencer named Arena to all-star football team in 2008.

Personal
Born on August 3, 1990 ... Son of Kristi and Chris Arena ... Dad played football for UNLV, while grandfather played football at Notre Dame

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