Arena was drafted in the First Round of the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft
A Soccer America Preseason All-American ... an All-American candidate ... one of the best players in the nation ... made strides in his game through international experience ... his talent is surpassed only by his desire to win ... an excellent two-way player.
U.S. National Teams
Competed during the spring and summer in Italy, England and Portugal with the U-23 National Team alongside DaMarcus Beasley and Bobby Convey among others ... scored twice against Bolton, an English squad, on August 1 ... scored the game-winning goal against Madeira (Portugal) Select on Feb. 5 ... spent the spring of 2001 with the U-20 National Team competing in Trinidad, France and at the World Youth Championships in Argentina .
A second team All-ACC selection... named All-South region... was one of two Deacons to start all 21 games... was the team?s fourth-leading scorer with three goals and seven assists... had two game-winning goals... recorded three assists against Charlotte to equal the school record for most assists in a game... scored two goals against Old Dominion.
Started in all 19 of Wake Forest?s games ... tallied six points on the season with a goal against UNC Asheville and assists versus UNC Greensboro, UNC Wilmington, Maryland and High Point ... helped the Deacons advanced past Clemson in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals by converting on his penalty kick opportunity.
Selected to the Parade All-American team as a junior and senior ... played with the Under-18 National Team in 1998 and 1999 ... appeared in 11 matches in 1999, starting seven ... scored the only US goal in a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in the Terborg Youth International Tournament in Holland, on May 29, 1999 ... appeared in seven international matches at the Under-18 level ... tallied one assist and one goal in ten matches in 1998 ... scored the first goal of his international career against Turkey on July 10, 1998 in Moscow ... led West Springfield to the finals of the Virginia state tournament, carrying the Lions to three state championships and four runner-up finishes.
Politics major ... chose Wake Forest over UVa ... the son of Michael and Donna Carroll of Springfield, VA ... born 7/20/81 in Fairfax, VA.
Year GP/GS Sh G A Pts GWG
2000 19/19 7 1 4 6 0
2001 21/21 22 3 7 13 2
Total 40/40 29 4 11 19 2