Arena was drafted in the First Round of the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft
In 2008: Played in all 24 games in 2008, including starting 23 of the contests ... Recorded five assists during senior campaign ... Finished career ranked in a tie for second in career games played at Wake Forest with 95 and fourth in career games started with 89 ... Named to the All-ACC Second Team ... First assist of the season came in Wake's win at No. 2 Maryland (9/26) ... Recorded one assist in victories against Davidson (10/21), Boston College (10/25) and NC State (11/12) ... Assisted on a goal in NCAA Tournament victory over Dartmouth (11/30) ... Drafted with the ninth overall pick by Chivas USA in the MLS Draft.
In 2007: Netted his first goals of season in Wake's 8-0 win over UNC Greensboro in back-to-back fashion ... Followed two-goal performance with the game-winning assist in Wake's 3-0 win over No. 15 Duke in addition to netting a goal of his own in the 30th minute ... Named ACC Player of the Week and Soccer America Player of the Week for Duke/UNCG performances ... Landed a spectacular goal against Virginia on Nov. 9 which was broadcast nationally on the Fox Soccer Channel ... Played in 24 games with 19 starts.
In 2006: Started in 23 contests ... Registered three goals ... Led returning 2007 teammates in assists with six ... Totaled 12 points ... Added game winning goals against Virginia Tech (Sept. 15) and Santa Clara in NCAA quarterfinals (Nov. 24) ... Scored one of WFU's two goals in the first contest against a ranked opponent in 2006 (No. 13 Penn State on Sept. 1) ... Named to Carolina Nike Classic All-Tournament team ... Provided WFU's only assist against 2005 National Champion Maryland (9/23/06) ... Tied WFU NCAA tourney single game assist record of two vs. Hofstra (Nov. 15) ... Set WFU NCAA tourney single game shot record of five vs. UC Santa Barbara (Dec. 2).
In 2005: One of only four players to start each of the Deacs' 23 matches ... Scored seven goals and dished out five assists for a total of 19 points ... Ranked second on the team in goals and points and third in assists ... Took 40 shots ... Along with Sam Cronin, first freshmen to play in and start 23 matches in one season ... His seven goals ranked fourth-best in freshman single-season history and most for a rookie since Jeremiah White in 2001 ... Tied for the team-high with three game-winning goals (Notre Dame, Alabama A&M, UNCG) ... Recorded first ever two-goal match in the victory over Alabama A&M on Oct. 7 ... Tallied goals against Norte Dame, South Carolina, UNCG, Virginia and Cal ... Added assists against South Carolina, Rutgers, Duke, Boston College and Appalachian State ... Named to the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic All-Tournament team ... Earned All-ACC Freshman team and Top Drawer Soccer All-Rookie Team of the Year.
Prep: Three-year letterwinner at W.T. Woodson HS ... Standout and captain of the Reston Football Club from 1996-2005 under head coach Richie Burke ... Helped the Reston FC to the State Cup Finals for five consecutive years and three straight State Cup Championships ... Member of the Olympic Development Program since 1999 ... Named 2004 Reston Football Club Player of the Year.
Personal: A mathematics major... The son of Khadi Turay ... Chose Wake Forest over Virginia and Duke ... Born Sept. 15, 1986 in Washington, D.C.