Arena was drafted in the First Round of the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft
About Phelan: Key playmaker through effective ball distribution... gained versatility through work in the midfield... plays with a physical edge to his game... adds size and strength to the backline... one of the most talented WFU defenders... will help lead the backline with senior Julian Valentin... has a great soccer mind... combines excellent ball skills with great tenacity in defense.
IN 2006: Played in 17 games with 14 starts... recorded lone assist at ACC season finale vs. Virginia (10/27/06)... registered five shots... helped anchor WFU defense with a match start in six of 13 shutouts, including ACC contests vs. NC State (10/21/06), UNC (10/13/06) and Clemson (10/03/06)... was sidelined at Final 4 due to illness.
In 2005: Started all 21 games he played... picked up only point of the season with an assist against Duke on Sept. 18... registered 10 shots... helped the Deacons log nine shutouts on the season and post a goals against average of 0.98... went a span of 241:45 without surrendering a goal and did not even allow St. Joseph's a single shot on Sept. 20... helped limit opponents to seven or fewer shots on nine separate occasions... named to the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic All-Tournament team and Carolina Nike Classic All-Tournament team... selected to the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Year (2nd) and NSCAA All-South Region second team.
In 2004: Played in 19 games, starting 18 at outside back... recorded only assist of season in the 5-0 victory over UCF in second round NCAA Tournament... missed third round match of NCAA Tournament against VCU due to illness... registered seven shots... named to the All-ACC freshman team... played with the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team... helped squad solidify a spot in the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in Holland... named Top Drawer Soccer Freshman All-American first team.
Prep: Member of the U.S. U-18 and U-20 National Teams ... named the 2003 Gatorade National High School Player of the Year ... was also the 2003 Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year ... three-time adidas Youth All-American, a two-time NSCAA High School All-American and a 2002 Parade All-American ... named the MVP of a tournament in Palence, France with U-18 National Team ... a two-time ESP camp participant and the 2002 Golden Boot Award Winner ... played club for the Oakwood Soccer Club where he won two state championships and was a regional finalist.
Personal: A double major in political science and Spanish... chose Wake Forest over Virginia, Boston College, Duke, Stanford and Connecticut... born Jan. 16, 1985 in Houston, Texas... the son of Thomas & Phyllis Phelan.