Mariano Arrua
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Burlingame, Calif.

High School:
Burlingame HS '03

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 147

Position:
MF

Major:
Managerial Economics

2005: Appeared in 16 games, starting 13... Took 11 shots with a goal and assist for the year... First career goal lifted Aggies to 1-0 win over Notre Dame de Namur with just 0:48 remaining (9/7)... Assisted Quincy Amarikwa on game-winner in 62nd minute vs. UC Irvine (11/5).

2004: Started 3 of 13 games played... Attempted 2 shots but did not score.

2003: Played in 18 games as a reserve... Took 4 shots with no goals.

BURLINGAME HS '03: Twice earned first-team All-Palo Alto League honors, including Offensive Player of the Year distinction as a senior... Scored 24 goals and had 15 assists that year, earning Golden Boot Award... Helped team to back-to-back Central Coast Section finals and PAL titles... Played club ball for DeAnza Ruckus.

PERSONAL: Born in Napoli, Italy... Managerial economics major... Parents are Ramon Arrua and Elsa Andrade... Ramon played professionally in the Italian League... Career highlight was scoring game-winning goals from the kickoff spot... Best athletes he's faced are Christopher Sullivan and Juan Carlos Porras, both of whom are World Cup professionals... Invited to the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team training camp in Bradenton, Fla. in summer of 2004... Scored lone goal in exhibition game against Colorado Rapids (MLS).