5 Alec Arsht

Two-time Daktronics All-American and 2013 NSCAA All-American and Academic All-American ... 2013 team captain ... Only missed two matches in four seasons.

Team captain ... NSCAA All-America Second Team ... Daktronics All-America Second Team ... Capital One Academic All-America Second Team ... NSCAA College Division Scholar All-America First Team ... NSCAA All-West Region First Team ... Daktronics All-West Region First Team ... NSCAA College Division Scholar All-West Region First Team ... All-CCAA First Team ... Capital One Academic All-District 8 First Team ... One of 12 UCSD Athletes of the Year ... Jewish Sports Review (JSR) All-America First Team for Division II, III and NAIA ... CCAA Player of the Week (10/7) ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (10/7) ... Started all 21 matches in which he played, missing just the CCAA opener at Cal State Dominguez Hills (9/13) through injury ... UCSD finished fourth nationally in the NCAA Division II and led the CCAA with a team goals-against average of 0.52 ... Assisted on first goal of 3-0 win over Point Loma (9/7) in home opener ... Headed in the clincher in the 29th minute of a 2-0 win at Cal State East Bay (10/6) ... In penalty-kick tiebreakers during NCAA Championship, missed attempt in second round vs. Chico State (11/16) and converted in third round vs. No. 12 Simon Fraser (11/22).

Daktronics All-America Second Team ... Daktronics All-West Region First Team ... NSCAA All-West Region Second Team ... All-CCAA First Team ... CCAA All-Academic ... One of 14 UCSD Athletes of the Year ... Jewish Sports Review (JSR) All-America First Team for Division II, III and NAIA ... Appeared in 16 matches as an anchor in central defense, drawing 14 starts ... Played 1,438 minutes, second only to center back partner Gavin Lamming (1,497) ... UCSD led the entire nation in the NCAA Division II with a conference-record goals-against average of 0.44 ... Only missed the match at Cal State San Bernardino (9/16) after starting 41 straight to begin his Triton career ... Played a season-high 110 minutes in back-to-back late-season games vs. Chico State (10/21) and at Cal State East Bay (10/26) ... Also played 105 minutes at Cal State L.A. (9/14) ... Credited with taking a season-high three shots in opener vs. Cal Baptist (8/30) ... Selected to play for the USA men's open squad at the 19th Maccabiah Games 2013 in Israel in July, starting all six matches as the Americans went 4-1 while outscoring opponents 20-3 through the semifinal round before becoming the first Maccabiah gold medalists for the USA in men's soccer open competition ... Opened the scoring in the gold medal match vs. defending champion Argentina (7/29) through a fifth-minute strike, with the Americans prevailing 4-3 on penalty kicks after 90 minutes of regulation and 30 more of overtime had resulted in a 2-2 deadlock.

Daktronics All-West Region Second Team ... NSCAA All-West Region Third Team ... All-CCAA honorable mention ... Capital One Academic All-District 8 First Team ... Team's Jared Kukura Performance Award ... One of four Tritons to start all 18 games, splitting time as a defender and midfielder ... Finished the season with 1,586 minutes played, third-most on the squad ... Had a breakout season, placing third on UCSD's points chart with 10 from four goals and two assists ... Fourth in shots with 19 ... Produced his first career two-goal brace in the 3-2 come-from-behind win vs. Humboldt State (10/21), notching the 67th-minute decider after first knotting the game at 1-1 with an unassisted strike in the 29th minute ... Registered his four scores over a four-match span from Oct. 16-28, all at home ... Other two goals came to cap a 3-2 loss vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills (10/16) and a 4-1 win vs. San Francisco State (10/28), the latter off of a header ... Added assists in back-to-back shutout victories at home vs. Cal State Monterey Bay (9/29) and Cal State East Bay (10/2) ... Set up Alex Portela for the lone goal against CSUMB in the 80th minute ... Season highs of four shots and three shots on goal vs. Humboldt State.

CCAA All-Academic ... Started all 18 games, leading the Tritons in overall minutes played with 1,710 as a true freshman ... College debut came in a starting role in opener vs. Dominican (9/2) ... First career points came in the form of UCSD's very first goal of 2010, a far-post header late to cap a 2-1 loss vs. No. 19 Cal State Dominguez Hills (9/12) ... Added an assist on Gavin Lamming's first career goal to clinch a 2-0 win at Cal State East Bay (10/29) ... Starter on a back line that boasted the third-lowest goals-against average (0.89) in the CCAA.

Competed for the Real So Cal Soccer Club and served as captain at the U-17 and U-18 levels.

A 2010 graduate of Oak Park High School ... A two-year team captain, two-time all-county and three-time All-Tri-Valley League First Team selection for the Eagles ... Tallied 17 goals as a junior, more than half of his squad's total.

Born July 24, 1992 in Westlake Village ... Parents are Samuel and Denise Arsht ... Father played soccer collegiately at Gettysburg (Pa.) College ... Has a younger brother named Jonathan ... A political science (international relations) major with minors in business and accounting at Roosevelt College ... Counts scoring in the gold medal match of the 2013 Maccabiah Games as a memorable soccer moment, and a 3-2 home win over Humboldt State under the Friday night lights during his sophomore year in 2011 in a contest in which he tallied twice, including the decider, as his top UCSD memory ... Enjoys going to the beach, playing other sports and hanging out with friends in his free time ... Roots for the Los Angeles Lakers, Dodgers and Kings ... Favorite movie is The Departed ... Loves his mom's pasta ... His parents are his greatest influences.

2010 18 18 1710 1 1 3 11 .091 - - 0 0-0
2011 18 18 1586 4 2 10 19 .211 6 .316 1 0-0
2012 16 14 1438 0 0 0 13 .000 6 .462 0 0-0
2013 21 21 1973 1 1 3 17 .059 8 .471 0 0-0
Totals 73 71 6707 6 4 16 60 .100 20 .333 1 0-0


Position: Defender
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
City/State: Oak Park, CA
High School: Oak Park HS
College: Roosevelt
Major: Political Science
Experience: 3 Letters
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