UCLA Women's Soccer BIO
Ariana Martinez
Player Profile:
Ariana Martinez 1267009
Position: Defender
Height: 5'3"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Moorpark, CA
High School: Moorpark

U.S. National Team
Has been a pool player with the Under-18 U.S. National Team ... Represented the U-18s in a 5-1 victory over Canada's U-20s in July of 2009 in Boulder, Colo.

One of seven players to appear in all 23 matches ... Also made 13 starts ... Member of a UCLA defense that held nine opponents scoreless ... Also helped the Bruin back line surrender one goal or less in 19 of 23 contests ... UCLA's opponents averaged less than a goal a game (0.84) in 2010 ... Had three assists on the season ... Assisted on both UCLA goals in a 2-1 victory over No. 3 Notre Dame on Sept. 10 ... Also had an assist in the team's 3-1 victory over Oregon on Oct. 15.

High School/Club
Named MVP at the Surf Cup in 2009 ... Member of the CalSouth ODP Team since 2005 ... Region-IV ODP Team member since 2006 ... Traveled with the Region-IV Team to San Jose, Costa Rica in 2007 ... Helped the CalSouth Team to an ODP National Championship in 2009 ... Four-year First-Team All-Marmonte League selection in both soccer and track ... Holds high school track records in both the 4x100 and 4x400 events ... Moorpark High School Soccer MVP in 2009 ... MVP Sprinter for the track team in 2008 and 2009 ... First-Team All-Ventura County in 2009 (track) ... Played club soccer for Real So Cal.

Full name is Ariana Giselle Martinez ... Nickname is Yaya ... Born January 25, 1992 in Pasadena, Calif. ... Daughter of Jose and Julie Martinez ... Younger sister's name is Xandrie ... Admires soccer players David Villa (Spain) and Marta (Brazil) ... Also admires UCLA's Jackie Robinson ... Enjoys going to the beach and hanging out with family and friends ... Mother also attended UCLA.

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