Arianna Criscione
Arianna Criscione

Player Profile

Walnut, CA

High School:
St. Lucy's Priory



2003 -- Freshman: Played in 20 matches, starting 15 ...Started all five matches during the NCAA Tournament ...Began the season by sharing time in the net with teammate Sarah Lombardo ...Became the Bruins full-time starter following a season-ending injury to Lombardo on Oct. 19 ...Ranked No. 1 in the Pac-10 and No. 17 nationally with an 0.68 goals against average ...Also tied for first in the conference with seven shutouts ...Ended the year with 37 saves ...Posted a 14-1 overall record ...Did not give up a goal in UCLA's first four matches of the NCAA Tournament ...Had a season-high eight saves in the College Cup Semifinals against North Carolina.

High School/Club: Two-year letterwinner at St. Lucy's Priory High School in Glendora, Calif. ... Team captain her senior year ...Helped her team to the Sierra League title her senior year ...All-Academic Honor Roll selection ... Member of UCLA's No. 2 rated recruiting class according to Soccer America ...Played club soccer for the prestigious Southern California Blues ...Member of Cal South ODP State Team ...Former member of the Under-16 U.S. National Team ...Competed with the U-16s in the Texas Shootout in 2001 ...Traveled to Italy with the Region IV ODP Team, taking on the Italian Under-18 National Team ...Also traveled to London with the ODP state team ...Participated in the U.S. Soccer Festival in 2000.

Personal: Full name is Arianna Marcala Criscione ...Daughter of Michael and Andrea Criscione ...Has one sister, Casandra ...Aunt Marilyn attended UCLA ... Has written columns for Goal Magazine ...Born February 18, 1985 in Whittier, Calif.