Two Area Manchester United Fans Granted Ultimate Wish
Arnone Nets Men's Soccer All-Big Ten First Team Honors, Top Midfielder
Men's Soccer Outduels Badgers Thanks to Arnone's Late Tally
Men's Soccer Picked Fourth in Big Ten, Three Named to Watch List
2012 Michigan Men's Soccer Roster
British veterans Alan Gardner and Earl Lindford will get to see their beloved Manchester United soccer team play at Michigan Stadium.
A three-goal second half led U-M to a 3-1 win over Western Michigan.
Kofi Opare scored twice to ignite a four-goal burst in U-M's 4-1 win over Northeastern.
The Wolverines begin the Chaka Daley Era this season.
Through Dec. 16, 2013
At Michigan... College Sports Madness Preseason first team (2014) ... Big Ten Preseason Watch List member (2014) ... TopDrawerSoccer.com Preason Best XI third-team ... College Sports Madness Preseason Big Ten first team (2014) ...2013 All-Great Lakes Region First Team ...2013 Big Ten Midfielder of the Year ... 2013 First Team All-Big Ten ... 2013 team co-captain ... Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2013) ... College Sports Madness Preseason Second Team All-Big Ten (2013) ... 2013 Big Ten Watch List member ... 2013 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... 2013 Michigan Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (MAHPERD) Student of the Year ... First Team All-Big Ten (2012) ... Team MVP (2012) ... Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2011) ... 2012 Big Ten Player to Watch list member ... 2012-13 Academic All-Big Ten.
Junior (2013)... Big Ten Midfielder of the Year ... First Team All-Big Ten ... Big Ten All-Tournament Team ... Led team in assists (5) ...Team co-captain ... Started all 17 matches appeared in, missing the USF match (Sept. 6) due to red card issued against Bowling Green (Sept. 2) ... Fired three shots against Michigan State (Nov. 9) and two shots against Valparaiso (Nov. 4) ... Had one assist to Ezekiel Harris against Akron (Oct. 30) ... Scored one goal in the 2-1 win over Wisconsin (Oct. 20) to earne TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week honors ... Took two shots against Creighton (Oct. 15) and Ohio State (Oct. 6) ... Scored one goal and had one assist to Malcolm Miller in the win over Western Michigan (Oct. 2) ... Had five shots against Oakland (Sept. 24) ... Fired three shots and had one assist to Ezekiel Harris in the 2-1 win over West Virginia (Sept. 21) ... Collected two assists to TJ VanSlooten and James Murphy in the 5-2 win over Loyola-Chicago (Aug. 30)
Sophomore (2012)... 2013 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... First Team All-Big Ten ... Ranked as the No. 8 player in the Big Ten by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... Was second on team in points (16), goals (5) and assists (6) ... Tied for team lead in shots with 46 ... Went 1-of-2 on penalty attempts ... Had one assist on James Murphy's score in the NCAA Tournament against No. 1 seed Akron (Nov. 18) and also had eight shots against Niagara (Nov. 15) ... Had two shots in each of the three games in the Big Ten Tournament, with one assist to James Murphy then to T.J. Roehn against Michigan State (Nov. 11), one goal off of an assist from Fabio Pereira against Northwestern (Nov. 9), and assisted T.J. Roehn to James Murphy against Wisconsin (Nov. 7) ... Fired eight shots, had one assist to James Murphy, and one goal from a penalty kick against Detroit (Oct. 30) ... Had one assist on a Fabio Pereira score in the 1-0 win over Valparaiso (Oct. 27) ... Scored one goal assisted by Fabio Pereira in the 2-1 victory over No. 11 Indiana (Oct. 19) ... Scored one goal off an assist from Brian Klemczak in the 1-2 loss against Wisconsin (Oct. 13) ... Took five shots against Oakland (Oct. 9) ... Scored first goal of the season in 2-1 defeat at No. 17 Marquette (Sept. 14) ... Also had four shots, one on goal, against the Golden Eagles ... Has played every minute of every match through six matches.
Freshman (2011)... Big Ten All-Freshman team honoree ... Started all 20 matches in the U-M midfield ... Notched first-collegiate tally against Detroit (Sept. 14) ... Second goal of season came against Indiana (Oct. 15) on an assist from Kofi Opare and Matthew Rickard ... Had at least one shot in all but five matches ... Took season-best four shots with two on frame against Akron (Oct. 18) ... Played at least 70 minutes in every match ... One of ten Wolverines to make their Michigan debut this season.
Prior to Michigan... Attended St. John's (N.Y.) University (2010-2011) ... Did not see any game action, earning redshirt season.
Prep... Hicksville High School (2009) ... AA-1 All Conference Player of the Year, Nassau County Player of the Year, and Newsday All Long Island Nassau Player of the Year as a senior ... Two-time NSCAA All-State and Four-Time All-County selection ... Three-time team captain and two-time team MVP.
Club/Junior Team... Member of the Long Island Roughriders (2011) ... Played for the Albertson Academy USSF (2008-09) ... Member of NY HOTA (2004-07) ... Member of the Eastern NY South ODP Team (2006-08) and made appearances as the Region 1 Representative in the National Finals (2007-08) ... Attended the XXV Torneo Ciudad de Irun International Tournament in San Sebastian, Spain in 2006 as the member of the United States Region 1 ODP team.
Personal... Enrolled in School of Kinesiology, majoring in physical education.
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