22 - Memo Arzate
Memo Arzate
Birth Date: 11/22/1981
Height: 5-10
Weight: 150
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hawaiian Gardens, Calif.
High School: Artesia HS
Previous College: Compton College
Position: Midfielder
UC Santa Barbara
2003:
His personal goal for this season is to "graduate and become pro"...2002: Named honorable mention All-American by College Soccer News after finishing second in the nation with 18 assists, and averaging 0.86 per game...Assist total established new UCSB and Big West Conference records...Earned Second Team All-Far West Region honors from the NSCAA and First Team All-Big West recognition...Assisted on the Gauchos' first goal of the season against Michigan, then added his own score later in the match...Named to College Soccer News' National Team of the Week after tallying eight assists in three matches (SMS, Sac St. & Westmont), including two back-to-back assist hat-tricks...Only player in the Division I ranks to tally two assist hat tricks (Sac St. & Westmont)...Again named to CSN's Team of the Week after netting game-winner and assisting on another goal at home against Cal State Northridge, and then assisting on the game-winner at UC Riverside later in the week to clinch at least a share of a second consecutive conference crown...Also named Big West Player of the Week (11/11) for that same performance...Tallied assists in six straight games to end the regular season...Led all Gaucho midfielders with four goals to bring his season point total to 26, placing him third on the team, fourth in the Big West and 10th on UCSB's single-season list...Scored a goal and tallied an assist in consecutive matches at UC Irvine, and at home against Cal Poly and Cal State Northridge...Took 35 shots on the season, the most by any midfielder and third most on the team...Appeared in all but one match, and started 20.

Compton College
Spent two seasons with the Tartars, being named First Team All-South Coast Conference and conference MVP both seasons...Amassed 18 goals and 27 assists in 2001 for an astonishing 63 points in a single season.

High School
Graduated Artesia High School in 1999 after leading the Pioneers to back-to-back Suburban League Championships in '97 and '98...Arzate was a three-time AHS MVP, and league MVP as a sophomore and junior...Recognized as the Pioneers' Offensive Player of the Year in '96 and '97.

Club
Played three years each with the Mission Viejo Pateadores and LBUSC soccer clubs...Losing to the Claremont Stars in the State Cup Finals with the Pateadores was one of his most disappointing sporting moments.

Personal
Guillermo Arzate was born November 22, 1981 in Torrance, CA...A Chicano Studies major at UCSB...Pursuing a career in counseling with the hopes of working with Hispanic children...Roots for both the Los Angeles Lakers and Cruz Azul professional soccer club...Fan of professional soccer player Rivaldo...Favorite movie is "A Beautiful Mind"...Enjoys the works of Mark Twain...Reads "Maxim" magazine...When not playing soccer he is usually resting or reading the newspaper...His favorite stadium to play in is Azteca Stadium...Would like people to know that he "always puts the team before individual accomplishments." ...Has four older siblings, Robert, Leticia, Javier, and Jorge, and one younger sibling, Brenda...Son of Elvia Arzate.

What does being a member of the UCSB men's soccer team mean to you?
"It means the whole future for me. Coming [to UCSB] and being a member of this team has given me a chance to finish my education, and a chance to move up and play soccer at the next level. For me the team and coaches are my second family, we share a common goal. Being a member of this team has taught me to really appreciate the opportunity that I have here and not take anything for granted."