|Hometown:||Hawaiian Gardens, Calif.|
|High School:||Artesia HS|
|Previous College:||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.
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.
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.
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."