In their their sixth NCAA Tournament appearance, the Lions open play at Stanford Thursday night.
Arturo Torres begins his fourth year at LMU?the Lions? All-America candidate earned his third-straight first team all-conference award?was a 2001 All Far-West Third Team selection?holds the career goals (38), points (93) and assists records (17) at LMU?a strong and gifted goal scorer with an incredible ability to find the back of the net?a consistent scoring threat?has learned to attack with left foot making him dangerous from either side.
An All-WCC first team selection?started in all 18 games for the Lions?finished first among Lions in points (25), goals (11), game-winning goals (4) and shots (60)?among conference leaders: tied for the lead in goals scored, ranked second in points and finished fourth in shots?scored the game-winning goals against UC Riverside (Sept. 18), Harvard (Sept. 23), UCLA (Sept. 30) and Sacramento State (Oct. 5)?had multiple goal games against UC Riverside and Harvard?had a season game-high of five points (2 goals, 1 assist) against Harvard?converted a penalty kick goal against Fresno State (Sept. 2)?named WCC and Soccer America National Player of the Week for the four goals he scored the week of Sep. 23?also named WCC Player of the Month (Sept.).
Played in all 18 games, starting in 17?earned Co-Player of the Year honors in the West Coast Conference?was a first-team all-conference performer for the second-straight season?scored 11 goals and had 10 assists for 32 points?led the team in all those categories?was third in the WCC in points, third in goals, tied for first in assists and tied for second with three game-winning goals?scored game winners against Michigan State (Sept. 15), UC Santa Barbara (Sept. 26) and CS Northridge (Oct. 29)?he had two multiple-goal games against UNLV (Sept. 8) and San Diego (Oct. 15).
Played in 18 games and made 13 starts?an All-WCC first-team selection?ranked 20th on the NCAA?s Top-20 list for goals-per-game average?led the team in points (36), goals (16), game-winning goals (3), shots (41) and shots-on-goal (28)?set new LMU record for goals and points in a single game on Sept. 10 against Denver (4 goals, 8 points)?that performance matched the WCC record for goals scored in a single game?is the all-time single-season leader in goals scored and points at LMU?jumped into third place on the career charts for goals scored and points?garnered WCC Player of the Week honors (Sept. 14) for collecting six goals in two games?finished second in conference in points, points-per-game, goals and goals-per-game?ranks seventh on the WCC single-season goals chart?had game winning goals against UC Irvine (Oct. 1), Denver (Sept. 10) and St. Mary?s (Nov. 5).
Torres is a 1999 graduate of Banning High School in Wilmington, CA?a four-year letterwinner in soccer, and two-year letterwinner in football?a three-year soccer team captain?earned All-South Bay accolades as a junior and senior?a four-time All-Southern Pacific League first-team selection?twice honored as the league Most Valuable Player?also garnered first-team all-city and all-area honors?chosen to represent the United States in a prep tournament held in Paris, France during the 1998 World Cup?prep coach was Frank Sandoval.
Arturo Torres was born on Dec. 11, 1980 in Harbor City, CA?the son of Arturo and Gloria Torres?has one brother, Emmanual, and two sisters, Sandra and Adriana?also recruited by Fresno State and CS Dominguez Hills?names ?The Wayan Brothers? as his favorite television show?a Chicano studies major.