Philip Arias will play in his final year at LMU?a solid left-footed defender?will see playing time as a left-sided midfielder?has become a dependable defensive marker?could also be utilized as a sweeper?trained extremely hard in the offseason.
Appeared in 14 games and made three starts?took three shots, one of which was a shot on goal against Cal State LA (Sept. 28)?recorded one assist against California (Sept. 9).
Played in 15 games for the Lions, earning 13 starts?had two shots and one on goal.
Played in 15 games and started in 12?tallied his first collegiate assist against CS Northridge on Nov. 7?posted a shot on Sept. 19 against Sacramento State.
Arias is a 1999 graduate of Highland High School in Bakersfield, CA?a four-year varsity letterwinner?played as a defender, forward and midfielder?honored as a four-time All-SEYL conference selection?earned Central Section all-area and Bakersfield all-city honors as a senior?served as team captain in his final campaign?prep coach was Anthony Felix.
Philip Ysabel Arias was born on Jan. 11, 1981 in Wasco, CA?the son of Candelario and Elizabeth Arias?has two sisters, Katherine and Marina?sister Katherine is on the LMU women's soccer team?names hamburgers as his favorite food?enjoys going to the beach?a political science major.