2016 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll
U-17 Colombian Women’s National Team
2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Participant
2017: Patriot League Academic Honor Roll … made seven starts in eight games … contributed with seven of 11 shots on goal.
(2016) at LSU: Made 15 appearances with three starts in her sophomore season at LSU in 2016 ... started LSU's season opener against No. 17-ranked Virginia Tech on Aug. 19 at the Charleston Classic ... cracked the starting lineup in matches against Colgate in the non-conference season and Texas A&M in SEC play ... assisted Jorian Baucom's game-winning goal in the 34th minute of a 3-0 win at Indiana on Sept. 2 to kick off the Hoosier Challenge Cup ... fired a season-high two shots each against George Washington, Indiana and Texas A&M ... ended the season with nine total shots and three shots on goal for a .333 SOG% on the year ... saw action against College of Charleston, Butler, Western Kentucky and Lamar in the non-conference season and Ole Miss, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Florida, Tennessee and Alabama in SEC play ... honored for her academic performance once again with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season ... earned her second varsity letter.
(2015) at LSU: Emerged as one of the team’s top attacking threats over the course of her freshman season in 2015 … a catalyst in the Tigers locking up an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2011 and fifth time in team history … made 21 appearances with 16 starts for the Tigers as a true freshman … Ended the season as the team’s fourth-leading scorer with four goals and three assists for 11 points on the campaign … netted one goal and dished out two assists in SEC play while making nine appearances with eight starts during the league season … helped the Tigers claim a seventh-place finish on the final SEC table with a 5-4-2 mark and 17 points in conference play … helped fire the Tigers into the SEC Tournament semifinals by scoring the game-winning goals in each of the team’s 2-1 wins over Kentucky in the first round and Missouri in the quarterfinal round … scored the winner in the 47th minute against Kentucky and 18th minute against Missouri at the SEC Tournament in Orange Beach … scored her first career goal in the 47th minute of LSU’s 4-1 win over Western Kentucky on Aug. 28 while making her first career start at the “Battle on the Bayou” … scored the opening goal in the 64th minute of LSU’s 2-1 win over Missouri on Oct. 9 during the regular season … assisted Debbie Hahn’s game-winning goal against Missouri and Jorian Baucom’s game-tying goal in a 1-1 draw against 17th-ranked South Carolina during the regular season … credited with an assist in LSU’s 5-1 defeat of Marquette in the team’s regular-season finale on Sept. 20 … started each of the team’s final 11 matches of the 2015 season, culminating with an appearance in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at South Alabama on Nov. 11 … honored for her performance in the classroom after the end of the 2015-16 athletic season with a selection to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll … earned her first varsity letter with the Tigers.
PRIOR TO LSU
A rising star in the Colombian Women’s National Team system … former member of the Under-17 Colombian Women’s National Team in 2012 under the direction of head coach Felipe Taborda … started all three group play matches for Colombia at the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan … scored on the stroke of halftime in the 44th minute in Colombia’s 4-0 victory over tournament host Azerbaijan in the opening match of group play at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup … started in a 1-0 defeat to Canada in the second group play match … ended her World Cup experience in Colombia’s lineup that faced Nigeria in the final match of the group stage … played a total of 210 minutes for her country at the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup … competed against eventual FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup champion France in a friendly match held prior to the start of the World Cup … represented her country in a third-place team finish at the Conmebol South American U-17 Championship in 2012 and at the Copa Libertadores de America Qualification National Tournament in 2012, 2013 and 2014 … five-year veteran of the Bogota State Team directed by Didier Luna … three-time Colombian National League U-18 National Champion while leading her Bogota State Team to the title in 2009, 2010 and 2013 … helped lead the team to a pair of silver-medal-winning runner-up team finishes at the U-18 National Tournament in 2011 and 2014 … added four U-18 regional championships as a member of the Bogota State Team in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013 … played club soccer with Gol Star under the direction of head coach Diego Rodriguez, leading the team to six-straight U-20 state championships from 2009-14 … member of back-to-back Elite category state championship teams with Gol Star in 2013 and 2014 … starred for her high school team at Colegio Nueva Granada with Ricardo Martinez serving as the head coach … powered Colegio Nueva Granada to five-straight A Team Uncoli Tournament titles from 2010-14 … named a two-time A Team Uncoli Tournament MVP in 2012 and 2013 … won four-straight High School Binational Games championships from 2011-14 as the tournament’s leading scorer in each year … selected to the High School Binational Games Dream Team in each season and honored as a two-time MVP during the event in 2013 and 2014 … veteran of the Feria de las Flores Medellin International Club Tournament during a heralded prep career … identified as an emerging attacking talent attending an IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, Florida, in 2009.
PERSONAL: Full name is Gabriela Maldonado von Arnim … daughter of Juan Pablo Maldonado and Kristine von Arnim … Has a younger sister, Beatriz Maldonado … Has an aunt, Danielle von Arnim, who played college golf with the BYU Cougars … An outstanding student at Colegio Nueva Granada during her prep career … An “Outstanding Achievement” honoree in such subjects as global studies and human geography … Was also an “all-around excellence” honoree in physics …
|Sep 30||at Colgate||L, 3-1|
|Oct 6||Lehigh||L, 1-0|
|Oct 13||at Holy Cross||W, 4-1|
|Oct 17||Loyola (Md.)||T, 1-1|
|Oct 21||Lafayette||W, 2-0|
|Oct 27||at Army West Point||T, 0-0|
|Aug 13||at George Washington||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Aug 16||Mount St. Mary's||W, 3-0||1||1||0||2||2||.500||0-0||0|
|Aug 19||at Vermont||T, 2-2||1||1||1||3||6||.167||0-0||0|
|Aug 23||Longwood||W, 2-0||1||0||0||0||0||-||0-0||0|
|Aug 26||at UMBC||W, 2-1||1||1||0||2||4||.250||0-0||0|
|Aug 29||Hampton||W, 2-1||1||0||1||1||1||.000||0-0||0|
|Sep 1||at VMI||L, 1-0||1||0||0||0||0||-||0-0||0|
|Sep 6||Richmond||W, 1-0||1||1||0||2||3||.333||0-0||1|
|Sep 9||at Monmouth||T, 0-0||1||0||0||0||0||-||0-0||0|
|Sep 16||Boston U.||T, 1-1||1||0||0||0||2||.000||0-0||0|
|Sep 22||Bucknell||L, 2-1||1||0||0||0||2||.000||0-0||0|
|Sep 26||at Navy||L, 3-2||1||0||1||1||1||.000||0-0||0|
|Sep 30||at Colgate||L, 3-1||1||0||1||1||0||-||0-0||0|
|Oct 6||Lehigh||L, 1-0||1||0||0||0||1||.000||0-0||0|
|Oct 13||at Holy Cross||W, 4-1||1||0||2||2||0||-||0-0||0|
|Oct 17||Loyola (Md.)||T, 1-1||1||0||0||0||0||-||0-0||0|
|Oct 21||Lafayette||W, 2-0||1||0||2||2||1||.000||0-0||0|
|Oct 27||at Army West Point||T, 0-0||1||0||0||0||2||.000||0-0||0|