19 Gabriela Maldonado
19 Gabriela Maldonado
Height: 5-3
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bogota, Colombia
High School: LSU
Position: M
g 4
a 8
pts 16
gw 1

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 … 

Recent Games
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
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 17 9
Games started 17 9
Goals 4 0
Assists 8 6
Points 16 6
Shots 25 9
Shot Pct .160 .000
Penalty kicks 0-0 0-0
Game-winning goals 1 0
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 8 Georgetown   - - - - - - - -
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
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
2017-18 8 7 .00 .00 .00 1.38 .000 .88 .636
2018-19 17 17 .24 .47 .94 1.47 .160 .71 .480
Total 25 24 .16 .32 .64 1.44 .111 .76 .528
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
2017-18 8 7 0 0 0 11 .000 7 .636 0 0 0-0 0
2018-19 17 17 4 8 16 25 .160 12 .480 0 0 0-0 1
Total 25 24 4 8 16 36 .111 19 .528 0 0 0-0 1
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 17 17 .24 .47 .94 1.47 .160 .71 .480
Conference 9 9 .00 .67 .67 1.00 .000 .33 .333
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
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Home 9 9 .22 .33 .78 1.33 .167 .67 .500
Away 8 8 .25 .63 1.13 1.63 .154 .75 .462
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 7 7 .43 .71 1.57 1.57 .273 .71 .455
Losses 5 5 .00 .40 .40 .80 .000 .20 .250
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August 5 5 .60 .40 1.60 2.60 .231 1.40 .538
September 7 7 .14 .29 .57 1.14 .125 .57 .500
October 5 5 .00 .80 .80 .80 .000 .20 .250
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 17 17 4 8 16 25 .160 12 .480 0 0 0-0 1
Conference 9 9 0 6 6 9 .000 3 .333 0 0 0-0 0
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -
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Home 9 9 2 3 7 12 .167 6 .500 0 0 0-0 1
Away 8 8 2 5 9 13 .154 6 .462 0 0 0-0 0
Neutral - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -
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Wins 7 7 3 5 11 11 .273 5 .455 0 0 0-0 1
Losses 5 5 0 2 2 4 .000 1 .250 0 0 0-0 0
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August 5 5 3 2 8 13 .231 7 .538 0 0 0-0 0
September 7 7 1 2 4 8 .125 4 .500 0 0 0-0 1
October 5 5 0 4 4 4 .000 1 .250 0 0 0-0 0