Cynthia Morote-Ariza
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Cynthia Morote-Ariza

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
St. Ignatius

Height:
5-10

Position:
F

+ Horizon League Player of the Year, 2007, 2008
+ All-Horizon League First Team, 2006, 2007, 2008
+ All-Horizon League Second Team, 2009
+ Horizon League Newcomer of the Year, 2006
+ All-Great Lakes Region First Team (Soccer Buzz), 2007, 2008
+ All-Great Lakes Region Second Team (NSCAA, Soccer Buzz), 2006, 2008
+ All-Great Lakes Region Third Team (NSCAA), 2007
+ Second Team Freshman All-America (Soccer Buzz), 2006
+ ESPN The Magazine Third Team Academic All-America, 2008
+ NSCAA Third Team Academic All-America, 2008
+ Horizon League Tournament Most Valuable Player, 2006, 2007
+ Horizon League All-Newcomer Team, 2006

2009: Finished her career at Loyola as the program's all-time leading scorer, setting career records in goals (45), assists (37) and points (127)...earned All-Horizon League Second Team honors despite missing the majority of the season recovering from injury...appeared in the final five matches of the season, earning starts in the final four...scored her lone goal of the season in her first game back, tallying the game-winner against Detroit (10/23)... converted on one of the Ramblers' four penalty kicks against Butler to help Loyola advance to the League semifinals (11/1).

2008: Topped her previous two seasons and put together another record-breaking season while helping Loyola to a share of the Horizon League Regular Season title ... Broke her own school records by recording 55 points and 19 assists and her 18 goals finished one shy of her single-season record set during the 2007 season ... Will enter senior season ranked third on Horizon League's all-time scoring chart (125 points), just 25 behind Cindy Fix's (Detroit) record ... Named Horizon League Player of the Year for the second straight season, becoming the first player in League history to win the award outright in back-to-back years ... Led the country with 19 assists, finished tied for sixth with 18 goals and tied Notre Dame's Kerri Hanks for second, nationally, with 55 points ... Finalist for Soccer News Net Player of the Year award ... First Team All-Great Lakes choice by Soccer Buzz ... Second Team All-Great Lakes Region honoree from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) ... ESPN The Magazine Third Team Academic All-America honoree and earned same distinction from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) ... First Loyola player to be named to the All-Horizon League First Team in each of her first three seasons ... Scored or assisted on 37 of Loyola's 45 goals for the season (82%) ... Recorded at least one point in 19 of Loyola's 24 matches and did not go more than two matches without a point ... Had six multi-goal matches, including turning the trick in four of her last five appearances ... Scored nine goals over Loyola's last five matches, including both goals in Loyola's 2-1 win over Butler in the Horizon League semifinals and both LU markers in the title match loss to Milwaukee ... Finished with 23 points in seven Horizon League matches (3.29 ppg) ... Scored four points in all three of Loyola's postseason matches (5 G, 2 A) ... Tied single-match Loyola record with seven points (2 G, 3 A) in 6-1 away win at Xavier ... Scored game-winning goal in nine of Loyola's 14 wins.

2007: Put together one of the best seasons in Loyola and Horizon League history ... Already serves as Loyola's all-time leading scorer with 70 points and ranks second on the school's chart in both goals and assists after just two seasons ... Became first player in League history to top the conference in goals, assists and points in a single season ... Broke own single-season records for goals and points and tied own mark for assists ... Became first Loyola player to be named Horizon League Player of the Year ... Tied for sixth in the country with her 17 goals ... Named UMBRO/Chicagolandsoccernews.com Women's Player of the Year ... First Team All-Great Lakes Region selection by SoccerBuzz and Third Team All-Great Lakes Region honoree from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) ... ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V First Team honoree ... Named Horizon League Championship's Most Valuable Player for the second straight season ... Assisted on both Loyola goals in the title match with Milwaukee ... Netted 11 goals in Loyola's eight Horizon League matches and notched at least one point in seven of those eight outings ... Did not go more than two matches without a point ... Scored or assisted on 26 of Loyola's 40 goals (65%) ... Netted first collegiate hat trick - and Loyola's first since 2004 - against Cleveland State ... Scored two goals and assisted on a third in 3-2 win at Green Bay.

2006: Played in 23 matches, starting 22, as a forward ... Put together one of the best seasons in Loyola history, finishing with nine goals, nine assists and 27 points ... Equally as dangerous on set pieces as she is in the run of play ... Set single-season school-records with nine goals and 27 points and tied the single-season record with nine assists ... Named to the All-Horizon League First Team and became just the second Rambler to be named Horizon League Newcomer of the Year ... Garnered All-Great Lakes Second Team honors by both the National Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and Soccer Buzz ... Also earned Second Team Freshman All-America honors from Soccer Buzz, becoming the first LU player to earn such a distinction ... Named Most Valuable Player of the Horizon League Championship after assisting on both goals in Loyola's 2-1 win over Detroit in the championship match ... Scored game-winning goal in first career game against Xavier ... Netted two goals, including game-winner in overtime, at Creighton ... Scored late goals to thrust Loyola into 1-1 draws with both Iowa and Northwestern ... Assisted on both goals in 2-0 shutout of IPFW ... Slotted home free kick to give Ramblers 1-0 win over UW-Green Bay ... Tallied at least one point in first three collegiate matches and six of first seven ... Never went more than two matches without posting a point.

High School: Member of the Peru U-20 Women's National Team for the World Cup qualifying South America Cup of Nations ... Helped the Peru women's national team to a gold medal at the XV Bolivarian Games in 2005 ... Guided St. Ignatius to the Elite Eight at the 2005 IHSA Class A state tournament ... 2005 GCAC All-Conference selection after recording 20 goals and 12 assists in her junior season ... Named the Daily Southtown's Player of the Year and a member of the newspaper's all-area team in 2005 ... Captured NSCAA All-Midwest Region and IHSSCA All-State honors in three consecutive seasons ... Scored 56 goals in her freshman season at Latin in 2003, which ranks her fifth in state history for goals scored in a season ... Plays club soccer for the Lake Forest Soccer Association and was a member of the Illinois U-19 State Cup champion Sockers F.C. club team in 2005 with Loyola alums Heather Lau and Amy Lomas.