Position
Midfielder
Height
5'3
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Bogota, Colombia
Major
Industrial Engineering
High School
Colegio Nueva Granada

2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

U-17 Colombian Women’s National Team
2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Participant

CAREER CAPSULE
Made 36 appearances with 19 starts in her two seasons at LSU in 2015 and 2016 … Scored four goals and three assists for 11 points in her freshman season in 2015 … Netted two game-winning goals in her time with the Tigers … Totaled 27 shots with 12 shots on goal in her 36 appearances … A standout in the classroom with selections to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll and SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2016 … Transferred to American University following her sophomore season in 2016.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016)
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 … Also 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 … Also 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.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2015)
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” … Also 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 … Was also 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 … A 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 … Also started in a 1-0 defeat to Canada in the second group play match that also featured future LSU teammate Summer Clarke as the game-winning goal scorer for the Canadian side … 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 … Also 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 … A five-year veteran of the Bogota State Team directed by Didier Luna … A three-time Colombian National League U-18 National Champion while leading her Bogota State Team to the title in 2009, 2010 and 2013 … Also 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 … A 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 … Was 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 … A 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 … Born on Nov. 25, 1996 … Parents are 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 … Majoring in industrial engineering.

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