Arbelaez, 22, started 20 of 21 games in 2012 for Virginia Commonwealth University, earning four assists. He joined the Rams in 2011 following two seasons at Georgia Permiter College.
2011/JUNIOR AT VCU
- Made 17 appearances for the Rams in 2011
- Finished the season with three points (one goal, one assist)
- Scored the game-winning goal at Georgetown to seal overtime victory
PRIOR TO VCU
- Transferred from Georgia Perimeter College, where he played for head coach Marc Zagara.
- Scored eight goals and collected 11 assists as a freshman, helping lead GPC to a national runner-up finish.
- Received All-Region recognition in 2010
- Was a member of the Alianza Soccer Club, under the direction of Carlos Jacinto and Sergio Magana.
- Played high school soccer at West Hall, finishing his career with 51 goals and 70 assists.
- Named Area Player of the Year as a senior
- Mountain Cup champion in 2007 and 2009
- MVP Mountain Cup in 2009
- 2009 Gainesville Times Player of the Year
Getting To Know Juan:
- Born October 31, 1990 in Pereira, Colombia