Cienna Arrieta – US U23 Women’s National Team

The club would like to congratulate Cienna Arrieta (Texas A&M / Houston Dash) for being selected to attend the US Women’s National U23 team training camp in Orlando, FL from November 28 – December 4, 2017.

“I’ve been playing soccer for 16 years. That’s a lot of time to build up some goals, dreams and expectations for myself.  Twelve of those years were spent practicing day in and out in El Paso.  In 2012 a dream came true to play at the next level as a part of ECNL in Houston for Houston Dash (formerly Texas Rush) and I was in awe.  Two years later I committed to one of the best soccer programs in the nation and I was at a loss for words. College soccer was a not only a dream anymore but a reality. Now as a Sophomore at Texas A&M, just a month ago, my dream came true to play in and win the SEC Tournament.  Two weeks later I get a call to the U23 US national team. There are so many emotions going through my head right now, but above everything, I’m thankful for being put on the path that got me here and I’m excited to sit down and keep setting those goals and expectations, ready and eager to push toward them everyday with relentless furry.”  Cienna Arrietta (Texas A&M / Houston Dash)

“Cienna joined our club in 2012 and immediately displayed the potential, dedication and commitment required to reach the highest levels in the game.  She is one of the most self-driven individuals I have ever coached.  She always strived to be the hardest working player on the field and she competed with such great passion and personality.  It is great to see her having such a positive impact at Texas A&M and now getting her opportunity to play with the US National Team. Congratulations Cienna!”  Andrew Squire, Houston Dash.