It will be the first of two exhibition games before the 2017 regular season
The top eight schools make it into the Conference USA Tournament
The Thundering Herd signed six players for the 2017 freshman class
Canaan Booton and Annie Springer are immediately eligible to play
Arnold is the second player in program history to earn NSCAA All-Region honors twice
2015 Conference USA Women's Soccer Championship
Marshall 2, Louisiana Tech 1 - C-USA Tournament Quarterfinal
Purdue 2, Marshall 1 Photos by Braxton Crisp
2016 (SENIOR): Named to the Conference USA first team … her three-time All-Conference USA selections are a program best … named to the NSCAA Division I All-Central Region second team … she became the earn the honor twice since Amanda McMahon (2000-01) did so … finished her career tied for No. 4 in career goals (18), No. 3 in career assists (16), No. 4 in career points (50), No. 6 in game-winning goals (five), No. 3 in matches played (77), No. 2 in matches started (76) and over 4,900 minutes played … No. 1 on the team in assists (six), shots (43) and shots on goal (21) … tied for No. 1 in points (16) … scored in three straight matches (Sept. 2-9) … collected at least one point in five of the first six matches … grabbed at least one point in eight of the first 10 games in the 2016 season … scored the game-winning goal vs. Charlotte (Oct. 28) … her goal against vs. IUPUI (Sept. 2) was the game-tying goal and helped Marshall earn its first tie of the season … scored vs. ETSU (Sept. 4) … scored the game-opening goal at Ohio (Sept. 9) … scored a goal at Florida Atlantic (Oct. 16) … collected her first point and assist of the season at Purdue (Aug. 19) … collected an assist at Michigan (Aug. 21) … grabbed an assist at William & Mary (Sept. 18) … collected an assist at North Texas (Sept. 22) … her assist at Southern Miss (Sept. 25) helped the Herd earn its first point in C-USA play … took four shots in each of the first three games of the season (Aug. 19-26) … had a team-high four shots vs. UAB (Oct. 7) … took a team-high four shots vs. UTEP (Oct. 20).
2014 (SOPHOMORE): Named to the All-Conference USA Second Team ... started all 19 matches for Marshall ... second on the team with career-high nine points on three goals and three assists ... runner-up on the team with three assists ... scored the 2-1 game-winning goal against Appalachian State (Sept. 7) and contributed goals against Eastern Illinois (Aug. 29) and FIU (Oct. 30) ... second on the Herd with three assists … named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2013 (FRESHMAN):Appeared in all 20 matches, starting all but one ... scored her first career goal in the 3-0 victory against Kent State (Aug. 25) ... tied for most assists on the team with three ... fourth on the team with five points ... made assists versus Campbell (Aug. 23), Miami (Ohio) (Sept. 22), and Charlotte (Nov. 6) ... took 23 shots, seven on-goal for a .304 shots-on-goal percentage.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at Colonial Forge High School ... named captain for her senior season ... broke the CFHS career goals record with 78 ... broke the single season scoring record during her junior season at CFHS with 28 goals ... CFHS 2013 Most Outstanding Female Athlete ... 2012 and 2013 CFHS Soccer Most Valuable Player ... 2010 Colonial Forge Soccer Rookie of the Year ... State Final Four 2013 ... 2010 and 2012 Commonwealth District Champions ... All-Commonwealth District first team 2010, 2012, 2013 ... All-Northwest Region first team (2012, 2013), second team (2010) ... All-State second team (2013), honorable mention (2012) ... Free Lance-Star All-Area Athlete first team 2010, 2012, 2013 ... Free Lance-Star All-Area Player of the Year 2013 ... Washington Post All-Metro honorable mention 2012 ... ODP District and State 2010, 2011 ... ENCL - selected for 2013 Player Development for Mid-Atlantic Region ... also lettered in basketball and track.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Randy and Rachel Arnold ... father, Randy, played football at Abilene Christian University ... has a younger brother, RJ ... enjoys cooking as a hobby ... major is business.