Nov. 15, 2011
By Nic Hallisey
Athletic Media Relations
FORT COLLINS, Colo.--The Colorado State Rams are pleased to announce the signing of Ariel Arcidiacono, who submitted her National Letter of Intent during the early signing period.
Arcidiacono, a senior at La Jolla High School, located just outside San Diego, Calif., will enroll at CSU in the fall and will compete with the women's water polo team beginning next season.
"We're real excited and happy Ariel is coming to CSU and joining the Ram family," coach Mike Moody said. "She comes from a great high school and a well-known club team. She's a versatile player and will come into our program and make a big impact. We're very excited to have Ariel here."
Arcidiacono is a four-time letterwinner in water polo and has competed on her school's varsity swim team for three seasons. She was named the 2011 utility player of the year, and in 2010, led the Vikings to a silver medal at the San Diego CIF, the first time La Jolla had ever made it to the finals.
She also competes for the San Diego Shores, one of the most competitive club programs in the region, and in 2010, finished second at the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics. She has been competing in the Junior Olympics since 2007.
She comes from a highly athletic family, as both her older brother and older sister have played water polo competitively. Her brother, Alex, is a junior for the Air Force Academy's water polo team.
Arcidiacono, the youngest child of Peter and Kristin Arcidiacono, is a San Diego native and holds a 3.8 grade point average. She intends to study education at CSU.