Terrier Stories: Men’s Soccer’s Daniel Arce Member of Puerto Rican National Team
From a small town in Puerto Rico to the bright lights and busy streets of Brooklyn, NY, Daniel Arce is not only a member of the St. Francis Brooklyn men's soccer team, but he also represents his native country of Puerto Rico as he competes for the men's national team. "Puerto Rico is a basketball and baseball country, so I started practicing basketball and baseball on my own, I didn't enjoy it, it wasn't me. When I first started playing soccer, I knew that it was my sport," said Arce while discussing the first time he began playing soccer. Arce red-shirted this past season for the Terriers' men's soccer team and was a starting defender for Puerto Rico's U20 national team. He trained with the senior team and made his debut in an exhibition match against Orlando City SC in 2017. The match against Orlando City SC raised money for the hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico. Terrier Stories provide an in-depth look into the student-athletes at St. Francis Brooklyn as they thrive in athletics and academics.