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18 Alessandro Valania

AT GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE
Played water polo at Golden West College in 2015 and 2016 ... Compiled 36 goals and 43 assists in 30 games played ... Helped his team win the California Community College Athletic Association state championship in 2016.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2012 graduate of Alberti-DaVinci High School in Savona, Italy.

PERSONAL
Born Oct. 22 in Savona, Italy ... Parents are Piera and Claudio ... Has a younger brother named Alberto ... Human development major at Marshall College ... Favorite water polo moment was winning the state championship at Golden West College in 2016 ... Has aspirations of opening his own business after UCSD ... Enjoys cooking ... Roots for AC Milan and All Blacks ... Favorite athlete is Alberto Angelini ... Loves the movie Guardians of the Galaxy ... Listens to A.C.D.C. and Ed Sheeran ... Favorite food is lasagna ... He is really open to helping his friends ... Loves Instagram.

Position: Utility
Height: 5'10"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Savona, Italy
High School: Alberti-DaVinci HS
Other College: Golden West College
College: Marshall
Major: Human Development
Experience: Junior College
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