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#20 Nick Palano
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 145
Year: Junior
City/State: Lafayette, CA
High School: Campolindo HS
College: Sixth
Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Experience: 2 Letters
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AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014
Appeared in 17 matches as an outside midfielder, with three starts vs. Western Washington (9/6), at Cal State L.A. (9/26), and vs. No. 22 Cal Poly Pomona (9/28) ... Scored first collegiate goal late in first half of 3-0 home win vs. California Baptist (9/18) ... Season highs of two shots vs. CBU and 64 minutes at Cal State L.A. (9/26).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
Appeared in 11 matches off the bench as a wing player ... Made college debut with first career shot in home opener vs. Point Loma (9/7), playing the final 16 minutes ... Appeared in both the CCAA Championship and NCAA Championship ... Season highs of 38 minutes played at Cal Poly Pomona (11/1) and two shots taken over 32 minutes vs. Cal State L.A. (11/10) in CCAA final.

CLUB
Competed for Diablo FC, Walnut Creek Soccer Club and Mustang Soccer Club.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2012 graduate of Campolindo High School in Moraga ... Four-year varsity soccer player ... All-Diablo Foothill Athletic League (DFAL) First Team as a senior and second team as a junior ... Cougars won 2011 North Coast Section (NCS) championship with a 20-1-6 overall record ... Team captain and Coach's Award as a senior ... Compiled 16 goals and 13 assists over prep career, including eight goals and six assists as a senior ... Also participated in track and football as a sophomore.

PERSONAL
Born June 16, 1993 in Castro Valley ... Parents are Charlie and Robyn Palano ... Father played soccer at UMass, lettering in 1973 ... Has an older sister named Alyssa ... Identical twin brother, Sam, is also a junior on the 2015 UCSD roster ... Biochemistry and cell biology major at Sixth College ... A memorable soccer moment was scoring his first collegiate goal against CBU ... Favorite UCSD moment is eliminating rival Chico State on penalty kicks from the 2013 NCAA Championship ... Enjoys fishing, surfing and being on the mountain ... Roots for FC Barcelona ... Favorite athlete is Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi.

CAREER STATISTICS
Season GP GS MIN G A Pts SHOT SHOT% SOG SOG% GW PK-Att
2013 11 0 216 0 0 0 5 .000 2 .400 0 0-0
2014 17 3 639 1 0 2 8 .125 2 .250 0 0-0
Totals 28 3 855 1 0 2 13 .077 4 .308 0 0-0

GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
2013
2014
2015

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