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#20 Nick Palano
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 145
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Lafayette, CA
High School: Campolindo HS
College: Sixth
Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Experience: 1 Letter
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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 Futbol Club, Walnut Creek Soccer Club and Mustang Soccer Club.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2012 graduate of Campolindo High School in Moraga ... Four-year varsity soccer player and team captain ... Cougars won 2011 North Coast Section (NCS) championship with a 20-1-6 overall record ... First-team all-league honors as a senior, second team as a junior and honorable mention as a freshman and sophomore ... Compiled 16 goals and 13 assists over prep career ... Also participated in track and football as a sophomore.

PERSONAL
Born June 16, 1993 in Castro Valley ... Parents are Charles and Robyn Palano ... Father played soccer at UMass, lettering in 1973 ... Has an older sister named Alyssa ... Twin brother, Sam, is also a sophomore on the 2014 UCSD roster ... Biochemistry and cell biology major at Sixth College ... Most memorable moment in soccer to date was winning the NCS title as a high school junior in 2011 ... Favorite UCSD moment is the Chico State match from the 2013 NCAA Championship ... Enjoys golf, fishing and backpacking ... Roots for FC Barcelona, Liverpool FC and the San Francisco 49ers ... 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

2014 NCAA MWP Champs (mid-ad)
Birch Aquarium (mid-ad)