AS A SENIOR IN 2016
CCAA Fall All-Academic ... Came off bench in all 24 games, primarily on left side of midfield, but also played in central midfield ... Completed final collegiate campaign with most career games played, an even 70, of any Triton on 2016 roster ... Scored dramatic decider with just 1:41 left in double overtime to cap come-from-behind 2-1 victory in opener vs. Azusa Pacific (9/1), passing ball out to twin brother Sam before getting it back for the close-range, open-net tap-in.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2015
CCAA All-Academic ... CCAA Fall All-Academic ... One of eight Tritons to appear in all 18 games, as an outside midfielder, with two starts ... Tied for fourth on team with five points from two goals and an assist ... Third with seven shots on goal ... Both goals came at rival Cal State LA ... Netted first career game-winner at 87:01 of 1-0 decision (10/4) ... Capped scoring at 86:47 in 3-1 defeat in CCAA Tournament (11/3), a game in which he started ... In between, first career assist came on first-half equalizer during come-from-behind 3-2 win vs. Cal State Monterey Bay (10/9) ... Other start was in home finale vs. Cal State San Marcos (10/21) ... Season highs of three shots in opener at Saint Martin's (9/3) and 64 minutes vs. Cal State San Bernardino (9/20).
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.
Competed for Diablo FC, Walnut Creek Soccer Club and Mustang Soccer Club.
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.
Born June 16 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 senior on the 2016 UCSD roster ... Biochemistry and cell biology major at Sixth College ... Plans to go to dental school and become a dentist like his father after graduating from UC San Diego ... 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 surfing, skiing and golf ... Roots for FC Barcelona ... Favorite athlete is Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi.