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#2 Sam Palano
Position: Forward
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 150
Year: Junior
City/State: Lafayette, CA
High School: Campolindo HS
College: Muir
Major: Microbiology
Experience: 2 Letters
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AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014
Capital One Academic All-District 8 First Team ... CCAA Fall All-Academic ... UCSD Athletics All-Academic Team ... One of six Tritons to appear in all 20 matches, starting eight of them at a forward spot ... Tied for third on the team with seven total points from two goals and three assists ... Fourth in shots (22) and tied for third in shots on goal (12) ... Drew first career start in season opener vs. Saint Martin's (9/4), with first collegiate goal proving to be the game-winner in the 80th minute ... Came off the bench to total three points from one goal and one assist in 4-0 victory vs. Cal State San Marcos (9/14) ... Other two assists came on opener in 2-1 win at Point Loma (9/9), and second-half clincher in 2-0 triumph vs. Cal State East Bay (10/12) ... Converted penalty kick during tiebreaker in first round of NCAA Championship vs. Cal State L.A. (11/13) ... Season-high three shots vs. East Bay and CSULA.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
CCAA All-Academic ...Appeared in two matches off the bench ... Made college debut at Cal Poly Pomona (11/1), playing 32 minutes ... Also came on for nine minutes at the end of the first half of CCAA Championship final vs. No. 11 Cal State L.A. (11/10) in Turlock.

CLUB
Competed for Lamorinda Soccer Club, 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 ... Diablo Foothill Athletic League (DFAL) and Team MVP as a senior ... All-DFAL First Team as a senior, second team as a junior and honorable mention as a freshman and sophomore ... Cougars won 2011 North Coast Section (NCS) championship with a 20-1-6 overall record ... Compiled 31 goals and 20 assists over prep career, including 15 goals and 12 assists as a senior.

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 ... Identical twin brother, Nick, is also a junior on the 2015 UCSD roster ... Microbiology major at Muir College ... Playing professional soccer, becoming a dentist like his father, and skiing/surfing around the world are among his goals after graduating from UCSD ... A memorable moment was winning the NCS title as a high school junior in 2011 ... Favorite UCSD moment is eliminating rival Chico State on penalty kicks from the 2013 NCAA Championship ... Enjoys skiing and surfing ... Roots for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Athletics ... Favorite athletes are Lionel Messi, Alexis Sanchez and Luka Modric ... Listens to Led Zeppelin ... Loves pizza and pasta bread bowls.

CAREER STATISTICS
Season GP GS MIN G A Pts SHOT SHOT% SOG SOG% GW PK-Att
2013 2 0 41 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0
2014 20 8 1119 2 3 7 22 .091 12 .545 1 0-0
Totals 22 8 1160 2 3 7 22 .091 12 .545 1 0-0

GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
2013
2014

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