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#2 Sam Palano
Position: Forward
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 150
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Lafayette, CA
High School: Campolindo HS
College: Muir
Major: Microbiology
Experience: 1 Letter
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AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014
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.

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 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 ... Cougars won 2011 North Coast Section (NCS) championship with a 20-1-6 overall record ... League and Team MVP as a senior ... First-team all-league honors as a senior, second team as a junior and honorable mention as a freshman and sophomore ... 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 ... Twin brother, Nick, is also a sophomore on the 2014 UCSD roster ... Microbiology major at Muir 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 skiing, playing the guitar and camping ... Roots for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Athletics ... Favorite athlete is Barcelona FC and Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta.

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
Totals 2 0 41 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0

GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
2013
2014

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