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8 Alessandro Valania

AS A JUNIOR IN 2017
ACWPC All-Academic ... Appeared in 20 games ... Recorded 17 goals, which ranked fifth on the team ... Second on the team with 19 assists and 33 steals ... Had a .378 shooting percentage ... Recorded two goals, four assists and two steals in a victory over Air Force (10/20) ... Posted two goals, four assists and a steal in a WWPA Tournament quarterfinal win against Santa Clara (11/17) ... Matched a season-high with four steals along with a goal and two assists in a WWPA Tournament semifinal victory over California Baptist (11/18) ... Had four steals with an assist against Princeton (9/24).

AT GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE
Played water polo at Golden West College in 2015 and 2016 ... Compiled 36 goals and 43 assists in 30 games played ... Helped his team win the California Community College Athletic Association state championship in 2016.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2012 graduate of Alberti-DaVinci High School in Savona, Italy.

PERSONAL
Born Oct. 22 in Savona, Italy ... Parents are Piera and Claudio ... Has a younger brother named Alberto ... Human development major at Marshall College ... Favorite water polo moment was winning the state championship at Golden West College in 2016 ... Has aspirations of opening his own business after UCSD ... Enjoys cooking ... Roots for AC Milan and All Blacks ... Favorite athlete is Alberto Angelini ... Loves the movie Guardians of the Galaxy ... Listens to A.C.D.C. and Ed Sheeran ... Favorite food is lasagna ... He is really open to helping his friends ... Loves Instagram.

GAME HIGHS
Goals 2 Multiple Times (Last vs. Santa Clara 11/17/17) -
Assists 4 Multiple Times (Last vs. Santa Clara (11/17/17) -
Steals 4 Multiple Times (Last vs. California Baptist 11/18/17) -
CAREER STATISTICS
Season G A Stl Ej Dr Shot % FB Ej
2017 17 19 33 10 .378 5 20
Totals 17 19 33 10 .378 5 20
Position: Utility
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Savona, Italy
High School: Alberti-DaVinci HS
Other College: Golden West College
College: Marshall
Major: Human Development
Experience: 1 Letter
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