Watch Alessandro's goals against UAE at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup here.
View photos of Alessandro scoring against UAE at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup here.
AS A SENIOR IN 2014
Team co-captain ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (9/15) ... Started all 12 matches in which he played, at striker ... Led team in shots (37) and was second in assists (five), total points (nine) and shots on goal (15) ... Tied for eighth in CCAA in assists and tied for 14th in shots ... Missed opener vs. Saint Martin's (9/4) due to yellow-card suspension from 2013 finale, and final seven contests after suffering season-ending injury vs. Cal State East Bay (10/12) ... Scored both of his goals for season during first half of 4-0 home romp vs. Cal State San Marcos (9/14) ... Assisted on both goals in 2-1 triumph at another crosstown rival in Point Loma (9/9), and added a Triton-season-best three assists in 3-0 home victory vs. California Baptist (9/18) ... Season highs of 98 minutes vs. Cal State Stanislaus (10/10) and six shots vs. CSUSM ... Registered five shots on three other occasions.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2013
NSCAA All-West Region Third Team ... All-CCAA honorable mention ... Appeared in 18 matches with 15 starts at a forward spot ... Drew start and contributed team's first goal of the season, his first in a Triton uniform, via free kick into the upper corner to tie the score in the 57th minute of the opener at California Baptist (9/5), with UCSD ultimately taking a 2-1 decision in overtime ... Tallied 83rd-minute equalizer in 1-1 double-overtime draw at Cal State Dominguez Hills (9/13) ... Scored second-half clincher vs. Humboldt State (9/27) and first-half winner at Cal State East Bay (10/6) ... Notched UCSD's lone goal in NCAA Championship Third Round vs. No. 12 Simon Fraser (11/22) in Denver, Colo. ... Three assists came in back-to-back contests, with two in a span of 58 seconds late in 2-1 come-from-behind triumph vs. Cal State Monterey Bay (10/27) that secured a CCAA Championship berth, and the other on lone goal at Cal Poly Pomona (11/1) ... Played a season-high 96 minutes in NCAA Second Round vs. Chico State (11/16), and 96 more in next round vs. SFU ... Credited with season-high five shots at Cal State Stanislaus (10/4) and vs. CSUMB ... Was forced to miss home opener vs. Point Loma (9/7) due to red-card suspension after receiving a second yellow at CBU ... Missed CCAA Championship semifinal vs. Chico State (11/8) due to yellow-card accumulation.
Was the youngest member of the 12-man USA squad at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013, appearing in all three Group A games while scoring twice and assisting on what proved to be the winner in 6-4 decision over United Arab Emirates (9/23) ... Also played for Team USA in a tournament in Portugal and a single exhibition match vs. Brazil (8/14) in Hollywood, Fla., during the 2014 summer.
SANTA MONICA COLLEGE
Had attended Santa Monica College since high school ... Only competed in soccer during the 2012 season, as SMC did not have a soccer program prior to that time ... Tallied 24 goals and eight assists to earn Offensive Player of the Year distinction.
A 2008 graduate of Santa Monica High School ... Part of the Vikings' 2008 squad as a senior that went an undefeated 29-0-1, repeated as Ocean League champions, and won the CIF Los Angeles Section Division IV and CIF Southern Regional titles, becoming the first men's team at SMHS to win CIF in the 36-year history of the program ... Earned first-team all-league honors.
Born Dec. 29, 1989 in Santa Monica ... Parents are Cosimo Canale and Jewel DeAnda ... Has an older brother named GianCarlo ... Urban studies and planning major at Muir College.