NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
  Aimone Barabino
Aimone Barabino

Player Profile

Recco, Italy

High School:
La Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi [NYC]

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210



323 UCLA Student-Athletes Named to Fall Director's Honor Roll

Men's soccer player Joe Sofia leads the list with a 3.96 cumulative GPA


Seven UCLA Men's Water Polo Players Earn MPSF All-Academic Honors

Chris Wendt picked up his third straight MPSF All-Academic selection.


UCLA Falls in NCAA Title Game, 11-10 at USC

Seniors Josh Samuels and Bret Lathrope each scored two goals in the national championship game.


No. 2 UCLA Heads Crosstown for NCAA Championships

The Bruins face third-seeded St. Francis Brooklyn on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 3:12 p.m. at USC.


Four Bruins Earn All-MPSF Accolades

Senior Josh Samuels picked up first team honors, Matt Rapacz and Paul Reynolds were named to the second team with Aimone Barabino receiving honorable mention acclaim.

Played in 27 games, making three starts...scored 15 goals on 37 attempts, converting at a 40.5 percent clip...named an honorable mention All-MPSF selection...captured MPSF All-Academic Team accolades...led the team with 73 earned exclusions...also tallied 10 steals, seven assists and six field blocks...scored in 10 games, including a season-best three goals in UCLA's 20-0 win over Whittier (Oct. 22)...had four multiple-goal games...scored one goal in UCLA's 10-9 sudden-victory overtime win over USC in the MPSF Tournament's title match (Nov. 27).

Played in 24 games, making two starts...scored 10 goals on 26 attempts, converting at a 38.5 percent rate...served as one of the Bruins' three primary two-meter players...finished third on the team with 22 earned exclusions...also collected five blocks, four steals and two assists...scored in nine games, including a season-high two goals against Pacific in a first-round victory at the MPSF Tournament (Nov. 26)...scored in five of UCLA's final eight matches...scored one goal in his first collegiate game, a 12-4 victory over Concordia (Sept. 11) in UCLA's season opener.

High School
Studied for four years at Istituto Emiliani di Nervi (in province of Genoa), Italy before spending one year in New York City at Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi...played water polo in Italy for the club R.N. Camogli...led R.N. Camogli to the gold medal at the Italian Championship in each of three seasons (2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09)...earned team MVP honors in 2006 and 2008...represented Italy at the European Youth Championship in 2008 (7th place) and 2009 (6th place)...finished fifth during Nationals in 2010 with the New York Athletic Club's "B" team...helped lead Italy to an eighth-place finish at the Six Nations tournament and a fourth-place result at the Eight Nations tournament.

Personal - Full name: Aimone Barabino (pronounced ai-MOHN-uh bar-uh-BEE-noh)...born March 19, 1991 in Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy (province of Genoa)...Aimone is the younger of Alessandro Barabino and Cristiana Pizzo's two sons...has one older brother, Alarico...undeclared major...interested in studying biology.

Aimone Barabino's Career Statistics
2010 24/2 10 26 .385 2 4 5 22
2011 27/3 15 37 .405 7 10 6 73
Totals 51/5 25 63 .397 9 14 11 95