NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
UCLA Men's Water Polo BIO
Cristiano Mirarchi
Player Profile:
Cristiano Mirarchi 1263989
Position: Utility
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 188
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rome, Italy
High School: Evangelista Torricelli
Experience: 2 Letters

Played in 29 matches, making six starts … earned second team ACWPC All-America and second team All-MPSF accolades … named a "superior" selection on the ACWPC All-Academic Team in addition to securing MPSF All-Academic Team honors while posting the squad's highest grade point average … scored 28 goals (tied for 7th on the team) on 58 attempts, shooting at a 48.3 percent rate … also registered 40 assists (3rd on the team), 23 steals (7th on the team) and 13 field blocks (3rd on the squad) … scored a season-high three goals five times (in a win over Whittier on Sept. 14, in a win over Pomona-Pitzer on Oct. 12, in back-to-back home wins over Pacific on Oct. 27 and California on Nov. 1 and in the MPSF Tournament semifinal loss to Stanford on Nov. 30) … scored at least one goal in 16 matches, scoring multiple goals seven times.

Redshirted the season due to a shoulder injury.

Played in 22 matches, making five starts … scored 10 goals on 38 attempts … named an honorable mention ACWPC All-America and All-MPSF selection for the second consecutive year … named an outstanding selection on the ACWPC All-Academic Team in addition to securing MPSF All-Academic Team honors … registered 14 steals, nine assists and six field blocks … scored the game-winning goal in sudden victory overtime for UCLA twice - in the MPSF Tournament title match against USC (Nov. 27) and versus Pacific in an MPSF contest (Nov. 4) … scored at least one goal in eight matches … had a pair of two-goal games - at Santa Clara (Oct. 16) and Long Beach State (Nov. 10).

Played in 24 matches, making 22 starts … scored 35 goals on 69 attempts, converting at a 50.7 percent rate … finished second on the team with 35 goals, seven shy of Ben Hohl’s team-leading 42 goals and the highest single-season total by a freshman since 2001, when Brett Ormsby registered 43 goals … named an honorable mention ACWPC All-America and All-MPSF selection … secured ACWPC All-Academic acclaim as an “outstanding” selection … finished his freshman campaign with 10 steals, six assists and five blocks … ranked 16th among MPSF field players with a 1.46 goals per game average … ranked fourth in that category among MPSF freshmen … scored in 18 of the Bruins’ 25 matches, including in nine of the team’s first 10 games … collected 10 multiple-goal games, including a season-high five goals in UCLA’s 10-9 win over Stanford in a semifinal match of the NorCal Tournament (Sept. 18) … also had four goals against UC San Diego (Oct. 30) and three goals in two matches … led UCLA with eight goals at the SoCal Tournament (Oct. 2-3), including a team-high three goals in a 9-8 loss to USC in the championship match (Oct. 3).

High School
Studied at Evangelista Torricelli in Rome, Italy for five years … competed for the club team Roma Pallanuoto … helped lead the team to three gold medals and four silver medals at the Italian championships … earned team MVP honors in 2007 … played in 60 games with the Italian Junior National Team and three matches with the Italian Senior National Team … served as team captain and was the top scorer for Italy during the European Youth Championships in 2008 and 2009 … earned MVP honors at the 2009 Eight Nations Tournament in Syracuse, Italy.

Full name: Cristiano Mirarchi … born July 11, 1991 in Rome, Italy … Cristiano is the oldest of Maurialo Mirarchi and Elisabetta Porfirione’s three children … has one brother, Massimiliano, and one sister, Veronica … majoring in business economics.

Cristiano Mirarchi's Career Statistics
2010 24/22 35 69 .507 6 10 5 3
2011 22/5 10 38 .263 14 9 6 4
2013 29/6 28 58 .483 40 23 13 6
Totals 75/33 73 165 .442 60 42 24 13
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