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

Is slated to redshirt in 2012.

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 Maurizio Mirarchi and Elisabetta Porfirione's three children...has one brother, Massimiliano, and one sister, Veronica...undeclared major.

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