9 Ryan Baliani
9 Ryan Baliani
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
Year: Junior
Hometown: Murrieta, Calif.
High School: Murrieta Valley HS
Position: Attacker


2013: Played in 24 games for the Gauchos. Tallied four goals and six assists...Played well on defense with six steals and four field blocks...Drew six player ejections. 

2012: Played in all 28 games for the Gauchos...Scored a total of four goals... Drew nine ejections...Tallied three steals, two field blocks and seven assists...Had a season high two goals against Concordia (Sept. 23). 

2011: Redshirted.

Attended Murrieta Valley High School…Played for coach Bryan Lynton…Helped the Nighthawks to three Southwestern League Championships and three CIF Division II Finals…Earned All-American, All-CIF Division II and All-Southwestern League honors…Also competed in swimming.

Played for Elite Water Polo Club…Twice placed second at the Pan Pacific International Tournament.

Ryan Louis Baliani was born on Oct. 22, 1993 in Garden Grove, Calif.…Parents are Mike and Karin Baliani…Has an older brother, Dylan, who is also on the UCSB men’s water polo team…Has yet to declare a major at UCSB…Names his dad, Mike, and Lionel Messi as his heroes…His most memorable athletic achievement was playing in the CIF Division II finals…Favorite movie is “Undercover Brother” and his favorite book is “Game of Thrones”…Enjoys listening to music by Journey…Interests include surfing, snowboarding, music and computers.