Roman Christiano Mirarchi is closing out his UCLA career having put off a professional water polo career in his native Italy in exchange for the benefits of a college degree. Mirarchi scored twice in the Bruins’ 16-3 victory over visiting Princeton on Thursday in a tune up match prior to this weekend’s important SoCal Tournament. The competition features all 10 of the top ranked teams in the most recent CWPA coaches’ poll. UCLA will attempt to retain its top ranking after taking on the nation’s best.
UCLA Films spends a few minutes with Mirarchi who shares the unique observations of an Italian studying and playing in Westwood.