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Cal: 2007 Matched his scoring stats (1 goal, 2 assists, 7 points) of the 2006 season...earned Pac-10 all-academic honorable mention honors...selected in the 2008 MLS Super Draft in the second round by the New York Red Bulls in the third round, the 32nd selection overall; Sassano was New York's first pick of the draft.

2006: Playing as a defender after two years as a midfielder, had 19 game starts and recorded seven points, and one goal for the season...collected five assists.

2005: Started every game for the Bears in a breakout sophomore season...earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention...assisted on the game-tying goal with 22 seconds left in regulation in Cal's 3-2 double-overtime victory against Wake Forest in the sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (11/26)...assisted on the game-winning goal against San Diego State in Cal's 2-1 overtime victory (11/4)...recorded two goals for the season...finished the season first on the team in assists with eight and tied for second in the conference in that category. 2004: Saw action in six games...recorded one assist and one point.

High School: Four-time all-league selection...league MVP senior year...recorded 14 goals and 14 assists his junior year...plays club soccer for Lamorinda United...played in the Y-League for the Santa Clara Sporting Ruckus...selected for Y-League regional pool...Contra Costa Times top 100 player in 2004 for both soccer and football.

Personal: Interdisciplinary studies major...parents are Matthew and Corinna Sassano...has a brother, Evan, who is a freshman on the Cal team, a sister, Danielle (24), who played soccer for UC Santa Cruz, and another brother, Eric.

Sassano's Career Statistics
Year	G	GS	Shots	Goals	Assists	Points
2004	6	0	2	0	1	1
2005	21	21	24	2	8	12
2006	20	19	12	1	5	7
2007	17	16	25	1	5	7
Totals	64	56	63	4	19	27

Cal Bears Men's Soccer