At a glance: Valuable addition as a back-up goalkeeper ... Member of the Honors Collegium at Ohio State ... Majoring in evolution and ecology major with an interest in research on coral reef ecology.
As a freshman (2012):Redshirted season to gain experience and will have four years of eligibility remaining starting in 2013 ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Recorded 64 saves over eight games in final year with West-Windsor Plainsboro ... Team reached the semi-finals of the Central Jersey Group Three State Tournament in 2009 ... Also played for club team NJSA04 Santos ... Reached quarterfinals of New Jersey State Cup with the club in 2010 ... Awarded the Most Valuable Goalkeeper at the Ohio State camp in 2011.
Personal: Majoring in evolution and ecology ... Son of Ryne and Kristin Palombit ... Has a younger sibling, Marco ... Was a National Merit Scholarship Quarterfinalist and AP Scholar with Distinction ... Part of the Science Olympiad team in high school, which finished first in the state in 2008 ... Served as a research intern at Rutgers Marine Sciences ... Enjoys playing violin, painting and watching soccer ... Hopes to play soccer professionally one day before attending graduate school.