29 Adriano Balani
29 Adriano Balani
Height: 5-9
Weight: 155
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Durres, Albania
Position: M
Last School: Rilindja HS
Experience: 1L
Club Team: KF Teuta

Statistics: 2014

2015: Balani appeared in all 19 matches, starting four ... Added an assist at Virginia Tech (10/27) ... Logged a season-high 90 minutes vs. Campbell (9/13) ... Registered a season-high four shots at Valparaiso (10/24) ...  Finished the year with nine shots and two shots on goal.

2014: Appeared in 18 matches, starting 15 ... Tied for the third most shots on the team with 15 ... His seven shots on goal were the third most on the team ... Posted a season-high three shots in Belmont's matchup at Bradley (10/28/14). 

Prior to Belmont: Played leading role for Rilindja HS team for Coach Sakuta ... Also played for junior academy team of KF Teuta Durres ... Named defensive midfielder of the year in 2011-12 ... Helped team to U-19 championship.

Personal: Majoring in Computer Science and minoring Entrepreneurship ... Son of Sazan and Majlinda Balani ... Born on July 29, 1994 in Durres, Albania ... Also competed in volleyball, swimming, tennis and cycling ... Earned Durres certificate of cummunity service ... Lists Alessandro Del Piero as favorite athlete.