Cupido scores twice in the loss.
Two teams will meet on Sunday, LIVE on NBC Sports Network
Action begins in Claremont, CA on Friday and concludes in Irvine, CA on May 26
Team USA closes out group play on Saturday against China
Competition starts May 10 in Yokohama, Japan
National Teams Prepare For FINA World Championships
2013 Men's FINA World League Prelim - Recap
Men's National Team vs. Argentina - Exhibition
USA v Argentina in Game 3 of the UANA Aquatic Championships in Calgary, Canada.
Scored four goals in 2015 FINA World Championships...Added eight goals in Team USA's Gold-medal finish during 2015 Pan American Games...Led Team USA to third-place finish with 14 goals in 2015 FINA Intercontinental tournament...Tallied 11 goals in helping Team USA to fourth-place finish at 2014 FINA World Cup...Led Team USA in scoring with 13 goals on the way to fifth-place finish at 2014 FINA World League Super Final...Scored 11 goals in Gold medal effort at 2014 FINA Intercontinental Tournament...Posted seven goals during 2013 FINA World Cup Qualifiers...Helped United States to fifth-place mark at 2013 FINA Junior World Championships...Scored seven goals at 2013 FINA World Championships...Tallied seven goals in helping Team USA to fourth place at 2013 FINA World League Super Final...Added five goals to power United States to second place and a World Championship berth at 2013 UANA World Aquatic Championship Qualification Tournament...Member of the Junior National Team that took ninth place at 2011 FINA Junior World Championships.
Attended Stanford where he scored over 200 goals...Cutino Award finalist in 2015...ACWPC All-American First Team and All-MPSF First Team selection...ACWPC All-American Team (2011)...All-MPSF First Team (2011)...MPSF Newcomer of the Year (2011).
2011 graduate of Santana High School in Santee, CA...Played water polo and competed on swim team all four years...Captained the water polo team as a junior and senior and the swim team as a junior...Helped lead Santana to Grossmont North League titles in 2007 and 2008, and to Grossmont Valley League titles in 2009 and 2010...Holds CIF San Diego Section career goals scored record with 547...Named CIF San Diego Section Player of the Year as a senior...Earned section first-team nods in 2009 and 2010, selected to second team in 2008...Grossmont North/Valley League MVP in 2008, 2009, 2010...Made the league's first team all four years...NISCA All-American Second Team se- lection in 2010...All-California/Hawaii Sixth Team in 2009 and First Team in 2010...Played club water polo for San Diego Shores...Helped team to third-place finish at 2010 Junior Olympics and fourth-place finish in 2011...Named Junior Olympics All-American from 2008-11.
Born in San Diego, Calif...Parents are Rod and Barbara ... has one younger brother, Eric ... plans to major in engineering and pursue a career in the field.
- 2015 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, KAZAN, RUSSIA, 7TH PLACE
- 2015 PAN AMERICAN GAMES, TORONTO, CANADA, 1ST PLACE
- 2015 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, BERGAMO, ITALY 4TH PLACE
- 2015 FINA INTERCONTINENTAL TOURNAMENT, CORONA DEL MAR, CA, US, 3RD PLACE
- 2014 FINA WORLD CUP, ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN, 4TH PLACE
- 2014 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, DUBAI, UAE, 5TH PLACE
- 2014 FINA INTERCONTINENTAL TOURNAMENT, SHANGHAI, CHINA, 1ST PLACE
- 2013 FINA MEN'S JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, SZOMBATHELY, HUNGARY, 5TH PLACE
- 2013 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BARCELONA, SPAIN, 9TH PLACE
- 2013 FINA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS, SANTA ANA, CA, 1ST PLACE
FAVORITE QUOTE: "IT'S NOT WHETHER YOU GET KNOCKED DOWN, IT'S WHETHER YOU GET BACK UP."--VINCE LOMBARDI
FAVORITE ICE CREAM: MOOSE TRACKS
FAVORITE CHAIN RESTAURANT: IN-N-OUT BURGER
FAVORITE REALITY TV SHOW: THE AMAZING RACE
IF YOU HAD TO MAKE AN IPOD PLAYLIST NAMED AFTER YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: CALM DOWN
AND WHAT WOULD BE THE FIRST SONG?: "MR. JONES" COUNTING CROWS
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF 10 YEARS FROM NOW?: STILL PLAYING WATER POLO IN SOME FORM OR ANOTHER
IF YOU COULDN'T PLAY WATER POLO, WHAT SPORT WOULD YOU PLAY?: BASEBALL
ROLE MODEL: MY DAD
ATHLETIC INSPIRATION: TONY GWYNN
Etc: I would like to thank my mom for being there and supporting me through the stressful times. I would like to thank my dad for getting me started in the sport and helping me become who I am today. I would like to thank my brother, Eric for being a great friend. Thank you John Vargas, Jon Barnea, Leah Mauer, for elevating my play and my character at Stanford -- and Doug Peabody and the rest of the San Diego Shores organization for pushing me and creating great friendships during high school.
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