Men's Senior National Team




Luca Cupido
Luca  Cupido

Hometown:
Newport Beach, CA

Last College:
UC Berkeley 2018

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210

Position:
Attacker

Birthdate:
11/09/1995

Club:
Newport Beach WPC


05/22/2016

USA Men Fall Short In 8-6 Loss To Australia In Front Of Big Crowd At USC

Cupido scores twice in the loss.

05/20/2016

USA Men Take Shootout Thriller 12-11 Over Australia In Claremont On Bonanni Game Winner

Two teams will meet on Sunday, LIVE on NBC Sports Network

05/19/2016

Rosters Announced For Upcoming USA-Australia Series Starting Friday

Action begins in Claremont, CA on Friday and concludes in Irvine, CA on May 26

05/15/2016

USA Men Win GOLD At FINA Intercontinental Tournament Defeating Australia 10-9

Luca Cupido scores the game winner with two seconds left

05/13/2016

USA Men Earn Spot In FINA Intercontinental Tournament Final With 16-11 Win Over Brazil

Team USA closes out group play on Saturday against China

05/12/2016

Inside Water ft. Luca Cupido

Luca Cupido gives #InsideWater the scoop on his pre-game rituals, his favorite type of music and offers some great advice for younger players. #BeVictoRIOus #RoadtoRio

INTERNATIONAL/CLUB
Recorded eight goals during 2015 FINA World Championships...Second highest scorer for Team USA's Gold-medal finish at 2015 Pan American Games with 16 goals... Tournament MVP while helping Team USA to bronze at the 2015 FINA Men's Intercontinental Tournament...Made USA Water Polo National Team debut at 2014 FINA World Cup where he scored six goals en route to fourth-place finish...Previously competed for Italian National Team winning Gold at 2013 LEN European Junior Championship and 2013 FINA Junior World Championship...As member of Italian Team, competed in 2013 International Tournament Acireale (Italy) and won best player of Italian team...Participated in 2011 and 2012 Vikelas Cup (Greece)... Helped lead team to Silver medal at European Championship 17- under at Rijeka, Croatia in 2011...Played in 2011 Montenegro cup...Led team to Gold medal in 2010 Bayer Cup held in Germany; top scorer of tournament...MVP at 2009 International tournament...Competed in 2009 and 2010 International Tournament Darko Cukic Memorial, Serbia. p.

COLLEGE
2014 MPSF Newcomer of the Year...Top Rookie at NorCal and SoCal tournaments, 2014...Scored 42 goals in 2014.

HIGH SCHOOL
Competed for Newport Harbor High School where he was a First-Team All- American in 2013...MVP Sunset League 2013...First-team member of All-CIF Southern California Division 1 team, 2013... Varsity team of NHHS 2013... 2013 Daily Pilot Team.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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
  • 2013 FINA JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, SZOMBATHELY, HUNGARY, 1ST PLACE
  • 2012 FINA WORLD YOUTH WATER POLO CHAMPIONSHIP, PERTH, AUSTRALIA, 1ST PLACE
  • 2012 LEN JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP, CANET EN ROUSSILLON, FRANCE, 1ST PLACE

FUN FACTS
Pregame Ritual: None
Favorite Quote: "Veni, Vidi, Vici"
Favorite Ice Cream: Hazelnut
Favorite Chain Restaurant: In-N-Out Burger
If You Had To Make An Ipod Playlist Named After Yourself, What Would It Be?: Cuppi
And What Would Be The First Song?: "The Miracle (Of Joey Ra- Mone)" U2
Where Do You See Yourself 10 Years From Now?: Teaching Water Polo To Young Kids
If You Couldn't Play Water Polo, What Sport Would You Play?: Soccer
Role Model: My Brother, Giacomo
Athletic Inspiration: Lebron James
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