Award recognizes top player in college water polo
Cupido scores three goals to lead a balanced scoring effort
Alex Obert and Max Irving score three goals each
Will take on South Africa in 13th-16th place bracket
Hallock and Dunstan score twice in the loss
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
Led Team USA with 11 goals and 6 assists at the 2017 FINA World Championships...Posted four goals in 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...Tallied eight goals in 2016 FINA World League Super Final...Scored 11 goals in 2016 FINA Intercontinental Tournament...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.
Attends UC Berkeley... 2014 MPSF Newcomer of the Year...Top Rookie at NorCal and SoCal tournaments, 2014...Scored 42 goals in 2014.
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 COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS
- 2017 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY, 13TH PLACE
- 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, 10TH PLACE
- 2016 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, HUIZHOU, CHINA, 2ND PLACE
- 2016 FINA INTERCONTINENTAL TOURNAMENT, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN, 1ST PLACE
- 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
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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