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
Seven 2016 Olympians return to lead team
Hooper, Irving and De Trane all score two goals each
Recorded six goals and six assists at the 2017 FINA World Championships...Scored two goals in helping Team USA to a fourth place finish at the 2017 FINA World League Super Final…Part of a silver medal run at the 2017 FINA Intercontinental Tournament…Played in all eight games (220 minutes), making seven starts for Team USA at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea (July 2-14) … Scored nine goals on 24 shots, converting at a 37.5 percent rate … Scored at least one goal in five matches including three (on three shots) in the 12-8 win over China in pool play …Tallied six assists, four field blocks and two steals as the United States captured bronze at the World University Games.
Competes for the UCLA men’s water polo team… In 2016, played in 24 matches, making 20 starts … was named a Third Team All-American and earned All-MPSF Second Team acclaim… was 3rd on the team and finished 17th in the league in scoring with 30 goals on 81 attempts, converting at a 37.0 percent rate … scored a season-high three goals in a 13-6 win over No. 9 UC San Diego (Sept. 3), a 20-8 win over John Hopkins (Sept. 10), a 16-5 win over St. Francis Brooklyn (Sept. 11), a 10-7 win over No. 3 California in the championship game of the Mountain Pacific Invitational (Sept. 25), and a 9-5 win over Pacific (Oct. 8) … he scored at least one goal in 24 of 30 games he played, including 15 multiple goal games … he scored at least one goal in 16 of the 24 games he played in, also tallying a team high five hat tricks in 2016 … also had 37 assists (led the team), 25 steals (3rd on the team), 12 field blocks (2nd on the team) and six earned exclusions … tied for first on the team in sprints won with 17… In 2015, played in 30 matches, making 26 starts … was named a Third Team All-American and All-MPSF Honorable Mention in 2015 … was 2nd on the team and finished 18th in the league in scoring with 47 goals on 104 attempts, converting at a 45.2 percent rate … scored a season- and career-high four goals in a win at Redlands (Sept. 13), in a win over Chapman (Sept. 26), and in a win at No. 7 UC Irvine (Oct. 25) … he scored at least one goal in 24 of 30 games he played, including 15 multiple goal games … he scored at least one goal in 12 consecutive outings, a PERSONAL best and a team high … also had 31 assists (3rd on team), 30 steals (2nd on the team), eight field blocks (tied for 5th on team) and four earned exclusions … was third on the team in sprints won with three… In 2014, played in 25 matches, making 12 starts … scored 16 goals (14th on the team) on 32 attempts, converting at a 50.0 percent rate … scored a season-high three goals in a win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Sept. 14) … scored at least one goal in 11 matches including multiple goals four times … also had 23 steals (4th on the team), 10 assists and eight field blocks, which was fifth on the squad … was fourth on the team in sprints won with 11.
Attended Long Beach Wilson High School in Long Beach, CA… Three-year varsity water polo
Parents are Michael and Kelly… has three siblings, Aaron, Quincy, and Savannah… Born in Long Beach, CA… enjoys surfing, golf, and basketball.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS
- 2017 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY, 13TH PLACE
- 2017 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, RUZA, RUSSIA, 4TH PLACE
- 2017 FINA INTERCONTINENTAL TOURNAMENT, GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA, 2ND PLACE
- 2015 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES, GWANGJU, SOUTH KOREA
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