Luca Cupido grew up in Italy and followed his brother into water polo, eventually playing for their junior national team. He moved to Calif. and played water polo in his senior year of high school before receiving an offer from Italy’s senior team. He declined and continued to play through college and in the U.S. national team system. In his free time he likes to go surfing, boating and dancing. In 2015, he won a gold medal with the U.S. Men’s Water Polo Team at the Pan American Games and finished seventh at the world championships.