Tony is the Captain of the USA National Team. He has been a member of the team since 1998 and has competed in three Olympics Games. Because there is no professional water polo league in the United States, Tony and many of his teammates go abroad each year to play for a European team, with a season that usually runs from September through June (with hyperlink to Europe section). This means Tony only trains full-time with the USA National Team during the summer, but he also meets up with his American teammates several times during the season to compete in various competitions. Click the button below to find the results of the major tournaments he has played while representing the USA (full recaps available for each).
Europe (Professional League)
Although Tony’s main athletic commitment is as Captain of the USA National Team, he also plays professionally abroad for approximately nine months each year (there is no professional water polo league in the United States). Tony signed his first contract with a professional European team (Cremona Bissolati) immediately after graduating from Stanford, and continued to play in Europe for the next eight years. This year (2011-2012), the US Olympic coach asked all the US players if they would consider staying home instead of playing abroad, in order to more effectively train together as a team in preparation for the London Olympics. Tony and his teammates agreed and have been training out of Thousand Oaks, CA since January. Tony plans on returning to Europe to play professionally again in September.