Sofia Muñatones (born 2 October 2003 in Huntington Beach, California) is a 19-year-old student-athlete at the University of California San Diego (Class of 2026). She is a freshman water polo player, former competitive swimmer, and open water swimmer from Huntington Beach in Southern California.
Aquatic Career Highlights
- She played for United Water Polo and was a 10U USA Water Polo All-American water polo player and starter with Vanguard Aquatics in 2014.
- She was a starter on the USA Water Polo 12U girls Junior Olympic Championship team at Huntington Beach Water Polo Club and an USA Water Polo Second Team All-American in July 2016. The team also won the US Club Championships, Cal Cup, San Diego County Cup and the SPA tournament during the 2016 season.
- She was a starter (sprinter + attacker) on the USA Water Polo 14U girls Junior Olympic Championship team at Pacific Coast Riptide Water Polo Club in July 2018. She was named as a USA Water Polo Second Team All-American. The team also won the US Club Championships, Cal Cup, San Diego County Cup and the SPA tournament during the 2018 season.
- She swam the 50-yard freestyle (26.2), 100-yard freestyle (58.9), 100-yard backstroke (1:06.7) and 200 individual medley during her freshman swim season, the first time she competed in swimming.
- She was selected as a third team player on the 2020 All-County Orange County Register Team.
- She was selected as a third team player on the 2020 All CIF-Southern Section Division I Team.
- She was selected as a first team player on the 2020 All Surf League Team.
- She won the Los Alamitos High School girls Coaches Award for 2020.
USA Water Polo 14U girls Junior Olympic Championship Highlights
Los Alamitos High School Winter Sports Highlight Reel with Water Polo
Los Alamitos Girls Water Polo Team during COVID School Closure
- Sofia has a twin sister named Sydney Munatones, an older brother Skyler Munatones who played water polo at University of California San Diego, and an older sister Sabrina Munatones.
- Her parents include mother is Rieko Munatones from Kitakyushu, Japan and Steven Munatones who played water polo and swam at Harvard University.
- Aunt Stephani Munatones Sharp swam and played water polo at Whittier High School and Princeton University.
- Aunt Stacey Muñatones Hensley played water polo at Whittier High School and was a member of the USA Water Polo women’s national and junior national teams between 1984 and 1989.
- She is a distant relative of the individuals who built the Muñatones Castle in Bilbao, Spain. One of Munatones' ancestors was Don José de Mazarredo y Salazar de Muñatones Cortázar, considered to be one of the best Spanish naval commanders of all time, who was born in Bilbao, Spain where the Muñatones Castillo is located.
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