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Sofia Munatones

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Sofia Munatones passing against Corona del Mar High School at 2020 Wolfpack Invitational Tournament
Sofia Munatones, UC San Diego freshman year 2022-2023
Sydney Munatones and Sofia Muñatones of Pacific Coast Riptide Water Polo Club that won the 2018 USA Water Polo 14U girls Junior Olympic Championships, US Club Championships, Cal Cup, San Diego County Cup and SPA tournament
Sydney Munatones and Sofia Muñatones sprinting for the ball
Los Alamitos girls water polo team, winners of the 2020 Wolfpack Invitational Tournament including (back row) Sofia Munatones, Ashley Heeren, Joey Niz, Jennifer Connelly, Olivia Slavens, Colleen Sorenson, (middle row) Sydney Munatones, Kaelene De Bie, Isabel Valaika, Tess Ravelo, Jasmine Sandoval, (bottom row) Lindsey Harris, Shanna Davidson, Olivia Ouellette, Isabella Hill
Sydney Munatones and Sofia Muñatones of Pacific Coast Riptide Water Polo Club that won the 2018 USA Water Polo 14U girls Junior Olympic Championships, US Club Championships, Cal Cup, San Diego County Cup and SPA tournament
Pacific Coast Riptide Water Polo Club 14U national Junior Olympics championship team at Stanford University on 29 July 2018
Sofia Munatones (left) and Sydney Munatones (right) at Castaic Lake, California
Sofia Munatones (left) and Sydney Munatones (right) at Castaic Lake, California

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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Los Alamitos High School Winter Sports Highlight Reel with Water Polo[edit]

Los Alamitos Girls Water Polo Team during COVID School Closure[edit]

Family[edit]

  • 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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