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Skyler Munatones

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Skyler Munatones at the October 2018 MPSF Tournament at Stanford University
Skyler Munatones at the 2018 NCAA Final Four semifinal game vs. Stanford University's Ben Hallock, published in Swimming World Magazine on 31 December 2018
Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Division II 2019 Player of the Year and All-America Team First Team
Skyler Munatones during his 2017 college season
Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Division II All-America Team First Team and 2019 Player of the Year
Skyler Munatones on University of California San Diego Instagram during his 2017 college season
Triton Talk, Episode #307 featuring UCSD freshman men's water polo player Skyler Munatones, UCSD men's soccer head coach Jon Pascale, and UCSD freshman track & field hurdler Claudia Cox
Skyler Munatones named 2016 Freshman of the Year by the Western Water Polo Association conference
Skyler Munatones playing against Loyola Marymount University. Photo by Andy Wilhelm during his 2016 college freshman season
Skyler Munatones playing against Loyola Marymount University. Photo by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications during his 2016 college freshman season
Skyler Munatones playing for the University of California San Diego Triton's water polo team. Photo by Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics during his 2016 college season
Skyler Munatones at the 2016 National Junior Olympic finals, leading scorer for Vanguard Aquatics
Vanguard Aquatics Skyler Munatones shooting at the 16U gold medal game at the 2014 USA Water Polo Junior Olympics
Photo by Kevin Chang, Daily Pilot on 13 November 2013 of Huntington Beach High School sophomore Skyler Munatones shooting against Corona del Mar High School in a CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoff game
Skyler Munatones at 2014 Junior Olympics at Stanford University
Vanguard Aquatics Skyler Munatones playing defense at the 16U gold medal game at the 2014 USA Water Polo Junior Olympics
Huntington Beach High School freshman Skyler Muñatones in San Diego Tournament, photo courtesy of Liza Lee, during his 2012 freshman season
Skyler Muñatones in San Diego Tournament, courtesy of Liza Lee
Skyler Muñatones at 14U water polo tournament

Skyler Joe Muñatones (born 6 June 1998) is a 21-year-old senior water polo player and team captain at the University of California San Diego. He played water polo for Vanguard Water Polo, Huntington Beach High School and Los Angeles Athletic Club. He is a pool and ocean swimmer and a waterman from Huntington Beach, California. He was previously editor of Waterpolopedia and creator of PoloMetrics.

Water Polo Career

  • 2008: Named USA Water Polo All-American (10U first team)
  • 2010: Named USA Water Polo All-American (12U honorable mention)
  • 2010: Selected San Diego Cup All-Tournament Team member
  • 2013: International Youth Water Polo Tournament in Eger, Hungary
  • 2014: Editor of Waterpolopedia
  • 2013-2014: Selected USA Water Polo Academic All-America
  • 2014: Starting member of silver medal team at USA Water Polo 16U Junior Olympics
  • 2015: 5th leading overall scorer, North versus South Water Polo Challenge
  • 2015: Leading scorer of CIF Division I semifinal game vs. Harvard Westlake School
  • 2016: Selected USA Water Polo 18U All-American (second team)
  • 2016: Freshman starter on the University of California San Diego water polo team
  • 2016: Named Western Water Polo Conference Freshman of the Year and named to the WWPA All-Freshman Team, compiled 34 goals, 26 assists, and 15 steals, second on the team in goals and assists
  • 2017: Named All-Western Water Polo Conference Honorable Mention and Western Water Polo Conference All-Tournament Second Team, led the team with 29 assists and scored 25 goals, ranked third on team
  • 2018: UC San Diego Athlete of the Week, 5 November 2018
  • 2018: Selected Western Water Polo Association, Athlete of the Week, 7 November 2018
  • 2018: Named Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Division II All-America Team, First Team
  • 2018: Named All-Western Water Polo Conference First Team, led UCSD with 39 assists and finished second on the team with 73 points
  • 2019: Selected Team Captain, University of California San Diego men's water polo team
  • 2019: Named All-Western Water Polo Conference Second Team, led UCSD with 101 points (goals + assists)
  • 2019: Named All-Western Water Polo Conference Tournament First Team
  • 2019: Named Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Division II All-America Team First Team.
  • 2019: Named Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Division II Player of the Year.
  • 2019: Named Western Water Polo Conference All-Academic Team.

Huntington Beach High School Career






2014 USA Water Polo 16U Gold Medal Game

Heroics

He performed CPR on and saved his father Steven Munatones after having a massive heart attack on 15 May 2016. This act was recognized by the American Heart Association on 13 October 2016.

Ancestors

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. His father (Steven Munatones) played at Harvard University between 1980-1984 and two sisters (Sydney Munatones and Sofia Munatones) currently play water polo for Los Alamitos High School.

Creations

Munatones created PoloMetrics and Waterpolopedia, both in 2014.

Triton Talk

Listen to Munatones' interview here

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