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Sydney Munatones

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Sydney Muñatones shooting against Corona del Mar High School at 2020 Wolfpack Invitational Tournament
Sydney Muñatones and Sofia Munatones 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 Muñatones 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 Muñatones and Sofia Munatones on 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 Muñatones (right) at Castaic Lake, California
Sofia Munatones (left) and Sydney Muñatones (right) at Castaic Lake, California

Sydney Muñatones (born 2 October 2003 in Huntington Beach, California) is an 16-year-old student-athlete from Los Alamitos High School, California (Class of 2022). She is a sophomore water polo player and competitive swimmer at Los Alamitos High School in Southern California.

Aquatic Career Highlights[edit]

  • She played for United Water Polo and was an 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 First Team All-American in July 2016. The team also won the US Club Championships, Cal Cup, San Diego County Cup and other tournaments 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 and was a USA Water Polo First Team All-American. The team also won the US Club Championships, Cal Cup, San Diego County Cup and other tournaments during the 2018 season.
  • She started for the Los Alamitos High School girl's water polo team during the 2018-2019 season.
  • She swam the 50-yard freestyle (25.7 on a relay split), 100-yard freestyle (58.5) and 200 individual medley during her freshman year.
  • She was named to Honorable Mention Team at the 2019 USA Water Polo 16U girls Junior Olympic Championships.
  • She was named to the 2020 All-Surf League Team.

USA Water Polo 14U girls Junior Olympic Championship Highlights[edit]

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

Family[edit]

  • Sydney has a twin sister named Sofia Munatones, an older brother Skyler Munatones who plays 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 at Harvard University.
  • Aunt Stephani Munatones Sharp swam and played water polo at Whittier High School and Princeton University and aunt Stacey Munatones Ballance played water polo at Whittier High School and UCLA.
  • 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 is considered to be one of the best Spanish naval commanders of all time. He was born in Bilbao, Spain where the Muñatones Castillo is located.

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