3 Sophia Loiola
3 Sophia Loiola
Height: 6-0
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, Calif.
High School: Redondo Union HS

HIGH SCHOOL

Played three years on the varsity squad for the Seahawks and head coach Tommy Chaffins… Played opposite and middle blocker… Won the All-School Sportsmanship Award and the CIF Division I Sportsmanship Award.

PERSONAL

Nickname is “Soph”… Parents are Jose and Pamela Loiola… Has three siblings; Juliana, Priscilla and Victor… Plans to major in sports management… Related to Jeff Sutton, former football player at El Camino College… Her father Jose was an Olympic beach volleyball player for Brazil at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and was inducted into the California Beach Volleyball Association Hall of Fame in 2014… Models her game after her father… Has done charity work with Best Buddies and Friendship Circle… Superstition is to always step on the court with her right foot first… Holds dual citizenship… Favorites include: Kelly Clase (volleyball player), Boston Red Sox (sports team).