Antonietta Collins, who was born on November 22, 1985, in Mexico City, is a popular sportscaster who currently works for ESPN as one of the top anchors on SportsCenter. Antonietta is the daughter of popular Mexican broadcaster Maria Antonieta Collins.
Maria has won four Emmy Awards for her broadcast journalism.
She is also a former athlete who has competed as a member on the Mexican national soccer team.
“I played soccer and softball, and I was lucky enough when I was in high school to be recruited to the Under-19 Mexican national team. I played for them for two summers, between my junior and senior year of high school and the summer after I graduated. It didn’t go further than that,” she said in an interview with The Spun.
“It was amazing. Given the fact that my mom was a national reporter, every time there was a soccer story she would talk about me. I remember, my senior year of high school, I didn’t go to prom, because my mom had to do a story on Mia Hamm. She was still playing for WUSA in Washington. I got to go with my mom instead of prom, and she made me the reporter for it. It was told through my eyes. I think word got back to the Mexican Football Federation. I also had a close friend who played for the national team, so they gave me a tryout. I stuck there for two and a half months the first time and it was intense. It was the first time I did something that scared me but also gave me adrenaline. We trained in Mexico City at their training facility. It was crazy, like three-a-days…It was just so much fun. We were training for the Pan-American Games. I never got to play with the team, because I was in school, but they still called me back the following year. For the girls on the team, that was their livelihood. It was a lifestyle. For me”
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