Varsity Boys Water Polo



Head coach: Jack Bowen  650.330.2001 (ext. 2773)
Assistant coach: Patrick Reilly 

Season Records

Overall: 20-8. Peninsula Athletic League-Bay: 5-0. Champions

2017/2018 Season Schedule

Legend:  Postponed  Cancelled

Date Opponent Location Dismissal Departure Start Results
Sat 8/19 Bellarmine - scrimmage Bellarmine   7:50am 9:00am  
Sat 8/26 San Ramon Valley - scrimmage Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     9:00am  
Sat 9/2 Sir Francis Drake Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     11:00am L 11-3
Wed 9/6 Hillsdale* Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     5:00pm W 21-6
Fri 9/8 Roche Tournament vs Redwood Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool 11:00am   12:00pm W 16-3
Fri 9/8 Roche Tournament vs Davis Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     5:00pm W 14-7
Sat 9/9 Roche Tournament vs St. Mary's Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     11:00am W 16-9
Sat 9/9 Roche Tournament Finals vs San Ramon Valley Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     5:00pm W 10-9 Tournament Champions
Wed 9/13 Carlmont* Carlmont HS   3:30pm 5:00pm W 20-2
Fri 9/15 CCS/NCS Tournament vs Monte Vista Acalanes HS   12:00pm 2:00pm W 15-10
Fri 9/15 CCS/NCS Tournament vs Acalanes Acalanes HS     6:00pm W 12-10
Sat 9/16 CCS/NCS Tournament semifinals vs. San Ramon Valley Acalanes HS     11:00am L 7-6 (OT)
Sat 9/16 CCS/NCS semifinal vs. Bellarmine Acalanes HS     3:00pm W 8-7, third place
Wed 9/20 M-A* Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     5:00pm W 10-4
Wed 9/27 Half Moon Bay* Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     6:00pm W 21-3
Sat 9/30 Campolindo Campolindo HS   7:00am 9:00am L 12-7
Fri 10/6 St. Francis St. Francis HS   4:20pm 6:00pm W 11-10
Tue 10/10 SHP Sacred Heart Prep   5:55pm 7:00pm L 14-8
Fri 10/13 North-South Tournament vs TBA @ 4:10pm or 5:20pm Sacred Heart Prep     TBA  
Fri 10/13 North-South Tournament vs Harvard-Westlake Sacred Heart Prep 11:10am 11:25am 12:40pm  
Sat 10/14 North-South Tournament TBA TBA TBA TBA  
Sat 10/14 Sir Francis Drake Olympic Club     11:00am L 14-4
Mon 10/16 Woodside* Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     6:00pm W 18-2
Tue 10/17 Bellarmine Bellarmine   4:30pm 6:30pm L 11-9
Wed 10/18 Burlingame Burlingame HS 2:30pm 2:40pm 4:00pm W 18-6
Thu 10/19 Coronado HS Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     6:00pm W 14-11
Tue 10/24 PAL Tournament vs Carlmont Burlingame HS   4:50pm 6:30pm W 22-2
Thu 10/26 PAL Tournament vs Hillsdale Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     4:00pm W 23-7
Sat 10/28 PAL Tournament Championships vs M-A Menlo Atherton HS     4:45pm W 5-4
Sat 11/4 CCS Quarterfinals vs M-A Menlo Atherton HS   TBA 7:00pm W 5-4
Wed 11/8 CCS Semi Finals vs Bellarmine St. Francis HS   3:40pm 5:30pm W 7-6
Sat 11/11 CCS Open Finals vs SHP Independence HS   11:05am 1:00pm L 8-5
Tue 11/14 Nor Cal Quarter Finals vs Buchanan Palo Alto HS   TBA 6:00pm L 10-9 (OT)

About the Team

Menlo is consistently one of the top performing teams in the state. A Central Coast Section powerhouse, boys’ water polo won the Div. II championship in 2010. In the past two decades, the Knights have captured 18 Peninsula Athletic League titles. In compiling a perfect 10-0 league record in 2013 and a combined 11-0 record in 2015 and 2016, Menlo secured its 13th league title in the past 16 seasons. Menlo also prepares its players well as alumni have gone on to play in a wide range of programs from Divisions I-III. 

About the Coach

Jack Bowen (18th season)
650.330.2001 (ext. 2773)

In Bowen’s 17 years at Menlo School, he has guided his teams to the CCS finals 14 times—five of those as champions—and recorded his 400th win this past season. In 2017, Bowen was selected as a CIF Model Coach and was honored with the Bill Barnett Distinguished Coach National Award by USA Water Polo. Bowen was named a Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach in 2012—a national award for his positive impact on youth athletes—as well as CCS All-Sport Honor Coach in 2006. He played on the U.S. National Team (1994-1999) and served as the National Team assistant coach in 2002. Bowen was a two-time All-American and Academic All-American at Stanford and an NCAA MVP. Bowen, who teaches philosophy at Menlo and serves as the College Athletics counselor, has published several articles on sport ethics and four books—all in the area of philosophy. In addition, Bowen writes a blog for the Institute of Sports Law and Ethics.