Varsity Boys Water Polo
Head coach: Jack Bowen
Assistant coach: Patrick Reilly
2019 Season Records
Overall 20-10. West Catholic Athletic League: 5-2, second place
2020/2021 Season Schedule
Legend: Postponed Cancelled/Season Over
|Wed 1/13||Serra*||St. Francis HS||3:15pm||3:30pm||5:00pm|
|Wed 1/20||SHP*||Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool||7:45pm|
|Wed 1/27||Bellarmine*||Sacred Heart Prep||6:00pm|
|Wed 2/3||Valley Christian*||City College SF||2:45pm||3:00pm||5:00pm|
|Wed 2/10||St. Francis*||Bellarmine||3:00pm||3:15pm||5:00pm|
|Wed 2/17||Mitty*||Serra HS||4:30pm||6:00pm|
|Wed 2/24||St. Ignatius*||St. Francis HS||4:30pm||6:00pm|
About the Team
Menlo is consistently one of the top performing teams in Northern California.
The Menlo School boys’ water polo team won a PAL-Bay Championship, then followed with a commanding win to take the PAL Tournament final. The Knights returned to the two-year-old CCS Water Polo Open Division, advanced to the semifinals, and earned a berth in NorCals. The team moves to the West Catholic Athletic League this seeason.
A Central Coast Section powerhouse, boys’ water polo won the Div. II championship in 2010. In the past two decades, the Knights have captured 19 Peninsula Athletic League titles. Menlo prepares its players well as alumni have gone on to play in a wide range of programs from NCAA Division I to Div. III.
About the Coach
Jack Bowen (19th season)
650.330.2001 (ext. 2773)
In Bowen’s 18 years at Menlo School, he has guided his teams to the CCS finals 14 times—five of those as champions. He recorded his 400th win in 2018.
The previous season, 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.