Varsity Boys Water Polo

Coaches

Head coach: Jack Bowen 
Assistant coach: Dante Dettamanti, Spencer Galli

⚔️ Middle School summer camps 2021

2021/2022 Season Schedule

Legend:  Postponed  Cancelled/Season Over

Date Opponent Location Dismissal Departure Start Results
Sat 8/21 San Ramon Valley (scrimmage) Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     9:00am  
Sat 8/28 Soquel (scrimmage) Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     9:00am  
Sat 9/4 Acalanes Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     11:00am  
Wed 9/8 Serra* Serra HS   4:30pm 6:00pm  
Fri 9/10 Roche Tournament vs TBA Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool 10:55am   12:00pm  
Fri 9/10 Roche Tournament vs TBA Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     5:00pm  
Sat 9/11 Roche Tournament vs TBA Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     TBA  
Wed 9/15 SHP* Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     5:30pm  
Sat 9/18 TBA Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     TBA  
Wed 9/22 Bellarmine* Bellarmine   4:30pm 6:30pm  
Sat 9/25 Drake Sir Francis Drake HS   8:45am 11:00am  
Wed 9/29 Valley Christian* Valley Christian HS 1:30pm 1:45pm 3:30pm  
Fri 10/1 S & R Cup, Orange County TBA All day   TBA  
Sat 10/2 S & R Cup, Orange County TBA     TBA  
Wed 10/6 St. Francis* Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     5:30pm  
Sat 10/9 Monte Vista Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     1:00pm  
Wed 10/13 Mitty* Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     5:30pm  
Fri 10/15 North / South Tournament TBA     TBA  
Sat 10/16 North / South Tournament TBA     TBA  
Wed 10/20 St. Ignatius* SF City College TBA TBA TBA  
Thu 10/21 Orange Lutheran Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool 2:55pm   4:00pm  
Thu 10/28 WCAL Tournament vs TBA Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool TBA   TBA  
Fri 10/29 WCAL Tournament vs TBA Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool TBA   TBA  
Sat 10/30 WCAL Tournament vs TBA Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool TBA   TBA  
Sat 11/6 CCS Playoffs - Quarterfinals Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     TBA  
Tue 11/9 Possible CCS Semis Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     TBA  
Wed 11/10 Possible CCS Semis Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     TBA  
Sat 11/13 Possible CCS Finals TBA     TBA  
Wed 11/17 Possible Nor Cal Semis Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool TBA   TBA  
Sat 11/20 Possible Nor Cal Finals Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool TBA   TBA  

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.