Varsity Boys Water Polo

Coaches

Head coach: Jack Bowen 
Assistant coach: Dante Dettamanti

The 23rd Scott Roche Invitational

Program 
Live results

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) - cancelled due to air quality Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     9:00am  
Sat 9/4 Acalanes Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     11:00am W 13-8
Wed 9/8 Serra* Serra HS   4:30pm 6:00pm W 18-5
Fri 9/10 Roche Tournament vs Grossmont Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool 10:55am   12:00pm W 15-11
Fri 9/10 Roche Tournament vs Buchanan Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     5:00pm W 16-8
Sat 9/11 Roche Tournament vs LaJolla Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     11:00am L 9-8
Sat 9/11 Roche Invitational: third-place game vs. Clovis West Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     11:40pm W 17-8
Wed 9/15 SHP* Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     4:30pm L 18-7
Sat 9/18 De La Salle Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     1:00pm L 19-13
Wed 9/22 Bellarmine* Bellarmine   5:00pm 7:00pm W 13-8
Sat 9/25 Archie Williams Archie Williams HS   9:00am 11:00am L 15-10
Wed 9/29 Valley Christian* Valley Christian HS 1:30pm 1:45pm 3:30pm W 13-10
Fri 10/1 S & R Sport Cup (Irvine) vs. Los Osos TBA All day   9:00am W 18-11
Fri 10/1 S & R Sport Cup (Irvine) vs. Los Alamitos Woollett Aquatics Center     11:00am L 18-9
Sat 10/2 S & R Sport Cup (Irvine) vs. Long Beach Wilson Woollett Aquatics Center     1:00am L 13-8
Sat 10/2 S & R Sport Cup (Irvine) vs.Corona del Mar Woollett Aquatics Center     1:00am L 11-10
Wed 10/6 St. Francis* Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     5:30pm W 19-13
Sat 10/9 Monte Vista Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     2:00pm W 16-12
Wed 10/13 Mitty* Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     5:30pm  
Fri 10/15 North / South Tournament vs TBA @ 3:20pm or 4:00pm @ SHP or Gunn TBA     TBA  
Fri 10/15 North / South Tournament vs J Serra Sacred Heart Prep 8:00am   9:00am  
Sat 10/16 North / South Tournament vs TBA TBA     TBA  
Wed 10/20 St. Ignatius* (Senior Day) Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     6:15pm  
Thu 10/21 Orange Lutheran Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool 2:55pm   4:00pm  
Thu 10/28 WCAL Tournament vs TBA Sacred Heart Prep TBA   TBA  
Fri 10/29 WCAL Tournament vs TBA Sacred Heart Prep TBA   TBA  
Sat 10/30 WCAL Tournament vs TBA Sacred Heart Prep TBA   TBA  
Sat 11/6 CCS Playoffs - Quarterfinals Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     TBA  
Tue 11/9 Possible CCS Semis TBA     TBA  
Wed 11/10 Possible CCS Semis TBA     TBA  
Sat 11/13 Possible CCS Finals TBA     TBA  
Wed 11/17 Possible Nor Cal Semis TBA TBA   TBA  
Sat 11/20 Possible Nor Cal Finals TBA 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.