Varsity Boys Water Polo


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

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2018 Season Records
Overall 20-7. Peninsula Athletic League-Bay record: 6-0 Champions

2018/2019 Season Schedule

Legend:  Postponed  Cancelled/Season Over

Date Opponent Location Dismissal Departure Start Results
Sat 8/18 Bellarmine - scrimmage Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     9:00am  
Sat 8/25 San Ramon Valley - scrimmage Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     9:00am  
Sat 9/1 Sir Francis Drake Sir Francis Drake HS   8:50am 11:00am L 10-8
Wed 9/5 Burlingame* Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     5:00pm W 14-5
Fri 9/7 Roche Tournament vs Serra Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool 10:55am   12:00pm W 18-4
Fri 9/7 Roche Tournament vs Acalanes Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     5:00pm W 15-5
Sat 9/8 Roche Tournament vs St. Mary's Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     11:05am W 12-9
Sat 9/8 Roche Tournament Finals vs Buchanan Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     4:45pm W 11-9, Tournament champions
Wed 9/12 Hillsdale* Hillsdale HS 2:20pm 2:30pm 4:00pm W 20-1
Fri 9/14 St. Francis Invitational game 1 vs Gunn St. Francis HS   4:20pm 5:50pm W 15-3
Sat 9/15 St. Francis Invitational semifinal vs De La Salle St. Francis HS     12:00pm W 4-2
Sat 9/15 St. Francis Invitational final vs Buchanan St. Francis HS     1:00pm W 9-7. Tournament champions
Wed 9/19 Carlmont* Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     6:00pm W 24-4
Wed 9/26 M-A* Menlo Atherton HS   3:45pm 5:00pm W 19-2
Sat 9/29 Buchanan Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     10:30am L 11-7
Tue 10/2 SHP Sacred Heart Prep 2:45pm 2:55pm 4:00pm L 18-9
Wed 10/3 Half Moon Bay* Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     6:00pm W 19-5
Fri 10/5 De La Salle Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     6:00pm W 7-5
Tue 10/9 Bellarmine Bellarmine 2:45pm 2:35pm 4:30pm L 17-9
Fri 10/12 North-South Tournament vs Oaks Christian Sacred Heart Prep 8:40am 8:50am walk 10:05am L 10-5
Fri 10/12 North-South Tournament Game 2 vs Redlands-East Valley St. Francis HS   1:55pm 3:20pm L 12-5
Sat 10/13 North-South Tournament vs. St. Francis TBA TBA TBA 10:00am W 8-4
Sat 10/13 North-South Tournament vs De La Salle St. Francis HS TBA TBA 1:50pm W 10-6
Wed 10/17 Woodside* Woodside HS   4:45pm 6:00pm W 20-2
Thu 10/18 Coronado Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     6:00pm W 11-10
Fri 10/19 St. Francis (Homecoming) Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     5:00pm L 9-5
Tue 10/23 PAL Tournament vs Hillsdale Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     6:30pm W 21-7
Thu 10/25 PAL Tournament Semis vs Mills Woodside HS 2:45pm 2:50pm 4:00pm W 15-1
Sat 10/27 PAL Tournament Finals vs. M-A Menlo Atherton HS     4:45pm W 18-7
Sat 11/3 Open Division CCS Quarter Finals vs St. Francis Gunn HS     4:00pm W 12-11
Wed 11/7 CCS Open Division Semifinals vs Bellarmine Sacred Heart Prep     5:30pm L 13-8
Fri 11/16 Nor Cal Quarter Finals vs San Ramon Valley Buchanan HS, Clovis 9:45am 10:00am 2:30pm  
Fri 11/16 Possible Nor Cal Semis vs SHP/Miramontes Buchanan HS, Clovis     6:00pm  
Sat 11/17 Possible Nor Cal Finals Buchanan HS, Clovis     1:00pm  

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.