Varsity Girls Basketball

Coaches

Head coach: John Paye  ’83 (19th season)
Assistant coaches: Malloy Hester, Bob Meade, Billy McNair

Upper School Varsity Girls Team Information
Girls Upper School Basketball Information

2019-2020 records

Overall: 20-6.  West Bay Athletic League-Foothill: 7-3

2021/2022 Season Schedule

Legend:  Postponed  Cancelled/Season Over

Date Opponent Location Dismissal Departure Start Results
Sat 11/6 Intrasquad scrimmage Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     9:00am  
Thu 11/18 M-A (CCS Sportsmanship Game) Menlo Atherton HS   5:50pm 7:00pm  
Sat 11/20 Woodside (scrimmage) Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     8:30am  
Fri 11/26 Alumnae Game Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     TBA  
Wed 12/1 Marin Catholic Tournament vs TBA Marin Catholic TBA TBA TBA  
Fri 12/3 Marin Catholic Tournament vs TBA Marin Catholic TBA TBA TBA  
Sat 12/4 Marin Catholic Tournament vs TBA Marin Catholic   TBA TBA  
Wed 12/8 Terra Nova Tournament vs TBA Terra Nova HS TBA TBA TBA  
Fri 12/10 Terra Nova Tournament vs TBA Terra Nova HS TBA TBA TBA  
Sat 12/11 Terra Nova Tournament vs TBA Terra Nova HS   TBA TBA  
Fri 12/17 Gateway Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     TBA  
Sat 12/18 Half Moon Bay Half Moon Bay HS   4:15pm 6:00pm  
Mon 12/20 Aragon Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     7:00pm  
Sat 1/8 NDB* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:00pm  
Tue 1/11 CSUS* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm  
Fri 1/14 Pinewood* Pinewood   4:35pm 6:00pm  
Mon 1/17 MLK Game vs TBA Terra Nova HS   TBA TBA  
Tue 1/18 Priory* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:00pm  
Fri 1/21 TKA* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:00pm  
Fri 1/28 NDB* Notre Dame-Belmont   5:00pm 6:30pm  
Sat 1/29 SHP Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     TBA  
Tue 2/1 CSUS* Crystal Springs Upland School   3:30pm 5:00pm  
Fri 2/4 Pinewood* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm  
Sat 2/5 Salesian Salesian HS   TBA TBA  
Tue 2/8 Priory* Priory   4:30pm 6:00pm  
Fri 2/11 TKA* Kings Academy   4:45pm 6:30pm  

About the Team

 The Menlo School girls’ basketball program has established itself as a perennial playoff contender. In  2017-18, the Knights returned to the top-tier CCS Open Division playoffs. In 2015-2016, Menlo earned its first CCS Open Division bid in school history, and its highest finish in a quarter-century by advancing to the CIF Div. IV NorCal final. Three seasons earlier, Menlo claimed its first CCS championship since 1995, touching off a three-year run during which the Knights won the section Div. I V title. In his first stint as head coach, John Paye coached Menlo to three consecutive (1989-1991) Div. V state titles.

About the Coach

John Paye (19th season)

A 1983 Menlo graduate, Paye lettered in baseball, basketball, and football. As a senior, he was named USA Today’s National Player of the Year - Offense. That same school year, Menlo won the California Interscholastic Federation Div. II state basketball championship. Paye was drafted out of high school by the San Francisco Giants but opted to continue his athletic career at Stanford. There, he became the starting quarterback and point guard in his freshman year, making him the last NCAA Div. I athlete to start in both football and basketball as a freshman. Paye was selected in the 10th round of the 1987 NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers and earned a ring at Super Bowl XXIII. After leaving football, he returned to Menlo as the head coach of the girls’ varsity basketball team, where he led his sister and future Stanford and WNBA star, Kate ’91. Paye is a hall of famer for Menlo School, Stanford, and San Mateo County.