Varsity Girls Basketball


Head coach: John Paye ’83 (17th season)
Assistant coaches: Bob Meade, Casey Miller, Bill McClintock

Upper School Varsity Girls Team Information
Girls Upper School Basketball Information

2017-18 records

Overall: 15-7. West Bay Athletic League-Foothill: 3-6

2017/2018 Season Schedule

Legend:  Postponed  Cancelled

Date Opponent Location Dismissal Departure Start Results
Fri 11/17 M-A - scrimmage Menlo Atherton HS   5:50pm 7:00pm  
Mon 11/20 Burlingame - Sportsmanship Game Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     7:00pm  
Fri 11/24 Alumnae Game Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     1:00pm  
Sat 11/25 American HS - scrimmage Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     12:30pm  
Thu 11/30 Marin Catholic Tournament vs Fortuna Marin Catholic   3:30pm 6:30pm W 62-36
Fri 12/1 Marin Catholic Tournament vs Urban HS Marin Catholic   4:30pm 8:00pm W 72-48
Sat 12/2 Marin Catholic Tournament vs. St. Ignatius Marin Catholic     8:00pm W 67-65. Tournament champions
Tue 12/5 North Salinas Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     7:00pm W 56-34
Sat 12/9 Fremont (Oakland) Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     1:00pm W 69-21
Wed 12/20 Design Tech Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     5:30pm  
Thu 12/21 Woodside Woodside HS   meet there 4:00pm W 58-27
Thu 12/28 Coaches vs Cancer vs Kipp King Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:00pm W 92-38
Fri 12/29 Coaches vs Cancer vs Eastlake-Chula Vista Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:00pm W 70-59
Sat 12/30 Coaches vs Cancer vs M-A Eastside Prep     12:30pm L 64-57
Sat 1/6 Pittsburg HS Shootout vs Oakland HS Pittsburg High School   12:45pm 3:30pm W 52-51
Tue 1/9 SHP* Sacred Heart Prep   3:55pm 5:00pm W 51-49
Fri 1/12 Pinewood* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm L 94-55
Sat 1/13 Pittsburg HS Shootout vs El Cerrito Pittsburg High School   11:15am 2:00pm W 59-44
Mon 1/15 MLK Game vs Oakland Tech City College SF   12:30pm 2:30pm W 61-59
Tue 1/16 Priory* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     4:00pm L 60-50
Fri 1/19 ND Belmont* ND Belmont   4:25pm 6:00pm W 52-43
Fri 1/26 Eastside Prep* Eastside Prep   5:10pm 6:30pm L 65-44
Tue 1/30 Pinewood* Pinewood   4:35pm 6:00pm L 79-30
Thu 2/1 SHP* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:00pm L 39-34
Sat 2/3 University SF Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:00pm W 43-31
Fri 2/9 Priory* Priory 2:30pm 2:45pm 4:00pm W 46-39
Tue 2/13 Eastside Prep* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     5:30pm L 67-55
Thu 2/15 ND Belmont* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm W 58-51
Fri 2/23 CCS Open 1st Round vs Presentation TBA   TBA TBA L 58-50
Thu 3/1 CCS Open Consolation vs St. Ignatius Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     5:30pm L 59-28
Wed 3/7 Nor Cal Playoffs vs San Ramon Valley San Ramon Valley HS   3:15pm 7:00pm L 73-54

About the Team

Menlo School’s program provides athletes with both a path to learning the game and high-level competition. In 2013, 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 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. In his first stint as head coach in the late 1980s to early 1990s, John Paye coached Menlo to three consecutive Div. V state titles.

About the Coach

John Paye (17th 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.