Varsity Girls Basketball


Head coach: John Paye  ’83 (17th season)
Assistant coaches: Bob Meade,  Larry Williams, Billy McNair, Aubrey Sibiski

Upper School Varsity Girls Team Information
Girls Upper School Basketball Information

2018-19 records

Overall: 20-2. West Bay Athletic League-Foothill: 9-1

2018/2019 Season Schedule

Legend:  Postponed  Cancelled/Season Over

Date Opponent Location Dismissal Departure Start Results
Thu 11/15 Sportsmanship Game vs Burlingame Burlingame HS   5:10pm 7:00pm  
Sat 11/17 St. Joseph Alameda / Miramontes - Scrimmage St. Joseph's Notre Dame   TBA 11:00am  
Mon 11/19 Sequoia - Scrimmage Sequoia HS   3:10pm 4:00pm  
Fri 11/23 Alumnae Game Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     1:00pm  
Thu 11/29 Marin Catholic Tournament vs Urban Marin Catholic   3:10pm 6:30pm W 75-53
Fri 11/30 Marin Catholic Tournament vs Marin Catholic Marin Catholic   5:00pm 8:00pm W 67-30
Sat 12/1 Marin Catholic Tournament final vs. St. Ignatius Marin Catholic   5:30pm 8:00pm L 66-51
Thu 12/6 Alameda Tournament vs Granada Alameda HS 1:45pm 2:00pm 4:00pm W 66-39
Fri 12/7 Alameda Tournament vs Logan Alameda HS   4:00pm 7:00pm W 66-64
Sat 12/8 Alameda Tournament vs, Alameda Alameda HS     TBA W 64-52
Tue 12/11 South San Francisco Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     7:30pm W 57-43
Sat 12/22 North Salinas North Salinas HS   1:00pm 4:00pm W 61-40
Thu 12/27 Coaches vs Cancer vs Bonita Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:00pm W 53-39
Fri 12/28 Coaches vs Cancer vs Lick-Wilmerding Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:00pm W 61-41
Sat 12/29 Coaches vs Cancer Eastside Final vs. Lynbrook Eastside Prep     4:30pm W 73-36, Eastside champions
Thu 1/3 M-A Menlo Atherton HS     6:00pm W 58-28
Sat 1/5 Eastside Prep* Eastside Prep   11:40am 1:00pm W 40-34
Tue 1/8 NDSJ* NDSJ   4:15pm 6:30pm W 62-34
Fri 1/11 SHP* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:00pm W 58-41
Wed 1/16 NDB* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm W 59-25
Fri 1/18 Pinewood* Pinewood   4:35pm 6:00pm L 75-36
Tue 1/22 Priory* Priory 2:30pm 2:45pm 4:00pm W 66-63
Fri 1/25 NDB* Notre Dame-Belmont   4:20pm 6:00pm W 50-41
Tue 1/29 Eastside Prep* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:00pm W 71-65
Thu 1/31 NDSJ* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     5:30pm W 75-38
Sat 2/2 SHP* Sacred Heart Prep     5:00pm W 57-48
Fri 2/8 Pinewood* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm L 74-47
Tue 2/12 Priory* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm W 53-49
Fri 2/15 CCS Open Quarter Finals vs St. Ignatius Gunn HS   5:30pm 7:30pm L 66-50
Thu 2/21 CCS consolation vs Eastside Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     4:00pm  

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 (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.