Varsity Volleyball

 

Head Coach
Marco Paglialunga

Assistant coaches
Tony Holland, Hillary Ford

 7th Annual Chris Chandler Invitational
Program | Results

2017 Season Records

Overall: 29-6. West Bay Athletic League-Foothill: 12-0, WBAL champions. CCS Open semifinalist, NorCal Open qualifier 

2017/2018 Season Schedule

Legend:  Postponed  Cancelled

Date Opponent Location Dismissal Departure Start Results
Tue 8/22 Woodside - scrimmage Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     4:00pm  
Sat 8/26 Spikefest I vs. Lincoln-S.F. Milpitas / Independence HS   6:25am 8:00am W 25-21, 25-18
Sat 8/26 Spikefest I vs. San Benito Milpitas / Independence HS     10:00am W 25-11, 25-17
Sat 8/26 Spikefest I vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral Milpitas / Independence HS     11:00am L 25-18, 25-20
Sat 8/26 Spikefest I vs. Mitty Milpitas / Independence HS     1:00pm L 23-25, 25-17, 15-8
Sat 8/26 Spikefest I vs. Presentation Milpitas / Independence HS     2:00pm W 25-23, 25-19
Tue 8/29 Gunn Gunn HS   5:20pm 6:45pm W 25-11, 25-10, 25-8
Thu 8/31 M-A Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:15pm W 26-24, 25-12, 25-21
Tue 9/5 Aragon Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm W 26-24, 25-16, 25-17
Thu 9/7 Palo Alto Palo Alto HS   5:10pm 6:30pm L 25-21, 26-24, 25-16
Sat 9/9 Chandler Invitational vs. Wallenberg Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     10:30am W 25-10, 25-13
Sat 9/9 Chandler Invitational vs Santa Cruz Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     12:30pm W 2-0
Sat 9/9 Chandler Invitational semis vs M-A Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     3:00pm W 2-0
Sat 9/9 Chandler Invitational vs. University-S.F. Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     4:00pm W 27-25, 25-17
Sat 9/9 Chandler Invitational Finals vs Palo Alto Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     5:00pm W 2-0 Tournament Champions
Thu 9/14 Mercy SF* Mercy SF   3:45pm 5:45pm W 25-12, 25-12, 25-9
Tue 9/19 ND Belmont* Notre Dame-Belmont   4:00pm 5:45pm W 25-14, 25-22, 25-18
Thu 9/21 SHP* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:00pm W 25-19, 25-16, 25-14
Tue 9/26 NDSJ* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:00pm W 25-5, 25-16, 25-8
Tue 10/3 Mercy Burlingame* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:00pm W 25-9, 25-12, 25-11
Thu 10/5 Harker* Harker   4:30pm 6:30pm W 25-13, 25-16, 28-30, 25-10
Tue 10/10 Mercy SF* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:00pm W 25-13, 25-20, 25-12
Wed 10/11 ND Belmont* (senior night) Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:00pm W 25-18, 25-13, 25-19
Fri 10/13 So Cal Invitational vs. Pacific Ridge TBA     3:00pm W 25-19, 25-22
Fri 10/13 So Cal Invitational vs. Oaks Christian TBD Tournament     5:00pm W 22-25, 25-14, 25-8
Fri 10/13 So Cal Invitational vs. Sunnyslope Alliant University     7:00pm W 25-20, 25-17
Sat 10/14 So Cal Invitational vs. Eastlake Alliant University     8:00am W 26-24, 25-18
Sat 10/14 So Cal Invitational vs. Laguna Beach Alliant University     9:00am W 25-12, 25-23
Sat 10/14 So Cal Invitational vs. Canyon Crest Academy Alliant University     1:00pm L 26-24, 25-14
Tue 10/17 SHP* Sacred Heart Prep   5:15pm walk 6:30pm W 20-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-20, 15-9
Thu 10/19 NDSJ* NDSJ   4:15pm 6:15pm W 25-23, 25-22, 25-14
Thu 10/26 Mercy Burlingame* Serra HS   4:45pm 6:30pm W 25-21, 25-11, 25-16 WBAL champions
Fri 10/27 Harker* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     4:30pm W 25-15, 25-18, 25-11
Sat 11/4 CCS Open 1st Round vs Sacred Heart Cathedral Sacred Heart Cathedral   4:30pm 7:00pm W 25-16, 23-25, 25-23, 25-16
Tue 11/7 CCS Open Division Semis vs Mitty Palo Alto HS   5:45pm 7:30pm L 16-25, 25-23, 23-25, 16-25
Thu 11/16 Nor Cal Playoffs @ Turlock Turlock HS 12:30pm 12:45pm 7:00pm L 25-16, 13-25, 25-23, 17-25, 15-12

About the Team

Menlo volleyball made school history when the Knights captured its sixth NorCal title and its first state championship. On the road to the CIF Div IV crown, the Knights dropped just one set in four matches.

Three seasons prior, Menlo won its eighth Central Coast Section title in school history and its first CIF NorCal championship in 12 seasons before moving to the state final. Menlo volleyball won five of their nine league titles from 2001-2005 and have won four consecutive from 2012-2015. Menlo has reached the Central Coast Section playoffs 16 years in a row and advanced to the state finals five times. The Knights have received American Volleyball Coaches Association Team academic awards in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014 and 2016.

About the Coach

Marco Paglialunga (second season)

In his first season, Paglialunga took a 2016 team that sent two seniors to the collegiate playing ranks to its first CCS Open bid and a program-first state championship. He was named California Coaches Association Rookie Coach of the Year. Paglialunga has an impressive range of coaching experience in all levels from youth to pro volleyball: He began his coaching career in 2002 with a junior national team, and he spent eight years with the Italian national team, including four at clubs in the Italian Professional League. Paglialunga has enjoyed tremendous coaching success at several different levels in Italy as well as extensive work with the Italian Federation girls’ youth, junior, U23, and senior national teams. His teams have collected two World Championships, five Italian Championships, and seven International Medals.