Varsity Volleyball

Head Coach
Marco Paglialunga

Assistant coaches
Tony Holland, Sarah Bruml ’14

 

2017 Season Records

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

2018/2019 Season Schedule

Legend:  Postponed  Cancelled

Date Opponent Location Dismissal Departure Start Results
Fri 8/17 Santa Cruz - scrimmage Santa Cruz High School   Thursday 4:00pm  
Mon 8/20 Woodside - scrimmage Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     4:00pm  
Fri 8/24 Aragon Aragon HS   4:45pm 6:30pm  
Tue 8/28 M-A Menlo Atherton HS   5:10pm 6:30pm  
Thu 8/30 St. Francis St. Francis HS   4:40pm 6:30pm  
Sat 9/1 Spikefest Milpitas / Independence HS   TBA 8:00am  
Wed 9/5 Palo Alto Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm  
Fri 9/7 Mills Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm  
Mon 9/10 Gunn Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm  
Sat 9/15 Chandler Invitational Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     8:00am  
Sat 9/15 Chandler Invitational Home: Athletic Center - West Court     8:00am  
Tue 9/18 Mercy Burlingame* Serra HS   4:50pm 6:30pm  
Thu 9/20 Mercy SF* Mercy SF   4:20pm 6:30pm  
Tue 9/25 Harker* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm  
Thu 9/27 ND Belmont* Notre Dame-Belmont   4:45pm 6:30pm  
Tue 10/2 SHP* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm  
Fri 10/5 So Cal Invitational - San Diego TBA   Thursday 10/4 TBA  
Sat 10/6 So Cal Invitational - San Diego TBA   Thursday 10/4 TBA  
Tue 10/9 Mercy Burlingame* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm  
Thu 10/11 Mercy SF* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm  
Tue 10/16 Harker* Harker   4:30pm 6:30pm  
Thu 10/18 ND Belmont* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm  
Tue 10/23 SHP* Sacred Heart Prep   5:10pm 6:30pm  
Sat 10/27 CCS 1st Round playoffs Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     TBA  
Tue 10/30 Possible CCS Quarter Finals Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     5:00pm  
Wed 10/31 Possible CCS Open Semi Finals Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     5:00pm  
Thu 11/1 Possible CCS Semi Finals Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     5:00pm  
Fri 11/2 Possible CCS Open Finals TBA     5:00pm  
Sat 11/3 Possible CCS Finals TBA     5:00pm  
Tue 11/6 Possible Nor Cal Playoffs Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     5:00pm  
Thu 11/8 Possible Nor Cal Semis Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     5:00pm  
Sat 11/10 Possible Nor Cal Finals Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     5:00pm  

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.