Varsity Volleyball

Head Coach
Marco Paglialunga

Assistant coaches
Tony Holland, Sarah Bruml ’14

Eighth Annual Chris Chandler Invitational schedule, live results


2018 Season Records
Overall: 16-8.  West Bay Athletic League-Foothill: 6-0

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 L24-26, 25-17, 25-19, 25-15
Tue 8/28 M-A Menlo Atherton HS   5:10pm 6:30pm L 25-18, 25-19, 25-16
Thu 8/30 St. Francis St. Francis HS   4:40pm 6:30pm L28-26, 19-25, 25-18, 15-25, 15-12
Sat 9/1 Spikefest vs Granada Milpitas / Independence HS   6:30am 8:00am W 25-12, 25-11
Wed 9/5 Palo Alto Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm L 31-29, 21-25, 25-14, 23-25, 15-9
Fri 9/7 Mills Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm W 25-12, 25-18, 25-16
Mon 9/10 Gunn Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm W 25-14, 25-14, 25-17
Sat 9/15 Chandler Invitational vs. Prospect Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     8:00am W 25-10, 25-17
Sat 9/15 Chandler Invitational vs San Mateo Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     9:00am W 25-18, 25-14
Sat 9/15 Chandler Invitational vs. Burlingame Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     10:00am W 25-20, 25-14
Sat 9/15 Chandler Invitational semifinals vs. Sacred Heart Prep Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     1:00pm W 25-21, 25-15
Sat 9/15 Chandler Invitational final vs. Menlo-Atherton Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     4:00pm L 25-20, 26-24
Tue 9/18 Mercy Burlingame* Serra HS   4:50pm 6:30pm W 25-14, 25-15, 25-16
Thu 9/20 Mercy SF* Mercy SF   4:20pm 6:30pm W 25-17, 25-21, 25-18
Tue 9/25 Harker* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm W 19-25, 25-19, 25-12, 25-20
Thu 9/27 ND Belmont* Notre Dame-Belmont   4:45pm 6:30pm W 25-15, 25-22, 26-24
Tue 10/2 SHP* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm W 25-23, 22-25, 25-20, 25-14
Fri 10/5 SoCal Invitational - San Diego vs. Vista Murrieta TBA   Thursday 10/4 3:00pm L 25-22, 25-16
Fri 10/5 SoCal Invitational vs. Classical Academy Alliant University     6:00pm W 25-17, 25-15
Fri 10/5 SoCal Invitational vs. Ironwood Ridge Alliant University     7:00pm W 25-15, 25-20
Sat 10/6 SoCal Invitational vs. Cathedral Catholic TBA   Thursday 10/4 10:00am L 25-11, 25-16
Sat 10/6 SoCal Invitational vs. Westview Alliant University     12:00pm W 22-25, 25-15, 15-13
Sat 10/6 SoCal Invitational vs. Village Christian Alliant University     2:00pm L 25-20, 25-22
Tue 10/9 Mercy Burlingame* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm W 25.13, 25-9, 25-22
Thu 10/11 Mercy SF* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm W 25-22, 25-13, 25-22
Tue 10/16 Harker* Harker   4:30pm 6:30pm W 25-13, 25-19, 25-20
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 has been selected to the top-tier Central Coast Section Open Division each year since its inception in 2016. The Knights made school history when it won a sixth NorCal title and its first state championship in 2016. In 2013, 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 won five of nine league titles from 2001-2005 and four consecutive from 2012-2015. The Knights have received American Volleyball Coaches Association Team academic awards in 2007-2009 and 2014.

About the Coach

Marco Paglialunga (third season)

Paglialunga led his team back to the highly competitive Open Division in CCS and then to its first Open bid in NorCals last season. In 2016, his inaugural season, the Knights made their first trip to the CCS Open Championships before landing a Div. IV NorCal and state championship. Paglialunga was named California Coaches Association Rookie Coach of the Year (2016). He 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.