Varsity Girls’ Water Polo

Head coach: Laura Reynolds
Assistant coaches: Lynn Jolly, Tito Bianchi ’89

The 26th Amanda MacDonald Invitational

🔹Tournament program 

🔸Live results

2022/2023 Season Schedule

Legend:  Postponed  Cancelled/Season Over

Date Opponent Location Dismissal Departure Start Results
Sat 8/20 Santa Cruz (scrimmage) Santa Cruz High School   TBA 11:00am  
Tue 8/23 Castilleja (scrimmage) Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     TBA  
Fri 8/26 Palo Alto HS Palo Alto HS 2:50pm 3:00pm 5:00pm  
Sat 9/3 Stevenson Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     9:00am  
Sat 9/3 Los Gatos Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     2:00pm  
Sat 9/3 TBA Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     3:15pm  
Wed 9/7 Valley Christian* Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     5:30pm  
Wed 9/14 St. Francis* Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     5:30pm  
Wed 9/21 St. Ignatius* TBA   TBA 5:30pm  
Fri 9/23 Amanda MacDonald Tournament vs TBA @ 4/5pm Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     TBA  
Fri 9/23 Amanda MacDonald Tournament vs TBA Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool 10:55am   12:00pm  
Sat 9/24 Amanda MacDonald Tournament vs TBA Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     TBA  
Wed 9/28 Presentation* (Senior Day) Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     5:30pm  
Wed 10/12 SHP* Sacred Heart Prep   4:25pm 5:30pm  
Wed 10/19 Mitty* Mitty   3:45pm 5:30pm  
Fri 10/21 Nor Cal Tournament TBA TBA TBA TBA  
Sat 10/22 Nor Cal Tournament TBA   TBA TBA  
Mon 10/24 WCAL Tournament vs TBA Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool TBA TBA TBA  
Tue 10/25 WCAL Tournament vs TBA Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool TBA TBA TBA  
Thu 10/27 WCAL Tournament vs TBA St. Francis HS TBA TBA TBA  
Fri 10/28 WCAL Tournament vs TBA Serra HS TBA TBA TBA  
Sat 10/29 WCAL Tournament vs TBA St. Francis HS   TBA TBA  
Sun 11/6 Possible CCS Quarter Finals - time, location TBA TBA   TBA TBA  
Tue 11/8 Possible CCS Semi Finals - time, location TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA  
Wed 11/9 Possible CCS Semi Finals - time, location TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA  
Sat 11/12 Possible CCS Finals - time, location TBA TBA   TBA TBA  
Tue 11/15 Possible Nor Cal Quarter Finals @ high seed TBA TBA TBA TBA  
Thu 11/17 Possible Nor Cal Semi Finals @ high seed TBA TBA TBA TBA  
Sat 11/19 Possible Nor Cal Finals @ high seed TBA TBA TBA TBA  

About the Team

The Menlo girls entered the CCS Div. II Championships as the top seed, and ended a 12-year stretch with a section title, its  first since 2006. 

The Knights move to the West Catholic Athletic League, and has been a consistent CCS and NorCal qualifier for the past several years. 

Menlo School set the standard when girls’ water polo became a Central Coast Section playoff sport in 1996, and the Knights embarked on a run of 11 league titles. Menlo won the first two CCS playoffs and three of the first four. The Knights stayed near the top in the following years, reaching the finals in two of the next three seasons. In 2004, Menlo began another three-year CCS winning streak. 

ABOUT THE COACH

Laura Reynolds (third season)

Laura Reynolds, swim and girls' water polo coach 2018 Reynolds is well known as a longtime coach and leader of aquatics on the Peninsula. A USA Swimming Level II coach, she directed Woodside High School’s swim teams in 2010-2011 and 2013-2015. During that time, she was also the Wildcats’ varsity girls’ water polo coach, and from 2008-2017, she occasionally helped out with the boys’ water polo team. She was selected as CCS Honor Coach of the Year for water polo in 2013. The girls won three league titles and advanced to CCS three seasons under her tenure. Reynolds has also served as co-head coach of Menlo-Atherton’s swim program in 2012, and coached the PASA Swim Club, where she led swimmers ages 10-18. A member of the Brown University Hall of Fame, Reynolds was a four-year All-Ivy League and All-Eastern swimmer and competed on the 200 medley and 400 free relay teams at the NCAA Div. I Championships. She also raced in the 1980 Olympic Trials in the 100 butterfly.