Varsity Girls’ Water Polo
Head coach: Laura Reynolds
Assistant coaches: Amy Chinn, Tito Bianchi ’89,
2021/2022 Season Schedule
Legend: Postponed Cancelled/Season Over
|Sat 8/28||Palo Alto HS (scrimmage)||Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool||TBA|
|Fri 9/10||Acalanes Tournament||Acalanes HS||TBA|
|Sat 9/11||Acalanes Tournament||Acalanes HS||TBA|
|Wed 9/15||SHP*||Sacred Heart Prep||4:25pm||5:30pm|
|Wed 9/22||Presentation*||Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool||5:30pm|
|Fri 9/24||Amanda MacDonald Tournament||Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool||10:55am||TBA|
|Sat 9/25||Amanda MacDonald Tournament||Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool||TBA|
|Wed 9/29||Valley Christian*||Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool||5:30pm|
|Fri 10/1||Grizzly Classic - Sacramento||Granite Bay HS||All day||TBA||TBA|
|Sat 10/2||Grizzly Classic - Sacramento||Granite Bay HS||TBA|
|Wed 10/6||St. Francis*||St. Francis HS||1:45pm||2:00pm||3:30pm|
|Fri 10/8||Tessa Joy||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Sat 10/9||Tessa Joy||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Wed 10/20||St. Ignatius* (Senior Night)||Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool||5:30pm|
|Mon 10/25||WCAL Playoffs 10/25 - 10/30||Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool||TBA|
|Sat 11/6||Possible CCS Quarterfinals||Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool||TBA|
|Tue 11/9||Possible CCS Semi Finals||Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool||TBA|
|Wed 11/10||Possible CCS Semi Finals||Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool||TBA|
|Sat 11/13||Possible CCS Finals||TBA||TBA|
|Wed 11/17||Possible Nor Cals||Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool||TBA|
|Sat 11/20||Possible Nor Cals||Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool||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 this season.
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 (first season)
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.