Varsity Girls’ Water Polo

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

The 26th Amanda MacDonald Invitational

🔹Tournament program 

🔸Live results

2021/2022 Season Schedule

Legend:  Postponed  Cancelled/Season Over

Date Opponent Location Dismissal Departure Start Results
Sat 8/21 Santa Cruz (scrimmage) Santa Cruz High School     9:30am  
Thu 9/2 Los Gatos Los Gatos HS 2:45pm 3:00pm 4:30pm L 12-8 (OT)
Fri 9/10 Acalanes Tournament vs. Carondolet Acalanes HS     1:00pm W 10-4
Sat 9/11 Acalanes Tournament vs. Amador Acalanes HS     1:00am L 8-4
Wed 9/15 SHP* Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     5:30pm L 16-6
Wed 9/22 Presentation* Bellarmine 2:30pm 2:45pm 5:00pm W 23-2
Fri 9/24 Amanda MacDonald Tournament vs Woodside Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool 10:55am   12:00pm W 12-6
Fri 9/24 Amanda MacDonald Tournament vs Gunn Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     5:00pm W 8-6
Sat 9/25 Amanda MacDonald Tournament vs. Miramonte Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     9:00am L 18-2
Sat 9/25 Amanda MacDonald Tournament vs. Los Gatos Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     3:30pm L 12-8
Wed 9/29 Valley Christian* Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     4:15pm W 15-7
Fri 10/1 Grizzly Classic vs Del Oro Granite Bay HS   8:45am 1:00pm W 9-1
Fri 10/1 Grizzly Classic vs Woodcreek Granite Bay HS     5:00pm W 11-8
Sat 10/2 Grizzly Classic vs Rio Americano Granite Bay HS     8:55am  
Sat 10/2 Grizzly Classic vs Granite Bay Granite Bay HS     12:35pm  
Wed 10/6 St. Francis* St. Francis HS   5:00pm 6:30pm L 12-3
Fri 10/8 Tessa Joy Tournament Los Gatos HS 12:00pm 12:15pm 2:00pm  
Fri 10/8 Tessa Joy Tournament Los Gatos HS 12:00pm 12:15pm 3:00pm  
Sat 10/9 Tessa Joy TBA TBA   TBA  
Wed 10/13 Mitty* Mitty 2:00pm 2:15pm 3:30pm  
Wed 10/20 St. Ignatius* (Senior Day) Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     4:45pm  
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, 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.