Varsity Girls’ Water Polo

Head Coach
Alana Burgess  (second season)

Assistant coaches
Orla Brazell, Darya Dehnad, Claire Howie

2016-2017 Season Records
Overall: 15-13. Peninsula Athletic League-Bay: 5-2 second place.

2017/2018 Season Schedule

Legend:  Postponed  Cancelled

Date Opponent Location Dismissal Departure Start Results
Mon 8/28 Palo Alto Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     7:00pm W 9-8
Fri 9/1 Gunn - scrimmage Gunn HS TBA TBA TBA  
Sat 9/2 Gunn - scrimmage Gunn HS     12:00pm  
Wed 9/6 Aragon* Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     6:00pm L 10-9
Fri 9/8 Acalanes Invitational vs Campolindo Campolindo HS 11:35am 11:45am 2:00pm L 18-3
Fri 9/8 Acalanes Invitational vs Justin-Siena Campolindo HS     5:00pm L 13-12
Sat 9/9 Acalanes Invitational vs Rio Americano Acalanes HS     10:30am W 5-4
Sat 9/9 Acalanes Invitational vs. Justin Siena Campolindo HS     2:00pm W 9-5
Wed 9/13 Carlmont* Carlmont HS 2:20pm 2:35pm 4:00pm W 19-12
Thu 9/14 Los Altos Los Altos HS 2:10pm 2:25pm 3:30pm L 11-7
Sat 9/16 Campolindo Campolindo HS   8:00am 11:00am L 16-0
Wed 9/20 M-A* Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     6:00pm W 7-5
Fri 9/22 Amanda MacDonald Tournament vs St. Francis Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool 10:55am   12:00pm L 10-7
Fri 9/22 Amanda MacDonald Tournament vs St.Ignatius Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     4:20pm W 6-4
Sat 9/23 Amanda MacDonald Tournament vs. Sobrato Menlo Atherton TBA   11:00am L
Sun 9/24 Amanda MacDonald Tournament vs Burlingame Menlo Atherton     1:00pm L
Wed 9/27 Sequoia* Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     5:00pm W 13-3
Wed 10/4 Castilleja* Aragon HS 2:20pm 2:35pm 4:00pm L 11-6
Tue 10/10 SHP Sacred Heart Prep   4:55pm 6:00pm L 13-4
Fri 10/13 Half Moon Bay (Senior Day) Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     6:00pm  
Sat 10/14 NCS vs CCS Tournament vs College Park Amador Valley HS   7:00am 8:50am W 7-5
Sat 10/14 NCS vs CCS Tournament vs. Livermore Amador Valley HS     10:00am W 6-5
Sat 10/14 NCS vs CCS Tournament Amador Valley Amador Valley HS     1:00pm L 8-7
Mon 10/16 Woodside* Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     5:00pm W 8-2
Wed 10/18 Burlingame* Burlingame HS   3:15pm 5:00pm W 8-2
Tue 10/24 PAL Tournament vs M-A Home: Menlo - Swimming Pool     4:00pm W 9-5
Thu 10/26 PAL Tournament vs Burlingame Woodside HS 1:30pm 1:40pm 2:45pm W 12-6
Sat 10/28 PAL Tournament Championships vs Castilleja Menlo Atherton HS     3:30pm L 11-1
Sat 11/4 CCS Division 2 Quarter Finals vs Aptos Aptos HS   11:30am 2:30pm W 7-5
Tue 11/7 CCS Division 2 Semis Finals vs Sobrato Gunn HS   4:00pm 5:30pm W 11-7
Sat 11/11 CCS Division 2 Finals vs Valley Christian Independence HS   12:25pm 2:20pm L 7-3

About the Team

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. In 2015, the Knights compiled an 11-1 mark and now play in the league’s top-tier division.


Amanda MacDonald Invitational

Sept. 22-23
Menlo School and Menlo-Atherton

Schedule  |   Program

About the Coach

Alana Burgess (second season)

Burgess comes to Menlo from San Jose State, where she was an assistant coach for the nationally ranked women’s water polo program. Before working at SJSU, Burgess served as girls’ water polo head coach for the Coronado Aquatics Club since 2011. She was the assistant coach for her alma mater Coronado High for two seasons, helping lead the 2015 Islanders to a 19-8 record and a spot in the CIF-San Diego Section girls’ water polo playoffs.

Burgess earned a degree in public administration from San Diego State, where she was a four-year member of the water polo team, and the team’s assist leader as a senior. The NCAA Div. I Aztecs were twice ranked No. 8 in the nation in her freshman and senior seasons (2009, 2012).