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(12-5-3 overall, second place WBAL, CCS Div. II quarterfinalist)
Menlo went 8-2-2 in a difficult league to lock in
an automatic postseason qualification. In the CCS playoffs, the Knights won an overtime thriller before falling in a 1-0 decision in the quarterfinals. League MVPs David Quezada ’18 and Jonny Ebrahimian ’19 guided the team throughout the season.
Jonny Ebrahimian ’19 and the Knights reached lofty heights as the automatic CCS qualifier
including diver Meredith Fenyo ’20, and six relay teams competed at the section championships. Alec Vercruysse ’19 advanced to the CCS boys’ finals after taking 14th in the
200 free. Meg Reinstra ’19, Ashley Scafetta ’21, and Natalie Hilderbrand ’19 paced the girls as multiple-event CCS qualifiers.
Alec Vercruysse ’19 and Meg Reinstra ’19 led the Knights to the postseason
 (7-10-2 overall, second place WBAL)
The Menlo girls’ soccer team amassed a 6-3-1 record in league, advancing to CCS. The Knights played a hard-fought 1-0 loss to South San Francisco in a CCS opener. League MVP and four-year starter Julia Wang ’18 and all-WBAL first-team pick Kate Gruber ’18 paced the Knights, who
were in a fight for the title through the final match in a highly competitive league.
Julia Wang ’18 (foreground), Katie Aufricht ’20, and the Knights took second in the WBAL
(Girls fourth place WBAL; boys third place WBAL)
Buoyed by an increase in the number of athletes, the Knights featured a strong showing at the league meet and sent a large contingent to CCS. Six athletes in nine individual events,
(29-0, National Invitational Tournament, NorCal, CCS, and WBAL champions)
The Knights rose to every challenge on the court this season, including winning the prestigious National Invitational Tournament—all while compiling a flawless record. Behind the leadership of the 2018 senior captains Siddharth Chari, Bo Leschly, David Quezada, and Clark Safran, Menlo took home its 15th CCS title in program history and 13th NorCal championship. The Knights extended their streaks: league titles to 22 and league dual-match victories to 268. Chari, who went undefeated at No. 1 singles, was named West
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