Archive of Pam McKenney

Pam has written 9 article(s) for InMenlo.

Thirty Menlo School student-athletes will be continuing their studies and athletic careers in college. The 30 — the most in Knights history — will be headed to 27 schools around the nation and representing 15 sports.

Seven athletes signed national letters of intent in the fall, and 16 additional athletes announced their early-decision commitment, as reported earlier this year. These athletes not only showed exceptional skill and hard work on the playing field, but also demonstrated excellence in the classroom as 14 teams were named CCS Scholastic Team top five.

Pictured in photo — top row, from left: Andrei Volgin (UC-Davis tennis), John Kim (Caltech tennis), Justin Nam (Johns Hopkins baseball), Alec Vercruysse (Harvey Mudd swimming), Nicolas Hernandez (Claremont McKenna water polo), Seth Pope (Pomona golf), Kevin Chen (Pomona football), Jack Pimlott (Hamilton lacrosse), Charlie Hsieh (NYU golf), Jacob Muchnick (Penn soccer), Matthew Westly (Cal soccer).

Bottom row, from left: Sophie Scola (Bates lacrosee), Lauren Hamilton (Washington-St. Louis track), Emma Brockman (Northa Carolina rowing), Grace King (Cal Poly-SLO volleyball), Sianna Houghton (Washington volleyball), Bella Scola (Colorado College lacrosse), Charlotte Swisher (Harvard lacrosse), Caroline Frantz (Boston College rowing), Catie Cassani (Middlebury soccer), Sophie Jones (Duke soccer), Lauren Ferguson (Hamilton lacrosse).

Not pictured: Taylor Gould (Villanova tennis), Mafi Latu (Luther football), Conor McCusker (Bucknell lacrosse), Aidan Pak (Carleton football), Maxwell Patterson (Brown water polo), Mia Rosenblatt (George Washington water polo), Sam Untrecht (Cal water polo), Selina Xu (Stanford volleyball).

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Menlo School girls win D-II state basketball championship

The youthful Menlo Knights closed the final chapter on an historic season with a D-II state championship on Saturday,  defeating Rolling Hills Prep of San Pedro by a score of 70-63. This was the Knights’ fourth state title in program history and their first since 1991. The team finished the year with a 26-5 overall record. Sophomore […]

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Menlo Knights capture first state volleyball championship in school history

It was a year of firsts for Menlo volleyball, and on Saturday, Dec. 3., the Knights picked up the ultimate first: a state championship. Through all the years of successful volleyball teams, this year’s team took the first CIF title in Menlo history. On the road to the state final, the Knights dropped just one […]

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Menlo School’s Robert Miranda runs the Summer Scamper to raise money for music therapy program

Menlo School’s Robert Miranda, who is coming off a sophomore season in which he had a podium finish at state in cross country and took fourth in the 3200 at CCS, has been preparing for his next run for months. This Sunday, Robert will run the Summer Scamper at Stanford to benefit Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. […]

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Five inducted into the Menlo School Athletics Hall of Fame

Menlo School welcomed five inductees into the Athletics Hall of Fame during a ceremony earlier this month at the West Gym of the Athletic Center. Hall of Famers are recognized for leadership, sportsmanship and superiority in athletic competition, and dedicating countless hours to helping others achieve their athletic goals. Inductees are: Jason Armstrong ’00 – baseball and football Armstrong […]

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Steve Young keynotes community-based concussion conference on Aug. 18 at Menlo School

Parents, coaches, students and educators are invited to a free, community-based concussion conference to learn about the latest evaluation and management of mild traumatic brain injuries in youth sports. The event will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm Aug. 18 at Menlo School’s Athletic Center. Space is limited, please RSVP. The conference is hosted by Menlo Sports […]

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Menlo School boys’ tennis team donates $10,000 to East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring

Nearly two months after the Menlo School boys’ tennis players brought home the NorCal team title, they gathered to make one more delivery. This time, they were at Stanford for the Bank of the West Tournament to present a $10,000 check for East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring. On opening night of the tournament, the […]

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Tennis team at Menlo School launches Ace-athon to benefit EPA Tennis and Tutoring

The Menlo School boys’ tennis team is closely tracking its aces this year — and not for statistical reasons. The Knights are holding their inaugural Menlo School Ace-athon, a season-long benefit for East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring (EPATT). Menlo players will be gathering sponsors — from friends to family to businesses to the community — to pledge […]

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Menlo School’s water polo coach receives 2012 Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach Award

Menlo School philosophy teacher and boys’ water polo coach Jack Bowen has received a 2012 Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach Award. He will receive it at the organizations’s 2012 National Youth Sports Awards Dinner and Auction on March 10 at Sharon Heights Country Club in Menlo Park. The award recognizes 20 coaches nationwide whose goals […]

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