A dozen more Menlo School athletes commit to colleges


Menlo School has announced that 12 more student-athletes have committed to play intercollegiate sports as they continue their studies next season.

They join the trio that signed a National Letter of Intent in the fall: Polly Finch (Texas crew), Payton Mack (Gonzaga volleyball) and Nikky Price (William & Mary lacrosse).

Here are Menlo School's recent commits:

MASON BRADY (Colby College lacrosse): A senior attackman, Brady was key to Menlo's run to a Peninsula Athletic League title last season. He finished the year with 24 goals and 24 assists and will help lead Menlo lacrosse as it begins its season.

WILL CHISHOLM (Dartmouth soccer): The captain and forward has scored more than 50 goals for Menlo. He was a two-time, first-team all-league selection and last season's most valuable forward. He led his team in the 2016 CCS playoffs.

ZOE ENRIGHT (Dartmouth soccer): A forward and captain, she was named first team all-league selection in 2014, and helped the team to its third consecutive league title and CCS championship. As a freshman, she was named the most valuable runner in cross country. She just helped the Knights win the CCS Division II soccer crown.

PHILIP HAUSEN (Harvard soccer): He has played for the San Jose Earthquakes U.S. Soccer Development Academy since 2011. Hausen still managed to score five goals in nine games, and has scored 25 goals out of 43 starts. Hausen is playing for Menlo as a senior and already has a goal, an assist and a penalty kick through the CCS quarterfinals.

NICOLE HENDERSON (Occidental golf): She is a four-year player, and three-time all-league selection for Menlo. As a junior in 2015, she contributed to Menlo's first league championship in seven years. The Knights returned to the CCS Championships as a team, and took fourth place.

JEFF HERR (Amherst golf): He was named first-team All-West Bay Athletic League last season and second team as a sophomore in 2014. He helped the Knights compile an 8-2 league record last spring and took 10th at the CCS Championships. He is co-captain as the Knights begin their season.

LANE LESCHLY (Harvard tennis): A four-year player, Leschly is a two-time all-league selection, and has yet to lose a singles match for Menlo as he enters his senior season. Despite missing parts of two seasons due to injury, Leschly has been a leader, helping the Knights to three CCS titles and three NorCal titles. Leschly won the USTA Sportsmanship Award in 2013, and created an ace-athon, and along with his Menlo teammates, to benefit East Palo Alto Tennis & Tutoring.

GABRIEL MORGAN (Princeton squash): A member of the U.S. Junior Squash Team, Morgan played in the World Junior Championships in 2015 and will play in this year's worlds in Poland. He is the 2012 U.S. U-15 champion, and the first from California. Morgan is a three-time U.S. Squash All-American and two-time U.S. Scholar-Athlete. Morgan also is a four-year starter for the Menlo tennis team.

NATHAN SAFRAN (Johns Hopkins tennis): Safran is a three-time all-league selection –a first-team pick as a sophomore and junior. Safran was instrumental in leading the Knights to three CCS titles and three NorCal titles. With his singles victory, he helped Menlo to a championship in the prestigious California Classic last year.

MADDIE STEWART (Tufts volleyball): She was an all-league selection as a sophomore, came back from an injury her junior season, and was picked league MVP as a senior. The outside hitter helped the Knights win CCS and NorCals in 2013, and in the fall, guided the team to a league title and a trip to the CCS semifinals. She finished her senior season with 350 kills and a .303 hitting percentage.

JAMES THYGESEN (Brown water polo): He helped Menlo to league championships as a sophomore and senior, and a league tournament championship the past two seasons. Thygesen paced the Knights with 58 goals and 33 assists as a senior and was named to the all-CCS team.

CHRIS XI (Princeton water polo): The Knights' leading scorer in 2015, Xi recorded 102 goals and 30 assists, and the two-time all-CCS selection was named to the first team. Xi led Menlo to league titles in 2013 and 2015, as well as a league tournament crowns as a junior and senior. He finished second among Menlo's all-time leaders for goals scored. Xi is an All-American as selected by the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches.

— Menlo School Athletics

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