MMT Breaks for the Holidays

With the fall portion of our 2017-2018 season coming to a close, MMT will next be in action at the 8th Annual NorCal Invitational, held January 6th/7th at Menlo School. Menlo’s Varsity Team goes in with the #1 overall seed, and Menlo’s JV Team goes in with the #9 overall seed. The two teams finished 2nd and 11th last year, respectively. Menlo is one of only three programs to have won the tournament, and is tied with Tamalpais for most titles at 3.

This fall, MMT saw tremendous initial success to kickoff its season. The Varsity squad took two teams to Colorado, where both teams finished with an undefeated trial record and its best individual honors ever received (led by first-time competitor and freshman Libby Eggemeier). The Varsity team came back to join the JV team in preparation for the California CRF Case. At the start of December, the JV team had a strong showing at the Silicon Valley Friendly Tournament against many of the top schools in the state; the Varsity team traveled to Sacramento for a series of friendly scrimmages against the state’s best.

After these fall tournaments, three MMT students moved up in the record books for the number of cases representing Menlo: Tiffany Tam, Makayla Conley, and Ben Shaw. Tiffany is now tied with Allie Miller ’15 (Yale) for 3rd overall at 8 cases representing Menlo. Makayla and Ben are in a 5-way tie for 5th overall at 7 cases (joining Kate Park ’14 (Stanford), Annie Kim ’16 (Harvard), and Jacob Julian-Kwong ’17 (Penn).

At the collegiate level, MMT alums continued to excel. With 5 active alums competing at the collegiate level — 3 at Yale, 1 at Stanford, and 1 at Penn — three of them racked up individual honors at fall tournaments: JB Horsley (’15) won a witness award (17/20 ranks) at the Cal Invitational; Allie Miller (’15) won an attorney award (18/20 ranks) at Mumbo Jumbo; Andy Parker won individual attorney honors twice this fall, once at CUBAIT (18/20 ranks), and once at Mumbo Jumbo (a perfect 20/20 ranks).

Next up for MMT: NorCal! And good luck to the team on finals!

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