News · M-A wins PAL Commissioner’s Cup for 12th consecutive year!!!

M-A has won the PAL (Peninsula Athletic League) Commissioner’s Cup again this year, our 12th consecutive and 13th of the 14 years in its existence. The Bears entered the spring season with an insurmountable 40.5 lead over 2nd place Aragon. The cancellation of spring sports due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic ended any chance of acquiring more points or other schools potentially bridging the gap. Points are earned from how varsity teams finish in league play, and there is also a sportsmanship component with schools losing points for ejections of any kind, and earning bonus points for having zero ejections in a given season. M-A earned 10 bonus points for having zero ejections in both the fall and winter seasons, a stat to be very proud of.  For the 2019-20 school year (and not including the canceled spring season), M-A won an impressive 7 varsity league titles, including…
  • Football
  • Girls Tennis
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Girls Golf
  • Boys Basketball
  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Wrestling
We are especially proud of this high honor, not only because it shows the overall strength of our Athletics program, but also because it shows how we stress the importance of good sportsmanship and fair play.
If you’d like more details on the history of the Commissioner’s Cup, or how the points are totaled per sport, check out this website.
Go Bears!

The Commissioners Cup is awarded annually to the Peninsula Athletic League school that best exemplifies the league’s commitment to sportsmanship and excellence in athletics. Points are awarded to each varsity team in each sport that they participate in, by the order of finish in league play. Five sportsmanship bonus points are awarded to schools that complete a season of sport without any player or coach ejections on any of their teams at any level. Schools are penalized one point for each coach or player ejection at any level during the season. It is our mission to create an atmosphere of positive competition and sportsmanship between the schools of the Peninsula Athletic League.

2019-20 Commissioner’s Cup Results

Past Commissioner’s Cup Winners
Year School Points
2007 Menlo-Atherton 265.00
2008 Burlingame 283.00
2009 Menlo-Atherton 254.00
2010 Menlo-Atherton 275.00
2011 Menlo-Atherton 267.00
2012 Menlo-Atherton 274.00
2013 Menlo-Atherton 266.00
2014 Menlo-Atherton 279.50
2015 Menlo-Atherton 302.50
2016 Menlo-Atherton 299.50
2017 Menlo-Atherton 280.10
2018 Menlo-Atherton 284.00