2 McKenna Yates
McKenna  Yates


San José, Calif.

High School:
St. Francis HS




Stanford Water Polo Club


Record Number 14 Women’s Water Polo Players Named To National All-Academic Team

This year's total of Spartan award winners equals 2015 and 2016 combined.


Nine Women's Water Polo Players Named MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athletes

Six Spartans are repeat award winners.


Women's Water Polo Season Ends At MPSF Tournament

The Spartans had two chances in the final 2:00 to tie the score.


Yates Scores Game-Winner For San Jose State - 8-7 Over CSU Bakersfield

The Spartans ended a three-match losing streak with a solid second-half defensive effort.


Women's Water Polo Sweeps #15-Long Beach State & #9-UCSB At Barbara Kalbus Invitational

Keyed by its defense, San Jose State has its best day of the season.

AT SAN JOSE STATE: In her third season with the Spartans... Nearly doubled her goal scoring total from her freshman (15) to her sophomore (28) seasons... Single-match career-high four goals vs. Redlands (3/22/15)... 2016 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) All-Academic and Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-Academic awards winner... Honored by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports on 2015 National Student-Athlete Day.

2016: Played in 32 matches... Fifth on the team in scoring... Scored in 21 of the 32 matches in which she played... Five contests scoring two or more goals... Single-match scoring high for the season was three goals in the Whittier win in the ZUMO LMU Invitational (3/18)... Was the team's leading scorer with a pair of goals in a MPSF loss to #3-Stanford.

2015: Earned her first letter award... Was the team's top freshman scorer with 15 goals... Spartans were 7-1 in matches when she scored... Three matches scoring two or more goals... Best day of the season came in the March 22 doubleheader at Arizona State... Scored seven goals in two matches... Season-high four goals in the 20-1 win over Redlands (3/22)... Encore of three scores in the 21-7 victory over Hartwick in the nightcap.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in water polo (Coach Brendon Reutebuch) and swimming at St. Francis High in Mountain View, Calif. ... 2013-14 NISCA fifth-team All-America water polo selection... First team All-Central Coast Section and West Catholic Athletic League field player.

MORE ON McKENNA: A psychology major... Played club water polo for the Stanford Water Polo Club... Is interested in a nursing career... Bill Yates and All-American Mike Yates are two of her uncles who were letterwinners on the 1979 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship UC Santa Barbara team... She is a native of Campbell, Calif.

Season Matches Goals
2015...FR 31 15
2016...SO 32 28
Career 63 43