Eight individuals—seven athletes and a coach—along with two historic St. Mark's teams will be inducted into the School's Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 9, during Reunion Weekend 2020. The inductees include one of the most successful boys' varsity tennis coaches in St. Mark's history, a pioneering Southborough School grad who has seen national and international success as a racing sailor and triathlete, and athletes who played football, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, basketball, softball, and field hockey; who wrestled; and who rowed crew. They achieved athletic success in both school and college, and they represent the best of independent school athletics. They will join the 41 athletes, nine coaches, one manager, and two teams already enshrined in St. Mark's Athletic Hall of Fame, which was first established in 2001.
The 2020 inductees are:
Frederick M. Burr – Teacher & Coach 1956-1963; 1967-1971 – coached football, hockey, and tennis: outstanding tennis coach going 90-15-1 (.860) with two championship teams over 11 seasons.
David R. Stack '75 – football and hockey captain; starred on ISL championship lacrosse team, setting then-St. Mark's record for assists; played varsity lacrosse at Yale; recognized at Yale for team spirit and morale.
Sandra R. Grosvenor, Southborough School '75 – early pioneer in girls' sports at Southborough School; played varsity softball at Smith; saw great success nationally and internationally as racing sailor and triathlete; world-ranked as match racer in 1999 and 2002; took home bronze at the 2018 world triathlon championships in Denmark.
Alfred E. Badger II '84 – captain of strong '83 football team: powerful blocker and tackler, selected to Shriner's Football Classic; All-ISL player on back-to-back championship lacrosse teams; played football at Northeastern.
Joshua F. Bradstreet '95 – leading scorer on N.E. championship '94 soccer team; undefeated wrestling champion; lacrosse captain, leading scorer, and All-American; won Fearing Athletic Prize; played lacrosse for the University of Virginia; U.S. Marine Corps pilot: took part in Operation Desert Fox (2003).
Brendan I. Herbert '00 – on-court catalyst for the resurgence of St. Mark's boys' varsity basketball at the dawn of the 21st century; three-year St. Mark's captain and All-ISL selection; ISL MVP; scored over 1,000 career points; played basketball at Dartmouth.
Danielle Furlong Rylan '05 – played field hockey (ISL Champs '04), lacrosse (back-to-back winning seasons), and ice hockey: twice All-ISL and St. Mark's girls' ice hockey captain; both State and National champion in club hockey; played on men's team as college undergraduate; in grad school at Northeastern captained the 2012 Beanpot championship Huskies; founder and commissioner of the professional National Women's Hockey League.
Rachael I. Ogundiran '07 – on girls' soccer, basketball, and crew teams at St. Mark's; first woman to reach 1,000 career points scored in St. Mark's basketball; two-time School basketball captain, twice All-ISL and ISL MVP; captain of St. Mark's girls' crew; medalist at U.S. Women's Rowing championships in 2006 and 2007; rowed for four years on Syracuse varsity team; honored for leadership, sportsmanship, and spirit at Syracuse.
1956 Undefeated Football – "One of the greatest elevens in the history of the School," according to Hall of Fame coach Benny Howarth. Held opponents to just 4.6 points per game and defeated a previously unbeaten Groton team in what coach Howarth called "The upset of the century!"2000 Undefeated Girls' Varsity Lacrosse – Capped a run of 26 consecutive games without a loss, this incredible team won their second Independent School League championship in a row and was ranked among the Top 20 high school teams in the nation by Lacrosee Magazine.