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.
Hall of Fame
St. Mark’s School’s honors the most deserving of its past athletes with induction into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Eligibility is considered based on athletic accomplishments at St. Mark’s and beyond, but specifically how such participation has brought credit to the school and served as a model for its community.
Nominees may include alumni, former coaches, or others who have played a central roll in St. Mark’s athletics.
For an alum, performance both at SM and in the years since are essential. The selection process will pay close attention to a nominee’s performance while an athlete at the school, keeping in mind that sportsmanship, leadership, and teamwork are essential elements of athletic success at SM. But also of importance is performance or participation in athletics post-St. Mark’s that has brought credit to the school and has served as a model for the SM community.
For a coach, attention will be paid to a nominee’s extraordinary performance, keeping in mind that teaching and sportsmanship are essential values of good coaching. Other nominees — those not in the coach or athlete categories — need to have made contributions that have profoundly impacted the St. Mark’s athletic program.
To suggest a nominee, complete the nomination form. Nominees may be either living or deceased.
Videos from 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony [click here]
Six St. Markers and two teams will be honored at the 2018 St. Mark's Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony, which will take place at 10 AM in the Putnam Family Arts Center's Class of 1945 Hall on the Saturday of this year's Reunion Weekend.
On Wednesday evening, December 13, SM alumnus Scott Young '85 was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. Scott Young is pictured here at the Hall of Fame ceremony with current SM athletic director John Levandowski.
William A. "Fritz" Wiedergott, longtime coach and athletic director at St. Mark's, died on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. He was 82.