The school has had three Athletic Directors, Ken Souliere, Keith Cooper and Kevin Nolan. Both Junior and Senior Football teams have been very successful in the NCSSAA. In 2006 the senior boys football team, led by coach Paul Brown, won the National Capital Bowl, played between the champions of Ottawa, Eastern Ontario, and Central Ontario. There have been many championships teams and individuals throughout the school's history in team sports such as boys' soccer, girls' basketball and boys' and girls' hockey. In 2008, the Senior Boys Basketball Team revitalized the basketball program as they finished with a winning record and made it to the Tier 2 semi-finals. In 2009, the Jr. varsity girls soccer team, senior boys rugby team, junior boys football team and varsity girls football team all brought home city championships. In the 2009/2010 season, the boys hockey team made it to the finals after a huge upset of Nepean High School, only to lose two controversial games in the finals, 4-3, and 3-2. In December 2010 the Boys Varsity Hockey Team captured the non-contact Tier 1 City Championships by beating Brookfield 5-4 and 4-3 to win the best of 3 finals.
The cheerleading squad has enjoyed great success at St. Mark. In 2008, the St. Mark varsity cheerleading team won the Cheer Alliance national championships in the school large senior advanced division along with the title grand champions of the school advanced division.
The track & field program at St. Mark has also yielded impressive results. Two St. Mark alumni - Ashley Purnell and Todd Pyper - won their respective events at the OFSAA Championships and went on to represent Team Canada at various international competitions.
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Famous quotes containing the word sports:
“Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behaviour, attire, grace, learning and all their words aimeth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.”
—Michel de Montaigne (15331592)
“Sweet smiling village, loveliest of the lawn,
Thy sports are fled and all thy charms withdrawn;
Amidst thy bowers the tyrants hand is seen,
And desolation saddens all thy green;
One only master grasps the whole domain,
And half a tillage stints thy smiling plain;”
—Oliver Goldsmith (1730?1774)
“It is usual for a Man who loves Country Sports to preserve the Game in his own Grounds, and divert himself upon those that belong to his Neighbour.”
—Joseph Addison (16721719)