SMXC Awards

Saint Mark's XC Team Awards

The Saint Mark's XC team awards are given at the end of the XC season at the awards banquet.

Joe O'Neill Award

The Joe O'Neill Award is a very prestigious award named after the late Joe O'Neill. The recipient of this award is a team leader, role model, and positive voice for the program in the running community. This award is the highest honor you can receive while running XC for Saint Mark's High School. The recipient models faith, excellence, humility, and integrity.



2019- Sarah Donaldson

2018- Kacey Tramont

2017- Cameron Johnson, Lauren Augustynowicz

2016- Madison Sycalik

2015- Analise Kaminski

2014- Allie Spurrier, Amanda Smith

2013- Carin Prechtl

2012- Marissa Chamness

2011- Erica Trofa

2010- Beth Sowden

2009- Pam Zhang


2019- Connor Hessler

2018- Jack Daly


Most Valuable Runner Award

The Most Valuable Runner (MVR) award goes to the runner on the team that made the biggest impact on the program. It does not necessarily have to be based on overall performance, but the way the runner carries himself/herself in her racing should be heavily considered. The Most Valuable Runner takes all practices, workouts, and races very seriously, and leads the team in every way possible.



2019 Girls - Tiffany Herrera

2019 Boys- Jack Vito

2018 Girls- Tiffany Herrera

2018 Boys- Connor Hessler

2017- Ana Dacey

2016- Ana Dacey, Sarah Donaldson

2015- Analise Kaminski

2014- Analise Kaminski

2013- Analise Kaminski

2012- Analise Kaminski

2011- Danielle Wegrzyn

2010- Emily Frydrych

2009- Emily Frydrych

Spirit Award

The Spirit Award goes to the athlete on the team with the best team spirit. This athlete shows up on race day with a strong desire to compete, and he/she makes other athletes feel better about their races with their positive attitude. This is the athlete you would go to for a pep talk prior to an important race!

2020 Girls-

2020 Boys-

2019 Girls - Maddy Pruitt

2019 Boys - Aidan Campbell

2018- Ashley DiOrrio

2017- Maggie Myers

2016- Sarah Eissmann

2015- Brenna Marzano

2014-Kathryn Fish

2013-Tara Langan, Allison Duplessis

2012- Allison Gawinski

2011- Rachel Wayne

2010- Grace Baker, Rachel Spurrier

Leadership Award

The Leadership Award goes to an upperclassman who shows strong leadership skills. The Leadership Award involves being a role model for the team in training, races, as well as outside of athletics. As a junior or a senior, he/she possesses unwavering character, commitment, and is able to effectively convey his/her knowledge of racing to other runners. This recipient would be a person to speak on behalf of the team.


2020 Girls-

2020 Boys-

2019 girls- Amanda Tucci

2019 boys- Yae-June Jang

2018- No award given

2017- Sarah Donaldson

2016- Cameron Johnson, Maggie Myers

2014- Brittany Walls

2013- Hannah Falchuk

2012- Carin Prechtl

2011- Lauren Carroll

2010- Roseena Hardcastle, Jill Allen

Spartanrunner Award

The Spartanrunner Award goes to the athlete on the team that has the most enthusiasm for Saint Mark's XC. This athlete bleeds XC Green and Yellow, and he/she shows a strong desire for personal growth and team success. The Spartanrunner Award is generally given to a rising future leader of the team.

2019 Girls - Stephanie Herrera

2019 Boys- Casey Winnington

2018- Girls - CC Adair

2018 Boys- Greg Savin

2017- Maddy Pruitt

2016- Kacey Tramont

2015- Cameron Johnson

2014- No award given

2013- Kristen Basciani

2012- Rachel Gagnon

Most Improved Runner

The Most Improved Runner goes to a RETURNING runner who made the biggest jump from last season to this season OR from the start of the season to the end. Emphasis for this award will be based on performance in meets, BUT an improvement in leadership should also be heavily considered.


2019 Girls- Ashley DiOrrio

2019 Boys- Niko Licup

2018 Girls- Olivia Davis

2018 Boys- Jack Cleary

2017- Andie Moran

2016- Ana Dacey, Liz Steenkamer

2015- Lauren Augustynowicz

2014- Caroline Puhl

2013- Sarah Pettoruto

2012- Krista Charamella

2011- Danielle Trofa

2010- Danielle Wegrzyn

2009- Izzy King

Rookie of the Year

The Rookie of the Year Award goes to a new member of the team that has made the biggest impact on the team's success. You should consider performance, enthusiasm, and a willingness to be a future leader of the program.

2019 Girls- Natalie Donaldson

2019 Boys- Topher Lord

2018 Girls- Stephanie Herrera

2018 Boys- Danny Dougherty

2017- Erin Gehbardt

2016- Sarah Donaldson

2015- Kacey Tramont

2014- Andie Moran

2013- Gillian Hamory

2012- Sarah Pettoruto

2011- Lauren Crouse

2010- Katrina Steenkamer

2009- Danielle Wegrzyn

Guts and Determination

The Guts and Determination Award goes the runner on the team who is the biggest "gamer" in races and workouts. This athlete is as tough as nails, and will go through a wall to help the team. This award could also be given to an athlete who battled adversity to come back and help the team.

2019 Girls Jordan Ormsby

2019 Boys Patrick Donahue

2018 Girls Erica Bauernschmidt

2018 Boys- Aidan Campbell

2017- Natalia Delgado

2017 Boys Eric Chapman

2016- Isabella Hanrahan,

2015- Allison Walls + Kelsey Ladics

2014- Allison Walls

2013- Allison Gawinski

2012- Madelyn Baker, Lauren Crouse

2011- Hannah Worsh

2010- Izzy King

The Daily Grind-

The Daily Grind Award goes to the girl on the team who gives 100% effort in every single practice all season. This athlete would stay behind to do core, stretching, and visit the whirlpool. This athlete also pushes the workouts every single day in an effort to get better.

2019 Girls- Erin Gebhardt

2019 Boys- Jack Cleary

2018 Girls- Jordan Ormsby

2018 Boys- Luke Harrington

2017- Callie Freda, Emily Gildea

2016- Lauren Augustynowicz

2015- Award given to every member of the team


2020 Girls

2020 Boys

2019 Girls- Cathryn Guidash

2019 Boys- Jacob Shiber; Ethan Kacmarcik

Senior MVP-

This award is given out each season to a senior athlete at the Senior Sports Banquet.

2020 Girls- Erin Gebhardt

2020 Boys- Jack Vito

2019 Girls- Sarah Donaldson

2019 Boys- Connor Hessler

2018 Girls-

2018 Boys-