News Archive



  • June


    Mrs. Denise Blum
    State championship #108 is in the books for Saint Mark’s High School!

    The Saint Mark’s Girls Soccer Team took home the “W” last Friday with a hard-fought victory over Caravel Academy.  While goals by Lily Phillips and Maddie Schepers clinched the win, Head Coach Dan Swasey said it was a total team effort from whistle to whistle.  
    “I could not be prouder of the way the girls played on Friday and all season long,” he said.  “This year had more ups and downs and adversity than last year, and they handled it so very well.  We always talk about mental toughness, resiliency and heart… and those characteristics were never more evident than in the championship game!  Against an extremely tough Caravel squad, the girls showed mental toughness all night long, a team-wide resiliency and the heart to wear their opponent down in the final minutes.  Our girls flat out wanted this game more and it showed.  I am so proud!”

    The victory marks the fifth Spartan sports team to bring home a Delaware State Championship in the 2021-2022 school year — joining the Girls Volleyball Team, Girls Cross Country Team, Boys Track & Field Team and Girls Track & Field team.

    Principal Diane Casey was in the stands cheering on the team.  "I am so happy and proud of our Girls Soccer Team.  They never let up and worked together as a team to win the championship,” she said.  “Coach Swasey is a class act and his players rose to the challenge.  What a great way to end a winning school year.  Great job coaches and players, well deserved."
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  • May

    SPARTAN SPEED SWEEPS AT DIAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Saint Mark’s Boys And Girls Track Teams Bring Home Two State Championships

    Mrs. Denise Blum
    Saint Mark’s is making room in the trophy case! 
    The Saint Mark's Boys and Girls Track & Field Teams made history last weekend, bringing home two state championship wins for a sweep at the DIAA State Track & Field Championship!

    The girls team entered the competition as the reigning state champs, bound and determined to defend their 2021 title. They quickly racked up team points with six individual/relay state championships, four state runner-up performances, a bronze medal run and, quite frankly, impressive finishes from every single athlete on the roster.

    Spartan Head Coach Mike DiGennaro has high praise for his team. “I am extremely proud of the girls for going back-to-back. In two years we combined to score over 320 points. Those numbers are huge,” he said.
    The Saint Mark's Boys Track & Field Team earned the first boys state championship in school history. They ran up their team points total with two individual state championships, two state runner-up performances, four individual/relay bronze medals, dominant performances by the Spartan throwers and a maximum effort from the entire team.

    “I am so proud of the boys for winning the first title in school history,” said DiGennaro. “It was a goal from day one and I credit our whole program for believing that we could do it.” 

    He continued, “I am so proud of this entire team. I cannot even call out one athlete for stepping up because every athlete on both teams contributed to our team titles. There were so many amazing moments. Saturday was the greatest day in Saint Mark's Track and Field history. I am extremely grateful to be a part of something special. I can't wait to put up those two banners and place our trophies in the case!”

    Listed below is a summary of the individual awards earned by Spartan team members.
    • Spartan Senior, Tiffany Herrera '22, became a State Champion in both the 1600m and the 3200m.
    • Spartan Junior, Danielle McGonigle '23, became a State Champion in both the Triple Jump and the High Jump.
    • Spartan Senior, Sarah Hessler '22, became a State Champion in the discus.
    • Spartan Freshman Twins, Alexis and Arianna Donovan '25, Ava Malgerio '25 and Reagan Garibaldi '25 became State Champions in the 4X200m relay.
    • Spartan Freshman, Ava Malgiero '25, earned the silver in the pole vault.
    • Spartan Junior, Danielle McGonigle '23, earned the silver in the long jump.
    • Spartan Senior, Sarah Hessler '22, earned the silver in shot put.
    • Spartan Senior, Isabella McKenna '22, earned the silver medal in the triple jump.
    • Spartan Senior, Stephanie Herrera '22, earned the bronze medal in the 1600m.
    • Spartan Senior, Max DiOssi '22, became a State Champion in the shot put.
    • Spartan Senior, JaBri White '22, became a State Champion in the long jump.
    • Spartan Senior, Vaughn Highland '22, earned the silver in the shot put
    • Spartan Sophomore, Logan Klein '24, earned the silver in the discus
    • Spartan Senior, Casey Winnington '22, earned the bronze in the 3200m.
    • Chad Dohl '24, Logan Klein '24, Charlie Manelski '24 and Patrick Lamb '25 earned the bronze in the 4X200m.
    • Logan Klein '24, Charlie Manelski '24, Patrick Lamb '25 and Shawn Hanggodo '23 earned the bronze in the 4X100m.
    • Sean Kemske '25, Matthew Cox '24, Topher Lord '23 and Connor Gebhardt '24 earned the bronze in the 4X800m.
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    Mrs. Denise Blum

    Saint Mark’s High School To Host Second Annual Esports Tournament  
    Attention middle school gamers! CYBERCLASH is back! 
    CyberClash 2022 is an Esports tournament hosted by Saint Mark’s High School, in partnership with The Esport Company. 
    Competitions will take place this summer in Rocket League and Valorant. The stakes will be high with several Saint Mark’s scholarships up for grabs. Members of the first place team will each be awarded a $20,000 scholarship to attend Saint Mark’s ($5000/year). Competitors on the second place team will each receive a $12,000 scholarship ($3000/year) and third place team members will be given $8000 scholarships ($2000/year). To make things even more interesting, the CyberClash MVP will earn an additional $20,000 scholarship ($5000/year)! All winners will also be granted spots on the coveted Spartan Esports Team! 
    Registration is open to sixth, seventh and eighth graders. There is no cost to enter. The deadline to sign up is July 10. The tournament will start July 25 and will include six weeks of competition. The championship round will take place live at Saint Mark’s on September 24. 
    Saint Mark’s Esports Manager Chris Ruffini is busy making plans for CyberClash 2022. "I am excited that Saint Mark's will be hosting one of the biggest high school esports events in the area,” he said. “This is a chance for students to show off their skills, compete against others and build a gaming community. Esports brings so many of us together!" 
    President Tom Fertal is the driving force behind the Spartan esports program. He recognizes that esports is much more than just an extra-curricular activity for students. “Saint Mark’s continues to lead the way among secondary schools in the exciting and emergent field of esports,” he said. “As universities across the country continue to expand programs to prepare students for careers in this multi-billion dollar industry, we are thrilled to support young students as they journey into this field.” 
    For additional information and to register for CyberClash 2022, please visit
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  • April

    Saint Francis de Sales Award Recipients

    Diane Casey
    Wednesday evening we celebrated 10 of our seniors who were recognized as Saint Francis de Sales recipients. The award is presented to an outstanding senior for excellence in faith development, scholarship, service, leadership and citizenship. The following seniors have made us proud to call them Spartans.