"In 2019, St. Mark’s won the TISCA State Water Polo Championship, however in 2020 their season and many others was cut short. Without the opportunity to defend their previous season’s championship, this team took the 2021 season with a vengeance. Similar to last year, it was difficult to single out one athlete who exemplifies what it means to be a St. Mark’s Water Polo Player. Our first MVP is a driven, skilled, strong player whose voice as a captain was always pointing others in the correct direction. This player has the ability to lock down the opposing team's best player on defense as well as provide timely goals and exclusions on the offensive side of the ball. He holds the role of an emotional leader pumping the team up, keeping them steady, and holding them accountable while tired in practice. These traits make him a clear choice for MVP. With multiple state and national honors under his belt for this dual-sport athlete, our first MVP goes to Mr. Jack “Tuna” Palmer. The second recipient of the MVP award is also a captain and is now an 8-year letter winner and an unprecedented 4-time MVP. He is a great leader who leads through example with hard work, dedication, a competitive nature, and is an inspiration to his teammates. This student-athlete also has multiple state and national honors to his name and is a dual-sport athlete. Our second MVP goes to Mr. Leo Ohannessian.
–Coach Trent Calder