As the Lions prepare for the fall season, athletes received an exciting preview of their new locker room. Thanks to a generous donor, crews spent the summer completely renovating one of the locker rooms in the Hicks Athletic Center, which will provide in-season athletes a more fresh and clear area to prepare and recover from practices and games, along with more individual space and comfort.
The new room includes 116 lockers, 60 of which include a forced-air ventilation system built into the storage area to quickly dry out shoes and uniforms. Each locker features a cushioned seat, electronic combination lock, power supply, and custom nameplate. The room also includes a hydration station, updated showers, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial carpet, new lighting elements, and specially designed lacrosse stick holders. The large, open layout will be significantly more functional for team gatherings during pre-game, halftime, and post-game meetings.
While showing the space to students, Associate Athletic Director Josh Friesen told the boys, “We want your time at St. Mark’s to be phenomenal. Remember, it’s not just about winning – it’s about becoming men of character and better leaders. We hope that this space will help keep the excitement going and encourage you to be your best throughout the season.”
The fall athletic season kicks off later this month, with the varsity football team traveling to Casady and the varsity volleyball team competing in the Houston Cup Tournament. The football team will play its home opener against Cistercian on Friday, September 6, when the Parents’ Association will host the annual all-school spirit celebration, Lion Pride Night.
St. Mark’s School of Texas is a private, nonsectarian college-preparatory boys’ day school for students in grades 1 through 12, located in Dallas, Texas. St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world.