2020 - 2021 DELAWARE
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
DECLAN
MCDONNELL
DISTANCE RUNNER
TATNALL SCHOOL
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-2
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 15:51.8
DIVISION 2 INDIVIDUAL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
1ST
DELAWARE SPORTS CLUB HIGH SCHOOL OPEN
1ST
ST. MARK’S INVITATIONAL.
“Declan McDonnell ranks up there with the finest athletes I’ve ever coached. His approach to hard work is legendary in our program. There’s never been a race or a workout where he hasn’t run with heart and pushed the limit.”
Patrick Castagno
Head Coach - Tatnall coach

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot-2, 145-pound senior raced to the Division 2 individual state championship this past season with a time of 15:51.8, leading the Hornets to the state title as a team. McDonnell also won the Delaware Sports Club High School Open and the St. Mark’s Invitational.

Academic Achievement


McDonnell has maintained a B average in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in cross country and track and field on scholarship at Monmouth University this fall.

Exemplary Character


A devoted member of his church youth group, McDonnell has volunteered locally feeding the homeless and assisting with clothing donation drives.