Previous Winners of the Mark Maher Award:
2019 – Nate Siow & Carlos Nunez, Lowell
2018 – Nate Siow, Lowell
2017 – Nate Siow, Lowell
2016 – Charles Mitchell, New Mission
2015 – Spencer Danforth, St Johns Prep
2014 – Chen Chen, Lawrence
2013 – David Giribaldi, Andover
2012 – Sam Dowden, Andover
2011 – Luis Puello, Central Catholic
2010 – Jaylen Alicea, Lawence
Hoops For Hope gives the Mark Maher award to the Boys Varsity Playoff Most Valuable Player. The award is given to that player who excels above all others in contributing to his team’s efforts.
Mark Maher was a sharp shooting star guard for Andover High, 1976-79. After high school, he went on to play four years at Colby College. An outstanding student, Mark earned his law degree at Boston College and helped found Hoops For Hope in 1993.
Mark was a guiding light for the charity, until his death in 2009. Mark’s family continues to be an integral part of Hoops for Hope. The award will be presented for perpetuity.