Athletics → Sportsmanship


A primary focus of the MCPS interscholastic athletics program is the promotion and reinforcement of good sportsmanship among coaches, players and fans. Sportsmanship Expectations Posters are posted at middle and high school athletic events.

MCPS has a comprehensive Sportsmanship Award Program which includes an Evaluation Form that is completed by officials and game administrators for every varsity contest in which officials, referees, or umpires are used. An interactive version of the form may also be submitted electronically. Non-officiated sports utilize a different system for evaluation.

Based on the evaluation scores, individual teams earn sportsmanship points for the school.  Teams that win the Sportsmanship Award receive engraved plates that are affixed to plaques located in prominent areas of the school. Countywide school sportsmanship awards are presented annually to those schools whose teams have compiled the greatest number of sportsmanship awards. Cash prizes are awarded to the highest scoring schools.

Past Winners:

2018-2019 -  Sherwood

2017-2018 – Northwest

2016-2017 – Northwest

2015-2016 – Seneca Valley

2014-2015 – Clarksburg

2013-2014 – Northwest and Seneca Valley (Tie)

2012-2013 – Quince Orchard

2011-2012 – Blake

2010-2011 – Clarksburg

2009-2010 – Rockville

2008-2009 – Paint Branch

2007-2008 – Blake

2006-2007 – Magruder

2005-2006 – Northwest

2004-2005 – Northwest

2003-2004 – Blake

2002-2003 – Blake