The Power of Perseverance
Our students experience the values of perseverance, leadership, and respect through participating in physical pursuits and athletic competitions.
King athletes, known as Vikings, positively partner with one another and commit to a shared goal, emerging more confident and well-rounded. King Athletics offers a diverse program from physical education to competitive teams, designed as an essential component of the overall educational experience.
Athletic excellence demands constant growth and teamwork; our coaches and players create an atmosphere that engages, challenges, and supports students as they strive for excellence.
Vikings Fast Facts
- Leadership and character building development programming for athletes and coaches.
- Service Learning and Global Education initiatives and opportunities for teams.
- Community Partnerships: Positive Coaching Alliance, Chelsea Piers, and HSS Stamford Health.
Learn about our Athletics program for Grades 6-12. You will also hear from two of our students about their experiences as members of an athletic team.
By the Numbers
Competitive and Non-Competitive Athletic offerings Grades 6-12
FAA League and Tournament Championships
Athletic Health Services and Strength and Conditioning Staff
New England Championships
All-American Award Winners
Dedicated College Counselor for College Athletics
Students Participate in Athletics and Physical Education
Sportsmanship and Citizenship Awards
Athletics in Action
Viking athletes bring home wins and post-season recognition as the spring athletic season comes to a close. Read news from all teams in this week's athletics update and follow kingschoolct_athletics on Instagram for the latest updates as Varsity Boys Lacrosse plays their championship game today, May 26.
Players’ skills were tested as wind and dry weather produced tougher-than-usual conditions on the greens at The Stanwich Club, where King School parents, alumni, faculty, and staff gathered for a day of golf. Ranked as one of the best courses in the country by Golf Digest, the gorgeous setting gave way to friendly competition and fundraising for the school’s student-athletes.
The postseason is here, and the Vikings are ready to shine! While some teams have wrapped up the league and FAA tournament play, several others now move on to New England championships this weekend and next week.
Boys Lacrosse Varsity Head Coach Jay Hill and Girls Lacrosse Varsity Head Coach Katie O’Connor connect on the fields in their coaching roles and in the classroom as members of King’s Science Department, Hill in the Upper School, and O’Connor in the Middle School.
It has been a strong spring so far and many of our teams, and athletes are gearing up for postseason competitions and events. With the end of the school year approaching, and summer on the horizon, it is time to start looking ahead to the upper school fall athletics season and to many important activities happening in the coming months. King’s Fall Athletics Fair is on Thursday, May 25, summer training opportunities are lining up, and preseason starts in August.
The King of Spring celebration carried into last weekend as many upper school spring athletes and teams faced off Saturday, April 22. Varsity Girls and Boys Lacrosse, Varsity Softball, and Varsity Baseball competed in games on campus, as Track and Field and Crew teams competed in events off campus. The final athletic event of King of Spring was Sunday, April 30, as the King Varsity Girls and Boys Lacrosse teams welcome athletes and coaches from New York for the Harlem Lacrosse Clinic.
King School is excited to announce that Alex Martin will be the King Crew Head Coach and Program Director. Martin began working with the team in winter and is determined to lead the program into a competitive spring rowing season.
Coach Jhonny Arteaga was recently appointed Technical Director for King Soccer. In this role, he will work closely with all of King’s boys and girls soccer athletes and coaches, providing technical and tactical support, strategic guidance, and mentoring. Additionally, Artega’s JA Elite Soccer program will expand to include the program’s first-ever soccer clubs for boys and girls. The clubs will begin competition after the Fall 2023 athletic season concludes.
King School has a new face at the helm of the Varsity Boys Tennis team for the 2023 spring season. King Athletics is thrilled to appoint Telly Zangas as the Head Coach of the team starting with this season.