After an unforgettable Winter regular season that saw the Varsity Ice Hockey team lose just one league game, the Vikings saved their best game for last during the postseason by capturing the 2022 FAA Tournament Championship with a 4-3 overtime victory over St. Luke’s at Rye Country Day School.
When students take part in physical pursuits and athletic competition, they experience the values of perseverance, leadership, and respect. Athletes who positively partner with others and commit to define their path to excellence emerge more confident and well-rounded. King School Athletics offers a diverse program from physical education to competitive teams, designed as an essential component of the overall educational experience. To achieve athletic excellence demands constant growth and teamwork, and our students are supported by coaches and teammates in an engaging and challenging atmosphere. We also take Viking Pride in our championship teams and our many college athletes! Learn how all students will benefit from an exciting transformation of our athletics facilities as we redesign and turf the middle fields at King.
- Physical Education for PreK-Grade 5.
- Competitive and non-competitive athletic offerings grades 6-8 and grades 9-12.
- Leadership and character building development programming for athletes and coaches.
- Two full-time athletic trainers and two strength coaches on staff to help support the health, well-being, and conditioning of our student-athletes.
- Assigned member of College Counseling Department for students considering college athletics.
- Service Learning and Global Education initiatives and opportunities for teams including Basketball programming in China and Soccer programming in Colombia. More to come!
- Community Partnerships: Positive Coaching Alliance, Chelsea Piers, and HSS Stamford Health.
King School Vikings Fast Facts
- 45 FAA League & Tournament Championships / 23 NEPSAC Championships/ 8 Sportsmanship Awards
- Titles/Awards Won by: Girls Volleyball, Football, Softball, Baseball, Boys Lacrosse, Crew, Ice Hockey, Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer, Boys Tennis, Girls Cross Country LEARN MORE
- Girls Volleyball has won last 5 FAA and 4 NEPSAC Titles, with incredible 93-4 record!
- Football 22-6 over last three seasons, winning two New England Championships!
- 25 college athletes in the classes of 2018 and 2019 with 12 going Division I. Three graduates went on to play in NFL. Kevin Pierre-Louis still currently playing. LEARN MORE
Vikings in Action
This year King School has partnered with Project Music for an immersive music and homework support program for students from the Stamford Public Schools, including two halftime performances during Varsity Girls Basketball and Varsity Boys Basketball games this week.
It was an impressive finish to the Fall Athletics season for the King School Varsity Volleyball team who defeated #1 seed Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in a 3-0 sweep to become the 2021 NEPSAC Class B Volleyball Champions.
King School senior Billy Bennett has been outrunning the cross country competition since he arrived at King five years ago, but this year, he says, has been special. Billy recently took part in a Q&A where he discussed his experiences running with the King cross country team, the importance of camaraderie with teammates and coaches, and his aim to finish the season strong at the upcoming New England Championships.
A sea of blue and gold flooded the King School campus for the first time in two years to celebrate Homecoming 2021. The annual event brings together the entire Viking community to celebrate the school’s rich history, enjoy athletic competition and give back.
Last spring, King School student-athletes were invited to attend multiple nutrition workshops hosted by Bryan Snyder, Director of Team Nutrition for the National Football League’s Denver Broncos. It was an opportunity for King athletes to learn from a dedicated sports professional about essential and healthy nutritional habits, including pregame and prepractice fueling, hydration, forming positive sleeping habits, reducing inflammation, and what it truly means to stay healthy. It was also the chance to look back on just how far King School Athletics has come in developing and growing the student-athlete health services program at the school.
In late June on the campus of Avon Old Farms, over 500 basketball players competing at NEPSAC schools throughout New England packed the gym in Avon, Connecticut for the NEPSAC NCAA Scholastic Showcase and the chance to turn some heads in front of college coaches. Charlie VonOehsen, AJ Mickens, and Danny Acosta each share their experiences from participating in the NEPSAC Showcase and how their time competing against other players from around New England benefits King Basketball now and in the future.
In her 12th year at King, Bonnie has not only helped students, coaches, and individual teams each season establish and maintain healthy habits in the weight room, with conditioning, nutrition, wellness, and stressing the importance of getting enough sleep, but she's also set a standard for success for the King Athletics Department thanks to her care and leadership.
Inclement weather did not deter a group of King School's Trustees and Administrators from commemorating the naming of the redesigned outdoor sports complex on campus. The complex is in the heart of the campus on four acres of multi-sport turf fields. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Tuesday, June 8, the fields were formally recognized as the Armstrong and King Family Fields and the Feinberg Field.