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Volleyball Repeats as FAA Champions and Field Hockey Returns to the NEPSAC Tournament!

King Girls Volleyball capped off a tremendous fall season for Viking athletics this past Friday! The Varsity Volleyball team defeated Sacred Heart Greenwich in a four-set thriller to take home their second consecutive FAA Championship!

After dropping the first set, the girls emphatically won the following three sets to capture the 2023 FAA title (19-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-17)! In a rematch of last year’s FAA championship, which went five sets, King again took the final three sets of the match to earn the title, this time in four sets. Thanks to all the fans who traveled to Greenwich, CT to root for the Vikings, especially the large, loud, and proud student section!

Fresh off of the FAA Championship, King Volleyball is seeking its eighth consecutive NEPSAC title. After defeating Groton School 3-0 on Wednesday in the Class B quarter-finals, the Vikings will host fourth-seeded Greenwich Country Day School in the semi-finals on Saturday at noon in the Upper School Gym. While we hope to pack the gym again, anyone unable to attend can catch the livestream on Vikings Live. The winner will move on to the NEPSAC Class B championship match at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at Milton Academy in Milton, MA.

NEPSAC Class B Girls Volleyball Semi-Final
Saturday, November 18 | 12:00 p.m. | King Upper School Gym
#1 KING vs #4 Greenwich Country Day School

King Varsity Field Hockey played in its first NEPSAC tournament game since 2016. Coming off of an outstanding regular season, the Vikings were matched up against top-seeded Green Farms Academy in the NEPSAC Quarterfinal this past Wednesday. King fought hard, staying within one goal for most of the first half, and was able to punch in two goals. However, the girls eventually fell to the Dragons. Vikings Paige O’Hoppe ’25 and Jordyn Ennis ’26 scored for King. Congratulations to Coach Prince and her squad for a terrific season! 

King Football also finished the fall season last Saturday, ending the season with a win over Capital Prep Harbor 34-24! It was a tremendous victory, allowing the team to go 2-2 in their final four games.

Down 6-0 in the first quarter, the Vikings used a successful fake punt by kicker Ben Helman ’24 to help swing the momentum in their favor. The Vikings never looked back after that. Quarterback Freddy Melton ’26 was 23-29 for 311 yards and four touchdowns, ending the season with 2,097 passing yards and 18 throwing touchdowns. Jakari Morgan ’25 (two receiving touchdowns) and Connor Brown ’25 (one receiving and one rushing touchdown) led the way, with Chris Ippolito ’25 also adding a 29-yard receiving touchdown late in the 4th quarter.
The defense was anchored by Jakari, Chris, and Connor. Brandon Ricketts ’26 was a disruptive force up front and finished the day with a sack and two tackles for a loss. Dean Liner ’25 sealed the game with an interception late in the fourth quarter, allowing the Vikings to run out the rest of the clock.

The winter season is now underway, with Varsity Boys Basketball, Varsity Girls Basketball, Ice Hockey, and Squash having started this week. Boys Basketball takes to the court today in the Bronx against DeWitt Clinton High School for the first game of the season. Follow the Vikings on Instagram and check schedules on the King School App and the Upper School Athletics webpage.

We hope to build upon the great success established during the fall season and are excited for a great winter for the Vikings!