Paddle tennis, basketball, field hockey, soccer, beach volleyball, creative movement, and more! Grade 7 student Jackson Dooley feels "the differentiation has been the best. There are so many sessions, that our choices and variety allow us to try new things and to still be with our classmates. It's great to still have Athletics during such difficult times."
King School is very proud and excited to recognize the tremendous achievements of five standout student-athletes who were honored with a signing ceremony on campus on Wednesday afternoon, with King Seniors Anna Boeckman (Swimming - UPENN), Olivia Boeckman (Tennis - Lafayette College), Harrison Feinberg (Baseball - University of Southern California), Sydney Fishkin (Crew - Rutgers University) and Sarah Hammoud (Crew - Boston College) announcing their commitments to compete at the NCAA Division I level next year.
The brotherly bond that exists at King with the Boys Soccer team is a prime example of what happens when a group of student-athletes unite and excel together. With past grads like Joshua Figueroa (‘19), Thomas King (‘20), and McKinley Joseph (‘20) all helping inspire the next wave of Vikings on the pitch, Head Coach Enzennio Mallozzii has once again solidified why Boys Soccer remains a team to watch each and every Fall.
With the 2020 Fall season drawing to a close at King, we continue with our preview series which takes a closer look at each Fall athletics offering and highlights both the individual and team growth taking place for the Vikings despite this being a non-traditional athletics season. Today, the spotlight shines bright on King Field Hockey.
The new Balance Blocks program and the Physical Education program support the development and growth of healthy minds and bodies for King Lower School students. Aligned with the Wellness and Academic Excellence pillars of the King School Strategic Plan 2020-2025, these initiatives teach our PreKindergarten-Grade 5 students skills and strategies that foster mindfulness, social and emotional growth, executive functioning, as well as physical strength and stability that undergird learning. Zeba Hart-Syed, Grade 5 student, describes Physical Education as, "it helps me get out my energy. The teachers are fun and the different games are interesting so you can really focus on playing and working hard."