Our Winter Athletes were honored at the Awards Assembly in late February when Tom Decker, Director of Athletics, addressed the students gathered in the PAC. "You represented your teams and King well, and played your hearts out to the end of each contest. It is important to remember that wins are not the ultimate measure of success, as one cannot account for the differences in the levels of competition. As individual's, you exceeded your personal limits in an effort to achieve the highest possible performance for you, and for your team. In my mind, your steady growth and peaks towards the end of the season is a testimony to the measure of your successes this winter.
By sharing similar passions about the sport you play, and by spending numerous hours together during practices, games, and on bus rides, being a member of a team has enabled you to create bonds with your teammates, and create friendships and memories that you will take with you for the rest of your life. I hope that regardless if you had a winning or losing record, you all take with you the life experiences that you have gained by being student-athletes at King."
Congratulations to the award recipients and all our Winter Athletes. We are looking forward to a successful spring season!
Boys Varsity Basketball:
Boys Basketball finished with a total 10 wins on the season, captivated by a win at Brunswick School; the program's first win against the Bruins since 2011. Senior guard Trey Canaveri capped his King career by reaching the 1,000 point milestone in the regular season finale at the Forman School. Lead by Canaveri, sophomore team scoring leader LeVaughn Lewis, and junior co-captain Renn Lints, the Vikings reached the FAA playoff tournament in the first year the league required a qualifying record to participate.
Most Valuable Player: Trey Canevari
Most Improved Player: Renn Lints
Coaches Award: LeVaughn Lewis
Junior Varsity Boys Basketball
Most Improved Player: McKinley Joseph
Coaches Award: Dylan McMorrow
Junior Varsity Boys Basketball
Most Improved Player: James Ross
Coaches Award: Thomas King
Girls Varsity Basketball:
Girls Basketball, led by senior Callie Bartimer and super sophomore Alonna Christy, tailed a win total of five games this season. Head Coach John Bagley and assistants Becky Lotstein, Tanya Greene, and Ali Weden saw much improvement with a team filled with underclassmen throughout the season. A senior day blow out win against the Forman School highlighted their campaign for the 2016-2017 season.
Most Valuable Player: Alonna Christy
Most Improved Player: Abigail Price
Coaches Award: Callie Bartime
Boys Ice Hockey:
Coming off of last years FAA Championship crown, the Boys Ice Hockey team came out of the gates hot winning their first two games. Led by seniors Jeremy Toscano, Garrett Waldner, and Charlei Keating, the team managed to qualify for the FAA tournament with an 8-6-1 overall record. The regular season was highlighted by a mid season five game winning streak in which the team outscored opponents 22 to 9 overall.
Most Valuable Player: Richard Focke
Most Improved Player: Charlie Feinstein
Coaches Award: Henry Meyer
The Girls Squash team captivated their 7-7 regular season record by qualifying for the New England playoff tournament. After a slow start, the girls managed to reel off four straight matches mid way through the season. Led by seniors Jayne Tully, Emily Salomon, Alison Norton, Lily Fox, and Nisha Chandra, the Lady Vikings had great leadership all season. The team traveled to Berkshire School for the NE tournament and finished with a few strong matches and will build on the experience for next year.
Most Valuable Player: Maeve Snover
Most Improved Player: Lily Fox
Coaches Award: Emily Salomon
Though the season did not go as they had hoped for, the Boys Squash team made some significant strides as a program this year. Lead by coaches Mauricio Dasso and Mark McAndrews, as well as seniors John Hock, Logan Katz, and David Fox, the Vikings improved as a unit and showed moments of a bright future as a program.
Most Valuable Player: Gabriel Salvi
Most Improved Player: Davis Shattan
Coaches Award: Ari Maki
Our athletes were also honored for the following post-season recognition:
FAA All-League: LeVaughn Lewis, Callie Bartimer, Alonna Christy
FAA All-League Honorable Mention: Trey Canevari,
All-New England: Callie Bartimer
All-New England Honorable Mention: Alonna Christy
FAA All-League: Maeve Snover, Gabe Salvi
FAA All-League Honorable Mention: Ari Maki, Coco Cooney
FAA All-League: Richard Focke, Cam Raker
FAA All-League Honorable Mention: Henry Meyer