TKC Athletics Mailbag

TKC Men's Soccer

 Freshman forward Pedro Gallaga. Photo from TKC Athletics

Freshman forward Pedro Gallaga. Photo from TKC Athletics

Despite not achieving their goal of a ten-win season, the men’s soccer team did pave their way into the history books.

After years of building a program and enhanced recruiting, the program finally has their first big win. After finishing fifth in conference play, one place out of the final playoff spot, King’s ended the season with a 4-4-1 record in conference play, giving them 13 points on the year.

If King’s earned 13 points last season in conference play, they would have been in that fourth playoff spot. While King’s improved from a season ago, the rest of the league did as well.

Freshman forward Pedro Gallaga finished second in the league in assists with 12 and proved to be one of the most feared forwards in the league. 

 

 

 

 

 Freshman forward Jaclyn Kelly. Photo from TKC Athletics

Freshman forward Jaclyn Kelly. Photo from TKC Athletics

TKC Women’s Soccer

 

The women’s soccer team finished their season with a respectable 3-4-1 record after a 4-0 loss to SUNY-ESF in semi-finals of the 2017 HVIAC playoffs this past Saturday. The season featured the tale of two results, a blowout win or a blowout loss.

Regardless of the lopsided results, the women’s soccer team showed that they were one of the better sides in the HVIAC by making the playoffs yet again.

Freshman forward Jaclynn Kelly finished fifth in the league in goals scored with nine on the season. Freshman goalkeeper Bailey Kaufman finished tied for third in the league in saves with 44.

 

 

 Isabelle Sandmyer | Photo from TKC Athletics

Isabelle Sandmyer | Photo from TKC Athletics

TKC Women’s Volleyball

 

After having high expectations prior to the start of the season, the women’s volleyball team failed to produce a winning season. Although the team had a 5-10 record on the season, there were a few standout players for the team.

Junior Isabelle Sandmeyer led the league in kills per set with 3.33 and finished fourth in the league in kills with 163. Sophomore Savannah White finished second in the league in both digs per set (4.62) and total digs with 245, while Senior co-captain Dekka Hunley finished fifth in both with 3.70 digs per set and 185 total digs.

This Saturday, the team will compete in the HVIAC playoffs as the fourth seed. The team will take on the top-seed New Rochelle in the semi-finals. If King's beats New Rochelle, they will then face the winner of Davis vs. Pratt in the finals.

 

Cross Country

 Cross Country captain Micah Paulec | Photo from TKC Athletics

Cross Country captain Micah Paulec | Photo from TKC Athletics

 

This past Sunday, the cross-country team participated in the 2017 HVIAC Championships. The team, made up of six men captained by sophomore Micah Paulec, ran in the men’s 8K race. The team finished in fourth overall. 

Paulec finished 26th out of 67 runners, leading the King’s team. Sophomore Josiah Simons wasn’t too far off of Paulec’s pace and finished 33rd. Here are the full results from Sunday’s meet.