If one had the pleasure of watching one or more of their matches, it was clear this team exemplified the true meaning of teamwork, both on and off the court, and raised the level of competition for anyone they played against. The girls swept third-ranked Tabor Academy in three sets on Nov. 16 in front of a packed gym to advance to the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Class B finals. On Sunday, the team faced off against the number one seed King School. King (19-3 overall) played the Wyverns back on October 5 and narrowly escaped with a 3-2 victory.
Despite a strong team effort by KO, the Vikings swept the Wyverns 25-14, 25-21, 25-15 in the final, playing at Erickson Gym at Loomis Chaffee School to capture their sixth consecutive New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Championship and first Class B title.
KO (15-5 overall) last won a NEPSAC title in 2007 and had advanced as far as the quarterfinals the last two seasons before being eliminated.
This year marks a litany of successes for the Wyverns, both on and off the court and varsity coach Scott McDonald couldn’t be more impressed. “This group, this year, was a team-minded set of girls. There wasn’t any ego, and there was an excellent group dynamic. Their mindset was spot on. They believed they could do it and went into every match with that mentality. I am incredibly proud of them for all that they accomplished this season."
Located in West Hartford, CT just steps from Blue Back Square, Kingswood Oxford is a private school inspiring co-ed day students in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum. Empowered students become clear confident communicators, resourceful problem-solvers, and ethical leaders. KO: where unlimited potential meets endless opportunities.