KING’S COLLEGE W I L K E S - B A R R E, P E N N S Y L V A N I A
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The spirit of competition thrives at King’s College, where more than 400 student-athletes participate in 19 NCAA-sponsored intercollegiate sports each year.
NCAA Division III Varsity Athletics • King’s participates in the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC), one of the oldest and largest Division III conferences in the nation. • The MAC consists of 18 teams split into the Freedom and Commonwealth Conferences. • The Freedom Conference includes King’s College, Delaware Valley College, DeSales University, Eastern University, Fairleigh Dickinson University at Florham, Manhattanville College, Misericordia University and Wilkes University. • The Commonwealth Conference includes Albright College, Alvernia University, Arcadia University, Elizabethtown College, Hood College, Lebanon Valley College, Lycoming College, Messiah College, Stevenson University and Widener University. • King’s also competes in the Eastern College Athletic Conference, which includes members from Divisions I, II and III and sponsors postseason championship events for selected teams. At King’s, we provide athletic and academic challenges that drive our students to compete and excel. Choose King’s and you’ll receive personal attention, a supportive environment and a challenging education that will prepare you for a successful future. King’s offers more than an education. We teach you the values of a lifetime.
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Basketball King’s women’s basketball stands as an elite team in the MAC, earning 17 conference playoff berths in 18 years. The team has also made five trips to the NCAA Division III National Tournament since 2000. In 2003, the Lady Monarchs were 24-4 and advanced to the NCAA “Sweet 16.” In 2005, King’s was 22-4 and ranked 15th nationally. In 2012, King’s finished 24-6 and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 while the 2013 squad went 21-6 and missed the NCAA Tournament by one game. In addition to numerous MAC Academic All-Stars, King’s has produced 52 MAC All-Star players and 16 Division III All-Americans. The team plays a highly competitive 25-game regular season schedule with at least two tournaments.
Cross Country Cross country has made great strides in recent years. In 2011, King’s placed seventh as a team in the MAC Championships. The 2012 squad was extremely young and will return a veteran nucleus in 2013. The majority of the team’s competition is large, multi-team invitational meets, including the MAC and NCAA Regional Championships. The team will also compete in the National Catholic Championships at the University of Notre Dame in September 2013.
Field Hockey King’s field hockey team is a highly competitive program that has produced 78 MAC Freedom All-Star players, including 13 National Field Hockey Coaches Association Regional All-Americans. The team has won at least 10 games each year since 1999, winning the 2006 and 2007 Freedom Conference championships and advancing to the NCAA Division III National Tournament. The team was also second in the conference in 2009, 2010, and 2012. Recognized for academic excellence, 84 players have been named to the MAC All-Academic Team since 2000.
Lacrosse The lacrosse team stands as a highly competitive team within the MAC with playoff berths in 2005, 2006, 2012, and missing a postseason berth by one game in 2013. Since the birth of the program in 1998, 21 players have earned MAC All-Star honors. The team also has a tremendous academic history as 70 players have been named to the MAC All-Academic Team since the 2001 campaign.
Soccer Women’s soccer began a new era in 2010 with the hiring of head coach Frank Carrozza. Featuring a young squad with only one senior, the 2012 squad went 4-12-1 but lost eight games by one goal. With more experience, the 2013 squad figures to be much improved. The team plays a highly-competitive 17-game schedule with a challenging Freedom Conference slate. The winner of the Freedom Conference gains an automatic berth into the NCAA national tournament.
Softball The King’s softball team has been the dominant program in the Freedom Conference. From 2000 through 2005, King’s won six straight Freedom Conference championships before a second-place finish in 2006. The team also won the 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Freedom crowns while placing third in 2008. Since 2000, the team has qualified for the NCAA Division III national tournament on 11 occasions. After going 23-9 in 2013, the team has compiled an outstanding 409-158-1 record since 2000, averaging nearly 30 wins per season. Since 1993, the Lady Monarchs have had 100 players named Freedom Conference All-Stars and 34 were named Regional All-Americans. King’s makes an annual spring break trip to prepare for its challenging spring schedule.
Swimming The swimming team continues to grow under fifth-year head coach Matt Easterday. Several of our women swimmers have captured MAC Championships and finished among the top place winners in conference meets. King’s broke 13 school records during the 2011 MAC Championships, then followed up with 11 new marks in 2012 and 10 more in 2013. Senior Patricia Manning won the 2011 MAC 400 IM title and owns five other top-three finishes. The team members practice in King’s pool and compete in approximately 12 meets each season. Academically, the team was ranked nationally for the fourth straight year by the College Swimming Coaches Association with a 3.28 team GPA.
Tennis The women’s tennis team at King’s has been a consistent winner over the years. The team has reached the league tournament semi-finals each of the last four seasons and the 2007-08 team finished second in the Freedom Conference Tournament. King’s tennis team has a tremendous academic history as 81 players were named to the MAC All-Academic Team since the 1993 campaign. The MAC conference individual tournament is played in the fall, while the team tournament is held in the spring. The team plays matches in both the fall and spring campaigns while supplementing its schedule with a spring break trip to Florida.
Volleyball King’s volleyball stands as a traditional contender in the MAC and welcomes back the program’s all-time winningest coach, Bernie Kachinko, who has returned to take over the team. Kachinko won over 403 matches in 21 years, including three MAC Freedom titles and a spot in the NCAA Tournament “Sweet 16” in 2002. That year, the Lady Monarchs 39-2 record was the second best in the nation at any level. Since 2000, 26 King’s players have earned MAC All-Star honors while 55 were named to the MAC All-Academic Team. The team plays approximately 30 matches, including several tournaments.
Baseball The King’s baseball team has enjoyed many successful seasons. In 2006, the Monarchs won the MAC Freedom Conference title and earned a trip to the NCAA Division III National Tournament. The Monarchs have reached the post-season in seven of the past 10 seasons. Since 1993, 59 players were named to the MAC Freedom All-Star squad. In 2013, seniors Chris Sweeney and Brenton Eades were named to the ABCA all-region team while Sweeney led the nation in batting with a .406 average to earn first-team All-American honors. The team plays and practices at Lipo Field in the 33-acre Betzler Athletic Complex, one of the finest natural grass fields in the region. A fall program prepares the team for its spring slate, as does their annual spring break trip to warmer climates.
Basketball Men’s basketball owns a long, rich history at King’s. The program earned three straight NCAA National Tournament berths from 1990-92, and they also captured the MAC Freedom Conference title in 1994. King’s has earned nine post-season tournament berths in 13 years. Most recently, the team has won Freedom Conference championships in 2005, 2007 and 2008 with NCAA national tournament berths each season. The 2005 squad reached the Division III National Tournament “Elite Eight.” Since 1978, King’s has produced 40 Conference All-Stars, including six MVPs. The team plays a 25game regular-season slate, which includes King’s own Monarch Classic. It also includes the Cross-County Challenge, which features Luzerne County colleges facing Lackawanna County colleges in round-robin contests.
Cross Country Competing in the fall, King’s cross country has become a much more competitive squad, while seeing its roster size increase dramatically in recent years. In 2012, the team showed great promise with a seventh-place finish in the MAC Championships. Competing in the fall, the majority of the team’s competition is large, multi-team invitational meets, including the MAC and NCAA Regional Championships. The team will also compete in the National Catholic Championships at the University of Notre Dame in September 2013.
Football The MAC is regarded by many as the premier and most competitive Division III football conference in the nation. In 2006, King’s received a berth in the ECAC Southeast Bowl while senior Craig Haywood earned first-team All-American honors. In 2002, King’s won the MAC Championship and reached the “Sweet 16” of the NCAA National Playoffs. That year, Steven Wilson was honored as the Division III National Defensive Player of the Year. Since 1993, eight players were named Division III All-Americans and 113 were selected to the MAC All-Star Team. During this time, the Monarchs have placed a conferencebest 203 players on the MAC All-Academic Team, including 2011 and 2012 Academic All-American Ryan Cordingly. In 2008, the Monarchs began play on a new synthetic turf field, McCarthy Stadium.
Golf The Monarchs have enjoyed a successful history in the MAC, finishing among the top three teams 16 times in the conference tournament, winning one MAC title and placing as runnerup for 10 years. The 2008 and 2009 teams were third in the conference tournament while the 2010 squad was second. Thirty-nine players have finished in the top 10 of the conference championships and four have captured the MAC individual conference crowns. A fall schedule prepares the team for its challenging spring slate that includes a series of tournaments. King’s co-hosts the Glenmaura National Collegiate Invitational at nearby Glenmaura National Golf Club, past host of the Northeast Pennsylvania Classic on the Nationwide Tour.
Lacrosse The 2014 season marks the 14th year as a varsity sport for the Monarch lacrosse team, which has continued to rise in the MAC. The 2012 and 2013 squads reached the semi-finals of the MAC Freedom Conference Tournament. In 2012, head coach Andy Orlowski was named league “Coach of the Year” while then-junior Lenny Fox and freshman Kevin Sweeney were named conference “Player of the Year” and “Rookie of the Year” respectively. Ten players have earned all-conference honors the past two seasons. The team plays their 15-game schedule at McCarthy Stadium, a synthetic turf field that stands as one of the top facilities in the MAC.
Soccer The men’s soccer program enters its 32nd season as a varsity sport, with Mark Bassett, a former Division III national championship winner in college, entering his eighth year as head coach. The Monarchs finished the 2008 campaign with a 16-1-5 record and won the ECAC Southern Region championship. The 2012 squad was 10-5-2 while the 2012 squad earned a 10-6-2 mark. Since 2001, 18 players were named MAC All-Stars while freshman Daniel Hernandez was the 2012 conference “Rookie of the Year.” During this time, 92 players have been named to the MAC All-Academic Team. The Monarchs play a competitive schedule of 18 to 20 games, including tournaments.
Swimming The swimming team at King’s continues to grow and excel under fifth year head coach Matt Easterday. Several swimmers have captured MAC Championships over the years and many others have finished among the top place winners in conference meets. The team has set several new school records during the past five seasons with each member posting personal bests. Academically, the men’s squad ranked nationally by the College Swimming Coaches Association with a combined 3.09 GPA. Team members practice in King’s pool in the Scandlon Gymnasium and compete in approximately 12 meets each season.
Tennis The varsity men’s tennis team is one of the college’s most successful and consistent programs in the MAC, registering 386 wins in the past 31 years. The Monarchs won the 2000 MAC overall championship and Freedom Conference crown while also placing second in 1994, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2007, and 2012. In 2008, 2009 and 2011, the Monarchs reached the semifinals of the Freedom Conference Tournament. In 2011, senior Chris Cozzillio won the number-one flight MAC singles title and teamed with senior Tim Carroll to capture the doubles crown. King’s prepares itself each year with several matches against outstanding squads during its annual trip to Florida.
Wrestling The Monarch wrestlers have enjoyed 27 winning seasons in the past 33 years, climbing to a top 25 national ranking several times. King’s grapplers have won many individual conference titles, competed in the Division III National Tournament and earned All-American status. Many have been selected to the NWCA Scholar AllAmerican Team. Dave Morgan won the Division III National Tournament at 133-pounds in both 2007 and 2008. Mike Reilly was a three-time Metropolitan Conference champion and fourtime NCAA national qualifier, placing second in the 2012 national tournament. King’s has placed at least one wrestler in the NCAA National Tournament for 13 straight years and 15 of the last 16 seasons. A highly competitive schedule includes the Monarch Invitational Tournament and the Pennsylvania-New York Duals.
What are King’s Athletes Saying? “I believe that the most valuable part of my college experience was having the opportunity to be a part of a team. I had some of the best times and made friendships that will last a lifetime playing college baseball, and I can’t thank my teammates enough for creating those special memories with me. During my time at King’s I learned lessons both as a student and an athlete and I will never forget the experiences I had there.”
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Molly Dahl ’13 Varsity Basketball; Captain Business Administration Major 2012-13 Monarch Merit Award recipient 2013 Mac All-Academic Team
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“Being a part of the women’s basketball team was such a rewarding experience and something I will remember for the rest of my life! My teammates were my best friends throughout college and I know the intense competition we shared will lead to lifelong bonds. My coaching staff and the athletic department were great resources both on and off the court, as was the entire campus community who really supports our teams. Being a college athlete forces you to learn how to schedule meetings, complete homework assignments and still get to practice on time; providing me with time management skills that will help in my future endeavors.”
Christopher Sweeney ’13, Varsity Baseball Mass Communications Major 2013 NCAA Division III First-Team All-American 2013 Freedom Conference “Player of the Year” As of July 2013, signed a professional baseball contract with the Kansas City Royals.
Highly Ranked Academics King’s is recognized for outstanding academic programs. In addition to ranking highly in the top college reviews of U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Barron’s and The Princeton Review, we’re accredited by the governing boards in Athletic Training, Business, Physician Assistant, and Teacher Education. Qualities such as commitment and desire drive our student-athletes to compete and excel on the field, in the classroom and later in their chosen profession. In the last nine years, 992 King’s athletes have been named to the MAC All-Academic Team for posting a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA and a total of 106 King’s student-athletes were named to the 2011-12 MAC AllAcademic Team.
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Academic Support For those athletes who are concerned with the challenges of combining academics and athletics at the collegiate level, King’s offers a personalized support system that guides them through their studies. • Prior to entering King’s, we offer support to first-year students through our College Entry Program. Students are offered a variety of courses that enable incoming freshmen to master academic skills, build self-confidence and experience college life. • To assist highly motivated first generation students who show the potential to succeed in college, the Achievement Plus Program offers a structured program of advisement, counseling, tutoring and financial assistance to help them. • King’s dedicated faculty provide progress reports detailing the student-athletes’ classroom performance. Any student-athlete who is in need of extra help will be provided the resources necessary to succeed in the classroom through our Academic Skills Center.
Financial Support While college is never inexpensive, King’s strives to make the cost of an education affordable. Over 97% of first-year students attending King’s receive financial assistance in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs and we encourage every student to apply for financial aid regardless of your family situation. Only after you have applied and been considered for all available assistance will you have a true idea of what your cost will be. When determining the cost of a college education, one should also take into consideration value. At King’s College, you get a personalized education (student/faculty ratio of 14:1) and a promising future (99% of graduates are employed or attend grad school within six months of graduation).
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HISTORY: Founded in 1946 by the Congregation of Holy Cross from the University of Notre Dame LOCATION: Wilkes-Barre, PA. A couple of hours from Philly, N.Y.C., D.C./Maryland, N.J. and Connecticut STUDENTS: 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students MAJORS: 40 majors, 10 special concentrations and 7 pre-professional programs SMARTS: Average GPA = 3.3
CLASS SIZE: Student/faculty ratio: 14:1 FINANCIAL AID: Over 97% of first-year students receive institutional financial aid ACTIVITIES: 50 clubs and activities, intramurals and club sports ATHLETICS: 19 NCAA Division III athletic programs for men and women SUCCESS: 99% of graduates are employed or attend grad school within six months of graduation