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Kings Volleyball Team Brings Home the First State Championship in Kings History!

Posted on: November 12, 2023
Kings volleyball state champions posing with their trophy

Amidst a "sea of red," the Kings Lady Knights Volleyball Team crushed Olentangy Orange in the State Final match of the Division 1 OHSAA State Volleyball Tournament with a convincing final score of 25-16, 25-10 and 25-21. Across all four divisions of the tournament, Kings, by far, had the biggest cheering section all weekend. In fact, OHSAA Head Commissioner, Doug Ute said, "I've never seen anything like this here. It's a Red Sea!"

To get to the State final, the Lady Knights beat Cleveland St. Joe in five sets on Friday, November 10.

The state final was the first all-public school volleyball final since 1997. Additionally, Kings is the first team to advance to the state tournament out of District 16 since 1994 in a highly private school-dominated league.

Kings Senior, Elise Marchal set the OHSAA State Record for the most kills in a 3-set state match. She finished with 28 kills in the match.

Plans are being finalized for the community to honor the new state champions. The details will be announced soon. 

Do you want to support the State Champion Kings Kings High School Volleyball Team? Kings Athletics is selling limited edition state championship t-shirts.  Additionally, donations are being accepted to help offset the cost of championship rings. You can donate at checkout when buying a shirt or you can donate without buying a shirt. Click here for more details. 
Congratulations, Lady Knights!