In Katie King’s athletic life, her major accomplishments came in threes: three-time hockey Olympian (1998, 2002, 2006), three medals won (Gold ’98, Silver ’02, Bronze ’06) and three consecutive years as Ivy League Hockey Player of the Year (Brown University ’95, ’96, ’97.)
Her penchant for living her athletic life in threes started back at Salem (NH) High School where she graduated in 1993 as a three-sport varsity athlete, excelling in softball, basketball and field hockey. If there had been an ice-hockey program back in her SHS days, there’s no telling how many school and State records she might still hold today.
That doesn’t mean Katie came to hockey late in life, though. She was at it early on, playing against her brothers before moving onto an organized boys’ youth hockey team.
When she enrolled at Brown University in the fall of 1993, she was a seasoned veteran. Among her numerous awards for her outstanding collegiate play was the Eastern College Athletic Conference Player of the Year for the 1996-97 season. Overall, in her collegiate career, she played 206 games and scored 206 points (123 G/83 A.) How’s that for consistency and dependability?
Among her international hockey achievements are: six-time member of the US World Championship team (’97, ’99, ’00, ’01, ’04, ’06); recipient of the Bob Allen Women’s Player of the Year at the annual USA Hockey Congress in Colorado Springs; scored a hat trick in the
4-0 win over Finland (’06) to capture the Bronze medal; tied in Team USA’s overall scoring at the ’98 Olympics; ranked third in scoring (’01) for the US Women’s National Team with 57 points (29 G/28 A) in 39 games.
Currently, she ranks second in the history of women’s ice hockey in America with 265 points (146 G/119 A) in 210 games.
Before announcing her retirement, Katie led the 2006 Olympic Team in scoring.
She is co-author of a book called Gold Medal Ice Hockey for Women and Girls.
Currently, she is an Assistant Hockey Coach at Boston College.
And just for the record, she compiled a 44-0 record as a softball pitcher at Salem High School and had six perfect games, leading SHS to four Class L titles. She also captained the field hockey and basketball teams.
Katie King – Class of 2007
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