Living up to their motto ‘Bigger, Stronger, Better,” the Cougars have been practicing hard to prepare for their first games this week. According to Athletic Director Nicole Cervantes, “Storm King Athletics is looking young and strong after the first week of training. The number of students practicing on their own time is really inspiring and a true testament of our dedication to getting ‘Bigger, Better, and Stronger’ every time we go into a competition. We have many students who are new to the sport they’re playing this fall.  It’s awesome to see the trust they have in the process of learning new skills and techniques.”

Boys Varsity Soccer

The boys varsity soccer team tested out their metal early at a Class C pre-season tournament held on September 9-10 at Rocky Hill Country Day School. The Cougars dropped the first showing against the Mariners after playing well for 82 minutes, falling in the final eight minutes of the game.  The Cougars were back on the pitch the following morning to face Lexington Christian Academy in another tough game, with Michael Smith ’23 scoring the Cougar’s goal for the day. The team finished the weekend with a loss, but according to their coaches, “they played their hearts out and established strong goals heading into their first HVAL competitions.”

Scores: SKS vs. Rocky Hill L 5 -2, SKS vs. LCA L 5-1

On Wednesday, September 14, the boys traveled to HVAL rival Harvey School. The Cougars dropped the contest to Harvey by 5 points in a tough game, with Michael Smith scoring another goal putting him at 3 for 3 on penalty kicks this season. Boys Varsity Soccer will play their first home this Saturday, September 17 when they host EF International at 3 PM on the main field.

Score: SKS vs. Harvey L 1-6

Girls Varsity Soccer

For their first game of the season, the girls varsity soccer team traveled to Connecticut’s Wooster School to face the Generals on Monday, September 12. The girls fought through a difficult game that ended in an 0-8 loss. However, the Cougars rallied to bounce back quickly two days later when they hosted Harvey School on Wednesday, September 14. The girls had a great showing for the bleachers filled with cheering fans.  Goals by Andrea Lopez ’24 and two goals from Elena Centeno ’23 gave the Cougars a 2-3 victory over the Cavaliers.

After a break from competition this weekend, the girls will travel to Marvelwood on Wednesday, September 21 to face the Pterodactys in their next league match.

SKS vs. Wooster L 0-8

SKS vs. Harvey W 3-2

Varsity Volleyball

The varsity volleyball team traveled to their first season game this week, dropping a tough match against last year’s HVAL Championship program Faith Christian Academy on Wednesday, September 14. Next up, the Cougars will host the Oakwood Lions at 2:30 PM on Saturday, September 17 at their first home game on the schedule.

Score: SKS vs. FCA L 0-3 (12-25, 8-25, 19-25)

JV  Volleyball

JV Volleyball also played a tough, 2-set match against FCA on Wednesday, September 14.  The team got some great practice on the court with some strong serving and a great block and spike in set 2 by Audrey Liang ’25. As a result of what they learned, the team focused on practicing outs and in-betweens in practices this week. Next up, the Cougars will host the Oakwood Lions at 1:30 PM on Saturday, September 17 at their first home game of the season.

Score: SKS vs. FCA  L 0 -2 (20-25, 17-15)

Boys Cross Country

Girls Cross Country

The boys and girls cross country teams have been training with determination and grit in preparation for their first meets at Faith Christian Academy on Saturday, September 17. Good luck to the SKS boys and girls harriers who will run again when they host the Oakwood Lions on Wednesday, September 21!