Union women’s hockey senior captain King is returning for 2023-24 season

The Union women's hockey team announced Thursday that senior captain Emily King will return to the team next season.
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The Union women's hockey team announced Thursday that senior captain Emily King will return to the team next season.

SCHENECTADY – The Union College women’s hockey team will have its captain back for the 2023-24 season.

Dutchwomen head coach Josh Sciba announced that senior Emily King will return to the team. King has a year of eligibility left due to losing the 2020-21 season to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I’m returning to play another season because of my teammates,” King said in a press release. “I’m proud of myself for the role I’ve had over the past four years in helping to build our team into what it is today, but I’m not finished. On paper, last year was the best season that we [have] had, and we’re going to be even better next year. I’m excited to be a part of that.”

King finished second on the team in scoring with 10 goals and nine assists, all career highs.

With King serving as captain, the Dutchwomen posted their best overall record since the program went Division I in 2003-04, going 11-22-1.

“Having Kinger return for one more year means a lot to our staff,” Sciba said in the press release. “For her to say that she wants to be a part of our culture for another year says a lot about how much she cares about our program and how much she loves the game. She’s a driver and she’s helping shape our team mindset. Her passion, leadership and ability to produce is highly valued. We’re excited to see how she can evolve her game and maximize her final season.”

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