Article by Newsday’s Mike Gavin:
All hail the King!
Krista King, that is.
As the only player on each of Kellenberg’s three consecutive state championship teams, King helped elevate the program to, shall we say, local softball royalty.
Asked which title was best, she said that each was special in its own way.
In 2012, the Firebirds went unbeaten, winning the program’s first state title. “The fact that we made school history,” King said, “made it special.”
In 2013, the Firebirds had their lengthy unbeaten streak snapped and weren’t even the favorite to win the league, let alone state. “When you aren’t the top seed and you still win,” King said, “that’s special.”
Then last month, King concluded her three-year career…