History of Athletics

In 1981, two years after The King's University was founded, the University newly-formed hockey squad adopted the name "Trojans". In 1983, a campus-wide contest to choose a name for the University's recently formalized athletic teams resulted in the choosing of the name "Kyries", meaning, "belonging to the Lord/in the Lord's service". In the fall of 1992, the University athletics committee once again invited nominations for a new name from the members of the University community and the "Eagles" were born. Then hockey team captain, Clarence Wildeboer (Lacombe, AB), captured the essence of the name in his proposal to the committee:

"Eagles" is an ideal name for the sports teams representing a Christian university and, more specifically, The King's University of Edmonton, Alberta. The eagle has both biblical and physical connotations which suggest it as a particularly suitable symbol. The eagle is mentioned several times in the Bible including references to its very noble physical attributes. Isaiah 40:31 suggests that ". . . those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles." As Christians, it is our desire to entrust our lives to the Lord. The notion of the eagle's flight fits well with the ideals and mission of a Christian liberal arts university. Psalm 103:5 suggests that God will help us in every way so as to heal, forgive and love, ". . . so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's". Both texts express ideas which parallel very closely the mission of The King's University.

The University's mission statement proclaims that students are taught from a biblical perspective. It is important to all of us at King's to demonstrate this biblical foundation on the field of sport as well. It is our goal too that our students gain a deeper understanding of God's creation, equipping them for lives of service. Creation is God's gift to humankind; not only to admire and to co-exist with, but as the essence of our human existence. Clearly, it is appropriate to select the eagle, one of God's beautiful creatures, as the University's teams' nickname. The eagle serves not only as an excellent representation of God's wonderful and amazing creation; it is a symbol of strength, beauty and youthful vigour. An aspiration of all teams representing the University is to demonstrate these attributes, through their play on and off the field of sport. Further, the reference to youthful vigour aptly describes university athletics.

At King's, to soar like eagles connotes much more than simply competitive success. Our student athletes strive to set a fine example of institutional sportsmanship and a fighting spirit exemplified by fair play and a general sense of camaraderie on the field of sport.

In the fall of 1979, the The King's University commenced operations in leased facilities in downtown Edmonton. The absence of any athletic or recreational space on site precluded the development of an on-site athletics program at that time.
In the first year of the University's existence, 1979-80, Assistant Director of Student Life, Landor Liddell, and several students at the institution organized men's and women's ice hockey teams which participated in several tournaments over the course of this premiere season. From 1980-81 to 1982-83, the team participated in the local Christian Reformed Church League.
In the summer of 1981, the University moved into new leased premises which included a small gymnasium and this, followed two years later by the arrival of Director of Student Affairs, Dr. Robert D. Day, marked the introduction of an official athletics program at The King's University. Dr. Day, with an extensive athletics background including degrees in physical education, included athletics and campus recreation as integral parts of the student life program at the institution. The athletics program has flourished since that time.

Originally, the men's ice hockey team was the flagship athletics program at the University emanating from Dr. Day's coaching experiences at the University of Alberta with the Golden Bears program. This program was highlighted in 1988 with the first tour abroad by a University group. The 1987-88 hockey season saw The King's Kyries hockey team travel to the Netherlands, Germany and Austria where they combined a .500 competitive record with second and third division European teams with a historical/cultural tour of these countries. In 1992, the team again ventured overseas to Holland, France, Switzerland and Germany with historical stops at Waterloo, Passchendaele, Ypres, Paris, Verdun and Arnhem. The team again fared well, posting another .500 win/loss record including a victory over a First Division Parisian team. Despite these developments, the hockey team was discontinued in the fall of 1993 in order to pursue program development in basketball and volleyball to garner acceptance in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC), a stature which was achieved in 1996 for basketball and for volleyball the following year.

Below, in chronological format, is the sequential development of the athletics programs at The King's University:

1979-80

  • The King's University opens; women's and men's ice hockey teams, the Trojans, are operational.

1980-83

  • Formal tournament hockey continues for the men in the local Christian Hockey League (composed of CRC church teams). Martin Halvorson registers the men's basketball team in the Edmonton Basketball Association, and organizes the "The King's University Invitational" basketball tournament, with eight teams attending. The women's basketball team, coached by Martin Halvorson, plays exhibition games against Edmonton Christian School and Concordia. The men's volleyball team, coached by Eric Chang, plays exhibition games against Edmonton Christian School and Concordia. 

1983-84

  • Dr. Robert D. Day arrives at the University as the Registrar/Director of Student Affairs and founds a formal athletics program focused around men's ice hockey and men's basketball teams (the University boasts 108 students).
  • The hockey team plays exhibition games throughout the academic year.

1984-85

  • Women's ice hockey and women's basketball are added to the athletics program.

1985-86

  • Women's and men's volleyball are added to the athletics program and participate in the Edmonton Volleyball Association.

1991-92

  • Men's indoor soccer introduced at the University under founding faculty member Dr. Glen VanBrummelen. The team participates in the indoor Edmonton District Soccer Association.

1993-94

  • The King's College becomes The King's University College and moves to its permanent site and opens gymnasium.
  • Ice hockey teams are discontinued to facilitate the development of women's and men's basketball and volleyball to ACAC status.
  • The University College applies for membership in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) of the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association ( CCAA).

1996-97

  • The King's University College participates in the ACAC for the first time in women's and men's basketball after two years of exhibition play.
  •  The men's team places third in the ACAC Northern Division and then captures the ACAC bronze medal.
  • Jon Williams and Dave Vandervelde of the Men’s Basketball Team are the 1st athletes in King’s history to be named to the ACAC All-Conference Team.
  •  Fourth year forward Jonathon Williams is named ACAC Men's Basketball Player-of-the-Year as well as an ACAC Athlete of the Week 3 times.
  • Coach Bob Day is the 1st coach in King’s history to win an ACAC Coach of the Year Award by being named the ACAC Men's Basketball Coach- of-the-Year.
  • Ice hockey is re-introduced as a club sport.

1997-98

  • The University College fields teams in ACAC women's and men's volleyball for the first time. Both teams earn respectable fourth place finishes in their inaugural seasons.
  • The University College women's indoor soccer team is introduced.
  • Peter Buwalda of the men's basketball team was an ACAC Athlete of the Week and was named ACAC Men's Basketball Player-of-the-Year and later the CCAA Men's Basketball Player-of-the-Year and CCAA All-Canadian, marking the first occasion in which an ACAC team sport athlete is so honoured nationally.
  • Talbot Walton is the 1st coach in King’s history to be named the ACAC Men’s Volleyball Coach of the Year.
  • Melisa Tuininga of the women’s volleyball team is the 1st athlete in King’s history to be named a CCAA Academic All-Canadian.
  • A new record of 4 Eagles are named to their respective ACAC All-Conference Teams.
  • Men’s Basketball Jon Williams is named an ACAC All-Conference player for the 2nd consecutive year and Peter Buwalda is the 3rd Men’s Basketball player to be named an ACAC All-Star.
  • Melisa Tuininga is the 1st Women’s Volleyball player to be named an ACAC All-Conference player.
  • David Sabo is the 1st Men’s Volleyball player to be named an ACAC All-Conference player.

1998-1999

  • Jim Plakas is the 1st coach in King’s history to be named the ACAC Women’s Volleyball Coach of the Year.
  • A new record of 6 Eagles are named to their respective ACAC All-Conference Teams.
  • Men’s Basketball player sets a new school record of 4 for Most ACAC All-Conference Players from a Team. Peter Buwalda sets a new school record for Most ACAC All-Conference All-Star Awards with his 2nd consecutive, while Russ DeVries, Josh Vandegriff, and Graham Michaels are the 4th-6th Men’s Basketball players to be ACAC All-Stars.
  • Kellie Boysen is the 1st Women’s Basketball player while Laura Tuininga is the 2nd Women’s Volleyball player to be named an ACAC All-Conference player.
  • Men’s Basketball players Peter Buwalda and Mike Wagner are named ACAC Athlete of the Week.Men’s Basketball has its best season in program history with a 12-8 record.

1999-2000

  • Mark Harvey is the 3rd player in men’s basketball program history to be named a CCAA-All-Canadian.
  • Michael Wagner of the men’s basketball team is the first male athlete to be named a CCAA Academic All-Canadian.
  • The previous record set in 1998-1999 of 6 For Most Eagles Named ACAC All-Conference All-Stars is tied.
  • Women’s Basketball player Kellie Boysen and Men’s Basketball player Russ DeVries ties the school record for Most ACAC All-Star Awards with their 2nd consecutive nomination.
  • Mike Wagner and Mark Harvey are the 7th-8th Men’s Basketball players; Lisa Verveda is the 3rd Women’s Volleyball player, while Jon Heinen is the 2nd Men’s Volleyball player to be named an ACAC All-Star.
  • 4 Eagles are named ACAC Athlete of the Week, which is a new school record
  • Men’s Basketball: Peter Buwalda, Russ DeVries, and Mark Harvey
  • Jon Heinen is the 1st Men’s Volleyball player to receive this award
  • Women’s Volleyball has its best regular season in program history with an 18-0 record in the north division.

2000-2001

  • Women’s Basketball Erin Wisselink is named CCAA All-Canadian and CCAA Academic All-Canadian. She is the 1st athlete in women’s basketball program history to receive either award.
  • A new school record for Most CCAA Academic All-Canadians in a season is set with 2 Eagles receiving this distinction.
  • Men’s Basketball Michael Wagner earns his 2nd consecutive CCAA Academic All-Canadian award.
  • Men’s Basketball player Russ DeVries sets a new record for Most ACAC All-Conference awards with his 3rd consecutive, while teammate Mike Wagner and Men’s Volleyball player Jon Heinen wins their 2nd consecutive nominations.
  • Erin Wisselink is the 2nd Women’s Basketball player to be named an ACAC All-Conference player.
  • The previous record of 4 Eagles being named ACAC Athlete of the Week set in 1999-2000 is tied. Russ DeVries of Men’s Basketball ties the previous record set by Men’s Basketball player Jonathan Williams in 1996-1997 for the Most ACAC Athlete of the Week Awards in a Season with 3. Teammate Mike Wagner is also named ACAC Athlete of the Week.

2001-2002

  • 5 Eagles are named to their respective ACAC All-Conference Teams.
  • Men’s and Women’s Volleyball set new program records for Most Players named to the ACAC All-Conference team with 2 each.
  • Men’s Volleyball Jon Heinen sets a new program record and ties the school record for Most ACAC All-Conference awards with his 3rd consecutive award, while teammate Hans Doef is the 3rd Men’s Volleyball player to be named an ACAC All-Star.
  • Coby Doef and Sheri Folkers are the 4th/5th Women’s Volleyball players to be named to the ACAC All-Conference team.
  • Women’s Basketball player Erin Wisselink wins her 2nd consecutive ACAC All-Star Award.
  • Karie-Ann Dykstra is the 1st female and Women’s Volleyball player in King’s history to be named ACAC Athlete of the Week.

2002-2003

  • The University College enters Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams into the ACAC for the 1st time and finish winless in its inaugural season.
  • Men’s Volleyball wins ACAC Bronze for its first medal in school history.
  • Men’s Volleyball Hans Doef wins his 2nd consecutive ACAC All-Conference /award, while Elly Doef is the 6th Women’s Volleyball player and Christie Darius is the 3rd Women’s Basketball player to be named an ACAC All-Star.
  • Women’s Volleyball sets a new program record for Most ACAC Athlete of the Week Winners with 3: Sheri Folkers, Elly doef, and Laura Tuininga

2003-2004

  • Greg Barthel is named the ACAC & CCAA Men’s Volleyball Coach of the Year. Greg is the first men’s coach in school history to be named a CCAA Coach of the Year.
  • Men’s Volleyball Hans Doef is named CCAA All-Canadian, and is the 1st athlete in men’s volleyball program history to receive this distinction.
  • Kevin Possiant is named the ACAC’s Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year for the 1st time in program history.
  • Angela Reize is the 2nd player in women’s volleyball program history to be named a CCAA Academic All-Canadian.
  • The previous record set in 1998-1999 of 6 For Most Eagles Named to the ACAC All-Conference team is tied.
  • Henok Kassaye is the 1st Men’s Soccer player to be named to the ACAC All-Conference team.
  • Women’s Basketball player Christie Darius and Men’s Volleyball player Hans Doef are ACAC All-Stars for the 2nd consecutive season.
  • Men’s and Women’s Volleyball tie their previous program records set in 2001-2002 for Most Players named to the ACAC All-Conference team with 2 each.
  • Jeff Lindemulder is the 4th Men’s Volleyball player, while Angela Reize and Kristen Dykstra are the 7th/8th Women’s Volleyball players to be named to the ACAC All-Conference team.
  • Men’s Soccer earns its 1st ACAC win a year after its inaugural season.
  • The previous record of 4 Eagles being named ACAC Athlete of the Week set in 1999-2000 is tied. Lorena Christensen is the 1st women’s soccer to be named ACAC Athlete of the Week, Women’s Volleyball's Alissa Nanninga and Angela Reize, and Men’s Volleyball Clayton TeRaa.

2004-2005

  • Men’s Volleyball wins their 2nd ACAC Bronze, which marks the most medals won by any King’s team.
  • Men’s Volleyball Rob deJong is named CCAA All-Canadian, ACAC All-Conference, AVA Rookie of the Year in his 1st season of volleyball after playing basketball for the Eagles the past 2 seasons.
  • Women’s Soccer earns its 1st ACAC wins 2 years after it entered the ACAC.
  • The previous record set in 1998-1999 of 6 For Most Eagles Named ACAC All-Conference players is tied for the 2nd consecutive season.
  • Sam Gaugler is the 9th Men’s Basketball player and the first to be named to the ACAC All-Conference team since 2000-2001, while Teresa Sims is the 9th Women’s Volleyball player to be named an ACAC All-Star.
  • Men’s Volleyball set a new program record and ties the school record set by Men’s Basketball in 1998-1999 of 4 for Most ACAC All-Conference Players from a Team: Rob deJong, Mike Melenberg, Mark Lindemulder, and Jason Stuka are the 5th-8th Men’s Volleyball players to be named ACAC All-Conference players.
  • Oriana Pysyk of Women’s Volleyball is named an ACAC Athlete of the Week.

2005-2006

  • Women’s Basketball records its best record in program history with a regular season record of 14-10 and makes playoffs for the 1st time ever in school history.
  • Women’s Volleyball player Angela Reize earns her 2nd SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadian Award.The previous record set in 1998-1999 of 6 For Most Eagles Named ACAC All-Conference players is tied for the 3rd consecutive season.
  • Men’s Volleyball Rob deJong is an ACAC All-Star for the 2nd consecutive season, while teammate Mike Weiss is the 9th Men’s Volleyball player to be named an ACAC All-Conference player.
  • Women’s Volleyball ties their previous program record of 2 set in 2001-2002 for Most Players named to the ACAC All-Conference team. Angela Reize sets a new program record for Most ACAC All-Conference Awards with her 2nd, while Oriana Pysyk is the10th Women’s Volleyball player to be named an ACAC All-Star.
  • Maia deKlerk is the 3rd Women’s Basketball player while Terry Seinen is the 10th Men’s Basketball player to be named an ACAC All-Conference player.
  • Themis Laffitte is the 1st Women’s Basketball player to be named an ACAC Athlete of the Week, while Lisa McTaggart of Women’s Soccer receives this distinction as well.
  • Men’s Volleyball records its best regular season record in program history with a 12-0 record in the North/South division.
  • 2nd year Women’s Basketball player and Eagles Athletics Student Employee Irene Tang develops the Eagles Statistical Archives.

2006-2007

  • Athletics Director and Women’s Soccer Coach Claire Paterson is named the ACAC & CCAA Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year for the 1st time in program history. Claire is the 1st female coach in school history to be recognized as a CCAA Coach of the Year.
  • Women’s Volleyball wins the ACAC Bronze for its first medal in school history, and is the 1st women’s team at King’s to win a medal.
  • A new school record for Most CCAA All-Canadians in a season is set with 2 Eagles receiving CCAA All-Canadian status.
  • Women’s Basketball Maia deKlerk is named CCAA All-Canadian and CCAA Academic All-Canadian. She is only the 2nd athlete in program history to receive both these awards.
  • Women’s Soccer Ariel Veldhuisen (Koopmans) is named CCAA All-Canadian and CCAA Academic All-Canadian. She is the first in program history to receive this distinction.
  • A new school record for Most SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadians in a season is set with 3 Eagles receiving Academic All-Canadian status. Women’s Basketball also sets a new record of 2 for Most SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadians from a team (Maia deKlerk & Irene Tang).
  • Ariel Veldhuisen (Koopmans) is the 1st Women’s Soccer player to be named an ACAC All-Conference player.
  • Women’s Basketball sets a new program record of 2 for Most Players named to the ACAC All-Conference team with Maia deKlerk setting a new program record for Most ACAC All-Conference Awards winning her 2nd consecutive award, and Irene Tang being the 4th Women’s Basketball player to be named an ACAC All-Star.
  • Lorraine Enge is the 11th Women’s Volleyball player to be an ACAC All-Conference player.
  • 1st year Women’s Soccer player Christina Le is an ACAC Athlete of the Week.
  • Both the Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams have their best regular season record in program history. Men’s: 3W-6L-1T Women’s: 2W-4L-4T

2007-2008

  • All Eagles’ Team Trophies across all sports are streamlined to include only the Most Valuable Player Award, Most Improved Player Award, and the Coaches’ Leadership Award.
  •  A new record of 4 Eagles athletes were recognized as SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadians. 5th year Women’s Soccer player Ariel Velduisen (Koopmans) and 4th year Women’s Basketball player Maia deKlerk wins their 2nd SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadian Award, while 4th year player Heather Vander Hoek is the 3rd player in Women’s Volleyball program history to win this award; 3rd year Jonathan Whitton is the 1st Men’s Volleyball player to win this award.
  • Maia deKlerk sets a new program record and ties the school record for Most ACAC All-Conference Awards with her 3rd consecutive nomination.
  • Ariel Veldhuisen (Koopmans) sets a new program record for Most ACAC All-Conference Awards with her 2nd consecutive award.
  • David Van Berkel is the 2nd Men’s Soccer player and the first since 2003-2004 to be named an ACAC All-Conference player.
  • Heather Vander Hoek is the 12th Women’s Volleyball player while Jonathan Whitton is the 10th Men’s Volleyball player to be named ACAC All-Stars.
  • 4th year Women’s Basketball players Hilary Smith and Maia deKlerk are named ACAC Athlete of the Week, and set a new program record for Most Players named ACAC Athlete of the Week.
  • Women’s Basketball player Maia deKlerk ties the Eagles record across all sports by being named to the ACAC All-Conference First Team for the 3rd consecutive season.
  • Women’s Basketball players set new All-Time Career Program records that were achieved in all the major statistical categories. 4th year Eagle Maia deKlerk set the Eagles All-Time Scoring and Rebounding record, while fellow 4th year Irene Tang set the program’s new All-Time Assists record. These 2 players, along with 4th year comrade Hilary Smith, are all on the ACAC Career Leaderboards in these categories as well.
  • The Women’s Basketball team began their ‘Have You Ever Seen A BALD Eagle Before?’ Fundraising Campaign as they raised funds and awareness of Breast Cancer from October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) to the beginning of January. In total they raised $6330 dollars. 4 members of the team – Maia deKlerk, Irene Tang, Meachel Carnahan, and Stephanie Hooft shaved their heads for cancer. Men’s basketball player Marshall Price, Athletic Director and Men’s Basketball Coach Craig Wilsman, and Faculty Chemistry Professor Ken Newman joined in on the head-shaving as well. A video of the event was uploaded to YouTube and registered over an astounding 10,000 views in its first week.
  •  The BALD Eagle Team Award was created this year in their honour.
  • Men’s Soccer Player David Van Berkel was recognized as an ACAC All-Conference player; only the 2nd in program history.
  • Men’s Basketball record their best season in 8 years with a 7-17 record.
  • The ‘Four Year Wall’ is discontinued and the ‘Five Year Wall’ is created in conjunction with the new 5 year CCAA playing eligibility introduced this season. The first 5 year Eagles are Jayson Barrows -Men’s Basketball, Ariel Veldhuisen (Koopmans) – Women’s Soccer, and Tim Veenstra – Men’s Volleyball.
  • The Women’s Volleyball Team set a new ACAC record for most digs in season. Other new program records are highlighted by 4th year Eagle Heather Vander Hoek, who in her final season set a new All-Time regular season record in Kills and will leave as the Eagles All-Time Career Leader in Kills. 3rd year Bailey Wilson set a new King’s All-time regular season record in digs and now holds the program’s All-Time Career digs title. These 2 players, along with 4th Oriana Pysyk and 3rd year Lori vanden Ham, are all on the ACAC Leaderboard in these various categories.
  • Men’s Volleyball had a player recognized to the ACAC All-Conference Team for the first time since 2005-2006 in Jono Whitton. The team set 2 new ACAC records this season for most aces in one match, and a new best digs per game average. Despite playing only half a season, Gabriel deGroot set a new ACAC record for best digs per game average. Many new program records were also set this season, highlighted by 4th year graduating Eagle Dan Dykstra leaving as the program’s all-time career service leader. 5th year Eagle, Tim Veenstra, who in his final season will leave as the ACAC and Eagles All-time Career Blocks Leader. 3rd year Gabriel deGroot will also leave not only as the Eagles All-time Career leader in Digs, but also as the ACAC’s current All-time Career Digs leader.

2008-2009

  • The Eagles Welcome 3 new Head Coaches. Grace Scott – Women’s Volleyball (previously with GPRC), Trever Turner – Men’s Volleyball (previously with NAIT), and Curtis Plitt (previously with Leduc Composite High School and Briercrest).
  • 5th year Women’s Basketball player Maia deKlerk becomes the ACAC’s All-Time Career Rebounds Leader, while fellow 5th year Women’s Basketball player Irene Tang becomes the ACAC’s All-Time Career Leader in Assists. (They broke these program records last season)
  • 5th Year Women’s Basketball player Maia deKlerk sets a new school record for Most SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadian Awards with her 3rd consecutive award, while fellow 5th year teammate Irene Tang wins her 2nd award.
  • Held their first annual ‘ON wings of an Eagle’ Golf Tournament in September.
  • Women’s Basketball ties their best regular season record of 16-8 previously set in 2005-2006. They won their first ever playoff game, playoff series, made its 1st Final Four appearance, and won the bronze medal for its 1st medal in program history. They were nationally ranked 14th in the country for 2 consecutive weeks at the beginning of November.
  • Men’s Basketball 1st year big man Craig Batterham set a new school and ACAC record for highest field goal percentage in a season with a scorching 66.7% from the field.
  • Women’s Volleyball 5th year hitter Oriana Pysyk is the program’s new All-Time Career Kills Leader.
  • A new school record of 9 Eagles are named to their respective ACAC All-Conference Teams.
  • Women’s Basketball sets a new program record of 3 for Most ACAC All-Conference Players from a Team as their trio of 5th years are named All-Stars. Hilary Smith is the 5th Women’s Basketball player to be named an All-Star, while Irene Tang earns her 2nd award, and Maia deKlerk sets a new school and program record for Most ACAC All-Conference Awards with her 4th consecutive award.
  • Reid Fralick is the 11th Men’s Basketball player and the 1st since 2005-2006 to be named a ACAC All-Conference player.
  • Women’s Volleyball ties their previous program record of 2 set in 2001-2002 for Most Players named to the ACAC All-Conference team with Oriana Pysyk tying the program record for Most ACAC All-Conference Awards with her 2nd All-Star award, and Kimberlee Paul being the 13th Women’s Volleyball player to be named an ACAC All-Conference player. This is the 8th consecutive season the team has had a player named to the ACAC All-Conference team, which is a school and program record.
  • Peter Dykstra and Joel Van Huizen are the 11th/12th Men’s Volleyball players to be named ACAC All-Stars.
  • Men’s Soccer David Van Berkel sets a new program record for Most All-conference Awards with his 2nd consecutive ACAC All-Star Award.
  • David VanBerkel is the 1st Men’s Soccer player to be an ACAC Athlete of the Week, while Women’s Basketball player Maia deKlerk is ACAC Athlete of the Week as well.

2009-2010

  • Grace Scott, the Women's Volleyball Coach, is named Interim Athletics Director.
  • The new Eagles Logo is created by Kevin Poissant is introduced.
  • Kevin Poissant is named the ACAC Men's Soccer Coach of the Year for the 2nd time in his career, the most of any King's Coach in school history.
  • Peter Sambu, previously with Lakeland and SAIT, is hired as the 5th Eagles ACAC Women's Basketball coach.
  • The Women's Basketball team sets a new program record for Most Wins with a record of 18-6 as they returned to the ACAC Final Four for the 2nd year in a row.
  • Katie Wallbaum is the 2nd Eagle in program history to be named a Women's Soccer ACAC All-Conference player, and is the 10th Eagle to be named a CCAA-SIRC Academic All-Canadian.
  • David Van Berkel is named to the Men's Soccer ACAC All-Conference Team for a third year in a row. This sets a new program record for number of consecutive all conference awards with 3.
  • Joel Van Huizen is named to the ACAC All-Conference Men's Volleyball team for the 2nd year in a row.
  • Jenn Clayton is the 14th Eagle to be named to the ACAC All-Conference Women's Volleyball Team. This is the 9th consecutive season the team has had a player named to the Conference team, which is a school and program record.
  • Karina Leslie and Karin Buisman are the 6th/7th Eagles to be named to the ACAC All-Conference Women's Basketball Team.
  • Women's Soccer team wins the ACAC Soccer Fair Play Award for the 4th time in program history.
  • 3 Eagles are named ACAC Athletes of the Week: Jenn Clayton and Sandra Veikle are the 8th/9th Women's Volleyball players to receive this honour, while Janis Assers is the 6th men's basketball player to receive this honour since 2000-01.

2010-2011

  • Grace Scott, the Women's Volleyball Coach, is appointed the 4th Athletics Director of King's.
  • Former Women's Basketball Captain and King's graduate, Irene Tang, is named the new Athletics and Recreation Coordinator.
  • Ossie Hinds is promoted to the 6th Eagles ACAC Women's Basketball coach after serving as an assistant coach the previous year.
  • Former Men's Volleyball Coach and CCAA Coach of the Year, Greg Barthel, is the 2nd person to be inducted into the Eagles Wall of Fame. He is the only coach in school history to capture 2 ACAC medals.
  • The Men's Volleyball team earned the right to host the ACAC Men's Volleyball Championship as they finished in 1st place at the Christmas break. This is the 1st time King's had ever hosted an ACAC Championship in school history. They set a new program record for Most Wins with a 14-6 record, and won ACAC Bronze for the 3rd time in program history. This extends their ACAC medal count to 3 - the most in school history.
  • Joel Van Huizen is named to the Men's Volleyball ACAC All-Conference Team for the 3rd year in a row, tying the program record for 'Most ACAC All-Conference Awards' with Jon Heinen.
  • Will Gelderman is the 13th Eagle to be named to the ACAC All-Conference Men's Volleyball Team, and is the 11th Eagle to be named a CCAA-SIRC Academic All-Canadian.
  • Women’s Volleyball ties their previous program record of 2 set in 2001-02 & 2008-09 for Most Players named to the ACAC All-Conference team with Jenn Clayton tying the program record for Most ACAC All-Conference Awards with her 2nd All-Star award, and Kaila Whitton being the 15th Eagle to be named to the ACAC Women's Volleyball All-Conference team . This is the 10th consecutive season the team has had a player named to the ACAC All-Conference team, which is a school and program record.
  • Todd Van Driel is the 3rd Eagle in program history to be named to the Men's Soccer ACAC All-Conference Team.
  • 'Tamara Deunk is the 8th Eagle in program history to be named to the Women's Basketball ACAC All-Conference Team.
  • Women's Soccer team wins the ACAC Soccer Fair Play Award for the 2nd year in a row and 5th time in program history.
  • Men's Soccer team wins the ACAC Soccer Fair Play Award for the 1st time in program history.
  • The Eagles Olympics are established.
  • 4 Eagles are named ACAC Athletes of the Week, which ties the school record set in 1999-00, 2000-01 & 2003-04. Jenn Clayton of the women's volleyball team sets a program record for most ACAC Athletes of the Week Awards with her 2nd, Matt Gelderman and Mark Rayment are the 3rd/4th men's volleyball players to win the award since 2003-04, and Michelle Huber is the 4th Women's Basketball player to win the award since 2008-09.

2011-2012

  • Jesse McLean is promoted to the 4th Men's Basketball Head Coach after serving as an assistant coach the previous years.
  • Kaila Whitton is the 1st Eagles women's volleyball player in program history to be named a CCAA All-Canadian, and is only the 9th Eagle in school history to receive this distinction since 2006-07. She was also named to the Women's Volleyball ACAC All-Conference Team for the 2nd Year in a row. This is the 11th consecutive season the team has had a player named to the ACAC All-Conference team, which is a school and program record.
  • Will Gelderman is named to the Men's Volleyball ACAC All-Conference Team and a CCAA-SIRC Academic All-Canadian for the 2nd year in a row.
  • Todd Van Driel is named to the Men's Soccer ACAC All-Conference Team for the 2nd year in a row.
  • Tamara Deunk is named to the Women's Basketball ACAC All-Conference Team for the 2nd year in a row.
  • Women's Soccer team wins the ACAC Soccer Fair Play Award for the 3rd year in a row and 6th time in program history.
  • Men's Soccer team wins the ACAC Soccer Fair Play Award for the 2nd year in a row.
  • Enter the Eagle is introduced..
  • 3 Eagles are named ACAC Athletes of the Week: Karina Leslie is the 5th women's basketball player, Ethan Wollmann is the 7th men's basketball player, and Will Gelderman is the 5th men's volleyball player to receive this honour.

2012-2013

  • Former Women's Basketball player and King's graduate, Michelle Huber, is named the new Athletics and Recreation Coordinator.
  • Women's Basketball finishes with a regular season record of 19-2, finishing second in regular season standings.
  • King's Graduates its largest number of athletes in School history with 16 athletes (Jenn Clayton, Jon Kassian, Jordan Sevenhuysen, Jeremiah Basuric, Josh Kui, Todd Van Driel, Matt Fehr, Carlee Mulder, Veronica Major, Rachel Hunt, Melanie Reize, Tamara Deunk, Jessica Anderson, Mackenze Stobart, Ethan Wollmann, Craig Batterham)
  • Will Gelderman is named to the Men's Volleyball ACAC All-Conference Team and a CCAA-SIRC Academic All-Canadian for the 3rd year in a row.
  • Todd Van Driel is named to the Men's Soccer ACAC All-Conference Team for the 3rd year in a row, tying the program record for number of consecutive all-conference awards with 3.
  • Tamara Deunk is named to the Women's Basketball ACAC All-Conference Team for the 3rd year in a row and a CAA-SIRC Academic All-Canadian. Tamara is also named CCAA player of the month.
  • Ethan Wollmann is the 12th Kings player to be named to the Men's Basketball ACAC All-Conference Team.
  • Jenn Clayton is named to the Women's volleyball ACAC All-Conference Team for a 3rd time, setting a program record.
  • Men's Soccer team wins the ACAC Soccer Fair Play Award for the 3rd year in a row.
  • Women's Soccer team wins the ACAC Soccer Fair Play Award for the 4th year in a row and 7th time in program history.
  • 3 Eagles are named ACAC Athletes of the Week: Julie Heavenor, is the 6th women's basketball player, Anita Birkland is the 10th women's volleyball player, and Will Gelderman with his second consecutive year to receive this honour.

2013-2014

  • Former Men's Volleyball and Soccer player and King's graduate, Todd Van Driel, is named the new Athletics and Recreation Coord.
  • Former Men's Soccer player and King's graduate, Matthew Oosterhuis, is named the new Men's Soccer Head Coach.
  • King's University College refinishes the floor and includes their updated logo.
  • Porcha Diggs (Women's Volleyball) is named to the Women's Volleyball ACAC All Conference Team.
  • 2 Athletes are named ACAC Athletes of the Week: Porcha Diggs is the 11th women's volleyball player, and Aaron Yaremchuk is the 8th men's basketball player.

2014-2015

  • Matt Barreiro is named Men's Basketball Head Coach and Physical Education Instructor
  • Dallas Wright is named Women's Basketball Head Coach
  • Cameron Gelderman (Men's Volleyball) Olivier Prophete (Men's Volleyball);Kate Rozendaal, (Women's Volleyball); Jocelyn Van Ryk, (Women's Volleyball); Georgina Campos (Women's Volleyball);Emile Toews, (Women's Soccer);Keith Marshall (Men's Basketball); and Shubham Patel (Badminton) are all named to their respective ACAC All Conference Teams.
  • Women's Soccer team wins the ACAC Soccer Fair Play Award for the 5th year in a row and 8th time in program history.
  • Grace Scott (Women's Volleyball) receives ACAC North-Division Coach of the Year, and is ACAC's Nominee as CCAA Coach of the Year. 

2015-2016

  • Men's Soccer earns position in Conference Championships for 1st time in program history.
  • Cameron Gelderman (Men's Volleyball) Olivier Prophete (Men's Volleyball);Keri Alcorn, (Women's Volleyball); Jocelyn Van Ryk, (Women's Volleyball);Jesse Fuentes, (Men's Soccer);and Aaron Yaremchuk (Men's Basketball) are all named to their respective ACAC All Conference Teams.
  • Matthew Oosterhuis (Men's Soccer) receives ACAC North-Division Coach of the Year
  • Olivier Prophete (Men's Volleyball) receives SIRC-CAA Academic All Canadian Award.
  • A record breaking 16 athletes graduate from King's, amongst whom are the first ever badminton players to graduate!
  • Sydney Warchola (Women's Volleyball) and Curtis Schick (Men's Soccer) Earn King's Rookie of the year awards, while Keri Alcorn (Women's Volleyball) and Ryan Brenneis (Men's Volleyball) receive King's Most outstanding Athlete awards.

2016-2017

  • Kristofer Ames (Men's Volleyball) Levi Wolthuis (Men's Volleyball); Brendan Vanderlinde (Men's Volleyball); Keri Alcorn, (Women's Volleyball); Brittany Wells, (Women's Volleyball); Sydney Warchola, (Women's Volleyball); David Freund, (Men's Soccer); Emilie Toews, (Women's Soccer); Mitch Burnett (Men's Basketball); and Marta Burchett (Women's Basketball) are all named to their respective ACAC All Conference Teams.
  • Phil Dixon (Men's Volleyball) receives ACAC North-Division Coach of the Year, and is ACAC's Nominee as CCAA Coach of the Year. 
  • Phil Dixon (Men's Volleyball) named Assistant Coach for Team Canada Senior B Men's Team.
  • Kristofer Ames (Men's Volleyball); David Freund (Men's Soccer); and Emilie Toews (Women's Soccer) receive SIRC-CAA Academic All Canadian Award.
  • Danielle Irwin (Women's Soccer) and Brendan Vanderlinde (Men's Volleyball) Earn King's Rookie of the year awards, while Keri Alcorn (Women's Volleyball) and Mitch Burnett (Men's Basketball) receive King's Most outstanding Athlete awards.
  • A record breaking 17 athletes graduate from King's!
  • A record breaking 10 athletes receive 5th year athlete awards for spending all 5 years of eligibility at King's!