CK Fortifies With Talented Underclassmen

By: Maurice Wingate

This season it looks like the Christ the King is going all out. Already loaded with talent, the Royals add depth with 6’10” Moussa Cissa ‘21 and 6’3” Quaran McPherson ‘20. got a chance to see them play during the iS8/Nike Fall Tip-Off Classic while playing with the NY Rens and spoke to their coach about the two prospects.

“[Cissa] is a phenomenal athlete,” said Artie Cox who in addition to being the Rens head coach is also an assistant coach at Christ the King. “I saw him around January when he first came over [from Guinea]. I couldn’t believe he was in the eighth grade and 14 years old.”

Cox said that the freshman’s timing is


NYC Forward Makes Her College Choice

Mike Libert | Staff

One of the more unsung and underrated talents throughout the summer AAU months was 5'9" guard Brandy Thomas (Christ the King '18).

Starting with the NYC Heat and then finishing up in July with New Heights, Thomas looked more comfortable with the ball in her hands, continuously used her strength to push her way to the basket, while also becoming a strong shooter from long range.

Her importance to Christ the King is huge as well as she embraced the role as veteran leader last season as a junior, and now looks entrenched as one of the Royals top scorers going into her senior season, one that she hopes will end with a CHSAA City Championship.

College wise things were beginning to pick up as of late for


NYC Forward Turns A Negative Into A Positive

Mike Libert | Staff

It was a difficult summer for 6'2" forward Klarke Sconiers (Christ the King '19) as one of New York's premier talents was forced to the sidelines for 3 months due to a sprained MCL and a deep bone bruise in her knee.

All she could do was sit on the bench and be the best teammate she could possibly be for her Exodus EYBL 15u teammates, but at the end of the day looking back now Sconiers wonders if the injury may be the best thing that could've happened to her as she has a new appreciation for the game, and a stronger desire to be the best player she can be.

The injury happened on June 10th, and while Sconiers said she wasn't sure right away that it would cost her the rest of her summer,


NYCHSFL "AAA" Team Preview: CK Royals

Christ The King

Last Season

Record: 7-2/Lost in the AA quarterfinals to Xavier, 28-27


2017 Overview

A team that for two years (2015, 2016) was so immensely talented and freakishly athletic that it could have hung with any Catholic program regardless of classification, many times in 2016, we were so bold as to suggest that if there were a AAA school, the Royals may very well have gone all the way…Unfortunately, as naturally gifted as they were, costly errors would prove detrimental to CTK, as they made a shocking quarterfinal exist in the AA playoffs last season, losing a rematch of the 2015 finals, 28-27 to Xavier.

The majority of the superstars that put King back on the map during the previous two seasons moved on to higher and more grandiose


CK Women Soccer get ready to defend their NYC Once Again

The Lady Royals women soccer team will start their quest to defend their New York City title on Wednesday when they play against St. Joseph Hill of Staten Island at Aviator field at 4:30.

The lady royals will be led by senior midfielder Genesis Campos who has been featured on the team and played in every game the royals competed in the last three years. Juniors Karol Guaman, Elizabeth Gordillo and Pamela Pineda will be looking for a breakout season as well with the departure of  five senior players from the squad that earned best in the city last season. 

Come and support the team!

CK Hoops Star Ready To Take Next Step As A Junior

By: Zack Gewelb

Kaelynn Satterfield took a big step forward as a sophomore and now is planning to continue improving as she prepares to enter her junior season with Christ the King.

The hoops standout played a big role for the Royals last season. She helped guide the team to a 17-6 record and an appearance in the BQCHSAA ‘AA’ title game. But it wasn’t always easy for Satterfield.

“Last season started kind of slow for me,” she said. “It was my second year on varsity, but it was a whole new team because all the seniors had left, so I had to get used to playing with the girls who moved up.”

Along with learning how to play with a new set of players, Satterfield also moved to point guard after


News12Varsity Top 100 Football Players in NYC

by Elio Velez on Sun, Aug 20, 2017 4:40 PM


DARRYL FULLER, Christ the King

Junior Offensive Lineman /Defensive Lineman 


NICHOLAS HUNTER, Christ the King

Senior Linebacker


ANDRE MCGANN, Christ the King

Junior Runningback


TIREK MURPHY, Christ the King

Sophomore Runningback


PRINCE WILLIAMS, Christ the King

Senior Offensive Lineman /Defensive Lineman


Read More: 


News12Varsity Players to Watch for 2017-2018

by Elio Velez on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 2:53 AM — @eliovelez

Will Christ the King return to prominence? 

Kofi Cockburn, a 6-foot-11, 250-pound junior center, continued to improve in his first varsity campaign for Christ the King by averaging 12 points per game while becoming a superb shot blocker and rebounder. With him leading the way, and with a talented young crop moving up to varsity, Joe Arbitello's squad will again be a contender. 

2017 New York City Boys Basketball Players to Watch
KOFI COCKBURN, Christ the King
6-foot-10 Junior Forward/Center 

JAYLEN DAVIS, Christ the King
6-foot-3 Junior Guard

6-foot-6, Junior Forward

TYSON WALKER, Christ the King
5-foot-10 Senior Guard

Volleyball tryouts August 21-24

Christ the King Volleyball tryouts for the 2017 season will be held August 21-24 at Christ the King HS.
An updated medical is required. 
9 AM to Noon. Come ready to play. Read more >>

Girls Soccer Tryouts

Tryouts for the Fall 2017 season for Christ the King Girls Soccer will take place at Brennan Field in Middle Village on the turf field according to the following schedule:

Monday August 21 from 11-1

Tuesday and Wednesday August 22 and 23 from 9-11

The field address is 61-57 Lutheran Avenue, Middle Village NY 11379.

Bring plenty of water and make sure you come in shape. Returning players are expected to be at the field 15 minutes early.

Any questions call or email coach John 516-851-3955 or Read more >>
Artie Cox

Coach Cox has twenty-five years of coaching experience in the CHSAA. Coach Cox will be entering his 20th season as a member of Christ the King RHS. Coach Cox’s achievements include:

1.    6 JV City Championships

2.    14 JV City Championship appearances

3.    7 Consecutive JV City Championship appearances

4.    6 City Titles as a varsity assistant

5.    14 City Title appearances as a varsity assistant

6.    Coached 9 NBA players

7.    Over 400 career victories

8.    Helped 100+ players achieve college scholarships


Coach Cox’s extensive contacts throughout college basketball have helped the Royals in securing scholarships for their players. In addition to his duties as the JV coach, Artie Cox also serves as a varsity assistant to head Coach Joe Arbitello.

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2016 Sydney Zambr... University of Lou... KY Basketball
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2016 Nick Calle Buffalo State Col... NY Football
2016 Ashlie Howell St. Peter's College NJ Basketball
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2016 David Navas Chestnut Hill Col... PA Football
2016 Matthew Grizzle Hampton University VA Football
2016 Kaela Kinder Virginia Tech VA Basketball
2016 Dominique To... University of Vir... VA Basketball
2016 Alex Miranda Susquehanna Unive... PA Football
2016 Jared Rivers Long Island Unive... NY Basketball
2016 Ahmad Fernandez State University ... NY Football
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2016 Lorenzo Worrell Stony Brook Unive... NY Football
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2014 Cesar Oviedo Mercy College NY Soccer
2014 Adonis Delarosa Kent State NY Basketball
2014 Andre Walker Loyola College in... MD Basketball
2014 Bryler Paige Baruch College NY Basketball
2014 Samantha Ric... Kent State NY Volleyball
2013 Isaiah Cosbert The College of Sa... NY Basketball
2013 Jordan Fuchs Indiana Universit... IN Football
2013 Jon Severe Iona College NY Basketball
2013 Malik Harmon Saint Francis Uni... PA Basketball
2013 James Coleman Buffalo NY Football
2012 Peyton Attel... Howard University DC Soccer
2012 Lauren Nuss Adelphi University NY Basketball
2012 Omar Calhoun University of Con... CT Basketball
2012 Rayne Connell University of Pen... PA Basketball
2011 T.J. Curry Marist College NY Basketball
2011 Nia Oden University of Ill... IL Basketball
2011 Bria Smith University of Lou... KY Basketball
2011 Chris Ortiz Kent State Univer... OH Basketball
2011 Terrel Hunt Syracuse University NY Football
2011 Corey Edwards George Mason Univ... VA Basketball
2010 Kareem Thomas College of Saint ... NY Basketball
2010 Ariel Edwards Penn State PA Basketball
2010 Maurice Barrow Fairfield University CT Basketball
2010 Roland Brown Binghamton Univer... NY Basketball
2010 Domynikas Milka College of Saint ... NY Basketball
2009 Mike Favara Queens College (N... NY Soccer
2009 Ihsaan Davis Lycoming College PA Basketball
2009 Geleisa George American University DC Basketball
2009 Lukasz Prawdzik Hunter College NY Soccer
2009 Sean Johnson Duquesne University PA Basketball
2009 Taylor Burner Stony Brook Unive... NY Basketball
2009 Tahira Johnson University of Sou... FL Basketball
2008 Jael Pena Chicago State Uni... IL Basketball
2008 Matt Bednara City College of t... NY Soccer
2008 Erving Walker University of Flo... FL Basketball
2008 Ryan Pearson George Mason Univ... VA Basketball
2008 Dominick Cin... Baruch College NY Soccer
2008 Joe Nuss Hunter College NY Basketball
2007 Malik Boothe Kent State NY Basketball
2007 Lorin Dixon University of Con... CT Basketball
2007 Nicole Caldera Queens College (N... NY Basketball
2007 Sky Lindsay Kent State NY Basketball
2007 Andrew Gabriel Manhattan College NY Basketball
2006 Larry Davis Loyola Marymount ... CA Basketball
2006 Darren Duncan Merrimack College MA Basketball
2006 Tina Charles University of Con... CT Basketball
2006 Maurice Evans Penn State PA Football
2006 Kelly Ann Ba... Bentley College MA Basketball
2005 Laura Michel Skidmore College NY Basketball
2005 Lisa Manetta Adelphi University NY Basketball
2005 Jesse Rack Buffalo NY Football
2005 Chris Martin Stony Brook Unive... NY Basketball
2005 Carrem Gay Duke University NC Basketball
2004 Tynisha Davis Loyola College (M... MD Basketball
2004 Jennifer Agu... Kent State NY Cheerleading
2004 Jean Matusiak Stevens Institute... NJ Basketball
2003 Amanda Locasio Manhattan College NY Basketball
2003 Toni Horvath Iona College NY Basketball
2003 Japhet McNeil East Carolina Uni... NC Basketball
2003 Lesley Dicki... James Madison Uni... VA Basketball
2003 Mitchell Bea... Stony Brook Unive... NY Basketball
2001 Clare Droesch Boston College MA Basketball
2000 Omar Cook Kent State NY Basketball
2000 Will Poole University of Sou... CA Football
1998 Sue Bird University of Con... CT Basketball
1997 Erick Barkley Kent State NY Basketball
1997 Lamar Odom University of Rho... RI Basketball
1996 Speedy Claxton Hofstra University NY Basketball
1995 Chamique Hol... University of Ten... TN Basketball
1990 Khalid Reeves University of Ari... AZ Basketball
1990 Derrick Phelps University of Nor... NC Basketball
1990 Derrick Phelps University of Nor... NC Basketball
1986 Jayson Williams Kent State NY Basketball
1985 Jill Cook Georgetown Univer... DC Basketball
1966 Larry Donnelly Sacred Heart Univ... CT Basketball
1966 Phil Russo Sacred Heart Univ... CT Basketball
1966 Tony Barclay College of the Ho... MA Basketball
1966 Bill Tilley Hofstra University NY Basketball
1966 Jack Stankovick Brown University RI Basketball
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