OLD TOWN – In her two years at Old Town, Olivia King saw her fair share of success. As a member of the softball team in 2016, she and her Coyotes squad took home the Class B state championship, making an immediate impact as a freshman. The next year, she would make it to the regional title game in hockey as a member of the Old Town-Orono Black Bears, losing in overtime to Waterville.
Her taste of success there has made her hungry to pursue it at a higher level. King will be transferring to the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut, replaying her sophomore year and entering with three years of eligibility. There she will join former Bangor standouts Ally and Morgan Trimper, who transferred to the school last year.
King said Thursday the primary objective in moving south is to put her on a bigger radar, where she will have a chance to shine in hockey.
“Going to Taft will get more exposure than it would here,” she said. “I’m playing on a girls team, so it’s more competitive and down in that area.”
King will play for Gretchen Ulion-Silverman, a 1998 Olympic gold medalist, which she believes will also help her standout and improve her game.
“There’s a lot more coaching that comes to your game. I think it’s going to be a totally different experience, and I’m excited.”