Spartan Standout: Nohea King

Senior mens lacrosse and cross-country captain Nohea King loves a good foot race.  Whether it’s on the trails or on the turf, the St. Albans, Vt. native has been running the show, capping off his Castleton career with a NAC conference championship trophy and all-conference honors.  I sat down with King to find out more about Castleton’s flyin’ Hawaiian.

Q:  Where are you from?

A:  I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. My parents moved to St. Albans, VT when I was 5 and I’ve been there ever since.


Q: When did you start running cross-country? 

A: When I was in 7th grade, my older brother was a runner so when I had the opportunity to compete with him I couldn’t resist. He was a huge motivator for me growing up and still is to this day.


Q: What’s your favorite part about running?

A: I run because I am able to be more internally motivated through the constant progression of my times and trying to beat myself.


Q: If you had to choose one or the other, what would it be?

A: I would choose lacrosse.  As I got older, being able to rely on teammates and having their support has been great thing.


Q: Why did you choose Castleton?

A:  I have a big family, so being close to home was important to me. I wanted to play sports in college so Castleton was really just the right place for me


Q:  What is your favorite pizza?

A:  Hawaiian, naturally.


Q:  What is your favorite memory from Spartan Stadium?

A:  Honestly, this past weekend was probably my favorite memory.  Capping off my senior year by bringing the trophy back home was an awesome experience.


Q: What’s next after Castleton?

A: I have student teaching in the fall, after that I plan on becoming a high school physical education teacher and coach.

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