Madison Lee: TKA Homecoming Queen finishes basketball career as 1,000-point scorer
(West Palm Beach, FL) – Good things happen to good people and that has certainly been the case for the Lions’ Madison Lee. Madison recently became the eighth female basketball player in school history to join the 1,000-point club. A student at The King’s Academy for five years, Madison’s experience has been characterized by family and service. Her father, Coach Ronnie Lee, was the Defensive Coordinator for Lions football during its most successful four-year run in school history. Coach Lee continues to assist the school and athletic department on a regular basis. Eileen Lee, Madison’s mother, is the Associate Director of International Learning for The King’s Academy. Madison’s older brother, Chris (17′) was a three-sport athlete his senior season including a South Florida Conference football champion and captain of the basketball team.
Madison’s time at King’s has been much more than just playing basketball. She has served in a wide variety of roles, formal and informal, on campus. Her senior year, she has demonstrated her servant leadership abilities by being one of only 14 students chosen to serve as Prefect leader. The Prefects leaders represent each of the major areas of the student experience at King’s and takes the lead in serving on behalf of the student body at school wide functions such as Open House events and the President’s luncheon. Madison’s wide array of service, kind spirit, and athletic abilities led her to be voted the 2019-2020 Homecoming Queen.
‘Madison and the Lee family are another great example of what make The King’s Academy a special place, special people. You couldn’t ask for a better example of a true student-athlete than Madi.’ – Dr. Chris Hobbs,
On the court, Madison’s career has been one of consistent excellence for five years of varsity basketball. Her effort has been consistently high. Her jump shot and free throws have been consistently accurate. Her defensive prowess has consistently terrorized opponents. Her humble spirit has consistently impacted her teammates. All that consistency led to Madison eclipsing the 1,000-point mark on Friday night, January 24 at Oxbridge Academy. When the 15-foot shot from the baseline swished through the net, she didn’t even know what had happened until a timeout was called and the public address announcer acknowledged the accomplishment. Her accomplishment was formally recognized one week later on Senior Night as she scored her first basket of the game. The sincere celebration of teammates, coaches, and fans was just another evidence that good things happen to good people.
‘Madi has a rare combination of calming influence and fierce competitor. Her teammates just gravitate to her and she’s a joy to coach. She’s a great all-around kid who’s earned this achievement.’ – Chris Race, Varsity Girls’ Basketball Head Coach
The King’s Academy Athletic Department mission to provide its student-athletes an excellent athletic experience with eternal impact. A member of the Florida High School Athletic Association, the ‘Lions’ have claimed 124 district titles, 43 regional titles, and 40 individual and team state championships. Student-athletes at The King’s Academy have gone on to successful collegiate athletic careers at some of the most accomplished universities in the country as well as professional athletic careers in baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and volleyball. The campus features facilities that would rival many small colleges; these facilities include the Loveland Athletic Center, Kahlert Stadium, the TKA Track & Field Stadium, and the Full-Page Aquatics Center. For more information about The King’s Academy Athletic Department, visit www.tkalions.net or follow on social media, @TKALions