They say patience is a virtue. For Nansemond-Suffolk Academy senior Sam Neal, the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald’s Player of the Week this week, the wait is paying off in a major way.
The Saints’ left fielder is having a season to remember, recording 38 hits through 59 at-bats for a remarkable .644 batting average to go with 24 runs scored, 21 runs driven in and eight stolen bases. Playing in 18 of the team’s first 19 games, Neal has helped lead NSA to a 16-3 record. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here. Congratulations, Sam!
Six student-athletes from Nansemond-Suffolk Academy on Thursday formalized their commitments to play their respective sports at six Division III schools.
“It’s kind of a culmination of all the work they’ve put in as students and as athletes,” said T.W. Johnson, director of boys’ athletics at the school.
Making their commitments were Jack Johnson and Eric Teumer from football; Brooklyne Carr from softball; Caroline Hogg from girls’ basketball; Logan Lokie from boys’ basketball; and Sam Neal from baseball. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Samuel Neal '16, who is a member of the Varsity Baseball Team, has been nominated for The Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Samuel by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by clicking here or by sending an email with the subject "Player of the Week" to email@example.com.
Samuel had an outstanding week at the plate. Despite the Saints’ 4-2 loss to visiting Norfolk Academy on Thursday, he was 3-for-3 with a run batted in. In a 7-2 Tuesday road win over Norfolk Christian School, he was 2-for-2 with two walks, an RBI and a run scored. In a 14-1 road win over Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, he had a hit, RBI and run scored. Congratulations, Samuel!
James Mullin’s sacrifice fly drove in Sam Neal in the 10th inning Saturday and the No. 10 Saints outlasted No. 8 Atlantic Shores. Mullin pitched three shutout innings of relief to go along with a pair of RBIs. Neal went 3 for 4 with two runs and an RBI, while Cole Williams scored two runs and had a triple for Nansemond-Suffolk (15-2).
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A crew of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy students manned the “Ocean Explorer” on area waters Friday to study water quality and biodiversity in the waterways. Students from Laura George’s advanced placement environmental science class conducted water tests for salinity and temperature, examined mud grabbed from the bottom and investigated wildlife caught in a trawl, including a ray, blue crabs, snails and a variety of fish. “We have been talking about water quality and biodiversity throughout the year, so it was a great way to culminate and review,” George said.
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