Army senior Cole Christiansen enters his last season on the Lott IMPACT Trophy watchlist. Former Nansemond-Suffolk Academy standout Cole Christiansen '16 is making his way on preseason award watchlists. Christiansen is one of 42 candidates on the Lott IMPACT Trophy watchlist. The Lott IMPACT Trophy was named after Pro Football Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott and is awarded to the College Football Defensive Impact Player of the Year. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Saints standout George Pettaway '22 came in at No. 33 in the class of 2022 national football rankings. For the past two seasons, George Pettaway has been a standout on the football field for Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. Because of his play, he has garnered a lot of attention across the country from different college programs. As the initial top 100 prospects of the class of 2022 were released by 24/7 Sports, Pettaway tentatively sits at the No. 33 spot. He is ranked the No. 3 player in the state and the No. 5 ranked running back in his class in the country. Right now, he sits as a four-star prospect. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy baseball standout Iziah Turner '20 has committed to play baseball at Hampden-Sydney College. As Turner, heads into his senior campaign for the Saints in a few months, he will do so with his college decision made. Turner received an offer from the NCAA Division III Hampden-Sydney College back in November of 2018, and the coaching staff continued to keep up with him all the way through until now. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy baseball standout Jordan Crosland '23 competed in the Hank Aaron Invitational last week. In an invite-only event, Crosland, an NSA standout, traveled to Vero Beach, Fla., to compete in the five-day event. About 250 players ages 13-18 were invited from across the country and were able to receive elite-level training from Major League players and coaches. Crosland was excited about the opportunity he got to compete and train with people with MLB experience. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Former Nansemond-Suffolk star Noah Giles ready to spark William & Mary's offense
As William & Mary struggled with its running game last fall, Noah Giles '16 watched helplessly in the role of a spectator. Thanks to a torn ACL, he could offer no help. Missing a valuable contributor, and with constant injuries up front, the Tribe ranked next-to-last nationally in rushing offense at 55.3 yards per game. The return of Giles, who averaged 6.2 yards a carry as a redshirt freshman, can only help.
We have a very talented and diverse group, said Giles, a fourth-year junior from Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. We all get along really well, and we all push each other to our maximum. That’s the best thing to come out of this, is that we all compete and make each other better. To continue reading the article in The Virginian-Pilot, please click here.