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.
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.
Former Nansemond-Suffolk Academy standout Kieran Conway '18 had a solid freshman season on the mound for Hampden-Sydney College. In his first year in the HSC baseball program, Conway was immediately able to come in and earn some time. He made 13 appearances in games, starting seven. In total, he pitched 34.2 innings, which is more than what he had thrown during a season at NSA. It was a change for him, but a lot of fun. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy baseball team is knocking hits out of the park in the classroom as well as on the diamond. The NSA baseball team has received recognition from the American Baseball Coaches Association for its academic achievement. NSA was one of 97 high schools chosen for the honor on a list that featured more than 300 teams in high school and college. Coach Joey Seal was ecstatic about the news and what it meant for the NSA baseball program. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Kori Carter and Simon Dowd earned the 2018-2019 Suffolk News-Herald Spring Female and Male Player of the Year awards. Both athletes saw themselves win state titles with their respective teams while also earning a great deal of accolades throughout the spring. Dowd, now a rising senior at NSA, had a junior year to be remembered. As a standout on the boys’ lacrosse team, he helped NSA win its first state title in the program’s history back in May. He scored one goal that game, but for the season he was a first team All-Conference and a first team All-State performer for NSA. He was also named a US Lacrosse All-American. He was also grateful to represent NSA as the SNH Spring Male Player of the Year. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Former Nansemond-Suffolk Academy standout Emerson Puzey '18 made a lot of progress in her first year at Pfeiffer University. Mentally and physically, Puzey’s freshman year was all a learning experience for her. Heading into her first year last fall, Puzey was a bit behind from a physical standpoint. She tore her ACL close to the end of her senior year at NSA. That put her in recovery mode during the fall; however, she was able to bounce back and see time on the field this past spring. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Former Nansemond-Suffolk Academy standout Madi Wilson '18 is learning through experience in her first season at the University of Virginia. After a stellar softball career at NSA, Wilson took her game to the next level last year when she decided to play softball at UVA. She played in two games this season and had a one-hit in three at-bats with a double and an RBI. However, she felt good about her first year playing NCAA Division I softball and was thankful for her teammates for helping her transition. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
After an underwhelming season last year, Daniel Griffith '16 and the Virginia Tech football team are looking to bounce back. The Virginia Tech football team went 6-7 last year, which is not typical. One of the losses was to Old Dominion University, which was so big it almost earned ODU an ESPY award for the biggest upset. However, former Nansemond-Suffolk Academy standout Daniel Griffith '16 is excited about the opportunity to bounce back with his team this season. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
After competing in the Tidewater Summer League, Dominick Claxton '16 is looking to keep his baseball skills sharp. After transferring from Ferrum College last year, the former Nansemond-Suffolk Academy standout made his way to NCAA Division I. He transferred to Old Dominion University to play baseball, but due to NCAA rules, he had to sit out this season. However, Claxton has been keeping his game sharp at ODU and this summer, playing with and against different collegiate competition. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
After a stellar senior season at Temple University, Suffolk golf standout Trey Wren '14 is eyeing the pros. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy alumnus recently wrapped up his college career at Temple. He set a school record for the most rounds in the 60s in a row while also ending his senior year with the third-lowest scoring average in school history. All that has put him in the position to look forward to turning pro. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Former Nansemond-Suffolk Academy lacrosse standout and honors student Holly Marie Kozak '15 has chosen law as her next big challenge.
Kozak, 22, of Portsmouth, recently graduated from Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., as a four-year Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic American and a recipient of the school’s Nereus C. English Athletic Leadership Award. A lacrosse midfielder, Kozak lettered all four years on the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy varsity team and at Guilford had her best year as a senior with 39 goals, ending her college career with 115 points in 65 games.
Kozak leaves Guilford with a 3.84 GPA, saying her B-pluses in a first year seminar course and health class prevented her from getting a perfect GPA. She heads to North Carolina-based Wake Forest University Law School in the fall and admits being strongly influenced by her father, attorney Warren D. Kozak, who also attended Guilford and Wake Forest University Law. To continue reading the article on pilotonline.com, please click here.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ lacrosse players Simon Dowd and Mason Harrell earned All-American recognition. The NSA boys’ lacrosse team is a month removed from the school’s first state title in the sport. Because of such a strong season by the Saints, they were rewarded in All-Conference and All-State teams and now U.S. Lacrosse All-American honors. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Rising Nansemond-Suffolk Academy junior Griffin Duggan has raised his profile on the college camp circuit. Duggan, a heavily sought-after offensive lineman, has been getting his fair share of interest from college programs. As it stands today, he has two offers from the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech, which he picked up last year. However, Duggan is steadily trying to raise his profile as he travels to showcase his talent. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
As a rising sophomore at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is garnering a lot of interest on the recruiting circuit. NSA two-sport standout George Pettaway’s recruiting process is starting to heat up for him. On both the football field and basketball court, Pettaway has shown exceptional ability, which has caught the eyes of a few college programs in both sports. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
With both the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball and boys’ lacrosse teams winning state titles, Addy and Jackson Greene had the experience together. It’s hard to be able to be a part of a state title team, no matter the division, classification or school. To experience that accomplishment is a special feeling, especially when you’re able to do so with your sibling. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Being named the valedictorian for Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s Class of 2019 was an honor for Archana Venkatesan, especially with many other motivated and driven students in her class, she wrote in an email. It had also been a goal of hers through several years of dedication, hard work and plenty more. “This title is definitely something I’ve been working towards since freshman year,” Archana, wrote in an email. “In fact, when I first arrived at NSA in the middle of eighth grade, Ms. Horton said to me, ‘we have our valedictorian,’ and I am beyond elated that I was able to uphold the confidence she had in me.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
After winning a state championship, the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys lacrosse team had a strong showing on the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association’s All-State team. For the first time in school history, NSA won a state title, and it did so by getting all-around performances. It showed in sweeping player and coach of the year honors, along with five players receiving first-team honors and another being named second-team. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.