Madison Inscoe was voted Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week after pitching in two shutouts to help the Lady Saints softball team win a state title. As a freshman, Inscoe has been able to achieve and be a part of things many freshmen don’t. A week ago, Inscoe was on one of the biggest high school stages and was able to come through for her team. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team won its first state title in more than 20 years, and Inscoe pitched the two complete games, needed for the Lady Saints to achieve a long-standing goal. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
With humility, humor and a hunger to make a difference, some of the 68 members of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s class of 2019 shared their memories and philosophical musings before all took their first steps as high school graduates. Student Council President Mason Harrell spoke of shared experiences with teachers and classmates but said there was a highlight and a strong coincidence with the recent opening of a fast food restaurant. “Luckily for us, our senior year ended with a bang when the Bojangles’ opened a couple of months ago,” Harrell said to laughter from the crowd who gathered on the lawn in front of the school for the ceremony. “For those of you who know me well, that was a huge deal. And I’m not saying there’s any correlation, but our school did win two state championships right after it opened.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Six Lady Saints softball players earned All-State honors following their state championship win. It was a dream season for the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team. After falling just short of the state title game for several seasons, the Lady Saints finally got over the hump by not only reaching the game but also winning it. NSA went into the playoffs with a No. 3 seed and was bound to have a strong showing on the All-State teams. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy baseball team had three players make the All-State team this season. The Saints’ baseball season came to an end last week after a first-round exit in the state tournament. However, the team has some nice accolades to show for such a strong season. Zac Morris, Nic Psimas and Iziah Turner were all Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II All-State selections. Psimas and Morris were selected to the first team, while Turner was selected to the second team. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Madison Inscoe tossed a complete game Friday in Glen Allen, allowing four hits, and the Saints won their first state title Friday since 1993. “This feels amazing; these girls earned it,” said head coach Brittany Thornburg.
Addy Greene drove in Jessica Chang in the top of the fifth for the lone run. Greene and Chang, who tripled before scoring, had two hits apiece. For the Saints, the win avenged a pair of 1-0 losses to the Gators this season. “We just tried to keep it simple, to see the ball and hit the ball, and we finally got some balls to drop into the holes this time,” Thornburg said. To continue reading the article in The Daily Press, please click here.
Tal Yeatts scored a season-high five goals, while Simon Dowd assisted on six as Nansemond-Suffolk Academy won its first state Division II championship in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association, winning Saturday afternoon at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland.
“As a 10th-grader, to score five goals in a state championship is a big deal. He was ready for the occasion,” NSA coach T.W. Johnson said. To continue reading the article in The Virginian-Pilot, please click here.
The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ soccer team finished its regular season with four players on the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools conference teams. The Lady Saints finished another strong regular season this year. Heading into the state tournament, they have a 13-3-3 record. NSA had two players on the first team and two on the second team. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team had seven representatives on the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools All-Conference teams. Once again, the Lady Saints had a strong year in TCIS play. Their results in conference games were evident by the number of players they had on the All-Conference teams. NSA had four players on the first team and three on the second team. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ lacrosse team grabbed a 19-6 win over Norfolk Collegiate Monday evening. The Saints moved to 8-6 on the season after a dominant win over Norfolk Collegiate on the road. Simon Dowd led the way with five goals for the Saints while also adding three assists. Miles Birdsong added four goals for NSA. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Simon Dowd was voted Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week after he totaled eight goals and 10 assists in two wins for the Saints. After losing some talented players off of a team that reached the state semifinal last season, the Saints were looking for some returners to turn it up a notch. Junior Simon Dowd was one of those players that was going to be looked at to step up, and he has so far. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
"These Shining Lives" May 3 | 7:00 p.m. | Cafeteria Directed by Jim Jones '19 Free Admission
The Upper School Theatre Department will present a one-act play, "These Shining Lives," on Friday, May 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Jim Jones '19 will be making his directorial debut as a culmination of his theatre career at NSA. "These Shining Lives" by Melanie Marnich follows the compelling stories of the “Radium Girls,” young women in the 1920s and ‘30s who painted the faces of luminous watches and clocks with radioactive paint. Set in Chicago and Ottawa, IL, home of the Radium Dial Company, the play deals with the true story of Catherine Donohue, who begins working at the factory with the excitement of a newly liberated woman entering the workforce in 1922. It then follows her life through her cancer diagnosis and the litigation she pursued against Radium Dial into the late 1930s. The effort of these courageous women and this case made it possible for workers to sue corporations for labor abuse. This transcendent story interweaves aspects of labor law and women’s history as well as the personal details of the Radium Girls’ lives.
The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ lacrosse team defeated Christchurch School 15-2. The Lady Saints lacrosse team went to 5-7 with the home win. NSA will take on Cape Henry Collegiate at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at home for senior day.
The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy baseball team picked up a huge win against Greenbrier Christian Academy Tuesday evening. NSA went on the road and picked up a 5-2 win against a very good GCA team that was ranked No. 1 in the most recent Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state poll. It was a key win for NSA, which stood in the No. 5 spot in the same poll. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Suffolk native Cole Christiansen recently was named one of three captains for Army football for the second consecutive year. Former Nansemond-Suffolk Academy standout Cole Christiansen '16 will be among the leaders for the Army at West Point football team once again. Christiansen will be heading into what could be his biggest season and his most important, as he is a senior this year. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ lacrosse team grabbed an 18-12 win over Trinity Episcopal on the road Thursday evening. The Saints lacrosse team went to 7-5 on the season with the win. David Russell scored seven goals for the Saints, and Simon Dowd added four goals and seven assists. NSA went 2-0 on the week and recently came in at No. 4 on the recent Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II poll. They were two votes under the No. 3 team, and they just might get there in the coming week.
Congratulations to Stephanie Smith Jackson '88, who will join the Sentara Obici Hospital leadership team as Chief Nurse Executive on June 24. Jackson is currently a director of patient care services at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk. In this role, she is responsible for two acute care inpatient nursing units, an oncology unit and a clinical decision unit. She also is responsible for quality and safety, infection control and professional practice, which is the department responsible for maintaining Magnet status, a seal of excellence in nursing, which Sentara Obici Hospital also achieved in 2018. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
About 250 students and 30 faculty members from Nansemond-Suffolk Academy recently fanned out across the area to make a difference with more than a dozen nonprofit organizations and community areas. The Saints spent April 12 helping at different areas, including planting trees at Bennett’s Creek Park, building oyster cages for Chesapeake Bay Foundation, cleaning horse stalls at Equi-Kids, sorting items for the ForKids Good Mojo Thrift Store and more. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy seniors Colby Owens and Hyatt Hurst have both signed to play baseball at the next level. The Saints have added more players that will be playing in college. Seniors Colby Owens and Hyatt Hurst both signed National Letters of Intent Tuesday afternoon to make their signings official. Owens will attend Hampden-Sydney College, and Hurst will attend the University of Mary Washington. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy baseball team dominated Norfolk Collegiate 11-1 at home Tuesday afternoon. On Senior Day, NSA was able to grab a win to get its ninth win of the season. NSA went up 3-0 in the first inning before Norfolk Collegiate scored its only run of the game in the second inning. The Saints scored eight runs between the third, fourth and fifth innings to secure the win. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Kudos to Courtney White '06, who opened Blanca Food + Wine, "one of the hottest new restaurants in Tidewater," last fall.
Courtney White and several of her employees huddle in the kitchen around a white dinner plate topped with fried sweetbread. They’re experimenting with a new dish: the sweetbread with shiitake mushrooms, fennel, shallots and a mustard sauce. The 31-year-old chef dips a finger into the sauce to taste and looks for a moment lost in thought, unsure of her verdict. “Chick-fil-A,” she says, joking. Then an order comes in and she’s back to flipping meat on the grill. Cooking has always made White happiest, but these days she has a long list of responsibilities as the brains, and sweat, behind Blanca Food + Wine, one of the hottest new restaurants in Tidewater. To continue reading the article on pilotonline.com, please click here.