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  • NSA student scores perfectly on the ACT

    Kelli Adamson, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Tests scores, grades and extracurricular activities can be crucial for any high school student, and senior year is when the stress tends to peak. This isn’t the case for Nansemond-Suffolk Academy rising senior Mason Harrell. Mason did what few have done before — he received a perfect score on the ACT. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • 2018 Fall Sports Start Dates

    Please see below for start dates for each fall sport. As a reminder, all students must have a 2018-2019 Athletic Physical on file to use the weight room and/or to participate in sports. The form can be downloaded from our website. Click on “Athletics” and then on the “Welcome Page.” If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Athletics at 539-8789 ext. 3357 or ext. 3353. Go Saints!
     
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  • Saints score three first teamers

    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ lacrosse team had three players make first team All-State. The NSA team had a solid season this year, and it showed by the accolades the team received. The Saints fell one game short of the state championship after a loss to North Cross School in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II semifinal. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
     
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  • NSA valedictorian loved getting involved

    Kellie Adamson, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Hard work and time management made it easy for Upasana Barot, 17, to secure her spot as valedictorian at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. “It’s really simple. Just work hard, because there is no substitute for hard work or putting in your best effort,” Barot said. She prioritized her classes, community service and school organizations to be able to have the valedictorian spot at her graduation May 25. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Three Lady Saints earn All-State honors

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ soccer team had three girls earn All-State honors. NSA recently finished a season where they reached the state championship game. By all standards, it was the best season in quite some time for the girls’ soccer program. Because of the success, NSA saw its fair share of accolades. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA places six on All-State teams

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team had six players make the All-State team this season and also had a Player of the Year honoree. NSA had a strong season again this year. They only lost three games this season while competing all the way up until the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state semifinals. They were rewarded for their strong season in the post season accolades. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
     
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  • Parker raises money ForKids

    Kellie Adamson, The Suffolk News-Herald
    A simple lemonade and cookie stand ran one day a year for three hours has raised $10,683 for ForKids since 2012. Parker Duke '25, 12, has been running the Parker Duke Lemonade Stand since he was 6, when he realized not every kid has the opportunity to sleep in a bed and wake up in their own home. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA welcomes 74 to alumni ranks

    Alex Perry, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The 74 Nansemond-Suffolk Academy graduates walked onto the front lawn of the Pruden Boulevard upper school campus with band music playing and clear skies in the breezy Friday morning. Hundreds of siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles sat in chairs behind the graduates for commencement ceremonies, clattering with applause and camera flashes. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Tew signs with Hampden-Sydney

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Saints senior Robby Tew has signed to play baseball with Hampden-Sydney College. Tew just recently wrapped up his senior season for Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. However, his baseball career won’t stop there, as he has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Hampden-Sydney. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
     
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  • Lady Saints finish regular season strong

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Lady Saints softball team shut out Kenston Forest School to end the season strong. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team finished with a regular-season record of 18-1 after their 15-0 win over Kenston Forest on the road Friday. Madison Inscoe and Reese Byrd both pitched and allowed one hit for the game. Inscoe earned the win, as she struck out six. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Madi Wilson '18 nominated for Player of the Week

    Madi Wilson '18, who is a member of the Varsity Softball Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Madi went 7-10 with four RBIs and five runs for the Lady Saints in three games.

    Please vote for Madi by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with her name and the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.
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  • Nansemond-Suffolk Academy art student wins overall Best in Show

    James Thomas Jr., The Virginian Pilot
    Tori Psimas really wanted to make an impression at the 2018 Nansemond-Suffolk Academy portfolio art show. She submitted 21 pieces in her Advanced Placement Studio Art category to capture overall Best in Show honors and six other top awards. Okay, it’s really not that unusual for students to enter a volume of work in the annual portfolio exhibit. At least six other AP Studio Art students submitted comparable numbers to exhibit their particular areas of concentration. Categories included printmaking, acrylics and oils, mixed media, chalk pastel, 2-D and 3-D designs and photography. To continue reading the article on pilotonline.com, please click here.
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  • Herrod takes game to another level

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Abby Herrod was voted Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week after scoring four goals in a win against Walsingham Academy.
    Herrod has picked up where she left off her junior season at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. She came into her senior season wanting to take her game to another level and, so far, it has shown. NSA sits with a winning record and is well regarded in state girls’ soccer polls. She has scored more than 20 goals on the season and has more than five assists to go along with that. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints soccer ranked No. 2

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ soccer team is sitting in a prime position right before the postseason starts. In the most recent Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II poll, the Lady Saints were ranked No. 2. The ranking is the highest the team has seen in recent seasons, and the coach and players are happy about it. NSA has a chance to go into the playoffs, hosting games all the way up until the state semifinals or finals. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints baseball tops NCS

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy baseball team improved its record to 11-6 after a 7-5 victory over Norfolk Christian School Tuesday afternoon on the road. NSA started off with a 4-1 lead after one inning of play. However, momentum shifted to NCS when they put up three runs in the second inning to tie the game up 4-4. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Double wins against JAHHS

    The Lady Saints softball team defeated John A. Holmes High School in a double-header on Saturday. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team had its Pink Day when they hosted John A. Holmes. The first matchup between the two teams resulted in a 15-5 win for NSA. A couple of hours later in the second game, the Lady Saints won 9-2. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints' third inning helps them to a win

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Saints scored eight runs in the third inning in a win again Portsmouth Christian School on Saturday. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy baseball team won its seventh straight game when they hosted Portsmouth Christian. They won the game 12-8, moving their record to 10-6. It was also senior day for the Saints. NSA has five seniors on the team who have contributed over the last few years. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Abby Herrod '18 nominated for Player of the Week

    Abby Herrod '18, who is a member of the Varsity Girls' Soccer Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Abby scored four goals in a win over Walsingham Academy.

    Please vote for Abby by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with her name and the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com. Great job, Abby!  
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  • Herrod's four goals carry Lady Saints

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Senior Abby Herrod scored four goals in the Lady Saints’ win over Walsingham Academy. It was fitting for the senior to score four goals in her last regular season home game for the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ soccer team. NSA defeated Walsingham at home 5-1 last Thursday. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints edge by IWA

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team won its 14th consecutive game on Thursday evening. They hosted Isle of Wight Academy and earned a 2-1 win. The first matchup between these two teams was also close, as NSA won 2-0 at the end of March. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints improve to 13-0

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Lady Saints have yet to lose a game this season. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team is 13-0 after a 7-1 win over Manteo High School on the road Saturday afternoon. Reese Byrd pitched to a win as NSA only allowed one run. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints extend winning streak

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Saints baseball team got its fifth win in a row Saturday against Christchurch. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy baseball team only allowed two runs in its 13-2 win over Christchurch School on the road Saturday afternoon. They scored seven runs in the first inning to get things started. Colby Owens handled pitching duties and got a win as he struck out seven while allowing three hits. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
     
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  • Inscoe throws no-hitter

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Madison Inscoe was lights out from the plate in the Lady Saints’ 14-0 win Thursday. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team went on the road and faced Cape Henry Collegiate. The team added its 12th win of the season and its third consecutive shutout. Inscoe pitched five innings and struck out 10 batters. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints continue winning streak

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    In a close affair, the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy baseball team continued its winning streak Thursday by defeating Cape Henry Collegiate 2-1. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Dowd's seven goals lift NSA

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Saints boys’ lacrosse team went on the road Saturday and got another win. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ lacrosse team got a quality win against Covenant School. It was a good game for the Saints to bounce back after a close loss to Hampton Roads Academy the game before. Eli Dowd led the Saints with seven goals scored. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Nansemond-Suffolk Academy grad earns rare honor for sophomore

    Jami Frankenberry, The Virginian-Pilot
    After helping Army make a little football history last season, Cole Christiansen has made some of his own. Christiansen, a linebacker and former Nansemond-Suffolk Academy standout, recently was named an Army team captain, becoming just the fifth sophomore to earn the honor in the past 30 years. To continue reading the article in The Virginian-Pilot, please click here.
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  • Puzey throws shutout

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Emerson Puzey threw a shutout in the Lady Saints’ win over Windsor High School on Monday. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team improved to 10-0 after the 2-0 win over Windsor. Puzey pitched seven innings, allowing four hits and struck out five in her pitching win. Addy Greene went 2-2 with one run and a double for NSA. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints win third straight

    Tracy Agnew, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy baseball team has been rolling as of late. The team won its third consecutive game with a 5-2 win over Norfolk Academy on Tuesday. NSA got things started in the first inning, immediately going up 3-0. They scored two more innings in the fourth to go up 5-0. Norfolk Academy added its only runs for the game in the sixth, but it wasn’t enough. To continue reading the article in the Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Dowd's play 'speaks for itself'

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Eli Dowd was voted Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week after a seven-goal performance in the Saints’ win over Steward School. Dowd has been an amazing lacrosse player in the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy program. He returned this season as the team’s top scorer and an All-Conference performer from last season. Against Steward School last week, Dowd hit seven goals in an NSA 14-9 win. He described his performance as good but knows that’s something he has to do often as the leading scorer on the team. To continue reading the article in the Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints baseball shuts out HRA

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Saints baseball team defeated HRA 10-0 Thursday evening. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy baseball team got its first shut out of the season after defeating Hampton Roads Academy. The pitching of Caden Anselm and Talmond Old helped the Saints get the shutout. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints make it two in a row

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Saints baseball team won its second game in a row Friday afternoon. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy baseball team took on Windsor High School at home Friday afternoon and got its second win in a row. With a 3-2 victory, NSA brought its season record to 5-6. Colby Owens pitched all seven innings Friday to earn the win, allowing four hits and two runs. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA softball takes No.1 in poll

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Lady Saints softball team took the top spot in the recent VISAA Division II poll. The Lady Saints were sitting at the top in Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association’s most recent softball poll. They are still undefeated at 8-0 on the season and have been steamrolling their opponents. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints blank Peninsula Catholic

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Lady Saints soccer team defeated Peninsula Catholic School 6-0. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ soccer team improved to 8-2 on the season after a 6-0 victory over Peninsula Catholic Monday afternoon. Alivia Giles led the way for NSA, putting together a hat trick. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Eli Dowd '18 nominated for Player of the Week

    Eli Dowd '18, who is a member of the Varsity Boys' Lacrosse Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Eli scored seven goals in the Saints’ win over Steward School.

    Please vote for Eli by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with his name and the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com. Good luck, Eli! 


     
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  • Lady Saints shut out Brunswick

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team went on the road to face Brunswick Academy Friday afternoon. NSA secured a 12-0 win after a no-hitter pitched by both Reese Byrd and Emerson Puzey. Each pitched three innings, with Puzey striking out six batters and Byrd striking out three. To continue reading the article in the Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints lax wins third straight

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy lacrosse got its third straight win after defeating Steward School Friday afternoon 14-9. Eli Dowd led the way with seven goals scored. NSA moved to 4-2 on the season and will take on Hampton Roads Academy on the road at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Smith headed to HSC

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s Jacob Smith is headed to Hampden-Sydney College to play football. Smith expects to play at the long snapper position. Smith said right when he stepped on campus, it felt like home to him. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Byrd throws no-hitter

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s softball team went to 6-0 with a win over Norfolk Collegiate. Reese Byrd added another no-hitter to her win total this season after the victory. Byrd pitched all five innings and struck out five batters. Three Lady Saints collected multiple hits, and six Lady Saints scored multiple runs. Byrd, Madison Inscoe and Madi Wilson added doubles, while Wilson, Anni Groves and Addy Greene added triples. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
     
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  • Saints lax tops Norfolk Christian

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Saints boys’ lacrosse team grabbed an 18-7 win over Norfolk Christian School Wednesday afternoon. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ lacrosse team improved to 3-2 on the season with the win. NSA has gone 2-0 this week, having also defeated Norfolk Collegiate. Miles Birdsong led the way with six goals for NSA. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints lax tops Norfolk Christian

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Saints boys’ lacrosse team grabbed an 18-7 win over Norfolk Christian School Wednesday afternoon. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ lacrosse team improved to 3-2 on the season with the win. NSA has gone 2-0 this week, having also defeated Norfolk Collegiate. Miles Birdsong led the way with six goals for NSA. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints soccer get sixth win

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    NSA got its sixth win of the season with a 3-1 victory over Bishop Sullivan Thursday afternoon. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ soccer team is now 6-1. The team has allowed only three goals in its six-game win streak. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints win fifth straight

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team won its fifth straight game on Wednesday. The Lady Saints improved to 5-0 after the win against Isle of Wight Academy. This game was as close as it has been for the Lady Saints this season, as they won 2-0. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA lights up scoreboard

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Lady Saints softball team put up 25 runs to shut out Kenston Forest School this week. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy exploded for 10 runs in the first inning on their way to a 25-point big win. Madi Wilson had a big game for NSA going 2-3 at the plate with four runs, six RBIs and a home run. Madison Inscoe also stood out, going 4-5 with a single, double, two home runs and four RBIs. Gabby Infranco went 2-2 with three RBIs and five runs. NSA totaled four homeruns as a team and seven doubles. Addy Greene, Inscoe and Wilson were responsible for the home runs. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints lax defeats Norfolk Collegiate

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Saints boys’ lacrosse team defeated Norfolk Collegiate Tuesday afternoon. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy was able to get its second game of the season in Tuesday when the Saints took on Norfolk Collegiate on the road. They got their first win of the season after a 13-6 victory and are now 1-1 on the year. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints roll to third straight

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Lady Saints soccer team has won its third game in a row after defeating Western Branch High School. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ soccer team went on the road to face Western Branch in a non-conference matchup. The team secured a 4-1 win, which was its fourth win of the season. NSA feels they are in a good place right now. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Infranco fires off early homers

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Gabby Infranco was voted Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week after hitting two home runs last week. Infranco and the Lady Saints have gotten off to a hot start this season. At the start of her sophomore season for the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy Lady Saints softball team she has been piling on stats in multiple categories. She has over five runs to go along with nine RBIs and two home runs, which she has credited to the extra work she has put in at practices and her teammates. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA girls' lax makes return

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    After a few seasons without a varsity team, girls’ lacrosse is back at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. The season has already gotten underway for the Lady Saints. Coached by Olivia Howell, the Lady Saints are excited for what’s to come this season. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA moves 2-1

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Lady Saints picked up a win against Stonebridge School on the road Monday. The 3-1 win is the second win in a row for the Varsity Soccer Team at NSA. Abby Herrod led the Lady Saints with two goals scored. She has scored four goals in the last two games combined. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints take down Southampton

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Saints grabbed a 5-1 road win over Southampton Academy Monday afternoon. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy baseball team went to 3-2 on the season after the road win. The Saints had their highest output in the first inning, when they scored three runs, and gave up their only run of the game in the third inning. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.


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  • Brown selected All-State

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy senior Kaylah Brown was named to the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association All-State team. Brown had a strong senior season for the Lady Saints girls’ basketball team. It was her second year returning after enrolling as a junior last year. After a very encouraging junior season, Brown paved the way for herself to step up as a leader and a premier player for the Lady Saints this season, and she did. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Fourth inning pushes Saints to win

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Saints baseball team defeated Atlantic Shores Christian School 7-1 Saturday afternoon. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy baseball team scored six runs in the fourth inning to push them to a 7-1 win over Atlantic Shores at home Saturday afternoon. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Gabby Infranco '20 nominated for Player of the Week

    Gabby Infranco '20, who is a member of the Varsity Softball Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Gabby by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with her name and the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.

    Gabby went 4-7 with five runs and eight RBIs in two wins for the Lady Saints. She also had two home runs. Great job, Gabby!

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  • Herrod's hat trick helps NSA

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Abby Herrod’s hot scoring helped NSA to its first win of the season Friday. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ soccer team defeated the Beach Breakers 6-0. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA shuts out Southampton

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Lady Saints softball team won its first game of the season 10-0 at home Wednesday afternoon. Reese Byrd pitched a shutout as the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team started off on the right foot. They hosted Southampton High School, and Byrd allowed just two hits on the day, earning her first pitching victory of the new year. The fifth inning for the Lady Saints pretty much put the game out of reach for Southampton. Gabby Infranco hit a walk-off, two-run home run in the fifth inning, which is her first of the season. They scored five runs in the second inning. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Celebrating Music In Our Schools Month

    March is Music In Our Schools Month, the National Association for Music Education's annual celebration, which engages music educators, students and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high-quality music education programs in schools. We are looking forward to joining in the celebration tomorrow evening, March 16, at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria with performances by the Jazz Band and the Fleur de Lis Singers. There will also be several special duets. Admission is free, but donations are welcome at the door. Attendees who donate $1 or more will be entered in a drawing to win an item from the Spirit Shop. By donating $5, you will be entered in a drawing to win a 54.6' Sceptre TV. All proceeds benefit the NSA Band Program. We hope to see you there!
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  • NSA returns as top competitor

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team returns a strong team with big goals this year. NSA had one of the most successful softball teams in the Hampton Roads area last year. They finished with a 22-3 record and were the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools Conference Champions and conference tournament champions. Their season ended in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state semifinal after a loss to St. Margaret’s School. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA soccer hopeful for strong season

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Lady Saints soccer team is hoping for a strong spring season. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ soccer team is about a week away from officially starting its season, the team hopes to build on last year. NSA went 8-9 as a team and had earned itself a bid in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association state tournament, winning one game before losing the next. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Seal ready for first season

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s baseball team officially gets its season under way this Friday with a first-year coach. Joey Seal was hired in July 2017 to take over as the new head coach at NSA. This week, he will embark upon his first official game with the team. It is something he has been looking forward to and is hoping to build with his team throughout the season. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Giles driven to improve

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Alivia Giles was voted Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week after scoring 11 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in the Lady Saints’ win over Norfolk Collegiate. Giles, a sophomore for the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ basketball team, has just completed a productive season. The Lady Saints advanced all the way to the state semifinal game, and Giles was an integral part of the success of the Lady Saints this season. Congratulations, Alivia! To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints season ends in semis

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Lady Saints’ season ended Wednesday night in the state semifinal matchup. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ basketball team went on the road Friday to face Atlantic Shores Christian School in the semifinals of the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state semifinal. Atlantic Shores was victorious 55-33, and it marked the second consecutive season the Lady Saints’ season ended in the state semifinal. Regardless of the score, the Lady Saints fought all the way until the end. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA falls in state quarterfinals

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Saints fell to Hargrave Military Academy 73-63 in the state tournament quarterfinals Tuesday night. Coach Larry Ward’s inaugural season as the Nansemond Suffolk-Academy’s boys’ basketball coach is officially over. The Saints were selected to the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II tournament and were matched up against Hargrave on the road. Even though the Saints lost the game, they were happy with the way they had competed Tuesday night. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Freeman, White earn conference honors

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Jaden Freeman and D.J. White earned conference honors in the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools this season. The two Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ basketball standouts were selected to the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools conference teams. Freeman was selected to the first team, while White was selected to the second team. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints take down Norfolk Collegiate

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ basketball team has advanced in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state tournament after a 42-31 win over Norfolk Collegiate at home Tuesday night. Alivia Giles scored 12 points and added eight rebounds, while Kaylah Brown added 11 points and six assists. Alyssa Waddy scored 10 points, making three Lady Saints who scored in double digits. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Alivia Giles '20 Nominated for Player of the Week

    Alivia Giles '20, who is a member of the Varsity Girls' Basketball Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week. Please vote for Alivia by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with her name and the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.

    Alivia scored 11 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the Lady Saints’ win over Norfolk Collegiate. Great job, Alivia!

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  • NSA ready for state tournament

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Lady Saints are happy about where they are as they prepare for the state tournament. The tourney starts Tuesday, and the Lady Saints are likely to be on the road. NSA recently competed in the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools tournament, where the team won its first-round game hosting Norfolk Collegiate. They advanced to the semifinals but took a loss to No. 1 seed Steward School. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints fall to Cape Henry

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ basketball team took a loss in the first round of the TCIS tournament. The 55-50 loss to Cape Henry Collegiate in the first round of the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools could potentially have ended the Saints’ season. NSA went on the road Tuesday evening and was eliminated by Cape Henry, who had advanced to the TCIS semifinal. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints on to TCIS semis

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Lady Saints defeated Norfolk Collegiate Tuesday to advance to the Tidewater Conference Independent Schools tournament semifinals. The Saints defeated Norfolk Collegiate at home 51-35. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Psimas shows strong in big meets

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond Suffolk-Academy’s Nic Psimas was voted Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week after his performance at the VISAA Division II Invitational. Psimas is in his junior year at NSA and in the midst of another quality swimming season. As a sophomore last year, Psimas enjoyed a season where he qualified for states in every individual event he participated in throughout the season. This year, he feels like he has found a way to build on last season despite a slow start. “It is going pretty well,” Psimas said of his junior season. “It started out pretty slow, but over the past few weeks I have picked it up and started dropping times.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints take overtime win

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Saints boys’ basketball team battled in overtime with Atlantic Shores Christian School to take a win at home on Friday.
    Kemauri Spencer had 18 points and eight rebounds to go with three steals in the Saints’ 57-44 win over Atlantic Shores. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy exploded in overtime, outscoring their opponent by 13 points. D.J. White had eight of his 13 points in overtime. Jaden Freeman also added 11 points, as the Saints had three players score in double figures. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Smith headed to CNU

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Saints standout senior Erek Smith has committed to play college football at Christopher Newport University. CNU is close to home and gives Smith the opportunity to continue to play in front of friends and family. His described his recruiting process as informative and fun.

    “It was a great experience getting to meet so many new people and going different places,” Smith said. “I really felt at home. The coaches loved me as a player and needed new guys to come in at corner and make an impact, so I am hoping to do that.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints dominate on senior night

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Lady Saints basketball team grabbed a 44-18 win at home on senior night. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ basketball team heads into the conference tournament with some much needed momentum. The team has won four of its last five games, which included the big win over Hampton Roads Academy Tuesday night. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • A century's worth of fun

    Alex Perry, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Tuesday was a special day for Nansemond-Suffolk Academy students. It was the 100th day of the school year, and many of the school’s elementary students welcomed a visitor who had also passed her own century mark. Anna Hopkins, the 100-year-old, great-grandmother of NSA first-grader Elise Barbour, was brought to the Harbour View campus from Commonwealth Senior Living at the Ballentine in Norfolk. She was joined by members of her family, including her granddaughter, Kristin Barbour, her son, Ralph Hopkins Jr., and daughter-in-law, Kathy Hopkins. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
     
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  • Murphy headed to Methodist

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy all-state lineman Chris Murphy is headed to Methodist University for his college career. Murphy’s recruiting process started off a little slow; however, he is grateful to have the opportunity to play football at the next level. He believes being at a smaller school like Methodist will allow him to focus even more on his academics, but on the field, he also believes he will be a good asset to the program. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints top Christchurch

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Saints went on the road Saturday afternoon and got a win against Christchurch School. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ basketball team grabbed the 52-46 win over the weekend to extend their winning streak to three. George Pettaway led the Saints with 14 points and four assists. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Jaden Freeman '21 Nominated for the Buffalo Wild Wings Player of the Week

    Jaden Freeman '21, who is a member of the Varsity Boys' Basketball Team, has been nominated for the Buffalo Wild Wings Player of the Week! He finished with 31 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks in an overtime win over Norfolk Christian. Voting ends at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13. Please click here to vote. Great job, Jaden! Go Saints!
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  • Nic Psimas '19 Nominated for Player of the Week

    Nic Psimas '19, who is a member of the Varsity Swimming Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week. Please vote for Nic by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with his name and the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.

    Nic took first and second in the 100 freestyle and the 50 freestyle at the Division Championship meet. Great job, Nic! Go Saints!
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  • Teens showcase excellent art

    Kelli Lagoy, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Young Suffolk artists had the chance to show off their skills and compete against other high school aged students at the Exhibit of Excellence: Suffolk Student Art 2018. Students from King’s Fork, Lakeland and Nansemond River high schools, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy and homeschooled students submitted 264 artworks to be juried. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA's Teacher Appreciation Week is Almost Here!

     
     
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy's Teacher Appreciation Week is almost here! Please join Saints Spirit in celebrating our teachers during "Show the Love Week," February 12 –16.

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  • Kaylah Brown '18 Nominated for Player of the Week

    Kaylah Brown '18, who is a member of the Varsity Girls' Basketball Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week

    Kaylah had a game-high 15 points in the Lady Saints’ 40-14 win. Please vote for Kaylah by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with her name and the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com. Great job, Kaylah! Go Saints!
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  • NSA art show starts strong

    Kelli Lagoy, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s 32nd Art Show and Sale started off with a bang on its first two days, with the featured artist, Barbara Harris, selling 25 of her paintings on the first night.

    “We had an amazing night last night,” said Melissa Hlinovsky, NSA’s annual fund coordinator. Every hallway in the Lower School was filled top to bottom with paintings. About 204 artists contributed pieces to the event, and there were at least 1,000 pieces of art lining the halls. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints have a big night

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Lady Saints dominated Walsingham Academy at home Thursday night. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy defeated Walsingham 40-14. Kaylah Brown scored a game-high 15 points, including four three-pointers, to lead the Lady Saints. Alivia Giles added 12 for the Lady Saints. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints take two in a row

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Saints are on a two-game win streak after their victory over Peninsula Catholic School Tuesday night. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ basketball team has built up some serious momentum in its past two games. On Saturday, the Saints hosted and defeated Cox High School, a tough team in the Southampton Roads area. They later carried that momentum into a Tuesday night home meeting against Peninsula Catholic and turned that into a 28-point win, defeating their conference opponent 70-42. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Christiansen siblings complete trifecta

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Christiansen siblings all have been standouts in many ways in their time at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. One incredibly neat thing the siblings — Paige, Cole and Sarah — have accomplished is that they have all made an all-state team. Cole achieved it first becoming an all-state football player as well as Defensive Player of the Year for the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association. He graduated in 2016 and is a linebacker for Army. Paige became an all-state field hockey player in the fall of 2016 before she graduated in 2017, and Sarah recently made the all-state team for field hockey in the fall of 2017. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Christiansen makes impact in second year

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Former Nansemond-Suffolk Academy standout Cole Christiansen was happy with his sophomore season at Army. Christiansen is a couple of weeks removed from his sophomore season at Army at West Point. The team finished with a 10-3 record and won its bowl game over San Diego State University. It was the second bowl game Christiansen was part of after being in one his freshman season as well. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.

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  • Moore enjoys freshman journey

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    James Madison University freshman KeShaun Moore enjoyed his journey in his first year of college football. JMU’s football program reached its second consecutive National Championship game over the weekend. Though they lost, being a championship runner-up is an incredible feat. Moore described his season as a blessing days after being a part of the National Championship game.
    “It was a great learning experience,” he said. “I am blessed to have the teammates and coaching staff that I have. They made it a season I will never forget.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Extended Care and Beyond the Bell Closed / After-School Activities Canceled Wednesday, January 3

    Due to the inclement weather expected tomorrow afternoon, January 3, after-school activities and practices have been canceled with the exception of the basketball games. We will notify families if the games will be played earlier or if they will be rescheduled as soon as possible tomorrow. The Middle School Spelling Bee has been rescheduled for Monday, January 8. Extended Care and Beyond the Bell will not operate. Students who regularly ride the bus will depart at their usual times. All students are encouraged to leave campus when dismissed.
     
     
    We will continue to monitor the weather and will notify families of any additional changes to the school schedule through the Honeywell Instant Alert system, our website, local television news stations, NSA email accounts and on social media.
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  • Suffolk artist featured at NSA art show

    Kellie Lagoy, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy has chosen Suffolk resident Barbara Harris as Honorary Chairman for its 32nd Art Show and Sale. Harris was asked in June to be the main attraction at the art show, where she will display about 50 to 60 original paintings. Most of the artwork has come from work done in the last six months. “I don’t call it stressful, but it gave me an excuse to paint. It made me set aside time to paint,” Harris said. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • White lets game do the talking

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    D.J. White was voted Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week after a 14-point performance against Summit Christian. White, a senior at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, has been an integral part of the Saints’ boys’ basketball team this season. NSA has gotten off to a good start in the first half of its season with a 5-2 record. However, White thinks NSA can start playing even better as the season goes on. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
     
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  • Former Nansemond-Suffolk star Cole Christiansen thriving at Army

    Ray Nimmo, The Virginian-Pilot
    A punt block or an interception? Neither. For former Nansemond-Suffolk Academy football standout Cole Christiansen, it’s difficult to top this year’s Army-Navy game. Christiansen, a sophomore linebacker for Army and the team’s second-leading tackler, blocked a punt against Temple and had an interception against Eastern Michigan. “Those are definitely up there,” Christiansen said of his favorite plays of the season. To continue reading the article, please click here.
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  • Butts, Greene selected Players of the Year

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Darran Butts and Addy Greene were selected the male and female Suffolk News-Herald Players of the Year for fall 2017.
    The fall season was an incredible one for these two athletes. Butts was part of a King’s Fork High School football team that made history. Greene was part of a Nansemond-Suffolk Academy volleyball team that reached the state semifinal. Each individual had an incredible season that led to numerous postseason honors.

    Greene and the Lady Saints came into this season with a bit of an underdog reputation. It was obvious NSA was losing some of its most decorated players, so people expected somewhat of a drop-off. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Freeman makes a name for himself

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Jaden Freeman was voted Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week after an 11-point performance which included a game-winner.
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy freshman has already started to make his mark this season. He is a productive part of an NSA boys’ basketball team that is currently 5-1. They have been adjusting to their new coach, Larry Ward, but have been winning games in the process.

    “The beginning of the season has been going great,” Freeman said. “I’m extremely pleased with the way my team and I have been playing. We have been coming together as a team, and we are continuing to get used to our new coach. I’m excited about the things we can accomplish as a team this year.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Suffolk academy school choir wows with Star Wars theme song

    Star Wars fans and movie buffs alike will be wowed by this group's medley of the movie's theme song. The Fleur De Lis Singers from the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy sang their hearts out as News 3 filmed for our "Sounds of the Season' segment. Please click here to view the video.
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  • Jaden Freeman '21 Nominated for Player of the Week

    Jaden Freeman '21, who is a member of the Varsity Basketball Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week. Please vote for Jaden by 7:00 p.m. tonight by sending an email with his name and the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.

    Jaden scored the game-winning bucket to go along with 11 points in the Saints’ win over Norfolk Collegiate. Great job, Jaden!
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  • Four to play in 757 All-Star Classic

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Four Suffolk natives will have the opportunity to step on the field one last time this weekend at Powhatan Field at Old Dominion University for the 757 All-Star Classic. Deondre Little, Erek Smith, Gerard Stringer and Harlen St. Louis will all be playing in the game, which pits the Peninsula against the Southside. 

    Smith is also grateful for another opportunity to be able to represent Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. He was an all-conference and all-state performer over the course of his last three seasons. Like Little, Smith wants to show the type of talent his school carries as well. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Alumna Named 2017 Women in Business Honoree

    Nicole J. Harrell '92, member, Kaufman & Canoles

    2017 Women in Business honoree

    At work: I am a member at Kaufman & Canoles, specializing in data privacy and security and intellectual property registration and licensing. I currently serve as the chair of the Commercial Section and the Data Privacy and Security Practice Group.

    Home and family: I am married to Eley Duke, and we have two wonderful, entertaining and imaginative children, Parker and E, ages 11 and 4.

    Volunteer activities: I serve on the boards of ForKids, the Eastern Shore of Virginia Barrier Islands Center and Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. To continue readling Nicole's profile in Inside Business, please click here.
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  • Council honored

    Tracy Agnew, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Suffolk native Kenda Council recently was honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals VA Hampton Roads Chapter. Council, who is director of advancement at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, received the Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award at the group’s National Philanthropy Day luncheon on Nov. 9 at The Main in Norfolk. Council said she was humbled by the award but attributed all of her success to others. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Suffolk coloring book released

    Tracy Agnew, The Suffolk News-Herald
    A handful of Suffolk middle-schoolers held court at the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society’s Phillips-Dawson House on Saturday as the authors and illustrators of a historical coloring book featuring none other than Suffolk. “I think it turned out pretty well,” said Violet Johnston, a seventh-grader at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. “Much better than I expected.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Kaylah Brown '18 Nominated for Player of the Week

    Kaylah Brown' 18, who is a member of the Varsity Girls' Basketball Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week. Please vote for Kaylah by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with her name and the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.

    Kaylah had 17 points to help the Lady Saints to their first win against Cape Henry Collegiate. Great job, Kaylah!
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  • NSA takes home opener

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Lady Saints took their home opener against Cape Henry Collegiate Thursday evening. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’ strong second-half effort helped propel the girls’ basketball team to the win. At halftime, the Lady Saints held only a one-point lead. NSA was able to build some momentum and carry on to a 50-37 win. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Kenda Council | Outstanding Fundraiser, National Philanthropy Day Awards

    Inside Business
    In her 14 years of service to Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, Kenda Goldberg Council has undoubtedly left her mark and she isn’t close to being done yet. True to the defining characteristics of an outstanding fundraising professional, has been her ability to establish a true culture of philanthropy at N-SA.

    Since 2003, Council has made it her mission to deepen relationships and engage all constituencies as the director of advancement at N-SA. To continue reading the Inside Business article, please click here.
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  • Horton Loves Volleyball

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Ryan Horton was voted Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week after having a career-high 50 assists in a Lady Saints’ win over Fredericksburg Christian School. Horton enjoyed a successful junior season for the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy volleyball team. She was part of a team that was the TCIS regular-season champions and advanced all the way to the state semifinals. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News Herald, please click here.
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  • Ryan Horton '19 Nominated for Player of the Week

    Ryan Horton '19, who is a member of the Varsity Volleyball Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week. Please vote for Ryan by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with her name and the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.

    Ryan had a career-high 50 assists in the Lady Saints win over Fredericksburg Christian School. Great job, Ryan!
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  • Saints progress in Biehl's second season

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Now that the season is officially over for the Saints, Biehl was able to take a step back and still be thankful for what he and his players were able to accomplish. Over the course of the season, the Saints executed week in and week out on offense and defense. Biehl believes they were playing their best football of the season at the end of the year, which is a good thing. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA tops HRA

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Saints coach Mike Biehl completed his first winning season as the head coach of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy football on Friday.
    NSA dominated Hampton Roads Academy 55-13 at home Friday night. The win secured a 6-4 regular season record for the Saints. “Just another great team win,” Biehl said. “I think we played at a really high level in all three phases of the game. We did a good job limiting their quarterback with what he liked to do. All of our skill groups did a great job out there.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Greene named Player of the Year

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Addy Greene was selected Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools Player of the Year, and Nansemond-Suffolk Academy placed three more on all-conference teams. NSA enjoyed yet another successful season in the TCIS. They went undefeated in the conference, earning the No. 1 seed outright in the regular season and throughout the tournament. Of course, with NSA being the top dog in the conference, it didn’t go unnoticed in the postseason awards. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Nash hits 1,000 digs mark

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Kaylor Nash, a former Nansemond-Suffolk Academy volleyball standout, recently earned her 1,000th dig of her college career.
    The Radford University senior libero hit the milestone against Gardner-Webb University last weekend. Nash called the achievement amazing as she is in the midst of her best season yet. Her coach, Marci Jenkins, was also impressed with what Nash was able to do. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Four Lady Saints honored

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s field hockey team placed four players on the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools all-conference team. Lauren Meyers and Sarah Christiansen earned first team honors, while Morgan Morrell and Sam Williams earned second team honors. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA recognized for sportsmanship

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s boys’ soccer team received the Betty Jean Riddick Sportsmanship Award and also placed two players on the all-conference team. NSA’s season came to an end Tuesday after a 6-0 loss to Norfolk Academy in the first round of the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools tournament. The Saints finished the season with a 5-9-1 record but also got recognized for their efforts this season. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints take down Atlantic Shores

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy improved to 5-4 on the season after a 56-26 win over Atlantic Shores Christian School. NSA has scored 119 points in its last two games. The Saints have shown in different games this year they can be an explosive team, and that showed on Friday night. The win allows NSA to stay in the playoff hunt though they have yet to secure their bid.

    “We didn’t start as fast as we would have liked, but when we needed to make plays we did,” Saints coach Mike Biehl said. “We have to find ways to start faster, but I will take the win all day.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.

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  • Tew plays the right way

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Robby Tew was voted Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week after passing for four touchdowns and rushing for one in the Saints’ 63-14 win over Greenbrier Christian Academy. Playing quarterback is not an easy task. It comes with pressure, and some argue that it is the hardest position to play in sports. Tew, the senior quarterback for Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, tries to play the game the right way. He doesn’t want to let his teammates down.

    “I never try to get too high or too low when I’m out there, so I just block out the noise,” he said. “When you win, you are the hero and everyone loves you, but when you lose it is pretty much the opposite.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA wins TCIS

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    After a 3-0 victory over Hampton Roads Academy on Tuesday night, the Lady Saints clinched the No. 1 seed in the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools tournament. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy's girls’ volleyball team gained yet another TCIS regular season title under its belt. By defeating HRA on the road, the Lady Saints finished TCIS play with a 9-0 record. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA scores season-high in win

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy put up a season-high point total in a 63-14 road win over Greenbrier Christian Academy Friday night.
    Robby Tew accounted for five touchdowns as the Saints got a big win on the road Friday to bring their record to 4-4. All week, Saints coach Mike Biehl stressed to his team that he wanted to see them execute at a high level. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Robby Tew '18 nominated for Player of the Week

    Robby Tew '18, who is a member of the Varsity Football Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News Herald Player of the Week. Please vote for Robby by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with his name and the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.
     
    Robby went 10-13 for 250 yards and five touchdowns — throwing for four and rushing for one — in NSA’s 63-14 win over Greenbrier Christian Academy. Go Saints!
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  • Students learn heated artistry

    Alex Perry, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Suffolk high school students learned a new art technique in a professional workshop meant to broaden their creative horizons using hot beeswax. Sixteen students were selected from Lakeland, Nansemond River and King’s Fork high schools and Nansemond-Suffolk Academy for the Virginia Museum of Fine Art workshop held at King’s Fork High School on Thursday.

    The workshop was part of Suffolk Art League’s program that brings professional artists to high schools for lessons that may not otherwise be available to the students. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Inside Business 2017 Top 40 Under 40 Honoree: Lee Cross '97

    At work: I am a third generation small business owner in Suffolk and was raised in the business. As a child, my first job was holding one end of a tape measure and I was paid in Slurpies! I love all aspects of the business and enjoy helping clients with all their real estate needs.

    Home and family: I married up as much as possible. I am blessed with a great wife, Kate (Top 40 Under 40 class of 2009), and we have three wonderful girls, Margaret Laney, 7, Kathryn, 5, and Elizabeth, 2.5. 

    To continue reading Lee's profile, please click here.
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  • Winter Sports Start Dates

    Fall athletics are coming to an end, and our winter sports teams are getting ready for the season to begin. Please see below for practice start dates. All students must have a physical on file to participate. Please contact the Office of Athletics with any questions. Go Saints!


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  • NSA stays hot

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Lady Saints have now won six games in a row after a 3-0 win at home over Portsmouth Christian School.Nansemond-Suffolk Academy volleyball team’s record improves to 18-7. Sarah Perdue had 10 kills. Rylee Bono had six aces and 12 points on serve.
    NSA is also tied for second place in the third Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association volleyball poll. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA teacher swims with sister, 80-year-old mom

    Tracy Agnew, The Suffolk News-Herald
    A Nansemond-Suffolk Academy teacher will participate in a national synchronized swimming meet in Florida this weekend. At 54, Kim Wagner, who teaches first grade at NSA and also is the assistant swim coach, is actually the youngest of the trio with which she will perform in the U.S. Masters Championships, a meet for synchronized swimmers over the age of 21. The other members of the trio? Her 57-year-old sister and their 80-year-old mother. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints get senior day win

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ soccer team got a win on senior day Monday afternoon over Portsmouth Christian School.
    On a day where the seniors on the team were honored at home, the Saints got a 4-0 shutout win. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • 2017 Top 40 Under 40 honoree: Benjamin Garner '04

    At work: I interned with PBMares while still in college and was immediately hired upon graduation. I have more than 10 years of public accounting experience and was the first senior level employee to have a direct report and the first manager to co-lead an industry team.

    Home and family: My wife Sydney and I, and our 15 month-old boy, live in Suffolk. I was born and raised in Hampton Roads and went to high school at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. I have a bachelor of arts in both accounting and business/economics from Randolph-Macon College and an MBA from the College of William & Mary. To read more, please click here to view the Inside Business interview.
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  • Greene excels with power

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Addy Greene was voted Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week after combining for 31 kills, nine aces and nine digs in two Nansemond-Suffolk Academy wins. NSA continues to have a strong talent factory when it comes to girls’ volleyball. Greene is just another example of the many talented athletes the Lady Saints possess. Last week against Norfolk Christian, Greene had a career high of 17 kills in a win. In the following game, she added 14 kills against a tough Peninsula Catholic team, helping the Lady Saints grab that win too. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints No. 4 in poll

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    In this week’s Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Field Hockey poll, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is ranked No. 4.
    After a 7-0 loss to Norfolk Academy Tuesday on the road, it put the Lady Saints record at 7-2. The loss won’t hurt NSA too much, as they are regarded among the top five teams in Division II. To continue reading the article in the Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints win third meet

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ cross country team won its third meet of the season last weekend at Norfolk Collegiate.
    The Lady Saints won the meet at Mount Trashmore hosted by Norfolk Collegiate. Emma Conrod finished third overall and first for NSA with a time of 22:15.20. Kaylee Moore, Berkeley Puzey, Frances Hope and Camryn King each finished seventh through 10th, respectively. King had an impressive surge to finish in the top 10. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA ties with Walsingham

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy field hockey team tied 1-1 with Walsingham Academy at home Thursday afternoon. Kirtley Arnold scored the only goal off the corner from an insert by Lauren Meyers. The tie brings the Lady Saints’ record to 7-2-1. NSA will face Cape Henry on the road at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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  • NSA wins 3-0

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s volleyball team defeated Walsingham Academy 3-0 Thursday evening on the road. Livian Mathews had seven kills and seven aces. Addy Greene had 12 digs and nine kills. NSA will host Portsmouth Christian School at 6 p.m. Monday. The Lady Saints now have a 17-7 record.
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  • NSA Pink Game a success

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Lady Saints volleyball team had its annual Pink Game on Tuesday, which resulted in a 3-0 win over Norfolk Academy. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy continues to be undefeated in Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools play. With the 3-0 victory over Norfolk Academy, the Lady Saints enjoyed a successful night for a good cause. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Students learn on the farm

    Alex Perry, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Children are learning outside the classroom in Suffolk this week with memorable lessons and hands-on activities on farmland.
    More than 1,000 second-graders from Suffolk Public Schools and Nansemond-Suffolk Academy will participate in the annual Farm Day on Wednesday and Thursday at the Virginia Tech Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center on Hare Road. The event is funded by the Suffolk Education Foundation and Birdsong Peanuts.

    Tara Williams, district manager of the Peanut, Soil and Water Conservation District in Smithfield, started Farm Day 18 years ago in Isle of Wight and Surry counties. This marks the 15th year Suffolk schools have joined the fun. To continue reading the article in the Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Are You Ready for the Next Level?

    What Every Student-Athlete Needs to Know About Playing at the Collegiate Level
    Wednesday, October 25
    6:00 p.m.  |  Nancy Russell Auditorium


    Join the Ann S. Powell Office of College Counseling and the Office of Athletics as we welcome coaches and athletic directors from NCAA Division I, II and III schools to learn more about the advantages of competing in college sports, the recruiting process and the NCAA eligibility requirements. This panel discussion is open to everyone, not just our NSA community. Please feel free to bring your friends! 

     
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  • Lady Saints defeat Norfolk Christian

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy volleyball team got another conference win when they defeated Norfolk Christian on the road Monday evening. The game went to four sets, with the Lady Saints pulling out the win 3-1. NSA improved to 3-0 in the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools and an overall record of 14-7. Addy Greene had 17 kills to go along with six aces. Ryan Horton had 45 assists. To continue reading the article in the Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA shuts out Southampton

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Lady Saints defeated Southampton High School 12-0 Wednesday evening at home. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy remains with only one loss on the season. Multiple Lady Saints scored goals, with Morgan Morrell and Karley Wetmore leading the way with two each. Three players had two assists. Sasha Roberts was credited with the shut out. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints tie with Norfolk Christian

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s boys’ soccer team tied with Norfolk Christian on the road Tuesday afternoon. NSA’s only goal was scored by Owen Firnstahl and assisted by Campbell Hogg. The Saints are 3-5-1 on the year so far. NSA will face Peninsula Catholic School at home at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
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  • Morris' resiliency pays off

    Zac Morris was voted Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week after a three-touchdown performance last week in the Saints’ win over Portsmouth Christian. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy football team has scored 35 or more points in three straight games. The Saints’ high-rolling offense has benefited mightily from Morris’ nose for the end zone.

    Against Portsmouth Christian last week, he scored three touchdowns as NSA put up 50 points. He also got things done on the defensive side, with nine tackles and several pass breakups. In the past two games, he has five touchdowns combined. It is clear Morris can make plays. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints get third straight win

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    After starting the season 0-3, the Saints evened their record at 3-3 with a win Friday over St. Anne’s Belfield School. In the last two weeks, the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy football team has put up 98 points. They scored 50 points in their win last week and added 48 this week on the road in a 48-28 win. It was the first road win of the season for the Saints. Even though they have won three games in a row, coach Mike Biehl and his team are not satisfied. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA tennis sweeps Atlantic Shores

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Lady Saints swept Atlantic Shores Christian School 9-0 Thursday afternoon on the road. NSA will play Norfolk Christian on Monday at the ODU Tennis Center. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints off to strong start

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy field hockey team is off to a strong start this year with a 6-1 record. The Lady Saints picked up a win Monday afternoon against Norfolk Collegiate to give them their sixth win of the season. NSA coach Shelby Bourn said it was the best game her team played this season. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Zac Morris '19 nominated for Player of the Week

    Zac Morris '19, who is a member of the Varsity Football Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Zac by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with his name and the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.
     
    Zac caught three touchdown passes, including a 70-plus-yard touchdown, in the Saints’ win over Portsmouth Christian. Great job, Zac! Go Saints!
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  • Knight has knack for making plays

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Ehron Knight was voted Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week after his performance against Isle of Wight Academy last weekend. Knight is a junior two-way athlete for the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy football team. Against IWA, he had 10-plus tackles to go along with 100-plus yards receiving and the game-winning touchdown to give NSA its first win. After seeing 0-3, Knight knew his team needed a win, so he did what he could to make sure that happened. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints make it two in a row

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Saints football team got its second win of the season after a shootout against Portsmouth Christian School at home Friday night. Portsmouth Christian came into the NSA game with a 2-1 record and a potent offense. But NSA wanted to make sure they matched whatever offensive performance Portsmouth Christian decided to display Friday night, and they did that with a 50-43 victory. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
     
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  • Former Saints impressing

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Noah Giles and Cole Christiansen have been doing good things at their respective colleges. Giles and Christiansen are both former Nansemond-Suffolk Academy football standouts and have been making an impact at their institutions, the College of William & Mary and Army. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
     
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  • Lady Saints sweep Salem

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy volleyball team hosted Salem High School for a non-conference match Tuesday that resulted in a win for the Lady Saints. NSA took each set; however, Salem didn’t go down without a fight. Two of the three sets were decided by three points. Addy Greene returned for the Lady Saints and had 10 kills, 10 digs, three blocks and 11 points on serve. Kayla Hankins led the defense with 16 digs and nine points on serve. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA shows well in tournament

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s volleyball team traveled up to North Cross High School recently for a tournament and finished 2-1. The Lady Saints participated in a tournament in which they ended up the runner-up after advancing to the championship game. They faced Timberlake Christian in the opening round and defeated them 2-0. They then went on to face Hampton Roads Academy in the semifinals and defeated them 2-1. NSA then faced off against Middleburg Academy in the championship game and took a 2-0 loss. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA students experience China

    Alex Perry, The Suffolk News-Herald
    An international student at a Suffolk school spent years preparing a summer trip. Theo Zhang of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy brought juniors Kiran Woods, Miles Birdsong, Seth Townsend, Will Wren and Anne Thomas Brinkley this summer to his home city Xishuangbanna, located in the Yunnan province of southern China. Parent and teacher chaperones and a documentary crew joined them. Zhang said he partnered with a Chinese company to help fund the trip in exchange for advertising on team T-shirts. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.

    To view the trip documentary, please click here.
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  • NSA takes No. 1 in meet

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Lady Saints cross country team has earned its second first-place finish of the year. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ cross country continues to get better after another first-place team finish at the Bill McGough Invitational held at Peninsula Catholic last Saturday. Emma Conrod finished first for NSA and third overall in the meet, with a time of 22:30. Frances Hope and Berkley Puzey finished fifth and sixth overall, respectively, and were second and third on the team. Abby Conrod and Camryn King finished ninth and 10th overall, which rounded out five top 10 finishes overall for NSA. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Ehron Knight '19 nominated for Player of the Week

    Ehron Knight '19, who is a member of the Varsity Football Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Ehron by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with his name and the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.
     
    Ehron had 10-plus tackles on defense to go along with 100 receiving yards and the go-ahead touchdown to give NSA its first win of the season. Great job, Ehron! Go Saints!
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  • Saints comeback leads to win

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy football team mounted a comeback after being down 27-7 Friday night to give themselves their first win. NSA got its first win of the season against Isle of Wight Academy after starting 0-3. The Saints took hold of the first quarter, going up 7-0. Momentum shifted in the second quarter, as Isle of Wight Academy went up 13-7 before the lights went out at NSA’s home field. Heading into the half, IWA held a 13-7 lead. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Nansemond-Suffolk rallies with 21 second-half points to beat Isle of Wight

    The Virginian-Pilot
    Robby Tew's third touchdown pass of the game – a 35-yarder to Ehron Knight with 44 seconds left – capped a 21-point scoring binge as Nansemond-Suffolk (2-2) defeated Isle of Wight 35-34 Friday at Nansemond-Suffolk. Knight had four catches for 142 yards and two touchdowns.

    Isle of Wight (2-2) scored four straight touchdowns and five of the games' first six TDs in a stretch that spanned the second and third quarters to take a 34-14 lead. Hunter Edwards scored three straight touchdowns during that stretch on his way to 326 rushing yards. To continue readint the article on pilotonline.com, please click here.
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  • NSA students National Merit Semifinalists

    Alex Perry, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Two Suffolk high school students were recognized for their exceptional work by moving closer to potential scholarships.
    The National Merit Scholarship Association announced the semi-finalists for the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program on Wednesday. The list of more than 16,000 names features the highest-scoring entrants in each state on the 2016 Preliminary SAT test, from about 1.6 million juniors who took the test last year, representing more than 22,000 schools across the country. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA defeats Northampton

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Lady Saints volleyball team is currently on a three-game winning streak after a victory Tuesday evening. The team took each set as it hosted Northampton High School. Sarah Perdue had nine kills for the Lady Saints. Ryan Horton added 13 points on serve. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.


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  • Saints pour in for win

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Saints scored 11 goals in a shutout win over Stonebridge School Monday afternoon at home. The team effort couldn’t have been any bigger for the Saints on Monday. Four different players scored two goals, and two players each had three assists. The win puts the Saints at 3-1, with them winning two games in a row. NSA started slow but started to play better towards the end of the first half. Saints coach Patrick Whelan was obviously happy with his team’s high scoring performance. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints XC gets win

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ cross country team won the Bishop Sullivan Invitational Thursday. The Lady Saints matched up TCIS opponents at Mount Trashmore for their second cross country meet of the season.  NSA took first place with a score of 38 in the Bishop Sullivan Cross Country Invitational. Lady Saints coach Karen Norman was extremely proud of her team’s effort. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
     
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  • NSA tops IWA

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy volleyball team won its home matchup against Isle of Wight Academy Wednesday night. The Lady Saints swept IWA in three sets to go to 4-4 on the season. NSA won convincingly, as they didn’t allow IWA to score more than 10 points in two of the three sets. To continue reading the article in the Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
     
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  • Saints shut out Norfolk Collegiate

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ soccer team defeated Norfolk Collegiate Thursday on the road. Luke Jackson scored the only goal of the game, and Bennett Miller was awarded for the assist. Kempton Davis and Tyler Mizelle were credited for the shutout. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints tennis takes first match

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy tennis team won its first match of the year Thursday over Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School.
    NSA’s girls’ tennis team took an 8-1 victory at home to start its season at 1-0. NSA won’t play again until Sept. 7, when they take on Hampton Roads Academy at home at 4 p.m. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Young Lady Saints start 2-0

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy volleyball team is a young one this year. Nevertheless, the Lady Saints have gotten off to a good start. Last year’s team included players like Livi Bono, Logan Harrell, Lindsay Knierbein and Nicole Wright. All of those girls accounted for numerous All-Conference and All-State selections, while Bono secured Player of the Year awards. That group accomplished great things at NSA, including a 2016 state championship berth. Coach Robyn Ross finds it exciting to be in the midst of a new season. To continue reading the article in the Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Christiansen to start at linebacker

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy alumnus Cole Christiansen recently was announced as a starting linebacker at Army West Point.
    After a strong camp by the sophomore linebacker, the former NSA standout was named a starter at the outside linebacker position. Christiansen was originally the backup middle linebacker, but his head coach was so impressed with his camp that he switched his position so that he could start. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints take season opener

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Lady Saints field hockey team got its first win of the season at home against Norfolk Collegiate Friday. Coach Shelby Bourn got her first win as a head coach, as the Lady Saints defeated Norfolk Collegiate 2-1. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy opens up the season 1-0. Bourn said it felt good to get her first win of the year. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints make comeback in first win

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Saints boys’ soccer team came back from being down three goals at halftime to get its first win of the season Thursday at home. After going down 1-0 in the top of the first half, the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy Saints came back to tie up the score 1-1. Momentum shifted back to Atlantic Shores Christian School, and they rattled off three more goals in the first half. At halftime, Atlantic Shores was up 4-1. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA sees promising season

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Lady Saints will return all but one player this season for field hockey, and they are hoping to be among one of the most competitive teams in the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy team graduated one senior in Paige Christiansen and finished 9-12 last year. All players are comfortable with each other on and off the field, and they believe they can be very good if they play up to their potential. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Christiansen ready for bigger role

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy 2016 graduate Cole Christiansen is hoping for big things in his sophomore year at Army. Football season is starting back up for many high school and college programs across the country. That means playing time will be earned or lost depending on how you’ve prepared yourself for your respective season. Former Saint standout Cole Christiansen is excited for what’s to come in his sophomore year. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Biehl optimistic in year two

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy football coach Mike Biehl is confident about his transition into his second year. A year ago, Biehl was getting ready for his first camp with the Saints. He was the new coach of a football program who had won the state championship the year before. A significant amount of talent from that state championship team had graduated. Biehl was tasked with the duty of defending a state championship as a first-time head coach. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Seal to coach NSA baseball

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy has hired a new baseball coach in former Norfolk State University assistant coach Joey Seal. NSA’s baseball team will have a new guy at the helm after the recent departure of David Mitchell. Mitchell went on to take the head coaching job at Paul D. Camp Community College. After a solid coaching search, NSA has decided Seal is the best fit for the job. Seal has spent the last eight years at NSU as the pitching coach and associate head coach. He is also a former player there. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Nansemond-Suffolk names Larry Ward its new boys basketball coach

    Larry Rubama, The Virginian-Pilot
    Larry Ward has stepped back into coaching after a six-year layoff to coach the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys basketball team, replacing Lamont Strothers. Ward stepped down as Cape Henry’s coach in 2011 after compiling a 388-137 career record. He won eight Tidewater Conference championships and four Metro Conference titles. He was the TCIS Coach of the Year five times and Metro Conference Coach of the Year four times.

    “I wanted to get back into coaching, but it had to be the right place,” said Ward, who has coached only at basketball camps since leaving Cape Henry. "The opportunity came and I jumped on it. I'm so happy that it worked out." “The opportunity came and I jumped on it. I’m so happy that it worked out.” To continue reading the article in The Virginan-Pilot, please click here.
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  • Harris excels on and off court

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Caylin Harris is one of three former Lady Saints to make the ODAC All-Academic team for the 2016-2017 year. Holly Kozak, Brooks Gillerlain and Harris were all former standouts at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy who have demonstrated academic excellence during the 2016-2017 school year. Harris is currently preparing for her upcoming junior season at Shenandoah University.

    For Harris, this is the second year in a row being selected to the All-Academic team. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Chamber's eXcel Leadership Academy graduates 34 students

    Jessica Williams, Inside Business
    Congratulations to Kempton Davis '18, Abby Herrod '18, Jordan Houston '18 and Arynne Greene '18 who were all members of eXcel Leadership Academy's Class of 2017!

    Thirty-four young men and women poured out of the Slover Library elevators laughing, whispering and hiding squirt guns and leis behind their back. They were going to their graduation.
     
    It was quite a different scene from orientation three days before. Students from private and public schools and from all different cities sat quietly as the Hampton Roads Chamber welcomed them as eXcel Leadership Academy’s Class of 2017. The program is modeled after the nine-month LEAD program for adult professionals in Hampton Roads. It uses hands-on experiences and interactive learning tools to teach older high school students about the community and leadership over four days. To continue reading the article in Inside Business, please click here.



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  • Gillerlain makes ODAC All-Academic team

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Former Nansemond-Suffolk Academy volleyball standout Brooks Gillerlain '15 was named to the ODAC All-Academic team.
    The current Randolph College Lady Wildcat is happy with the way her sophomore year has gone on and off the court. She is currently preparing for her upcoming junior year.

    Academic awards are always good accolades to receive, especially as a student-athlete. Gillerlain is proud of the effort she has put forward to be rewarded for her efforts in the classroom. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Kozak makes ODAC academic team

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy 2015 graduate Holly Kozak has been selected to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic team. Kozak, a Guilford College junior and a member of the lacrosse team, has shown academic excellence throughout her first two years of college, having been selected to the All-Academic team for both of her first two seasons.

    Kozak finished the spring semester with a 4.0 GPA, her best yet. The rising junior said she holds herself to a high standard academically and is proud to receive the recognition. She majors in political science with a minor in Spanish. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • New coloring book made by children, for children, teaches Suffolk history

    James Thomas Jr., The Virginian Pilot
    A group of middle school students is creating a coloring book this summer to highlight significant events in Suffolk and make it fun for younger children to learn about local history. The Suffolk History Coloring Book is a collaboration of the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society and Suffolk Art League. About a dozen students participated in a weeklong camp June 26 to 30 at the Suffolk Art Gallery. Public and private middle school art teachers chose the students to write, research and illustrate the book. To continue reading the article in The Virginian-Pilot, please click here.
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  • Smith picking up interest

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy all-purpose player Erek Smith is catching the eyes of NCAA Division I coaches. NSA is in its offseason program before football camp opens in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, players like Smith, an all-state performer, have been attending college camps and have caught the attention of a lot of coaches. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
     
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  • McGee, Puzey earn top honors

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond River High School’s Sterling McGee and Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s Emerson Puzey are the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Spring Male and Female Players of the Year. These two athletes competed at a high level in their respective sports and represented their schools well. McGee and Puzey had successful individual seasons this spring, and both athletes’ teams saw a substantial amount of team success, as well. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA valedictorian nearly perfect

    Tracy Agnew, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Allison Gottlieb is Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s 2017 valedictorian, and she plans to head off to the University of Virginia this year to study environmental science. Gottlieb, who has accumulated a 99.2 grade point average on a 100-point scale, has attended NSA since kindergarten, as have most of her classmates.

    “I think because of that, we’ll definitely be friends long down the road,” she said. Gottlieb has enjoyed the close-knit environment of the school, including how the students are able to get to know the teachers on a personal level. “I’ve gotten to know them beyond just what they teach in class,” Gottlieb said. Gottlieb hopes to be a broadcast meteorologist, which would combine several of her loves. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA graduates 58

    Tracy Agnew, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy added 58 to its alumni ranks Saturday during commencement ceremonies on the front lawn at the Pruden Boulevard campus.
    The ceremony was marked by inspiring and serious words from the guest speaker, an optimistic speech from the salutatorian, a humorous routine from the valedictorian and an emotional sendoff from the faculty. In a bit of an unusual turn of events, an assignment in their English course more than a year ago led to the students requesting their own commencement speaker. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Taylor grateful for season

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Delaney Taylor was voted Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week after going 6-of-7 with nine RBIs in two wins for the Lady Saints. Taylor is a senior for the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team. She recently wrapped up her senior season in what she calls her most enjoyable year of softball. In the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools championship game, in which NSA defeated the team that went on to be the state champions, Taylor played an impressive game. She went 3-of-4 with four RBIs, and that performance earned her tournament MVP. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Volunteers plant buffer at wharf

    The Nansemond River received more community support with a garden project in downtown Suffolk on Wednesday. Nansemond River Preservation Alliance president and chief executive officer Elizabeth Taraski organized volunteers to help plant a stormwater buffer garden by the waterside of Constant’s Wharf near the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront. She was joined on Wednesday by representatives from Parks and Recreation, J.M. Smucker and Suffolk Business Women, along with local high school students. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • JV Lady Saints go undefeated

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ junior varsity soccer had a hugely successful season this year. The JV Lady Saints were undefeated, but what’s even more impressive is that they didn’t concede a single goal all season. They outscored their opponents 79-0. The roster is composed of 20 girls from grades six through nine. Fourteen of them scored goals this season. They finished the season with a record of 12-0-0 and were the TCIS champions for JV soccer. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA advances to championship

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s softball team has advanced to the TCIS championship game with a win over Cape Henry Collegiate Wednesday. NSA will face Greenbrier Christian Academy at home for the TCIS tournament championship. NSA has defeated its first two opponents in the championship by a combined 40-1 score. The Lady Saints defeated Cape Henry 17-1 in the semifinal. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints take tournament opener

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s softball team dominated Hampton Roads Academy 23-0 Tuesday, winning their quarterfinal Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools tournament match up. Reese Byrd had pitching duties and allowed just one hit but not a single run. Addy Greene went 4-5 with three runs and three RBIs. Madi Currin went 4-4 with four runs and four RBIs. Five different Lady Saints scored at least three runs. NSA was the No. 1 seeding heading into the tournament. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA project growing on staff and students

    Alex Perry, The Suffolk News-Herald
    A Suffolk entrepreneur recently provided a tool for conservation lessons at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. NSA students are learning more about conservation with a hydroponic garden at their main campus on Pruden Boulevard. The garden was donated by Thomas Vandiver, the president of Neighborhood Harvest in Suffolk. It represents the culmination of conservation studies for NSA fifth graders. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Nansemond-Suffolk has top softball seed

    Jami Frankenberry, The Virginian-Pilot
    Nansemond-Suffolk, after cruising to an 8-0 league record, has the top seed in the Tidewater Conference softball tournament.
    Quarterfinals begin Tuesday.

    The Saints took the top seed after knocking off Greenbrier Christian - winner of eight straight VISAA state titles - 10-0 on April 26. The Gators have the No. 2 seed after finishing 7-1 in the conference. To continue reading the article in the Virginian-Pilot, please click here.
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  • Goodman remains positive

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Dani Goodman was voted Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week after going 2-3 with a triple, two runs and three RBIs for the Lady Saints in a win over Greenbrier Christian Academy.

    Goodman is a junior outfielder for the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team. She is one of the many productive pieces for the winning machine that is the NSA softball team. Last week, they defeated GCA to claim the No. 1 spot in the VISAA Division II poll. GCA had previously been No. 1, while NSA was No. 2. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints finish strong

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s boys’ lacrosse team defeated Christchurch School Friday evening to end the regular season. The Saints wrapped up a solid week, going 2-0 against two teams ranked within the top 10 of the VISAA D-II poll. Friday, they defeated Christchurch 10-7. With that victory, the Saints finish the regular season with a 9-4 record.

    NSA recognized five seniors at home Friday. Saints coach T.W. Johnson is grateful for the way his senior class has played so far this season. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA on to postseason

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy's softball team defeated Isle of Wight Academy 3-2 Wednesday and is now ready for postseason play. It was a close one for the away-from-home Lady Saints, but they were able to close the game with a 3-2 win. That win finishes NSA out with a 16-2 record in the regular season.

    IWA started off the game with a 2-0 lead. NSA didn’t get on the scoreboard until the fifth inning, where they rattled off three runs to give them the lead. Delaney Taylor’s home run drove in two runs to help secure the win for the Lady Saints. That is Taylor’s second home run of the year. Emerson Puzey was tasked with pitching duties, and she struck out six batters. She is now 8-2 on the year. Addy Greene went 3-4 with one run. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints get senior day win

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond Suffolk-Academy’s baseball team defeated Portsmouth Christian High School last Saturday to record a win for its last home game of the season. Four NSA pitchers all played a part in the 5-0 no-hitter. Nic Psimas got the win at pitcher for the Saints. In the three innings he pitched, he didn’t allow a run or a hit. Two NSA seniors, James Mullin and Mitchell Williams, were honored before the game last Saturday. Mullin finished the game going 1-1 from the plate and pitching two innings with no hits or runs allowed. Williams had an RBI on the afternoon. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Dani Goodman '18 nominated for Player of the Week

    Dani Goodman, who is a member of the Varsity Softball Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive - Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Dani by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with her name and the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.
     
       
    Dani went 2-3 with two runs, three RBIs and a triple in a win against Greenbrier Christian Academy. NSA is now 16-2. Great job, Dani!
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  • Lady Saints dominate GCA

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk-News Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team shut out Greenbrier Christian Academy on the road Thursday afternoon.

    The Lady Saints put up an impressive performance Thursday with the 10-0 victory. After three innings of no scores from either team, the Lady Saints busted open the game. They put up five runs in two innings to take a 10-0 lead and win the game. In the fifth inning, Gabby Infranco and Addy Greene both hit home runs. Dani Goodman had a three-run triple to help start the Lady Saints scoring. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Softball: Hot bats have Nansemond-Suffolk off to great start

    Larry Rubama, The Virginian-Pilot
    Nansemond-Suffolk coach Brittany Thornburg expected the Saints to be pretty good offensively this season.

    But outscoring opponents 200-37 good? That’s what the Saints have done this season. In their last six games, they’ve outscored opponents 94-2, including a 37-0 win over Bishop Sullivan.

    “I certainly had high expectations,” Thornburg said. “And the girls have risen to those and are still continuing to climb.” Please click here to continue reading the article in the Virginian-Pilot.
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  • Taylor signs with Guilford

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy senior Delaney Taylor officially signed her National Letter of Intent on Friday to play softball for Guilford College. Taylor has been committed to the Guilford program for about a year. When Taylor visited the campus for the first time, she immediately felt like it was home. After talking to the coach, she felt like it was the right move to make. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Claxton named Rookie of the Year

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy alumnus Dominick Claxton was named USA South Rookie of the Year. Dominick Claxton, a freshman outfielder for Ferrum College, recently won the rookie of the year award in the conference. Not only was he the Rookie of the Year, but also he was named second team All-Conference.

    Claxton is the third Panther ever to receive Rookie of the Year honors. He is currently enjoying a season in which he had 21 stolen bases with a batting average of .310. So far this season, he has 36 hits and 31 runs, which are among the top 12 in the conference. In conference play, he was tied for first place for 22 runs. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Eli Dowd '18 nominated for Player of the Week

    Eli Dowd '18, who is a member of the Varsity Boys' Lacrosse Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Eli by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with his name and the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.
     
    Eli scored five goals in the Saints’ 13-11 win against Covenant School. Great job, Eli!
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  • Lady Saints continue to roll

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s softball team went 2-0 for the week after it defeated Norfolk Christian Wednesday afternoon. The Lady Saints have now improved to 12-2, as they got their win Wednesday against Norfolk Christian. Pitcher Reese Byrd had 10 strikeouts but did give up a home run. NSA won back-to-back games, as they beat Peninsula Catholic on Tuesday at home. Madi Currin and Gabby Infranco had two RBIs each.

    In the recent VISAA Division II softball polls, NSA remained at No. 2, right behind fellow Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools opponent Greenbrier Christian. NSA will face Norfolk Academy on the road at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
     
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  • Saints defeat Norfolk Christian

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy defeated Norfolk Christian Wednesday 8-1 in a Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools matchup. NSA has won six games in a row. Their record is now 10-3 as the Saints continue to impress this season. Nic Psimas got the win at pitcher for the Saints.

    “I think we have been well,” Psimas said of his team’s recent play. “Everyone expected us to win five games and we’ve already done much better than that. Every game, we are doing what we need to do. Even in our losses, the games have been close.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
     
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  • Saints rally past Covenant

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s lacrosse team defeated Covenant School at home Thursday afternoon.

    NSA and Covenant are among the top 10 lacrosse teams, according to the VISAA Division II rankings. While NSA was ranked sixth, Covenant was actually ranked higher at third. But the tight game saw the Saints come out as victors. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints win back-to-back

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ soccer team got its second win of the week after a victory over Norfolk Christian Wednesday. After losing two games last week against some tough opponents, NSA came back this week with two wins. The girls picked up a 4-1 win over Peninsula Catholic High School at home on Tuesday. Then, they defeated Norfolk Christian 4-2 on Wednesday with four different Lady Saints scoring goals. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints sixth in VISAA poll

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s lacrosse team is No. 6 in the recent state poll. The Saints are 5-2 after defeating Norfolk Christian School 14-3 at home on Monday. NSA’s domination allowed the team to get many players involved in the win. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA joins the Hybrid Learning Consortium

    HYBRID LEARNING CONSORTIUM INFORMATION SESSION
    Wednesday, April 19  |  6:00 p.m.
    Nancy Russell Auditorium, Main Campus  

    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy has joined the Hybrid Learning Consortium (HLC), founded and directed by the Barstow School. The HLC is a collective of independent schools from around the world that develops high quality, rigorous, online courses for Upper School students. The courses are taught by faculty members from participating schools who are experts in their field. Next year, Upper School students will have access to a variety of courses to further explore their passions and to build global connections, all while using innovative technology that they will use again in college and in the workplace.
     
    To learn more about the HLC, please join us for an information session with Sarah Hofstra, who is the founding director of the Hybrid Learning Consortium. All parents are invited, and parents of students in grades 8 through 11 are strongly encouraged to attend. We hope to see you there!
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  • Puzey does it all

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Emerson Puzey was voted Duke Automotive Player of the Week after going 3-3 with three RBIs in an NSA win over John A. Holmes High School. She also had nine strikeouts that game as a pitcher.

    Puzey is a junior softball player at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, and a very good one. Her team is currently 10-2 and is ranked No. 2 in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association’s Division II poll. Puzey is a big part of the team’s success, and because of the team’s versatility, she’s amazed at how well they’ve done so far. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints improve to 8-3

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s baseball team is now 8-3 after a 2-0 win over Southampton Academy at home Friday.Southampton is considered amongst the best teams in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association’s Division III level. This was NSA’s fourth win in a row and the third of the week.

    James Mullin got the win at pitcher. Mullin also had a RBI in the first inning. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Chesapeake Eagle Scout's project helps lift spirits of terminally ill children

    Kathy Van Mullekom, The Virginian-Pilot
    Austin Gies enjoys chemistry, thermodynamics and physics – topics that will help him become an engineer after college. But for now, Austin, a junior at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, has channeled that curiosity into an Eagle Scout service project involving patients at Edmarc Hospice for Children in Portsmouth.
    “I wanted them to experience the jovial feeling I always have when I am in science class,” said Austin, a member of Troop 212, which meets in Western Branch.

    In 2014, Austin saw firsthand how seriously ill children can feel isolated and cut off from everyday life when he had appendicitis that kept him hospitalized for nine days at the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. While recuperating on the floor with children who had cancer, he met a 10-year-old who had lived only two weeks of his life outside a hospital.
     
    “Because of them, I never felt pity for myself, and I kept my condition in perspective,” he said. “They truly inspired me because those children are probably ... the strongest and bravest people I have ever met. To continue reading the article in the Virginian-Pilot, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints improve to 9-2

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy's softball team defeated Southampton Academy 7-4 Wednesday afternoon. The Lady Saints have now won their third game in a row and their ninth for the year. Emerson Puzey got the win at pitcher for the Lady Saints. NSA will have its Pink Game against Peninsula Catholic at 4:30 p.m. April 11. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA wins third in a row

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s baseball team won its third game in a row after defeating Bishop Sullivan Catholic School Thursday afternoon. The Saints are now 2-0 in TCIS play after their victory Wednesday at home. Spencer Salmon got the win at pitcher. NSA is now 7-3 on the year.

    NSA: D.J. Minor was 3-3 with 2 RBI, Mitchell Williams was 3-4 with 4 RBI, Jacob Smith was 2-3.
     
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  • Lady Saints No. 2 in VISAA poll

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s softball team got its eighth win of the season Monday afternoon and is currently ranked No. 2 in VISAA Division II poll. The Lady Saints dominated Norfolk Collegiate Monday afternoon by the score of 14-1. It was their first game of conference play. Emerson Puzey pitched a shutout in the first three innings. Delaney Taylor added a home run, two triples and two runs batted in for the Lady Saints. NSA’s win put them at 8-2 on the season. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • DAR contest winners named

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    Each year at the beginning of school, the Daughters of the American Revolution promote two American history essay contests. One is for grades 9-12 about Christopher Columbus. Since it was the 100th anniversary for the national parks, that was the topic chosen for grades 6-8.

    This year, the Constantia Chapter of the DAR in Suffolk and Franklin received 39 essays. Judges chose one winner from each grade level. The winners were awarded certificates from the Constantia Chapter. This year, participation certificates were also given. The American History Essay Contest Winner for 2016-2017 for the Christopher Columbus Essay is Mia Williams, a junior at Lakeland High School. The American History Essay Contest winners for the National Parks essay are Luke Renninger, a sixth-grader at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy; Sophia Bourcier, a fifth-grader at Elephant’s Fork Elementary School; and Jacob Andrew Kmieciak, an eighth-grader at King’s Fork Middle School.
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  • Emerson Puzey '18 nominated for Player of the Week

    Emerson Puzey '18, who is a member of the Varsity Softball Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Emerson by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with her name and the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.

    Emerson went 3-3 and had three RBIs in a win against John A. Holmes High School. She pitched the game and also had nine strikeouts. Great job, Emerson! 
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  • Herrod wows on soccer field

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Abby Herrod was voted Duke Automotive player of the week after leading her team to a 2-0 week, scoring six goals and assisting on six others. Herrod, a junior soccer player at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, is currently playing so well that her opponents even tell her how she good she is. She razzle and dazzles on soccer field, constantly giving her team the best chance to win. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
     
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  • Lady Saints grab win over Kenston Forest

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s softball team defeated Kenston Forest Academy in a double-header Wednesday afternoon. NSA went on the road to complete a game that was called due to lighting on March 18. They picked up that game in the fifth inning, and NSA came out with an 8-7 win. They followed up with another five-inning game, which the Lady Saints won 4-3 on a walk-off double by Addy Greene. With the win, the Lady Saints move to 7-2 on the year, but Lady Saints coach Brittany Thornburg believes there is still room to get better. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA baseball gets fifth win

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s baseball team is 5-3 after beating Atlantic Shores Christian School 10-6 on the road Tuesday. NSA has won four of its last five games. After starting the season with an intense schedule, the Saints have started to gain a rhythm. “We have been making improvements each game,” coach David Mitchell said. “I think the early schedule helped prepare our guys, and it has shown the last few games.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA blows past Atlantic Shores

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ soccer team defeated Atlantic Shores Christian School 6-0 at home on Tuesday. NSA picked up its fourth win of the season and its third consecutive shutout. Abby Herrod led the Lady Saints once again with another hat trick, the junior’s fourth in a row. She has scored 12 goals and assisted on seven in a four-game span. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA lacrosse makes progress

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ lacrosse team has started its season strong after a slow season last year. The team finished 4-11 last year after a multitude of setbacks, including significant injuries and illnesses. But four years ago, the Saints were in the state championship, and the year after they were in the semifinal game. Coach T.W Johnson is excited about getting the team back to that level of play. Right now, NSA is 3-1, and their only loss came on a last-second goal. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Abby Herrod '18 nominated for Player of the Week

    Abby Herrod '18, who is a member of the Varsity Girls' Soccer Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Abby by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with her name and the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.

    Abby scored six goals and totaled six assists helping the Lady Saints soccer team to a 2-0 week in which both games were shutouts. Great job, Abby!
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  • NSA defeats Southampton

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s softball team shut out Southampton High School Thursday afternoon at home. After a loss on the road against Windsor High School on Tuesday, NSA bounced back nicely with Thursday’s win. The Lady Saints pulled off a 10-0 victory in six innings. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA shuts out Northampton

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ soccer team defeated Northampton High School 10-0 on Thursday at home. The Lady Saints have won three games in a row. Abby Herrod notched her third consecutive hat trick and assisted on three more goals. Seven different Lady Saints scored goals. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA girls' soccer shuts out Windsor

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ soccer team got a big 9-0 win against Windsor High School Tuesday night on the road. Abby Herrod scored three goals against Windsor to push NSA to a 2-1 record on the season. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints make All-State teams

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s Kelly Hogan and Lindsay Knierbein have been selected to the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association’s All-State team. NSA’s girls’ basketball team enjoyed a solid season this year, finishing the regular season as the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools champs and earning an automatic berth in the state tournament. With another successful season, accolades continue to pour in for the Lady Saints. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints win three straight

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s baseball team got its third win in a row after a 17-6 victory over Windsor Tuesday evening. The Saints are now 4-2 after starting the season off 1-2. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA lacrosse improves to 2-0

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s boys’ lacrosse team went to 2-0 on the season after a 15-5 win over Norfolk Collegiate Tuesday afternoon. Senior Chris Cogswell led NSA with five goals, and Miles Birdsong followed with four goals. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Suffolk native with skill to throw

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Raquel Vazquez, a second-grade student at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, has enjoyed a strong AAU indoor track season for the Virginia Trailblazers.

    Raquel is a Suffolk native who currently competes for the Virginia Trailblazers, a non-profit track AAU team. With the indoor season just wrapping up and outdoor starting, Raquel is going into the outdoor season with some momentum. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints defeat Steward School

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ soccer team took on Steward School at home Friday and got a 3-1 win. The win puts them at 1-1 on the season.

    It was an impressive victory for NSA, considering the full team has been together on the field for only about a week. Some of the players on the team were a part of the state tournament in girls’ basketball and have just now joined the team. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA bests Hargrave

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s baseball team improved to 3-2 after an impressive win on the road over Hargrave Military Academy Friday afternoon. The Saints won 11-5, with four players having two hits each. The Saints faced yet another college committed opposing pitcher, the sixth in their last five games. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA picks up first win

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s boys’ lacrosse team picked up its first win of the season in the home opener against Steward School Friday evening. The Saints won 13-7 and will play Norfolk Collegiate at home at 6 p.m. Tuesday. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA too much for HRA

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s softball team picked up its first win of the season after a 20-2 victory over Hampton Roads Academy Thursday afternoon. Pitcher Reese Byrd got the win for the Lady Saints. Please click here to continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald.
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  • NSA anticipates strong season

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s softball season will be starting on Tuesday, and the Lady Saints are looking forward to building on a strong season from last year. After last year’s season, when they finished second in Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools and the runner-up in the TCIS tournament, the Lady Saints are looking to build on that. NSA also was a game out of the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association’s Division II state championship, losing in the semifinals last year. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Upper School Instructor Named Top Teacher

    Having transitioned from a chemist to teaching chemistry classes at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, Elyse Vaughan lives for the magical "aha" moments of learning.

    Elyse Vaughan didn’t start out to be a teacher. She was working as a chemist at the Union Camp International Paper Company mill in Franklin when the plant shut down. She and her family moved to Alabama for a few years, then had an opportunity to return to Coastal Virginia. 

    “I’ve been a chemist since I graduated from college,” she says. She worked in the industry for about a decade, then had her first daughter. Vaughan stayed at home with her, then had her second daughter. “Long story short, I was out of the industry for about 11 years,” she says. The last two years of that time, both children attended Chittum Elementary School in Chesapeake. One of the girls’ teachers approached Vaughan about doing some science labs, knowing that she had been a chemist. 
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  • NSA swims strong at states

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy swim coach Lauren Keating recently experienced her first state meet as a coach, and it was growing experience for her and her team.

    NSA’s swim season is over after participating in the state meet Feb. 20. Keating said she barely slept the first night of the meet because of how excited she was for her swimmers. Keating, a 23-year-old first-year coach, was once a swimmer in state meets as well, and she remembers how exciting the moment can be. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Kaylah Brown '18 nominated for Player of the Week

    Kaylah Brown '18, who is a member of the Varsity Girls' Basketball Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Kaylah by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with her name and the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.

    Kaylah scored 18 and 16 points, respectively, for the Lady Saints in wins over Norfolk Academy and Cape Henry, helping her team to reach the TCIS conference championship game. Great job, Kaylah!


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  • Psimas' versatility sets him apart

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s Nic Psimas was voted Duke Automotive player of the week after qualifying for each of his individual events in the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools swim meet. Psimas is a sophomore at NSA and has enjoyed an excellent swim season for the Saints. He qualified for states in every individual event in which he competed during the season. He also was a part of a relay team that qualified for states. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
     
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  • 'Shrek" rehearses for April opening

    Tracy Agnew, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Months of rehearsals for a community musical will culminate this spring in the lovable tale of a green ogre and how he finds true love. The “Shrek” stories most people are familiar with through film will find new life on the stage of the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts in April. Renee Perry Mitchell, whose studio RPM Dance is partnering with the center on the production, said she was drawn to the show because of its message, its large cast and its accessibility. 

    Suffolk resident Timothy Wright, a student at Tidewater Community College, will play Shrek. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy sophomore Ryan Horton will play Fiona, and Old Dominion University junior Justin Jones will play Donkey. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
     
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  • NSA advances to championship

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Lady Saints defeated Cape Henry 57-47 Thursday evening, advancing them to the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools tournament championship Saturday at Hampton Roads Academy at 4 p.m. NSA will play Norfolk Christian in the title game after defeating Cape Henry in the semifinals. The Lady Saints got the win behind a big performance from Lindsay Knierbein, who had 16 points and 15 rebounds to lead the way for NSA. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Nic Psimas '19 nominated for Player of the Week

    Nic Psimas '19, who is a member of the Varsity Swimming Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Nic by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with his name and the subject Player of the Week to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.

    Nic qualified for all his individual events in the state meet for NSA, though he is only allowed to compete in two events. He qualified for states in the 200IM last week in the TCIS swim meet. Great job, Nic!

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  • NSA ends regular season with win

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s boys’ basketball team defeated Hampton Roads Academy 67-65 on Tuesday to close out the regular season.

    NSA went on the road to face HRA in the final regular season matchup in Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools play. The Saints’ win was their third in a row. With the win, NSA finishes with a 12-10 record overall and a TCIS record of 4-5. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA swimmers gear up for state meet

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy and first-year swim coach Lauren Keating will have nine swimmers competing in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association’s state meet this weekend.

    Swimming season is coming to close, but NSA has one last push to make. The Saints are coming out of a Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools meet in which they competed well. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Hogan takes senior season by storm

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Kelly Hogan was voted Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week after scoring 14 points and grabbing 15 rebounds over top-ranked TCIS opponent last week Norfolk Christian. Hogan is a senior at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy and has been having a great senior season so far.

    After the team lost two All-State players from last year, Hogan was expected to step up. The potential for growth was there, as Hogan was named to the second-team all-TCIS team last year, and she has done a good job of showing some growth this year. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA takes down Cape Henry

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ basketball team is now the No. 1 team in the conference play within the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools after defeating Cape Henry at home Friday evening. The Lady Saints defeated Cape Henry 45-38. The top team in the conference was previously Cape Henry. This is the second win in the last two weeks where the Lady Saints defeated the current leader in the conference.

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  • Art students exhibit at gallery

    Tracy Agnew, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Imagine being named the best at something the first time you’ve done it. That was the situation in which Sarah Rhodes, a King’s Fork High School student, found herself on Thursday during the opening reception for the Exhibit of Excellence, the Suffolk Art League’s annual juried exhibition of artwork by Suffolk’s high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Rhodes won best in show for her embroidery piece titled “Angela.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints win big

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ basketball team defeated Norfolk Academy 52-29 Tuesday night at home. The win was NSA’s ninth on the year and prepares them for their matchup against Cape Henry Friday. Kelly Hogan led the way with 19 points and 11 rebounds.

    After the first quarter of play, NSA had a 20-11 lead. NSA held Norfolk to fewer than 10 points in each of the remaining three quarters. Defensively, the Lady Saints combined for 13 steals, with Lindsay Knierbein and Kaylah Brown having five steals apiece. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Show the Love Week

    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy's Teacher Appreciation Week is almost here! Please join Saints Spirit in celebrating our teachers during "Show the Love Week," February 13 –17.


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  • Two Suffolk seniors ink future

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Lakeland High School’s Riley Richardson and Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s KeShaun Moore inked their futures on National Signing Day Wednesday. Richardson, Lakeland’s senior offensive lineman, will attend Bridgewater College in the fall. Moore will attend James Madison University.

    Moore finished his career at NSA with a great deal of individual and team success. He was a part of a state championship team his junior season. In his junior and senior seasons, he was an All-State player and won the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools player of the year this year. Moore was committed to JMU before his senior season even started. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Kelly Hogan '17 Nominated for Player of the Week

    Kelly Hogan has been nominated again this week for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Kelly by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with her name and the subject “Player of the Week” to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.
     
    Kelly had 14 points and grabbed 15 boards in a Lady Saints win over top-ranked TCIS conference opponent Norfolk Christian last Thursday. Great job, Kelly!
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  • Lady Saints get huge win

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ basketball team got a huge win on the road Thursday night against Norfolk Christian. The Lady Saints were able to get a 60-51 victory. By all measures, the win came as an upset for Norfolk Christian, as they were the current leaders in the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools and also considered among the best girls’ basketball teams in Hampton Roads. In the first meeting, NSA lost 48-42, which created a possibility for another close battle when the two teams met Thursday night. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Winter Fan Night and Sophomore Class Spaghetti Dinner

    Friday, February 3  |  4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


    Saints Spirit invites you to spend a fun night at NSA! Wear your blue and gold and cheer on the JJV Boys', Varsity Girls' and Boys' Basketball Teams as they take on Cape Henry Collegiate in The Thomas W. Johnson Gymnasium in the Beazley Center at the Main Campus. There will be fun activities for the entire family! 
     
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  • Kelly Hogan '17 Nominated for Player of the Week

    Kelly Hogan '17, who is a member of the Varsity Girls' Basketball Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week. Please vote for Kelly by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with her name and the subject “Player of the Week” to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.

    Kelly helped the Lady Saints basketball team to a 2-1 week. NSA had wins over Norfolk Collegiate and Bishop Sullivan. In those wins, Kelly had 23 points and 15 rebounds against Bishop Sullivan and 31 points and 14 rebounds over Norfolk Collegiate. Great job, Kelly!
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  • Lady Saints defeat Bishop Sullivan

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ basketball team defeated Bishop Sullivan Thursday night on the road in the Lady Saints’ fifth win in a row.

    NSA won 66-49 to take home their fifth win in a row. Kelly Hogan led the way again for the Lady Saints, with 23 points and 15 rebounds. Hogan is currently averaging 14 points for the Lady Saints, which puts her within the top five scorers in TCIS play. Kaylah Brown added 14 points. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA girls beat Norfolk Collegiate

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s Lady Saints defeated Norfolk Collegiate 51-41 on Tuesday, giving NSA its fourth win in a row and its sixth win of the year. NSA got its win behind Kelly Hogan’s 31 points and 14 rebounds on 65 percent shooting. The Lady Saints were up 11-9 after the first quarter of play, but a strong second and third quarter propelled NSA to the win. In those two quarters combined, the Lady Saints put up 32 points to Norfolk Collegiate’s eight. In the fourth quarter, Norfolk Collegiate made an impressive run, pouring in 24 points and limiting NSA to only eight. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Rascoe named show chairman

    A North Carolina artist is the honorary chairman this year for Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s annual Art Show and Sale. Fen Rascoe, of Windsor, N.C., will be featured at the show that also includes more than 175 artists. The show, in its 31st year, raises funds for arts programs at the school.

    Rascoe is an oil painter who got back into art about seven years ago. “As a kid, I found myself always drawing,” he said. “That moved all the way into high school, when I was able to start taking some art classes.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Knierbein embraces leadership role

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s Lindsay Knierbein was named the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald player of the week after she scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in an overtime win against First Colonial. She also had the game-winning steal to seal the game.

    Lindsay Knierbein is a senior at NSA and is a member of both the volleyball and basketball teams. The senior is currently in basketball season, where the Lady Saints are 5-5. Knierbein helped NSA to what is possibly their toughest win of the season. The Lady Saints were at home in a back-and-forth battle against First Colonial High School on Jan. 4. NSA won the game in overtime by a score of 54-51. Knierbein had 18 points for the game to go along with 11 rebounds, but it wasn’t the double-double that was impressive. It was the game-clinching steal Knierbein had with the score at 52-51 that led to her making the game-sealing free throws. To continue reading the article in the Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints win big

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ basketball team went on the road Friday evening and got a 63-12 win over Steward School.

    The Lady Saints are on a three-game winning streak. NSA’s performance was impressive on many counts. Due to the snow storm last week, the Lady Saints had a game canceled, and while school was out, they couldn’t practice either. In a limited week, the Lady Saints were able to secure a big win.

    “We came out well and defensively we did a good job getting in the passing lanes,” Lady Saints coach Kim Aston said. “We did a good job creating turnovers, and offensively we came out shooting the ball extremely well.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA swimming places first and third

    Tracy Agnew, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy competed in a swim meet against Cape Henry and Greenbrier Christian Academy Friday afternoon. The girls’ team placed first out of the three teams, with the boys’ team placing third. This was the first meet for NSA in more than a month. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • 31st Annual Art Show and Sale


    Demonstrate your support for the Arts Program at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy by becoming a sponsor or volunteer or by attending the NSA Art Show and Sale!


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  • NSA swimming well under first-year coach

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Lauren Keating, in her first year as Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s head swimming coach, wants to lead the team to success. Keating is a Suffolk native and a recent graduate of Virginia Tech and is in her first year of being a head coach. The team has only taken part in two swim meets, but Keating feels her team has gotten off to a good start this year. The team consists of a solid boys’ team that meshes well with a rising girls’ team. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA Closed Wednesday, January 11

    NSA will be closed Wednesday, January 11, due to the continued unsafe driving conditions, particularly on the secondary roads, in parts of Suffolk and the surrounding areas. All after-school activities, meetings and athletic events have been canceled. Please stay safe, and drive carefully!
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  • Lindsay Knierbein '17 Nominated for Player of the Week

    Lindsay Knierbein '17, who is a member of the Varsity Girls' Basketball Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week. Please vote for Lindsay by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with her name and the subject “Player of the Week” to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.

    Lindsay scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in an overtime win against First Colonial. She also had a steal that led to game-winning free throws to give the Lady Saints a 54-51 win. She also had nine points in a win against HRA on Tuesday. Great job, Lindsay! 
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  • NSA Closed Tuesday, January 10

    The road conditions, particularly on the secondary roads, in parts of Suffolk and the surrounding areas remain icy and temperatures are expected to remain below freezing. Therefore, NSA will be closed again tomorrowTuesday, January 10. All after-school activities and athletic events have been canceled. As always, the safety of our families is our main priority. Please stay safe, and drive carefully!
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  • NSA Closed Monday, January 9

    Due to the condition of the secondary roads in parts of Suffolk and the surrounding areas, NSA will be closed Monday, January 9, 2017. All after-school activities and athletic events have been canceled. Please stay safe, and drive carefully!
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  • After-School and Weekend Activities Canceled

    Due to the inclement weather expected in Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina, all after-school games, practices and activities are canceled. Extended Care and Beyond the Bell will remain open until the last child is picked up. Activity buses will not operate this afternoon, so please make arrangements to pick-up your child from Extended Care or Beyond the Bell. Students who regularly ride the bus will depart at their usual times. If your child will ride home with another family, please contact your child’s division office with that information. All students are encouraged to leave campus when dismissed.
     
    This weekend, all games, athletic practices and other school activities have been canceled as well.The safety of our families is our main priority, so please travel safely if you must go out!
     
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  • Lady Saints grab OT win

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ basketball team won an overtime thriller against First Colonial High School on Wednesday. The Lady Saints were playing the second game of a back-to-back, two-night effort. After securing a win against Hampton Roads Academy on Tuesday, they picked up a 54-51 win at home Wednesday.

    In the first quarter, both teams kept pace with each other, with the score tied at nine after one quarter of play. NSA had the advantage the second quarter, outscoring First Colonial 15-6. The Lady Saints went into halftime with a 24-15 lead. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.

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  • Saints teams beat HRA

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    Both Nansemond-Suffolk Academy basketball teams picked up wins against Hampton Roads Academy on Tuesday. The win puts the boys team at 5-5 for the season. They were led by D.J. White, who had 11 points. Allen Strothers followed White with 10 points. Two Saints scored nine points. The Lady Saints were led to victory by Kelly Hogan, who had 14 points and 17 rebounds. Logan Harrell also added 14 points. The team shot 42 percent from the field and 38 percent from three-point line.
     
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  • Saints where they want to be

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ basketball team sits at an even 4-4 heading into the Christmas break. There is room for improvement, but they like where they are right now. NSA has had its fair share of ups and downs during this first quarter of the season. After starting off the season 1-3 the Saints now sit at 4-4. They went on a three-game winning streak, but it was snapped by Churchland High School Tuesday in a 10-point loss.

    Against Churchland, the Truckers made a run in the first half, but the Saints were able to fight back and tie the game up at the half. Saints coach Lamont Strothers felt the team played aggressively, but NSA was out-rebounded, which ultimately led to the loss. For the whole game, the Truckers out-rebounded the Saints by 22, with 14 of them being offensive rebounds. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Hogan recognized for student achievement

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s Kelly Hogan was recently named a finalist for the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame student-athlete achievement award. The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum held its 12th annual Student-Athlete Achievement Awards Banquet on Dec. 4. The event was put together to honor some of Virginia's great student-athletes.

    Of the finalists selected, Hogan, a senior, was the only Suffolk representative. Students are nominated by their coaches and administrators at the high school level. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Moore stands out for size, leadership at Nansemond-Suffolk

    Ricky Lindsay, The Virginian-Pilot
    At 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, Keshaun Moore stands out for obvious reasons. The senior linebacker/fullback was the largest player on Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s roster.
    “He is a man amongst boys, especially at our level,” Nansemond-Suffolk coach Mike Biehl said. Moore’s size was one of the first things that stood out to the first-year coach this past season. But Biehl quickly noticed something else about his star.
     
    After graduating 17 players from a team that won the 2015 VISAA Division III state title, Nansemond-Suffolk was filled with youth. Biehl estimated 11 of his 26 players were freshmen, with only five seniors on the roster. The Saints longed for leadership. And Moore provided just that by taking young players under his wing. To continue reading the article in The Virginian-Pilot, please click here.
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  • Players of the Year demonstrate excellence

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Lakeland High School’s Damontra Milteer and Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s Livi Bono demonstrated individual success and contributed to team success this year, helping make them this year’s male and female Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Fall Players of the Year.

    Not only are Bono and Milteer premier athletes in the Suffolk area, but also they strive to be great students as well. It is important to both athletes to perform well in their sports and in the classroom too. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints strive to improve

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy basketball is ready to roll in the second season under coach Lamont Strothers. After finishing with an 8-13 record last year, in his first year as head coach, Strothers is excited for the start of the season. This team will be without four seniors who were all a part of the rotation for the Saints last year. Strothers has five players coming into the program this year, four of which are eighth-graders.

    “We will be a young team at the guard position,” Strothers said. “I’m anxious to see how we are going to do this year. We played well during the summer and the fall. We’ve been practicing hard and had two good scrimmages. The kids are seasoned, but they are young. It’s all about how we make adjustments to keep them improving.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Seven Saints honored

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy football program had seven players honored with TCIS all-conference awards, including Keshaun Moore, who won the Player of the Year honor. The Saints football team finished the season with a 4-6 record under first-year coach Mike Biehl.

    On offense, NSA had three players named to the TCIS first team. Senior Edwards Morgan was named to the first team on the offensive line. Senior Shuan Faulk was named first team running back after rushing for more than 1,000 yards in his first year of playing high school football. Ehron Knight made the first-team offense at receiver. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Farm Day gives Suffolk second-graders a chance to play in the dirt while learning

    James Thomas Jr., The Virginian-Pilot
    Suffolk students recently got to do things that grown-ups often tell them not to do: play in the dirt, handle bugs and eat sweets before meals. And they even got credit for it.

    Second-graders from Suffolk’s 11 public elementary schools and Nansemond-Suffolk Academy went on field trips Nov. 16 and 17 to the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC) on Hare Road where they attended the center’s annual Farm Day event. To continue reading the article in the Virginian-Pilot, please click here.
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  • Christiansen honored

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Paige Christiansen was the lone representative of the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy field hockey program on the all-state team. Christiansen, who was the only senior on the team this year, received second-team honors.

    “She had a phenomenal season,” Lady Saints coach Ashley Skinner said. “She’s such a leader on the field, and it’s been a pleasure coaching her the last five years. She has such a great work ethic and sets the pace for her teammates in practice and games.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Triathlete supports clinic

    Tracy Agnew, The Suffolk News-Herald
    A couple of people in Western Tidewater are walking around healthier today, thanks to Stephen Menefee, and he hopes one day to increase the number of people healthier because of him exponentially.

    The 2009 Nansemond-Suffolk Academy graduate trained for a triathlon earlier this year and in the process raised about $2,000 for the Western Tidewater Free Clinic.
    “I believe this race changed me,” Menefee said. “It put the hardships of the race in perspective by making me think about all of the people facing real hardships in life.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA's tennis duo earn all-state honors

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The NSA tennis team finished in the top four in the state this year, with Elvie Sellers and Allison Gottlieb earning all-state honors. Sellers and Gottlieb are happy to have finished their careers with those honors. For Sellers, this is her fourth all-state selection.

    “My senior season was a blast,” Gottlieb said. “We came out as one of the top four teams in the state for the third year in a row. The girls are my best friends on and off the court, so regardless of winning or losing, we were always laughing and enjoying the most of our last season together.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA's Wright inspired by success

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s Nicole Wright was voted Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week after having 33 assists and 10 digs in a state semifinal match against Peninsula Catholic. Wright is a senior volleyball player for NSA. The Lady Saints wrapped up their season last week as they finished as runners-up in the VISAA Division II state championship. In the semifinals, the players played in what they crowned as their best game of the season. They defeated Peninsula Catholic 3-0.

    “I believe we played our best game of the season,” Wright said. “Everyone was excited for every point we played. Just to have gotten as far as we did in the state tournament was exciting.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Students leave their mark

    Sterling Giles, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Art students and teachers from the Lakeland, King’s Fork ad Nansemond River high schools and Nansemond-Suffolk Academy took a break from their normal schedules and participated in a unique workshop hosted by the Suffolk Art League on Thursday.
    The workshop, which took place at King’s Fork High, introduced works by French painter and sculptor Edgar Degas.

    “I wanted to bring something different from him,” said Donna Drozda, a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts statewide educator. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints runners-up at states

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy volleyball team finished as runners-up in the VISAA Division II state championship on Saturday, having been defeated by Middleburg Academy. After playing what the Lady Saints described as their best game in the semifinals last Friday, they lost the state championship game 3-1 at Richard Bland College. After a shaky first set, the Lady Saints played much better in the second but only won the third set. In the fourth set, it was tied 23-23 before a couple of errors by the Lady Saints ended the game.

    “It came down to errors, and we made too many,” Lady Saints coach Robyn Ross said. “On Friday we were near perfect, and on Saturday we didn’t have the leeway to make errors as we could have in previous games.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
     
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  • Nicole Wright '17 nominated for Player of the Week

    Nicole Wright '17, who is a member of the Varsity Volleyball Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week. Please vote for Nicole by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with her name and the subject “Player of the Week” to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.

    Nicole had 33 assists and 10 digs for the Lady Saints in a win against Peninsula Catholic. The win helped propel the Lady Saints into the VISAA Division II state championship. Congratulations, Nicole!

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  • NSA JV team goes undefeated

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Going undefeated at any level of competition is challenging and an accomplishment for those who achieve it. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s junior varsity volleyball program was able to accomplish the feat this season. Both the varsity and JV teams have been very successful building a winning culture for NSA volleyball. 

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  • Sellers strives in senior year

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Elvie Sellers was voted Duke Automotive player of the week after winning both her singles and doubles tennis matches for the Lady Saints last week. In those two days, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy went 2-0. Congratulations, Elvie!

    Sellers is a senior at NSA. She is the No. 1 singles player for the team, and she is one-half of the top doubles team for the Lady Saints. The NSA tennis team is currently on its way to states, where Sellers will be competing. To continue reading the article in the Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
     
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  • Elvie Sellers '17 nominated for Player of the Week

    Elvie Sellers '17, who is a member of the Varsity Tennis Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week. Please vote for Elvie by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with the subject “Player of the Week” to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.

    Elvie won both of her singles and doubles matches for the Lady Saints tennis team this week. In those two days, the Lady Saints were 2-0. Great job, Elvie!
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  • Faulk having a first and last year to remember

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s Shuan Faulk was voted Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald player of the week after rushing for 341 yards and five touchdowns in a 54-0 homecoming win for the Saints. Congratulations, Shuan!

    Shuan is a senior running back for the NSA football team. In his first year of playing high school football, he has found himself having games where he rushes for 341 yards and five touchdowns. Faulk does it all for the Saints out of the back field. He runs and catches, adding a powerful dynamic to their offense. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA teacher receives state recognition

    Sterling Giles, The Suffolk News-Herald
    A Suffolk teacher was one of three teachers statewide recognized at the Virginia Association of Independent Schools 2016 Leading Learning Conference.
    Elizabeth Joyner, science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning and innovation specialist at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, received the Innovation of Education Award. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Former NSA graduate ties record at golf course

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Suffolk native and 2014 Nansemond-Suffolk Academy graduate Trey Wren recently tied a course record of 66 in a tournament for the Temple Owls.

    Wren is currently in his sophomore season at Temple University and last Monday tied a competitive course record score of 66 in the opening round of the 32nd Annual Georgetown Intercollegiate, where he finished fourth. The tourney was held at The Members Club at Four Streams in Beallsville, Md.

    Wren’s score of 66 is the fifth best single round in Temple golf history. The course itself was not anything out of the ordinary for Wren. In his mind, he just relaxed and played well and didn’t make any mistakes. He made a bogey on his second hole and played -6 from there. He was also -3 with three holes to play and ran into two birdies later that round. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA tennis wins twice

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ varsity tennis team has won two games in two days. Monday evening, they defeated Bishop Sullivan 9-0 in a conference match. NSA defeated Norfolk Christian 6-3 Tuesday afternoon at Old Dominion University. Next for NSA is the TCIS tournament Oct. 28-29. 

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  • Faulk, NSA dominate

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Players dominate games all the time, but on Friday night the term gained new meaning for Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s football team. Though the team put 54 points on the board, there was one guy who stood out amongst the rest. Shuan Faulk rushed for 341 yards and five touchdowns and added an interception as the Saints shut out the Greenbrier Christian Gators. The Saints’ homecoming win leaves them at 3-5 on the season. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA celebrates 50 years

    Tracy Agnew, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Much has changed in education during the last 50 years, and Nansemond-Suffolk Academy has been there for all of it. The school is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, having opened in the fall of 1966. It’s homecoming celebrations this weekend were held with the special recognition of the school’s golden anniversary. When the school first opened, computers were almost a science-fiction concept. Now, the school’s youngest students have known nothing but touch screens, and the school hosts a technology lab with laser cutters and 3-D printers. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Shuan Faulk '17 nominated for Player of the Week

    Shuan Faulk '17, who is a member of the Varsity Football Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week. Please vote for Shuan by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with the subject “Player of the Week” to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.
     
    Shuan rushed for 341 yards and five touchdowns in a 54-0 homecoming victory over Greenbrier Christian. Go Saints!
     
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  • Winter sports start dates

    Fall athletics are coming to an end, and our winter sports teams are getting ready for the season to begin. Please see below for practice start dates. All students must have a physical on file to participate. Please contact the Office of Athletics with any questions. Go Saints!



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  • NSA girls 4-0 in TCIS

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ volleyball team scored a 3-1 victory in a tough game against Peninsula Catholic on Tuesday.

    The Lady Saints move to 4-0 in TCIS Conference play after the hard-fought victory. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA scores a huge win

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s boys’ soccer team picked up its third win of the season on the road Tuesday, defeating Peninsula Catholic 6-1. All three Saints wins have come on the road. Owen Firnstahl had a monstrous game for the Saints, as he notched four goals for his team. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA girls 3-0 in conference

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ volleyball team defeated Bishop Sullivan 3-0 at home on Thursday. The win put the Lady Saints at 15-4 on the year and 3-0 in the TCIS conference play. “We have been focusing on playing for each other and as a team,” Lady Saints Nicole Wright said. “That and minimizing our errors have been one of the main factors in our consistency.”

    Defensively the Lady Saints have been keying on opposing teams’ hitters, which has led to the Lady Saints having more success offensively. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Bono embraces offensive leadership

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Livi Bono '17 had 27 kills, nine digs and two aces last week for the Lady Saints as they went 2-0 in conference play. Bono’s performance led to her being named the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week. Congratulations, Livi!

    Bono has always been known as an offensive force for the NSA volleyball team. Not only did she put up great stats offensively last week but also she added an MVP to her collection, as she was the best player at the North Cross High School Invitational. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Logan Harrell '17 nominated for Player of the Week

    Logan Harrell '17, who is a member of the Varsity Volleyball Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive - Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Logan by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with the subject “Player of the Week” to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.
     
    Logan had 27 digs against Peninsula Catholic and is now the all time leader in digs in NSA volleyball history, with 1,357 digs. Congratulations, Logan!
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  • Lady Saints win tourney

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ volleyball beat three teams in two sets during the North Cross Invitational tournament last weekend, and Livi Bono took home the MVP award. Their wins came against Timberlake Christian, Virginia Episcopal and Hampton Roads Academy. All three wins put the Lady Saints at 11-2 on the season, and it looks as if they are not slowing down anytime soon.

    “We played well overall,” Bono said. “We did our jobs and let the other team make mistakes.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Sharing the load

    Coaching Management Magazine, Postseason 2016

    Typically, yanking a starting pitcher from the mound after a couple of innings signals trouble. At Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, it’s simply part of the plan. That’s because head Coach David Mitchell implemented a piggyback pitching system for 2016. Instead of expecting the starting pitcher to throw until he falters, Mitchell enters each game knowing he will replace the starter, and any pitchers who follow, once they reach a pre-set limit of innings or pitches.

    The new system provides multiple benefits. “It keeps opposing hitters from seeing the same pitcher more than twice, which certainly benefits the pitcher,” Mitchell says. “But more importantly, it helps keep our pitchers’ arms healthy. At the high school level, guys often go out and throw seven innings every four, five, or six days. Then after three or four starts on that workload, he’ll have a sore shoulder or elbow. Since our pitchers throw less, they don’t experience as much of that.”
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  • Livi Bono '17 nominated for Player of the Week

    Livi Bono '17, who is a member of the Varsity Volleyball Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week. Please vote for Livi by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with the subject “Player of the Week” to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.

    The Lady Saints went 2-0 in conference play this week. Offensively they were led by Bono, who had 27 kills, nine digs and two aces for the week. Great job, Livi!


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  • Meyers: Tenacious and gritty

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Lauren Meyers scored three goals Sept. 7, as Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s field hockey team shut out Southampton in the midst of a four-game win streak. Meyers’ performance earned her nomination as the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week.

    Coach Ashley Skinner is pleased for Meyers to have receive such an honor. Skinner is proud that the sophomore’s hard work on and off the field isn’t going unnoticed. “Although her actions speak louder on the field, Lauren is actually a good person off of it,” Skinner said. “Off the field, she does really well in school. She strives for excellence in all that she does. Her determination is also displayed in her field hockey play. She works very hard to improve her skills and plays with confidence.”

    Congratulations, Lauren! To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints dominate Portsmouth Christian

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy‘s boys won big over Portsmouth Christian School on Thursday, with a dominating 6-0 win on the soccer pitch in Portsmouth. After losing their previous two games, the Saints bounced back with the win. Five different players scored goals for the Saints, making the game the ultimate team effort.

    “This win was a huge step forward,” senior Gustav Berner said. “All of our games are conference games, and it is vital that we win them. This win helps us gain momentum. Moving forward, we will work on finishing our opportunities at the net. It also shows that just because you are not starting the game you can still come off the bench and score goals.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA girls get TCIS win

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ volleyball team got its first TCIS conference victory on Tuesday, beating Norfolk Academy 3-0.

    “Our team played the best we have all season,” Livi Bono said. “Everyone was on, and it made us work so well together. It makes the game so much fun to play when we do that.” Livi Bono had 14 kills, nine digs and two aces. Addy Greene added eight kills. Logan Harrell had 29 digs and eight aces. Nicole Wright had 35 assists and three aces.
    The Lady Saints are at Norfolk Christian at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 15.

    NSA 3, Norfolk Academy o
    (25-20, 25-12, 25-20)
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  • Lauren Meyers '19 nominated for Player of the Week

    Lauren Meyers '19, who is a member of the Varsity Field Hockey Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive – Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Lauren by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with the subject “Player of the Week” to sports@suffolknewsherald.com. 

    Lauren scored a team-high three goals in a 12-0 win against Southampton High School on Wednesday. Congratulations, Lauren!
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  • Lady Saints peak at right time

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    After starting the season 0-2, the Lady Saints field hockey team has ripped off a three-game win streak that they want to continue. Their most recent win came against Southampton High School, in which they dominated 12-0.

    “The girls have been working so hard in the off season and the pre-season, and it’s paying off,” coach Ashley Skinner said. “The chemistry on the field is starting to come alive.”

    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy prides itself on total team effort, and that’s exactly what they received on Wednesday. Seven different players scored goals, and three scored multiple times on Wednesday. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Nansemond-Suffolk picks up first win

    The Virginian-Pilot
    Nansemond-Suffolk 36, Christchurch 14

    Keshaun Moore rushed for 118 yards and Shuan Faulk added 97 yards and two touchdowns as the Saints gave new coach Mike Biehl his first victory. Nansemond-Suffolk opened the season with a 24-point loss to Norfolk Christian before last week's bye.
     
    "After the first week we knew we had to spend a lot more time conditioning," Biehl said. "We lost nine guys to cramps and weren't ready to play for 48 minutes. We had to hit it hard and it paid off." To continue reading the article on pilotonline.com, please click here.
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  • NSA football gets back on track

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    As the game clock hit zero Friday night, coach Mike Biehl let out a sigh of relief. After a disappointing loss to open the season during week one, the Saints (1-1) finally got in the win column with a 36-14 home victory over Christchurch (0-1).

    “It is good to achieve what we wanted to achieve as far as coming out with a win,” Biehl said. “It’ll be a little bit easier preparing for the next, knowing we finally got one under our belt.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA Volleyball beats WBHS

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s volleyball team improved to 5-2 after a win against Western Branch on Wednesday. The Lady Saints traveled to Western Branch and picked up a 3-0 win. The last match was the closest, with NSA winning 25-22.

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  • Saints improve tennis record

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ tennis team improved to 3-1 after an 8-1 victory against Walsingham Academy on Tuesday. The only match Walsingham won was a singles match, in which Emily Bowerman defeated NSA’s Elvie Sellers. The Lady Saints have defeated their last two opponents by a combined 17-1.

    “I thought we played great,” coach Sheryl Raulston said. “We tried out some new doubles teams and had some players get their first match in singles. I think we did great.” The Lady Saints will be one of the strongest teams in the state again this year. NSA does not feel pressured by being regarded as one of the best teams in the state, because that has been the Saints’ position for the past couple of years. 

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  • Saints' field hockey wins third

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy dominated Southampton High School 12-0 in field hockey on Wednesday. The win puts NSA at 3-2 on the year. NSA will be at the Steward School at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

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  • Convocation Ceremony Celebrates 51st Year

    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s 51st academic year officially started on Tuesday, August 30, with our annual Convocation Ceremony. Per tradition, the ceremony opened with a procession of our kindergarten students and their senior “buddies” to honor the beginning and end of their educational journey. This year is a special year for NSA as we continue to celebrate our 50th anniversary and reflect on where we started, the progress that we have made to date and our vision for the next 50 years.  
     
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  • Lady Saints topple Cape Henry

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ volleyball team defeated Cape Henry 3-0 on Thursday. NSA won its home opener and is looking to continue to build on that success.
    “We had an excellent serving night with 14 aces,” coach Robyn Ross said. “Our offense was productive with 30 kills.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA goes 2-2 in showcase

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ volleyball team last week won in the Bronze division in Richmond Showcase. The Lady Saints went up to Richmond to participate in a showcase that mostly involved public schools. On Friday and Saturday combined, the Lady Saints went 2-2. NSA played teams such as Atlee, Princess Anne, First Colonial and Forest Park.

    “This tournament hosts all the big public schools,” coach Robyn Ross said. “They didn’t give up. I am proud of them.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA girls win first game

    Niqko Marshall, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Girls’ volleyball season is under way, and the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy Lady Saints have gotten off to a good start. They defeated Hampton Roads Academy 3-0 on Tuesday, the first step toward the goals the Lady Saints want to accomplish this year.

    “Our first match was a good gauge of where we are,” coach Robyn Ross said. “We have a lot of youth, and for the first game they executed well.” NSA will count on its four seniors — Logan Harrell, Livi Bono, Nicole Wright  and Lindsay Knierbein — to lead a team mostly filled with freshmen and sophomores. On Tuesday, the Saints also gave two freshmen significant time on the court. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Carnival for Kids to benefit the Varsity Football Team

    Join us on Saturday, August 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Arthur E. Jones Athletic Field at the main campus for a Carnival for Kids to benefit the NSA Football Team!
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  • Nansemond-Suffolk student takes a 3-D printing class on a lark, makes prosthetics to help children

    Mike Connors, The Virginian-Pilot
    As Allie Wilburn entered her junior year at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, she wanted to take an anatomy class. Only problem was, it didn’t fit in her schedule. So Allie went searching for other options last summer, and noticed Introduction to Design. A new course last year at the private school, it offered the chance to delve into the use of 3-D printers.
     
    Allie is thinking about a career in neurology. But her father previously worked as an engineer for Norfolk Naval Shipyard, and 3-D printing intrigued her. She signed up for the class. That turned out to be wise. Allie quickly took to the topic, becoming a lab assistant during the school year. This summer, she assisted at a five-week innovation academy for high school students that used 3-D printers to create prosthetic hands for children – an idea Allie began contemplating about a year earlier. To continue reading the article in The Virginian-Pilot, please click here.
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  • NSA chalks preseason win

    Henry Luzzatto, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy kicked off its 50th year with a pre-season football game and a membership drive for the Golden Saints club. The Saints faced off against Portsmouth Christian School at home on Friday night. The contest was an entertaining, high scoring game that ended with NSA winning 48-25.

    “It’s always positive to get the ‘W,’ ” said NSA head coach Michael Biehl. “But there are some things we need to improve.” 

    While the Saints provided the entertainment on the field, the Golden Saints, NSA’s booster club, held a cookout and social event to welcome parents and recruit members for the upcoming season. “We had a good turnout, so I think it’ll be a really good year for us,” said T.W. Johnson, the boys’ athletic director at NSA.

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  • Suffolk student collects backpacks for homeless children

    Jemie Lee, 13 News Now
    SUFFOLK, Va. (WVEC) – A Suffolk student's mission to make sure every student is going to school prepared is bringing the community together – encouraging others to help children in need. Fourteen-year-old Archana Venkatsan is an avid volunteer. When she called various homeless shelters to find out how she could help, she discovered there was a need for backpacks.

    “Usually there are drives for school supplies, but for some reason backpacks are overlooked. And the thing is, most of these children have to leave behind their belongings when they come to the shelter, and they have nothing to put their stuff in,” she said. That’s when she came up with “Bags for Benefit.”

    She drove around town with her parents, collecting cardboard boxes. Then she started calling as many businesses as she could, asking them to put her boxes in their stores.

    “I had to knock on a lot of doors. I talked to a lot of stores in the area, and most of them would connect me to their headquarters in Atlanta and New York. Most of them said no because of their corporate policies.  

    But her school, Nansemond Suffolk Academy, the Suffolk libraries, Starbucks and Towne Bank gave her the okay. To continue reading the story and to view the video, please click here.
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  • One day at a time

    Henry Luzzatto, The Suffolk News-Herald
    After last year’s state-title-winning season, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s football team finds itself in a time of transition with a new coach, a new philosophy and a small, but talented, team. 

    It is Michael Biehl’s first head coaching job, after 10 years as an assistant coach at the college and high school levels. “It’s an absolute privilege to be able to call myself the head football coach,” Biehl said. “It’s an opportunity every coach wants.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints warm up for season

    Henry Luzzatto, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s football team got a chance to show its skill on the gridiron at a jamboree event in Edenton, N.C., on Friday night.

    NSA was one of eight teams participating in the Edenton Jamboree, a series of practice games for area teams to face off against each other in preparation for the season.

    Saints head coach Michael Biehl, who took over the football program this season, said the jamboree gave him and the team an opportunity to learn their strengths and weaknesses ahead of the season. “It was a good learning experience,” Biehl said. “We didn’t know what to expect going into it, but we did well.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Alumni, varsity teams face off

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    The past and the future of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s soccer team met on the field on Friday night.

    The varsity boys’ soccer team’s annual alumni game saw the current varsity team face off against former players in a preseason game.

    “It’s a great way of giving back,” said head coach Patrick Whelan. “The former players usually enjoy coming back and seeing what the team looks like.” Whelan said the game offers a positive impact for both current and former players. While the game offered a chance for alumni to relive the successes of high school, Whelan said it also gave current players a look at what their future could hold. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA welcomes new campus

    Sterling Giles, The Suffolk News-Herald
    More than 100 people gathered at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s Harbour View campus on Thursday evening. Alumni, parents, city officials and students were in attendance.

    “This is a huge day for Suffolk,” Mayor Linda T. Johnson during her opening remarks. “This is another experience of growing and growing in the right way.”

    After remarks from the mayor and school officials, members of the school’s Board of Trustees and students cut the ribbon. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA field hockey aims for states

    Henry Luzzatto, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s field hockey team hopes to build off a successful 2015 season that featured a young team. The team finished the season with a record of 9-7-2, despite having a young squad that featured only two upperclassmen — one senior and one junior. The young Saints improved on their record of 8-10-2 from the 2014 season. With one more year of experience under their belts, the girls hope to continue to improve their record.

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  • Two-a-days get football teams ready

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    As the football season gets set to kick off, high school teams engage in grueling practices in the summer heat — usually two times each day. While the sessions are beneficial for the teams, coaches, trainers and players have to take extra care to avoid health problems brought on by the punishing heat. Despite the possible health problems, Suffolk’s coaches say the practices build team character and ability. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA runners warm up

    Henry Luzzatto, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s cross country teams return to the track — and the fields and the woods — on Monday, hoping to improve on their records from last year. “In the conference, it’s going to be tough,” said Terry Crigger, who coaches the boys’ cross country team. “We’ve got a lot of teams that are bigger than us.”

    Crigger said NSA’s team consistently finishes in the middle of the pack in its conference. He said they are looking to have a similar record this season. NSA’s top cross-country runners, brothers Gustav and Christian Berner, will lead the team this season, Crigger said. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints look for more improvement

    Henry Luzzatto, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s boys’ soccer team plans to improve on last year’s successful season. The team’s record of 7-7-1 and a fourth-place finish in the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools were an improvement on their previous seasons, according to head coach Patrick Whelan. “We’re coming off one of our more successful seasons and looking to move forward,” Whelan said. “Over the last four or five years, we’ve been consistently getting better.” Despite the improvements over the last few seasons, Whelan was hesitant to have a concrete goal for the season, saying instead that he hopes to get the best out of the players and take each game individually.
    “We don’t ever set out with a ‘championship or bust’ mindset,’” he said. “We want to get the best out of the guys and be competitive in every game we play.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Students dive into science

    Sterling Giles, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Two Suffolk students were selected for a rigorous summer program to learn the business of chemistry. Alana Tillery, 17, of King’s Fork High School, and Jiayan Wang, 17, of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy were among the 20 students selected for the BASF Science Summer Academy. The program selected top students from North and Central America with interests in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. Now in its sixth year, the program has increased in rigor over the years due to the caliber of students applying to the program, according to Molly Borst, science education specialist for BASF, which has a facility in Suffolk on Wilroy Road. 

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  • Bands prepare for season

    Henry Luzzatto, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Though most people attend football games to watch the players, at halftime, a different athletic endeavor takes place on the field. The marching band may be the unsung heroes on the football field, but that is because they’re the ones playing the songs.
    Marching band is not technically a sport, but it requires athleticism, skill and precision in abundance.

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  • Biehl takes over at Nansemond-Suffolk

    Larry Rubama, The Virginian-Pilot
    Mike Biehl, the record-setting quarterback at Salem in Virginia Beach, began his first day this week as Nansemond-Suffolk’s new head coach. Biehl said it’s a dream come true.
     
    “I think it’s every assistant coach and coordinators dream to put in the work to get the experience that will allow you to get a head coaching job,” said Biehl, who had been an assistant at Tallwood for the past five seasons and was an assistant at Kellam. Biehl replaced Lew Johnston, who retired after leading the Saints to the VISAA Division III state championship last season. To continue reading the article in The Virginian-Pilot, please click here.
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  • NSA tennis hopes for success

    Henry Luzzatto, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ tennis team looks to build on the success of last season. Sheryl Raulston, the team’s head coach, said the team expects to have a strong year, hoping to bring home silverware by the end of the season.

    “We’re going for the state championship,” Raulston said. “It’s something we’re always shooting for, but we have a good chance this year.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA volleyball aims for states

    Henry Luzzatto, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ volleyball team has been one of the school’s most successful teams in recent years. After winning two straight state championships in 2013 and 2014, the team relinquished its title last year. However, coach Robyn Ross says the team has a goal to reclaim its title as state champions.

    “You’re probably in the wrong business if you have any other goal,” Ross said. “We’ve got the talent and the drive to win this year.” Ross said the team will build off of last year’s successes and hope to continue the school’s legacy of victory. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA's Moore commits to JMU

    Matthew Hatfield for The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy rising senior linebacker KeShaun Moore has figured out where he will play football in college. Moore recently made a verbal commitment to James Madison University.

    “I felt really comfortable with the coaches and players being on campus,” he said. “It just felt right. It felt more like a family up there than anywhere else. It felt like I had already been going there, even before I committed.” 

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  • All-stars to swim at Marlin Club

    Henry Luzzatto, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The summer swim season will reach its pinnacle this Saturday with the Western Tidewater Swim Association all-star meet at Marlin Club. Young swimmers from all over the area will participate in more than 60 events. Participants will range from 5 to 18 years old. Experienced competitors and newcomers alike will compete to take part in the meet.The meet will feature the seven teams that make up the Western Tidewater Swim Association: Nansemond Swim Club, Tsunami Swim Club and Team Barracuda from Suffolk as well as Elizabeth Manor Swim Club, Smithfield Swim Club, Churchland Swim Club and the hosts, Marlin Club, from the surrounding area. Coaches from various teams agreed that being an all-star is something to be proud of. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Utley earns Eagle rank

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    Steven Utley, son of Wayne and Suzana Utley, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in Boy Scouts. Steven, a member of Troop 1, chartered with Main Street United Methodist Church, received his medal at a Court of Honor on April 23. Utley joined Cub Scout Pack 1 as a Tiger Cub in 2005. He received Cub Scouting’s highest award, the Arrow of Light, in 2010, and he crossed over into Boy Scout Troop 1 that same year. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA campus set to open

    Sterling Giles, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The North Suffolk community has been buzzing about the new campus of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, slated to open for the coming school year.

    “We are very excited about the opening of our new campus,” Karen Schompert, director of communications and public relations at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, stated in an email. “With this new campus, families in Harbour View will have an opportunity to provide their children with a great education in a safe, nurturing environment close to home.”

    Construction for the new 22,500-square-foot campus began in June of last year and is expected to be completed in early August, just in time for the 2016-2017 school year. The campus is located at 6019 Harbour View Blvd. To continue reading the article, please click here.
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  • Suffolk's Wren advances to VSGA Amateur quarterfinals

    The Virginian-Pilot
    Suffolk’s Trey Wren won twice Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the VSGA Amateur. Wren, a 20-year-old graduate of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy and a rising sophomore at Temple, routed Buck Brittain of Tazewell 8 and 7 in the round of 32 at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech. Please click here to continue reading the article in The Virginian-Pilot.
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  • Suffolk's Wren shoots 69, advances to match play at VSGA Am

    Suffolk’s Trey Wren shot a 3-under 69 Wednesday and finished in a tie for second in stroke-play qualifying at the VSGA Amateur. Wren, a graduate of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy and a rising sophomore at Temple, double-bogeyed his first hole, but had five birdies and no bogeys the rest of the way. He tied for the lowest round of the day and was one of just two players to break 70 on the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech.
    He shot even-par 144 for two rounds, three strokes behind medalist Joey Lane, a rising senior at Virginia Tech. 

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  • Lady Saints receive honors

    Daniel Payton, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ soccer team had four players receive All-TCIS honors. Abby Herrod, Katie King, Megan Todd and Kelly Hogan were the recipients of the award for this season. Herrod made first team and King, Todd and Hogan made second. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints lacrosse players honored

    Daniel Payton, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ lacrosse team had two players make All-TCIS teams, and one of those two also earned a spot on the All-State first team.
    Reed Browne and Noah Dowd received All-TCIS honors this season for their efforts on the field. Browne made first-team defense and first-team All-State. Dowd received second-team attack honors.

    Coach T.W. Johnson was proud of his players for accomplishing their goals this season. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • 77 seniors earn diplomas at NSA

    Res Spears, The Suffolk News-Herald
    With a charge from a former Head of School that their days be “filled with flexibility, standards and much gratitude,” 77 seniors at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy received their diplomas and began looking to the future on Saturday. As a light mist fell across the grounds at NSA, hundreds of parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors joined the school’s 50th senior class in celebrating the accomplishments of its individual members and listening to the advice of Douglas C. Naismith, who was the chief administrator there from 1989 to 2005.

    “Eleven years have flown by since I stood on this platform,” Naismith told the crowd, and the pace of change during that time has only increased. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Class of 2020 athletes to watch

    Mark Eisenhauer and Matt Cullen, The GW Hatchet
    As a new class of freshmen descends on Foggy Bottom this summer, so does the next generation of GW athletes. Here are four Class of 2020 prospects who are poised to make an impact in their upcoming rookie campaigns. They might even be in your Colonial Inauguration small group:

    Harper Birdsong, women’s basketball
    Although two-time defending Atlantic 10 champion women's basketball lost key pieces of its roster this offseason, including WNBA forward Jonquel Jones, the team will bolster its backcourt with the addition of Harper Birdsong.

    The 5-foot-10-inch guard averaged 20 points, 6 assists and 3.5 rebounds in her junior year at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy and led her team to its first Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II title match in school history. To continue reading the article, please click here.
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  • Eagles and twins and Saints, oh my!

    Tracy Agnew, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Only about 5 percent of young men who enter Boy Scouts eventually becomes an Eagle Scout. Only 2.8 percent of all births in the United States in 1998, when most of the class of 2016 were born, were twins. So it’s quite remarkable that in Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s class of 2016, numbering only 77 in all, there are seven Eagle Scouts and two sets of twins. In another twist, the two sets of twins have last names that are close alphabetically, so all four will be seated together during Saturday morning’s graduation at the school on Pruden Boulevard. 

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  • NSA Valedictorian off to U.Va.

    Allison Williams, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Even as a child, Anuja Shah wanted to fix the world’s health problems. Now, at 18, she’s beginning to make it happen. Shah, who graduates from Nansemond-Suffolk Academy on June 4, is valedictorian of NSA’s Class of 2016. She earned NSA’s top honor with a final average of 98.2.

    This fall, she will head to the University of Virginia, with plans to major in neuroscience or public health. Growing up, Shah and her family traveled to India every couple of years to visit her grandparents. Those trips exposed her to that country’s struggles with public health, poor sanitation and poverty unlike what she had seen in the United States, according to Shah. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Oysters grow into big award for Scout

    Allison Williams, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Elizabeth River is a little cleaner today, thanks to Cameron Bruce.
    For six months in 2014, Bruce — now a rising Nansemond-Suffolk Academy senior — spearheaded an oyster restoration project in the Elizabeth River, near Portsmouth’s Waterview neighborhood.

    For his Eagle service project, Bruce grew oysters in 17 floating cages in the Waterview community, ultimately transferring more than 2,400 fully grown oysters to a “sanctuary reef” that is protected and maintained by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. Bruce coordinated the project, raising $1,500 to fund it and recruiting four dozen volunteers — mostly fellow Scouts and family members — who logged a total of 415 hours. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints net conference honors

    Daniel Payton, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team had six players receive all-conference honors for the 2016 season. Brooklyne Carr, Madi Currin, Addy Greene, Katie Peelen, Madi Wilson and Delaney Taylor received All-TCIS team honors. Carr, Currin, Greene, Peelen and Wilson made first team all conference, and Taylor made second.
    The Lady Saints had an amazing season leading up to the conference championship and state semifinals. NSA lost both games but still was able to celebrate with having so many players honored for their skills on the field. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA boys earn TCIS honors

    Daniel Payton, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s boys’ baseball team had five players earn honors and received the team sportsmanship award in the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools. Dominick Claxton and Sam Neal both received All-TCIS first team-honors this season. Claxton is described by his coach David Mitchell as one of the best centerfielders he has ever coached.

    “Dominick has hit .386 this season,” Mitchell said. “He has also had 22 hits, with 24 runs scored, four doubles, stealing 22 bases and 13 walks.”

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  • DAR honors teacher, student

    Allison T. Williams, The Suffolk News-Herald
    A John Yeates Middle School teacher and Nansemond-Suffolk Academy senior were recognized Thursday by the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Seventh-grade teacher Christina Klein, a teaching veteran of 28 years, was one of the top five educators statewide for the organization’s annual Outstanding Teacher of American History contest, according to Suffolk’s Constantia Chapter DAR member Faye Sobel.

    Maggie More, who graduates from NSA on June 4, won a $500 scholarship from the Constantia Chapter for her winning essay. She will attend The College of William & Mary in the fall. More was unable to attend Thursday’s DAR awards luncheon at Cedar Point Country Club. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA prepares for states

    Daniel Payton, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Although the Lady Saints lost their Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools championship game Friday, head coach Brittany Wilkins believes her girls can improve with teamwork and is very proud of how they played so far this season.
    “We put in a lot of hours and we have very few days off,” Wilkins said. “We put in a lot of hard work.”

    Wilkins is an NSA alum and former softball player. After she graduated from Boston College, she came back to Nansemond-Suffolk as an assistant. The year after that, she became the head coach and has been coaching the Lady Saints for three years. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Have fun every day

    Matthew Hatfield, The Suffolk News-Herald
    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!
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  • Six sign at NSA

    Tracy Agnew, The Suffolk News-Herald
    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.
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  • Samuel Neal '16 nominated for Player of the Week

    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 sports@suffolknewsherald.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!
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  • NSA Edges Atlantic Shores in 10th inning

    The Virginian-Pilot
    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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  • NSA students man research vessel

    Tracy Agnew, The Suffolk News-Herald
    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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  • A resilient Saint-of-all-trades

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    This week’s Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week is a lot of things to the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team. This year alone, senior Brooklyne Carr has been a left fielder, first baseman, second baseman, third baseman and catcher. Lady Saints coach Brittany Wilkins said the only position left on the field that Carr has not played at NSA is pitcher.

    “I feel confident putting her pretty much anywhere on that field,” Wilkins said. “She’s just been around the game so long, and she knows it well.” For the Lady Saints, Carr is also an important leader in a variety of ways. Through 12 games, she leads the team in batting average (.639), on-base percentage (.682), runs scored (17) and doubles (11). Her status as an offensive standout for Nansemond-Suffolk is what led to her Player of the Week nomination.

    Congratulations, Brooklyne! To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints rebound big

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team took on a week that featured a conference game and two contests against public schools and ended up going 2-1 during that stretch. Lady Saints coach Brittany Wilkins summed up the week when she said, “It started off rough, but I’ll take the end.” After falling behind 1-0 against visiting Manteo High School on Friday, NSA rallied in the sixth to win 3-1.
    “It was really a pitching duel for the first four or five innings,” Wilkins said.
    Lady Saints senior Katie Peelen pitched all seven innings, throwing seven strikeouts with 10 fly outs and three ground outs. She had one hit-by-pitch and allowed only two walks and four hits on her way to improving to 5-2 in the circle this year.
    “She did a great job of getting ahead with batters, which is something that we’ve struggled with this season,” Wilkins said. On offense, NSA generated eight hits for the game, scoring all three of their runs in the sixth. 

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  • Girls basketball | Hubbard, Birdsong make all-state team

    Jami Frankenberry, The Virginian-Pilot
    Princess Anne’s Gadiva Hubbard was named to the American Family Insurance All-USA Virginia girls basketball first team. Hubbard, a senior who led the Cavaliers to a third consecutive state championship this past season, averaged 17.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.8 steals per game. She has signed with Minnesota and is the first three-time All-Tidewater Player of the Year.

    Nansemond-Suffolk’s Harper Birdsong, a senior who signed with George Washington, was named to the second team. 

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  • Chameleon takes top art prize

    Tracy Agnew, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The theme of the show was “Peace through People,” but it was a chameleon that stole the show at the 28th annual Young Artists and Young Authors Showcase hosted by Suffolk Sister Cities. Julia Hayden '16 won best in show for her mixed-media work featuring a funky-colored chameleon in front of a yellow background. The awards were announced at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts on Tuesday night. Hayden, a senior at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, said she was doing the piece for fun when it suddenly struck her that it fit the theme of the contest.

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  • Brooklyne Carr '16 nominated for Player of the Week

    Brooklyne Carr '16, who is a member of the Varsity Softball Team, has been nominated for The Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Brooklyne by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by clicking here or by sending an email with the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.

    Brooklyne produced a couple of outstanding performances during a 3-0 week for the Lady Saints. In Wednesday’s 25-0 road victory over Norfolk Collegiate School, she went 5-for-5 with two singles, two doubles, a solo home run and four runs batted in. In Friday’s 10-1 road win over The Collegiate School in Richmond, she went 2-for-3 with a home run. Congratulations, Brooklyne!
     
     
     
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  • Lady Saints avenge loss to Cougars

    Staff Reports, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team wrote a winning story in its rematch with The Collegiate School in Richmond on Friday. The Lady Cougars had dealt the Lady Saints a 6-5 defeat on March 18, but this time, NSA claimed a definitive 10-1 victory. Across its three blowout victories this week, Nansemond-Suffolk produced 65 hits and 56 runs. It generated 18 of those hits on Friday and had zero errors against The Collegiate School. 

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  • NSA baseball improves to 11-1

    Staff Reports, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s baseball team continues to cruise during the 2016 season. The Saints’ latest win came with a 12-2 final score as they took on visiting North Cross School on Friday. NSA senior Sam Neal was 4-for-4 with a triple, sophomore Robby Tew was 2-for-2 with a triple and seniors Cole Williams, Dominick Claxton, Patrick Crossman and sophomore Garrett Reams each had two hits. Saints junior James Mullin got the win on the mound. 

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  • NSA golf continues winning ways

    Staff Reports, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy golf team won its third match in as many days with a 183-202 victory over Norfolk Collegiate School on Thursday at Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club in Portsmouth. Thomas Meyers of the Saints was the medalist, shooting a one-over-par 36. On Wednesday, NSA edged out The Steward School 169-170 at Elizabeth Manor.

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  • Saints edge HRA on links

    Staff Reports, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy golf team was victorious on the road on Tuesday, defeating Hampton Roads Academy 195-197 at James River Country Club in Newport News. Thomas Meyers of NSA was the medalist after shooting a nine-hole round of 38. 

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  • The hits keep coming

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The story of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s road win against the Norfolk Collegiate School softball team on Wednesday was simple.

    “Hits, hits and more hits,” NSA coach Brittany Wilkins said.

    The Lady Saints generated 33 hits on their way to a 25-0 mercy rule-shortened conference victory over the Mighty Oaks.
    “We played well,” Wilkins said. “Emerson Puzey was on the mound again. She gave up two hits,” and everything else was either a strikeout, a ground out or a fly out. “The girls did well defensively and took care of the ball.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints trounce HRA

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team made the most of its first game since falling 9-2 to visiting Isle of Wight Academy on March 23. The Lady Saints hosted Hampton Roads Academy on Tuesday and stormed to a 21-0 victory, accumulating six runs in the first inning and 10 in the second. The victory put NSA back over .500 for the season, improving its record to 4-3.

    “I think we’re just starting to come together,” Nansemond-Suffolk coach Brittany Wilkins said. “Bats are starting to come alive.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Nansemond-Suffolk LB Keshaun Moore receives JMU offer

    Andy Hilton, recruit757.com
    This weekend was great for local linebackers at JMU. In addition to Lake Taylor LB Diamonte Tucker-Dorsey, Nansemond-Suffolk linebacker Keshaun Moore picked up an offer from the Dukes. New Nansemond-Suffolk Academy head football coach Mike Biehl broke the news to us.

    “I heard the news from Keshaun and he’s really excited (about the offer),” Coach Biehl said. “Coach Stinespring loves him and is excited about him possibly playing at JMU.”

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  • Born to be there

    Tracy Agnew, The Suffolk News-Herald
    If dates had license plates, then March 30, 2016, would carry tags that read “First in Flight for Mitchell Hynes.” Wednesday was the day Mitchell, a Nansemond-Suffolk Academy sophomore, was able to take his first solo flight in a helicopter.

    “I’m pretty excited,” Mitchell said before taking flight. “I’m a little bit nervous as well, though.”

    Wednesday was his 16th birthday, and that marks the day trainees are able to take their first solo flight in an aircraft if they have already received the proper training. And if any 16-year-old ever was well trained for this mission, it was Mitchell. “I was pretty much born to be there,” he said. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lokie commits to Shenandoah

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Logan Lokie took a big step in his life on Wednesday. The senior basketball standout for Nansemond-Suffolk Academy committed to play for Shenandoah University in Winchester.

    “It has always been a dream of mine to be able to play college ball, no matter what level it is, so I’m truly blessed about that,” he said. “When I arrived at Shenandoah’s campus, it really just felt like home.”
    “I was excited about it,” NSA coach Lamont Strothers said. “We had been working on a few schools throughout the year.” Last fall, Lokie visited Lynchburg College. He said Randolph College scouts had a presence at some Saints games to see him play, and toward the end of the year, Shenandoah showed interest, as well, which Strothers helped facilitate. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Herrod energizes Lady Saints

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Boundless energy, fueled by a passion for soccer, has helped make Abby Herrod the kind of player she is today. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy sophomore attacking midfielder was a key force throughout the Lady Saints’ recent 2-0-1 week, and her efforts helped her become the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week. Congratulations, Abby!

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  • Birdsong, Aston are top state honorees

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ basketball team swept the top individual state honors for the 2015-16 season at the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II level. For the third consecutive year, Lady Saints point guard Harper Birdsong was named the VISAA Division II state Player of the Year for girls’ basketball.

    NSA coach Kim Aston received her first state-level Coach of the Year honor for girls’ basketball, while Birdsong made the all-state first team and senior center Caroline Hogg made the all-state second team.

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  • Veterans and a re-load

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Some new faces dot an otherwise veteran-laden roster for Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s 2016 boys’ lacrosse team that has started the 2016 season 2-1. Saints coach T.W. Johnson said his team’s season has been fairly good thus far. “We’ve got a great group of kids,” he said. “I really enjoy being around this group, and I say it every year, but it’s one of the joys of working and coaching around here.”
    Some of the team’s additions are new to the sport, and a big group has moved up from the NSA junior varsity team, but the varsity team as a whole has been on a consistent ascent from preseason through the third game of the season.

    “Certainly I’m very proud of the progress we’ve made from the first day of practice to now,” Johnson said. “You’re seeing improvement every week.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Abby Herrod '18 nominated for Player of the Week

    Abby Herrod '18, who is a member of the Varsity Girls' Soccer Team, has been nominated for The Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Abby by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by clicking here or by sending an email with the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.
     
    Abby was a busy goal-scorer for the Lady Saints this past week. In their 3-1 home victory over the Beach Breakers on Wednesday, she scored all of her team’s goals. In a 2-2 tie with visiting Northampton High School on Thursday, she once again found the back of the net for her team, providing one of its goals. Congratulations, Abby!
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  • Williams' grand cleanup

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The hitter who bats fourth in the lineup in baseball is known as the cleanup hitter, because he is supposed to clean up the bases by bringing the preceding batters home. Junior Mitchell Williams is the No. 4 hitter for the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy Saints, and for a recent cleanup job particularly well done, he is the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week.

    He helped the Saints stay undefeated and achieve a 12-0 victory over host Hampton Roads Academy on March 17 with three productive at-bats. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here. 

    Congratulations, Mitchell!
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  • Saints win sixth straight

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy baseball team started the season 5-0 on the road and improved to 6-0 on the year with a 7-2 victory over visiting Christchurch School on Tuesday. Senior Eric Huffman got the win on the mound to become the Saints’ sixth pitcher to log a victory this season. Of his team, NSA coach David Mitchell said, “To see those guys work as hard as they have and then to come out and start this year with six straight wins, it’s good to see.”

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  • Deep Saints start strong

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy baseball team is quickly showing how much it has improved since last year. The Saints went 6-10 in 2015 but are a perfect 4-0 so far this season.

    “We’ve gotten off to an excellent start,” NSA coach David Mitchell said, noting it is the Saints’ best opening to a season in a long time, and they have yet to play a game at home. Nansemond-Suffolk ended up having only one game this week, and it won 12-0 against Hampton Roads Academy on Thursday. The Saints offense was powered by junior Mitchell Williams, who went 1-for-2, hitting a 375-foot grand slam home run. He finished with five runs batted in, doing his job well as the cleanup hitter.

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  • Mitchell Williams '17 nominated for Player of the Week

    Mitchell Williams '17 has been nominated for The Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Mitchell by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by clicking here or by sending an email with the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.

    Mitchell did his job as a cleanup hitter in a big way on Thursday, helping the Saints improve to 4-0 this season with a 12-0 win over host Hampton Roads Academy. He was 1-for-2, hitting a 375-foot grand slam home run. He finished the game with five runs batted in. Congratulations, Mitchell!
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  • Lady Saints start with a 'W'

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    A small and talented Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team put together a 6-5 victory over the visiting Southampton High School Lady Indians on Wednesday to start off its season.

    “A ‘W’ is always nice, no matter how it comes,” Lady Saints coach Brittany Wilkins said. “We definitely made it close. We scored first and they quickly answered back.”
    The Lady Indians took a 2-1 lead in the second inning and made it 4-1 in the fourth, but then NSA reeled off five runs in the fifth. Southampton made it a one-run game in the top of the seventh before the Lady Saints secured the final out. 

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  • Birdsong is still the TCIS tune

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    It was a different year but the same worthy accolade. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy senior point guard Harper Birdsong was named the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools girls’ basketball Player of the Year. Joining Birdsong on the all-conference first team was senior center Caroline Hogg, and junior forward Kelly Hogan made the all-conference second team.

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  • James Mullin '17 nominated for Player of the Week

    Congratulations to James Mullin '17, who has been nominated for the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for James by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by clicking here or by sending an email with the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.

    James helped the Saints start their season 3-0 on the road this past week. In Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Highland School in Warrenton, he got the win on the mound. In Friday’s 5-3 victory over a talented Covenant School team in Charlottesville, he got the save. Congratulations, James!


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  • Scrappy and crafty

    Knierbein helps make NSA work
    Anyone following the success of the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ basketball team this season is well aware of the big roles filled by Harper Birdsong, Caroline Hogg and Kelly Hogan. But also helping the Lady Saints (24-4) to reach the state title game were some who made quieter contributions that were similarly vital. One of these less-heralded players was junior guard Lindsay Knierbein, the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week.

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  • Lady Saints return to state finals

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ basketball team made sure on Friday that it will get another shot at a state title. “It’s really cool,” Lady Saints senior point guard Harper Birdsong said. “I definitely want to finish it this year, because we fell short last year.”

    NSA made school history last year with its inaugural appearance in the state championship game, but the team lost in lopsided fashion to The Miller School of Albemarle. On Friday, Nansemond-Suffolk set up the rematch with the Lady Mavericks by defeating Norfolk Christian School 57-32 in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state semifinals at Richard Bland College in Petersburg.

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  • Nansemond-Suffolk girls top Norfolk Christian in VISAA semifinal

    The Virginian-Pilot
    Harper Birdsong scored 20 points and Caroline Hogg added 16 as Nansemond-Suffolk cruised to a 57-32 victory over Norfolk Christian in a VISAA Division II semifinal Friday at Richard Bland College. The Saints (23-2) defeated Norfolk Christian for the fourth time this season. They earned a spot in today’s 1 p.m. championship game against either Miller School or Seton at Richard Bland.

    To continue reading the article in The Virginian-Pilot, please click here.

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  • NSA girls move to state championship game with win over conference foe

    Jamaar Hawkins, recruit757
    Led by double-double from senior guard Harper Birdsong, top-seeded Nansemond-Suffolk Academy moved on to Saturday’s VISAA state title game after defeating Norfolk Christian 57-32 in the semifinal round.

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  • Biehl named NSA football coach

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Mike Biehl became the new Nansemond-Suffolk Academy football coach on Monday. It is his first head coaching job after working as an assistant at the college level and, most recently, for years at the high school level in Virginia Beach.
    Shortly after he accepted the job, he was presented with the question from faculty at Tallwood High School where he teaches and coached — “How can you leave the beach?”

    Settled comfortably into a Saints polo shirt inside NSA’s athletics office on Wednesday, Biehl said, “I tell you, if they can step on campus, they would understand why I would leave. It’s a special place, it’s a special opportunity.”

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  • Former Salem QB hired as Nansemond-Suffolk coach

    Jami Frankenberry, The Virginian-Pilot
    Mike Biehl, a record-setting quarterback at Salem High School in Virginia Beach, has been hired as Nansemond-Suffolk’s head football coach. Biehl replaces Lew Johnston, who retired after leading the Saints to the VISAA Division III state championship last season.

    “I’m just completely honored to get the opportunity,” said Biehl, 31. “It’s something that I’ve been working for really for 20-plus years, from being a player up until this point.

    To continue reading the article in The Virginian-Pilot, please click here.

     
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  • Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls advance in the state basketball tournament

    Lee Tolliver, The Virginian-Pilot
    From the second the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy senior drained a net-ripping 3-pointer to the time she followed suit two minutes into the third quarter to score her 2,000th career point, it was obvious that it was all about her.

    To everyone, maybe, but her. More important than any scoring achievement was the fact that her team easily defeated St. Margaret’s 59-29 in the quarterfinals of the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II tournament to get closer to the program’s first state title.

    Nansemond-Suffolk will face Norfolk Christian for the fourth time this year in Friday’s 3 p.m. semifinal at Richard Bland. The Saints won all three previous meetings in lopsided fashion. Birdsong wasn’t thinking about her team’s next opponent.

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  • NSA advances to state semis

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy senior guard Harper Birdsong and the other members of the Lady Saints’ senior class made the last home game of their high school careers a memorable one on Wednesday night.

    No. 1 NSA handily defeated No. 8 St. Margaret’s School 59-29 in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state quarterfinals. Inside the opening minutes of the game, the St. Margaret’s coach could be heard telling her players from the sideline, “We’ve got to know where 12 is.”

    She was referring to Birdsong’s jersey number. Sometimes they did know where she was, sometimes they did not, but either way, it did not seem to matter much. Birdsong scored five of the Lady Saints’ first seven points, then assisted the next basket to help give them an early 9-2 lead.

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  • Clinton takes a selfie

    Tracy Agnew, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The latest selfie on one local student’s phone is a little blurry and overexposed, but presidential candidates who are in a hurry don’t always make the best photographers. But it’s the kind of thing Nansemond-Suffolk Academy senior Nathan Soper will remember for the rest of his life. Soper attended Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s rally at Lake Taylor High School in Norfolk on Monday night and got the chance to pose for a selfie with the candidate and former first lady, senator and secretary of state.
    “I was standing by right where she came in,” Soper said. “I was the last person right when she was walking out, and I totally thought she was going to pass me by.”
    But after the young voter called out to her and asked her to take a picture, “she just turned around, took my phone and took the picture,” Soper said.

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  • Lady Saints prep for states

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ basketball team looks to carry momentum from Saturday’s conference tournament championship win into Wednesday’s state quarterfinal matchup against St. Margaret’s School. St. Margaret’s earned the right to face host NSA after defeating Highland School 50-37 on Tuesday. Lady Saints coach Kim Aston sent one of her assistant coaches to watch the game and scout out the opposition.
    “It seems like that their best players are guards and that we should be able to take advantage of them in the post,” Aston said. Nansemond-Suffolk has been able to get the better of several conference opponents this season due to the powerful presence in the post of junior forward Kelly Hogan and senior center Caroline Hogg. 

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  • Spring Parent Celebration

    Parents, please join us on Friday, April 1 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. in the NSA Cafetorium for a Saints gathering to celebrate our families, our capital campaign and 50 years of excellence at NSA. Light hors d'oeuvres, adult beverages and music by Lewis McGehee will be provided!
     
    We will be hosting a Kids' Night the same evening and will offer free babysitting for NSA students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. No need to worry about finding a babysitter for your Saints! We have that covered for you!
     
    Please register for these events by visiting www.nsacademy.org and clicking on Spring Parent Celebration. If you have additional questions, please contact Robyn Leavy in the Office of Advancement at rleavy@nsacademy.org. We hope to see you there!  
     
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  • Spring Break Basketball Camp

    Join the Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach, Lamont Strothers, for a basketball camp next week! The VA Hard2Guard Basketball Camp will be held at NSA and is open to boys and girls in fourth through ninth grade. The camp includes lunch, drill stations, conditioning, games, awards and more! 

    Hard2Guard Basketball Camp
    March 7 – 11
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
    9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    $150 per camper

    For more information, please contact Coach Strothers at (757)327-9774 or lamont.strothers@gmail.com. 
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  • Basketball | Norfolk Collegiate boys, Nansemond-Suffolk girls are TCIS champs

    Jim Hodges, The Virginian-Pilot
    In the girls final, TCIS most outstanding player Harper Birdsong scored 16 of her game-high 28 points over the final 10:57 in leading the Saints to a 53-47 win over Cape Henry. Birdsong provided a steadying influence against a Cape Henry pressure defense that double- and triple-teamed her all afternoon.

    “She’s a good player,” said Dolphins coach Nichole Jackson. “She’s a Division I player (Birdsong will attend George Washington), and I knew she could take over the game at any time. The game plan was to have anybody beat us but her.”

    In the end, Birdsong did just that, scoring four points in an 8-0 Saints run to finish the third quarter with a 37-34 lead. During that spurt, Cape Henry’s Kennedy Beale picked up her third and fourth fouls. To read the full article in The Virginian-Pilot, please click here.
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  • TCIS crown returns to NSA

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ basketball team came into the conference tournament on top, and on Saturday, it also left the tourney on top. The No. 1 Lady Saints pulled away late from No. 2 Cape Henry Collegiate School on Saturday to win 53-47 and claim the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools tournament championship before an energetic crowd at Norfolk Christian School. NSA senior guard Harper Birdsong was key in the final minutes, handling the ball against the pressure of the Lady Dolphins’ defense and hitting free throws and a key basket that helped push out the lead significantly.

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  • Led by Birdsong, Nansemond-Suffolk looking to sweep TCIS Conference Titles

    Daniel Payton, recruit757
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ basketball team won the regular season TCIS Conference title this season, and led by coach Kim Aston, look to sweep the tournament title as well this week.

    Aston, is a 1988 graduate of Nansemond-Suffolk. In her playing career as a Saint, Aston scored over 1500 points, garnering a plethora of college offers before deciding on ODU. Once there, she became a team captain in her senior year and helped to lead the lady Monarchs to the NCAA tournament multiple times and in 2007 she returned to coach the team she once played for.

    “It feels good being able to come back and coach, I take a lot of pride in the teams I played for while I was here, It felt like home coming back.” Aston said.

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  • NSA reaches conference semis

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ basketball team easily advanced to the conference tournament semifinals by defeating visiting Hampton Roads Academy 71-27 in Tuesday's quarterfinals.

    "They weren't able to handle our defensive pressure," NSA coach Kim Aston said of the No. 8 Lady Navigators. "We got a lot of points off of our defense." The Lady Saints opened up a 24-4 lead in the first quarter after which, "we took the press off, and we played our subs last night more than we have in any game all year." Nansemond-Suffolk senior guard Harper Birdsong finished with a game-high 21 points to go with four rebounds, four assists and three steals. Aston pulled her four minutes into the third quarter and rested her for the remainder of the game. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • After-school activities and practices canceled - Extended Care and Beyond the Bell closed

    Due to the inclement weather in Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina, all after-school activities, clubs and spring sports practices are canceled. JJV Girls' Basketball practice is canceled and Varsity Girls' Basketball practice is optional. Activity buses will not operate this afternoon. NSA Extended Care and Beyond the Bell will also be closed today, February 24, 2016. Students who regularly ride the bus will depart at their usual times with the exception of the North Carolina route which will depart earlier at 2:45 p.m. 

    Parents should contact their child's division office if they are unable to be here by today's dismissal times. If your child will ride home with another family, please contact your child's division office with that information. All students are encouraged to leave campus when dismissed. Thank you! 
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  • Renee Lassen '13 recognized for balancing military training and challenging mechanical engineering major

    Renee Lassen’s mechanical engineering major demands that she spend hours a day at computers, designing systems and writing code to make those work. But to keep her jam-packed schedule in order, she swears by something positively quaint – a thick, pink paisley day-planner, its pages crammed with her neat, tiny writing. As an engineering third-year at Vanderbilt University, a public affairs officer for the university’s Naval ROTC unit and a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, Lassen is accustomed to finding what works best for varied aspects of her life.

    “It’s honestly time management,” she said. “You have to recognize when your work responsibility takes precedent. You can’t be afraid if you find out all of your friends are going out on a Tuesday night when you have a test the next morning – you don’t have time to do that. Students in some of the other majors might.”

    At a Feb. 8 banquet, the School of Engineering honored its students who participate in ROTC and Vanderbilt athletics. The event recognized all the extra hours of work such pursuits require.

    To continue reading the article from Vanderbilt University, please click here.
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  • Early Dismissal on Friday, February 12

    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy will dismiss all students at noon tomorrow, Friday, February 12, 2016 due to the inclement weather expected in Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina. Since the snow is projected to arrive earlier in North Carolina, the bus to Edenton and Corapeake will not operate. Attendance will be optional for North Carolina students and any absences will be excused. NSA Extended Care and Beyond the Bell will not operate. All after-school games, practices and activities are canceled.  Activity buses will not be running on Friday afternoon.  
     
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  • NSA girls start new streak

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ basketball team rebounded from having its 10-game winning streak snapped on Friday by defeating host Norfolk Academy 43-39 on Tuesday.
    “We came out and we jumped on them pretty quickly,” Lady Saints coach Kim Aston said of the Lady Bulldogs. She estimated her team got an 11-3 lead when the Lady Bulldogs called a timeout. “And then after that point, we did not rebound the ball well, and when we don’t rebound, then we can’t run the fast break,” Aston said. Things continued to unravel from there, she said, adding that though NSA was playing good defense, its failure to secure defensive rebounds allowed Norfolk Academy to get some easy put backs.
     
    The Lady Saints led 19-11 after the first quarter, but then they lost the second quarter 8-7 and the third quarter 9-6, cutting their lead to 32-28 entering the final period. When Nansemond-Suffolk was on offense, the Lady Bulldogs “were playing some junk defense on Harper (Birdsong) and trying to pressure Harper up and down the floor,” Aston said, referencing her senior point guard. “When were able to get the ball to Caroline (Hogg), we were able to score.”

    Hogg, a 6-foot-4-inch senior center, shot the ball well from the floor but got in foul trouble, forcing her to sit out half of the third quarter and half of the fourth. With about two and a half minutes left in the game, Norfolk Academy had cut the Lady Saints’ lead to two, and Aston called a timeout. Then she drew up a play that got the ball to Hogg, and her team ran it three consecutive times, seeing some good results.
     
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  • NSA places 3 in Div. 1

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The 2015 Nansemond-Suffolk Academy football team helped Lew Johnston become a first-time state champion head coach in the final game of his storied career, and on National Signing Day, it yielded another perfect moment at the end of his tenure.
    Saints linebacker/running back Cole Christiansen, running back/defensive back Noah Giles and linebacker/running back Daniel Griffith signed to play football at the NCAA Division I level. Griffith will be a preferred walk-on at Virginia Tech, Christiansen is officially committed to play for the United States Military Academy at West Point and Giles is set to play for the College of William & Mary.

    “With a state championship and three guys signing Division I — again, the storybook ending,” Johnston said. “I guess this is the postscript, so it is really exciting. I’m just so happy for the three of them — not just great football players but great young men. That makes it extra special.”

    A large group of family, classmates, coaches, teachers and administrators gathered in Nansemond-Suffolk’s upper school gym to watch the trio sign.

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  • After banner year, Nansemond-Suffolk preps for banner signing day

    Larry Rubama, The Virginian-Pilot
    Lew Johnston has been a part of many national signing day programs during his coaching career. In all, Johnston – who has coached at Nansemond-Suffolk and Western Branch – said he’s seen nearly 40 players sign national letters of intent to major colleges. Today will be his final one when linebacker Cole Christiansen (Army) and running back Noah Giles (William & Mary) sign, while linebacker/fullback Daniel Griffith is headed to Virginia Tech as a recruited walk-on.

    Johnston announced before the playoffs that he would retire after the 2015 season. The Saints honored him by winning the VISAA Division III championship – his first state title as a coach.

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  • Suffolk Art League’s 32nd annual Exhibit of Excellence

    Tracy Agnew, The Suffolk News-Herald
    First place in the show went to Mitchell Hartman of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy for his reading self-portrait. He said he used a timer on the camera to shoot the photo and took about 60 pictures before he got the right one. He had a different favorite, but that one didn't even make it in the show. "This one's my favorite now," he said.

    Maggie More of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy won second place in the show with her Prismacolor pencil drawing of paintbrushes in a jar. “I love art,” More said, adding that the drawing was a class assignment in which they had to do a “direct observation” — depict something just the way it looks. “I tried to come up with an interesting subject,” she said.

    Buddy White of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy won third place with his photo of a lightbulb, seen through a prism, with a mirror in the background. He said he was looking through a prism at the television when he came up with the idea to experiment with photography involving prisms. “When I saw it in the camera, I thought, ‘This is amazing,’” he said.

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  • Show the Love Week

    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy's Teacher Appreciation Week is almost here! Please join Saints Spirit in celebrating our teachers during our "Show the Love Week," February 8 –12.

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  • Winter Fan Night and the Sophomore Class Spaghetti Dinner


    Winter Fan Night  |   February 4, 2016   |  5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Thomas W. Johnson Gymnasium in the Beazley Center

    Saints Spirit invites you to spend a fun night at NSA! Wear your blue and gold and cheer on the Varsity Boys' and Girls' Basketball Teams! There will be activities and fun for the entire family!
      • 5:30 p.m. Varsity Girls host Norfolk Christian
      • 7:00 p.m. Varsity Boys host Norfolk Christian
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  • Crusaders jump past Saints

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    In its first matchup against Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School of the season, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s boys’ basketball team had a rough night on Thursday. The Crusaders left Nansemond-Suffolk with a 76-38 conference win.

    “Sometimes kids look at the size of the dog that’s in the fight instead of the size of the fight that’s in the dog,” NSA coach Lamont Strothers said.

    Seventeen of the 18 players on the Crusaders’ roster are at least six feet tall, nine of them are 6-feet 4-inches or taller, and several of them displayed plenty of athleticism, as well. Bishop Sullivan charged out to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter, and Saints freshman guard/forward Matthew Patterson’s basket in the waning seconds gave NSA its only points of the period.

    “Once we settled down and realized that we could move the ball and do other things, we started to be a little more efficient,” Strothers said. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA wins with inside game

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ basketball team faced Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School for the second time in nine days on Thursday, and while the result was similar both times, the Lady Saints’ winning method was a bit different.

    NSA did not have 6-foot-4-inch senior center Caroline Hogg when it played the host Lady Crusaders on Jan. 19, and the Lady Saints used strong play on the perimeter led by senior point guard Harper Birdsong to win that game 64-46.
    With Hogg back in the lineup on Thursday, Nansemond-Suffolk’s strong post play in the second half propelled the host Lady Saints to a 53-34 Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools victory. 

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  • NSA has winners; Lady Saints top Knights

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ and boys’ swimming teams competed in an event earlier in January against Norfolk Collegiate School and Peninsula Catholic High School, yielding a variety of NSA individual and relay winners.
    The Lady Saints pulled off Nansemond-Suffolk’s lone team win on Jan. 8, defeating Peninsula Catholic 487-259. Saints senior David Forman was a winner in four different events on the day. He took first in the boys’ 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:59.34, and he won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 52.92 seconds. He helped NSA win the 200-yard freestyle relay, along with senior Matt Minter, junior Cameron Bruce and freshman Nic Psimas. They produced a time of 1:42.52.

    Forman, Minter, Bruce and Psimas won the 400 free relay by default, forming the only team to compete in that event, finishing in 3:56.51. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA Closed Monday, January 25

    NSA will be closed Monday, January 25 due to the condition of the secondary roads in parts of Suffolk and the surrounding areas. As always, the safety of our students is our main priority. All after-school activities and athletic events have been canceled.

    The Art Show and Sale will remain open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    ATHLETIC CANCELLATIONS 
     
    JJV Boys' Basketball vs. Isle of Wight Academy
    JV Boys' Basketball vs. Norfolk Collegiate School
    Varsity Girls' Basketball vs. Norfolk Collegiate School
    Varsity Boys' Basketball vs. Norfolk Collegiate School


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  • Activity Cancellations

    Due to the inclement weather, several activities have been canceled as noted below. Please visit sat.collegeboard.org for information regarding SAT testing center closures.

    We will continue to monitor the weather this weekend and will notify you of any additional cancellations or delays through our website and the Honeywell Instant Alert system. Please make sure that you have registered and set your preferences. Please log in to SaintsNet and visit the Honeywell Instant Alert page on the resources tab for instructions. Stay safe, and have a great weekend! 

    CANCELLATIONS 
     
    Friday, January 22
     
    Varsity Swimming vs. Walsingham Academy
     
    Saturday, January 23

    The Cheering Competition at Norfolk Christian has been postponed until February 13
    JJV Boys' Basketball Blue Team vs. Cape Henry Collegiate
    JJV Boys' Basketball White Team vs. Cape Henry Collegiate
    JJV Girls' Basketball Blue Team vs. Williams School
    JJV Girls' Basketball Gold Team vs. Norfolk Collegiate
     
     

     
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  • Emergency Notifications through Honeywell Instant Alert

    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy uses a system called Honeywell Instant Alert® for Schools to deliver a single, clear message to you by phone, text or email in any combination. Instant Alert is an additional tool to notify you of school closings and delays due to inclement weather. Please make sure that your profile includes your current contact information.
     
    If you have not enrolled, please set your preferences as soon as possible. The instructions and a list of frequently asked questions can be found on our website. Please log in to SaintsNet, and visit the Honeywell Instant Alert page under "Resources." If you need assistance with your profile, please visit https://instantalert.honeywell.com/support, or contact the office manager in your child’s division.
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  • Lady Saints trounce HRA

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ basketball team was able to spread the playing time around its roster on Thursday as it opened its official conference schedule with a 60-25 win against visiting Hampton Roads Academy.

    “I think this was the first game that we had all five starters in double figures,” NSA coach Kim Aston said. And at the same time, “it’s a nice night when all of your kids can get playing time, and they were all able to.”

    After about the first four minutes of play, Aston began making substitutions, and for much of the game, the Lady Saints featured lineups that included a few starters and some reserves. Nansemond-Suffolk entered the game with some confidence that it had a significant advantage against the Lady Navigators, particularly after defeating them 65-18 at their place on Jan. 8.

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  • NSA Closed Friday, January 22

    NSA is closed Friday, January 22, 2016 due to the inclement weather in Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina. All athletic events are also canceled. The Art Show and Sale Sponsors' Reception will be held as planned tonight, Friday, January 22, with doors opening promptly at 6:30 p.m.

    The parents who were planning to bring homemade baked items for the Art Show and Sale Opening Reception on Saturday, January 23, may still drop them off in the Lower School lobby from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Friday or on Saturday morning after 10:00 a.m. As always, the safety of our families is our top priority, so travel safely!
     
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  • NSA tops Lady Crusaders

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ basketball team was able to maintain a comfortable lead for the majority of its contest against host Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School on Tuesday, cruising to a 64-46 win. “I felt like our guards were far superior to their guards,” Lady Saints coach Kim Aston said. “They have mostly post players on their team, so we were able to get out in transition and run the fast break. We scored a lot of points in transition.”

    Nansemond-Suffolk senior guard Harper Birdsong led all scorers with 30 points, adding 12 rebounds, three steals and two assists. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Hogg pushes to make NSA great

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The latest Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week is one of the key reasons Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ basketball team is again on track for a high-profile finish to its season.

    Six-foot four-inch senior center Caroline Hogg has been giving opponents major matchup problems lately as they also work to contain previous Player of the Week winners, junior forward Kelly Hogan and senior guard Harper Birdsong. 

    Congratulations, Caroline! To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA LB Daniel Griffith Decides to Walk on at Virginia Tech

    Andy Hilton, recruit757
    For Nansemond-Suffolk Academy linebacker Daniel Griffith, high school football was a roller coaster. He was known as an excellent athlete early on. His combination of strength and speed at a young age bode well for his recruitment to college. Daniel (SR LB 6-1 225) spent his ninth grade year as a linebacker and quarterback on the junior varsity at Western Branch. He graduated to the varsity in tenth grade and saw a lot of time at quarterback in Greg Gibson’s Double Wing offense. His passing improved along the way (the double wing is more of a run oriented offense) and the Bruins were 17-6 in those two seasons.

    To continue reading the article on recruit757.com, please click here.
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  • Caroline Hogg '16 nominated for Player of the Week

    Congratulations to Caroline Hogg '16, who has been nominated for the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Caroline by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by clicking here or by sending an email with the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.

    Caroline made a significant impact during the Lady Saints’ two games last week. In Thursday’s 59-47 road victory over Norfolk Christian School, she produced 15 points, 16 rebounds, six blocks, three assists and a steal. In a 65-18 road win over Hampton Roads Academy on Friday, she contributed 14 points and six boards. Great job, Caroline!

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  • Lady Saints too much for Ambassadors

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ basketball team visited Norfolk Christian School on Thursday, defeating the Lady Ambassadors 59-47. The Lady Saints showed strength outside of just their top two offensive threats — seniors Harper Birdsong and Caroline Hogg.

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  • Saints go 1-1 to start 2016

    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ basketball team fell 71-52 to host Portsmouth Christian School on Thursday, but the Saints began the 2016 portion of their schedule with a 63-50 Tuesday home win against the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology.

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  • High-water marks at NSA

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Life on the water has never been as smooth for Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s sailing team as it was during its fall 2015 campaign.

    “It was easily the best season we’ve had, the most successful season we’ve had competitively,” Saints coach Pat Hillard said. “We made some pretty big strides. We have been making progress each season. This was kind of a breakout season for us.”

    NSA’s sailing program placed fourth out of 16 teams in the Virginia Interscholastic Sailing Association for 2015. The group of teams includes both public and private schools. In their five season prior to 2015, the highest the Saints placed was 10th, so “we made quite a jump,” Hillard said. 

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  • NSA prepares for art sale

    Allison T. Williams, The Suffolk News-Herald
    North Carolina artist Jaquelin Perry is the featured artist in Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s 30th Annual Art Show and Sale. Perry, a professional painter best known for her paintings of flowers, marshes and beach landscapes, says she is honored to take center stage at this year’s art show. The show, which runs Jan. 23-31, usually raises about $50,000 for the school, said Karen Schompert, director of communications at NSA. All proceeds from the 10-day show are earmarked for arts programs, including chorus, marching band, visual arts and art technology.
     
    “It’s great to be part of this,” said Perry. The Colerain, N.C., resident, during a luncheon at the school Tuesday, said she draws inspiration from her garden, which includes zinnias, hydrangeas and sunflowers, and North Carolina’s beaches and waterways. 

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  • Fearless in the paint

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ basketball team was knocking on the door of a state championship last season. While the Lady Saints have two principal stars, they know that to walk through that door this year, they will need more key contributors.

    As she has done in the past, forward Kelly Hogan, now a junior, showed herself a force to be reckoned with in the paint recently, giving NSA’s opponents at least three players to worry about, counting star seniors Harper Birdsong and Caroline Hogg. Hogan’s heroics led to her being voted the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week this week. Congratulations, Kelly!

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  • Students help out Suffolk's needy pets

    James Thomas Jr., The Virginian-Pilot
    Christmas was filled with lots of love for needy cats and dogs at Suffolk’s two pet care facilities this year thanks to the efforts of some little saints. A holiday toys and supplies drive by lower and middle school students at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy in December benefited pets at Suffolk Animal Care and the Suffolk Humane Society. Members of the lower school’s Animal Lovers Club and the middle school’s Saints for Paws collaborated on the drive.

    Kimberly Brinkley, group leader for the lower school, said between $500 and 700 in supplies was collected. Included were food, treats, blankets, beds, kitty litter and toys.

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  • Kelly Hogan '17 nominated for Player of the Week

    Congratulations to Kelly Hogan '17, who has been nominated for the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Kelly by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by clicking here or by sending an email with the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.

    Kelly helped her team go 2-1 during a South Carolina-based tourney. In Tuesday’s 45-38 win over Mauldin High School, she led her team and tied for the game-high with 15 points, also adding eight rebounds. In Wednesday’s 63-38 win over Charlotte Latin School, she had nine points and two assists with a team-high nine boards and five steals.
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  • Lady Saints go 2-1 in S.C.

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ basketball team recovered from a loss on Monday to win two straight, finishing 2-1 during its time in South Carolina.
    The Lady Saints outscored Charlotte Latin School from North Carolina 63-38 on Wednesday to win the third-place consolation game in the 2015 Seahawk Holiday Classic at Hilton Head Island High School.

    Contrary to an erroneous report in Wednesday’s edition, the Lady Saints lost 33-31 to Niceville High School from Florida on Monday, a defeat which sent them to the consolation bracket for the remainder of the tournament. On Wednesday, NSA jumped out to an 18-2 lead against Charlotte Latin in the first quarter, and the Lady Hawks were never able to recover.

    Senior Harper Birdsong of the Lady Saints had a game-high 29 points on 80-percent shooting from the field. She also had six rebounds, three assists, two steals and made the all-tournament team. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints start well under Strothers

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ basketball team is engaged in the process of learning the game this season under the tutelage of new head coach Lamont Strothers, and the Saints have exhibited signs that the lessons are sinking in.
    After starting the season 1-2, NSA entered its winter break on a four-game winning streak.

    “I think we have the ability to do better than we did last year,” Strothers said, as the Saints went 8-16 last season.

    Strothers’ resume is filled with evidence that he knows exactly what he is talking about as he instructs his Nansemond-Suffolk players. He played basketball professionally for 12 years, including about two years in the NBA. He was drafted in 1991 by the Golden State Warriors but found playing time with the Dallas Mavericks and the Portland Trail Blazers. Then, he played 10 years of pro hoops in Europe, where he began serving as a player assistant coach in 2000. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints sweep rematches in Classic

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy Holiday Classic was a success both for the school and its boys’ basketball team. The Saints followed up their 56-28 defeat of Southampton Academy on Friday with a 57-34 victory over Tidewater Academy on Saturday afternoon.

    NSA coach Lamont Strothers said his team came out a little sluggish against the Warriors because of having just played the night before. The Warriors also played the night before, losing 73-46 to Broadwater Academy, their second straight loss to the Vikings this year. But the Warriors were possibly invigorated by the prospect of revenge on Saturday as they looked to avoid a second loss this season to the Saints, as well. 

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    “Tidewater came out energetic and had a game plan, and we just had to make adjustments,” Strothers said.
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  • Giles, Rogers receive top fall honors

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald male and female Fall Players of the Year for 2015 shined on the gridiron and the field hockey pitch, respectively. One finished with one of the best senior seasons imaginable and the other emerged as team MVP though only a sophomore. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy senior football star Noah Giles and Nansemond River High School sophomore field hockey standout Ashlyn Rogers accepted the awards during a presentation on Monday at Duke Automotive.

    “We’re just really proud of both of them,” Duke Automotive vice president Eley Duke said. “They’re both very deserving, they’re at the top of their sports, and I hope they both go on and do fantastic things with that.”

    “I want to congratulate Noah and Ashlyn, great student athletes who had a superb year,” Suffolk News-Herald Publisher John Carr said. We want to thank Duke Automotive whose sponsorship made this possible, and we look forward to hearing of many more successes from Noah and Ashlyn.”

    Noah Giles cemented a place for himself in NSA history with a season in which he carried the ball 215 times for 2,042 yards and 28 touchdowns, averaging 9.5 yards per carry and 170.2 yards per game. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints double up Southampton

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ basketball team closed out the first day of the NSA Holiday Classic with a 56-28 rout of Southampton Academy. The story of the game looked like it could have been very different after one quarter as the Raiders led 8-5 going into the second period. But they only scored six points the rest of the half, while the Saints exploded for 23 to take a 28-14 halftime lead.
    NSA limited the Raiders to four points in the third quarter, which was key in stretching its advantage to 40-18 by the start of the fourth. No player from Southampton scored more than seven points for the game.

    Saints sophomore point guard Erek Smith led his team with 15 points, with eight coming in the pivotal second quarter. All nine of senior guard Matthew Shiembob’s points for the game came in the same period via a trio of three-pointers. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Sellers makes all-state first team

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ tennis team that advanced as far as the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state semifinals this year had two representatives when the 2015 all-state honors were announced. A committee of coaches from the Division I and Division II levels voted Lady Saints junior No. 1 singles player Elvie Sellers to the VISAA Division II all-state first team, and NSA senior No. 2 singles player Ria Khandpur made the second team.
    Sellers’ selection makes it two years in a row that she been named to the all-state first team.

    “She certainly deserved it,” Nansemond-Suffolk coach Sheryl Raulston said. “She finished the year undefeated against all the Division II opponents all the way through the state tournament. As a junior, that’s quite impressive.”  

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  • Christiansen, Giles take top state honors

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy football team received appropriate state-level recognition after a 2015 season in which it dominated the competition at the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division III level on the way to winning the state championship.

    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy senior linebacker Cole Christiansen records one of his 433 career tackles, an ability which led to his being named the VISAA Division III state Defensive Player of the Year. NSA senior linebacker Cole Christiansen was named VISAA Division III state Defensive Player of the Year, senior running back Noah Giles was named state Offensive Player of the Year, and the Saints garnered 12 all-state selections, including seven on the first team.

    “To me, you win the state in your division, you should reap some of the benefits,” Nansemond-Suffolk coach Lew Johnston said. Reflecting on the Saints’ haul of accolades, he added, “I thought that was very fair. Every kid that got nominated made it on the team.”

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  • Suffolk Foundation awards grants

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Suffolk Foundation recently distributed grants to a number of community organizations working in the arts, education, the environment and human needs.
    This year the Foundation was able to disburse $116,500 to 28 different nonprofit agencies. Since 2007, it has awarded more than $3.2 million in unrestricted and donor-advised grants and scholarships. As the invested funds continue to grow, the Board anticipates being able to support more agencies, and a diversity of needs, with more funds.

    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy — $3,000 to support the Saints Diversity Initiatives.
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy — $5,000 to help support the STEM Innovation Lab with the purchase of additional computers.

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  • Saints produce 2-0 week on court

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ basketball team made itself at home while on the road this past week, following up Tuesday’s win against Norfolk Christian School with a 62-51 victory over Southampton Academy on Friday. The Saints were led by freshman guard/forward Matthew Patterson, who had 18 points, while junior guard Tavon Askew added 14 and senior guard Logan Lokie added 12.
     
    NSA led 16-9 after the first period, 31-23 at halftime and 44-40 after the third quarter before winning the fourth period 18-11. On Tuesday, Nansemond-Suffolk defeated Norfolk Christian 75-61.

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  • Lady Saints top Norfolk Academy

    The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ basketball team achieved a 42-29 home victory over Norfolk Academy on Tuesday. Leading the way for the Lady Saints was senior Harper Birdsong with 18 points to go with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks. 

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  • 2015 State Champion Saints Football Apparel Available Online

    Please click on the link below to order 2015 State Champion Saints football apparel!

    http://nsafball.itemorder.com

    THE SALE DEADLINE EXPIRES PROMPTLY: December 13 at 11:59 p.m.
    • Additional orders will NOT be accepted after sale deadline.
    • If an item becomes unavailable, you'll be notified and your credit card will be refunded.
    • Orders will not be processed until the sale has expired.
    • All screen printed items must reach a 6 item total minimum across the total orders of the sale to be printed - so if you want one, be sure to tell your friends!
    • Orders will not be processed until the sale has expired. Delivery is approximately 3 to 4 weeks from the date that the store closes.
    • Orders will be shipped to your home.
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  • A strong opening stanza

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    This week’s Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week has already proven herself in many ways. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy senior basketball star Harper Birdsong has been a key force on the Lady Saints’ varsity team since she was a standout reserve as an eighth-grader, and she has been a starter since her freshman year.

    She was committed to playing NCAA Division I basketball for George Washington University before the start of her junior season, and then in that junior season, she led the Lady Saints to their first state championship game appearance in school history. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.

    Congratulations, Harper!
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  • Christiansen leads NSA's All-TCIS honorees

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy football team that went undefeated this year in the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools and won the VISAA Division III state championship was honored with 20 all-conference selections, and Saints senior Cole Christiansen was named TCIS football Player of the Year. Christiansen said he was excited when he heard that the coaches around the conference had chosen him for the top player honor.

    “I actually really wasn’t expecting it because there were a ton of good athletes in TCIS this year,” he said. “Coach J told me, and I got a big old smile on my face. I was very happy.”

    NSA coach Lew Johnston, or Coach J, said he was excited about Christiansen’s honor. The two nominations for the Player of the Year award were Christiansen and Saints senior running back Noah Giles. Coaches at the voting meeting were not allowed to vote for their own players. 

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  • NSA junior trio nabs All-TCIS honors

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Junior outside hitter Livi Bono and junior libero Logan Harrell of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ volleyball team were selected to the 2015 All-TCIS first team, while junior setter Nicole Wright was named to the second team.

    The girls were key to the Lady Saints going 26-9 for the entire season and 9-0 in the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools for the regular season. Those three absolutely deserved it,” NSA coach Robyn Ross said of the girls, noting that they “have never been recognized for anything before this year, so to have them making all-tournament teams and all-conference teams was a good indication of how they have grown as players and what other coaches and teams were noticing when they were playing us.”

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  • Join the State Champion Varsity Football Team for a Football Bootcamp!

    Friday, December 11   |   3:15 to 5:00 p.m.
    Kindergarten - Grade 8
    $35 per child or $50 for two children (from the same family)
     
    Arthur E. Jones Athletic Field
     
     
    The Varsity Football Team will lead your child in a football bootcamp with drills on the tackling dummy, a timed 40-yard dash, push-ups, sit-ups, a jump rope workout, footwork drills and a quarterback passing target. Each child will receive a 5 x 7 photo wearing a varsity jersey and will be entered into a drawing to win a special football with the names of our state champion football players.
     
    Registration forms will be sent home with your student next week. On the day of the event, students will meet in the Lower School lobby after-school and will be accompanied to the field by football players and adults. Pick-up will take place in the Golden Saints parking lot next to the Arthur E. Jones Athletic Field. Extended care students will be accompanied from the field back to the Lower School lobby and will be signed-in to extended care. Pick-up will be as usual.

    All proceeds benefit the players and will be used to offset the cost of their championship rings. To register your child, please complete the registration form and send cash or a check (payable to NSA) to the Lower School office.
     
    If you have any questions, please contact Jackie King at king1@nsacademy.org.
    Thank you for your support. Go Saints!
     
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  • SteerSmart: A Comprehensive Safe Driving Program

    Please join NSA for SteerSmart: A Comprehensive Safe Driving Program for students and parents. The presentation will be held from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. this Thursday, December 3 in the NSA Cafeteria.     
       
    The SteerSmart program teaches teens and new drivers about the risks of the road, focusing on decisions and consequences. Students learn about the impact of their decisions, seeing firsthand accounts of fatal and near fatal accidents. The program dissects the anatomy of real and specific crashes and depicts the potential cost of speeding, texting, failure to use a seatbelt and more. 
     
    If you have any questions about the SteerSmart presentation, please contact the Upper School Dean of Students, Patrick Whelan, at pwhelan@nsacademy.org or (757)539-8789 ext. 3314.
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  • Harper Birdsong '16 Nominated for Player for the Week

    Congratulations to Harper Birdsong '16, who has been nominated for the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Harper by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by clicking here or by sending an email with the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.

    Harper helped her team open its 2015-16 season by winning the Virginia Episcopal School tournament last weekend. In the 61-42 title-game win, she led her team with 24 points and eight assists and co-led with eight rebounds. In the 79-42 semifinal game win, she led her team with 26 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
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  • NSA opens season with a tourney win

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ basketball team has gotten its 2015-16 season off to a strong start.
    The Lady Saints began the year by participating in the Virginia Episcopal School tournament over the weekend and won the event.
    They defeated Williamsburg Christian School 61-42 on Saturday afternoon in the tourney title game and reached that stage by routing The Covenant School on Friday evening 79-42.

    Entering the tournament, NSA had only three days of practice with the full team because several members were still finishing up the fall volleyball season.

    “All things considered, I thought we did really well,” Nansemond-Suffolk coach Kim Aston said. “This year we are lot stronger in the ball handling department, and Harper (Birdsong) has a lot more help offensively, so it changed the dynamic of the game from last year to this year, but it changed for the good.”

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  • Bergeron remains top tier talent

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The saying goes that when the going gets tough, the tough get going, and Nansemond-Suffolk Academy junior cross country star Chandler Bergeron has embodied that adage. After bursting onto the scene in 2014, she has faced greater competitive challenges this year, but she has still maintained a presence at or near the top of the results in the girls’ 5,000-meter run.

    Bergeron placed sixth out of 216 runners at the Virginia Independent Schools state cross country championships on Nov. 13. Her placement helped the Lady Saints take fourth out of 22 teams and then led to her becoming the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week. Congratulations, Chandler! 

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  • Daniel Griffith '16 Nominated for Player of the Week

    Congratulations to Daniel Griffith '16, who has been nominated for the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Daniel by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by clicking here or by sending an email with the subject "Player of the Week" to sports@suffolknewsherald.com.

    Daniel's performance on defense and offense helped lead the Saints to a 38-18 state championship victory on Friday night against host Atlantic Shores Christian School. Defensively, he led the Saints with 11 tackles, including three for a loss, and three sacks. Offensively, he connected with senior Noah Serianni for a 28-yard touchdown pass.
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  • Oh when the Saints...

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Four Nansemond-Suffolk Academy football teams have now marched into history as state champions. Each of those teams had a different coach, and Lew Johnston was the latest, adding to the Saints’ rich history while wrapping up his coaching career with his first state title.

    “To be able to go out on top, that’s a dream come true, so that makes it extra special,” Johnston said on Saturday, the day after his Saints defeated Atlantic Shores Christian School 38-18 for the championship.

    He was excited to be able to make his dream come true at NSA.

    “From the day I stepped in the door there to be interviewed, I knew it was a special place,” he said. “I knew it’s where the Lord wanted me to be. He led me there. But the people are just absolutely wonderful. They have welcomed me with open arms.”

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  • Saints carry coach to title

    Matthew Hatfield, The Suffolk News-Herald
    It was the perfect ending to a storied coaching career. The Nansemond Suffolk-Academy Saints traveled to the Virginia Beach Sportsplex with one goal in mind: to capture the VISAA Division III State Championship. To do it, they had to topple an undefeated team in the Atlantic Shores Seahawks. That mission was accomplished, getting contributions from all over in a 38-18 victory that brought the Saints their fourth state title and first in the 41-year coaching career of Lew Johnston.

    "Heck of a way to go out with a great group of kids and coaches. I'm just so blessed," Johnston declared moments after posing for the team picture with fans, coaches, players and family celebrating on the field. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA goes for title

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The big day has arrived for Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s football team as it competes for the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division III state championship tonight at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex.

    The Saints will be vying for NSA’s fourth state football championship this evening. The school’s other three titles came at the VISAA Division II level. Nansemond-Suffolk was the association’s inaugural Division II champ in 1991, then won again in 2000 and 2009.

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  • Chandler Bergeron '17 Nominated for Player of the Week

    Congratulations to Chandler Bergeron '17 who has been nominated for the second week for the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week. Please vote for Chandler by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with the subject “Player of the Week” to sports@suffolknewsherald.com or by clicking here.
    Chandler was a standout at the conference level and proved a standout at the state level on Friday during the Virginia Independent Schools state cross country championships. She placed sixth out of 216 female runners, helping the Lady Saints take fourth out of 22 teams. Great job, Chandler!
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  • Saints headed to states

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s football team punched its ticket to the VISAA Division III state championship game on Friday night with a 43-21 rout of visiting North Cross School in the state semifinals.

    “We’re excited,” said Saints coach Lew Johnston. “This was our goal starting out. We felt we had the type of team that could get us there, and now we’ve got to do it one more time.”

    NSA jumped on the Raiders quickly, scoring 22 points in the first quarter and holding a 37-0 lead at halftime. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Lady Saints advance to state semis

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The singles matches were enough on Tuesday to prove the worthiness of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ tennis team moving on to the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state semifinals.

    The No. 3-seeded Lady Saints defeated visiting No. 6 Chatham Hall 5-1 in Tuesday’s state quarterfinals. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Chandler Bergeron '17 Nominated for Player of the Week

    Chandler Bergeron '17, who is a member of the Varsity Cross Country Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Chandler by 7:00 p.m. tonight by clicking here or by sending an email with the subject “Player of the Week” to sports@suffolknewsherald.com. 

    Chandler took second place out of 64 runners in the girls’ 5,000-meter run that was part of the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools championships on Friday at a muddy and hot Bells Mill Park in Chesapeake. Her time of 20:22.88 helped the Lady Saints earn third place out of six teams competing. Congratulations, Chandler! Go Saints!
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  • Lady Saints advance to state semis

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ volleyball team got its state title defense off to a good start on Tuesday evening.

    The Lady Saints eliminated visiting Trinity Christian School in straight sets, 30-28, 25-12, 25-22, in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state quarterfinals.

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  • Harrell reaches 1,000 digs in win

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ volleyball team defeated visiting Norfolk Collegiate School 25-18, 25-9, 25-9 in the TCIS quarterfinals on Tuesday night.
    During the contest, libero Logan Harrell became only the third Lady Saints player to reach 1,000 career digs and the first to do so in her junior year.

    “Logan is doing amazing,” NSA coach Robyn Ross said. “I have always had really high expectations for all of my players, and she is far exceeding those.”

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  • Johnston to retire at season's end

    Following a win that left his team undefeated in its conference and saw one of his players break a 35-year-old rushing record, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy football coach Lew Johnston announced he will be retiring when the season is over.
    Johnston made the announcement during a team and parent meeting in the upper school gym after the Saints’ home victory over Hampton Roads Academy on Friday.

    “It’s time, as I told them, to give the first fruits of my time and energy to my dear sweet wife, who’s been an absolutely wonderful coach’s wife for 41 years,” he said, recalling the meeting in an interview.

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  • Saints wrap up No. 2 seed

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy football team worked quickly to put Friday night’s game against visiting Hampton Roads Academy out of reach. The Saints took an early 24-0 lead on their way to defeating the Navigators 38-8. The win allowed NSA to wrap up the No. 2 seed in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II rankings, giving the Saints home field advantage for next week’s state semifinal game.

    “We did what we needed to do,” Nansemond-Suffolk coach Lew Johnston said. “We got Noah (Giles) the record, and we started pulling starters in the first quarter.”
    The record Johnston referred to was the NSA regular season rushing record. Prior to Friday night, the high mark for a single regular season had been 1,775 yards, set by Danny Holly in 1980. With a little under 10 minutes remaining in the first quarter, Giles took a hand-off and ran the ball 48 yards for a touchdown, eclipsing Holly’s total.

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  • Christiansen, Giles leaving mark on history

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    It is a particularly great time to be a Nansemond-Suffolk Academy football fan.
    Not only are the Saints strong state title contenders this year and close to winning the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools, they also have two seniors who are inscribing their names into the history books.

    Linebacker Cole Christiansen reached a career total of 407 tackles on Saturday, breaking the NSA record and possibly the TCIS and state records. Meanwhile on offense, running back Noah Giles is 41 yards away from breaking the NSA regular season rushing record of 1,775 yards that has stood since 1980. 

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  • Giles commits to join Tribe

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy senior football star Noah Giles recently made a verbal commitment to take his talents next year to Williamsburg, where he will play for the College of William & Mary.

    “Beginning of freshman year, I didn’t think I would ever be at this point and be able to be blessed enough to go on and play college football,” Giles said.
    But he said during his junior season, as he excelled for the Saints, he started thinking about the possibilities and started attending camps during the offseason to raise his profile as a recruit.

    “I think William & Mary is a great school for me, just a great fit for me,” Giles said. “They have a strong academic program, and their football program is one of the best in the country.”

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  • Harris aids Hornets with versatility

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Former Nansemond-Suffolk Academy volleyball star Caylin Harris'15 has gotten some playing time as a freshman at Shenandoah University, giving the Hornets an opportunity to see what they have in her. That’s been a pleasant discovery.

    “I think she’s done a wonderful job,” said Shenandoah coach Jaime Terenzi. “She’s been in and out of the lineup, so it hasn’t been a permanent positon yet, but I foresee her being a huge, huge powerhouse for us.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Winter Sports Start Dates

    Fall athletics are coming to an end, and our winter sports teams are getting ready for the season to begin. Please see below for practice start dates. All students must have a physical on file to participate. Please contact the Office of Athletics with any questions. Go Saints!
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  • Noah Giles '16 commits to William & Mary

    Andy Hilton, recruit757
    The Tribe of William & Mary picked up a key commitment for their class of 2016 when Nansemond-Suffolk Academy running back Noah Giles gave the coaching staff his verbal commitment.

    Giles, coming off of a game against Greenbrier Christian where he rushed for 221 yards on 22 carries with five touchdowns against the Gators, visited William and Mary and made his verbal commitment to the coaches there. 

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  • To defend and serve

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy junior Logan Harrell earned her way onto the school’s elite girls’ volleyball team as a freshman, and the experience she has gained since then has put her in a great position to lead this year’s squad.

    Harrell has established herself as a standout in the Lady Saints’ service game, a solid outside hitter and a tremendous defender. Particularly because of her prowess as a defender and a server, she has become the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week. Congratulations, Logan!

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  • Wesleyan hosts NSA students

    Staff Reports, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Virginia Wesleyan College hosted 28 high school students from Nansemond-Suffolk Academy on Thursday. The honors biology students visited the college with NSA teacher Laura George, who participated in the NABT/BSCS Biology Teacher Academy held at VWC in July.

    During their visit, the students participated in lab activities, working closely with VWC Professor of Biology Victor Townsend, Batten Professor of Biology Phil Rock, and VWC Assistant Professor of Biology Eric Johnson.

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  • NSA finishes season strong

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy field hockey team followed up a home conference win on Monday with another one on Tuesday, a 1-0 victory over Walsingham Academy that capped off the Lady Saints’ 2015 regular season schedule.

    “I felt like the girls played awesome,” NSA coach Ashley Skinner said. “They played as a team. They really worked hard. Our passing combinations just picked up as the game progressed. We were able to connect passes all the way down the field, so I’m really excited about that momentum going into the conference tournament next week.”

    The game was scoreless in the first half, but freshman Lauren Meyers was able to break through the Lady Trojans’ defense to score an unassisted goal with 17:19 remaining in the second half.

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  • 2015 Homecoming Celebration

    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy welcomed alumni, family and friends back to campus the weekend of October 16-17 for our annual homecoming celebration, but the festivities started earlier in the week for current students. Spirit Week is one of the most fun and exciting weeks at NSA, where students and faculty celebrate being a Saint by showing their unity and dressing up to follow a different theme each day.
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  • Logan Harrell '17 Nominated for Player of the Week

    This week, Logan Harrell '17, who is a member of the Varsity Volleyball Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Logan by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by clicking here or by sending an email with the subject “Player of the Week” to sports@suffolknewsherald.com. 

    Logan made outstanding contributions to the Lady Saints’ 2-0 week. In Tuesday’s 3-2 home win over Norfolk Academy, she had five aces and 46 digs, the most by an NSA player in a single match since stat-keeping began six years ago. In Thursday’s 3-0 home win over Cape Henry Collegiate School, she had 26 digs, three aces and two kills. Congratulations, Logan! Go Saints!
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  • Saints trump Gators in score-fest

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The football teams from Nansemond-Suffolk Academy and Greenbrier Christian Academy produced a score on Friday night that more closely resembled one found on the hardwood than the gridiron, but the visiting Saints were always on the right side of it, winning 66-44.

    “They had a pretty incredible evening,” NSA coach Lew Johnston said of the Gators. “We weren’t playing bad defense.”

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  • Set from the start

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Former Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ volleyball star Brooks Gillerlain '15 has wasted no time in earning acclaim during her freshman season at Randolph College.

    She has been an impact right away for us,” WildCats coach Kara Matthews said. “She has a very competitive mindset which is something, as a coach, that you look for in a setter, so she’s used that to really put herself in a great position for us.

    Gillerlain said it is pretty awesome to have earned a starting spot as a freshman.

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  • Giles on track to run away with NSA's rushing record

    Larry Rubama, The Virginian-Pilot
    Anthony and Tracey Giles didn't want their son to play varsity football when he was a freshman. "My wife and I both had skepticism as far as him being mentally and physically ready to play at that level," Anthony said.

    Nansemond-Suffolk coach Lew Johnston understood, but told them Noah was capable. They agreed Noah would play only at cornerback. During one blowout, Johnston pulled his starters and played his second- and third-team offense and put Giles in at running back. Whether it was fear, talent or a little bit of both, Giles made the most of his first varsity carry.

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  • NSA edges Lady Bulldogs

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ volleyball team improved to 2-0 this season with its victory on Tuesday night, but the match against Norfolk Academy was significantly different than the one it played against the Lady Bulldogs on Sept. 8.
    The Lady Saints won the September match on the road in straight sets, 25-21, 25-8, 25-15.

    “They were down a couple of their hitters when we played them at NA earlier in the year,” NSA coach Robyn Ross said of the Lady Bulldogs, noting their best middle hitter was out then with an injury. So entering Tuesday, “we knew that this match was going to be much tougher than the last one.”

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  • NSA features strong trailblazers

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ cross country team shined on its home course on Thursday. The Lady Saints continued their promising 2015 season as they won as a team and NSA junior Chandler Bergeron won the girls’ 5K at the Nansemond-Suffolk Invitational.

    “I felt like we did great,” NSA cross country coach Terry Crigger said. “The varsity and (junior varsity) girls won it, and we’re really excited about them because both of those are strong teams.”

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  • Bono meets the high standard

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ volleyball team did not become a two-time defending state champion by accident. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy junior outside hitter Livi Bono’s amazing vertical leap and blazing fast arm swing have led to her becoming the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week. Congratulations, Livi! 

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  • Elvie Sellers '17 Nominated for Player of the Week

    This week, Elvie Sellers '17, who is a member of the Varsity Tennis Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Elvie by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by clicking here or sending an email with the subject “Player of the Week” to sports@suffolknewsherald.com. 

    Elvie was undefeated in No. 1 singles play this week, helping her team go 3-0, a run which included a 5-4 team win on Wednesday over host and defending state champion Hampton Roads Academy. In that match, she defeated Lady Navigators star Joyce Fields in singles, 7-5, 6-3, then she teamed with Ria Khandpur to win No. 1 doubles, 8-4. Congratulations, Elvie!
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  • NSA enjoys 3-0 week, tops state champs

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ tennis team ended its week on Thursday with a 7-2 road win against Norfolk Christian School, and it started its week on Tuesday with a 9-0 home win over Peninsula Catholic High School, but the biggest highlight came on Wednesday.

    On that day, the Lady Saints visited Hampton Roads Academy, facing the Lady Navigators whom they lost to in the 2014 Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state championship, and this time, NSA won, 5-4.

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  • Saints take Bulldogs to school

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy gridiron featured a feast for the eyes of current NSA students and alumni alike on Friday night. The Saints ended a three-game losing streak to conference rival Norfolk Academy with a 42-7 blowout win during homecoming. Nansemond-Suffolk coach Lew Johnston said the story of the game was “a lot of Noah Giles and Graham Moore.”

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  • NSA girls’ volleyball tops Lady Knights

    Staff Reports, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ volleyball team topped visiting Peninsula Catholic High School 30-28, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19 on Tuesday evening.

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  • NSA tops state champs in tennis

    Staff Reports, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ tennis team won 5-4 on Wednesday against host Hampton Roads Academy, the team the Lady Saints fell to in the 2014 Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state championship match.

    NSA junior No. 1 player Elvie Sellers clinched the team victory with her win in her singles match.

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  • NSA turns tables on Lady Knights

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Peninsula Catholic High School’s girls’ volleyball team is the only conference team to have defeated Nansemond-Suffolk Academy this year, but the Lady Saints avenged that loss on Tuesday night.

    Instead of falling to the Lady Knights 3-1 like they did on the road on Sept. 15, the Lady Saints won 3-1 at home on Tuesday — 30-28, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19.

    “The biggest difference for us was in that September match we had 86 errors in four sets, and last night, we had 39 errors in four sets,” NSA coach Robyn Ross said. “It was much, much better.”

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  • Saints top Peninsula Catholic

    Staff Reports, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ soccer team defeated visiting Peninsula Catholic High School on Tuesday by the score of 4-2 to achieve its first conference win of the season.
     
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  • 2015 Homecoming Events

    We hope that all of our families, alumni and NSA friends will be able to join us for the Homecoming events listed below! This year, we've added a new, post game party on Friday night that is open to all parents, alumni, faculty, staff and NSA friends who are at least 21 years of age. If you love '80s music, you won't want to miss this event! Cheer on your Saints, tour our brand new STEM Innovation Lab and catch up with friends! GO SAINTS!


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  • Christiansen: NSA’s triple-phase threat

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s football team has a player on its roster that is ranked among the best in the area, and his performance in the Saints’ most recent game showed his skillset is expanding.

    Despite NSA’s loss, senior linebacker/fullback Cole Christiansen had a strong impact in all three phases of the Saints’ game on Oct. 1, leading to him claiming the title of Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the week. 

    Congratulations, Cole! To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Livi Bono '17 Nominated for Player of the Week

    This week, Livi Bono '17, who is a member of the Varsity Volleyball Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Livi by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with the subject “Player of the Week” to sports@suffolknewsherald.com. 

    Livi contributed to a 3-0 week by leading her team with 43 kills. In Thursday’s 3-0 road win over Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, she had 11 kills, seven aces and 13 digs. In Tuesday’s 3-0 home win over Norfolk Collegiate School, she had 12 kills and two aces. In Monday’s 3-0 home win over Southampton High School, she had 20 kills.

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  • Lady Saints rout Bishop Sullivan

    Staff Reports, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ tennis team beat host Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School 7-1 in a conference match that ended up with one singles match unfinished due to darkness.

    For only the second time this season, the Lady Saints had all their regular players back from injury and in the starting singles lineup.

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  • NSA downs Lady Crusaders in straight sets

    Staff Reports, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ volleyball team defeated host Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School on Thursday evening — 25-12, 25-16, 25-14.

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  • Saints shut out Crusaders

    Staff Reports, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s boys’ soccer team produced its first official conference win of the 2015 season on Thursday evening, defeating host Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School 2-0.

    Saints senior Louie Joseph and junior Gustav Berner scored goals during the contest, and senior Michael Luzzatto registered an assist. 

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  • Christiansen, NSA break away for OT win

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The games between Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s and Norfolk Collegiate School’s field hockey teams have been nothing short of competitive this year, but a victor finally emerged in their second meeting. After the Mighty Oaks returned home from NSA with a 1-1 tie on Sept. 17, the Lady Saints returned home from Norfolk Collegiate with a 1-0 overtime victory on Tuesday.

    “It was a fighting match until the very end,” Nansemond-Suffolk coach Ashley Skinner said on Tuesday. “It was a great game to watch.”

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  • Lady Saints rout Norfolk Collegiate

    Staff Reports, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ tennis team was back to full strength on Tuesday, and it dealt visiting Norfolk Collegiate School a 7-2 conference loss. The Lady Saints were pleased to have juniors Allison Gottlieb and Caitlyn Hannah back from injury and in the singles lineup, occupying the No. 3 and No. 4 spots, respectively.

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  • NSA chops down Mighty Oaks

    Staff Reports, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ volleyball team blew out visiting Norfolk Collegiate School 25-11, 25-5, 25-10 on Tuesday evening. Lady Saints junior outside hitter Lindsay Knierbein had a superb match with 10 kills, 13 aces and 23 points on service.

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  • Upper School Students Pledge Their Commitment to the Honor Code

    On Wednesday, September 30, Upper School students continued the tradition of formally and publicly pledging their commitment to NSA’s Honor Code at our Honor Council Assembly. Honor Council Chairman Emily Mason ’16 welcomed the student body by stating that they were making this commitment, “not just because Honor Above All is our school motto, but because as a student body, we regard honor as the keystone of our community. One day, we will all leave NSA and go on to lead our lives in different professions throughout the country and around the globe. But while we are here at NSA, we have come together as one community to take the time to pledge to one another that we will all lead our daily lives guided by a single honor code. Because we have chosen to live within this prescribed code, we will leave NSA with our heads held high, knowing we have lived in an honorable fashion. Our commitment to integrity will be the most important foundation once we depart for college and beyond.”
     
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  • NSA tops Southampton 3-0

    Staff Reports, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ volleyball team defeated visiting Southampton High School on Monday evening in straight sets — 25-10, 25-7, 25-19.

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  • Cole Christiansen '16 Nominated for Player of the Week

    Cole Christiansen '16, has been nominated again for the Duke Automotive Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Cole by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with the subject “Player of the Week” to sports@suffolknewsherald.com or by clicking here.

    Despite his team’s 41-24 Thursday road loss to St. Anne’s-Belfield School, Cole gave an inspired performance. Offensively, he had 10 carries and led the Saints with 128 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, he led his team with nine tackles and also had two sacks and an interception. On special teams, he blocked a punt. Congratulations, Cole!

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  • Lab sparks ideas at NSA

    Tracy Agnew, Suffolk News-Herald
    With five 3-D printers, two laser cutters and not a desk in sight, the Innovation Lab at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy seems more like a workspace at a tech company or government facility than a high school classroom.

    That’s exactly the point, says Elizabeth Joyner, the school’s new STEM learning and innovation specialist. “We’re encouraging students to tinker and play,” she said. “They’re willing to come in and instead of having a study hall or a free bell to sit with their friends, they’re here trying to solve problems.” 

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  • Lady Saints outpace Seahorses

    Titus Mohler, Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy field hockey team traveled to Christchurch School on Tuesday and kept ahead of the Lady Seahorses, leaving with a 5-2 victory.
    Christchuch had an offensive penalty corner advantage, earning seven to Nansemond-Suffolk’s six, but it could not undo the advantage the Lady Saints created with their play.

    “Everyone played as a team,” NSA coach Ashley Skinner said of her players. “We used the entire field,” stretching Christchurch out.

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  • NSA Spreads Offense Around in Win

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy junior outside hitters Livi Bono and Lindsay Knierbein got some help on offense, and junior libero Logan Harrell spearheaded a strong service game, allowing NSA to open conference play with a win on Thursday.

    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy junior setter Nicole Wright recorded 31 assists to further facilitate a Lady Saints offense that thrived on its service game in Thursday night’s match against host Hampton Roads Academy, NSA’s conference opener. The Lady Saints won 25-13, 25-12, 25-14.

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  • After-School Activities and Events Canceled

    Due to the inclement weather, all after-school activities, games and practices have been canceled. NSA Extended Care and Beyond the Bell will remain open until the last child has been picked up. Activity buses will not operate this afternoon, please make arrangements to pick-up your child from Extended Care or Beyond the Bell. Students who regularly ride the bus will depart at their usual times. If your child will ride home with another family, please contact your child's division office with that information. All students are encouraged to leave campus when dismissed.
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  • Lady Saints progress in Oakton

    Titus Mohler, Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ volleyball team fell in the championship match of the Flint Hill Invitational Tournament on Saturday, but some historical context reveals how much the Lady Saints actually achieved in Oakton this season.

    “Last year, when we went to that tournament, we didn’t make it out of the pool play into the bracket play,” NSA coach Robyn Ross said. “Sometimes everybody gets caught up in how much we graduated last year and doesn’t see exactly what these girls are doing this year.” 

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  • Cole Christiansen '16 Nominated for Player of the Week

    This week, Cole Christiansen '16, who is a member of the Varsity Football Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Cole by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by clicking here.

    Cole was instrumental both offensively and defensively in helping the host Saints knock off conference rival Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School 50-32 on Friday night. He had eight carries for 76 yards and three touchdowns and also logged four tackles, one for a loss, and a sack on defense. Go Saints!
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  • Jackson makes big impact

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Many soccer teams are aided by having a prolific scorer on the roster, and the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ team has exactly that in junior Tanner Jackson '17.

    Jackson scored four goals across two Saints victories during the week of Sept. 13, helping him claim the title of Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week. 

    Please click here to read the complete article in the Suffolk News-Herald. Congratulations, Tanner!
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  • Lady Saints Rally for OT Win

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    It was a happy ride home from Williamsburg for the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy field hockey team after it defeated host Walsingham Academy 4-2 in overtime on Thursday.
    “We were down the entire game and came back and won,” Lady Saints coach Ashley Skinner said. “It was a really awesome game.”

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  • Lady Saints go 2-1 in Roanoke

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The girls’ volleyball tournament hosted by North Cross School turned out to be a platform to shine for Nansemond-Suffolk Academy junior outside hitters Livi Bono and Lindsay Knierbein. They helped lead the Lady Saints to a 2-1 record during the event. 

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  • Nash: Radford's next woman up

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Radford University girls’ volleyball program and Highlander fans became a little better acquainted last weekend with what former Nansemond-Suffolk Academy star Kaylor Nash is capable of.

    She has been demonstrating her defensive skills with the Highlanders since her freshman year in 2014, but when both of the team’s setters were sidelined recently with injuries, she suddenly became the go-to girl on the roster to play setter. To read the complete article in the Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints' heart beats Crusaders' size

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School football team has gotten the better of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy in recent years, and by at least one standard they should have done so again on Friday night. But the Saints wouldn’t have it. They built up a 30-point lead by halftime and withstood the visiting Crusaders’ third-quarter rally to win 50-32. 

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  • Tanner Jackson '17 Nominated for Player of the Week

    This week, Tanner Jackson '17, who is a member of the Varsity Soccer Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Tanner by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by clicking here.

    Tanner fueled the offense that helped the Saints have a 2-0 week, extending their winning streak to five games and improving them to 5-1 on the season. He contributed two goals to both Friday’s 4-0 home win over Williamsburg Christian Academy and Tuesday’s 2-0 road win over Peninsula Catholic High School. Congratulations, Tanner!

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  • Lady Saints Bounce Back After Loss

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ volleyball team had an up-and-down week ahead of its participation this weekend in the North Cross Tournament in Roanoke.
    The down part of the week came first, followed by Thursday night’s 25-20, 25-12, 25-14 road victory over Norfolk Collegiate School.

    “They did really well last night, especially serving-wise,” NSA coach Robyn Ross said of her players on Friday morning. “They had a rough night Tuesday against Peninsula Catholic (High School), and they needed to have a good night before they went on to this tournament, so it was good.”

    The Lady Saints’ victory against the Mighty Oaks came largely through serves.

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  • Saints Steamroll Virginia Episcopal

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy's football team had a plan, followed it to the letter and walked away with a 51-6 home win against Virginia Episcopal School on Friday night.

    "That's as good a first half as we've played in five years here," NSA coach Lew Johnston said. "Both sides of the ball just went after it." To read the complete article in the Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Giles uplifts Saints

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Congratulations to Noah Giles '16 who was selected as the Duke Automotive Suffolk News Herald Player of the Week! Go Saints!

    When Nansemond-Suffolk Academy senior running back Noah Giles takes to the gridiron on Friday nights, piling up yardage and touchdowns, his focus is not on being the star. 

    “I want to be the best teammate I can be and just help my team succeed,” he said. “I want my teammates to succeed as much as I want to succeed.”

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  • NSA trumps Williamsburg Christian

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Since opening its season with a loss on Sept. 1, the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ soccer team has put together five consecutive wins, the most recent of which came via a 4-0 final score against visiting Williamsburg Christian Academy on Friday evening.

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  • Lady Saints defeat Crusaders

    Staff Reporter, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ tennis team handed visiting Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School a 6-3 loss Tuesday. To view the complete article in the Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • NSA shuts out Knights

    Staff Reporter, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ soccer team extended its winning streak to four games with a 2-0 victory on Tuesday against host Peninsula Catholic High School. To read the complete article in the Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints shut out Cavaliers

    Staff Reporter, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ soccer team defeated visiting StoneBridge School 6-0 on Friday evening. It was the Saints’ third win in a row this season. To read the complete story in the Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
     
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  • Lady Saints overcome St. John's

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ volleyball team was a bit timid on Friday against visiting St. John’s College High School out of Washington D.C., but then the Lady Saints shook it off to win 24-26, 28-26, 25-14, 25-18. To read the complete article in the Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Noah Giles '16 Nominated for Player of the Week

    Congratulations to Noah Giles '16, who has been nominated for the Duke Automotive Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week. Noah is a member of the Varsity Football Team and helped the Saints to score a myriad of points in their 84-12 win over visiting Fredericksburg Christian School on Friday. He finished the game with six carries for 188 yards, four touchdowns and two 2-point conversions. He also had a kickoff return for 43 yards.

    Please vote for Noah by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by clicking here. Go Saints!
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  • Saints dismantle defending champs

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    It seems quite likely that the Fredericksburg Christian School football team will not be defending its VISAA Division III state championship if it has to go through Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. The visiting Eagles were not even close to a match with the Saints on Friday night. To read the complete article in the Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Saints Shoot at Higher Goals

    Titus Mohler, The Suffolk News-Herald
    The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ soccer team has entered the 2015 season with a balanced roster and an aggressive approach.

    “We’re not content with just being competitive this year,” Saints coach Patrick Whelan said. “We have higher expectations than ever before.” To read the complete story in the Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
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  • Convocation Ceremony Celebrates the Opening of NSA's 50th Academic Year


    On Tuesday, September 1, students, faculty and staff, members of the Board of Trustees and special guests celebrated the opening of NSA’s 50th academic year at our Convocation Ceremony. Madison Goldberg ’16, Student Council President, welcomed the audience and offered words of wisdom to each division.

    Head of School Debbie Russell informed the attendees about all of the exciting changes that occurred over the summer. “In our pursuit of excellence, we changed our food service provider, painted the roofs of the buildings, installed new scoreboards on the football and soccer fields and renovated our food service area. I am pleased to share that we have raised over $5.5 million dollars through our capital campaign, “Our Saints. Our Future. An Investment in Excellence.” The campaign allowed us to make other enhancements to our campus this summer, including the expansion of our Center for Academic Excellence, the construction of our new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Innovation Lab and the installation of a new sound system in the Thomas W. Johnson Gymnasium in the Beazley Center. This year, we also rolled out several new programs for our faculty and staff, including a new hire mentor program, professional learning communities and faculty growth plans to further support their lifelong learning and to further our pursuit of excellence in all areas. We also took a bold step forward and broke ground on our new Lower School campus in Harbour View, which will be open at this time next year. Last, but certainly not least, we made some enhancements to our programs, including changes to our math curriculum in all divisions, the addition of six new electives in the Upper School and the implementation of a seven day rotating schedule in all divisions - all in an effort to enhance the student experience at NSA.” 




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  • Morgan Morrell '18 Nominated for Player of the Week

    Morgan Morrell '18, who is a member of the Varsity Field Hockey Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! She helped her team go 2-0 last week with key offensive input. She contributed a goal to Tuesday’s 2-1 road win over Hampton Roads Academy and then scored twice against Christchurch School on Thursday to help the Lady Saints achieve a 4-2 home victory. 

    Please click here to vote for Morgan by 7:00 p.m. today. Go Saints!
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  • Lindsay Knierbein '17 Nominated for Player of the Week

    Lindsay Knierbein '17, who is a member of the Varsity Girls' Volleybal