Coach’s Corner: May Wrap Up

Senior Ath narrow- for the webWe are pleased to announce that many Norfolk Academy student-athletes in the Class of 2014 have committed to participate in varsity sports in college.  Much sacrifice and hard work has brought  great success to these Bulldogs.  Now we look forward to seeing these alumni in action for another four years!  Let’s take a look at some interesting facts about this outstanding group of young men and women.

Norfolk Academy Class of 2014 Student Athletes Playing in College

By the Numbers:

22: Number of NA student-athletes who have committed to compete on a college varsity team

15: Number of different sports that NA students will play at the next level

11: Number of NA student-athletes who will compete at the Division 1 level

11: Number of NA student-athletes who will compete at the Division 3 level

5:  Number of NA student-athletes who will compete in the Ivy League

5: Number of boys and girls playing lacrosse at the next level

4: Number of pairs of athletes going to play at the same institution (Haverford, Columbia, Hampden Sydney, Coast Guard)

1: Number of NA student athletes that will retain the Bulldog as their mascot  (Go Yale!)

Here is the list of Class of 2014 Bulldogs playing varsity sports in college:

Madison Acra, Lacrosse – Washington College
Joe Bedford, Diving – Yale University
Robbie Berndt, Lacrosse – Sewanee: University of the South
Ben Diskin, Crew – Cornell University
Kristyn Fogg, Softball – Wilson College
Josh Freeman, track and Field – Princeton University
Ainsley Gill, Field Hockey – Duke University
Elizabeth Gill, Volleyball – Sewanee: University of the South
Hannah Herring, Sailing – Coast Guard Academy
Tyler Holmes, Football – Columbia University
Emily Martin, Basketball- Haverford College
Brac McKee, Lacrosse – Bucknell University
Trey Moore, Football – Coast Guard Academy
Aven Oliver, Golf – Randolph Macon College
Drew Ott, Soccer – Virginia Tech
Walt Plumlee, Basketball – Haverford College
Dustin Runzo, Wrestling – Davidson College
Marshall Via, Lacrosse – Hampden Sydney
Ryan Wade, Lacrosse – United States Naval Academy Preparatory School
Greg Washington, Football – Columbia University
Grant Wiggins, Track and Field – Villanova University
Hunter Windley, Lacrosse – Hampden Sydney

Good luck to our accomplished student-athletes from the Class of 2014.  What you’ve done in high school is the foundation for what you are about to experience.  New challenges, new levels of hard work and competition are on the horizon.  Face those challenges head on and rise to be the strongest contributor you can be.

If you are a current student-athlete at Norfolk Academy and you are looking to play at the next level, please take advantage of the informational and support resources available to you.  Talk to your coaches, talk to your college counselor, and just as important, talk to the student-athletes listed above to gain  firsthand perspectives about the recruiting process and what it’s like to be part of a collegiate team.

Go ‘Dogs.  Win The Day.

Coach Monninger, College Counseling Coordinator for Student-Athletes
Norfolk Academy
Spring, 2014