We are pleased to announce that many Norfolk Academy student athletes in the Class of 2015 have committed to participate in college varsity athletics. Tremendous sacrifice and hard work has brought great success to these Bulldogs. We now 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 ‘15 Committed Student Athletes by the Numbers:
23: Number of NA student athletes who have committed to compete on a college varsity team.
14: Number of NA student athletes that will compete at the Division 3 level.
13: Number of committed college athletes that played 2 or more sports for NA.
11: Number of NA student athletes who will continue their career at an institution located in the state of Virginia.
11: Number of different sports that NA students will play at the next level.
7: Number of NA student athletes that will compete at the Division 1 level.
5: Number of boys committed to play college football this fall.
5: Number of pairs of student athletes playing for the same institution
(Sewanee, Hampden-Sydney, Randolph, Mary Washington, McDaniel).
2: Number of NA student athletes that will compete at the Division 2 level.
2: Number of NA student athletes that will compete in the Ivy League.
Here is the complete list of the committed student athletes and their destinations:
Tyler Banister, Track and Field- Lehigh University Demitri Boyce, Football- University of Virginia’s College at Wise
Zach Bracken, Football- Sewanee: The University of the South
Walker Brown, Lacrosse- Washington and Lee University
Courtney Byler, Field Hockey- Davidson College
Alex Connell, Soccer- University of Virginia
Jack Dickerson, Swimming- Hampden-Sydney College
Anna Dickinson, Swimming- Liberty University
Tanner Elliott, Baseball- University of Mary Washington
Brian Higgins, Soccer- Randolph College
Kelsey Kirkman, Golf- McDaniel College
Nick Lewis, Football- Pace University
Parker Marshall- Lacrosse, Stevens Institute of Technology
Foley McMahon- Lacrosse, University of Mt. Union
Cal Neikirk, Track- Pomona College
Isiah Nelson, Baseball- Old Dominion University
Allan Parrott, Football- Sewanee: The University of the South
Ellie Randolph, Track and Field- Princeton University
Austin Ryan, Swimming- University of Pennsylvania
Brian Shivers, Football- McDaniel College
Robert Tata, Soccer- University of Mary Washington
Will Wilson, Lacrosse- Hamden-Sydney College
Josh Yeast, Basketball- Randolph College
Good luck to our accomplished student athletes from the Class of 2015. You have represented Norfolk Academy extremely well. Everything that you have accomplished at Norfolk Academy will give you the foundation to succeed in college. Be ready to face new challenges and higher levels of competition. Face those challenges head on and rise to be the strongest team contributor that 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 information and 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 is like to be part of a college team.
Norfolk Academy’s College Counseling Coordinator for Student Athletes