2015 Team Preview: The Norfolk Academy Bulldogs



By John Nolan 
Assistant Director of Scouting-Prep Baseball Report VA/DC

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As we prepare for the upcoming 2015 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Norfolk Academy
Nickname:
Bulldogs
Class/Division:
Division I
District/Conference:
Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools
Head Coach:
Scott Fowler
Twitter Handle:
@athleticsna
2014 Overall Record:
24-5
2014 Post-Season Finish:
TCIS Tournament champions, VISAA Semi-finals

Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 8
Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers:
6

TOP RETURNERS (Commit)

Ryan French, IF, 2015

Ross Kazakis, C, 2015 (Sewanee)
Isaiah Nelson, LHP, 2015 (Old Dominion)
Jack Sessoms, OF, 2015

Michael Parsons, LHP/1B, 2016
Matthew Cooper, C/OF, 2017 (Ranked #6 in Virginia and #45 Overall)


Other Players of Interest for the Bulldogs:  Nico Moscoso (OF, 2017)

Outlook:
Norfolk Academy had an outstanding 2014 season, winning the TCIS Tournament and running to VISAA State Semi-Finals before their season came to an end. The Bulldogs have lost TCIS Player of the Year, Jack Markey, to graduation, but otherwise return their entire team this spring. Norfolk Academy’s pitching staff will be led by Isaiah Nelson (LHP, 2015), and Michael Parsons (LHP, 2016). The Bulldog line-up will be anchored by seniors Ross Kazakis (C, 2015), Jack Sessoms (OF, 2015), Ryan French (IF, 2015) and youngster Matthew Cooper (C/OF, 2017). Norfolk Academy is the early favorite to repeat as the TCIS champs in 2015 and should compete for the VISAA Division I Championship. 

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