Christiansen named Lott Player of the Week

Published 8:55 pm Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Former Nansemond-Suffolk Academy standout Cole Christiansen was voted Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week.

With a 16-tackle effort in a loss against Air Force, the former Saint standout earned the Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week award. It was a career high for the Suffolk native.

Christensen has had a strong season for Army. He leads the team in tackles with 89, which is 26 more than the next player. He has also forced two fumbles and has collected 2.5 sacks. Army will receive $1,000 for its general scholarship fund in recognition of Christiansen’s performance.

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The Suffolk native was a part of the Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list heading into the season. A couple of games into the season, he had been chosen for the quarterfinals list. Christiansen, in his senior season, is a two-time team captain for Army at West Point and was an All-Independent first team linebacker.

At NSA, Christiansen helped lead the Saints took a state title in 2015. He played running back and linebacker and was a two-time Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association State Defensive Player of the Year. He is a three-time All-State and All-Conference selection and is also a two-time Conference Player of the Year.