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#8 Brian Nana-Sinkam
Position: Defender
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lititz, Pa.
High School: Manheim Township
Club: PA Classics
Major: Product Design
In The News
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  • 10/19/15: Lancaster County grads spark Stanford men's soccer - Bill Arsenault (Lancaster News Press)

Career Accolades | Career Statistics and Single-Game Highs

  • 2015 Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention
  • 2014 Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention

As a Junior (2015) | Game-by-Game Stats

  • Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention
  • Started all 23 games at center back alongside Tomas Hilliard-Arce
  • Converted for the Cardinal in its penalty shootout win against Akron in the NCAA semifinals (12/11) 
  • Tied a career high with three shots against VCU (9/6)
  • Stanford's defense surrendered just 15 goals, its lowest total since 2001 (13)
  • The Cardinal finished sixth nationally in goals against average (0.62), the sixth-best mark in program history

As a Sophomore (2014) | Game-by-Game Stats

  • Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention
  • Started all 18 games in which he appeared on Stanford's back line
  • Scored his first collegiate goal in Stanford's 3-2 win at California (11/16)
  • Goal in Berkeley came in the 35th minute, was Stanford's second and helped the Cardinal clinch its first Pac-12 Championship since 2001
  • Season-high three shots came in 1-1 home draw with UCLA (10/12)
  • Stanford’s Pac-12 championship defense allowed just 17 goals, its lowest total since 2007, and led the Pac-12 with a 0.85 goals against average
  • Cardinal topped the league in goals against average for the first time since 2002 (0.61)
  • Team goals against average ranked 38th in the nation

As a Freshman (2013) | Game-by-Game Stats

  • Made eight appearances and four starts
  • Played full time in his first three starts against Maryland (8/30), Santa Clara (9/7) and Grand Canyon (9/13)

High School/Club

  • A 2013 graduate of Manheim Township High School in Lancaster, Pa.
  • Earned three letters in soccer and one each in basketball and tennis
  • Named All-Lancaster-Lebanon League Second Team All-Star in 2011
  • Played for PA Classics from 2009-13
  • U-16 team finished sixth at USSDA Finals week in 2012
  • Saw action with the Philadelphia Union reserves (MLS)


  • Born in Lancaster, Pa.
  • Parents are Samuel and Peggy Nana-Sinkam
  • Has three older siblings, Christopher, Samuel and Alexandra
  • Christopher played basketball for Swarthmore College, Samuel played football for Bucknell and Alex attends Stanford and was a Stanford Dolly