Hereford attackman JD Nozemack was a US Lacrosse All-American after another stellar season for the Bulls. He finished with 75 goals and 51 assists for 126 points, leading Hereford to the Class 3A/2A state semifinals. Nozemack has committed to Monmouth.
How honored were you to be named a US Lacrosse All-American?
JD Nozemack: It was a great honor and what made it even better was that I got to make it with one of my best friends, Scott Middleton, who I've played with since I was 5.
How has your game improved over the last year?
JDN: I've worked a lot in the offseason on my speed and strength. This has helped me have more balance in goals and assists. I'm seeing more face guarding and double teams, so I've had to really focus on feeding.
Did you play any summer or fall lacrosse, and/or did you compete in any other sports?
JDN: Yes, this summer I finished out my club lacrosse experience with Lax World, where I really had fun every summer and fall. I also had a great experience at Inside Lacrosse Committed Academy, where I got to play with some of my future Monmouth teammates. Finally, I got to play in the [National High School Lacrosse Showcase] with Hereford, where we are one of the only public schools playing against the top schools in the country. In terms of other sports, I am playing golf for Hereford this fall. I am also playing in a fall lacrosse league and working out with my Hereford teammates.
What are your goals for the upcoming lacrosse season?
JDN: Our team has one goal and that's to win the state championship. Last year I had 126 total points, but we didn't win it all. This year I will need to do more in order for us to win states.
What made you decide to choose Monmouth to continue your education and lacrosse career?
JDN: Monmouth was a school that I initially knew nothing about. Their 5-year MBA program and beach location made it an easy choice. As far as lacrosse, I wanted to play at the highest level and be part of something new. From early on, the coaches' communication with me has been great, and I can't wait to be a Hawk next year.