Nick Kozlowski is a 16-year-old junior at . He started playing Lacrosse three years ago, and has continued to excel as a team leader and player.
“Nick is one of those kids that just dove into it and just loves lacrosse,” Coach Bo Adams at Mill Creek said. “He doesn’t want to do anything else but lacrosse, and he works really hard at continuing to get better.”
Kozlowski is a lefty that plays middie (midfield) and LSM (long stick midfield). Last year he was recognized as the second team all-county, set the school record for the most ground balls and was one of the top scorers. This year his stats look even better.
“He has 33 goals, 11 assists and 79 ground balls, which is really good,” Adams said. “Last year he was our leading ground ball player and he was right around this same number for almost the whole season. He has really picked up his production on ground balls, and it has a lot to do with him playing long stick middie with the long pole.”
Kozlowski’s hard work and determination to improve can be seen in the skills that he brings to the field.
“He has very good footwork and strong stick skills.” Kozlowski’s dad Todd Kozlowski wrote in an email to Dacula Patch. “He can play one-on-one defense and has the ability to take the ball away, get to the ground ball, and push transition from defense to offense very quickly.”
Kozlowski was recently voted as one of Gwinnett Counties Super Six. He also played LSM for the Georgia Copperheads on the National Team this past summer and fall, and was chosen for the All-Star Team at the Soco Tournament, where he scored the game-winning goal.
In addition to his many accomplishments, Kozlowski is a great leader.
“He does a great job getting everyone prepared and ready,” Adams said. “It is not just about Nick, he is a team player and he is definitely one of the lead players on our team. He has been there for us in the big games, and he brings a lot of momentum to our team because he is such a good player.”
Kozlowski’s father said that his goal is to play at the highest competitive level of Lacrosse in college and he is being looked at by division one schools.
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