2013 MAPS Prep/Private School Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year: Tate Jozokos ‘13 Governor’s Academy
Governor's Academy midfielder Tate Jozokos '13 is our 2013 Mass Prep Stars Prep/Private School Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year.
Jozokos concluded his high school lacrosse career with a stellar senior campaign in which he totaled 42 goals and added 10 assists in just 16 games.
The University of North Carolina-bound midfielder was named the ISL MVP this Spring, following up ISL lax championships in 2011 and 2012 (ISL Tri-Champions). Despite finishing as runners-up in 2013, Jozokos leaves Governor's Academy as one of the most decorated athletes ever to compete at the Byfield, Mass. power.
"While the season did not end with an ISL Championship, I feel that I took my game to the next level and for that I owe my coaches and teammates my gratitude," Jozokos told Mass Prep Stars. "I came into my final season at Govs with high expectations for myself and the team. Each day, the coaches challenged me to develop my game , lax IQ and my teammates pushed me to work harder."
An elite football player, who was also voted ISL MVP the past two falls, Jozokos graduates Governor's Academy as one of the "Winning-est" student-athletes in recent ISL history.
"My overall experience at Govs was surreal," Jozokos said. "I could not imagine myself at another Prep School. Over the past 3 years, Govs helped me mature on and off the field, while challenging me academically and athletically. While there are many fond memories, my favorite moment would have to be my sophomore year when we had the undefeated season and were named undisputed I.S.L champions."
Jozokos had the honor of concluding his high school career as a member of the first annual Boston Lax All-American game. The game featured the top players from Eastern, Central and Western Mass., along with the top players from the ISL. The game was played last Monday night at Harvard Stadium, and Boston Lax is donating all proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project and the One Fund.
"It was great opportunity and I really enjoyed the experience," Jozokos said of playing in the game. "Boston Lax should be commended for a job well done and I hope they plan to continue the event."
Read our One-on-One with Jozokos from the pre-season here and check out Jozokos below, in early game action, as he scores one of tthe first goals in the Boston Lax AA game. (Jozokos in White / One Fund #13 at the 2:51 mark).
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