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Nate Jones

School

United State Military Academy

Position
Attack
Major
Business Management
Nate Jones

Classroom

At the United States Military Academy, the classroom is made up of three pillars to achieve leadership excellence: academic, physical and military. Nate Jones excels across all pillars at the Academy and is recognized by not only his teammates, but by the Academy’s leadership for his accomplishments. Academically, Jones majors in business management and ranks in the top of his class. Jones dons the German proficiency badge and air assault badge for his accomplishments in the classroom and in military training. This past summer, Jones was selected to participate in the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Rotation and before that was a U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School Cadre Squad Leader.

Character

Notes from Head Coach Joe Alberici: “Nate Jones has been in a unique position for us as a four-year starter which is unusual in our program. It has been great to see him mature from a young man who always worked hard and was concerned about developing his own game into the senior captain where he has been immersed in helping develop our team. He is consistently working on ways to better all of us, and that is what that institution is about—giving a pathway for guys to be a great leader—and that is clearly what Nate has done in our program. Nate has always been invested in the military side of things and has been a great company mate, teammate and mentor.”

Community

Cadets partake in many events that involve the community, and he exemplifies selfless service. In an extremely competitive and grueling academic institution, Jones takes time to enhance lacrosse throughout the community. The senior helps grow the game by coaching in the Virginia area and is the first to volunteer for youth camps and clinics put on at West Point.

Competition

Jones is the 2019 team captain. In 2018, he started in all 13 contests for Army, led the squad in goals and points, was second in assists and boasted 23 goals and 10 assists for 33 points on the season. He posted four hat tricks in 2018, which came against UMass (2/10), NJIT (2/13), Colgate (3/24) and Navy (4/14). He posted a career-high five points against UMass in 2018 as well as notched seven multi-goal games, amassed three multi-assist games, boasted multiple points in every contest except against Notre Dame and netted a man-up goal opposite Mass. He tied his career-high in ground balls at Lafayette (3/3/) and caused a career-high two turnovers at Boston U(4/7). Jones totaled 20 ground balls and three caused turnovers in 2018.