Every year there is a "Take Your Child to Work Day" that gives parents a chance to educate their kids on what they do for a living and enjoy being together in the workplace. In the case of Alex Rozak of Massachusetts Maritime, every day he gets the chance to be with his father who works at the prestigious academy.
Rozak's father is Captain Edward Rozak, Vice President of Student Service, Commandant of Cadets at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Although for some it may be weird to bump into your dad on campus, it made the transition to life on campus easier for him and strengthened their relationship.
In his final year at Massachusetts Maritime, Rozak is finishing up his degree in energy systems engineering and shortly after will be joining the work force at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Connecticut designing and building nuclear submarines. He is a two-time MASCAC Spring All-Academic honoree for achieving a 3.2 GPA either cumulative or in the previous semester.
Outside of the classroom and baseball diamond, Rozak holds a very special position within the Academy. He is the Regimental Commander and is in charge of carrying out the tasks and functions of the President and the Commandant of Cadets. This entails the coordination of daily functions such as Morning Formation where the whole school marches onto our Parade Field to salute the flag while the national anthem is played and taking accountability of the entire Regiment as well as daily inspections.
Having a love of baseball ever since we was able to throw a ball, coming to Massachusetts Maritime gave him not only the chance to get the education he wanted but also play the game he loves. Over three seasons with the Buccaneers, he has amassed seven wins, 47 strikeouts and a complete game over 82.2 innings. This season he got the win over Emerson College with a six inning, two hit, no run effort in the 7-0 victory.
Despite all the education and experience that the school provided for him, it was the lessons he learned from recently retired Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach Bob Corradi that he will stick with him for life. The passion that Corradi showed is a trait that Rozak wants to take with him when he coaches one day.