High School: Lettered three season under head coach Steve Bucchignano at St. Joseph High School ... Named to the 2013 Perfect Game All-Northeast Region second team ... Struck out 43 batters over 36.0 innings as a senior, posting a 3.89 ERA ... Totaled 25 strikeouts in 24.0 innings of work as a junior ... One of the nation's top 1,000 prospects according to Perfect Game Crosschecker ... Also played for the NJ Marlins travel team ... Four-year letterwinner in basketball, leading St. Joseph to the state championships in 2012 and 2013 ... Garnered all-area honorable mention accolades as a senior in basketball ... Four-time Middlesex County champion ... An Eagle Scout ... Graduated Summa Cum Laude ... 2013 Scholar-Athlete Award recipient ... Vice president of the National Honor Society ... National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student ... Member of the Science National Honor Society.
Personal: Born James John Ziemba on August 10, 1994 in New Brunswick, N.J. ... The son of Jim and Maureen Ziemba ... Has one younger sister (Mary) ... Cousin Laura Stark was a member of the Georgetown swimming and diving program (2006-09) ... Cousin Jamie Stark attends Duke and is a manager for the men’s basketball team.