Nowak is ideal for the Frontier League as he can play the outfield as well as 1B and 3B. He even pitched in college. He was selected in the 2010 draft in the 13th round out of Mount Olive College in North Carolina. In 2012, Nowak hit .281 with 26 doubles and 44 RBI for High-A Frederick. Despite those numbers, he was released and signed on with a team in the Independent Can-Am League in 2013 and hit .241 over 81 games. Nowak then played all of 2014 with Evansville in the Frontier and hit .265 in 75 games. He was released by Evanville in August of this season and joined Joliet. Nowak hit a school record .446 in 2010 for Mount Olive. Former Slammer Bobby Leeper is 3rd on that list with a .443 avg. in that same season. He spent his first three collegiate seasons at Stoney Brook U. before transferring to Mount Olive.