By Ryan Pike
Managing Editor for Writing and Reporting
The Jamesville-DeWitt High School class of 2014 hasn’t been slacking in the second semester of senior year- academically or athletically. In fact, three members of the class just finalized their college plans with a bang.
On Feb. 14 at a well-attended ceremony, Peter Crossett, Eric Nuss and Adam Resetarits made official their commitments to attend three different colleges as student-athletes.
Crossett will play football at Colgate University, while Nuss and Resetarits will take to the pitch for soccer at Cornell University and LeMoyne College, respectively.
While the ceremony for the threesome was initially scheduled for National Signing Day, Feb. 5, the proceedings could not take place due to a snow day. “That was a curveball,” Crossett joked.
The rescheduled ceremony, planned for Valentine’s Day, was put in jeopardy when J-D got a rare two-hour delay. Fortunately, it did end up taking place.
Crossett, an All-CNY middle linebacker who started for three years and captained the squad for two, leaves J-DHS as its all-time leading tackler with 376 tackles. He committed to Colgate in November of 2013, just before longtime head coach Dick Biddle retired. “It was a smooth transition,” he said of the swap of Biddle to the new head coach, longtime assistant coach Dan Hunt.
Nuss, a defender, was a varsity competitor his freshman and sophomore years at J-DHS before deciding to play out his final two years of high school with the United States Soccer Development Academy. Nuss is a starter for the Revolution Empire academy team. He had offers from Syracuse University, SUNY Binghamton (where his sister, Emily, plays soccer) and Brown University. “I came to Cornell on my official visit and I’ve loved it ever since,” Nuss said. He committed shortly after that visit in May 2013 and will major in biological sciences.
Resetarits, an All-CNY midfielder, had 12 goals and eight assists during his senior season. He committed to LeMoyne in October of 2013. “I’m ecstatic,” Resetarits said. “LeMoyne is probably my first choice. It’s a really great school to attend, and also, they have a good soccer team.” He intends to major in business and minor in finance.