10/5/12 3:04 PM
Hamilton Nationals attackman Joe Resetarits did not have to wait long for his name to get called at the 2012 NLL Entry Draft on October 1st. The Hamburg, NY native, who sat in the front row of seats at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, made his walk to the podium just 25 minutes into the draft.
“I am looking forward to competing. It’s a dream come true. To go in the first round is pretty exciting,” said Resetarits, who went sixth overall to the Calgary Roughnecks.
Resetarits was a highly-sought after forward, following two stellar seasons in Major Series Lacrosse with the Brampton Excelsiors. In 2012, he led the team in goals with 18 in 12 games, as part of a 28-point season. In 2011, he was a member of the Mann Cup Championship team.
The 22-year-old also flourished in Major League Lacrosse with Hamilton. The rookie scored 11 goals and notched 14 points in 10 games. He joined the Nationals after completing his college career at the University at Albany. In 2012, he was awarded the conference’s Player of the Year. He also garnered First Team honors for the third time in his career, averaging 5.60 points per game against America East opponents.
Resetarits ended his career with a goal in 49 consecutive games. His four goals in the Semifinal victory over UMBC helped the Great Danes advance to the America East Conference Finals. Resetarits, who finished third in goals per game at the Division I level, was awarded Honorable Mention All-American honors in 2012. He finished his career with the Great Danes with 169 points (125+44) in 50 games.