Robert Erskine Nevitt '73

Hailing from Long Island, Kin Nevitt was supposed to know how to handle a lacrosse stick, but the EHS athletic community soon recognized an equally gifted football player in him. That the entire offensive scheme was designed around him was testimony to his talents on the football field. In lacrosse, Mr. Nevitt won four varsity letters and was named to the All-American team in 1973. He excelled on the field, and as captain, he lead the team to an undefeated season in 1972.
In football, Mr. Nevitt lettered four years, played quarterback and tailback, and was elected captain of the team his senior year. A knee injury before the first game of his senior season prevented him from playing and he spent that fall and winter rehabilitating his knee. When spring came in 1973, any worries about his ability to play lacrosse vanished. Double-teamed, he would pass off, take the return, and score. One-on-one with the goalie, he'd stare him in the face and stick the ball in the corner of the net. Covered by a defenseman, he would glide across the front of the crease cradling the ball, and – never facing the goal – shoot over his shoulder, into the net. He set the school's points record, won the lacrosse award, and served as a Monitor.
At Roanoke College, he lettered four years in lacrosse, was captain his senior year, All-South Atlantic Conference four years in a row, second team All-American twice, voted Best Athlete at the college, and inducted into the Roanoke College Hall of Fame. He lives in Huntersville, North Carolina, where he works for RJR Nabisco.