Jared graduated from Corning East in 1996 where he played defenseman for the Trojans for 2 years. He helped the team reach 2 state final games. He was All League Defensive player of the year as a senior. While at east, his teams only lost 3 total games and 2 were in the state finals. He played for Western in the Empire games his senior year. He graduated from Pennsylvania in 2000 where he lettered as a freshman and helped the team to its first. 500 season in IVY League play.