Junior (2011): Earned his way onto the team during the fall of 2010 through walk-on tryouts...appeared in one game, against BYU getting one at bat.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years in baseball and two in soccer...all-league 5A Metro League and team captain as a senior...first-team all-state academic and all-league 5A Metro League as a junior...helped lead Coronado to 5A Metro League title as a sophomore...high school baseball coaches were Rob Lizzaragga and Russell Jaffey...National Honors Society member...Academic Excellence award winner.
PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 16...has two siblings...nickname is Vic and "The Inflictor"...attended the USAFA Prep school prior to attending the Academy...aspires to become a civil engineer...is a black belt in Kempo Karate...favorite book is Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz...credits his father as having the biggest influence on his sports career...son of Vito and Laura Iacobbo.
Getting to know Victor:
Greatest moment in sports: Winning the 5A metro league championship my sophomore year in high school.
Hobbies: woodwork, hiking, listening to music, watching tv on occasion.
Favorite food: Italian and Mexican.
Person in history you'd like to meet and why: Leornardo di Vinci because he is the original renaissance man.
Something not many people know about you: I can ice skate pretty well and I was/am a black belt.
Who's had the biggest influence on your sports career and why: My father because he taught me how to push past my limits and not to quit.
Most noteworthy thing(s) about your hometown: Pikes Peak & USAFA.
Favorite athlete and why: Derek Jeter because I admired him when I was younger and he still is a role model in the league. He is a player's player and he is a gentleman's gentleman.
Pregame rituals: Haka
If you could be on any reality TV show, what would it be? Wipeout.
What do you have on your iPod? I like it all: country, hip hop, rock, jazz, R&B.
If you could trade places with one of your teammates for day, who would it be and why? Coach Bicknell, so I could know what it is like to be "the champ" for a day and for Coach Bicknell to experience what is like to be a Cadet for a Day!
How did you spend your summer? I worked in Jacks Valley in two separate civil engineering programs as a logistics officer. It is pretty much like being a construction worker all summer. I also finished building my brother a clubhouse during my leave.
Favorite quote: "Aim high, achieve higher, appeal to His highest. --Mom (Laura Iacobbo)
Why I came to the Academy: "I came to the Air Force Academy to experience something that few people will ever be able to. I came to tackle obstacles and test myself against other extremely determined people."