Petar Jackovich
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    Petar Jackovich

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    New Lenox, Ill.

    High School:
    Lincoln-Way Central

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 225

    Position:
    Center

    2012: Played in all 31 games for the Falcons ... finished fifth on the team with 22 goals on the year ... also recorded nine assists and eight steals on the season ... scored 10 goals in the Air Force Tournament, including a career-best four goals in a win over Fresno Pacific ... named the Air Force Co-Athlete of the Week following his performance in the Falcons' home tournament.

    2011: Earned a varsity letter, playing in every game for the Falcons ... named to the WWPA All-Freshman team ... scored 10 goals and three assists on the season ... also recorded nine steals.

    High School: Lettered four years in water polo ... two-time team MVP (2010-11) ... third-team all-state honoree in 2011 ... all-conference selection and first-team all-sectionals honoree ... two-time USA Water Polo Academic All-American ... played for the Windy City Water Polo club team, as well as the Midwest Zone ODP team ... ODP team placed first at the East-West ODP Regional Championships ... chosen for 2010 Junior National Selection and Training Camp ... also lettered four years in swimming and one year in football.

    Personal: Member of cadet squadron 14 ... son of Daniel and Desa Jackovich ... father played football at Utah State, while uncle, Milo, played football at Illinois Benedictine ... majoring in operations research ... would like to be an OR analyst following graduation ... hobbies include playing water polo, eating, watching movies and tubing ... favorite quote: "If you think you are beaten, you are, if you think that you dare not, you don't, if you'd like to win, but you think you can't, it's almost certain you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can." -Arnold Palmer.

    Inside Men's Water Polo