2010: Started all 17 matches and ranked second on the team with 1,572 minutes played ... helped keep final three Ivy League opponents from scoring, a streak of 310 scoreless minutes in conference action ... recorded first point of his career, an assist in 2-1 victory over Dartmouth.
2009: Saw action in seven contests, including two starts ... began the season with a start against Duke, and also started against Fordham.
2008: Outside back with strong technical skills ... played all 90 minutes in start against Stony Brook ... also earned starting role against UC Santa Barbara before injury cost him the remainder of his season.
Bronx H.S. of Science: Was four-year letterwinner in soccer ... named MVP of squad as a senior in 2007 ... named all-city ... also a member of the New York State team in 2005-07 ... played club soccer for FC NY Supersonics ... helped lead club team to New York State Cup championship in 2008 ... also a member of the Region I Premier developmental program.
Personal: Earth and environmental engineering major in the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science ... was a member of honor roll in high school ... was awarded the Organic Chemistry, Spanish and Congressman Engel Awards ... son of Joan Jacobs and Louis Vella ... grandfather, William Jacobs, attended Columbia College of Dental Medicine.