|High School:||Miramonte HS|
UC Santa Barbara
As a Freshman John Played in 13 games, starting 8 of those as the designated hitter...Posted a .24 batting average in 28 attempts with a .371 on base percentage...Season high in hits on April 26th against Cal State Northridge with 2 hits in 4 attempts with a double...On March 4th tallied 2 walks against Sacramento State...
UC Santa Barbara
A well-decorated athlete at Miramonte High, John earned six total varsity letters in baseball and football ... In his senior season, batted .512 with 35 RBI, four home runs, 38 runs scored and 10 stolen bases ... Also was an effective pitcher, posting a 9-1 record and 2.30 ERA ... Struck out 40 batters in 60 innings ... As a freshman tossed a three-hit shutout against Piedmont in the Spring Break Tournament championship game ... Hit a pair of home runs vs. Campolindo in a North Coast Section playoff game ... Named the Diablo Foothill Athletic League MVP in 2009 ... Was a three-time all-league selection ... Named a First Team All-State pick courtesy of calhisports.com ... Led team to NCS title as a senior ... Made the North Coast Section playoffs all four years of his baseball career ... In 2007, as a member of the Matadors football team, helped squad to the North Coast Section championship ... Earned Athletic Academic Honors, posting a GPA over the 3.50 requirement.
John Vaccaro was born on New Year's Day in 1991 in Walnut Creek, Calif. to parents Sal and Ann ... Is the oldest of six children ... Has one brother, James, 12 and four sisters - Mary, 16, Sarah, 15, Christina, 10, and Catherine, 9 ... Majoring in economics with a minor in accounting ... Plans to be a successful person and be permanently hard working ... Nickname is Johnny-V ... Roots for nearly all Bay Area teams - the Giants, A's, Raiders, 49ers, Warriors, Sharks and even the SaberCats of the Arena League ... Favorite athletes are Todd Helton, Chipper Jones and Matt Holliday ... Calls Barry Bonds' 756th home run his most memorable sports moment ... Favorite book is "Moneyball" ... Favorite writer is John Steinbeck ... Calls "Shawshank Redemption," "Caddyshack," "Animal House" and "Gone in 60 Seconds" his favorite movies ... Enjoys swimming, playing volleyball, tennis and basketball in his spare time ... Watches "That 70's Show" and "Sportscenter" on a regular basis ... Speaks Spanish ... Was also recruited by Cal, Pacific, Dartmouth and Penn.