Q & A With Women's Soccer Alum Victoria DiMartino
July 1, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
Victoria DiMartino arrived at Boston College with some big shoes to fill. DiMartino's older sister Gina was the ACC Rookie of the Year and led BC in scoring two straight seasons. Victoria made an immediate splash, as she picked up the ACC Rookie of the Year Award in 2009 and finished her four-year career as BC's third leading all-time in points and goals. DiMartino is now a member of the Western New York Flash in the WPSL. In her first two starts of the season, DiMartino picked up a goal and an assists for the Flash.
Your life changed the day you were drafted. What were your thoughts going into the draft and when you saw your name, what was your reaction?
I was very honored and excited to have been drafted by the WNY Flash. I was thankful I could do what I love doing as a job. I was teaching in my first grade classroom on draft day. I remember looking at my phone and seeing missed calls and texts from my coaches and friends telling me which team drafted me.
Did you know right then and there that you would attempt to make the New York team after the draft?
I had to make a big decision. I always loved soccer but my major at BC was elementary education and I fell in love with teaching. Without the help from my family and my coaches and the athletic department I had the option to come back in the fall for a couple of months to finish up teaching and graduate. I am so thankful because the staff at Boston College and my coach made this happen for me.
Could you imagine a year ago at this time you would be playing professional soccer? Was that a goal you had set?
I always thought about it but I was very attached to teaching and determined to graduate with my class. But this was always a dream of mine to play professional soccer and I wanted to accomplish that as well.
The DiMartino name is very well known in the soccer community. Give us an update on your three sisters.
My eldest sister Tina is working for an insurance company in NYC and doing very well. Gina is a first grade teacher in NYC and an assistant coach for NYIT soccer. Jaclyn (Rosie) is training her tail off, preparing for a successful season with the Eagles.
After the WPSL season, what are your plans?
I have to finish school back at BC. I am just taking one day at a time so my main focus is to get my diploma from Boston College after this season.