A long-stick midfielder with plenty of game experience on which he can draw ... good one-on-one skills ... shows great range in the defensive end of the field ... battler, who has persevered through first three years ... athletic, hard-working player ... assumed top LSM spot from injured E.J. Behrendt for last half of 2005 season .. marking skills have vastly improved during his career at the Academy ... coaching staff expects bigger and better things from him ... very active with the long pole ... adept at causing turnovers and getting in passing lanes to disrupt plays ... runs the field well in the clearing game ... vital to Army's clearing efforts ... three-year letterwinner.
2005: Appeared in all 17 games ... ninth on the club with career-high 26 ground balls ... scooped two grounders in NCAA Tournament loss at Georgetown ... has not registered a point in a contest ... moved up to first defensive midfield line to replace injured E.J. Behrendt over last three games ... maintained that position with Jeff Auer and Ben Harrow into the postseason.
2004: Appeared in all 15 games for the Black Knights ... first career goal was a game-winner opposite Rutgers ... ran the length of the field after scooping up a ground ball and fired a shot high over the goalkeeper's shoulder ... his 15 appearances were a career high ... scooped 25 grounders ... four ground balls at Syracuse in season opener was a career best ... averaged three ground balls per game after Army's first three contests ... scooped two grounders at Maryland in NCAA Tournament.
2003: Appeared in 12 games for the Black Knights ... did not figure statistically ... appeared in Army's NCAA first round contest at Johns Hopkins ... scooped up three ground balls on the year ... two grounders came against Penn ... only other ground ball was recorded opposite Air Force.
Prior to West Point: Two-time first team all-state performer at Concord H.S. ... helped defeat Pinkerton Academy his junior year, ending that school's five-year home winning streak ... helped Concord H.S. to the New Hampshire state championship his senior year ... named first team all-state on the gridiron.
Personal: Victor Peter Sokul III ... born March 17, 1983, in Gorham, N.H. ... parents are Victor and Susan Sokul ... father Victor, Jr., is a retired major in the U.S. Army ... majoring in Systems Engineering.