5 Jacob Sypert
5 Jacob Sypert
Title: Team IMPACT Player

Jacob Sypert officially joined the Youngstown State baseball program in the 2016 season as part of a partnership with Team IMPACT. Jacob, a native of Mineral Ridge, Ohio, and a student at McDonald High School, joined as a 12-year-old who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when he was 4. He completed 3.5 years of chemotherapy and was deemed cancer free for 15 months. His cancer returned in November 2012, and he had a bone marrow transplant three months later. He is cancer free now and continues to attend physical therapy to improve his leg and hip muscles.

Get to know Jacob

NAME: Jacob Sypert
AGE: 14
SCHOOL: McDonald High School
FAVORITE NUMBER: 13
FAVORITE COLOR: Blue
FAVORITE FOODS: Pizza, ice cream, candy, Red Lobster
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Rick and Morty
FAVORITE MOVIE: Dead Pool
PET: Dog named Dasher