High School: Played two years each of swimming, track, and football ... Was a defensive and offensive lineman on the football team and participated in the 200m sprint and shot out when on the track team ... Graduated with honors.
Personal: A Foreign Affairs major with a minor in German ... A Patrick Henry Scholar and a two-time Dean's List member ... Member of the German and International clubs ... Son of Bob and Laura Boal ... Has one brother, Michael, and one sister, Ellen.