Vinny grew up in Audubon, PA, where he played for Methacton United and West-Mont United. Vinny attended Methacton High School, where he was captain senior year. Currently, in his last semester at Wilmington University, he won over the starting job during his sophomore year. Vinny was named Team MVP during his junior year as well as earning a Second Team East Region award and Second Team All Conference Honors. He finished out his senior year as the all-time leader in shutouts at the school, as well as earning First Team All Conference Honors, First Team East Region Honors, and First Team All-American Honors.