Victor Ross was educated in the Bridgeport, Connecticut school system and graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1918. He went to Syracuse University for engineering, and in 1922, on to the Syracuse Law School receiving his LLB degree in 1924.
While at Syracuse, Vic played on both the soccer and lacrosse teams, and was awarded All-America honors for two years (1922 and 1923). Vic continued to play lacrosse after graduation with the New Rochelle Lacrosse Team and the Brooklyn Lacrosse Club, and also did a great deal of officiating over a period of 26 years. He coached for two years at Syracuse and at Brooklyn, and was a great help introducing the game at Union, Williams, and Springfield.
Vic also helped to organize the Box Lacrosse League. During his twenty years of competition, Vic was an outstanding attackman and was privileged to go to England with the 1923 Syracuse team, which won the International Lacrosse trophy. After graduating from Syracuse, Vic was very active in private law practice.