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Spencer Turkel is already looking ahead to a promising collegiate career.
But for his final varsity season at Weston (CT), Turkel would like to move back rather than ahead — back to his sophomore season when the Trojans won the CIAC Class S state title, beating St. Joseph of Trumbull 9-8 in the final.
Turkel, a faceoff specialist bound for Delaware after originally committing to Lafayette is coming off another strong football season as Weston’s starting quarterback.
Now, here are Spencer’s perspectives on the upcoming season.
What have you been doing to get ready for the season?
Personally, I have been training at Better Athletic Development in Shelton, CT. I have also been training with The Faceoff Academy.
A lot of my teammates have been spending a lot of time in the gym and with our conditioning coach, Dave Fiorini, in preparation for the season.
How does your schedule look, what games are you looking forward to most, and who are some of your scrimmages against?
We open up against (Brien) McMahon, and we are really excited to start the season against a highly regarded FCIAC program.
We are also looking forward to a couple of out of state games against New York and Rhode Island programs.
As always, we have a tough SWC schedule and we are excited for that as well.
We are also going to scrimmage a lot of great programs in Greenwich, Glastonbury, Cheshire and Trumbull.
What players on your team do you think will surprise some people this season?
It’s not much of a surprise because he has really been lighting it up for the past two years, but expect Austin Drimal to have a big year. He’s the leader of our offense and will most likely be our leading scorer.
We also bring back all-state selection Peter Lummis, a two-way midfielder who is going to be a big contribution to our success this year.
Lastly, our whole defensive unit will be great. Led by Julian Bombart, Jackson Catalano, JT Delera and Adam Byer in goal, I don’t see us letting up a lot of goals this year.
What do you think the strength of your team will be this year?
We only graduated two starters last year, so our experience will be our biggest strength.
How do you view the race in your league and who do you think some of the contending teams will be?
I think that we have a good shot at winning The SWC. Newtown will be tough to beat, but I think we have a chance to win SWC and Class S.
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