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VERIFIED ATHLETE Feature: Strake Jesuit soccer's Pruitt Spritzer

Spritzer’s love for the game helps his motivation in the classroom Vype

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Following a successful 2018 season, Strake Jesuit center back Pruitt Spritzer is ready to make one final run for the state championship.

Spritzer established himself as a leader for the Crusaders last year, being named the team’s captain.

This year he expects much of the same.

“A couple of my goals for the season are to start and be the captain once again,” Spritzer said.

He also expects to score at least four goals.

This summer, Pruitt maintained his winning ways with club team, Houston F.C.

“We played every weekend and won most of our games,” he said.

Standing at 6’1” Spritzer’s size and vocalness gives him a huge advantage on the pitch.

“I’m very vocal and I’m big, so that helps a lot,” Spritzer said.

 

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