Spencer Goetz Is Thinking Big For The Chaska Hawks
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Chaska forward Spencer Goetz Spencer Goetz 6'3" | SF Chaska | 2021 State MN will be a four year varsity guy. In that time Chaska has won 65 games and now they want that ultimate pay-off for their work. “The…
Chaska forwardwill be a four year varsity guy. In that time Chaska has won 65 games and now they want that ultimate pay-off for their work.
“The biggest goal this year is to prove that we can win the state title,” Spencer said. “Growing up we have been in the top four every year of youth and now that we are seniors it’s our time to prove that our chemistry is unmatched and we can win lots of games.”
The returning senior core of the Hawks is Goetz,, and Alex Strazzanti plus guys like Grant Atkinson, Tennessee Fossen, and Ben Carter coming up from the junior varsity. Throw in junior who has played a lot with this senior group and it’s a team that has formed a strong chemistry over many years.
The Hawks enter the season a top five team in Class AAAA and while everybody wants to practice/play right now, the delay has helped Chaska a bit as they recover from injury.
“Coming into the year we looked in rough shape with three players looking to get big minutes with ankle sprains but with the delay in season we have the opportunity to recover faster and play at full strength,” Spencer said.
Make no mistake, Chaska is itching to go like everybody else. In fact, these guys were getting shots up while also playing football in their delayed football season.
“I have been playing football this fall but in terms of basketball we have had open gyms two times a week along with four weekends of breakdown league games for our high school team,” Spencer said. “I was unfortunately not allowed to play, but was the coach instead.”
Spencer the Coach? Goetz has learned from some of the best so he surely was able to add some pointers as his teammates competed. The Chaska staff has helped make Spencer the competitor he is today.
“I’ve had an honor to be playing varsity basketball since I was a freshman in our program.” Goetz explained. “The coaching staff has pushed me every day to build on my weaknesses and build the confidence in myself.
“One thing you’ll never question about me is my effort and I have to give my coaches a lot of credit as they have helped me out-play the bigger players and helped me to really buy into our team.”
College coaches love the effort and intelligence that Spencer brings to the court. The division three level is hot after Goetz.
“As of right now I have heard mainly from MIAC colleges around the area such as Carleton, St. Olaf, Augsburg, and Hamline. I have been additionally talking to some Wisconsin D3’s as well.”