Senior Spotlight: Trevor Spencer of St. Francis Catholic Academy

Trevor Spencer was a three-sport athlete at St. Francis Catholic Academy in Gainesville.

The 2021 graduate was recognized by Mainstreet Daily News & The Prep Zone as honorable mention All Area in football and baseball, and he also played for the state playoff basketball team, which won the Class 2A-District 2 title.

His favorite high school sports moment came during this past baseball season for the Wolves.

“I hit a walk off to win the game against Bronson this year,” he said.

Spencer went 4-for-5 against the Eagles in a 13-12 win on March 19. He also had a double and scored a season-high three runs in the game.

He finished the season with a team-leading 29 hits and four triples, and a .446 batting average. Spencer also went 1-1 on the mound with a team-best 4.81 earned run average and four saves in 12 appearances

“Trevor is a fierce competitor that never takes a play off,” said St. Francis Catholic baseball coach Daniel Bell. “Playing with a very young team, Trevor embraced his leadership role and modeled a winning mentality that will pay dividends for the future of the Saint Francis baseball program.”

Spencer, who played shortstop and pitched, batted .312 with 11 stolen bases during his junior year. As a sophomore he batted .370 with three doubles, one triple, and six runs driven in.

He leaves the program as a career .358 hitter.

A two-way player on the gridiron, Spencer finished second on the team with 60 tackles and two fumble recoveries.

He also finished second with 35 catches for 494 yards and four touchdowns.

“Over the course of the four years he was at Saint Francis, I saw him go from a small, timid kid, to a tenacious competitor,” said St. Francis Catholic football coach Scott McDaniel. “Trevor’s will to win is what makes him stand out. He hates to lose at anything. It doesn’t matter if it’s a game of 21 in PE or a district tournament game, he is always trying to win.”

Spencer, who played receiver and safety for the Wolves, had four receiving touchdowns and 20 solo tackles as a junior as St. Francis advanced to the state playoffs for the third consecutive year.

His favorite quote was from Coach McDaniel who said, “Make us proud, or at the very least don’t embarrass us.”

Among his academic achievements was being recognized as Southeast Car Agency Scholar Athlete of the Week, and he was an AP Scholar with Honor.

Spencer, who plans to attend UNF and pursue a career in medical sales, reflected on his time in high school.

“The things I’ll remember most are all the memories I made with my friends and playing football with my brother Omarion,” he said.

This is the latest in our summer “Senior Spotlight” series recognizing some of the top area student athletes from the Class of 2021.

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