Spielfogel to Serve as Heavyweight Crew Captain

Rising Senior Will Succeed Collard as Captain 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Rising senior Lucas Spielfogel, a history major from Boca Rato, Fla., will serve as the captain for Yale’s heavyweight crew team for the 2009-10 season.  Spielfogel, who stroked the five spot on the varsity eight for most of the spring season, will succeed Andrew Collard as captain.

Prior to coming to Yale, Spielfogel attended Pine Crest high school.  At Pine Crest, Spielfogel was a member of his crew team for two years.  At Junior World Championships, his coxed four boat finished fourth, and his school’s eight finished in fifth.  Spielfogel has also twice been selected to the USA Junior National Team. 

Spielfogel will be joined by Rebecca Burgoyne-Allen, Henry Cole, Dominique Fenton, Nolan Maher, Antonio Sirianni, and James Tormey as the seniors that will lead the Bulldogs next season. 

Report Filed by Steven Horn ’10, Yale Sports Publicity