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Oak Hall’s Spiker Siblings Share a Unique Bond On and Off of the Lacrosse Field

by Megan Plain – April 20th



Oak Hall lacrosse is home to two players who have been together since birth. Thad and Alex Spiker are twins, and each player is an Eagles defenseman.

“I don’t really know what it’s like playing without him,” said Alex. “Ever since we were little kids we played football together, hockey together and since sixth grade lacrosse together.”

Becoming lacrosse teammates almost wasn’t a reality. Thad, who’s considered one of the top defensemen in the state, thought about choosing hockey over lacrosse. The time commitment for hockey was much greater because the closest ice rink was in Orlando, and he had to travel there at least twice per week.

“Alex signed up to try out for the Florida Generals travel ball program. I was still playing hockey at the time. At the last second I decided to sign up for lacrosse as well and I’m very fortunate that I signed up for lacrosse because I didn’t have a future in hockey.”

The two now share the same future in lacrosse. Both seniors are committed to play for Villanova, which is currently ranked the 16th team in the country.


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