2011-12: Showed himself as one of a building block for the program's future with a strong freshman campaign ... At the 2012 MAAC Championships, he swam to a third place finish in his first-ever Championship Final, the 50-yd freestyle (21.08) after qualifying via an eighth place swim-off in the prelims ... Earned a fourth place finish in the 100-yd freestyle at 46.74 ... Participated in the 200-yd freestyle and finished in 1:47.78 ... In relay action, swam with the second place 200-yd freestyle (1:23.52), fourth place 200-yd medley (1:34.50), and fifth place 400-yd medley (3:26.70) and freestyle (3:06.09) teams.
At the ECAC Championships, missed qualifying for the 50-yd freestyle Consolation Finals by .23 seconds at 21.59 ... Swam the 100- and 200-yd freestyle events at 47.85 and 1:48.48, respectively ... Competed with the sixth place finishing 200-yd freestyle (1:24.81), seventh place 400-yd freestyle (3:07.33), seventh place 400-yd medley (3:26.68) and eighth place 200-yd medley (1:34.98) relay squads.
Prior to Marist: A Central New York native, participated in four 2011 NYSPHSAA championship finals; the 50-yd. freestyle, the 200-yd. medley relay, the 200-yd. freestyle relay and the 400-yd. freestyle relay ... Spitzer won the 50- and 100-yd. freestyle titles at the Section V Class A meet in 2011.