Congratulations to these student-athletes that signed their letters of intent today! GO RAIDERS!!
Pictured left to right: Mark McGowan, Ryan Campbell, Rachel Delio, Cassidy Plaia and Lindin Gault
Mark McGowan is the son of Maria and Melesha McGowan. He is signing with Presbyterian College to play football. McGowan plans to study Nutrition in college and hopes to become a nutritionist after college. McGowan’s favorite memory from football was getting All-State this season. McGown was also a member of the track and field team, and his favorite subject is history. His favorite teacher is Ms. George because “she is the best.” McGowan’s role model is Coach Liner because he always encourages you to go after your dreams. McGowan’s advice to other student-athletes looking to play in college would be to make good grades and eat your vegetables.
Ryan Campbell is the son of Christine and David Campbell. He is signing with Presbyterian College to play football. Campbell plans to study secondary education and minor in psychology in college and hopes to become a football coach and teacher. His favorite memory from high school is starting as a freshman and winning the region championship. Campbell’s favorite teacher is Mrs. Martin because she is always helped him when he needed it. Campbell’s advice to other student-athletes looking to play in college would be to respect everyone and eat your vegetables.
Rachel Delio is the daughter of Denise and Jim Delio. She is signing with Spartanburg Methodist College to play softball. Delio plans to study physical therapy in college and hopes to own a physical therapy clinic after college. Delio’s favorite memory from high school is winning the region three years in a row. Delio also played volleyball, and her favorite classroom subject is social studies. Her favorite teacher is Mr. McColud because no matter what mood she came to class in when she left, she was always in a good mood. Delio’s role model is her mom because she is a selfless person and is always going out of her way for other people. “She is my biggest supporter and fan.” Delio’s advice to other student-athletes looking to play in college would be to keep working hard and to keep good grades.
Cassidy Plaia is the daughter of Kelly Croker and Alan Plaia. She is signing with Spartanburg Methodist College to play softball. Plaia plans to study psychology in college and become a child life specialist. Her favorite memory from high school was winning the region three years in a row. Plaia’s favorite teacher is Mr. Buie, because he has helped her with so many problems. Plaia’s role model is her mother and hopes to grow up to be just like her. Her advice to student-athletes looking to play in college would be to work hard and play harder, and dreams don’t come true unless you put in the work.
Lindin Gault is the son of Melissa and Jamie Gault. He is signing with Brevard College to play football. Gault plans to study business in hopes of owning his own business or taking over his dad’s pest control business someday. His favorite memory over the past four years is all of the relationships he has built with friends, teachers, and coaches. Gault’s favorite teacher is Mrs. Liner because she is always willing to help and is so nice no matter what is going on. His role model would by his dad because he always pushed him to be the best that he could be at whatever he did. His dad helps figure out solutions to problems when he needs an extra push, but he also motivates him to learn things on his own. No matter the outcome, he always has his back. For every victory, he had a congratulation and an enormous hug waiting for him. For every roadblock, he had something encouraging to say to pick him up and to be able to strive harder next time. Gault hopes to be just as supportive as his dad, so he can help motivate others to achieve their own goals as he has done for him. Gault’s advice to other student-athletes would be to stay focused on what you want to pursue and don’t let others lead you away from your dreams.