Mount Gilead’s Raygan Walters to play softball for Gannon University


Submitted Photo Mount Gilead senior softball player Raygan Walters signed to play collegiately at Gannon University. Pictured are, back row (l-r): Sierra Walters (sister), Beverly Carpenter (grandmother), Doug Walters (uncle), Elizabeth Hart (grandmother) and Melissa Cassidy (aunt). Front row: Holly Walters (mother), Raygan Walters and Eric Walters (father).


On Nov. 13, Mount Gilead senior Raygan Walters signed to play softball for Gannon University in Erie, Penn. where she plans to pursue a degree in secondary education for history.

“Once I went on my visit I fell in love with [Gannon’s] campus and, most importantly, the softball coaches,” Walters said.

As a first and third baseman, Walters has played softball for the past 11 years. In addition to playing for Mount Gilead, she was with the Lady Lasers for nine years and the Cincy Static for two years. She was named first team All-MOAC for the 2015 season.

Walters’s coaches Kavin Morgan of the Cincy Storm, Jason Saibene and Glen Widner of the Lady Lasers, and her dad, Eric Walters, have all helped her strengthen her skills and navigate the recruitment process. Getting to this point wasn’t without its challenges for Walters, who had two knee surgeries.

She said, “Coming back from one surgery like this, let along two, can be very scary and very detrimental to any hopeful college athlete. I am very blessed to have great recoveries.”

She plans to pass on her passion for the game by coaching someday.

Information received from Jessica Gerber, Mount Gilead High School Language Arts Teacher.

Submitted Photo Mount Gilead senior softball player Raygan Walters signed to play collegiately at Gannon University. Pictured are, back row (l-r): Sierra Walters (sister), Beverly Carpenter (grandmother), Doug Walters (uncle), Elizabeth Hart (grandmother) and Melissa Cassidy (aunt). Front row: Holly Walters (mother), Raygan Walters and Eric Walters (father).
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/11/web1_Walters-Signing.jpgSubmitted Photo Mount Gilead senior softball player Raygan Walters signed to play collegiately at Gannon University. Pictured are, back row (l-r): Sierra Walters (sister), Beverly Carpenter (grandmother), Doug Walters (uncle), Elizabeth Hart (grandmother) and Melissa Cassidy (aunt). Front row: Holly Walters (mother), Raygan Walters and Eric Walters (father).