Swamp Fox News · Chick Fil A Spotlight Player of the Week – Jaylin Gil

Introducing you to Senior Girls Tennis Co-Captain Jaylin Gil.  Jaylin plays the #4 singles spot on the Swamp Fox Girls Tennis Team.  Her favorite thing about competing in athletics for The Ridge is that she gets to be part of a team full of supportive and hard working girls.  Her greatest sports moment was when the team won Region Championships in 2019.  She loves when the team goes to dinner together after matches.  If she could change one thing about the sport of high school tennis it would be to have line judges at every match.  A few of Jaylin’s favorite things include CFA Chicken Minis, the movie “Grown Ups”, the TV Show “Friends”, pizza, the musical artist Drake, shopping and snapchat.  Jaylin’s favorite professional athlete is Serena Williams and her favorite vacation spot is Hawaii.  Her favorite quote is “Down the middle solves the riddle”.  Jaylin has big plans after high school.  She plans to attend the College of Charleston and hopes to become an Elementary School Teacher.  Her bucket list includes traveling across the country, go sky diving and learn to ride a motorcycle.  Before each match she always prays for a safe and fun match for all her teammates.  Coach Sean McCawley states, “Jaylin has been a part of the team since she was a freshman at ARHS.  Her 1st year on the team coincided with my 1st year coaching.  I have seen Jaylin  grow considerably as both a person and an athlete.  This season, as a Co-Captain, she has been an integral leader for the team.  She brings tenacity to the team, as shown by her comeback win over her Chapin opponent the 1st round of playoffs this year.  Her win at that match helped to spark a wave of 3rd set tiebreaker wins for the Lady Swamp Foxes that day, and ultimately hand the team a victory.  Jaylin will be sorely missed next season, but we are all excited to see what she can accomplish next year at the College of Charleston.