SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, Signing Day at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, marked a symbolic, but important, step in the career progression of a dozen talented Raiders who will continue playing their respective sports in college. 

Scotch Plains-Fanwood athletic director Ryan Miller began the ceremony by discussing all the factors involved in the decision-making process beyond the sport itself: playing time, academics and majors, school size and location.

The Raiders who celebrated with their coaches and family today were: 

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  • Olivia Zambrio, Girls Cross Country/Track — University of Pittsburgh
  • Cassidy Novello, Girls Field Hockey — Wellesley
  • Aiden Guma, Boys Lacrosse — Montclair State
  • Maggie Lapolla, Girls Lacrosse — University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Dan Coyle, Boys Soccer — Colgate
  • Owen Murphy, Boys Soccer — Rowan/Montclair State
  • Eli Wolman, Boys Soccer — Arcadia
  • Gabby Aloe, Girls Soccer — Stevens Institute
  • Maya Kessler, Girls Soccer — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • Elizabeth Ley, Girls Soccer — Drew University
  • Rachel Schoss, Girls Soccer — Virginia Weslyan
  • Michael Urbano, Baseball — New Jersey City University

"They are making a 40-year decision, not just a four-year decision," Miller told TAPintoSPF. "The school they choose will impact the rest of their lives. There is much more to consider than just being able to play a sport. It has to be the right fit for many reasons." is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily local news source. Sign up for our free daily eNewsletter and “Like” us on Facebook and Twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.