WATCH: Student-Athlete Daniel Foster Set to Enter Senior Year at Palm Beach Atlantic University

By  //  May 19, 2024

Former Rockledge student will receive bachelor’s degree in ministry leadership

WATCH: Daniel Foster, left, a graduate of Rockledge High School, and a senior at Palm Beach Atlantic University, talks with the Friday Night Locker Room’s Orville Susong at the Erdman Automotive Studio in Cocoa.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Daniel Foster, a senior at Palm Beach Atlantic University, stopped by the Erdman Automotive Studio in Cocoa and talked with my broadcasting partner, Orville Susong.

This fall, Foster will begin his fourth year as a student/athlete playing baseball for the Sailfish.

Foster’s freshman year in baseball saw him log approximately 14 innings on the mound. He said his coaches told him, “We are going to adjust you into college baseball.” Receiving more playing time as a sophomore, he was used primarily as a setup man and closer.

Foster’s junior year saw him move to a starting role. At one point during the season, he became the Friday starter and continued in that role until the end of the season.

Daniel Foster receives The Don Harp Award, which is awarded to a rising senior student/athlete that has excelled in competition and has demonstrated outstanding Christian leadership.

Foster has received two prestigious awards over the last two years. In 2023, he won the Clark Boetel Award, which is awarded to a student/athlete who represents the University with outstanding attitude, leadership, and servanthood.

The Don Harp Award, which is awarded to a rising senior student/athlete that has excelled in competition and has demonstrated outstanding Christian leadership, was garnered by Foster in 2024.

Palm Beach Atlantic University, which is a private Christian university, has been the perfect fit for Foster. Upon graduation, he will be receiving his bachelor’s degree in ministry leadership. Foster told Susong, “I am looking to go into some kind of ministry. I am also going to go into seminary to get my master’s degree.”

Daniel Foster, starting pitcher for Palm Beach Atlantic, on the mound for the Sailfish. Foster, a graduate of Rockledge High School, and a senior at Palm Beach Atlantic University, talked with the Friday Night Locker Room’s Orville Susong at the Erdman Automotive Studio in Cocoa.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Steve Wilson moved to Brevard County in 1984 and has been a partner, along with Orville Susong, for the past 24 years with the Friday Night Locker Room, a broadcasting team that covers and reports on a wide variety of local events that are of significance to the residents of the Space Coast and beyond. Their mission is to promote youth sports and the space industry, support first responders and law enforcement personnel, and showcase community and charitable events that are produced by our nonprofit partners in central Florida.

Steve Wilson was born in DeRidder, Louisiana and grew up in both New Orleans and Macon, Georgia.  He moved to Brevard County in 1984 and retired from local government as the Community Advocate/Assistant to the City Manager with the City of Rockledge in 2018.

Among the awards and accolades Steve has received over the years are 15 + year Rockledge Little League volunteer, Brevard Public School Jefferson Award Recipient, Rockledge High School Raider Booster Award 2001, 2006, City of Rockledge Employee of the Year 2006, Rockledge Kiwanian of the Year 2006-2007, City of Rockledge Quality Public Service Award 2008, 2012, 2017, Rockledge Kiwanis Citizen of the Year 2012-2013, Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame – Sportscasting 2015, Rockledge High School Leadership and Service Award 2016, Central Florida Humanitarian Award 2017, Space Coast Inspiration Award – 2018,  Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement – 2020, Ecofest Achievement Award – 2022, Quality Floridian Award – 2022, presented by U.S. Congressman Bill Posey.

Wilson is especially proud of his chairing two fundraisers in support of pediatric cancer research through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in honor of Merritt Island resident Julie Spurlock that raised over $25,000.00.

He has been a partner, along with Orville Susong, for the past 24 years with the Friday Night Locker Room, a broadcasting team that covers and reports on a wide variety of local events that are of significance to the residents of the Space Coast and beyond. Their mission is to promote youth sports, support first responders and law enforcement personnel, and showcase community and charitable events that are produced by our nonprofit partners in central Florida.

The Friday Night Locker Room has awarded hundreds of sports achievement plaques to Brevard County student-athletes over the years. They have also awarded more than $18,000 in academic scholarships to Brevard County high school seniors.

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