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9 Lower Dauphin athletes make college choices

Posted 2/21/18

Nine Lower Dauphin High School student-athletes announced their college choices where they will continue their academic and athletic careers.

In a National Letter of Intent signing day ceremony in …

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9 Lower Dauphin athletes make college choices

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Nine Lower Dauphin High School student-athletes announced their college choices where they will continue their academic and athletic careers.

In a National Letter of Intent signing day ceremony in the school cafeteria on Monday, Feb. 12, the student-athletes, representing eight sports, made their announcements before parents, coaches, teachers and classmates.

Baseball

Nathaniel Hoffman: The son of Jeffrey and Kelly Hoffman, he pitches for several club baseball teams. He will continue his academic and playing career at Wilson College in Chambersburg where he will major in criminal justice.

Will Manley: The son of Barb and Phil Manley, Will is a four-year member of the high school baseball team, earning Keystone Division MVP honors last season as a pitcher and infielder. He will continue his academic and playing career at Desales University in Center Valley, where he will major in criminal justice.

Football

Brendan Shaffer: The son of Darrin and Dorinda Shaffer, Brendan is a three-sport standout in football, wrestling and track. During his senior year campaign in football, he was a first-team divisional all-star at running back. He will continue his academic and playing career at East Stroudsburg University where he will major in nursing.

Soccer

Adeline Gesford: The daughter of Dawn and Roy Gesford, she is a three-year varsity letter winner and also plays club soccer. She will continue her academic and playing career at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, where she will major in surgical technology.

Rory Klingensmith: The daughter of Don and Jenn Klingensmith, she is a two-sport standout for the Falcons in soccer and track. She was Mid-Penn Keystone player of the year her senior year and is also club soccer player and National Merit Scholar Commended Student. She will continue her academics and athletic career at Drexel University in Philadelphia, where she will major in biomedical engineering.

Soccer

Jackson Becher: The son of Bill and Dawn Becher, Jackson is a four-year varsity starter in both soccer and basketball for the Falcons and plays club soccer. In soccer, he is the leading goal-scorer in school history and was an All-American his senior year, capping back-to-back state titles. He will attend the University of Maryland-Baltimore County where he will continue his academic and soccer career.

Nick Iagnemma: The son of Tony and Linda Iagnemma, Nick is the school’s all-time assists leader and was a second-team divisional all-star his senior season in which the Falcons captured their second straight PIAA title. He will continue his academic and playing career at Slippery Rock University where he will major in finance.

Diego Heredia Soto: The son of Antonio Heredia and Diana Soto, Diego is a three-year starter on the two-time state title winners and also plays club soccer. He will attend Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, where he will continue his academic and soccer career.

Softball

Kealey Smith: The daughter of Troy and Rayme Smith, Kealey is a four-year starter and integral part of three divisional championships and one District 3 championship for the Falcons as a pitcher and infielder. She will continue her academic and playing career at Alvernia University in Reading, where she will major in occupational therapy.