Eight Lower Dauphin High School student-athletes announced their college decisions at an early commitment day ceremony in the school cafeteria on Nov. 14.
Ryan Kutz, son of Eric and Meg Kutz, is a four-year member of the baseball and football teams. He was a first-team Mid-Penn All-Star last season in baseball and was a two-time first-team Keystone Division All-Star. He was also a two-time first-team Keystone Division punter in football. He will continue his baseball career at Davidson College and study biology on a premed track.
Grace Day, daughter of Steve and Michelle Day, is a three-year varsity starter on the girls' basketball and volleyball teams. She was a second-team Keystone Division All-Star last season in basketball and was a two-time second-team Keystone Division All-Star in volleyball. She will attend Lincoln Memorial University, where she will major in exercise science and play basketball.
Audrey Domovich, daughter of Andy and Linda Domovich, plays field hockey and lacrosse for Lower Dauphin. She is a captain on the field hockey team and was a first-team Mid-Penn All-Star the past two years. She also was named to the all-state first team and was a national academic award winner last year. She will continue her field hockey career at William & Mary, where she will major in biology on a premed track.
Maddie Gaughan, daughter of Jim and Susan Gaughan, earned second-team all-state honors last year in field hockey and is a two-time Mid-Penn and Keystone Division All-Star. She will attend the University of Maryland, where she will major in speech and hearing sciences and play field hockey.
Caitlin Holland, daughter of Eric and Kelly Holland, plays field hockey and lacrosse at Lower Dauphin and also plays club field hockey. She was a first-team Mid-Penn Conference All-Star in field hockey and was a three-time NIT champion and a two-time festival champion. She will continue her field hockey career at Kent State University and major in exercise science and pre-occupational/physical therapy.
Katie Nalesnik, daughter of Lynn Sassaman and Matt Nalesnik, is a three-time varsity letter winner in field hockey and lacrosse for Lower Dauphin, and she was named to the NFHCA all-academic squad. She will continue her education and field hockey career at Shippensburg University, where she will major in biology.
Andrew Burkhardt, son of Michelle and Paul Burkhardt, plays club soccer. He will attend Temple University, where he will study marketing and continue his soccer career.
Ally Townsend, daughter of Lori and Tom Townsend, plays volleyball and is a three-time first-team Mid-Penn All-Star and was all-state in her junior year. She will continue her volleyball career at Towson University, where she will major in psychology and business.