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Hanahan athletes make college commitments

Published Wednesday, December 19, 2019

Photos of Lauren Connolly and Cooper Dawson

The photos above were provided by Mr. Cyril Samonte of Hanahan High School.

Two standout athletes at Hanahan High School signed national letters of intent Wednesday -- the final day of the NCAA early signing period. 

In an announcement that has since gone viral on the Internet and been shown on news stations around the country, Hanahan defensive end Cooper Dawson committed to Syracuse University. 

Dawson was unable to play this season after tearing his ACL. He made his announcement with a close friend who also inspired him as he worked to bounce back from his injury.

Lady Hawk Lauren Connolly also announced a commitment Wednesday and signed a letter of intent to play soccer for USC Lancaster.