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Local Roundup: D’Agostino Signs Endorsement Deal

Hanover — Abbey D’Agostino, the most decorated student-athlete in Dartmouth or Ivy League history took the first step on her professional running career Tuesday when she has signed a multi-year endorsement contract with New Balance.

D’Agostino wrapped up her collegiate running career last weekend at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., where she placed third in the women’s 5000-meter race, earning her 13th All-American honor.

The Topsfield, Mass., native joins New Balance after a career at Dartmouth that saw her win seven national championships and 16 Ivy League individual titles, as well as helping lead the Big Green to the 2013 Ivy League cross country title.

D’Agostino’s first professional race for Team New Balance will come at the 2014 USTF Outdoor Championships on June 27 in Sacramento, Calif., where she will compete in the 5,000 meters.

D’Agostino will live and train in Boston under former Dartmouth coach Mark Coogan.

Women’s Soccer

Touchline 3, Hartford SC 2

Norwich — Playing in its third match in four days, Touchline Women defeated Hartford Soccer Club in a game in which both teams were short-handed.

Touchline’s Kate Yamahiro scored two goals, while Taylor Gravlin scored her first of the summer, assisted by Taylor Hollis.

Touchline plays Dan & Whit’s on Sunday at Huntley Meadows in Norwich.

College Swimming

Colby-Sawyer Names Coach

New London — Signe Linville was named head coach of the Colby-Sawyer men’s and women’s swimming & diving programs, athletic directors George Martin and Bill Foti announced on Wednesday.

Linville, a 2006 Colby-Sawyer graduate, returns to her alma mater after having one of the most decorated and versatile careers Colby-Sawyer history. She still holds five individual school records and is a member of the Chargers’ record-holding 400-yard medley relay team. Linville was inducted into the Colby-Sawyer Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011.