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Local Roundup: Colby-Sawyer Athletes Named Finalists for League Awards

New London — Two Colby-Sawyer College athletes, one of them an Upper Valley native, have been named finalists for the North Atlantic Conference’s Man and Woman of the Year awards, a program modeled after a similar women’s award bestowed at the national level by the NCAA.

Colby-Sawyer baseball player Alex Drost is one of five finalists on the men’s side. A West Windsor native, Drost was a four-year starting pitcher for the Chargers, who made the NAC tournament finals two years ago. He recently graduated summa cum laude from CSC’s nursing program and was the college’s male student-athlete of the year for 2014.

The college’s Adrienne Bender is one of four finalists for the women’s award. A Wakefield, R.I., native, Bender stars on the Chargers’ women’s soccer and lacrosse teams, leading CSC to a league title in soccer. She was named the outstanding female athlete at the school this year and was the school’s senior scholar-athlete of the year.

The award winners will be announced later this month and will be honored on their respective campuses during the coming school year.

Administration

Dartmouth Promotes Bordeau

Hanover — Nine-year Dartmouth women’s rowing coach Wendy Bordeau was promoted to the job of senior associate athletic director by college AD Harry Sheehy on Thursday.

Rodeau will serve as a member of the athletic department’s senior management team and have direct oversight over several programs. She will also work on special projects and events to enhance support for women’s sports programs.

Under Bordeau’s guidance, the Big Green women’s crew teams made three NCAA championship appearances, beginning with the varsity eight in 2007. Two past Bordeau-coached athletes, Anne Kennedy and Kate Davison, won gold medals for the United States at the U23 World Championships in 2006.

Women’s Golf

Schmidt Sixth At New Englands

Keene, n.h. — With rounds of 75-77-78—230, former Lebanon High School golf standout Colette Schmidt earned a tie for sixth place at this week’s New England Women’s Golf Association Amateur Championship at Keene Country Club.

New Hampshire veteran Dana Harrity claimed the championship by shooting an even-par 216 (71-73-72). Harrity topped Tara Joy-Connelly by one shot and Pamela Kuong by three strokes.

Schmidt tied for sixth place with four other golfers. The 2013 Lebanon High graduate just completed her freshman season on the University of Hartford women’s golf team.

Claremont’s Paige Gauthier tied for 21st at the New England championship with rounds of 79-79-82—240. Hanover’s Betsy Knights shot 83-84-85—252 to take 35th place. The tournament concluded on Wednesday.

Men’s Soccer

Touchline V 5, Pembroke II 2

Pembroke, n.h. — Five players scored as Touchline defeated Pembroke in New Hampshire Soccer Conference action.

Touchline (3-1) led 4-1 at the half on goals by Henry Kahl, Ben Hammer, Griffin Johnson and David Seigne. Casey Starr added a second-half goal.

Patrick Logan made six saves for Touchline, which also received a strong game in the field from Maxwell Wonsavage.

Touchline greets Lebanon Top Stitch Embroidery on Sunday at Norwich’s Huntley Meadows.