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National Championships (11 in football, seven in fencing, two in women’s soccer, two in men’s tennis, one in men’s golf, men’s cross country and women’s basketball)

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Conference championships won by Irish teams in 2009-10 (BIG EAST, Midwest Fencing Conference)

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BIG EAST Conference championships won by Notre Dame in 15 seasons of league play

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All-time Academic All-Americans, second most of any school, including six in 2009-10

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Academic All-America honorees since 2000; no school has more

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Irish programs which finished their 2009-10 campaign ranked

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Notre Dame teams (out of 22) with a graduation rate of 100%

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Irish athletic teams that earned a perfect score of 1,000 in the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate report in 2009-10, second-most in the Football Bowl Subdivision

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Programs honored by the NCAA for Academic Progress Rate scores in 2009

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Irish athletes who received the BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award in 2009-10

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Hours of community service completed by Notre Dame student-athletes during the 2009-10 school year


TABLE OF CONTENTS THIS IS NOTRE DAME

SEASON IN REVIEW

Academic Excellence .....................................................................2-3 Sports Medicine/Sports Nutrition....................................................4 Strength and Conditioning ...............................................................5 University of Notre Dame .............................................................6-7 University Leadership....................................................................8-9 Athletic Facilities ........................................................................10-11 Excellence on the Field....................................................................12 Excellence off the Field....................................................................13 Student Welfare and Development ...............................................14 Notre Dame Monogram Club.........................................................15 City of South Bend...........................................................................16 Media Information/Quick Facts......................................................18

2010 Review ....................................................................................76 2010 Results ....................................................................................77 Departed Monogram Winners .................................................78-80

SEASON PREVIEW

Fencing A-Z Notebook..............................................................20-25 Men’s Roster with Pronunciations .................................................26 Women’s Roster with Pronunciations............................................27 Season Preview..........................................................................28-30 COACHING STAFF

Head Coach Janusz Bednarski ..................................................32-33 Assistant Coach Gia Kvaratskhelia ..................................................34 Assistant Coach Marek Stepien ......................................................35 Assistant Coach Ian Farr/Support Staff..........................................36

HISTORY AND RECORDS

Fencing History ..........................................................................82-83 2003 NCAA Champions ............................................................84-85 2005 NCAA Champions ............................................................86-87 NCAA Championship Teams...........................................................88 Coaching Legends .....................................................................89-90 Four-Year All-Americans...........................................................91-93 All-Americans by Weapon..............................................................93 Men’s All-Americans .......................................................................94 Women’s All-Americans .................................................................95 Award Winners ..........................................................................96-98 Men’s Records ......................................................................... 99-102 Women’s Records .................................................................103-104 NCAA Championship Results ..............................................105-108 NCAA Records ................................................................................109 NCAA Men’s Results .............................................................110-111 NCAA Women’s Results........................................................112-113 Conference Championship History ..............................................114 Women’s Team Results..................................................................115 Men’s Team Results .............................................................116-117 Men’s All-Time Roster ..........................................................118-128 Women’s All-Time Roster ....................................................129-131

STUDENT-ATHLETES

Women’s Epee ...........................................................................38-42 Women’s Foil..............................................................................43-47 Women’s Team Photos ....................................................................48 Women’s Sabre ..........................................................................49-54 Men’s Epee .................................................................................55-59 Men’s Foil....................................................................................60-68 Men’s Sabre ................................................................................69-74

MEDIA INFORMATION The Notre Dame Media Relations Office always is interested in assisting members of the media in their coverage of the Irish fencing program. Publicity and media information for Notre Dame fencing is handled by Media Relations assistant Brent Henningfeld. Please feel free to contact Henningfeld at the Notre Dame Media Relations Office. Photographs, feature ideas and results are always available from the Media Relations Office. For fencing information and interviews, please contact Henningfeld at (574) 6311762. All interviews with coaches and athletes should be arranged through the Media Relations Office. CREDITS The Notre Dame Fencing Guide was written and edited by Media Relations Assistant Brent Henningfeld, with editorial assistance provided by student assistants Kevin Paczesny, Sarah Rodts, Rose Kavanagh, Caitlin Desmond and Nick Bucholtz and Notre Dame fencing statistician Dave Stabrawa. Design and page layout by Dave Scholtes of Ave Maria Press, Inc. Inside and outside cover design by Dave Scholtes of Ave Marie Press, Inc., Notre Dame, Ind. Photography by Mike Bennett/Lighthouse Imaging, Matt Cashore, L.K. Dunn, Heather Gollatz, Pete LaFleur/ Collegefencing360.com, Matt Staver, NCAA photos, www. fencingphotos.com, Marcus Snowden, Vanessa Gempis, Tara Hunt and assistant coach Marek Stepien.

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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Exceptional Education Since its founding, Notre Dame has stressed mixing academics with faith and has done so while becoming one of the top institutions of higher learning in the nation. Featuring five undergraduate colleges (Arts and Letters, Science, Architecture, Engineering and Business), the First Year of Studies, the Graduate School and the Law School, the University finds itself attracting some of the top students and faculty in the country. Students also participate in cutting edge research and diverse study abroad opportunities, enabling Notre Dame to offer one of the top academic experiences in the world.

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Ranking of the Mendoza College of Business by BusinessWeek, in its annual survey of undergraduate business programs. Ranking of the Notre Dame Law School by U.S. News and World Report.

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National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships won by faculty in the College of Arts and Letters, more than any other university in the nation.

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Publications in which the University of Notre Dame is ranked among the top 25 institutions of higher learning (U.S. News and World Report, Princeton Review, Time, Kiplinger’s and Kaplan/ Newsweek).

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First Year of Studies The First Year of Studies program provides all first-year students with the opportunity to gain a wide-ranging liberal arts background before choosing a specific major within Notre Dame’s five undergraduate colleges. A progressive advising program for all student-athletes enables the University to follow the academic progress of all student-athletes on a regular basis. Key to the program is the fact that it is not run by the athletics department but by the University administration. Student-Athlete Success Notre Dame expects the best out of its student-athletes just as it does of every other student on campus. Notre Dame has had unprecedented academic success among its athletes, consistently ranking among the top NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision schools in graduation rates and academic progress. With more Academic All-Americans than any other school since 2000, Irish athletes have shown themselves capable of performing in the classroom while competing on the field at an elite level.

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Programs honored by the NCAA for Academic Progress Rate scores in 2010, more than any other of the 120 Football Bowl Subdivision universities. The APR measures multi-year academic success by team members.

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Irish teams which recorded a perfect score of 1,000 in the NCAA’s 2010 Academic Progress Rate report, more than any other Football Bowl Subdivision institution. Notre Dame also had 13 additional programs with scores of 990 or better and all 26 varsity teams placed above NCAA standards.

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Programs which achieved a perfect 100 percent graduation rate according to the NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate, second most among Football Bowl Subdivision institutions.

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Federal graduation rate percent achieved by nine Irish teams, according to the latest NCAA figures. Notre Dame had 11 teams ranked first in their respective sport.

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Percentage of Irish varsity sports (19 of 22) to achieve a perfect 100 percent graduation rate according to the NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate. Notre Dame was one of only 10 institutions with more than half its programs achieving a 100 percent graduation rate and no other school saw more than 80 percent of its programs achieve a perfect score.

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According to 2009 NCAA Graduation Success Rate results, Notre Dame ranked first in the nation in graduation rates among all studentathletes (99 percent), male student-athletes (98 percent), female student athletes (100 percent), black student-athletes (97 percent) and football student-athletes (96 percent).

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SPORTS MEDICINE/SPORTS NUTRITION

Sports Medicine While no athlete plans on an injury, Notre Dame is prepared with one of the top sports medicine teams in the country to help keep its athletes fit and ready to compete. With training facilities in the Joyce Center, Notre Dame Stadium and the Guglielmino Athletics Complex, the training staff is always there to care for athletes. With approximately 225 years combined experience on the full-time staff, Notre Dame also boasts a partnership with the renowned South Bend Orthopaedics to provide first-class care.

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Total sports medicine staff members. Head athletic trainer Jim Russ leads three associate trainers, eight assistant trainers and two physical therapists.

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Square feet of cutting-edge sports medicine technology, including two 3,500-gallon therapy pools, a full x-ray unit and an MRI machine.

Sports Nutrition Notre Dame has incorporated Erika Whitman, a full-time sports dietician, as a part of its Strength and Conditioning staff. Whitman continually provides accurate and up-to-date nutrition education to studentathletes and coaches. Including nutrition as an integral component of all training programs enables Irish athletes to achieve optimal health and maximize performance.

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Notre Dame is one of only 17 Football Bowl Subdivision schools to employ a full-time sports dietician in its athletics department.

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STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

Strength and Conditioning The task of keeping athletes in top physical condition is up to the strength & conditioning staff. The strength and conditioning staff knows the demands of competing on an elite level and is committed to ensuring Irish athletes are always in the best possible condition. From weight lifting to wind sprints and from warming up to cooling down, the strength and conditioning staff has every aspect covered.

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Full-time employees working with Irish varsity athletes. Notre Dame’s Olympic sports teams are led in the weight room by director of strength and conditioning Tony Rolinski and his staff.

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Square feet in the Haggar Fitness Complex, which is located in the Guglielmino Athletics Complex, including a weight room, a 45-yard artificial turf agility field, a Gatorade hydration station, six plasma TVs and a 28-speaker sound system.

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THIS IS NOTRE DAME

The University of Notre Dame When Father Edward F. Sorin started his school in the northern Indiana wilderness, he had only $300, three log buildings badly in need of repair and a far-sighted vision of establishing a liberal arts school to meet the growing educational needs of the frontier. He dreamed of building a great university, and in 1842, he founded the University of Notre Dame du Lac. Over the years, the University of Notre Dame du Lac would evolve into a preeminent place for Catholic thought. While becoming one of the top undergraduate institutions in the country, Notre Dame has also been at the cutting edge of research, including such innovations as the transmission of wireless messages and the development of synthetic rubber. The University also has stressed residential life, with four of five students living on campus. Students come to Notre Dame not only to learn how to think, but to learn how to live, keeping faith with the vision of Father Sorin.

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The University of Notre Dame was founded by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., as an independent, national Catholic university adjacent to South Bend, Ind., on St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s Lakes. Total enrollment at the University of Notre Dame, with 8,363 undergraduate students. Karat gold in the famed Golden Dome, which tops the Main Building at the heart of campus. Notre Dame’s ranking by Princeton Review in a list of “Dream Schools” which takes into account academics and student life, among other attributes.

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Student Body Notre Dame is one of a handful of universities with a truly international student body, coming from more than 100 nations and all 50 states. The most recent freshman class featured 89 percent of students in the top 10 percent of their high school class. In addition, there are no fraternities or sororities at Notre Dame, with the school’s 28 residence halls housing more than 80 percent of the student body, serving as the focal point of social, religious and athletic activities.

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Graduation rate percentage among Notre Dame students, third in the nation behind only Harvard and Princeton.

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Retention rate between freshman and sophomore year which thanks to the University’s renowned First Year of Studies Program, ranks among the highest in the country.

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Percent of Notre Dame students who reside in one of 28 on-campus residence halls, where approximately 40 Holy Cross religious leaders provide pastoral assistance.

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States and countries, respectively, which Notre Dame students call home.

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UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C, took office as the 17th president of the University of Notre Dame on July 1, 2005. He was elected by the University’s Board of Trustees to a five-year term April 30, 2004. An associate professor of philosophy and member of Notre Dame’s faculty since 1990, Father Jenkins had served as a vice president and associate provost at the University from July 2000 until becoming president. Prior to his service in the provost’s office, Father Jenkins had been religious superior of the Holy Cross priests and brothers at Notre Dame for three years. As religious superior, he was a Fellow and Trustee of the University. Father Jenkins specializes in the areas of ancient philosophy, medieval philosophy and the philosophy of religion. He is the author of Knowledge and Faith in Thomas Aquinas, published by Cambridge University Press in 1997. Father Jenkins earned degrees in philosophy from Oxford University in 1987 and 1989. He earned his master of divinity degree and licentiate in sacred theology from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, Calif., in 1988. Prior to entering the Congregation of Holy Cross, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy from Notre Dame in 1976 and 1978, respectively. Father Jenkins was ordained a priest in Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart in 1983. He served as director of the Old College e program for Notre Dame undergraduate candi-dates for the Congregation of Holy Cross from m 1991 to 1993. A native of Omaha, Neb., Father Jenkins was born Dec. 17, 1953.

Notre Dame Administration President: Provost: Executive Vice President: Vice President and Senior Associate Provost: Vice President and Associate Provost: Vice President and Associate Provost: Vice President and Associate Provost for Internationalization: Vice President for Student Affairs: Vice President for University Relations: Vice President for Research: Vice President and General Counsel: Vice President for Business Operations: Vice President and Chief Investment Officer: Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications: Vice President for Finance: Vice President and Chief Information Officer:

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Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. Thomas G. Burish John Affleck-Graves Christine Maziar Donald B. Pope-Davis

Thomas G. Burish Provost

John Affleck-Graves Executive Vice President

Richard C. Notebaert Chairman, Notre Dame Board of Trustees

Patricia Bellia NCAA Faculty Representative

Dennis C. Jacobs J. Nicholas Entrikin Rev. Thomas P. Doyle, C.S.C. Louis M. Nanni Robert J. Bernhard Marianne Corr James J. Lyphout Scott C. Malpass Janet M. Botz John A. Sejdinaj Ronald Kraemer

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Jack Swarbrick Director of Athletics John B. “Jack” Swarbrick Jr., a University of Notre Dame graduate who rose to national prominence as a lawyer, consultant and executive in the collegiate and Olympic sports industries, is in his third year in 2010-11 as director of athletics at his alma mater. Among Swarbrick’s athletics initiatives are meeting the performance needs of Notre Dame w student-athletes through establishment of a new e sports performance division, reaching out to more e former Irish student-athletes via the Notre Dame Monogram Club and other programs, utilizing emerging digital technologies to deliver better information on and access to Notre Dame athletic programs via expanded production and distribution of programming, and restructuring Notre Dame’s approach to sport administration through nistrator to each of the assignment of a unique administrator 26 Irish sports. The past two years combined in Notre Dame athletics have featured 68 All-Americans, 14 Academic All-America selections and four NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship winners; record involvement in community service hours by Irish student-m athletes; NCAA runner-up team e, finishes in 2010 men’s lacrosse,

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2009 fencing and 2008 women’s soccer; NCAA semifinal appearances in 2009 and 2010 women’s tennis and 2009 women’s soccer, plus a 2010 third-place fencing finish; the hiring of new Irish head football coach Brian Kelly to start the 2010 season; the decision to build a new, freestanding ice hockey arena, scheduled to open for the 2011-12 season, plus the 2009-10 dedications of new facilities for soccer and lacrosse – as well as opening of the new Purcell Pavilion within the south dome of the Joyce Center, and 15 BIG EAST Conference titles along with four other league crowns in hockey, men’s lacrosse and fencing. Notre Dame ranked number one in the country (among Football Bowl Subdivision schools) in the two most recent Graduation Success Rate (GSR) surveys -- in 2009 with a 99 (including a 97 score in football that also ranked number one). Born in Yonkers, N.Y., and raised in Yonkers and Bloomington, Ind., Swarbrick is a 1976 magna cum laude graduate of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Upon graduating from Stanford University Law School in 1980, he returned to Indiana to accept a position as an associate in the Indianapolis law firm Baker & Daniels. He made partner in 1987 and spent 28 years overall with the firm. As a member of the Indiana Sports Corporation, including the chairmanship from 1992 to 2001, Swarbrick led most of the city’s successful proposals to a wide array of athletics organizations – from the National Football League to the United States Olympic Committee to the Big Ten Conference. His leadership efforts resulted in the city earning the right to play host to the 2012 Super Bowl in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium; becoming the home of the National Collegiate Athletic Association national headquarters in 1999; hosting the 1987 Pan American Games, 1991 World Gymnastics Championships, NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Fours and other college championship co competitions and an array of national and wo world championships in Olympic sports. Swarbrick’s practice at Baker & Daniels fo focused on the representation of owners of sp sports teams and organizations that sanction o conduct athletic competitions. He served or a general counsel for numerous national as g governing bodies of Olympic sports, i including USA Gymnastics and USRowing, and as a consultant to the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. In his work as an advisor to the NCAA, Swa Swarbrick coordinated the men’s College B Basketball Partnership, an NCAA-led group that ad addresses the opportunities and challenges in the sp sport, and developed the business plan for the new NB NBA/NCAA youth basketball enterprise, iHoops. In 20 Swarbrick received one of the NCAA’s highest 2000 ho honors, The Flying Wedge Award, for his work in est establishing Indianapolis as the new home of the NCA In 2001 the State of Indiana presented him NCAA. with the Sagamore of the Wabash Award. B Born March 19, 1954, Swarbrick was named Notre D Dame’s 12th athletics director on July 16, 2008. He a his wife, Kimberly, are the parents of four children: Kate, a and 2 2010 graduate of St. Louis University; Connor, a senior at Wake F Forest University; Cal, a freshman at TCU; and Christopher, a high school senior.

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ATHLETIC FACILITIES

Homes of the Fighting Irish In the midst of a master plan that will touch nearly every varsity team, Notre Dame has shown its commitment to providing athletes with the best possible facilities to help them compete on a national level. From new facilities to the extensive renovation of existing ones, Notre Dame is committed to giving Irish athletes every edge imaginable. The plan will result in a drastically altered footprint on the southeast corner of campus, creating an athletics quad that will give every Irish athlete a place they will be proud to call home.

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New facilities which have opened their doors in the past five years, including the Guglielmino Athletics Complex (housing football offices and locker room, a new weight room and new sports medicine facilities), the LaBar Practice Complex (featuring two Field Turf fields and one natural grass field) and Melissa Cook Stadium (home of the Irish softball team). Three facilities opened during the 2009-10 school year: Alumni Stadium (home to men’s and women’s soccer), Purcell Pavilion (renovation and expansion of men’s and women’s basketball arena) and Arlotta Family Stadium (home of men’s and women’s lacrosse).

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Million dollars spent on Purcell Pavilion for additions and renovations to the Joyce Center Arena. Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center features a three-story addition with club seating, a hospitality area, additional area for restrooms and concessions, as well as new space for the Varsity Shop and the Notre Dame ticket office.

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Facilities which are still on the master plan to create a comprehensive athletic quad. The hockey program, the tennis squads and the rowing team all will receive new facilities in the near future.

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EXCELLENCE XCELLENCE ON THE FIELD

Championship Teams Notre Dame prides itself on competing with the best in every sport it fields. Eight different programs have won national championships since Notre Dame began its first varsity team, football in 1887. With more consensus national championships in football than any other school, other programs have begun to emerge on the national scene in the 15 years since Notre Dame joined the BIG EAST Conference.

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National championships (11 in football, seven in fencing, three in women’s soccer, two in men’s tennis, one in men’s golf, men’s cross country and women’s basketball) won by Notre Dame. BIG EAST Conference championships won by Notre Dame in 15 seasons of league play. Conference championships won by Irish teams during the 2009-10 year (six BIG EAST plus two Midwest Fencing Conference championships).

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EXCELLENCE OFF THE FIELD

Championship People To measure the success of Notre Dame’s determination to have both academic and athletic success, one needs only to look at the numbers. From Academic All-Americans to BIG EAST Conference Academic AllStars, Notre Dame continues to set the bar nationally.

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All-time Academic All-Americans produced by Notre Dame, second most of any university. Academic All-Americans since 2000, no school has more. Irish teams which have produced more Academic All-Americans than any other school in their respective sports – baseball and women’s soccer.

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Notre Dame Academic All-Americans in 2009-10: Tim Abromaitis (men’s basketball), Mike Anello (football), Cosmina Ciobanu (women’s tennis), Lauren Fowlkes (women’s soccer), Christine Lux (softball) and Michael Thomas (men’s soccer).

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Notre Dame NCAA postgraduate scholarship recipients since 1964.

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STUDENT WELFARE & DEVELOPMENT

Irish in the Community In addition to academic success, Notre Dame emphasizes giving back to the community as well. Notre Dame athletes have participated in countless service projects through the years, benefiting the Notre Dame and South Bend communities and beyond. Team and individual projects have allowed Irish athletes to see the positive impact they have in the lives of others and learn how to use their talents to benefit those in their communities.

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Hours of community service completed by Notre Dame student-athletes during the 2009-10 school year.

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Number of people directly impacted by Notre Dame student-athletes through community service work in 2009-10 by assisting over 50 local and national non-profit organizations and agencies.

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Community service hours completed by Fighting Irish football team in June 2010. Sixty-five members of the team spent two hours five days a week during the first two weeks of June at local Boys and Girls Clubs, children learning centers and other organizations helping South Bend area youths.

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An Exclusive Club The Notre Dame Monogram Club was founded by athletics director Jesse Harper in 1916 to bring together varsity letterwinners to promote spirit, unity, leadership and sportsmanship. Today’s active members help keep past athletes connected to Notre Dame and the current student-athletes. In addition to helping contribute to scholarships, the Monogram Club has helped contribute to new facilities, especially the renovation of Heritage Hall and the Monogram Room, located in the Joyce Center.

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Post-Graduate scholarships awarded by the Monogram Club in 2010. Men’s basketball’s Tim Andree and women’s tennis’ Cosmina Ciabanu earned the second annual grants. Andree will begin law school in the fall while Ciabanu will attend medical school in California.

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Active members in the Monogram Club through the 2009-10 year. The contributions of active members entitle them to Inside Irish, a magazine for members; the annual Riehle Open golf outing; football tickets and makes their children eligible for the Brennan-Boland-Riehle Scholarship.

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Million dollars which have been contributed to the Brennan-Boland-Riehle Scholarship fund, which benefits the children of former Notre Dame athletes who attend the University.

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CITY OF SOUTH BEND

Notre Dame’s Neighbor Located adjacent to South Bend, Ind., the University of Notre Dame has always acknowledged its place in a greater community. Sitting between South Bend and Mishawaka in northern Indiana, Notre Dame has benefited the area in ways unimaginable, especially when it comes to Notre Dame football weekends. It is estimated that the average football weekend brings approximately $6.2 million dollars to the surrounding community. In addition to the financial aspect, Notre Dame feels truly invested in the surrounding community, with students participating in countless service projects to benefit the greater South Bend area.

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Population of the South Bend-Mishawaka area.

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Millions of dollars in voluntary contributions over the next 10 years from the University of Notre Dame to the cities of South Bend and Mishawaka, the town of Roseland and to St. Joseph County.

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Football legends enshrined in South Bend’s College Football Hall of Fame in the summer of 2010, including former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown. The College Football Hall of Fame was constructed in downtown South Bend in 1995 and features what is regarded as one of the most interactive museums in the world.

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Feet runs the East Race Waterway, the first manmade waterway rapids facility in North America. The East Race hosted the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials for kayak.

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GIVE A GIFT and LEAVE A LEGACY

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ver 650 student-athletes on 26 varsity teams excelling in academics, spirituality, community service and athletics - all made possible courtesy of the generous alumni, parents and friends who support Notre Dame’s ¿rst athletics annual fund – the Rockne Heritage Fund. The culmination of these gifts assists the University in underwriting athletics scholarships that are the lifeblood of every program that wants to recruit the best and the brightest and compete for national championships. Our work has just begun. Scholarships are one of the largest line items in the department of athletics operating budget, accounting for roughly $14 million annually.

Director’s Circle Members donating to the Rockne Heritage Fund at the $1,500, $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000 levels, receive a corresponding bene¿ts package. For more information on the attractive football ticket bene¿t, visit our website: und.com/rockneheritagefund.

Make a Gift Today • Send a check payable to the Rockne Heritage Fund; P.O. Box 519; Notre Dame, IN 46556. • Visit online: supporting.nd.edu and include “Rockne Heritage Fund” in the comments section. • Specify if your employer has a matching gift program. • Notre Dame employees may request a payroll deduction form. • All contributions to the Rockne Heritage Fund are credited toward eligibility in the football ticket lottery.

Contact Information Maureen L. McNamara  Assistant Athletics Director 574.631.9443  rocknedc@nd.edu  und.com/rockneheritagefund

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The Notre Dame fencing teams have exclusive use of the Walter Langford Gymnasium (right) – located on the second floor of the Joyce Center. Equipped with the latest in fencing training techniques and electronic scoring, the fencing gym includes 16 strips for team training, with the offices of head coach Janusz Bednarski, assistant coaches Gia Kvaratskhelia and Marek Stepien, and coach emeritus Mike DeCicco located adjacent to the fencing gym.

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Location ........................................................ Notre Dame, IN 46556 Founded .................................................................................................. 1842 Undergraduate Enrollment ..................................................... 8,371 Nickname ........................................................................... Fighting Irish Colors .................................................................................. Gold and Blue President................................................. Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C Provost .............................................................................. Thomas Burish Athletics Director ...................................................... Jack Swarbrick Asst. AD/Fencing ....................................... Maureen McNamara Athletic Department Web Page .................. www.und.com Athletic Department Phone........................... (574) 631-6107 University Operator................................................ (574) 631-5000

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Head Coach ............................................................ Janusz Bednarski Bednarski’s Alma Mater................................. SGPiS College ’70 Bednarski’s Office Phone ................................... (574) 631-3599 Career Record (Years) ........................... 394-27 (ninth season) Assistant Coaches .............................................. Gia Kvaratskhelia, Marek Stepien, Ian Farr Home Facility ....................................... Joyce Center Fieldhouse Men’s All-Americans Returning ...................................................... 6 2010 NCAA Men’s Qualifiers Returning ................................... 6 Men’s Starters Returning/Lost .................................................... 6/0 Men’s Monogram Winners Returning/Lost ...................23/0 Women’s All-Americans Returning ............................................. 4 2010 NCAA Women’s Qualifiers Returning .............................5 Women’s Starters Returning/Lost............................................ 5/1 Women’s Monogram Winners Ret./Lost ..........................18/2 2010 Men’s Record ........................................................................... 33-0 2010 Women’s Record................................................................... 35-0 2010 NCAA Championships Finish ........................................ 3rd

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Season Preview

Ewa Nelip returns to bolster the Notre Dame squad in 2010-11 after taking off her junior season to compete with the Polish National team. In her first two seasons with the Irish, she earned a pair of bronze medal finishes (’08, ’09) in epee at the NCAA Championships.


Fencing A-Z featured a pair of impressive students in four-time All-America sabreist Valerie Providenza (3.46; psychology/Spanish) and two-time All-America epeeist Amy Orlando (3.54; psychology).

“A TEAM” – That nickname first was placed on the dynamic foil duo of Alicja Kryczalo and Andrea Ament (above) in 2002, after the pair completed their stellar freshman seasons by posting the maximum 48 combined wins in NCAA competition. Kryczalo went undefeated (25-0) in claiming the NCAA title, while Ament’s only loss in 23 round-robin bouts came 5-3 versus Kryczalo (who beat Ament again in the title bout, 15-6). The A Team returned to the top at the 2003 NCAAs, with both fencers going 19-4 to help the Irish win the team title before Kryczalo repeated as NCAA champion and Ament took third. The 2004 NCAAs saw a repeat of the 2002 final, with Kryczalo besting Ament 15-7. Kryczalo came one win shy of her fourth NCAA title in 2005 while Ament added her own fourth All-America finish (seventh), helping the Irish win another NCAA team title. The duo combined to win nearly 92 percent of their regular-season bouts (325-27; 161-12 for Kryczalo, 164-15 by Ament) while owning an .864 combined winning percentage in the NCAAs (159-25; 84-8 by Kryczalo, 75-17 by Ament), with one-fourth of their NCAA losses (six) coming in bouts versus each other. ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE – The fencing program boasts a long-standing tradition of great achievement in the classroom in addition to on the strip. Adrienne Nott was selected to the 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V at-large team in voting done by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for the 2007-08 school year. After the 2008-09 school year, Nott joined Mark Kubik (chemical engineering) and Bill Thanhouser (Program of Liberal Studies) as one of three fencers to complete Notre Dame’s Academic Honors Program. Notre Dame’s 2003 NCAA championship run featured top contributions from a graduating class that was full of academic all-stars. Four-time AllAmericans Ozren Debic (3.14) and Jan Viviani (3.09) wrapped up impressive careers as both students and athletes, while their ’03 classmate Anna Carnick was a three-time All-American and graduated with a 3.13 final GPA, including a 4.0 in the 2002 spring semester. Two other All-Americans, epeeist Meagan Call (3.16; three-time All-American) and sabre Matt Fabricant (3.17), rounded out the impressive all-around accomplishments of the 2003 graduating class. The 2005 NCAA championship season included a 3.10 team semester GPA and marked the end of the standout foil careers for Alicja Kryczalo (graduated with 3.49 GPA; psychology/political science major) and Andrea Ament (3.21 final cumulative GPA; preprofessional studies). The 2007 senior class also

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BROTHERS IN ARMS - Notre Dame fencing has included several noteworthy brother combinations, led by four All-America duos: epeeists Brian (’52, 12th) and Rod (’54, 12th) Duff of Peabody, Mass.; epeeists John (’61, 5th) and Steve (’67, 4th) Donlon of Farmingdale, N.Y.; sabreists Mike (’68, 5th) and Doug (’71, 8th) Daher of Grosse Pointe, Mich. and, most recently, foilists Mark (’07, 7th) and Steve (’08, 8th) Kubik of San Antonio, Texas. The Lyons brothers, of Berwyn, Pa., include foilist John III (’69-’71) and sabreists Michael (’71-’73) and Chris (’78-’80). They are the only set of three brothers to each earn a letter with the Notre Dame fencing program. Chris also earned sabre All-America honors in 1980. Former foilist Mark (a two-time NCAA participant and 2007 All-American) Kubik concluded his Irish career with 145 victories, while brother, and current senior, Steve posted a 35-7 junior campaign to move his career wins total to 107. The 35 bout victories makes the Kubik brothers the second-ever family duo to each reach 100 career wins, joining sabre fencers Chris (129-17; ’89-’92) and Ed (110-10; ’88-’92) Baguer of North Newark, N.J. on that historic list.

COACH OF THE YEAR – Former Notre Dame head coach Yves Auriol was honored by the U.S. Fencing Coaches Association (USFCA) as the 2001 and 2002 national college Coach of the Year. Legendary Irish coach Mike DeCicco was a four-time recipient of that award (1966, ’75, ’77, ’92), while current ninth-year head coach Janusz Bednarski – who spent eight seasons as an assistant with the Irish – was honored by the USFCA in 1997 and ’99 as the Midwest Region Coach of the Year. DeCICCO, MIKE – One of Notre Dame’s great coaching legends in any sport, DeCicco led Notre Dame to five NCAA titles while becoming highly respected in international fencing circles. DeCicco – who also founded Notre Dame’s Academic Advising Program for Athletics – was a 2002 inductee into the prestigious Italian-American Athletic Hall of Fame and remains in regular contact with hundreds of former Notre Dame fencers who have gone on to widespread postgraduate success. DOMINATION – How else can one describe the career of former Notre Dame foil standout Alicja Kryczalo? In four seasons with the Irish, the native of Gdansk, Poland, won nearly 94 percent of her overall bouts (350-26) while going 161-12 in the regular season; 47-1 as a two-time Midwest Fencing Conference champ; 51-4 as a four-time Midwest Regional champ; and 91-9 en route to claiming three NCAA foil titles and ’05 runner-up honors – in addition to being a three-time winner at the Penn State Open.

ALL IN THE FAMILY – Former foilist Forest Walton (9th at the 2001 NCAAs, fenced final season with Irish in ’04) and epee standout Kerry Walton (’02 NCAA champ, 5th in ’03, ’04 runner-up) remain Notre Dame’s only brother-sister duo ever to earn All-America honors (in any sports). That family excellence extends to their mother Yvonne, who placed third in foil at the 2002 Veterans World Championships – matching Kerry’s finish months earlier at the World Junior Championships. That marked the first time that a parent and child had medaled concurrently for U.S. teams in World Championship competition, with both Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd” and USA Today recognizing the rare feat. Both Walton parents dabbled in fencing while attending Lowell State (now part of UMass-Lowell) but Michael Walton’s fencing career was cut short due to injury (he remains active in the sport as armorer at various bouts). The family then lived in Alaska before returning to New England and settling into their current hometown of Londonderry, N.H., in the early 1980s. The key training for the Walton children came at Seacoast Fencing Club in nearby Manchester. It was there that four future NCAA fencing stars – the Waltons and their cousins Scott and Kevin Eriksen (All-Americans at Penn and Columbia, respectively) – developed a competitive bond that holds to this day. The cousins trained together for 11 years and became known as “The Four Amigos,” with the Waltons even picking up a pair of telling nicknames. Forest – from the “Top Gun” movie generation – was known as “Iceman” while his sister was tabbed “Valkyre” (the Norse god of war). Forest Walton was halfway around the globe when his sister completed the family’s historic All-America double. He spent 2001-02 studying in Rome, as part of the challenging five-year architecture curriculum that involved navigating his way though possibly the most challenging class demands of any Notre Dame student-athlete. For more on the Walton family’s fencing story, see the following und.com website link: http://und.ocsn.com/sports/c-fenc/spec-rel/030503aab. html

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D’ALONZO SCHOLARSHIP – Rev Alfred D’Alonzo, C.S.C., a senior counselor in the Office of Academic Services for Student-Athletes, was honored in 2003 with the creation of a grant-in-aid in his name. The $100,000 commitment to endow the Father Al D’Alonzo Grant-In-Aid benefits members of the women’s fencing and softball teams. It was established with a gift from the family of his brother Frank and nephew Frank, Jr., in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Father D’Alonzo’s ordination as a Holy Cross priest. A native of Orange, N.J., D’Alonzo enrolled at Notre Dame on a football scholarship and played two years, also attending officers training school as a member of the Navy’s V-12 program. In his sophomore year, he gave up football and turned down his commission to enter the priesthood. He later earned his master’s degree in educational administration and sociology and added a doctorate in administration. Rev. D’Alonzo returned to Notre Dame in 1981, serving eight years on the Moreau Seminary staff. Two years later, he was appointed a counselor in Academic Services for Student-Athletes, working with various teams over the years (including fencing). Fr. Al D’Alonzo, C.S.C. (center), presents the formal declaration of The D’Alonzo Grant-In-Aid that benefits women’s fencing scholarships.

She joined former PSU star Olga Kalinovskaya (‘93-’96 foil champ) as the only D-I women’s fencers to win three-plus NCAA titles (Wayne State epeeist Anna Garina then won her third title in 2007). Nine men’s fencers have claimed three-plus NCAA titles: four-time sabre champ Michael Lofton (NYU, ’84-’87), Wayne State foilists Greg Benko (’74-’76) and Ernest Simon (’78-’81), NYU epeeist Risto Hurme (’73-’75), Columbia sabreist Bruce Soriano (’70-’72), Stanford foilist Nick Bravin (’90, ’92-’93), PSU sabreist Tom Strzalkowski (’92-’94) and the Ohio State duo of foilist Boaz Ellis (’04-’06) and sabreist Adam Crompton (’03-’04, ’06). Kryczalo’s 23-0 record in the 2002 NCAA round robin included an unheard-of +100 in total-touch indicators (14 shutouts in the five-touch bouts) and she compiled a 94-3 overall record in ’02. Her only losses came to Irina Khouade (St. John’s) at the NYU Duals, vs. ’01 NCAA champ Iris Zimmermann at the Air Force Duals, and vs. Ohio State’s Hanna Thompson at the regional. Kryczalo’s sophomore encore included a 40-3 regular season, repeats of her three postseason titles and an 87-8 overall record in ’03 bouts with the Irish. A loss to PSU’s Anna Donath at the 2003 Notre Dame Duals ended a stretch in which Kryczalo had won 48 straight bouts (and 93 of 94) with the Irish. Her .928 career winning percentage in regular-season bouts trails only foilist Sara Walsh (.970, 231-7; ’96-���99) and seven men’s fencers in Notre Dame’s storied history (min. three seasons). The only Notre Dame men’s foilists with better career records are four-time AllAmericans Ozren Debic (.952, 157-8; ’00-’03) and Yehuda Kovacs (.930, 146-11; ’86-’89). FATHER-SON COMBINATIONS – Former epeeist North J. Carey in 2003 joined his namesake as the eighth father-son combination to earn monograms with the Notre Dame fencing program. North E. Carey earned four monograms as an epeeist (1970-73) and made the drive from Los Alamos, N.M., to Colorado Springs for the 2003 NCAAs, cheering his alma mater to the national title (his son was an alternate for the 2003 and ’04 NCAAs). Notre Dame’s other father-son fencing monogramwinners are as follows: foilists Jerome (’52-’54) and

a four-year All-American while Debic joined Jeremy Siek (’97), Charles Higgs-Coulthard (’87) and Yehuda Kovacs (’89) as men’s foil four-timers. Others on the list include sabremen Mike Sullivan (’79), Leszek Nowosielski (’91) and Luke La Valle (’99), women’s foilists Molly Sullivan (’88), Myriah Brown (’99) and Sara Walsh (’99) and women’s epeeist/foilist Magda Krol (’00). La Valle, Brown and Walsh were the first classmates on the list. Ten other Notre Dame student-athletes (for 28 total) have been four-year All-Americans in the same sport: basketball great Kevin O’Shea (’50), women’s soccer players Holly Manthei (’98 graduate), Jen Grubb (’00), Anne Makinen (’01) and Kerri Hanks (’09), distance runners Oliver Hunter (’43), Mike McWilliams (’93), Ryan Shay (’01) and Molly Huddle (’07), and baseball pitcher Aaron Heilman (’00). FIVE-YEAR FOCUS – Notre Dame’s first five seasons in the head coaching tenure of Janusz Bednarski (a former Irish assistant coach) produced an impressive 242-19 regular-season record (.927; 119-10 men, 123-9 women) from 2003-07. Those five seasons also included NCAA team championships in 2003 and ’05, five NCAA individual champs and eight individual runner-up finishes.

James (’77-’79) Brainerd, natives of Amarillo, Texas, were the first father-son duo; Chicago-area natives, FRESHMAN PHENOMS – Since 1974, some 42 epeeists David (’51-’53) and John McBride (’80-81), joined the list in the 1980s, as did all-weapon specialist Notre Dame fencers have earned All-America honors Mike DeCicco (’47-’49) – who went on to become the as freshmen, including at least one in 15 of the past 18 legendary Irish coach – and his son Mike, Jr. (’84) … the years (all except ’97, ’01, ’03). The current roster boasts only combination to each compete in the NCAAs is a pair of juniors who earned 2009 All-America honors epeeist Frank (’63-’65; 27th at ’65 NCAAs) and All-Amer- as freshmen including, Gerek Meinhardt and Courtney ica sabre Chris Hajnik (’93-’95); Chris, from Santa Maria, Hurley, and a sophomore, James Kaull, who earned 2010 All-America accolades. Both Pa., compiled a 141-53 career record Meinhardt and Hurley earned firstand placed 10th at the 1994 NCAAs team distinctions for their strong to help the Irish win the national finishes at the 2009 NCAA champititle … foilist John Lyons III (’69-’71) onships at Penn State. Each fencer – whose brother Chris (’78-’81) later was able to secure a medalist finish, was an All-America sabreist with the with Meinhardt earning a runner-up Irish – and epeeist John Lyons IV finish in the foil and Hurley finishing (’95) were the next to join the group tied for third overall in women’s epee (John was from Marietta, Ga.) … (she tied for 3rd with teammate Ewa Mike McQuade (’63-’65) – whose Nelip). Kaull earned third team twin Joe also fenced foil – had a recognition for his 10th-place finish brother and son who all earned in epee at the 2010 NCAA Champimonograms with Notre Dame fenconships in Boston. ing; Mike’s sons, sabreist Chris (’92The Notre Dame record for fresh’96) and epee/sabre fencer Steve men All-Americans in a season (’96-’99) of Clifton, N.J., completed Ozren Debic – four-time NCAA foil AllAmerican. stands at six, as both the 2008 class the family connection … recently, (Sarah Borrmann, Eileen Hassett, George Viamontes followed his namesake and fellow sabreist (’71-’73) in earning his Nelip, Steve Kubik, Barron Nydam, Zach Schirtz) and the 2002 team (Meagan Call, Anna Carnick, Liza Boutsimonogram with the Irish fencing program (’01). karis, Natalia Mazur, Jan Viviani, Ozren Debic) placed six FOUR-TIME ALL-AMERICANS – Two captains on members on the heralded list. the 2003 Notre Dame men’s fencing team – epeeist The 2002 Irish featured four freshman All-AmeriJan Viviani and foilist Ozren Debic – became rare four- cans (second in ND history): women’s foil champ Alicja year All-Americans, with three members of the 2005 Kryczalo and runner-up Andrea Ament, foilist Derek senior class then earning that four-year All-America Snyder (7th) and epeeist Michal Sobieraj (10th). The status: epeeist Michal Sobieraj and foilists Andrea 2004 NCAAs saw three Notre Dame freshmen – sabre Ament and Alicja Kryczalo, followed by sabreists Patrick champ Valerie Providenza, epeeist Amy Orlando and Ghattas and Valerie Providenza in 2007 (10 all-time ND sabreist Patrick Ghattas – claim All-America honors men’s fencers and seven women’s fencers now have while Mariel Zagunis reached the sabre final as a freshearned that distinction). man in 2005 and her classmate Jakub Jedrkowiak Former Irish foilist Adrienne Nott is the most recent earned foil All-America honors (7th), followed by foilist name to join the exclusive club, accomplishing the feat Adi Nott (6th) in ’06 and Kelley Hurley’s runner-up in 2009 with third team All-America honors. finish in the 2007 NCAA women’s epee. Viviani became the first Notre Dame epeeist to be

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OLYMPIANS – Eleven fencers with ties to Notre Dame have been part of their respective Olympic teams over the years. In addition to playing a key role in Notre Dame’s dominating first-place showing at the 1978 NCAAs, Bjorn Vaggo (pictured at left, alongside Notre Dame coaching legend Mike DeCicco) went on to capture the epee silver medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Epeeist Tim Molly Sullivan Glass was selected for the 1980 Olympic team that did not compete due to the U.S. boycott, while foilist Mike McCahey helped the United Sate men’s foil team finish fifth at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Molly Sullivan fenced with the U.S. women’s foil Olympic team in 1988 (Seoul) and ’92 (Barcelona). Epeeist Mike Gostigian also competed for the U.S. in modern pentathlon (which includes fencing) at the Seoul (’88), Barcelona (’92) and Atlanta (’96) Games. Men’s sabre standout Leszek Nowosielski fenced for his native Canada in Barcelona while Sara Walsh attended the 1996 Games in Atlanta, as a U.S. women’s foil alternate. Men’s epee alum Jan Viviani competed as an alternate with the U.S. at the 2004 Olympics in Athens – where he was able to watch future Notre Dame fencer Mariel Zagunis win the women’s sabre gold medal in stunning fashion. Zagunis became the first U.S. fencer to win an Olympic medal since 1984 and was the first American gold medalist in 100 years (no previous U.S. women’s fencer ever had claimed an Olympic medal). At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Zagunis went on to win her second gold medal in women’s sabre, becoming the first U.S. fencer to win multiple sabre gold medals. The sixth seed at the event, Zagunis defeated U.S. teammate Sada Jacobsen to win the gold and help the U.S. to a medal sweep in women’s sabre. She also took home a bronze as the U.S. finished third in the team sabre event. Her gold marked the first of 36 gold medals won by the U.S. at the 2008 Games. Zagunis also became the first former Notre Dame student-athlete to earn multiple gold medals, a feat that was later equaled in the Games when Kate (Sobrero) Markgraf and Shannon Boxx won their second gold medals with the women’s soccer team. Joining Zagunis in Bejing were Kelley Hurley (women’s epee) and Gerek Meinhardt (men’s foil). Meinhardt became the youngest U.S. Olympic fencer of alltime (18 years, 17 days). The 2009 campaign marked the first time in program history that two fencers with Olympic experience will compete for the Irish.

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HOME STATES – Notre Dame’s list of all-time competitors includes nearly 1,000 fencers from 48 states (all but Alaska and West Virginia), Washington, D.C., and 25 foreign countries: Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, Panama, Poland, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Sweden and Venezuela. The 2010-11 Irish roster includes fencers from 20 different states –Texas (9), New York (7), New Jersey (6), California (6), Oregon (5), Colorado (3), Illinois (2), Kansas (2), Arkansas (1), Arizona (1), Indiana (1), Kentucky (1), Massachusetts (1), Michigan (1), Minnesota (1), Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (1), Virginia (1), Washington (1), Wisconsin (1) – plus one each from Washington D.C., Brazil, Mexico, Poland.

Ola Harstrom (’83), Jubba Beshin (’90) and Michal Sobieraj (’05); foilists Pat Gerard (’77), Andy Bonk (’79), Charles Higgs-Coulthard (’84) and Gerek Meinhardt (’10); sabreists Mike Sullivan (’77, ’78), Luke La Valle (’98) and Gabor Szelle (’00); women’s foilists Molly Sullivan (’86, ’88), Heidi Piper (’91) and Alicja Kryczalo (’02-’04), epeeists Magda Krol (’97), Kerry Walton (’02) and Kelley Hurley (’08), and sabreists Valerie Providenza (’04), Mariel Zagunis (’06) and Sarah Borrmann (’08).

POLAND PIPELINE – Notre Dame’s fencing tradition has included a mix of U.S.-trained athletes and international standouts. Two recent four-time All-Americans (’02-’05) – foilist Alicja Kryczalo (Gdansk) and epeeist Michal Sobieraj (Krakow) – are products of Poland’s stellar fencing heritage. Kryczalo was a three-time NCAA champion (’05 runner-up) while MULTIPLE THREATS – Recent Notre Dame fenc- Sobieraj won gold (’05), silver (’03) and bronze (’04) in er Maggie Jordan (’04) became the program’s second his career at the NCAAs. 2008 graduate Jakub fencer ever to post 80-plus wins in multiple weapons Jedrkowiak (Leszno) placed seventh at the 2005 (83 in foil, 85 in sabre). Claudette deBruin totaled 152 NCAA in foil, eighth in ’06 and ninth in ’07 for his third All-America honor. Karol Kostka epee wins and 81 in foil, from 1993(Krakow), a 2009 graduate, left as a 96. Jordan and deBruin are two of four-time NCAA participant and four Notre Dame fencers ever to three-time All-American and was 20th compete in multiple weapons at in the world under-20 rankings for the NCAAs. The first to do so was men’s epeeists (’05). Junior Ewa Nelip Rian Girard, who fenced in NCAA foil (Katowice) returns to the team after bouts from 1991-93 before competmissing the 2010 season due to Polish ing in the 1994 NCAA epee bouts National team duty. She came to (he had one of the key wins that Notre Dame ranked seventh in the helped the Irish rally to win the ’94 world u-20 women’s epee rankings NCAA title). and placed third in epee in 2008 and Magda Krol is the only Notre 2009 to earn All-American status. The Dame fencer to earn All-American connection to Notre Dame is head honors in multiple weapons, after coach Janusz Bednarski, a former three top-12 finishes in NCAA epee standout fencer and coach for the (’97 champ, 7th in ’98, 8th in ’99) and Polish national team. Notre Dame a fifth-place foil finish in 2000. fourth-year assistant coach Marek DeBruin fenced foil at the 1993 and Stepien was a member of Poland’s ’94 NCAAs before claiming third- Courtney Hurley 1992 Olympic team (in epee) and, like place All-America epee finishes in Bednarski, is a Warsaw native. ’95 and ’96. Jordan fenced foil at the 2001 NCAAs and was a sabre entry in ’03, when she PORTLAND PIPELINE – The Notre Dame fenchelped secure the NCAA team title. Notre Dame coaching legend Mike DeCicco ing program’s ties to Poland also are connected with fenced all three weapons for the Irish in the late the recent flow of top-level talent from the north1940s (1948 NCAA foil field entrant) and joins 1930s west United States. Former Notre Dame assistant competitor Kevin Kehoe as ND’s only fencers to coaches Ed Korfanty (a Poland native) and Michael compete in all three. Nicole Mustilli started her Notre Marx both are highly respected instructors in the Dame career as a foilist and was an epee All-Ameri- Portland, Ore., area. Korfanty’s elite sabre-only acadcan in 1998 (4th) and ’99 (5th) before going on to emy, the Oregon Fencing Alliance, has produced excel in sabre during her postgraduate career (she recent Notre Dame four-time All-Americans Patrick and recent ND fencer Mariel Zagunis helped the U.S. Ghattas (’05- ’07 NCAA runner-up) and Valerie Provwomen’s sabre team win the 2000 World idenza (’04 NCAA champ), plus Mariel Zagunis (’04 & ’08 Olympic champ; ’05 NCAA runner-up, ’06 NCAA Championship). champ), Bill Thanhouser (6th at ’07 NCAAs), the NATIONAL CHAMPIONS – Notre Dame has senior All-American trio of Avery Zuck, Sarah won seven NCAA fencing team championships, Borrmann (’08 NCAA champ) and Eileen Hassett as including men’s titles in 1977, ’78 and ’86, the 1987 well as sophomore Lian Osier and freshman Kevin women’s championship, and men’s and women’s Hassett. Two recent epeeists – two-time All-Americombined titles in ’94, ’03 and ’05. The Irish have can Amy Orlando (’05 NCAA runner-up) and Aaron been NCAA runners-up 12 times (every year from Adjemian (two-time NCAA participant) – along with 1996-2000, 2008) and have finished third at 11 other current freshman Ariel DeSmet, trained with Marx at NCAA meets (most recently in ’01, ’02, ’04 and ‘10) – the Northwest Fencing Center while recent Notre for 30 total top-three finishes. Notre Dame fencers Dame sabreist Angela Vincent (a 2004 NCAA particihave combined to win 25 individual NCAA titles: pant) also was a product of the OFA. men’s epeeists Don Tadrowski (’55), Bjorn Vaggo (’78)

RALLY TIME – Notre Dame’s historic comeback to win the 2005 NCAAs saw the Irish overcome a 24-point deficit versus Ohio State, with the Buckeyes building that lead during two days of men’s bouts. The Notre Dame women then set an NCAA record with 103 wins over the next two days, as the Irish edged the Buckeyes for the title (173-171). Notre Dame, with 11 of the maximum 12 fencers, became the first team ever to win the NCAA fencing title without the benefit of the full allotment of NCAA fencers. SABRE SUCCESS – Notre Dame women’s sabreists Mariel Zagunis (21-2) and Valerie Providenza (19-4) combined for 40 wins to help the Irish win the 2005 NCAA title. It marked the fourth-most NCAA round-robin wins by any pair of teammates in any weapon (men’s or women’s), since the 23-bout format was adopted in 1996. Former Notre Dame foilists Alicja Kryczalo (23-0) and Andrea Ament (22-1) set the record for most wins by teammates at the NCAAs, with the maximum 45 wins as freshmen at the 2002 NCAAs. Three seasons ago, then-freshmen Sarah Borrmann and Eileen Hassett combined for 36 wins at the NCAAs. SUPER CLASS – Notre Dame’s 2003 national-title fencing team was led by the most decorated senior class in program history, as the 15-member class included nine All-Americans and 12 among the team’s top-four at their weapons. The senior class finished 2003 with nearly 1,500 career wins in regular-season bouts and an .833 combined winning pct. (1,463-294). Nine of the ’03 seniors combined for 21

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WEAPON HISTORY Here’s a breakdown of the Notre Dame fencing program’s success at each of the six weapons, with the program’s longest All-America weapon streaks coming from: the 1994-2010 men’s sabre squads (18 years), the ’95-’10 women’s epeeists (16), the ’81-’91 men’s epeeists (11), the ’84-’92 men’s sabreists (9), the ’83-’91 men’s foilists (9) and the ’74-’81 sabremen (8; with men’s sabre AllAmericans in 34 of 37 years from ’74-’09): Men’s Foil: 54 All-America awards (22 since 1990; 19 since ’96) … four NCAA individual titles, plus six runner-ups … four four-time All-Americans, including Charles Higgs-Coulthard (’87) – who joins sabreist Mike Sullivan as ND’s only men’s fencers to earn first team All-America four times … since ’85, squad has finished first at NCAAs four times (’86, ’94, ’97, ’03), second six times (’85, ’91, ’00, ’02, ‘09, ‘10) and third three times (’87, ’88, ’01) … All-Americans by decade: six in the 1950s, seven in ’60s, five in ’70s, 12 in ’80s, seven in ’90s and 17 (of 22 possible) since 2000. Women’s Foil: 41 All-America awards (29 since 1990; two every season from ’96-’00, plus ’02-’05 and ’08-’09) … six NCAA titles, seven NCAA runnerups and six four-year All-Americans … NCAA champ Heidi Piper also was a two-time Academic All-American … since 1982, squad has finished first at NCAAs nine times (’87, ’94, ’96, ’98, ’02-’05, ’08), second seven times (’86, ’88, ’90, ’91, ’95, ’97, ‘09) and third in both ’89 and ’07. Men’s Epee: 59 All-America awards (25 since 1990, 17 since ’96) … five NCAA individual titles, plus four runner-ups … Jan Viviani (’03) became first ND epeeist to be a four-time All-American … since 1985, squad has finished first at NCAAs once (’86) and second seven times (’88, ’94, ’98, ’00-’03) … All-Americans by decade: eight in 1950s, seven in ’60s, seven in ’70s, 10 in ’80s, 11 in ’90s and 16 (of 22 possible) since 2000. Women’s Epee: 26 All-America awards (since 1995), three NCAA individual titles, two runner-ups … squad has finished first at NCAAs four times (’97, ’04, ’08, ‘09), second four times (’98, ’01, ’03, ‘10) and third five times (’96, ’99, ’02, ’05, ’06). Men’s Sabre: 65 All-America awards (32 since 1990; two every year from ’96-’01, plus ’03 and ’05’07, ‘09-’10) … four NCAA individual titles, plus seven runner-ups and four four-year All-Americans … since 1985, squad has finished first at NCAAs five times (’96, ’99, ’00, ’03, ’07), second seven times (’85, ’90, ’91, ’97, ’01, ’04, ’06), and third seven times (’88, ’92, ’94, ’95, ’98, ‘09, ‘10) … All-Americans by decade: six in 1950s, eight in ’60s, eight in ’70s, nine in ’80s, 15 in ’90s and 19 (of 22 possible) since 2000. Women’s Sabre: NCAA debut in 2000, with Irish fencers earning All-America honors in 2000, ’02, ’03, ’04 (NCAA champ), ’05 (runner-up), ’06 (NCAA champ), ’07, ’08 (NCAA champ), ‘09 and ‘10 … squad finished first at the 2005 and 2010 NCAAs, third in 2006 and second in 2008.

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All-America finishes, led by men’s sabreist Gabor Szelle (182-13 regular-season record), foilist Ozren Debic (157-8) and epeeist Jan Viviani (162-20; see Terrific Trios notes). Debic and Viviani were rare fourtime All-Americans, while Szelle joined epeeists Meagan Call (168-52) and Anna Carnick (179-43) as three-time All-Americans. Other All-Americans from the 2003 senior class included foilists Liza Boutsikaris (’00; 168-37) and Forest Walton (’01) and sabreists Natalia Mazur (’00) and Matt Fabricant (’03). Walton (115-28, ended 158-35) and Mazur (88-13, ended 111-15) each had one year of eligibility remaining and returned to fence in 2003-04. SUPER SIBLINGS – In addition to Forest and Kerry Walton, Notre Dame fencing has featured several other noteworthy brother-sister combinations: sabreist Michael (’84-’86; 42-6) and foilist Liz (’78-’81) Bathon of Hanover, Pa.; epee captain Michael (’77-’79; 44-21 record) and foil captain Dorothy Carney (’79-’80; 68-15), of Sanford, N.C.; NCAA foil champ Pat (’75-’79; 146-19) and sister Carole Gerard (’82-’84; 27-24), of Norridge, Ill. (their sister Terri fenced in ’80); epeeist John (’84-’87; 81-25) and twin foilists Kelly (’89-’92; 63-14) and Rachel Haugh (’89-’92; 61-23) of Portland, Ore.; South Bend’s Charles (’97-’99; foil, 119-35) and Anne Hayes (’96-’97; epee, 90-26); three-time All-American/NCAA foil champ Heidi (’89’92; 152-15) and foilist Jeff Piper (’90-’93; 116-18) of Gold Coast/Brisbane, Australia; two-time All-America epeeist Andy (’82-’85; 133-23) and foil captain Vittoria Quaroni (’84-’87; 119-43), from San Antonio, Texas; two-time NCAA sabre champ/four-time All-American Mike (’76-’79, Peabody, Mass.; 183-4) and foilist Janet Sullivan (’83-’86, Conway, N.H.; 106-55); epeeist Paul (’89-’90; 37-33) and foilist Kathleen Vogt (’92-’94; 75-31) of Gretna, La.; three time sabre All-American Eileen (’08-present; 143-60) and sabreist Kevin Hassett (’10-present); and the four children of former sports information director Roger Valdiserri: foilists Kathy (’73-’78; 157-29) and All-American Susan (’80’83; 145-55) and sabreists Rick (’75, ’77; 14-19) and Tom (’78-’80; 24-12). TEAM USA – Former Notre Dame All-America epeeist Nicole Mustilli helped the United States women’s sabre team win the first-ever U.S. fencing team gold medal in any weapon, at the 2000 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Mustilli teamed with Chris Becker, Sada Jacobson and recent Notre Dame fencer Mariel Zagunis to defeat heavilyfavored Italy, 45-43. The 10th-seeded U.S. bested Azerbaijan and World Cup sabre champ Elena Jemaeva in the quarterfinals while Mustilli – the secondhighest U.S. finisher in the individual competition (24th) – defeated France’s top fencer in the 45-42 semifinal. Mustilli later completed her tour of duty as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and was one of 32 in the Air Force’s World Class Athlete Program. She was a member of the U.S. Military Fencing Team, a two-time winner of the Air Force ROTC Warrior Spirit Award and was a member of the U.S. women’s sabre team that reached the quarterfinals at the 2001 World Championships in Nimes, France. TEAM USA, PART II – Three Notre Dame fencers – epeeist Kerry Walton and foilists Andrea Ament and Derek Snyder – were among the 18-fencer United

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States squad that competed at the 2002 World Junior Championships in Antalya, Turkey. That U.S. contingent included just four other collegiate fencers, two from Ohio State and one each from Stanford and Yale. Walton won the bronze medal, as the second U.S. fencer ever to medal in any level of women’s epee World Championship competition. She also helped the three-member U.S. women’s epee team finish ninth while Snyder (45th) and Ament (44th) helped their foil squads place 19th and 16th, respectively. Three with ND connections – two 2009 graduates (sabreist Bill Thanhouser and foilist Adi Nott) and 2010 graduate epeeist Kelley Hurley – were part of the U.S. contingent at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Taepek City, South Korea. Thanhouser’s 14th-place finish was among the best by any U.S. fencer at that event (the men’s sabre team placed 10th) while Nott helped the U.S. women’s foil team post an impressive fourth-place finish. Hurley was 46th in her 2006 World Championship competition, with the women’s epee team placing 17th. She then was 38th at the 2007 World Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia, and helped the U.S. women’s epee team place ninth. TEAM USA, PART III – Recent Notre Dame fencer Mariel Zagunis won individual and team sabre titles while fencing for the U.S. at the 2005 World Junior Championships in Linz, Austria (she defeated Russia’s Sophia Velikaia in the 15-9 title bout). Recent sabreist Patrick Ghattas (’07) also fenced at the 2005 World Juniors, as one of four members of the U.S. men’s sabre team. His classmate Amy Orlando opted not to compete with the U.S. epee team at the 2005 World Juniors but she was the top U.S. finisher later in 2005 at the World University Games in Izmir, Turkey, placing 25th among that tough field. Her former Notre Dame teammate Kerry Walton also was among the U.S. epee team at the Universiade (Ghattas would have competed as well but the U.S. did not send a men’s sabre team to the event). Zagunis added to her elite status at the 2006 World Championships in Torino, Italy, finishing second after reaching the title bout (she lost to U.S. teammate Becca Ward). Zagunis and Ward became the first U.S. fencers – men or women – ever to reach a World Championship individual final and joined former Stanford foilist Iris Zimmermann (1999 bronze medalist) as the only U.S. fencers ever to medal in a World Championship individual event. Zagunis, Ward and their women’s sabre teammates nearly repeated as the world champions, losing the title matchup versus France by a narrow 42-45 margin. Zagunis then placed fifth at the 2007 World Championship in St. Petersburg, Russia, with the U.S. women’s sabre team placing seventh. TEAM USA, PART IV – Men’s foilist Gerek Meinhardt made history at the 2010 FIE World Championships in Paris, becoming the first American male to medal in the foil in the history of the tournament, while current Notre Dame fencer Courtney Hurley along with former Irish teammate and sister Kelley Hurley competed in direct elimination play of the women’s epee. Meinhardt entered direct elimination seeded 14th overall before reeling off wins over Jamie


Kenber of Great Britain (15-10), Sebastian Bachmann of Germany (15-12), Andriy Pogrebnyak of Ukraine (15-14) and Maor Hatoel of Israel to earn a spot in the semifinals. There he battled right down to the wire, but was eventually knocked off by Peter Joppich of Germany (15-11) who went on to win the foil title. Courtney Hurley competed against the fourth seed, Yania Shemyakina of Ukraine in the opening round. Shmyakina outlasted Hurley, pulling out a 9-8 win in overtime. Hurley finished 61st of 136 competitors. Despite the defeat at the senior level of competition, the International Fencing Association announced that Hurley won the World Cup Trophy for the best junior epeeist during the 2009-10 season, which was presented to her in Zurich. She ended the year 22 points above Swedish fencer, Johanna Bergdahl, aided by winning five World Cup events during the circuit. Kelley Hurley, a 2010 Notre Dame graduate, recorded the best finish of the sister duo, edging Italy’s Mara Navarria, 15-11, and Germany’s Monika Sozanska, 15-9, to advance to the Round of 16. Kelley then fell 15-7 to Hungary’s Emese Szasz, who advanced to the epee final before losing to France’s Maureen Nisima, 15-10. K. Hurley finished competition 15th overall. TERRIFIC TRIO – Notre Dame’s 2003 seniors included three of the program’s all-time leaders. Ozren Debic’s .977 career win percentage in regularseason bouts (157-8) ranks first all-time among Notre Dame men’s foilists (third for all ND men’s weapons). Gabor Szelle’s .933 win percentage (182-13) ranks sixth all-time and fourth among men’s sabreists – while Jan Viviani’s .890 career win percentage (16220) was tops among men’s epeeists before Michal Sobieraj’s .936 from 2002-05. The 2003 senior trio departed with 501 combined regular-season wins and only 41 losses (.924). TERRIFIC TRIO, PART II – The above combined for one of four times that Notre Dame men have placed in the NCAA top-three of all weapons (2000; Szelle first, Debic second, Viviani third). The first were 1978 sabreman Mike Sullivan (first), epeeist Bjorn Vaggo (first) and foilist Pat Gerard (second). The 1990 season saw Jubba Beshin win the epee title, with foilist Noel Young, sabreman Leszek Nowosielski and epeeist David Calderhead placing third. That group repeated the feat in ’91 (Young, Nowosielski and Beshin all in second, Calderhead third). TERRIFIC TRIO, PART III – Notre Dame foilists Alicja Kryczalo and Andrea Ament, joined epeeist Kerry Walton and sabreist Valerie Providenza in reaching their weapon finals at the ’04 NCAAs, the first time one women’s team had placed a fencer in all three finals. The Irish women duplicated that feat at the ’05 NCAAs, as Kryczalo, epeeist Amy Orlando and sabre standout Mariel Zagunis reached the final in their weapons. Notre Dame women’s fencers also reached the NCAA semifinals in all three weapons in 2007 and 2008. In 2007 it was epee runner-up Kelley Hurley, foilist Adi Nott (third) and sabreist Providenza (fourth) comprising the three; while 2008 saw Hurley (epee runner up), foilist Nott (fourth) and Sarah Borrmann (sabre champion) make it at least to their weapons’ semifinal bout.

TITLE CONTENDERS – Several Notre Dame fencers are among the favorites for 2011 NCAA titles. 2008 NCAA sabre champion Sarah Borrmann returns after placing fifth at the 2010 NCAAs. She is joined by fellow senior, Eileen Hassett, who took seventh in the sabre at the 2010 NCAA Champsionships. Senior foilist Hayley Reese took fifth last year and makes a return as a top title contender for the 2010-11 season. Epeeist Ewa Nelip begins her junior campaign in position for a strong season after qualifying for NCAAs and earning bronze in each her freshman and sophomore seasons before competing with Poland during the 2010 season. Junior Courtney Hurley returns after earning bronze at the 2010 NCAA Championships. This year’s squad is joined by freshmen Rachel Beck and Adriana Camacho, both of whom look to make strong starts to their Irish careers. Seniors Steve Kubik and Zach Schirtz return alongside 2010 NCAA tenth-place sabreist Barron Nydam. Junior Gerek Meinhardt returns after being crowned foil champion at the 2010 NCAA Championships along with two-time All-American Enzo Castellani. Talented sophomore James Kaull will be in search of an NCAA title this season after finishing 10th at last year’s championships in epee. Freshmen to watch are Ariel Desmet and Alexander Coccia as they begin their Irish careers. TRIPLE CROWN – Former Notre Dame epee standout Kerry Walton (’01-’05) pulled off a rare trifecta in 2002, when she won the NCAA championship, claimed the bronze medal at the World Junior Championship (in Antalya, Turkey), and then won the U.S. Open National title in Salt Lake City – all in a whirlwind, five-week stretch. TWIN TITLES -The 2004-05 academic year saw Notre Dame win NCAA titles in women’s soccer and combined men’s and women’s fencing - the third time that multiple Notre Dame teams have won national titles in the same academic year. The Notre Dame men’s tennis and men’s golf teams won national titles in the spring of 1944 while the football team won a national title in the fall of 1977 and men’s fencing followed with an NCAA title in the spring of ’78. Notre Dame also was the first fencing team to win multiple NCAA titles (in 2003 and 2005) during the current decade.

Senior Eileen Hassett has reached the All-American podium at the NCAA Championships in both of her seasons with the Irish.

WONDER WOMEN – Notre Dame’s six-fencer women’s lineup for the 2005 NCAAs proved to be the most dominant in NCAA Tournament history, combining for the most round-robin wins (103-35) ever by a women’s team. Each of the six reached at least one NCAA final in her respective weapon during her career. Foilist Alicja Kryczalo ended her career with three NCAA titles (also ’05 runner-up) while Valerie Providenza was the 2004 NCAA sabre champion (plus 4th in ’05 and ’07) and Kerry Walton began her stellar college career by winning the ’02 NCAA epee title (also 5th in ’03, 2nd in ’04). Andrea Ament (’02 and ’04 NCAA runner-up; 4th in ’03, 7th in ’05) joined Kryczalo as a four-time foil All-American. Epeeist Amy Orlando was 10th at the 2004 NCAAs and then reached the 2005 NCAA epee title bout. Finally, Mariel Zagunis won the 2004 Olympic gold medal before advancing to the 2005 NCAA sabre final (runner-up) and winning the title in 2006.

WORLD CUP CHAMP – In 2010 recent Notre Dame sabreist Mariel Zagunis captured gold for the second consecutive year at the FIE World Championships. She faced Ukranian Olga Kharlan and held her off for a 15-11 victory and the gold medal to become the first American fencer to win two world titles. In 2009 she also received the FIE’s prestigious World Cup trophy, after finishing atop the point standings for the 2006 World Cup circuit. She became the second U.S. fencer – male or female – ever to win a World Cup overall title, to go along with her three earlier Junior World Cup points titles. Zagunis was runner-up at two 2006 World Cups (Orleans, France; Budapest), also placing third in both Klagenfurt, Germany, and Vancouver to go along with 10th-place finishes in Lamezia Terme, Italy, and Hanoi, Vietnam.

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2010-2011 Notre Dame Men’s Fencing Roster Name HT. Class Weapon Hometown/High School Reggie Bentley** 5-11 Jr. Foil Little Rock, AR/Dupont Manuel (KY) Alex Buell*** 5-11 Sr. Sabre Waterford, WI/Waterford Union Enzo Castellani** 6-4 Jr. Foil Keller, TX/Keller Jason Choy* 5-10 So. Sabre Basking Ridge, NJ/Ridge Alexander Coccia 6-0 Fr. Sabre Columbus, OH/St. Charles Prep Nicholas Crebs** 5-11 Jr. Foil Portland, OR/Beaverton Ariel DeSmet 5-10 Fr. Foil Troutdale, OR/Reynolds Keith Feldman** 6-0 Jr. Sabre Stony Brook, NY/War Melville Marcel Frenkel** 5-11 Jr. Sabre San Paulo, Brazil/St. Paul’s Conor Gettings** 6-2 Sr. Epee Lake Forest, IL/Adlai Stevenson Kevin Hassett 6-4 Fr. Sabre Beaverton, OR/Aloha High School Grant Hodges 6-0 So. Foil Salina, KS/Salina Central Ted Hodges* 6-2 Sr. Foil Salina, KS/Salina Central Carl Ianiro 5-9 Fr. Sabre West Orange, NJ/Seton Hall Prep James Kaull* 5-11 So. Epee Washington, DC/Woodrow Wilson Brent Kelly** 6-4 Sr. Epee Grapevine, TX/Grapevine Nick Kubik 6-0 Fr. Foil San Antonio, TX/Claudia Taylor Johnson Steve Kubik** 6-3 Sr. Foil San Antonio, TX/Reagan William McGough* 6-0 So. Sabre Bronxville, NY/Bronxville Gerek Meinhardt** 6-0 Jr. Foil San Francisco, CA/Lick-Wilmerding Ryan Murphy 5-6 Fr. Foil Commack, NY/Commack Barron Nydam*** 6-0 Sr. Sabre Rancho Santa Fe, CA/Santa Fe Christian Jacob Osbourne** 5-11 Sr. Epee Colleyville, TX/Faith Christian Chris Pfarr** 6-0 Sr. Epee Highlands Ranch, CO/Mountain Vista Jack Piasio* 6-0 So. Epee Dubois, PA/Georgetown Prep Chris Pinkowski 5-9 Jr. Epee Simi Valley, CA/Chaminade College Prep John Plunkett 6-0 Sr. Sabre Wyckoff, NJ/Ramapo Regional Michael Rossi 5-9 Fr. Epee White Plains, NY/Valhalla High School Zach Schirtz*** 6-5 Sr. Foil Rochester, NY/Greece Athena Anthony Schlehuber* 6-3 Jr. Sabre Carmel, IN/Univ. H.S. of Indiana Greg Schoolcraft*** 6-2 Sr. Epee San Jose, CA/Archbishop Mitty Andrew Seroff*** 6-3 Sr. Epee Boulder, CO/Boulder Avery Zuck*** 6-2 Sr. Sabre Beaverton, OR/Jesuit * - indicates monograms won Head Coach: Janusz Bednarski (ninth season) Assistant Coaches: Gia Kvaratskhelia, Marek Stepien, Ian Farr Senior Manager: Jeremy Kramer

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Men’s Pronunciation Guide: Janusz Bednarski..........Yah-NOOSH Bed-NARR-ski Alexander Coccia .........CO-cha Carl Ianiro ........................EYE-uh-near-oh Nick/Steve Kubik ..........KOO-bick Gia Kvaratskhelia .................Gee (as in bee)-uh Claw-duh-SKELL-ee-uh William McGough ...............McGuff Gerek Meinhardt ..............Gerek (rhymes w/Derek) MINE-hart Barron Nydam ...............NY-dum Anthony Schlehuber ..SHLAY-who-ber Andrew Seroff................SAIR-off Marek Stepien ...............MARR-ick STEP-ee-un

Men’s Fencing – By Weapon Epee (10)

Sabre (12)

Masque de Fer New York Fencer’s Club

Conor Gettings James Kaull Brent Kelly Jacob Osbourne Chris Pfarr Jack Piasio Chris Pinkowski Michael Rossi Greg Schoolcraft Andrew Seroff

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Alex Buell Jason Choy Alexander Coccia Keith Feldman Marcel Frenkel Kevin Hassett Carl Ianiro William McGough Barron Nydam John Plunkett Anthony Schlehuber Avery Zuck

Alamo Fencing Club Kanza Fencing Center Massialas Foundation Mission Fencing Center Spartak Fencing Club Gold Blade Fencing Center Cheyenne Fencing

Northern Colorado Fencers Oregon Fencing Alliance

Reggie Bentley Enzo Castellani Nicholas Crebs Ariel DeSmet Grant Hodges Ted Hodges Nick Kubik Steve Kubik Gerek Meinhardt Ryan Murphy Zach Schirtz


Front Row (from left): Katie Heinzen, Danielle Guilfoyle, Marta Stepien, Kathryn Palazzoto, Diane Zielinski, Darsie Malynn, Adriana Camacho, Rachel Beck, Abigail Nichols, Colleen Dawes, Sarah Borrmann, Julia Kohn

Second Row (from left): Radmila Sarkisova, Phenix Messersmith, Lian Osier, Ewa Nelip, assistant coach Ian Farr, assistant coach Gia Kvaratskhelia, head coach Janusz Bednarski, assistant coach Marek Stepien, Beatriz Almeida, Courtney Hurley, Christina LaBarge, Eileen Hassett, Caroline Dikibo, Grace Hartman

Third Row (from left): John Plunkett, Greg Schoolcraft, James Kaull, Enzo Castellani, Ryan Murphy, Alex Buell, William McGough, Marcel Frenkel, Nick Kubik, Keith Feldman, Reggie Bentley, Grant Hodges, Jason Choy, Jacob Osborne, Alex Coccia, Chris Pfarr, Christopher Pinkowski, Michael Rossi

Back Row (from left): Anthony Schlehuber, Ariel DeSmet, Nicholas Crebs, Conor Gettings, Andrew Seroff, Zach Schirtz, Gerek Meinhardt, Ted Hodges, Avery Zuck, Steve Kubik, Jack Piasio, Barron Nydam

2010-2011 Notre Dame Women’s Fencing Roster Name HT. Class Weapon Hometown/High School Fencing Club Beatriz Almeida** 5-5 Jr. Sabre Chappaqua, NY/Horace Greeley Frencing Acadamy Of Westchester Rachel Beck 5-7.5 Fr. Foil Tucson, AZ/Home-Schooled Northwest Fencing Center Sarah Borrmann*** 5-5 Sr. Sabre Beaverton, OR/Beaverton Oregon Fencing Alliance Adriana Camacho 5-2 Fr. Foil Puebla, Mexico/Meridian School (UT) Utah Valley Sport Fencing Colleen Dawes 5-3 Jr. Sabre Golden, CO/The Woodlands (TX) Caroline Dikibo 5-9 So. Epee Houston, TX/Cypress Falls Cypress Falls Danielle Guilfoyle* 5-5 So. Sabre Pittstown, NJ/Villa Walsh Academy Grace Hartman* 5-8 So. Foil St. Paul, MN/St. Paul Academy and Summit School Eileen Hassett*** 5-9 Sr. Sabre Beaverton, OR/Aloha Oregon Fencing Alliance Katie Heinzen** 5-4 Sr. Foil Fairfax, VA/Robinson Secondary Courtney Hurley** 5-9 Jr. Epee San Antonio, TX/Earl Warren Julia Kohn 5-5 So. Sabre Wilmette, IL/New Trier Christina LaBarge** 5-6 Jr. Foil Pasadena, CA/Flintridge Prep LA International FC Darsie Malynn* 5-5 Jr. Foil Grapevine, TX/Colleyville Heritage Phenix Messersmith* 5-3.5 So. Foil El Cerrito, CA/Albany Stephanie Myers 5-6 Jr. Epee El Paso, TX/JM Hanks Ewa Nelip* 5-8 Sr. Epee Katowice, Poland/ I L.O. Koperika Polac Mlodziezy Katowice Abigail Nichols* 5-7.5 So. Sabre Concord, MA/Concord-Carlisle Lian Osier 5-3 So. Sabre Battle Ground, WA/CAM High School Oregon Fencing Alliance Kathryn Palazzoto* 5-0 So. Sabre Nutley, NJ/Academy of the Holy Angels Hayley Reese*** 5-5 Sr. Foil Crestwood, KY/Oldham Country Louisville FC Radmila Sarkisova** 5-3 Jr. Foil Grand Rapids, MI/Forest Hills Marta Stepien* 5-6 So. Sabre South Amboy, NY/Old Bridge Diane Zielinski** 5-7 Jr. Epee Bernardsville, NJ/Bernards Medeo FC * - indicates monograms won Head Coach: Janusz Bednarski (ninth season) Assistant Coaches: Gia Kvaratskhelia, Marek Stepien, Ian Farr Senior Manager: Jeremy Kramer

Women’s Pronunciation Guide: Beatriz Almeida................al-MADE-uh Janusz Bednarski .............Yah-NOOSH Bed-NARR-ski Sarah Borrmann ..............BORE-mun Gia Kvaratskhelia .............Gee (as in bee)-uh Claw-duh-SKELL-ee-uh Darsie Malynn...................Mal-lin Lian Osier ............................Lee-Ann OH-see-ur Marek Stepien ..................MARR-ick STEP-ee-un

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Sabre (10)

Caroline Dikibo Courtney Hurley Stephanie Myers Ewa Nelip Diane Zielinski

Beatriz Almeida Sarah Borrmann Colleen Dawes Danielle Guilfoyle Eileen Hassett Julia Kohn Abigail Nichols Lian Osier Kathryn Palazzoto Marta Stepien

Foil (9) Rachel Beck Adriana Camacho Grace Hartman Katie Heinzen Christina LaBarge Darsie Malynn Phenix Messersmith Hayley Reese Radmila Sarkisova

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Season Preview Experienced Irish Look to Return to the Top of the NCAA Mountain in 2010-11 Notre Dame returns 13 former All-Americans as well as two individual NCAA champions.

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A year after finishing third place at the 2010 NCAA Championships in Boston, the Fighting Irish have returned a now-veteran roster in search of the program’s eighth national championship and third under the direction of head coach Janusz Bednarski. Notre Dame should be a dangerous opponent for any foe this season and a real threat for the 2011 national championship. The 2010-11 Irish squad will add a talented batch of newcomers to an already deep and experienced roster. Furthermore, the Notre Dame staff will look a bit different with the addition of assistant coach and sabre specialist, Ian Farr, to the already talented coaching corps in place led by Bednarski, who already has two national titles to his name. Notre Dame’s returning roster for the 2011 title drive includes 13 All-Americans, who have combined for a total of 25 All-America citations and two individual NCAA Championships, including most recently Gerek Meinhardt's foil gold at the 2010 Championships. 2010 Fall Season To get their feet wet for the upcoming run at the 2011 title, the Irish squad focused on developing their individual talents at a host of individual sessions during the fall season. Several members of the Irish team had top finishes at both national as well as international events, giving Bednarski the muchneeded depth that his team will have on display throughout the spring schedule. Meinhardt had arguably the best fall of any fencer on the current roster, as well as in recent history within the program. He took to the strip at the 2010 World Championships in Paris, France, and made history in the process, becoming the first American man to medal in the tournament’s foil history when he took home the bronze medal in the 147-member field.

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Meinhardt added that on top of a productive summer period where he earned a pair of top-10 finishes at San Jose (fifth) and Isla De Margarita (ninth). Junior Courtney Hurley continued to build off her successful year in 2009-10, earning the World Cup Trophy on the junior circuit from the International Fencing Association for earning the most points over the course of the ’09-10 docket. She ended the year 22 points ahead of Swedish fencer Johanna Bergdahl, which was aided by winning five World Cup events on the year. Most recently, she also competed at the World Championships on the senior level and placed 61st (out of 136). Returning to the Irish roster in ’10-11 will be Ewa Nelip, who missed all of last season while competing with the Polish National Team. She, much like Meinhardt and Hurley, enjoyed a strong showing at the World Championships, placing 29th in the epee. Despite having so many experienced fencers returning this season for the Irish, Bednarski continues to bring in top caliber recruits and that was no different this year. Several top fencers in their respective weapons will begin their career with the Irish this season and will enter with good experiences behind them after fall competition. Each of the nine freshmen brought in will challenge for time on the strip in their first year. On the men’s side, a large class of seven fencers – Alexander Coccia, Ariel DeSmet, Kevin Hassett, Carl Ianiro, Nicholas Kubik, Ryan Murphy, Michael Rossi – will look to establish themselves in their respective weapons rotation, while a much smaller but equally talented women’s class featuring two extremely talented foilists – Rachel Beck and Adriana Camacho – will push the veterans each day in practice battling for a spot.

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The 2011 NCAA Season With a successful fall season behind them, the Irish now turn their attention to making a run at their third NCAA title in the last 10 years. Much the norm for the Irish, a difficult regular season will prepare them for what will await in NCAA Championships competition. This will instill the seeding and skill to hopefully qualify the maximum amount of fencers come time for the NCAA Midwest Regionals, which will be hosted by Wayne State University (March 12-13). The hope being that the maximum four fencers will qualify for each weapon to give the team a realistic chance to qualify two fencers in each weapon for NCAA Championships play. Seeding at the NCAA Midwest Regionals is directly based off of individual records from the team events during the regular season, so many challenging bouts will take place over the course of the ledger in hopes of placing Irish fencers in the best position when the time comes. The attitude Bednarski and his staff carry concerning winning every bout certainly carries over to the team. Last season, for the first time since 1994, both the men’s and women’s squads finished with undefeated records as the women put together a 35-0 slate while the men finished 33-0. It also marked the first time that both teams finished the year undefeated with 30+ wins apiece. For the men, it marked their 21st undefeated regular season while for the women it marked the seventh perfect season. The 2011 season gets underway once again with the team lifting the lid at the New York University Duals in New York City followed by the St. John’s Duals in Queens, N.Y., on January 22 -23, respectively. Notre Dame then returns home for the Notre Dame

Women’s Fencing Capsule Returning All-Americans (2010 record) Foil: Hayley Reese, Sr. (42-13) *** (c) Darsie Malynn, Jr. (31-13) # Epee: Ewa Nelip, Sr. (37-2/2008-09) ** (c) Courtney Hurley, Jr. (59-6) ** Sabre: Sarah Borrmann, Sr. (43-11) #** (c) Eileen Hassett, Sr. (33-18) *** Other Top Returners (2010 record) Grace Hartman, So. (32-11) Katie Heinzen, Sr. (30-5) Radmila Sarkisova, Jr. (37-17) Epee: Diane Zielinski, Jr. (59-27) Sabre: Beatriz Almeida, Jr. (37-7) Abigail Nichols, So. (34-17) Lian Osier, So. (0-0) Foil:

Top Letterwinners Lost (2010 record) None Kelley Hurley, (79-9) *** Vanessa Rosa, (28-12) Sabre: None Foil: Epee:

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Top Newcomers Rachel Beck, Fr. (Tucson, Ariz.) Adriana Camacho, Fr. (Puebla, Mexico)

* – All-America honors c – indicates team captains #– NCAA participant (non-All-American)


Duals on January 29-30 before departing for the Northwestern Duals on February 5-6 in Evanston, Ill. The Irish then stay on the road returning to the Duke Duals, after not participating in the event last season, on February 12-13 with the women set to compete on the opening day and the men on day two. Postseason play then awaits the Irish as the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, hosted by Notre Dame, get underway on March 5-6. Last season, both the men’s and women’s squad took home first place for the first time since the ’02 season. Following the Midwest Fencing Championships, NCAA competition gets into full swing with the NCAA Regionals before the NCAA Finals take center stage in Columbus, Ohio, with Ohio State playing host (March 23-27). “We had pretty good results from our top fencers during the fall and I think that will carry over and continue to grow heading through the spring,” Bednarski analyzed. “Our top fencers showed very strong progress. Everyone we went up against was very strong. We took our top fencers to prepare them for the upcoming season and when we have the opportunity to take our backup fencers to a competition, we will find out more about them, but I have no doubt they will compete at the highest level and fight for wins whenever they get the chance. At this moment, we look good. I think we will be very good because by the time the NCAA final comes around we will have some of the top prepared fencers in the nation.”

Men’s Fencing Capsule Returning All-Americans (2010 record) Enzo Castellani, Jr. (38-6) ** Steve Kubik, Sr. (35-7) ** Gerek Meinhardt, Jr. (31-3) ** Zach Schirtz, Sr. (39-9) ** (c) Epee: James Kaull, So. (49-13) * Greg Schoolcraft, Sr. (58-25) #* Sabre: Barron Nydam, Sr. (32-8) *** Avery Zuck, Sr. (34-7) ** (c) Foil:

Other Top Returners (2010 record) Reggie Bentley, Jr. (33-8) Nicholas Crebs, Jr. (25-7) Epee: Connor Gettings, Sr. (17-6) Jacob Osborne, Sr. (32-14) Andy Seroff, Sr. (24-13) (c) Sabre: Jason Choy, So. (25-15) Keith Feldman, Jr. (35-6) William McGough, So. (27-3) Foil:

Foil: Epee: Sabre: Foil: Epee: Sabre:

Top Letterwinners Lost (2010 record) None None None Top Newcomers Nick Kubik, Fr. (San Antonio, Texas) Ariel Desmet, Fr. (Troutdale, Ore.) Michael Rossi, Fr. (White Plains, N.Y.) Alexander Coccia, Fr. (Columbus, Ohio) Kevin Hassett, Fr. (Beaverton, Ore.)

* – All-America honors c – indicates team captains #– NCAA participant (non-All-American)

Sophomore Caroline Dikibo also will be looked to more this season after showing great development in the off-season. She represents a fairly new face to the rotation after fencing sparingly last year en route to three wins. Women’s Foil The women’s foil squad represents one of five Irish weapons that see both of its NCAA participants return from last season. With the return of the two savvy veterans along with an infusion of two talented newcomers the women’s foil team finds itself in elite standing heading into the ’10-11 season. Hayley Reese returns for her senior season with a dynamic record of 162-31, including a mark of 42-13 last year. With three-straight NCAA appearances and AllAmerica honors to her name, Reese anchors this relatively young foil unit. Darsie Malynn

Developing freshmen has been a central tenet of the current Irish coaching staff and has helped create the depth necessary to challenge for the NCAA Championship year in and year out. Over the past three seasons, Bednarski’s All-American honorees have included 11 freshmen, headlined by 2008 NCAA women’s sabre champion Sarah Borrmann As the 2011 season gets underway, here’s a look at the Irish by weapon: Women’s Epee The women’s epee team features a pair of NCAAdecorated fencers in Hurley and Nelip. Both enter the season with two previous trips to the NCAA Championships to their name and either could challenge for the individual title this season. Hurley, who concluded last season with a record of 59-6 on the strip with the Irish, looks to bolster her already stellar resume which carries with it two NCAA Championship bronze medals, including being selected as a first team All-American both years. Along with her experience gained within the Irish ranks, Hurley also looks to tap into her recent international tournament successes that saw her named the top junior epeeist in the land, to carry her atop the podium this season at the championships. Nelip looks to provide the perfect compliment to Hurley this season after returning from her season abroad in competition with the Polish National Team. Prior to her year-long hiatus, Nelip showed all within the program the talent she brings to the strip, posting an 82-8 overall record including two third-place NCAA finishes and a pair of first-team All-American nods as well. With the dynamic one-two punch of Hurley and Nelip, the Irish also have a viable back end of the rotation to make them one of, if not the most, potent units in the nation. Diane Zielinski enters her third season striving to push her way into the NCAA’s for the first time in her sparkling career. Through her first two campaigns she has constructed an overall record of 105-31, including 59-27 this past season.

Aiding Reese at the top of the lineup is talented junior Darsie Malynn. After recording a 31-13 record last season, she parlayed that into her first-ever NCAA appearance, which will give her added incentive to get back to the national championship this year.

The Irish then turn to several familiar faces as well as a pair of newcomers to bolster the remainder of the rotation. Returnees Grace Hartman, Katie Heinzen, Christina LaBarge, Phenix Messersmith and Radmila Sarkisova all posted lopsided winning records last year, with each at least posting 18 more wins than losses on the campaign. Couple that group with the freshman duo of Rachel Beck and Adriana Camacho and the Irish have plenty of options at their disposal in foil competition. Women’s Sabre With two already stellar weapon groups on the women’s side it’s hard to imagine that the sabre group could potentially be the most talented and deepest group of the three, but that is exactly the case heading into the season. The return of NCAA veterans Sarah Borrmann and Eileen Hassett instantly provides the Irish with two of the strongest sabreists in the country. Borrmann, along with Meinhardt, lay claim to having won individual gold at the NCAA Championships after topping the podium her freshman year, but more than that, has put together an impressive record throughout her career of 156-26 and appeared at the NCAA’s yet again last season. With a focus on a strategic use of distance on the strip for the Irish she is a challenge to defeat every time she enters a bout with an opponent. Hassett also is no stranger to being placed among the elite, appearing at the NCAA’s each of her first three seasons. Along with the three NCAA nods, Hassett also has been named a second team AllAmerican each year as well. She enters this campaign with an overall record of 143-60 and her tremendous work ethic reverberates throughout the rest of the team, pushing them to become better everyday. Despite the talent within the top two for the women’s sabre, there is hardly any drop off in rounding out the Irish rotation.

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Beatriz Almeida, Abigail Nichols and Lian Osier each provide a unique skill set that makes them a viable threat on the strip and all will look to throw their name in the hat to earn a berth to the 2011 NCAA Championships. Men’s Epee The men’s epee team will hope to capitalize on a great finish to last season as they placed two members, James Kaull and Greg Schoolcraft, on the All-American squad with strong 10th and 12th place finishes at the NCAA Championship, respectively. At the start of the 2010-11 season, the Irish will be stocked with talent from top to bottom in their epee roster. Leading the charge will be third-team AllAmericans, Kaull and Schoolcraft, to go along with a host of other epeeists. In addition to Schoolcraft, the Irish epeeists are led by five other senior competitors; Conor Gettings, Brent Kelly, Jacob Osborne, Chris Pfarr and Andrew Seroff. Seroff is one of the most experienced fencers not just in the weapon, but on the team as well. Having competed in over 110 matches throughout his career, Seroff is behind only one member of the epee lineup in terms of total matches. His experience will be invaluable as the epee team looks to make a strong run in the NCAA’s. Gettings will not only bring superior mental toughness to the strip, but also a keen ability for racking up points in crucial moments. Gettings sports a career mark of 52-15 - after a 17-6 record just a season ago. Widely considered one of best offensive fencers on the team, Osborne has parlayed his technique into success on the strip. Having only fenced since he was 15, Osborne will continue to learn and get better as his career goes on. In his second season with the Irish, he raised his winning percentage over 25 points, and with the tutelage of head coach Bednarski may reach new heights this season. After transferring from Columbia, Kelly has continued to grow as both a fencer and a leader. In his two seasons since arriving at Notre Dame he has amassed a 27-14 record with the epee. Throughout his last year with the Irish, Kelly will continue to hone his craft with his weapon and be ready to step in whenever called upon. Junior Chris Pinkowski and sophomore Jack Piasio will be relied on to add depth and toughness to an already stacked line up. Men’s Foil The men’s foil squad can put it’s stamp on the NCAA record books with a repeat of the scintillating 2009-10 campaign which saw the foil team post a 234-43 record while taking home the gold and bronze at the NCAA Championships in the event. First-team All-Americans Meinhardt and Enzo Castellani lead the way as the returning NCAA Champion and bronze medal winner, respectively. Through his first two seasons with the Irish, Meinhardt has finished no lower than second at the NCAA Championships, garnering a runner-up finish in his freshman campaign to go along with his gold from last season. Meinhardt’s career mark is something to behold as he has tallied 62 wins and only 5 losses in

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his two seasons on the strip. Castellani joined Meinhardt to represent the foil squad at Harvard’s Gordon Track Center for the NCAA Championships. Castellani’s bronzemedal finish at the NCAA’s followed up his freshman year finish at the event where he garnered All-American honors for his eighth-place finish. Castellani carries a career 67-15 record into his junior season with the Irish. In addition to the NCAA qualifiers, the Irish have a bevy of foil members who could be the top fencer for most teams in the country. The motivational leader of the foil squad is 2008 All-American senior Zach Schirtz. Schirtz took to the strip 48 times last season, coming out victorious on 39 occasions. He also carries the most career victories of any returning foilist and second most among fencers on the Irish men’s squad. He has come out on top in 114 matches while only succumbing to his opponent 29 times. Fellow senior Steve Kubik will look to improve on an already stellar career in his fourth and last year bouting for the Irish. In his first three years on campus, Kubik has compiled 107 wins, good enough for second within the weapon group, trailing only Schirtz. Grant Hodges burst onto the national fencing scene last season as he sported a freshman record of 33-3. Hodges freshman winning percentage (.917) is bested only by fellow teammate Meinhardt, when he went 31-2 (.940) during his initial campaign in South Bend. Hodges is poised for another great season, in which he will be one of the top ranked fencers in every event he is entered. Continuing with the deep rotation of foilists on the team, juniors Reggie Bentley and Nicholas Crebs both look to capitalize on strong sophomore seasons and continue the dominance that the Irish have had in years past in the weapon. Newcomer Ariel DeSmet also will provide an added weapon in the arsenal for the men’s foil squad and will look to push his fellow foilists for a spot in the rotation as the season progresses. Men’s Sabre Notre Dame’s sabre unit is one of the deepest, most talented squad’s in all the land. With returning sabre specialists sporting combined career records of 472-152, it’s hard to imagine that there is a more experienced group of fencers out there using the sabre as their weapon of choice. As is true with each of the weapons for the Notre Dame men’s fencing team, the sabre squad placed two returning members on the All-American team from their performance at the NCAA Championships, in Avery Zuck and Barron Nydam.

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With Zuck and Nydam returning to the strip to make yet another run at a national championship, the Irish will again retain a group of top -0 NCAA finishers. In the upcoming year look for Zuck to continue to use his innate speed and quick thinking on the strip to better his 2009-10 record of 34-7 and bring home an NCAA title. Nydam is an emotional competitor who benefits from his outstanding natural speed and tall frame. With hard work and continued guidance from coaches, Nydam will be expected to bring home countless victories for the Irish. The most experienced Irish fencer who wields a sabre is Keith Feldman. Feldman has competed in 88 matches in his collegiate career and has been victorious in 70 of them. The experience that Feldman brings to the team will prove invaluable as the Irish look to climb over the top and bring home their eighth NCAA title. Three other integral pieces to success for the Irish men’s sabre team are Marcel Frenkel, William McGough and Anthony Schleuber. These three teammates combined for an astonishing 85 wins last year compared to only 14 defeats. Alexander Coccia, Kevin Hassett and Carl Ianiro provide a talented freshman triumvirate that will continue to build on the already much-established depth within the weapon.


Coaching Staff

Since taking over as head coach in 2003, Janusz Bednarski has seen his team finish fourth or better each year at the NCAAs including claiming the ’03 and ’05 national championships. Bednarski also has coached 75 Irish fencers to All-America status over his seven years.


Head Coach Janusz Bednarski Head Coach Sabre Specialist Ninth Season SGPiS College ‘70 The University of Notre Dame’s athletic heritage has featured many legendary coaches, but only one current ninth-year fencing coach Janusz Bednarski directed his Irish squad to the national title in his first year as the program’s head coach. Such was Bednarski’s accomplishment in the spring of 2003, when a veteran Notre Dame squad edged rival Penn State to return to the pinnacle of the collegiate fencing world. Success was not just a first-year feat for Bednarski, as he helped guide the Irish to a historic comeback to win the 2005 NCAA Championships, and he became the first Notre Dame head coach in any sport to see his teams win multiple national titles in fewer than five seasons. Bednarski’s 2009 squad put together a dominant regular season before falling just short at the NCAA Championships, as the Fighting Irish finished second for the second consecutive season. The men put together an undefeated regular season (33-0), while the women were almost as equally impressive, going 30-2 before the postseason. Both squads were ranked atop the AFCA poll for most of the season. After another successful performance at the NCAA regionals that included nine medalist finishes, Notre Dame once again sent 12 fencers to the NCAA Championships. After falling behind early, the Irish rallied to make a run at the championship by catching and surpassing rival Ohio State over the last two days of the contest to secure second place, but in the end they could not replicate their historic comback of 2005. The 2010 campaign was the first season since 1994 that both the men’s and women’s teams finished the season undefeated. It also marked the first time each team posted undefeated records with over 30 wins. During the 2010 season, Bednarski coached eleven of his athletes toward being dubbed All-Americans, including epeeists Courtney Hurley, who tied for third overall at the NCAA Championships, Kelley Hurley, James Kaull and Greg Schoolcraft; foilists Hayley Reese, Gerek Meinhardt and Enzo Castellani; and sabreists Sarah Borrmann, Eileen Hassett, Avery Zuck, and Barron Nydam. Meinhardt was crowned champion in the foil during his second trip to the NCAA Championships. Each of the eleven All-Americans finished in the top 12 at the NCAA Championships in 2010. Eleven fencers earned All-American status in 2009, including sabreists Eileen Hassett, Barron Nydam and Avery Zuck as well as women’s foilist Hayley Reese, who finished second to claim the silver. Meinhardt, who represented the U.S. in men’s foil at the 2008 Olympic Games, and women’s epeeist Courtney Hurley finished second and tied for third, respectively,

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in their first trips to the NCAA Championships. Hurley and Meinhardt represent the restocking of worldclass talent Bednarski has engineered as of late. His sabre fencers now have earned 42 All-America honors (out of a possible 56; with women’s sabre making its debut in 2000) and have won five NCAA individual titles, plus six runner-up finishes. In 2008, Bednarski also led the Irish to a secondplace finish at the NCAA Championships after sending the maximum 12 fencers to the event, marking Notre Dame’s best finish since winning the national title in 2005. Additionally, he had 11 fencers garner All-America honors, including four first-team selections on the women’s side. Kelley Hurley (epee) and Sarah Borrmann (sabre) both captured individual gold medals at the 2008 NCAA Championships. Hurley went on to win two more gold medals at the 2008 Junior World Championships (individual and team epee), before representing the U.S. in Beijing at the 2008 Olympic Games. Bednarski was named the sixth head coach in the program’s storied history in May of 2002, after serving eight seasons as an assistant on the Notre Dame staff. The sabre specialist has seen his first eight seasons as the Notre Dame head coach yield a .941 combined winning percentage (429-27) - with nearly identical marks during that span by the Irish men (212-14) and women (217-13). Bednarski has a rich history of coaching some of the best all-around collections of sabre talent in all of college fencing, and his current set of sabreists may be able to measure up to some of his more famed sabreists of the past. Current seniors Zuck, Nydam, Hassett and Borrmann have combined for 10 allAmerica honors and a national championship (Borrmann) in three seasons under his tutelage. One of Bednarski’s most impressive sabre duos included Mariel Zagunis (the 2004 and 2008 Olympic gold medalist in sabre), who dominated her college bouts with the Irish as a freshman, while going 29-1 in the regular season and advancing to the 2005 NCAA title match before returning to win the NCAA title in 2006. Valerie Providenza impressively won the 2004 NCAA sabre title and then battled through illness to post the second-most round-robin wins at the 2005 NCAAs (behind Zagunis), helping Notre Dame stage its historic rally to edge Ohio State for the NCAA title. Zagunis (21-2) and Providenza (19-4) blitzed the 2005 NCAA field for a 40-6 combined record. On the men’s side, Patrick Ghattas and Matt Stearns combined with 2009 graduate Bill Thanhouser to give the Irish another talented sabre group. Ghattas was one of the nation’s top-ranked junior fencers, competing with Team USA at the 2005 World Junior Championships while earning All-America honors at the 2004 NCAAs and again in ‘05 (when he reached the title bout, followed by two more NCAA runner-up finishes in 2006 and ‘07). Stearns turned in a 10thplace finish for his own All-America honor at the 2005 NCAAs, combining with Ghattas for the second-most men’s sabre wins (32) in the NCAA field. Thanhouser then placed sixth at the ‘06 NCAAs for his own AllAmerica honor. Providenza and Ghattas ultimately became rare four-year sabre All-Americans, while Stearns and Zagunis both posted two All-America finishes with the Irish. A former Olympic-level coach with Poland’s national team program, Bednarski’s leadership and training strategy positioned the 2003 Irish for a run at the program’s sixth all-time NCAA title and first since ‘94. Bednarski served as head coach of Poland’s Olympic Team from 1978-88, with members of those teams winning 11 medals at the Olympics and World

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Championships. Formerly a member of Poland’s national sabre team, the Warsaw native received the prestigious Polish Silver Cross of Merit for his coaching accomplishments as head coach of the Polish National Team. Prior to assuming his duties as the Irish head coach, Bednarski had been a vital member of the

The Bednarski File Head Coaching Record at Notre Dame (since 2003) • Men: 212-14 (.938) • Women: 217-13 (.943) • Combined: 429-27 (.941) Previous Coaching Experience Assistant Coach Notre Dame .....................................1994-2002 Head Coach Indiana Fencing Academy ..........................................1994-2002 Poland National Team ...................................................1978-88 U.S. Junior World Championship Team ....................... 1993 CFS Fencing Club Denver, Colo. ................................1989-94 Epee Coach U.S. Junior World Championship Team ...................1994 Coach U.S. Junior. Pan Am Games Team ................................... 1992 Coaching Honors • Polish Silver Cross of Merit – 1987 • USFCA Midwest Regional Coach of the Year – 1997, 1999 • Current Member of NCAA National Fencing Committee • Tutored 42 sabre All-Americans at Notre Dame, including five NCAA champions, eight NCAA runner-ups and two NCAA bronze medalists Education • Master’s in Economics – SGPiS College (Warsaw, Poland; 1970) • Coaching Diploma – Academy of Physical Education (Warsaw, Poland; 1978)


Notre Dame’s All-Time National Championship Coaches Knute Rockne (football) – 1924, 1929, 1930 Walt Langford (men’s tennis) – 1944 Rev. George Holderith, (men’s golf) – 1944 Frank Leahy (football) – 1943, 1946, 1947, 1949 Alex Wilson (cross country) – 1957 Tom Fallon (men’s tennis) – 1959 Ara Parseghian (football) – 1966, 1973 Mike DeCicco (men's fencing) – 1977, 1978, 1986, 1994 Dan Devine (football) – 1977 Yves Auriol (women’s fencing) – 1987, 1994 Lou Holtz (football) – 1988 Chris Petrucelli (women’s soccer) – 1995 Muffet McGraw (women's basketball) – 2001 Janusz Bednarski (fencing) – 2003, 2005 Randy Waldrum (women’s soccer) – 2004, 2010

Fighting Irish head coach Janusz Bednarski is pictured with his all-American sabre duo of Barron Nydam (left) and Avery Zuck (right) at the 2009 Junior World Championships in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Notre Dame program as it remained among the nation’s best - with the Irish finishing as the NCAA runner-up every year from 1996-2000, in addition to third-place finishes in 1995, 2001, ‘02 and ‘04. Bednarski’s days as an assistant included helping coordinate the recruiting effort that fortified the Irish for their pursuit of the national title. The 2003 seniors finished as the most accomplished class in the history of Notre Dame fencing, combining for nearly 1,300 career victories and 20 All-America performances. The senior leaders in 2003 included a pair of four-time AllAmericans in men’s epeeist Jan Viviani and men’s foilist Ozren Debic, with senior men’s sabreist Gabor Szelle and senior women’s epeeists Meagan Call and Anna Carnick each posting three All-America performances during their careers. Debic (157-8, .952) and Viviani (162-20, .890) finished with the top career winning percentages in Notre Dame history for their respective weapons while Szelle (182-13, .933) ranks fourth all-time on the sabre win percentage list and sixth among all men’s weapons. The 2005 senior class included a pair of top fencers from Bednarski’s native Poland - three-time women’s foil NCAA champion (‘05 runner-up) Alicja Kryczalo and 2005 men’s epee NCAA champ Michal Sobieraj (‘03 NCAA runner-up), in addition to two-time NCAA foil runner-up Andrea Ament. Each of those three became rare four-year All-Americans, with Kryczalo going undefeated (23-0) in the 2002 NCAA round robin before beating Ament in the gold-medal bout (Ament’s only losses in the ‘02 NCAAs came versus her teammate, followed by a third-place finish in ‘03). Bednarski’s first season as the Notre Dame head coach included a 46-2 combined record in regularseason dual meets, with the Irish men going 24-0 to extend the program’s third-longest winning streak to 83 matches (that streak ultimately ended at 90 matches in 2004). The Irish men claimed the numberone ranking in the middle of the 2003 season, after knocking off Penn State in a fiercely contested 15-12 decision at Notre Dame’s Joyce Center. Bednarski’s 2004 Notre Dame squads combined for a 50-1 record, with both the Irish men (24-1) and women (26-0) holding the number-one ranking. The 2005 teams followed with a 43-5 combined record (22-2 by the women; 21-3 for the men) and the Notre

Dame women held the nation’s top ranking for most of that ‘05 season. Both Irish teams then suffered only one loss in 2006 (each 29-1), with the women again rising to the top spot in the AFCA poll. During Bednarski’s eight seasons as an assistant, the Irish won 93.6 percent of their dual matches (38226) and the Irish men’s team held the nation’s numberone ranking in both the 2001 and 2002 final coaches’ polls. Bednarski’s work with Notre Dame has made a significant impact in sabre and epee - with Bill Lester, Luke La Valle and Gabor Szelle combining over a sixyear stretch (‘95-’00) to win two gold, two silver and one bronze medal in NCAA sabre. The men’s sabre squad posted the maximum two All-Americans in each of Bednarski’s first six full seasons (‘96-’01), with that level of success unmatched by any other Notre Dame weapon in that six-year stretch. He tutored two-time sabre All-American Andre Crompton (‘02), who stood as high as sixth in the U.S. rankings, while Szelle and fellow senior sabreman Matt Fabricant earned All-America honors in 2003 to help pace the national title-winning effort. Bednarski also oversaw the career of women’s sabre captain Carianne McCullough, who progressed from being a walk-on to a nationally-ranked competitor and 2002 All-American. He then developed Destanie Milo into an All-American in her own right, with Milo’s sixth-place finish at the 2003 NCAAs providing a final push to the team title. Bednarski helped mold Providenza and Ghattas into top-level collegiate fencers. Providenza turned in a strong rookie season and won the 2004 NCAA title - becoming the first Notre Dame sabre fencer (men’s or women’s) ever to win the NCAAs as a freshman (followed by Borrmann in 2008). Ghattas turned in his own All-America showing at the 2004 NCAAs (placing 10th) and surged to number two in the USFA under-20 men’s sabre rankings, before going on to his NCAA runner-up finishes in 2005 and ‘06. After moving to the United States in 1988, Bednarski served as head coach at Denver’s CFS Fencing Club - the largest fencing club in the Rocky Mountain region - from 1989-94. Many of his CFS products went on to achieve great success on the national and international level. While in Colorado,

Notes: Bednarski’s team won the NCAAs in his first year as the Irish head coach, Auriol’s in his second and five others (Leahy, Fallon, Parseghian, Devine and Holtz) in their third season … the others: Langford (national title in 5th season), Rockne, Petrucelli and Waldrum (6th), Wilson (8th), Holderith (12th), McGraw (14th) and DeCicco (16th) … in 1994, DeCicco coached the men and Auriol the women (the Irish won the NCAA combined title) … Bednarski is the only ND head coach ever to lead his teams to multiple NCAA titles in fewer than five seasons.

Bednarski served on the U.S. coaching staff at the 1993 (head coach) and 1994 Junior World Championships and was a U.S. coach for the 1992 Junior Pan-Am Games. His fencers have competed in Olympics, World Championships and World Cups in all age categories. Bednarski served from 1994-2002 as head coach of the Escrime du Lac Fencing Club in Mishawaka (also known as the Indiana Fencing Academy) and has been a member of many advisory panels for the U.S. Fencing Association, the U.S. Olympic Committee and the U.S. Fencing Coaches Association. He is licensed by Federation International D’Escrime as an “A” category Fencing Director and is one of just a handful of fencing specialists in North America who are ranked by the International Fencing Federation. His wide-reaching experience includes participating in the organizational efforts for World Championships held in Denver (1989 and ‘91) and South Bend (2000). In 1997 and ‘99, he was selected as the Midwest Region Coach of the Year by the U.S. Fencing Coaches Association. Fluent in several languages, Bednarski received his master’s degree in business in 1970 from Warsaw’s prestigious SGPiS Business College, where he worked as a lecturer in economics. He obtained his coaching diploma from the Academy of Physical Education in 1978 and has published several articles on coaching, effective club management and the counseling of athletes. A resident of Granger, Ind., Bednarski and his wife, Izabella, have two sons: Michael (36) and Andrzej (30), a three-time sabre All-American and 2002 graduate of Notre Dame who also served as an intern assistant coach on his father’s staff during the 2005 and ‘06 seasons.

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Assistant Coaches (8th), Zach Schirtz (11th) and Reese (11th) to All-American honors along with Nott (4th); meaning all four participants garnered All-American honors. In 2007, Nott led the squad with a third-place finish at NCAA’s, while junior foilist Mark Kubik sparkled at the 2007 NCAAs with a seventh-place finish to earn second team All-America status. The team’s other 2007 NCAA entrant in men’s foil, Jakub Jedrkowiak, placed ninth to secure the third All-America honor of his college fencing career. Kvaratskhelia has also had a great impact on the recruiting trail. He helped secure one of the top freshman classes in all of college fencing for the 2007-08 season that was led by elite foilists. Hayley Reese, Zach Schirtz and Steve Kubik – all went on to earn AllAmerican honors in 2008. For the 2009 season, Kvaratskhelia helped bring in 2008 U.S. Olympian Gerek Meinhardt and Radmila Sarkisova, ranked as high as 90th within the past year in the FIE World Junior Rankings, to bolster an already deep and talented foil squad that now includes six returning All-Americans (11 honors) for the 2011 season. Prior to arriving at Notre Dame, Kvaratskhelia transformed Kanza from a small recreational club into one of the nation’s top foil centers. His fencers at Kanza – which included the Kubik and Hodges brothers – combined to win three USFA national men’s open foil team championships, with six of his Kanza fencers going on to compete at the Division I level as scholarship athletes. Named the 2002 USFA national development coach of the year, Kvaratskhelia molded his fencers at Kanza into top competitors on the national and international levels. His Kanza fencers combined to be national finalists 15 times, while receiving nearly 50 national medals. Former Kanza fencers Ryan Dunn and Chris Miller were members of the U.S. Junior National Team before going on to successful collegiate careers (Miller as an All-American at Penn State and Dunn at Air Force.) Kanza product Christina Tillman also went on to fence at Air Force while Eric McConkey joined her as a Division I competitor at Cleveland State. Known previously as the Coyote Fencing Club, the Kanza foil center had a roster of only five active fencers when Kvaratskhelia arrived in 1996 but that number of active competitors grew to a bustling gym full of 30 fencers by 2005. During his time at Kanza, Kvaratskhelia worked cooperatively with many coaches throughout the United States and from overseas. Kanza has hosted an impressive list of nationally-ranked fencers during recent years, with those elite foilists including the likes of Kurt Getz, the Kubik brothers, Andras Horanyi, Meinhardt and Tamara Najm. Kanza also welcomed more than 60 out-of-state fencers for its 2005 summer training camps and worked an “exchange” program with clubs in Russia and Ukraine, allowing fencers from his homeland and Kansas to train in an overseas setting. Kanza likewise has sponsored community outreach programs while helping grow the sport of fencing throughout the state. Kvaratskhelia – who became a U.S. citizen in 2004 – developed an elite four-fencer team of

Gia Kvaratskhelia Assistant Coach Foil Specialist Fifth Season Georgian State Physical Training Institute ‘93

The 2007 season marked a new era for the Notre Dame fencing program, as highly respected assistant coach Gia Kvaratskhelia came on board to work alongside head coach Janusz Bednarski. Regarded as one of the top young foil coaches in the nation, Kvaratskhelia’s background includes a successful competitive career in the former Soviet Union as a member of the Georgian National Team. Guiorgie “Gia” Kvaratskhelia (GEE-uh Claw-duhSKELL-ee-uh) spent the 10 years prior to his appointment at Notre Dame as coach of the Kanza Fencing Club in Salina, Kansas. The 38-year-old Kvaratskhelia has made a tremendous impact in his short time at Notre Dame – through both his instruction of the Irish foilists and his tireless efforts on the recruiting trail. In Kvaratskhelia’s first four seasons with Notre Dame (2007-10), the Irish have qualified the maximum 16 foilists for NCAA Championship play, with 14 of those 16 appearances resulting in AllAmerica honors. During the 2010 season, three of Kvaratskhelia’s foilists were dubbed All-Americans at the NCAA Championships. Gerek Meinhardt, Enzo Castellani and Hayley Reese finished first, third, and fifth respectively. Meinhardt, a former 2008 Olympian became Kvaratskhelia’s first NCAA gold medalist, posting a solid 15-9 victory over David Willette. Also under Kvaratskhelia’s champion coaching, Castellani earned the bronze medal, finishing round robin play with 16 wins and a +40 indicator. And for Reese, 2010 marked her third All-American recognition under Kvaraskhelia. In 2009, Kvararskhelia saw four of his foilists earn All-American status at the 2009 NCAA Championships, including Gerek Meinhardt and Hayley Reese, who earned silver medal honors on the men’s and women’s sides, respectively. Meinhardt made a run to the finals after amassing 19 wins in pool play and he came up on the wrong end of a narrow 15-14 decision in the gold medal bout. But, under Kvaratskhelia’s watchful eye, Meinhardt became Notre Dame’s first men’s foil finalist since Ozren Debic in 2000. Reese also totaled 19 pool play wins on her way to the silver and her second All-America honor in as many seasons. Enzo Castellani (8th) and Adrienne Nott (9th) also achieved All-American status in 2009, with Nott closing out her career as the program’s 18th fencer to earn four all-America honors. In 2008, Kvaratskhelia led freshmen Steve Kubik

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youth men’s foilists at Kanza, with that group winning USFA national titles in the open category during 2001, ’02 and ’04. The Kanza foilists brought home the bronze from the 2006 USFA Summer Nationals, led by current Notre Dame fencer Steve Kubik and his brother, Mark - a 2009 graduate of Notre Dame. After immigrating to the United States in 1994, Kvaratskhelia stayed active in his own fencing career by competing in domestic and international events. He placed fifth in the open competition at a 1996 North American Cup and fenced at World Cup events in 1998 and ’99. Kvaratskhelia first ventured into coaching in 1994, assisting Vladimir Nazlymov (now head coach at Ohio State) at Central Fencing Club in Kansas City and

at the satellite Lawrence Fencing Club. Two years later, he accepted the challenge in Salina and spent 10 years building Kanza into a nationallyrecognized club. Kvaratskhelia grew up in the formor Soviet republic of Georgia and began fencing in 1988 at the age of 13. He progressed quickly and was a member of the Georgian National Foil Team from 1990-94, during which time he fenced alongside the likes of Vladimir Aptiaouri (a member of the U.S.S.R. foil team that won the gold at the 1988 Olympics). Kvaratskhelia took home the bronze medal at the 1990 Soviet Junior National Championship – shortly before Georgia declared its independence – and he later had an impressive 11th-place finish at the 1992 European Championship. Noted for his tremendous communication skills, Kvaratskhelia is fluent in Russian, Georgian and English. He received his bachelor’s degree in physical education and sport in 1993, from the Georgian State Physical Training Institute in his hometown of Tbilisi. He also received a sports journalism certificate from that institution (’92) and pursued graduate studies in journalism at Tbilisi State University in 1993, prior to coming to the United States. Kvaratskhelia and his wife, Dani Edson, have a eight-year-old daughter, Maya.


Marek Stepien Assistant Coach Epee Specialist Third Season Warsaw Academy of Physical Education and Rehabilitation ’92

The Notre Dame fencing program received a significant boost to its coaching ranks in the fall of 2007, when Fencing Master Marek Piotr Stepien officially came on board as a full-time assistant coach. Stepien – a former Olympic fencer with Poland’s National Team who served as a volunteer assistant with the Irish in 2006 – joins Head Coach Janusz Bednarski and assistants Gia Kvaratskhelia and Ian Farr in giving Notre Dame four full-time coaches to lead the Irish in their quest for another NCAA title. The addition of the Krasnik, Poland native showed immediate dividends in several aspects, as Stepien combines with Bednarski (sabre), Kvaratskhelia (foil) and Farr (sabre) to provide each weapon with expert one-on-one instruction. Stepien helped the Irish finish as national runners-up at the 2008 and 2009 NCAA Championships, their best finishes since 2005. At the NCAA Championships of 2007 to 2010, Notre Dame boasted a combined 21 All-Americans, including seven in epee. Two seasons ago, Stepien guided junior Ewa Nelip and junior Courtney Hurley to firstteam All-American honors, as the duo tied for third. Under Coach Stepien’s training, Ewa Nelip earned a silver medal in the World Championships in Belfast and was dubbed the gold-medalist of the Student World Championships. They combined for 38 roundrobin victories, the most wins by teammates at the 2009 Championship. Most recently, Nelip finished 29th at the Senior World Championships in Paris. On the men’s side, fellow native of Poland, Karol Kostka, capped his Irish career with a third All-American honor, as he finished 10th. Stepien has also proved adept at helping his epeeists achieve success on the international stage as well. Kelley Hurley, a 2010 graduate of Notre Dame, made the 2008 U.S. Olympic team, while her sister Courtney has won three junior world cup events in 2009 alone. Recently, Ewa Nelip returned to Poland, to train with the national team for the 2009-10 season. Now, she is back and training with Coach Stepien in preparation for the World Championships and Olympic Games in London, 2012. In 2008, Kelley Hurley became the program’s 12th national champion while, as a freshman, Nelip joined Hurley on the All-American first team with a thirdplace finish. On the men’s side, Greg Howard closed out his Irish career with an eighth-place finish at NCAAs for second team All-American honors, while Kostka finished in ninth for third-team honors. Stepien led the same group to success at the 2007 NCAAs as a volunteer assistant. Kelley Hurley capped that season by finishing as the women’s epee runnerup at the  NCAAs. Howard (8th) and Kostka (11th) were

also 2007 All-Americans in men’s epee, guided by Stepien throughout the NCAAs. Stepien captained Poland’s national team and was part of the four-man epee team that placed eighth at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. An accomplished all-around athlete, he also competed in the modern pentathlon (swimming, running, shooting, fencing, horseback riding) at the 1984 World Championships in Romania, and he qualified for the 1988 Olympic Pentathlon (in Seoul). The three-time European Fencing Championship participant twice won Poland’s national championship (‘89, ’90) and was Poland’s top-ranked epee fencer in 1989, 1990, 1992 and 1995. He competed at the World Fencing Championships four times from 1989-1994. Stepien posted 1992 Olympic wins over Italy’s Angelo Mazzone, Manizio Randazzo and Stefano Cuomo (all were ranked top-10 in the world). He won 1988 World Cups at Innsbruck, Austria, and Darmstadt, Germany, and defeated Germany’s Arndt Schmitt (the 1988 Olympic Champion) at a 1989 World Cup in Heindenheim, Germany. One of Stepien’s other noteworthy endeavors is the training camp he founded and oversaw, bringing together elite fencers from several countries. These training sessions – dubbed by participants as “Camp Marek” – were held from 2001-10 at the prestigious Olympic Sport Center in Drzonkow, Poland and presently in Spala, near Warsaw. Stepien’s training camps were considered the best in all of Europe, due to the combination of hard work and a spirited and energizing atmosphere. Stepien moved to Great Britain in 1997 and quickly made an impact on the London fencing community. He served six years as fencing coach at Cambridge University, overseeing the team’s all-around development while helping mold Cambridge fencing into a winning program. The 1998-99 academic year saw Coach Stepien guide Cambridge to a historic win over rival Oxford, followed by similar wins in 1999-2000 and 2000-01. The men’s fencers later won the 2001 British University Students Association (BUSA) title – Cambridge’s first BUSA fencing title since 1947 – with the men and women going on to win BUSA titles in 2002. Cambridge fencers reached BUSA individual title bouts in 2000 and 2004. Coach Stepien’s time in England also included overseeing the fencing program at City of London School for Boys (CLSB; 1998-2007) and nine years as Head Coach at Haverstock Fencing Club (19982006), the top epee club in Great Britain. He was responsible for fitness and flexibility training at Haverstock while coaching all three weapons. Stepien also coached at the University of London (1999-2000) and the Reading Fencing Club (19982000), where he helped prepare two elite athletes – Stephanie Cook (gold) and Kate Allenby (bronze) – who posted medalist finishes in the pentathlon at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. His Haverstock fencer Greg Allen twice won England’s Commonwealth Games, was a seventime World Championship qualifier (from 19982005), reached a top-50 world ranking and placed third at the 2001 Innsbruck World Cup. Jonathan May – who trained five years with Stepien, at Haverstock and CLSB –   is one of England’s topranked epee fencers, having fenced in the 2006 and 2007 European and World Championships. Andrea Wraith, another of his Haverstock epeeists, won the bronze while representing England in Malaysia at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.

Stepien coached fencing at Dulworth College in London (2004-05) and also taught advanced fencing at the American School in London (2004-06). He founded the Brixton Fencing Club in 2004 and developed two upstart qualifiers for the 2007 British Youth Championships. At this moment, Brixton is the most successful youth-fencing program in the United Kingdom. Stepien previously worked in the U.S. as an athletics teacher. He served summer stints from 19992001 as an Olympic Development Clinic director in Roswell, N.M., helping develop fencers with Olympic potential. Stepien also worked as a councelor during the summers of 1997-2000 at Camp America in Center Harbor, N.H. Stepien earlier worked six years (1991-97) at Warsaw’s Academy of Physical Education and Physical Therapy (APEPT) as a professor in the Integrated Sport Club for the Disabled. He oversaw physical therapy classes while preparing the academy’s club team to compete in Poland’s first fencing championship for the disabled. Stepien specialized in coaching adults with quadriplegia, tetraplegia and amputations. Stepien coached several disabled wheelchair fencers in preparation for the 1996 Paralympics, with his star pupil Jadwiga Polasik going on to win the women’s epee gold. Stepien – who introduced Polasik to fencing – was on the organizing committee for a Poland-USA-France disabled fencing tournament and served as a full-time APEPT lecturer on the theory of disability in sport (1995-97). He also was a full-time physical education teacher at primary school 247 in Warsaw (1994-97) and a full-time faculty member at the Janusz Kusocinski School of Sport Champions in Warsaw (1992-94), where he lectured and mentored elite young athletes in modern pentathlon. Stepien has a number of hobbies in his life which he is most passionate for. He ran two London Marathons (’03, ’04) and competed in fencing marathons (’99, ’02) to support Royal Marsden Hospital and St. Christopher’s Hospice in the United Kingdom. He also is a successful photographer who studied in Poland and in the United States at the University Notre Dame. Stepien received a masters degree in physical education from the Academy of Physical Education and Physical Therapy in 1992, also receiving his fencing master diploma from the same institution in ’92. He added a postgraduate diploma from the University of Warsaw Faculty of Pedagogy (in politics and management education; ’06) and a postgraduate diploma in aspects of European development, from the Warsaw Center of European Integration, University of Warsaw (’07). Stepien earlier spent four years in PhD studies at APEPT (1993-97) and received numerous coaching/fitness certificates. Stepien  was born in Krasnik, Poland, where he began his fencing career at the Stal Krasnik sport club under coach Czeslaw Wichtorowski. He then moved to Warsaw and began fencing under coach Marek Maky at the age of 10. He later was coached by 1964 epee world champion Bogdan Andrzejewski and Zbigniew Konczalski, during Olympic preparation. Konczalski was at the time Polish national coach. Throughout his first 15 years as a fencer, Stepien was guided by fencer and pentathletes Zbigniew Kuciewicz and Zbigniew Pacelt – both of whom helped him develop his career.

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Assistant Coaches Ian Farr Assistant Coach Sabre Specialist First Season Penn State ‘07

Ian Farr – a former standout sabreist for Penn State and member of the Oregon Fencing Alliance, which has produced several Notre Dame fencing prospects – enters his first year with the Irish fencing team as an assistant coach and will assist head coach Janusz Bednarski to train and develop competitors on both the men’s and women’s sabre squads. Farr spent last season as a volunteer assistant coach at Northwestern. While there, he was in charge of coaching 35 female student-athletes,

providing each member of the eight-person sabre squad with one-on-one instruction on a consistent basis. In his one season in Evanston, Ill., the Wildcats put together a very successful 45-5 record. Before accepting the volunteer coaching position at Northwestern, Farr worked in their camps department, leading fencing related drills and activities for open and competitive fencing camps in the summer of ‘08. Prior to joining the Wildcat staff, Farr worked for 11 months in the Portland State athletics department (2007-2008). His responsibilities there included, but were not limited to, assisting event managers in preparation for athletic events, including football. Farr also served as the intermediary between the officials and visiting teams to ensure a safe and friendly environment for all parties, as well as managing the studentworker staff. Before entering into the athletics field, Farr served as a documents and legal assistant at Thompson & Bogram P.C. in Portland, Ore., from 2007 through 2008. While there he maintained existing cases and was responsible for organizing incoming discovery. During his college career, Farr competed with a very talented Penn State team, including the ’07 team that went on to capture the NCAA title. Along with helping the team capture the title, he

also grabbed All-America honors in each of the ’04 and ’07 seasons and served as the men’s fencing team representative in ’06-07 for the StudentAthlete Advisory Board. Farr also was chosen to represent the United States in several World Cup fencing competitions.

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M.D. McNally Volunteer Admin. Assistant

Robert Baldwin Armorer

Jeremy Kramer Senior Student Manager

Maureen McNamara Assistant A.D./ Fencing Administrator

Chad Grotegut Academic Services

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Rev. Larry Calhoun Team Chaplain


2009 Final Results Student-Athletes

Sabreist Eileen Hassett (left) and foilist Gerek Meinhardt (right) return to the Irish lineup as two veteran leaders in NCAA competition. Hassett appeared at the NCAA Championships each of her first three seasons, while Meinhardt made an appearance in each of his first two campaigns and won the individual foil title in 2010.

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Student-Athletes Courtney Hurley Junior San Antonio, Texas Earl Warren H.S.

HONORS & AWARDS NCAA Third-Place Finisher (2009, 2010) First Team All-American (2009, 2010) MFC Epee Champion (2009) MFC Epee Runner-Up (2010) First Team All-MFC (2009, 2010) RECENT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RESULTS: Named the 2009-10 Junior World Cup Points winner for the junior women’s epee division … finished nearly 20 points clear of second-place Johanna Bergdahl from Sweden … in the seven tournaments she competed in on the year, finished first in five … finished her junior circuit with a victory in Mexico on May 5, 2010 … also finished third in the senior table at the Pan-American Championships held in San Jose in April … captured 2009 Junior World Cup gold medals at Montreal, Helsinki, Tauberbischofsheim and Budapest … won the 2008 Carl Schwende Junior World Cup event held in Montreal … teamed with her sister, Kelley, and two other fencers to win the 2008 Junior Team World Championships in Italy … placed first at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil … in 2007, finished third at the Senior Pan American Championships in Montreal, fifth at a Senior World Cup event held in Germany and 11th at a Senior World Cup event in Luxembourg … won the gold medal at the 2006 Cadet World Championships in Korea … also won the Pittsburgh and Albuquerque N.A.C. events in 2006. AS A SOPHOMORE: Named a first-team AllAmerican as a result of her showing at the NCAA Championships … earned first team allMFC honors for her runner-up finish at the Midwest Fencing Championships … recipient of the 2010 Knute Rockne Student-Athlete Award … concluded the regular season with a record of 59-6 in epee competition and earned her second straight berth into the NCAA HURLEY’S CAREER RECORD Year 2009 2010 Career

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Championships … began season with a perfect 18-0 ledger at the NYU Invitational, including 3-0 records against Yale, Columbia, Northwestern, St. John’s and Ohio State … followed that with a 9-3 mark at the St. John’s Challenge … went 20-2 in competition at the Northwestern Duals and notched the matchclinching point at 14-3 against Christine Forsythe of Fairleigh Dickenson (5-0) … wrapped up the regular season with a 15-1 showing at the Notre Dame Duals … finished runner-up at the Midwest Fencing Conference championships, falling to teammate and sister Kelley in the finals, 15-11 … advanced into the finals with four convincing wins … defeated teammate Caroline Dikibo in the round of 32, 15-2 … downed Amanda Cantlin of Chicago in the round of 16, 15-3 … earned her ticket to the finals with back-to-back wins over Nicole Tilley (15-4) and Kayley French (15-6) of Northwestern … helped her epee squad capture the team title at the event, defeating Northwestern in the

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final by the score of 5-1 … claimed a 4-3 victory over Christa French in the bout … secured her second-consecutive NCAA Midwest Regional title, defeating Kayla French (Northwestern) in the finals, 15-14 … advanced to the finals with a 15-4 win over Mary Pozydaev of Ohio State in the round of eight, and a 15-12 decision over Christa French of Northwestern in the semifinals … concluded her season with a tie for third place in the NCAA Championships … excelled through round robin play, posting a 19-4 record to go along with a +32 indicator, good for the third seed in the final four table … fell to Penn State’s Margherita Guzzi Vincenti in the semifinals, 15-11. AS A FRESHMAN: Finished the regular season with a 50-5 record before earning first team AllAmerican honors at the NCAA Championship … began her college career with a 6-0 record at the St. John’s Duals … recorded her first career win against Columbia’s Martyna Urbanowicz


(5-2) … went 8-3 at the NYU Invitational, including 3-0 against St. John’s … had an impressive day (17-2) at the Northwestern Duals, including going 3-0 against both John Hopkins and Temple … also went 2-0 against North Carolina, Northwestern and Detroit at the Northwestern Duals … went undefeated at the Notre Dame Duals, finishing 19-0 … went 3-0 against Stanford and Cal Tech at the Notre Dame Duals … registered 50th career win at the Notre Dame Duals … beat Northwestern’s Joanna Niklinska, 15-8, to win the women’s epee title at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships and earn first-team all-conference honors … beat Lawrence’s Meghan Bonham, 15-0, and Wayne State’s Emanuela Bercera, 15-7, in the early rounds of the championships to advance to the round of 16 … in the round of 16, knocked off Ohio State’s Mary Pozydaev, 15-11 … beat Notre Dame teammate Ewa Nelip, 15-10, in the quarterfinals … disposed of Northwestern’s Christa French, 15-10, in the semifinals to advance to take on Niklinska … won the NCAA Midwest Regional title … her run to the title began with a perfect 5-0 record in pool play, which earned her the top seed in the final eight … beat her sister and Notre Dame teammate Kelley, 15-9, in the semifinals … won the title bout against Nelip, 15-9 … her run to the title was so dominant that no nonIrish opponent landed more than seven touches against her all day, while Kelley and Nelip could only land nine … went 21-2 during pool play at the NCAA Championships to advance to the semifinals … lost to Penn State’s Anastasia Ferdman, 15-13, in the semifinal … went 2-0 against Penn State, Ohio State, Columbia and St. John’s during round-robin play at the championship.

HURLEY IN THE NCAAS (41-6; +68 IN TOUCHES) 2009: 21-2 round robin (+36 in touches) Ewa Nelip (Notre Dame) 5-2 Rebecca Moss (Yale) 5-3 Miriam Baranov (Ohio State) 5-2 Julia Tikhonova (Ohio State) 2-1 Kersten Schnurle (Stanford) 5-2 Tess Finkel (Colorado) 5-1 Sallie Dietrich (Cornell) 5-4 Tasha Hall (Cornell) 5-2 Simone Barrette (Air Force) 5-1 Kayley French (Northwestern) 5-3 Christa French (Northwestern) L, 3-5 Maria Larsson (Harvard) 5-3 Grace Wu (Temple) 5-2 Kristen Howell (Temple) 5-4 Neely Brandfield-Harvey (Columbia) 5-3 Nina Westman (Penn State) 4-3 Anastasia Ferdman (Penn State) 5-4 Noam Mills (Harvard) L, 1-5 Joanna Guy (St. John's) 5-3 Tanya Novakovska (St. John's) 4-3 Stephanie Wheeler (Penn) 5-3 Susannah Scanlan (Princeton) 4-3 Jasjit Bhinder (Princeton) 5-4

2010: 20-4 round robin (+32 in touches) Susannah Scanlan (Princeton) 5-3 Phoebe Caldwell (Princeton) 5-3 Stephanie Wheeler (Pennsylvania) 5-3 Kelley Hurley (Notre Dame) 5-3 Julia Tichonova (Ohio State) 5-3 Tetyana Novakovska (St. John’s) 5-3 Sanne Gars (St. John’s) L, 2-5 Madeline Buxton (Yale) 5-3 Kayley French (Northwestern) 5-4 Christa French (Nothwestern) L, 3-4 Francesca Bassa (Stanford) L, 4-5 Neely Brandfield-Harvey (Columbia) 5-3 Lydia Kopecky (Columbia) 5-2 Simone Barrette (Air Force) L, 4-5 Margherita Guzzi Vincenti (Penn State) 5-2 Anastasia Ferdman (Penn State) 5-3 Keri Byerts (Penn State) 5-4 Emily D’Agostino (Duke) 5-2 Katherine Thompson (Cornell) 5-2 Adelaide McDonnell (Cornell) 5-4 Victoria Mo (San Diego) 5-3 Noam Mills (Harvard) 3-2 Felicia Sun (Harvard) 5-3 Kristin Howell (Temple) 5-4

• Lost to Ferdman in semifinals (13-15) • Lost to Vincenti in semifinals (11-15)

PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Earl Warren High School in San Antonio, Texas … coached by her father, Robert Hurley, and the late Paul Pesthy at the family’s Team Hurley Fencing Club in San Antonio … ranked 160th in the world senior rankings and third in the world junior rankings entering her first season at Notre Dame … ranked as high as 14th in the world senior rankings and second in the world junior rankings … sister, Kelley, also fenced for Notre Dame … daughter of Robert and Tracy Hurley … full name is Courtney Lyn Hurley … born September, 30 1990 in Houston, Texas … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in film, television and theatre with a supplementary major in computer applications.

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Student-Athletes Ewa Nelip Junior Katowice, Poland I L.O. Kopernika Polac Mlodziezy Katowice Club

HONORS & AWARDS NCAA Third-Place Finisher (2008, 2009) First Team All-American (2008, 2009) MFC Epee Champion (2008) First Team All-MFC (2008) Second Team All-MFC (2009) RECENT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RESULTS: Earned a third-place finish at the senior league event held in Barcelona in February 2010 … earned three other top-20 results on the season at Florina (ninth), Lobnya (19th) and Lipzig (20th) … finished the 2009-10 senior league circuit ranked 29th in the world, concluding with 72 international points … ended juniors ranked second in the world in ’09 … finished the season with three straight top10 finishes at Budapest (third), Modling (10th) and Belfast (second). AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished third at the NCAA Championships, earning first team All-America honors for the second consecutive season … earned second team all-MFC honors after finishing fifth in the women’s epee at the Midwest Fencing Championships … named winner of the DeCicco/Auriol Women’s Epee Leadership Award for the second consecutive year … finished the year with a record of 37-2 in women’s epee … posted a 5-1 ledger at the season opening St. John’s Challenge, including a perfect 3-0 against Columbia in a 18-9 team victory … went 14-1 at the NYU Invitational, recording perfect 3-0 records against Yale, Northwestern, St. John’s and Ohio State … registered a perfect mark of 18-0 at the Northwestern Duals, running clean slates against Johns Hopkins, Penn State, Temple, Wayne State, Cleveland State, North Carolina, Northwestern, Detroit and Ohio State … earned third place at the NCAA Championships for the second year in a row, finishing with a NELIP’S CAREER RECORD Year 2008 2009 Career

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W 46 37 82

L 6 2 8

Pct. .885 .949 .911

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round robin record of 17-7 … lost in her semifinal bout to Noam Mills of Harvard by the score off 15-13. AS A FRESHMAN: Finished third at the NCAA Championships to earn first team All-American honors ... lost to St. John’s Reka Szele in the semifinals, 15-4 ... bounced back to defeat top-seeded Alexandra Obrazcova of Ohio State, 15-9 to earn the bronze ... had an overall record of 45-6 (.882) ... missed the Western Invite to take part in a tournament in her native Poland ... went 14-4 at the NYU Duals ... posted a perfect 15-0 record on the final day of play at the Northwestern Duals for a combined 31-2 mark at the event ... finished fourth at the NCAA Midwest Regionals ... posted a 5-0 record in pool play at the event, including wins over Joanna Niklinska of Northwestern (5-2) and Obrazcova (5-3) ... earned the second seed in direct elimination play ... advanced to the finals with wins over Lawrence’s Chiara Terzuolo (15-2) and Northwestern’s Megan Ross (15-10) ... defeated Konczalska in the quarterfinals (15-8) ... fell to teammate Kelley Hurley in the third-place bout at the event (15-6) ... had solid sixth-place finish at Penn State Open (fall ‘07), after losing quarterfinal to eventual champ Anastasia Ferdman of Penn State to open her Irish career.

PREP & PERSONAL: Attended I L.O. Kopernika High School while training at Polac Mlodzlezy Katowice fencing club (under coach Ludmila Zaczek) ... born May 1, 1987, in Czestochowa, Poland ... daughter of Pawel and Grazyna Nelip ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business ... majoring in finance.

NELIP IN THE NCAAS (33-13; +59 IN TOUCHES) 2008: 16-7 round robin (+33 in touches) Kelley Hurley (Notre Dame) 5-0 Justyna Konczalska (Wayne State) 5-4 Joanna Niklinska (Northwestern) 5-4 Christa French (Northwestern) 5-4 Jasjit Bhinder (Princeton) 5-3 Kaela Brendler (Ohio State) 5-0 Anastasia Ferdman (Penn State) L, 3-5 Alexandra Obrazcova (Ohio State) 5-2 Chelsea Ambort (San Diego) 5-3 Stephanie Shin (MIT) 5-1 Tanya Novakovska (St. John’s) L, 4-5 Emma Buckingham (Harvard) 5-2 Reka Szele (St. John’s) L, 1-5 Tess Finkel (Columbia) L, 4-5 Caitlin Kozel (Brandeis) L, 3-5 Orianna Issacson (Columbia) 5-2 Grace Wu (Temple) L, 3-5 Keri Byerts (Penn State) 5-4 Kristin Howell (Temple) L, 2-5 Sallie Dietrich (Cornell) 5-0 Maria Larsson (Harvard) 5-1 Tasha Hall (Cornell) 5-1

2009: 17-6 round robin (+26 in touches) Courtney Hurley (Notre Dame) L, 2-5 Rebecca Moss (Yale) 5-4 Julia Tikhonova (Ohio State) 5-1 Kersten Schnurle (Stanford) 5-2 Miriam Baranov (Ohio State) 5-1 Tasha Hall (Cornell) 5-0 Tess Finkel (Colorado) L, 3-5 Sallie Dietrich (Cornell) 5-3 Christa French (Northwestern) L, 2-5 Simone Barrette (Air Force) 5-0 Kayley French (Northwestern) 5-3 Kristen Howell (Temple) 5-2 Maria Larsson (Harvard) 5-3 Grace Wu (Temple) 5-2 Anastasia Ferdman (Penn State) 2-1 Neely Brandfield-Harvey (Columbia) 4-3 Nina Westman (Penn State) 4-3 Tanya Novakovska (St. John’s) L, 4-5 Noam Mills (Harvard) L, 1-2 Joanna Guy (St. John’s) 5-1 Jasjit Bhinder (Princeton) L, 4-5 Stephanie Wheeler (Penn) 5-3 Susannah Scanlan (Princeton) 5-1

• Lost to Szele in semifinals (4-15) • Defeated Obrazcova in third-place bout (15-9)

• Lost to Mills in semifinals (13-15)

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Diane Zielinski Junior Bernardsville, N.J. Bernards H.S. Medeo Fencing Club

HONORS & AWARDS Second Team All-MFC (2009) RECENT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RESULTS: Finished 39th at the Young Lions World Cup in Helsinki in November ’08 on the junior circuit … also earned a 12th-place finish at the Tournoi Carl Schwende in Montreal, earning eight international points … earned four international ranking points at the ’06 Tournoi Carl Schwende, finishing 27th overall. AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the season with a regular season record of 59-27 … posted a record of 9-9 at the season opening NYU Invitational, including a 3-0 mark against NYU en route to a 23-4 team win … secured the match-clinching point against Harvard at the St. John’s Challenge after defeating Felicia Sun, 5-4 … went 25-9 at the Northwestern Duals, recording perfect bout records against Fairleigh Dickinson, Stanford, San Diego, North Carolina, Cal Tech, Lawrence, Wayne State, Detroit and Cleveland State … also clinched the match against North Carolina with her victory over Camilla Powerza, 5-3 … ended the regular season with a 21-1 record at the Notre Dame Duals, including an impressive win over Kayley French of Northwestern, 5-2 … also clinched the match for the Irish against Chicago with her win over Krista Nicoletto, 5-0 … finished 20th at the Midwest Fencing Championships … dispatched Brittany Melton of Purdue in the round of 64, 15-0, before falling to Alandra Greenlee of Michigan State in the second round, 15-13 … team captured epee title at the Midwest Fencing Championships, defeating secondseeded Northwestern in the finals, 5-1 … placed 14th at the NCAA Midwest Regionals … fell to Karalina Collins of Northwestern in the first round of direct elimination (15-14) before losing to Elyse Gurnowski of Ohio State in her second bout (15-11).

AS A FRESHMAN: Ended the season with a regular season record of 46-4 … opened her season by going 0-1 at the St. John’s Duals … had a perfect showing at the NYU Invitational, finishing 6-0 with three wins apiece against Yale and NYU … recorded her first career win against Yale’s Tasha Garcia (5-1) … had an impressive day at the Northwestern Duals (151) … went 3-0 against Fairleigh Dickinson, Lawrence and Wayne State at the Northwestern Duals … tied for the Irish women’s epee team lead with 25 wins at the Notre Dame Duals (finished 25-2) … went 3-0 against Oberlin, Cal Tech, Lawrence, and Cleveland State at the Notre Dame Duals … finished in seventh place at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships to earn second-team allconference honors … began the direct elimination portion of the tournament as the seventh seed … after a first round bye, beat Carolyn Grindon of Case Western, 15-5, in the round of 64 and Wisconsin’s Lara Szpak, 15-8, in the round of 32 … in the round of 16, knocked off Northwestern’s Sara Peck, 15-6 … lost to Ohio State’s Julia Tikonova, 15-10, in the quarterfinals to finish seventh … beat Ohio State’s Miriam Baranov in the seventh-place bout, 15-12.

PREP & PERSONAL: Four-year letter winner in fencing at Bernards High School … coached by Glen Blekicki and Yakov Danilenko … finished all four years in the national rankings … conference and regional champion her sophomore, junior and senior seasons … ranked 118th in the world junior rankings entering her first season at Norte Dame … placed first at the 2006 Div. II Summer Nationals … finished sixth in the 2008 Junior Olympic Championships and fifth in the 2007 Div. IA Summer Nationals … trained at the Medeo Fencing Club … youngest of three children … oldest brother, David, played hockey at Wagner while her other brother, Daniel, fenced at John Hopkins (graduated in '09) … daughter of Thomas and Jane Zielinski … born March 23, 1990, in Livingston, N.J. … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business with a major in management consulting.

ZIELINSKI’S CAREER RECORD Year 2009 2010 Career

W 46 59 105

L 4 27 31

Pct. .920 .686 .772

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Student-Athletes Caroline Dikibo Sophomore

PREP & PERSONAL: Fenced for three years at Cypress Falls Club under Dennis Dawson while attending Cypress Falls High School in Houston, Texas ... named club captain during her senior year ... member of the National Honor Society ... daughter of Eugene and Nice Dikibo ... has three siblings: Kathleen, Elizabeth and Charles ... enrolled in the College of Science as a biochemistry major.

Houston, Texas Cypress Falls H.S. Cypress Falls Fencing Club

AS A FRESHMAN: Finished first season with the Irish with a 3-7 record … saw first time on the strip against Stanford at the Northwestern Duals and recorded her first win with the Irish at the same event, defeating Katherine Hooper of Cal Tech, 5-4 … later defeated Alyssa Rosenbaum of Lawrence, 5-4 … notched her third win of the season against Cleveland State at the Notre Dame Duals … finished 29th at the Midwest Fencing Championships … defeated Lindsey Balfour of Michigan, 15-9, in the opening round before falling to teammate Courtney Hurley in the second round, 15-2.

DIKIBO’S CAREER RECORD Year 2010

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L 7

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Women’s Epee Team (left to right): Diane Zielinski, Ewa Nelip, assistant coach/epee specialist Marek Stepien, Courtney Hurley, Caroline Dikibo (not pictured: Stephanie Myers)

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Hayley Reese Senior Crestwood, Ky. Oldham Country H.S. Louisville Fencing Club

HONORS & AWARDS: NCAA Runner-Up Finisher (2009) NCAA Fifth-Place Finisher (2010) NCAA 11th-Place Finisher (2008) First Team All-American (2009) Second Team All-American (2010) Honorable Mention All-American (2008) MFC Foil Champion (2010) MFC Foil Runner-Up (2009) MFC Foil Third-Place Finisher (2008) First Team All-MFC (2008, 2009, 2010) RECENT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RESULTS: Her recent results include a 62ndplace finish at her first senior event of the year in Budapest … placed 42nd out of 116 women’s foilists at the Jr. World Cup in Bratislava, Slovakia (Oct. ’07) before reaching semifinals of North American Cup in Dallas (Nov. ’07) … listed seventh on USFA’s Junior/Under-20 women’s foil rankings (as of Nov. 15, 2007) … impressive overall USFA ranking of 14th (among all women’s foilists) … in 2006-07, compiled impressive season that included winning the cadet/Under17 title at the Junior Olympics in Denver, Colo. (Feb. ’07; also ninth in the U-20 bouts) while earning top-eight finishes at the Junior World Cup in Montreal (seventh; Jan.) and the Cadet World Cup in Jena, Germany (eighth; Feb.) … also qualified for U.S. National Team that competed in the women’s foil bouts at the Cadet World Championships (Belek, Turkey; April ’07) … placed 47th at that elite world event … her results at USFA North American Cups in the fall of 2006 included taking the cadet/U-17 silver in Memphis (Oct.) and the cadet gold in Albuquerque (Nov.; also 20th in U-20 bouting) before an impressive 14th-place finish among all women’s foilists at the event in Richmond (Dec.) … went on to compete at the N.A.C. in Columbus, Ohio (Jan. ’07; 26th overall; eighth in U-20s), before placing 57th the next month at Junior World Cup in Lyon, France … also was 34th among all women’s foilists at USFA Nationals (April ’07) and 13th at Summer Nationals in Miami (10th in U-20s) … won three medals at Notre Dame’s Culver Open (Dec. ’06): gold in women’s foil, silver in mixed foil (men’s/ women’s) and silver in women’s epee … simi-

larly won the mixed foil and women’s epee Detroit … also beat 2007 national foil chamevents at the 2006 Mike DeCicco Invitational pion Doris Willette in Notre Dame’s victory (also held at Notre Dame). over top-ranked Penn State at the Northwestern Duals … went over the 100 win AS A JUNIOR: Earned second team All-America mark for her career at the Northwestern Duals honors after finishing fifth at the 2010 NCAA … turned in an impressive 17-1 record at the Foil Championships … captured the 2010 Notre Dame Duals, including going 3-0 against Midwest Fencing Championship foil title and Michigan State … advanced to the finals of earned third straight selection as first team all- the Midwest Fencing Conference MFC … selected as the Irish most valuable Championships to finish second and claim foilist … finished the year with a record of 42-13 first-team all-conference honors … her lone … opened up with a 9-7 mark at the NYU loss at the championships came in the final Invitational, including a 1-0 record against NYU versus Northwestern’s Samantha Nemecek, with a 5-0 decision over Jennifer Lee … went 15-12 … began the direct-elimination round 10-1 at the St. John’s Challenge, including per- of the tournament as the 11th seed … after a fect 3-0 marks against St. John’s and Columbia first round bye, beat Xavier’s Kate Nelson in … earned the match-clinching point against the round of 64 and Chicago’s Annie Considine both St. John’s (5-2 over Alanna Dunn) and in the round of 32 … knocked off Penn State (5-3 over Olga Ostatnigrosh) … Northwestern’s Camille Provencal-Dayle, 15-5 posted a record of 18-4 at the Northwestern … downed Ohio State’s Oksana Dmytruk, 10-9 Duals, including 3-0 records against Stanford … in the semifinals, defeated Northwestern’s and Ohio State … concluded regular season Devynn Patterson, 15-2, to advance to the with a 5-2 record at the Notre Dame Duals … finals … Notre Dame’s top foil finisher at the went 3-0 against Michigan before going 2-1 NCAA Midwest Regional as she placed third to against Northwestern … secured the title at the take home the bronze … finished with a 5-0 Midwest Fencing Championships, knocking off mark in pool play … in the final eight, posted Oksana Dmytruk of Ohio State in the finals, a 15-8 win over Irish teammate Radmila 15-13 … advanced to the finals with wins over Sarkisova to advance to the semifinals … fell Kate Nelson (15-1) of Xavier, Jae-Eun Chong to eventual champion Oksana Dmytruk of (15-5) of Michigan, Irish teammate Phenix Ohio State, 15-9, in the semifinals … Messersmith (15-0) and Devynn Patterson (15- rebounded in the bronze medal bout to record 11) of Northwestern … helped foil team to a win over Ohio State’s Lindsay Knauer, 15-8 … third-place finish, defeating Wayne State, 5-1, in her win marked the second consecutive year the third-place match … earned third straight in which Reese has taken home the bronze at berth to the NCAA Championships, finishing the NCAA Regionals … went 19-5 in roundthird at the Midwest Regional … advanced to robin of the NCAA Championships to advance the regional semifinals with a 15-5 victory over to the semifinals … in the semifinal, beat Ohio teammate Darsie Malynn in the quarterfinals before falling to Oksana Dmytruk of Ohio State REESE’S CAREER RECORD W L Pct. NCAA Finish in the semifinals, 12-5 … earned third with a Year 69 12 .852 11th 4-2 decision over Allison Henvick of Ohio State 2008 51 6 .895 2nd … finished just outside the top four at the 2009 42 13 .764 5th NCAA Championships, finishing round robin 2010 Career 109 11 .908 -play with a 16-7 record and a +38 indicator. AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished in second place at the NCAA Championships to earn first-team AllAmerican honors … went 51-6 during the regular season … opened season at the St. John’s Duals, finishing 4-0 … went 6-4 at the NYU Invitational … finished 24-1 at the Northwestern Duals … her 24 wins led the Irish women’s foil team and included 3-0 marks against Johns Hopkins, Penn State, Cleveland State, North Carolina and

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Student-Athletes State’s Oksana Dmytruk, 13-11 … lost to Penn State’s Doris Willette, 15-5, in the final … this came after beating Willette 5-0 in pool play. AS A FRESHMAN: Finished in 11th place at the NCAAs to earn third team All-American honors … one of a record seven Notre Dame freshmen to appear in the NCAAs … earned first team allMidwest Fencing Conference honors with a third place finish at the conference championships … recorded a 69-12 record (.852) on the season … her 69 wins tied Adi Nott for the most wins on the women’s foil squad … opened her collegiate dual season with a perfect 15-0 record at Air Force’s Western Invite, allowing only 19 touches and recording five shutouts … also notched a 5-3 win over Stanford’s Jessica Wacker … went 11-6 at the New York University Duals … went 10-1 at the Northwestern Duals on day one and 12-5 on day two for a combined 22-6 mark at the event … posted an impressive 21-0 mark at the Notre Dame Duals … opened collegiate career with a 14th place finish at the Penn State Open. PREP & PERSONAL: Lettered with the cross country team as a freshman and sophomore at Oldham County High School while training under Les Stawicki at the Louisville Fencing Center (where she started fencing at the age of 12) … Stawicki is a former head coach of Poland’s Olympic Fencing team and now serves as head coach of the U.S. Paralympic Team …

Society … member of the Notre Dame ROTC … twin sisters, Caitlin and Sarah, ran cross country at Auburn from 2001-04 … born February 8, 1990, in Okinawa, Japan … daughter of Bill and Michelle Reese … full name is Hayley Bevin Reese … mechanical engineering major in the College of Engineering.

made fast progress under the direction of Stawicki, despite being only female foilist at the LFC club … state and regional fencing champ throughout her high school years (also nationally ranked each year) … National Merit finalist and scholarship winner who graduated first in her class … also member of the National Honor

REESE IN THE NCAAS (49-21, +76 IN TOUCHES) 2008: 11-12 round robin (-10 in touches) Adrienne Nott (Notre Dame) L, 0-5 Jessica Tranquada (Cornell) 4-2 Arielle Pensler (Harvard) 5-2 Lidia Gocheva (Yale) 5-2 Anna Podolsky (Harvard) L, 2-5 Melissa Parker (Temple) L, 4-5 Ilana Sinkin (Pennsylvania) 5-4 Zoya Abdikulova (Pennsylvania) 5-3 Sophie Ciaravino (New York) L, 3-5 Oksana Dmytruk (Ohio State) L, 0-5 Lindsay Knauer (Ohio State) L, 1-5 Allison Putterman (Duke) 5-0 Anne Jackson (Penn State) L, 0-5 Allison Glasser (Penn State) L, 0-5 Monika Golebiewski (St. John’s) L, 2-5 Florence Lee (San Diego) 5-1 Emily Lipoma (San Diego) L, 1-5 May-Lynn Chen-Contino (North Carolina)

5-3

Natalie Wang (Northwestern) Samantha Nemecek (Northwestern) Katia Larchanka (St. John’s) Nicole Ross (Columbia) Abby Capparros-Janto (Columbia)

5-1 L, 1-5 5-1 L, 4-5 5-3

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2009: 19-5 round robin (+48 in touches) Adrienne Nott (Notre Dame) 5-2 Melissa Parker (Temple) 5-2 Samantha Nemecek (Northwestern) 5-3 Jessica Wacker (Stanford) 5-0 Devynn Patterson (Northwestern) 5-1 Valeria Makeeva (Yale) 5-0 Katharine Pitt (Yale) L, 4-5 Nora Szita (St. John's) 5-1 Doris Willette (Penn State) 5-0 Allison Glasser (Penn State) 5-2 Alyssa Lomuscio (Fairleigh Dickinson) L, 3-5 Lucile Jarry (Princeton) 5-4 Andrea Oliva (Princeton) 5-2 Laura Paragano (Penn) 5-3 Oksana Dmytruk (Ohio State) L, 3-4 Lindsay Knauer (Ohio State) 5-4 Pilar Alicéa (San Diego) 5-1 Nicole Ross (Columbia) L. 2-5 Abby Caparros-Janto (Columbia) 5-2 Amanda Rysling (NYU) 5-3 Sophie Ciaravino (NYU) 5-3 Emily Cross (Harvard) 5-4 Shelby MacLeod (Harvard) 5-2 Jessica Tranquada (Cornell) L, 3-4 • Beat Dmytruk in semifinals (13-11) • Lost to Willette in finals (5-15)

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2010: 16-7 round robin (+38 in touches) Irina Koroleva (St. John's) L, 4-5 Evgeniya Kirpicheva (St. John's) L, 3-5 Katharine Pitt (Yale) 5-2 D’Meca Hunter (Columbia) 5-2 Nicole Ross (Columbia) 5-3 Pilar Alicéa (San Diego) L, 4-5 Dayana Sarkisova (Northwestern) L, 4-5 Devynn Patterson (Northwestern) 5-2 Jessica Wacker (Stanford) 5-1 Allison Henvick (Ohio State) 5-2 Oksana Dmytruk (Ohio State) 5-4 Aida Abdikulova (Pennsylvania) 4-2 Shelby MacLeod (Harvard) L, 3-5 Misha Goldfeder (Harvard) 5-3 Jennifer Colacino (Boston College) 5-0 Darsie Malynn (Notre Dame) 5-0 Olivia Dobbs (Wayne State) L, 4-5 Mikayla Varadi (Temple) 5-1 Melissa Parker (Temple) 5-0 Brianna Martin (Princeton) 5-4 Olga Ostatnigrosh (Penn State) L, 4-5 Doris Willette (Penn State) 5-2 Rocky Rothenberg (Princeton) 5-4 • Finished 5th


Darsie Malynn Junior Grapevine, Texas Colleyville Heritage H.S.

HONORS & AWARDS NCAA 23rd-Place Finisher (2010) Honorable Mention All-MFC (2010) RECENT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RESULTS: Claimed 44th at the StadtwerkePokal in Bochum on the junior level, earning two points to her international score … finished 47th and 57th at junior events in Bratislava and Lyon, respectively, earning two points at each tournament toward international ranking … placed 51st at a senior World Cup event in Las Vegas in ’08. AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned honorable mention all-MFC for her 10th-place finish in the foil … concluded her second year with the Irish with a record of 31-13 … posted five wins at the NYU Invitational to open the year, including posting a perfect 2-0 ledger against Yale … recorded her 50th win as a member of the team against Columbia with her 5-3 decision over Tess Finkel at the St. John’s Challenge … ended the event with a 6-1 record … went 11-5 at the Northwestern Duals, including clean sheets against Fairleigh Dickinson (1-0), Stanford (2-0), San Diego (3-0) and Cal Tech (1-0) … ended the regular season with a 9-1 mark at the Notre Dame Duals … clinched the match at 14-1 against Purdue with her 5-1 decision over Audrey Jenkins … placed 10th at the Midwest Fencing Championships … placed first out of her pool, posting a 5-0 record and a +23 indicator … defeated Rika Terajima of Lawrence in the second round, 15-0, after her first round bye … next, defeated Curie Chang of Northwestern in the Round of 16, 15-5 … fell to teammate Radmila Sarkisova in the quarterfinals, 12-11, in a hard-fought overtime battle … foil team earned third-place finish at the tournament, falling to Northwestern (5-3) in the semifinals, before beating Wayne State in the third-place match (5-1) … qualified for her first-ever NCAA

MALYNN’S CAREER RECORD Year 2009 2010 Career

W 39 31 70

L 7 13 20

Pct. .848 .705 .778

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Championships after placing sixth at the Midwest Regional … advanced to the final eight with wins over Camille Provencal-Dayle of Northwestern (15-12) and Hayley Reese of Notre Dame (15-13) … fell to Reese in the quarterfinals, 15-5, before knocking off Lindsay Knauer of Ohio State (15-9) in the consolation bracket … placed 23rd at the NCAA Championships, posting a record of 6-17 in round robin play with a -35 indicator. AS A FRESHMAN: Went 39-7 during the regular season … began her college career with a 4-0 record at the St. John’s Duals … earned her first career win against Columbia’s Abby Capparos-Janto (3-2 in OT) … went 10-4 at the NYU Invitational, including 3-0 performances against Yale and NYU … her 10 wins at the NYU Invitational led all Irish women foilists … led the Irish women’s foil team with 25 wins at the Notre Dame Duals (finished 25-3) … went 3-0 against Stanford, Michigan State, Cleveland State, and Cal Tech at the Notre Dame Duals … finished 14th at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships … at the championships, beat Purdue’s Ashley Gross, 15-7, in the round of 64 and Notre Dame teammate Christina LaBarge, 15-6, in the round of 32 before losing to Ohio State’s Oksana Dmytruk, 15-9, in the round of 16 … captured seventh place at the NCAA Midwest Regional … earned seventh with a win over Northwestern’s Meredith Baskies, 15-5, in the seventh-place bout. PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Colleyville Heritage High School in Colleyville, Texas … trained at the Fencing Institute of Texas under the direction of Volodymyr Yefimov … ranked 230th among seniors and the 166th ranked junior in the world … ranked as high as 141st in the world senior rankings and 121st in the world junior rankings … finished ninth at the 2006 Division 1 N.A.C. event held in Sacramento, Calif. … member of National Honor Society and French Honor Society in high school … also an AP Scholar while in high school … daughter of Edward Malynn and Jacqueline Ballard … has two brothers … born February 1, 1990, in San Diego, Calif. … majoring in French in the College of Arts and Letters.

MALYNN IN THE NCAAS 2010: 6-17 round robin (-35 in touches) Irina Koroleva (St. John's) 5-2 Evgeniya Kirpicheva (St. John's) L, 2-5 Katharine Pitt (Yale) 5-2 D’Meca Hunter (Columbia) L, 2-5 Nicole Ross (Columbia) L, 0-5 Pilar Alicéa (San Diego) L, 2-5 Dayana Sarkisova (Northwestern) L, 4-5 Devynn Patterson (Northwestern) 5-2 Jessica Wacker (Stanford) L, 3-4 Allison Henvick (Ohio State) L, 2-5 Oksana Dmytruk (Ohio State) L, 0-5 Aida Abdikulova (Pennsylvania) L, 1-5 Shelby MacLeod (Harvard) 5-4 Misha Goldfeder (Harvard) L, 3-5 Jennifer Colacino (Boston College) L, 2-5 Hayley Reese (Notre Dame) L, 0-5 Olivia Dobbs (Wayne State) 5-2 Mikayla Varadi (Temple) L, 1-5 Melissa Parker (Temple) L, 3-5 Brianna Martin (Princeton) L, 3-5 Olga Ostatnigrosh (Penn State) 5-1 Doris Willette (Penn State) L, 0-5 Rocky Rothenberg (Princeton) L, 4-5 • Finished 23rd

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Student-Athletes Radmila Sarkisova Junior Grand Rapids, Mich. Forest Hills H.S.

HONORS & AWARDS Second Team All-MFC (2010) RECENT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RESULTS: Grabbed two points at a world cup event in New York on the senior level in 2010, finishing in 56th place … enjoyed a successful 2006-07 international junior season, finishing in the top 50 at three of four events she competed in … seasons best finish came in Montreal, where she placed 11th and earned eight points to international ranking … earned a pair of top35 results in ’03-04, finishing 27th in Montreal after grabbing 31st at a world cup event in Louisville. AS A SOPHOMORE: Received second team allMFC recognition after her eighth-place finish at the Midwest Fencing Championships … also named the 2010 Alice “Dit” Langford Award winner, given to the Irish women’s foilist who exemplifies leadership … concluded the year with a record of 37-17 … earned her 50th win of her Irish career with a 5-0 victory over Samantha Anthony of NYU … went 9-5 in the season opening NYU Invitational … recorded three wins for the Irish at the St. John’s Challenge … finished 14-5 at the Northwestern Duals, including clean matches against Fairleigh Dickinson (1-0), Duke (2-0), Cal Tech (2-0), Temple (2-0) and Detroit (2-0) … ended regular season with 11-1 ledger at the Notre Dame Duals, finishing the tournament with threestraight 3-0 matches against Wisconsin, Indiana and Detroit … finished eighth at the Midwest Fencing Championships, advancing out of her pool with a perfect 6-0 mark and a +23 indicator … knocked off Amanda Soldner in the second round by a score of 15-0 and then defeated teammate Katie Heinzen in the Round of 16, 15-2 … defeated her second consecutive Irish teammate in the quarterfinals, taking out

Darsie Malynn in an overtime bout, 12-11, before falling to Oksana Dmytruk of Ohio State in the quarterfinals, 9-8 … finished 11th at the NCAA Midwest Regionals … fell to Devynn Patterson in overtime, 9-8, in the first round of direct elimination before dropping a decision to Olivia Dobbs of Wayne State, 15-11, in the repechage draw … lost to teammate Grace Hartman in the plate table (15-8), before defeating Holly McKibben of Ohio State (15-10) in the 11th-place match. AS A FRESHMAN: Went 42-14 during the regular season … began college career with a 2-1 showing at the St. John’s Duals … earned her first career win against Columbia’s Lucia Mattox (5-1) … went 6-4 at the NYU Invitational … finished 18-8 at the Northwestern Duals, including a perfect 3-0 mark against Fairleigh Dickinson, North Carolina and Lawrence … turned in an impressive 16-1 performance at the Notre Dame Duals, including a 3-0 record against Cleveland State at the Notre Dame Duals … finished in 13th place at the Midwest

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Fencing Conference Championships … at the championships, beat Purdue’s Kendra McPheeters, 15-0, in the round of 64 and Case Western’s Phoebe Stierhoff, 15-9, in the round of 32 before losing to Notre Dame teammate Emilie Prot … finished in sixth place at the NCAA Midwest Regionals … in the quarterfinals of the regional, fell to Notre Dame teammate Hayley Reese, 15-8, before bouncing back with a win over Northwestern’s Meredith Baskies, 15-11 … lost the fifth-place bout to Notre Dame teammate Adi Nott, 15-7. PREP & PERSONAL: Four-year letter winner in fencing at Forest Hills Central High School in Grand Rapids, Mich. … finished in the national rankings all four years of high school … trained at the Grand Rapids Fencing Academy … member of the National Honor Society while in high school … born June 20, 1990 in Obninsk, Russia … daughter of Arkady Sarisov and Yuliana Shepeleva … enrolled in the College of Science and majoring in pre-professional studies.


season with a 6-3 showing at the NYU Invitational, while securing the match-clinching point against Columbia … registered five wins at the St. John’s Challenge … went 12-4 at the Northwestern Duals, including posting perfect sheets against Fairleigh Dickinson (1-0), Stanford (1-0), San Diego (1-0), Duke (2-0), North Carolina (2-0) and Cal Tech (2-0) … finished regular season with a 9-1 mark at the Sophomore Notre Dame Duals, including perfect 3-0 records against both Michigan State and Purdue … St. Paul, Minn. placed third at the Midwest Fencing St. Paul Academy and Summit Championships … advanced into direct elimiSchool nation as the No. 10 seed after going 5-0 in pool play with a +21 indicator … won each of her first two matches by a 15-2 score, defeating Kristi Spuhler of Bowling Green in the Round of 32 before knocking off Audrey Jenkins of HONORS & AWARDS Purdue in the Round of 16 … advanced into the MFC Foil Third-Place Finisher (2010) quarterfinals with an 8-7 victory over Lindsay Knauer of Ohio State and then took down First Team All-MFC (2010) Camille Provencal-Dayle of Northwestern, AS A FRESHMAN: Earned first team all-MFC bill- 13-10, for a spot in the semifinals … saw run ing after placing third in the foil at the Midwest end with 15-9 loss to teammate Hayley Reese Fencing Championships … concluded the year … placed ninth at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a 32-11 regular-season record … opened … earned placement with victories over

Grace Hartman

Rachel Beck Freshman Tucson, Ariz. Home Schooled Northwest Fencing Center

Adriana Camacho Freshman

Radmila Sarkisova of Notre Dame (15-8) and Camille Provencal-Dayle of Northwestern (15-6) in the ninth-12th place draw. PREP & PERSONAL: Attended St. Paul Academy and Summit School in St. Paul, Minn. … saw her national ranking climb to as high as 39th on the junior circuit according to the FIE rankings … earned two third-place results at JWC tournaments in Montreal, Canada in 2005 and 2006 … also finished in the top 25 at the Coupe du Monde from Louisville, Ky., finishing in 24th place … took on the senior circuit as well, ranking as high as 216th in the standings … earned one top-50 performance on the senior circuit, grabbing 47th place at the World Cup tournament in Dallas, Texas … born in St. Paul, Minn., on November 16, 1990 … daughter of Jay and Margaret Hartman … father played rugby at Minnesota … full name is Grace Tingley Hartman … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as an art history major.

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PREP & PERSONAL: Home schooled in Tucson, Arizona … attended same club as Irish fencers Ariel DeSmet and Nick Crebs … biggest athletic thrill to date was placing first in the Division I Summer Nationals in 2010 as well as first in the senior team Summer Nationals in 2009 … competed in limited international competition before arriving at Notre Dame … placed 53rd in a senior league tournament in Las Vegas, 41st in Dallas and 64th in New York, earning two points toward international standings at each … born in Cumberland, Md., on March 31, 1992 … daughter of Michael and Mary Etta Beck … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Meridian High School in Orem, Utah, while competing in fencing under the direction of Raul Perojo-Valdes … captured regional and state championship every year of high school career as well as earning national ranking … won individual and team gold medals at the National Junior Olympic Games in Mexico in ‘09 … captured individual and team gold medal at the II Centroamerican Junior Games and a silver

medal at the ’08 Junior Pan American Championships … competed in two junior events internationally … finished 59th at the Championnats du Monde and recorded her best international finish in ’08, placing seventh at the Estado Guarico … born in Puebla, Mexico, on May 23, 1992 … daughter of Javier Camacho and Susana Ibáñez … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

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Women’s Foil Team (left to right): Radmila Sarkisova, Phenix Messersmith, Christina LaBarge, Grace Hartman, assistant coach/foil specialist Gia Kvaratskhelia, Rachel Beck, Darsie Malynn, Adriana Camacho, Katie Heinzen (not pictured: Hayley Reese)

The fencing team was honored on the field at Notre Dame Stadium between quarters of the Stanford football game this past season for their NCAA third-place finish in 2010.

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Sarah Borrmann Senior Beaverton, Ore. Beaverton H.S. Oregon Fencing Alliance

HONORS & AWARDS Team Captain (2009, 2010) NCAA Sabre Champion (2008) NCAA Sabre Fifth-Place Finisher (2010) NCAA Sabre 13th-Place Finisher (2009) First Team All-American (2008) Second Team All-American (2010) MFC Sabre Champion (2009) MFC Sabre Third-Place Finisher (2008, 2010) First Team All-MFC (2008, 2009, 2010) NCAA Champion who came to Notre Dame as a product of the Oregon Fencing Alliance, an elite fencing academy that is coached by former Notre Dame assistant Ed Korfanty … others from OFA who have gone on to fence for the Irish include four-time All-Americans Patrick Ghattas and Valerie Providenza (both from ’03-’07), plus 2004 and 2008 Olympic gold medalist Mariel Zagunis, as well as Borrman’s classmates Eileen Hassett and Avery Zuck (a member of the Irish men’s team) and sophomore Lian Osier along with freshman Kevin Hassett … excellent use of a modern style that reminds the Notre Dame coaches of a right-handed version of Zagunis … an athletic fencer whose newer style includes minimizing of movements, different positioning of the blade, and a focus on the strategic use of distance (versus the traditional static approach often practiced in sabre) … opts for quick escapes, rather than parries, with the blade. AS A JUNIOR: Finished fifth at the NCAA Championships, earning second team AllAmerica accolades in her third straight appearance at the championships … also named first team all-MFC after finishing third at the Midwest Fencing Championships … named the Notre BORRMANN’S CAREER RECORD Year 2008 2009 2010 Career

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Dame Monogram Club MVP along with being named the Irish Most Valuable Sabreuse … concluded the year with a regular season record of 43-11 … opened the year with a 10-5 showing at the NYU Invitational, including a perfect 3-0 mark against Yale and St. John’s … also clinched the match for the Irish against the Red Storm, defeating Kaylee Pike, 5-0 … went 10-2 at the St. John’s Challenge, posting clean sweeps against Harvard (3-0) and Penn State (3-0) … racked up a 19-4 record at the Northwestern Duals … ended the regular season with a 4-0 ledger at the Notre Dame Duals, taking part in bouts against Lawrence (1-0) and Northwestern (3-0) … earned a share of third at the Midwest Fencing Championships, falling to Allison Miller of Ohio State in the semifinals … knocked out Laura Rios of Oberlin (15-4), Samantha LaFrance of Detroit (15-14), Jillian Mahen of Northwestern (15-10) and Whitney White of Northwestern (158) to earn her spot in the semifinals … helped team capture the sabre title at Midwest Fencing Championships, knocking off Ohio State in the final by the score of 5-3 … she notched two of the teams five points in the bout … finished runner-up at the NCAA Midwest Regional, losing a hard-fought 15-12 decision to teammate Eileen Hassett … reached the final with victories over Alicia Gurrieri of Northwestern (15-10) and Allison Miller of Ohio State (15-14) in the table of eight … just missed the top four at the NCAA

Championships, finishing fifth with a record of 17-6 in round robin play with a +24 indicator. AS A SOPHOMORE: Placed 13th at the NCAA Championship … went 40-8 during the regular season … opened her year with a 2-4 record at the St. John’s Duals before bouncing back with a 10-2 showing at the NYU Invitational, including a 3-0 record against St. John’s … had an impressive showing at the Northwestern Duals, finishing 19-2, including 3-0 marks against Lawrence, Detroit and Ohio State … also topped the 100 career win mark at the Northwestern Duals … went undefeated at the Notre Dame Duals, finishing 9-0 overall, including 3-0 marks against Air Force and UC San Diego … beat Ohio State’s Margarita Tschomakova, 15-8, to win the women’s sabre title at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships and earn first-team All-Conference honors … in the championships, took down Samantha Kuykendahl of Indiana, 15-2, in the round of 32 and Northwestern’s Annelise Eeman, 15-13, in the round of 16 … knocked off Emily Cheng of Ohio State, 15-12, to advance to the semifinals … beat Notre Dame teammate Ashley Serrette, 15-11, in the semifinals … in the championship bout against Tschomakova, led 8-6 at the break before rattling off six consecutive touches en route to the victory … edged teammate Eileen Hassett in the championship bout, 15-13, to

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Student-Athletes earn the gold medal at the NCAA Midwest Regionals … entered the final eight as the second seed … beat Northwestern’s Whitney White, 15-4, and teammate Beatriz Almeida, 15-9, to advance to the finals … went 12-11 during pool play at the NCAA Championships to earn 13th place …went 2-0 against competitors from St. John’s at the championship. AS A FRESHMAN: Became the 12th national champion in the history of the women’s fencing program as she won the 2008 NCAA sabre title … as the third seed at the NCAA Championships, defeated Karolina Budna of Wayne State in the semifinals … knocked off top-seeded Siobhan Bryne of Ohio State in the championship bout to win the gold … for the season, posted a regular season 73-7 record (.913) … her 73 wins were the most on the team … her .913 mark ranks as the third-highest single-season winning-percentage in program history. PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Beaverton High School while training at the Oregon Fencing Alliance … placed ninth at the Junior World Cup in Odessa, Ukraine (Sept. ’06), and was seventh at the Junior World Cup in Sosnowiec, Poland (Oct. ’06), and adding a bronze-medal finish at the Junior World Cup in Frascati, Italy (Nov. ’06) – behind Wozniak and Italy’s Irene Vecchi … fenced in several top international events in

2007, including the Jr. World Cup in Budapest (38th; Jan.), the Las Vegas Grand Prix (52nd; June) and five Senior World Cups: London (42nd; Feb.), Orleans, France (38th; Feb.), Havana, Cuba (24th; June), Klagenfurt, Austria (69th; May) and Gand, Belgium (26th; May) … won USFA North American Cup event in Albuquerque, N.M. (Nov. ’06) and was 11th the next month at N.A.C. in Richmond, Va. … had impressive week at the USFA’s 2006 Summer Nationals in Atlanta, finishing as runner-up in the senior-level bouts and placing third in the junior (U-19) … finished 12th at the 2006 Jr. World Cup in Dormagen, Germany (Nov.) … signed up for fencing at the age of 10 … she combined with Hassett, Caity Thompson and Rebecca Ward to win the women’s sabre gold medal at 2006 Summer Nationals (she also was a member of the U-19 gold-medal team) … her results at 2005 Summer Nationals (Sacramento, Calif.) included placing eighth in the seniorlevel bouts, plus taking gold medal in the team event (also silver in the U-19 team) … placed eighth at the 2004 Jr. World Cup in Louisville, Ky. … born November 6, 1988, in Cooper City, Fla. (has lived in Oregon most of her life) … daughter of Bernie and Tina Borrmann … full name is Sarah Victoria Borrmann … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a political sciences major.

BORRMANN IN THE NCAAS (47-22, +69 IN TOUCHES) 2008: 18-5 round robin (+43 in touches) Eileen Hassett (Notre Dame) 5-1 Lyuba Docheva (Princeton) 5-1 Danielle Kamis (Pennsylvania) 5-3 Jennifer Sawicki (North Carolina) 5-2 Alexis Baran (Pennsylvania) 5-1 Martyna Wieczorek (St. John’s) 5-4 Randy Alevi (Brown 5-3 Tanya Danioski (St. John’s) 5-1 Eva Jellison (Stanford) 5-0 Alyxandra Mattison (New York) 5-2 Sarah Parker (Stanford) 5-4 Jackie Jacobson (Columbia) 5-4 Krista Bacci (Seton Hall 5-2 Emily Jacobson (Columbia) L, 4-5 Anna Bartoscewicz (Wayne State) 5-4 Jessica-Kim Danh (Penn State) 5-1 Karolina Budna (Wayne State) L, 4-5 Allison Sneider (Harvard) 5-3 Alexandra Heiss (Cornell) 5-3 Alexa Weingarden (Harvard) L, 4-5 Siobhan Byrne (Ohio State) L, 3-5 Christine Griffith (Temple) 5-2 Eileen Grench (Ohio State) L, 4-5

2009: 12-11 round robin (+2 in touches) Eileen Hassett (Notre Dame) 5-1 Whitney White (New York) 5-0 Alyxandra Mattison (NYU) 5-4 Lisa Verzino (NYU) L, 1-5 Alexandra Heiss (Cornell) 5-2 Caitlin Thompson (Penn State) L, 2-5 Eva Jellison (Stanford) L, 4-5 Monica Askamit (Penn State) 5-2 Daria Schneider (Columbia) L, 2-5 Caroline Vloka (Harvard) L, 1-5 Jackie Jacobson (Columbia) L, 2-5 Danielle Kamis (Penn) L, 2-5 Rebecca Ward (Duke) L, 2-5 D. Franciskowicz (Penn) L, 3-5 Margarita Tschomakova (Ohio State) 5-4 Robin Shin (MIT) 5-1 Falencia Miller (Ohio State) L, 0-5 Audrey Barroso (Temple) L, 3-5 Alicia Trigeiro (San Diego) 5-1 Kamali Thompson (Temple) 5-4 Dagmara Wozniak (St. John’s) 5-3 Anna Hanley (Brandeis) 5-1 Dora Varga (St. John’s) 5-2

• Beat Budna in semifinal (15-10) • Beat Byrne in finals (15-11)

• Finished 13th

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2010: 17-6 round robin (+24 in touches) Dominika Franciszkowicz (Pennsylvania)

L, 4-5

Danielle Kamis (Pennsylvania) Heather Nelson (Air Force) Joanna Cichomski (Princeton) Eliza Stone (Princeton) Kamali Thompson (Temple) Caroline Vloka (Harvard) Elena Helgiu (Harvard) Caitlin Taylor (Brown) Eileen Hassett (Notre Dame) Laura Decker (Cal Tech) Dagmara Wozniak (St. John’s) Martyna Wieczorek (St. John’s) Madeline Oliver (Yale) Alison Miller (Ohio State) Margarita Tschomakova (Ohio State) Alicia Gurrieri (Northwestern) Samantha Roberts (Columbia) Jackie Jacobson (Columbia) Beverly Yang (Cornell) Caitlin Thompson (Penn State) Olivia Benedek (Penn State) Rebecca Ward (Duke)

5-2 5-4 5-2 L, 3-5 5-2 5-2 5-2 5-4 5-3 5-0 5-4 L, 1-5 5-4 L, 3-5 5-3 5-2 5-4 5-3 5-1 L, 1-5 5-3 L, 2-5

• Finished 5th


Eileen Hassett Senior Beaverton, Ore. Aloha H.S. Oregon Fencing Alliance

HONORS & AWARDS NCAA Sabre Fifth-Place Finisher (2008) NCAA Sabre Sixth-Place Finisher (2009) NCAA Sabre Seventh-Place Finisher (2010) Second Team All-American (2008, 2009, 2010) MFC Sabre Third-Place Finisher (2008) First Team All-MFC (2008) Second Team All-MFC (2010) Honorable Mention All-MFC (2009) Began fencing in August 2004 at the Oregon Fencing Alliance, which has produced several elite Notre Dame fencers in recent years … one of team’s taller women’s fencers (5-foot-9) who has developed very modern and effective style while training alongside classmate Sarah Borrmann at OFA, where they are coached by former Notre Dame assistant Ed Korfanty … very athletic bouter whose newer style includes different positioning of the blade, minimizing movements and focus on strategic use of distance on the strip (all running counter to static bouting of the past) … typically uses quick escapes rather than parries, in order to avoid touches … combined with Becca Ward, Dagmara Wozniak and Caroline Vloka for bronze-medal team finish at Junior World Championships in Belek, Turkey (April ’07). AS A JUNIOR: Reached NCAA Championships for the third time in as many years, receiving second-team All-America honors for the third straight time, finishing seventh overall … posted a record of 33-18 during the regular season and named the recipient of the Janusz Bednarski Woman’s Sabre Leadership Award … opened the year with an 11-4 record at the NYU Invitational, including clinching the first match of the year against Yale with a victory over HASSETT’S CAREER RECORD Year 2008 2009 2010 Career

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L 12 10 18 40

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Jennifer Ivers, 5-0 … registered five wins at the St. John’s Challenge with another match-clinching win over Samantha Roberts of Columbia, 5-4 … went 10-7 at the Northwestern Duals, posting undefeated records against Stanford (1-0), Cal Tech (2-0) and Cleveland State (1-0) … went undefeated at the Notre Dame Duals, posting a 7-0 record … clinched the win over Northwestern with a 5-3 victory over Whitney White … earned sixth place at the Midwest Fencing Championships, advancing to the quarterfinals before falling to Allison Miller of Ohio State (15-13) … posted victories over Alissa Grogan of Xavier (15-2), Isadora BlachmanBiatch of Chicago (15-6) and Irish teammate Abigail Nichols (15-8) in reaching the quarterfinals … recorded a 4-3 win over Ohio State’s Falencia Miller in the team championship at the Midwest Fencing Championships, helping the squad to a 5-3 win over the Buckeyes … captured the title at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, knocking off teammate Sarah Borrmann, 15-12, in the championship bout … reached the final with wins over Whitney White of Northwestern (15-5) and Margarita Tschomakova of Ohio State (15-12) in the table of eight … ended her season with a seventh-place showing at the NCAA Championships, which included a record of 16-7 in round robin play with a +18 indicator.

American honors … went 43-10 during the regular season … began her year with a 3-3 record at the St. John’s Duals before going 13-4 at the NYU Invitational … her 13 wins at the NYU Invitational led all Notre Dame sabreists and included perfect 3-0 records against Yale, NYU and St. Johns … went 17-2 at the Northwestern Duals, including 3-0 marks against Johns Hopkins, Penn State, Temple and Northwestern … won her 100th career bout at the Northwestern Duals … went 9-1 at the Notre Dame Duals … placed ninth at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships to earn honorable-mention all-conference honors … entered the direct elimination round of the tournament as the fourth seed … after a first round bye, beat Michigan State’s Meg Holt, 15-5, in the round of 32 … in the round of 16, lost to teammate Beatriz Almeida, 15-14 … took second at the NCAA Midwest Regionals … entered the round of eight as the first seed … beat Ohio State’s Emily Cheng, 15-10, in the round of eight and Ohio State’s Margarita Tschomakova, 15-5, in the semifinals to advance to the finals … in the final, lost to teammate Sarah Borrmann, 15-13 … went 15-8 during the NCAA Championships … went 2-0 against competitors from St. John’s at the championship.

AS A FRESHMAN: Earned second team AllAS A SOPHOMORE: Placed sixth at the NCAA America honors with a fifth-place finish at Championship to earn second team All- NCAAs … had 18 wins at NCAAs and a +42

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Student-Athletes touch margin … finished fourth at NCAA Midwest Regionals and made it to the Midwest Fencing Conference semifinals … at the Regional had a 5-2 record in pool play to earn the sixth seed in direct elimination … knocked out in the quarterfinals by teammate Sarah Borrmann, 15-9 … defeated Wayne State’s Ann Bartowicz (15-7) and Falencia Miller of Ohio State (15-13) to finish fifth … posted a 67-12 (.848) regular season record … her 67 wins were the second most on the women’s sabre squad … posted a 13-5 record at the NYU Duals … went 14-3 at the Notre Dame Duals … helped the Irish to a perfect 11-0 record on the second day of the Northwestern Duals with a 10-1 record … went 16-2 on the first day of the Northwestern Duals for a combined 26-3 mark at the event … finished in third at the annual Penn State Open in her first collegiate action, including a 15-12 quarterfinal win with Harvard’s Alexa Weingarden, a semifinal loss to Grench (11-15) and a win over Ohio State's Felicia Miller for the bronze medal. PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Aloha High School while training at Oregon Fencing Alliance … placed 12th at Senior World Cup in Vancouver (June ’06), with round-of-32 win over France’s Anne-Lise Touya (2005 world champ) … finished 16th later that month at Sr. Grand Prix in Las Vegas and matched that finish at Jr. World Cups in Sosnowiec, Poland (Oct. ’06), and Odessa, Ukraine (Sept. ’06) … placed 14th at Sr. World Cup in Orleans, France (Feb. ’07), also fencing at four other 2007 Sr. World Cups: London (54th; Feb.), Gand, Belgium (40th; May),

Havana, Cuba (34th; June), and Klagenfurt, Austria (68th; May) … her 2006-07 results also included the 16th-place finishes in Sosnowiec and Odessa, plus Jr. World Cups in Dormagen, Germany (66th; Nov. ’06) and Budapest (30th; Jan. ’07), and Grand Prix events in Budapest (88th; Feb. ’07), Foggia, Italy (69th; March ’07), and Las Vegas (26th; June ’07) … her strong showing at Jr. Olympics in Hartford, Conn. (Feb. ‘06), included placing second in junior/U-20 bouts and third in cadet/U-17 … placed 10th at 2006 USFA North American Cup in Sacramento, Calif. and 11th at Houston N.A.C. (Jan. ’06) … lettered in basketball as a freshman center at Aloha HS, where she was a member of National Honor Society and student government … sister Maria played basketball at Gonzaga while her younger brother Kevin is a freshman sabre fencer on the Irish squad … born April 19, 1989, in Portland, Ore. … daughter of Kevin and Ann Hassett … has two younger siblings: Daniel and Tara as well as an older sister, Maria … full name is Eileen Marie Hassett … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a design major … carries an impressive 3.383 GPA.

HASSETT IN THE NCAAS (49-20, +82 IN TOUCHES) 2008: 18-5 round robin (+42 in touches) Sarah Borrmann (Notre Dame) L, 1-5 Lyuba Docheva (Princeton) 5-4 Alexis Baran (Pennsylvania) 5-0 Danielle Kamis (Pennsylvania) 5-1 Jennifer Sawicki (North Carolina) 5-1 Randy Alevi (Brown) L, 4-5 Tanya Danioski (St. John’s) 5-1 Martyna Wieczorek (St. John’s) 5-3 Alyxandra Mattison (New York) 5-2 Sarah Parker (Stanford) 5-1 Eva Jellison (Stanford) 5-4 Krista Bacci (Sacred Heart) 5-2 Emily Jacobson (Columbia) L, 2-5 Jackie Jacobson (Columbia) L. 3-5 Jessica-Kim Danh (Penn State) 5-1 Karolina Budna (Wayne State) 5-2 Anna Bartoszewicz (Wayne State) 5-1 Alexandra Heiss (Cornell) 5-2 Alexa Weingarden (Harvard) 5-3 Allison Sneider (Harvard) 5-2 Christine Griffith (Temple) 5-2 Eileen Grench (Ohio State) 5-4 Siobhan Byrne (Ohio State) L, 3-5

2009: 15-8 round robin (+22 in touches) Sarah Borrmann (Notre Dame) L, 1-5 Whitney White (Northwestern) 5-2 Lisa Verzino (NYU) 5-3 Alexandra Heiss (Cornell) 5-1 Alyxandra Mattison (NYU) 5-1 Eva Jellison (Stanford) 5-2 Monica Askamit (Penn State) L, 1-5 Caitlin Thompson (Penn State) 5-3 Caroline Vloka (Harvard) L, 3-5 Jackie Jacobson (Columbia) L, 4-5 Daria Schneider (Columbia) L, 3-5 Rebecca Ward (Duke) L, 1-5 D. Franciskowicz (Penn) L, 3-5 Danielle Kamis (Penn) 5-4 Robin Shin (MIT) 5-2 Falencia Miller (Ohio State) L, 4-5 Margarita Tschomokova (Ohio State) 5-4 Alicia Trigeiro (San Diego) 5-2 Kamali Thompson (Temple) 5-1 Audrey Barroso (Temple) 5-1 Anna Hanley (Brandeis) 5-3 Dora Varga (St. Johns) 5-0 Dagmara Wozniak (St. Johns) 5-4

• Finished 5th

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L, 2-5

Danielle Kamis (Pennsylvania) Heather Nelson (Air Force) Joanna Cichomski (Princeton) Eliza Stone (Princeton) Kamali Thompson (Temple) Caroline Vloka (Harvard) Elena Helgiu (Harvard) Caitlin Taylor (Brown) Sarah Borrman (Notre Dame) Laura Decker (Cal Tech) Dagmara Wozniak (St. John’s) Martyna Wieczorek (St. John’s) Madeline Oliver (Yale) Alison Miller (Ohio State) Margarita Tschomakova (Ohio State) Alicia Gurrieri (Northwestern) Samantha Roberts (Columbia) Jackie Jacobson (Columbia) Beverly Yang (Cornell) Caitlin Thompson (Penn State) Olivia Benedek (Penn State) Rebecca Ward (Duke)

5-3 5-4 L, 0-5 5-1 5-4 L, 2-5 5-4 5-2 L, 3-5 5-3 5-2 5-2 5-3 5-1 L, 1-5 5-3 5-3 5-2 5-2 5-3 L, 4-5 L, 3-5

• Finished 7th


posted a record of 37-7 on the regular season … started the year with a 3-1 showing at the NYU Invitational, including a perfect 3-0 ledger against NYU … posted one win at the St. John’s Challenge, defeating Jackie Jacobson of Columbia … went 18-4 at the Northwestern Duals, posting undefeated records against Stanford (2-0), Duke (2-0), North Carolina (3-0), Johns Hopkins (1-0), Wayne State (3-0), Detroit (2-0) and Cleveland State (2-0) … also clinched the match over Duke with her 5-0 victory over Margot Mausner … posted a perfect 15-0 record for the Irish at the Notre Dame Duals … placed ninth at the Midwest Fencing Championships, advancing to the Round of 16 before falling to Whitney White of Northwestern, 15-8 … defeated Lara Schmitt of Purdue (15-1) in the Round of 64 and Jenna El-Amin of Ohio State (15-7) in the Round of 32 … posted two bout wins in the sabre squad’s quarterfinal victory over Detroit (5-0) en route to the team later winning the title over Ohio State … finished 11th at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, knocking off Ashley McLemore of Detroit in the 11thplace match, 15-6.

impressive 19-0 ... went 3-0 against Michigan State, Cleveland State, San Diego and Cal Tech at the Notre Dame Duals ... placed eighth at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships to earn second-team all-conference honors ... entered the direct elimination round of the championships as the 13th seed ... defeated Jenny Hamilton of Xavier, 15-2, in the round of 64 and Detroit’s Samantha LaFrance, 15-8, in the round of 32 ... beat Notre Dame teammate Eileen Hassett, 15-14, in the round of 16 before falling to teammate Ashley Serrette, 15-9, in the quarterfinals ... finished in fourth place at the NCAA Midwest Regionals ... beat Ohio State’s Falencia Miller, 15-14, in the regional quarterfinals before falling to Notre Dame teammate Sarah Borrmann, 15-4, in the semifinals and Ohio State’s Margarita Tschomakovoa, 15-6, in the third-place bout.

AS A FRESHMAN: Earned honorable mention all-MFC after finishing 11th at the Midwest Fencing Championships … opened up her inaugural campaign with a 12-5 record at the NYU Invitational, including going a perfect 3-0 against NYU … registered three wins at the St. John’s Challenge and clinched the sabre win over St. John’s with her 5-1 decision over Kaylee Pike … notched a record of 11-5 at the Northwestern Sophomore Duals before finishing the season with an 8-1 Concord, Mass. record at the Notre Dame Duals … placed 11th at the Midwest Fencing Championships, finishConcord-Carlisle H.S. ing first in her pool with a 6-0 record and +19 indicator and reaching the round of 16 before falling to teammate Eileen Hassett, 15-8 … defeated Kirsten Walker of Michigan State (15-3) in the first round of direct elimination before defeating Katie Friedrichs of Michigan State in HONORS & AWARDS the second round (15-4) … posted two crucial Honorable Mention All-MFC (2010) victories in the team sabre championships at the Midwest Fencing Championships, helping preRECENT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL serve a 5-3 victory over Ohio State … placed RESULTS: Placed 59th at a World Cup event in ninth at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, notching New York in June ’10, earning two points to her victories over Ashley McLemore of Detroit (15-1) national ranking. and Allison Keller of Northwestern (15-14) to conclude her postseason.

PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Concord-Carlisle High School in Concord, Mass., while fencing for the Zeta Fencing Studio as a sabreist ... fenced at the studio for the better part of seven years, climbing up the junior circuit rankings according the the FIE standings … captured the Massachusetts state fencing title in 2008, while serving as her team’s captain … climbed to as high as 61st in the FIE rankings, aided by a seventh-place finish at the World Cup from Montreal, Canada … also competed on the senior circuit, earning a top-50 result (42nd) at the Coupe du Monde in Havana, Cuba … born in Boston, Mass., on May 19, 1991 … daughter of William and Brenda Nichols … full name is Abigail Saint John Nichols … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a history major.

Beatriz Almeida Junior Chappaqua, N.Y. Horace Greenley H.S. Fencing Academy of Westchester

HONORS & AWARDS Second Team All-MFC (2009) Honorable Mention All-MFC (2010) RECENT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RESULTS: Competed with Brazilian national team at the 2010 World Cup … placed 91st in the senior division at the Championnats du Monde in November ’10 … earned eight points to senior score with a 31st-place showing in San Jose … in lone junior event, finished 40th at the Championnats du Monde in April ’10, securing six points to international standings. AS A SOPHOMORE: Received honorable mention all-MFC recognition after a ninth-place finish at the Midwest Fencing Championships …

Abigail Nichols

PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, N.Y. ... finished ninth at the 2007 Carl Schwende Junior World Cup event held in Montreal ... trained at the Fencing Academy of Westchester ... daughter of Claudio Almeida and Veronica Ribeiro ... full name is AS A FRESHMAN: Finished the regular season Beatriz Almeida Vital de Almeida ... second oldwith a 41-14 record ... began her college career est of four siblings ... born in Campina Grande, at the St. John’s Duals, finishing 1-3 ... earned Brazil on May 31, 1990 ... enrolled the College of her first career win against Columbia’s Daria Arts and Letters as a political science major. Schneider (5-3) ... went 7-7 at the NYU ALMEIDA’S CAREER RECORD Invitational, including a 3-0 mark against NYU ... Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish added a 14-4 record at the Northwestern Duals, 2009 41 14 .745 -including 3-0 marks against Fairleigh Dickinson, 2010 37 7 .841 -Wayne State and Cleveland State ... went undeCareer 78 21 .788 -feated at the Notre Dame Duals, finishing an

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W 34

L 17

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Student-Athletes Lian Osier Sophomore Battle Ground, Wash. CAM H.S. Oregon Fencing Alliance

RECENT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RESULTS: Earned points to international ranking in junior circuit at each of four tournaments during ’09-10 cycle … finished 33rd in a tournament in Sosnowiec, 35th in Dormagen, before earning a pair of top-20 finishes at Budapest (18th) and the World Championships (19th) … also finished 40th and 64 at tournaments in New York and London, respectively, on the senior level.

AS A FRESHMAN: Did not fence for the Irish Avery Zuck, Sarah Borrmann and Eileen Hassett also trained with the Oregon Fencing Allianc, as during her first season with the team. well as former Irish fencers, Mariel Zagunis and PREP & PERSONAL: Attended CAM High Patrick Ghattas … born in Wonju, South Korea, School, while training at the Oregon Fencing on August 22, 1991 … daughter of David and Alliance in Portland, Ore., part of the Portland Chong-il Osier … full name is Lian Bianca Osier pipeline of fencers, joining current fencers … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as Sarah Borrmann, Eileen Hassett, Avery Zuck and an American studies major. Kevin Hassett who have trained at OFR … secured first place in the Cadet Division at the 2007 North American Cup in Dallas, Texas … later earned a top-25 finish (22nd) at the Cadet World Cup in Konin, Poland … in 2008, secured three top-10 finishes, including earning a runner-up result in Division 1 Team Sabre at the North American Cup in Portland, Ore. … other two top-10 finishes came at the North American Cup in St. Louis, Mo. (sixth) and the Junior World Cup in Montreal, Canada (eighth) … has been ranked in the top 50 of the junior rankings over the span of the last five months according to the FIE rankings … climbed to 210th in the senior rankings as of March 24, 2009 … was the recipient of the Oregon Fencing Alliance Sportsmanship Award in 2007 along with serving as an Athlete Representative to the Board of Directors (2007-present) … current Irish fencers

Women’s Sabre Team (left to right, kneeling): Lian Osier, Kathryn Palazzoto, Colleen Dawes, Julia Kohn (standing): Head coach/sabre specialist Janusz Bednarski, Marta Stepien, Danielle Guilfoyle, Eileen Hassett, Abigail Nichols, Sarah Borrmann, Beatriz Almeida, Assistant coach/sabre specialist Ian Farr

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Brent Kelly 5th-Year Senior Grapevine, Texas Grapevine H.S.

AS A SENIOR: Did not see action during his senior campaign.

KELLY'S CAREER RECORD Year 2009 2010 Career

W 27 -27

L 14 -14

Pct .659 -.659

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AS A JUNIOR: Went 27-14 in the regular season before finishing sixth at the Midwest Regional … began his Irish career by going 2-4 at the St. John’s Duals … went 1-2 at the NYU Invitational … earned an important win against thirdranked Ohio State in the NYU Invitational, beating Jason Pryor to tie the bout at 7-7 … finished 6-4 at the Northwestern Duals, including a 2-0 record versus North Carolina … posted a 3-3 mark at the Duke Duals … had an impressive performance at the Notre Dame Duals, finishing 15-1 on the weekend … went 3-0 against both San Diego and Oberlin … finished 14th at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships … in the direct elimination portion of the tournament, took out Lawrence’s Jordan Severson by a 15-4 margin and proceeded to knock out teammate Andrew Seroff, 15-9, before falling to top-seeded Jason Pryor of Ohio State in the round of 16 by a score of 15-10 … finished in sixth place at the NCAA Midwest Regionals after losing to Notre Dame teammate Greg Schoolcraft, 15-14, in the fifth place bout … his lone win in the direct-elimination portion of the regional came against Cleveland State’s John PREP & PERSONAL: Trained at the Gold Blade Marshall, 15-6. Fencing Club while in high school … member BEFORE NOTRE DAME: Transfer from Columbia of the National Honor Society and a National … finished sixth in epee at the 2008 NCAA Merit Finalist while at Grapevine … son of LawRegionals to qualify for the NCAA rence and Joan Kelly … has two sisters and a brother … uncle, Allen Jones, played football at Championships. Florida … born May 2, 1988, in Keflavik, Iceland … mechanical engineer major enrolled in the College of Engineering.

Men’s Epee Team (left to right): Greg Schoolcraft, Michael Rossi, Chris Pinkowski, Chris Pfarr, Andy Seroff, assistant coach/epee specialist Marek Stepien, Conor Gettings, Jack Piasio, Jacob Osborne, James Kaull (not pictured: Brent Kelly)

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Student-Athletes Jacob Osborne Senior Colleyville, Texas Faith Christian H.S. Gold Blade Fencing Center

HONORS & AWARDS MFC Epee Third-Place Finisher (2009) First Team All-MFC (2009) Epeeist who did not begin fencing until the age of 15 but began his college career listed ninth on the USFA rankings for Under-20 men’s epeeists … employs a German style of fencing, due to his training under 1986 U.S. Olympian Jim Carpenter (who lived in Germany for several years) … an offensive-oriented epeeist who relies on blade speed and strong parries … has a short attack but able to quickly close distance … fenced at Junior World Cup in Bratislava, Slovakia (127th out of 159; Oct. ’07). AS A JUNIOR: Completed the season with a 32-14 regular season record and a 22nd-place finish at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championship … started the season at the NYU Invitational going undefeated against Yale … continued the tournament posting a 5-1 victory in his solo bout vs. Stevens Tech and a single bout victory against St. John’s … went 6-2 at the St. John’s Challenge, clinching a victory over Harvard, posting a 2-0 record over Penn State and notching two victories against Columbia … recorded two victorious bouts over Detroit, San Diego, and Johns Hopkins at the Northwestern Duals to help the Irish post epee wins against each of those squads … went 11-0 at the Notre Dame Duals, tallying single epee wins versus Lawrence, Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Illinois, Chicago, Cleveland State and Detroit … posted three bout victories over Purdue during the tournament … clinched a victory against Purdue’s Jeremy Kane for the Irish epee win over the Boilermakers … defeated David Sirkin of OSBORNE’S CAREER RECORD Year 2009 2010 Career

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W 36 32 68

L 17 14 31

Pct. .679 .696 .747

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Indiana (15-13) to move on to the round of 32 at the Midwest Fencing Championships, before falling to Slava Zingerman of Wayne State (15-10). AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the year with a 36-17 regular season record … opened his season with an 8-7 record at the NYU Invitational … went 8-2 at the Northwestern Duals, including going undefeated against Wayne State (3-0) and Johns Hopkins (2-0) … clinched Notre Dame’s victory over co-number one ranked Penn State at the Northwestern Duals with a 5-4 win over James Moody … led the Irish men’s epee team with a 20-8 record at the Notre Dame Duals … went 3-0 against both Northwestern and Michigan State at the Notre Dame Duals … made a run to the semifinals of the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships to earn first-team all-conference honors … entered the direct elimination portion of the conference championships tied for the tenth seed, which gave him a bye in the round of 128 … in the round of 64, downed Brian Flick of Xavier, 15-4, before taking out Northwestern’s Michael Nussbaum, 15-6, in the round of 32 … knocked out Irish teammate Conor Gettings, 15-9, in the round of 16 before upsetting top-seeded Jason Pryor of rival Ohio State, 15-12, to advance to the semifinals … lost to Ohio State’s Igor Tolkachev, 15-12, in the semis … finished 10th at the NCAA Midwest Regionals. AS A FRESHMAN: Did not compete in NCAA play for the Irish … competed in a Junior World Cup event in Budapest on Jan. 1, 2008 … finished 124th of 208 competitors. PREP & PERSONAL: Attended three years at Faith Christian School before opting to be home-schooled in 2006-07 (he was only one class shy of the graduation requirements) … the home-schooling schedule allowed him more flexibility in his training and competition during 2006-07 … was able to compete in various 2006-07 World Cup events throughout Europe, in addition to training in Switzerland at the home club of Max Heinzer (the world’s #1-ranked junior-level epeeist) and Marcel Fischer (2004 Olympic gold medalist in epee)

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… also spent time during 2006-07 training at the New York Athletic Club and the Olympic Training Center (in Colorado Springs) … competed in five different countries in five-month span, including Junior World Cups in: Bratislava, Slovakia (73rd of 171; Oct. ’06); Laupheim, Germany (87th of 131; Nov.); Tourcoing, France (96th of 106; Dec.); Goteborg, Sweden (56th of 133; Feb. ’07); and Bale, Switzerland (79th of 147; Feb.) … won the 2006 Junior Pan-Am Games (in San Antonio) while finishing as runner-up at the 2006 Junior Olympics (in Hartford, Conn.) and placing fifth at 2007 Summer Nationals (Miami) … combined with his coach Carpenter (who fenced in the event) and Shackleford to finish second in the overall men’s epee competition at the 2005 USFA Summer Nationals (Sacramento, Calif.) … also finished in top-16 of the U-20 men’s epee competition at ’05 Summer Nationals … placed 45th at 2006 Cadet World Cup in Montreal (Jan.), matching his finish the previous year in Budapest CWC … second at 2005 Longhorn State Open … played several years of roller hockey as a right wing prior to taking up fencing … helped win five straight hockey league titles (1999-2003) … played as a 13- and 14-year old on 18-andunder hockey teams … also an excellent swimmer, certified life guard, scuba diver and avid wake-boarder … born March 27, 1989, in Dallas, Texas … son of Kerry and Jill Osborne … full name is Jacob Mikhail Osborne … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a psychology major.


Andy Seroff Senior Boulder, Colo. Boulder H.S. Northern Colorado Fencers

HONORS & AWARDS Team Captain (2010) AS A JUNIOR: Completed the 2009-10 season with a 24-13 record as the 2010 team captain … took tenth at the NCAA Midwest Regionals … began the season going 3-3 at the NYU Invitational, clinching a win over Columbia … went 2-4 at the St. John’s Challenge … recorded an 8-4 finish at the Northwestern Duals, posting a perfect 2-0 record against San Diego … tallied an 11-2 record at the Notre Dame Duals, nabbing 2-0 wins versus Cleveland State and Purdue and clinching the win for the Irish over Cleveland State … took 17th place at the NCAA Midwest Conference Championships, falling in the round of 32 to Ohio State’s Dylan Walrond 15-13 … honored with the Steve Donlon Men’s Epee Leadership Award. AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the regular season with a 20-15 record … opened his season at the NYU Invitational, finishing 8-7 … posted perfect 3-0 records against Yale and Stevens Tech at the NYU Invitational … went 5-5 at the Northwestern Duals … finished 1-2 at the Duke Duals … posted a 6-1 record at the Notre Dame Duals … earned his 50th career victory at the Notre Dame Duals … advanced to the round of 32 at the Midwest Conference Championships with a win over Iowa’s Nicholas Beatty, 15-4, in the round of 64. AS A FRESHMAN: NCAA Midwest Regionals seventh-place finisher … posted a 34-5 (.872) record in regular season bouts … had the fourth-highest win total on the men’s epee SEROFF’S CAREER RECORD Year 2008 2009 2010 Career

W 34 20 24 78

L 5 15 13 33

Pct. .872 .840 .764 .703

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team (third-highest among 2008-09 returnees) … posted a 15-2 record at the Notre Dame Duals, helping the Irish to a dominating 75-15 record in epee at the event … at NCAA Regionals, posted a 1-5 record in pool play, with his one win coming over Ohio State’s Jason Pryor to get the 11th seed in direct elimination … fell to Irish teammate Greg Schoolcraft in first elimination bout, 15-9 … came back in the repechage with a 15-4 win over Wayne State’s Joe Fresard and a 15-14 win over fourthseeded Mykhalyo Mazur of Ohio State … defeated by Irish teammate Greg Howard in the quarterfinal bout, 15-8 … ended his run at regionals with a win over Ohio State’s Bishara Korkor to finish in seventh. PREP & PERSONAL: Trained with Northern Colorado Fencers (coached by Gary Copeland) while in high school … placed 58th in 171-fencer field at Jr. World Cup in Bratislava, Slovakia (Oct. ’06)… fenced at Jr. World Cup in Louisville, Ky., in 2004 … competed at international junior-level/U-20 event in Catania, Italy (44th; Dec. ’05), also fencing at cadet/U-17 tournaments in Montreal (27th; Jan. ’06) and Budapest (103rd; Oct. ’05) … fenced at Canadian circuit event in Montreal (Oct. ’04), placing 57th overall (20th U-20; 7th U-17) … his 2006-07 USFA events included North American Cups in Richmond, Va. (44th overall, of 211; Dec.) and Columbus, Ohio (66th/250; Jan.), plus the annual Jr. Olympics (40th/228; Feb.) and Summer Nationals (Miami) – where he was member of third-place U-20 team and part of 10th-place team overall (also 59th in U-20 individual bouts) … his 2005-06 results: 25th overall (23rd U-20) at Albuquerque N.A.C. (Nov.); 103rd of 199 at Pittsburgh N.A.C. (Dec.); 59th/215 (19th U-20) at Houston N.A.C. (Jan.); 24th/234 in U-20s at Jr. Olympics (Hartford, Conn.; Feb.; also 68th in U-17s); and 19th in U-20s at ’06 Summer Nationals (Atlanta), where he also was member of winning team in overall men’s epee (6th for U-20 team) … his 2004-05 bouts: 20th in U-20s at N.A.C. in Overland Park, Kan.; 15th in U-17s (58th U-20s) at Jr. Olympics (Arlington, Texas); sixth in d-2 event at Denver N.A.C.; and another overall team title at Summer Nationals (Sacramento, Calif.; third in U-17

individual) … fenced at three 2003-04 events: N.A.C. in Overland Park, Kan. (third in Y-14 event), Atlanta N.A.C. (fifth Y-14) and ’04 Summer Nationals (Charlotte, N.C.), where he placed 10th in U-16, 11th in Y-14, 11th in d-3 and 23rd in d-2 … had pair of matching fifthplace finishes at 2002-03 N.A.C.’s in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and Overland Park … runner-up at 2005 Colorado Youth Tournament (sixth at ’05 Colorado Cup) … won U-16 event at 2004 Colorado J.O.’s qualifier (fifth in U-20s) … placed 15th in open competition at 2004 Rocky Mountain Sectional (5th U-19s) … won Y-12 event at 2002 Pacific Coast Championship and was season-point champion for 2002 Bay City Circuit in California (Y-12) … accomplished jazz-band saxophonist whose musical talents include playing piano, drums and guitar … performed with Boulder Jazz in Norway and Germany (during 2007) … award-winning photographer and member of student radio/TV production at Boulder High School … born July 10, 1989, in San Jose, Calif. … son of Nicholas and Karen Seroff … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a music major.

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Student-Athletes Greg Schoolcraft Senior San Jose, Calif. Archbishop Mitty H.S.

HONORS & AWARDS NCAA 12th-Place Finisher (2010) NCAA 18th-Place Finisher (2009) Third Team All-American (2010) Second Team All-MFC (2008, 2009) AS A JUNIOR: Completed his junior campaign with a record of 58-25 and a 12th-place finish at the 2010 NCAA Championships … posted a record of 11-7 at the NYU Invitational to open the season, recording perfect 3-0 ledgers against Columbia and St. John’s … tallied a 5-5 SCHOOLCRAFT’S CAREER RECORD Year 2008 2009 2010 Career

W 24 38 58 120

L 16 19 25 60

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record at the St. John’s Challenge, posting a perfect 3-0 record against Columbia … totaled an 18-12 finish at the Northwestern Duals, recording perfect 3-0 wins versus Detroit and Cleveland State … led the Irish at the Notre Dame Duals, going 24-1 and clinching victories over Lawrence and Michigan, while also posting perfect 3-0 wins against Lawrence, Northwestern, Michigan State, Illinois, Chicago, Cleveland State and Indiana … took 18th, behind teammate Andrew Seroff, at the Midwest Conference Championships after defeating Wisconsin’s Gavin Bailey in the round of 64 (15-7) … earned the silver medal at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, losing to Ohio State’s Igor Tolkachev, 15-5, in the final … took 12th at the NCAA Championships with a record of 12-11 in round robin play, while also earning third team All-America recognition … dubbed winner of elimination at that tournament tied for the fourth seed to earn a bye into the round of 64, the Yves Auriol Award. in which he defeated Luke Schweiterman of AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the regular Xavier, 15-3 ... then he knocked off Michigan’s season with a 24-16 record ... had nine wins at Marvin Lowenthal, 15-4, in the round of 32 and the NCAA Championships to place 18th ... Michigan’s Bill Kolodzey, 15-9, in the round of opened his season by going 5-3 at the North- 16 ... knocked out by Wayne State’s Slava Zingwestern Duals ... posted perfect 2-0 records erman in a close bout, 15-12, in the quarterfiagainst North Carolina and Johns Hopkins ... nals ... had a strong showing for the Irish at the finished 6-3 at the Duke Duals ... clinched Notre NCAA Midwest Regional, finishing fifth ... after Dame’s 14-13 win over tenth-ranked Duke at losing to Ohio State’s Jason Pryor in the first the Duke Duals with a come-from-behind, match in the final eight, rallied off two wins to sudden death win over Jonathan Parker (5-4) ... take fifth ... in the fifth-place bout, downed recorded his 50th career win at the Duke Duals teammate Brent Kelly in a closely contested ... went 7-4 at the Notre Dame Duals ... made a match that went down to the wire, 15-14 ... run to the quarterfinals in the Midwest Fencing went 9-14 at the NCAA Championships to place Conference Championships to earn second- 18th. team All-Conference honors ... entered direct

SCHOOLCRAFT IN THE NCAAS (21-22); -19 IN TOUCHES) 2009: 9-14 round robin (-12 in touches) Karol Kostka (Notre Dame) Igor Tolkachev (Ohio State) Mykhaylo Mazur (Wayne State) Jason Pryor (Ohio State) Slava Zingerman (Wayne State) Benji Ungar (Harvard) Stanley Vaksman (St. John’s) Karl Harmenberg (Harvard) Graham Wicas (Princeton) Benjamin Wieder (Pennsylvania) Mike Elfassy (Princeton) Max Dettlinger (Penn State) Jonathan Parker (Duke) James Moody (Penn State) Clayton Kenney (Stanford) Peter French (Air Force) Kevin Mo (Stanford) Michael Pearce (Yale) Nicholas Vomero (St. John’s) Alexander Cohen (Yale) Dwight Smith (Colorado) Daniel Trapani (Air Force) Lorenzo Casertano (Colorado) • Finished 18th

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L, 1-5 L, 2-5 L, 3-5 5-4 L, 4-5 L, 4-5 5-4 L, 4-5 L, 3-4 L, 4-5 5-3 5-4 5-3 L, 2-5 L, 4-5 5-4 L, 0-1 L, 1-5 5-3 L, 3-5 L, 3-4 5-2 5-4

2010: 12-11 round robin (-7 in touches) Marco Canevari (Ohio State) Igor Tolkachev (Ohio State) Justin Dion (Sacred Heart) Kian Ameli (Stanford) Kevin Mo (Stanford) William Bedor (Brandeis) Karl Harmenberg (Harvard) James Howrot (Harvard) Dwight Smith (Columbia) Daniel Trapani (Air Force) Peter French (Air Force) Eric Hsieh (North Carolina) Nicholas Vomero (St. John’s) Marat Israelian (St. John’s) Byron Neslund (NYU) James Kaull (Notre Dame) Viacheslav Zingerman (Wayne State) Brian Heflich (Penn State) Nick Chinman (Penn State) Tristan Jones (Duke) Jonathan Yergler (Princeton) Graham Wicas (Princeton) Jacob Wischnia (Pennsylvania) • Finished 12th

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AS A FRESHMAN: Finished the year 38-19 ... second-place finisher at the NCAA Midwest Regionals ... went 3-3 in the opening rounds of the regionals ... had direct-elimination wins over Notre Dame teammate Andrew Seroff (15-9) and Ohio State’s Jason Pryor (15-11) ... beat Pryor (15-12) in the quarterfinals before going on to defeat Notre Dame teammate Greg Howard (15-10) in the semifinals ... ended his season with a 15-8 loss to teammate Karol Kostka in the finals ... also finished third at the Penn State Open ... finished 7-3 at the Notre Dame Duals ... went 12-5 at the NYU Duals ... finished 7-0 in Sunday competition at the Penn State Duals. PREP & PERSONAL: Fenced four years for a club team while in high school ... team captain as a sophomore, junior and senior ... coached by Alexander Maximovich ... finished all four years in the national rankings ... full name is Gregory Jordan Schoolcraft ... born August 19, 1989 in San Jose, Calif. ... son of Hal and Heidi Schoolcraft ... has one sister, Allyson ... an aerospace engineer major enrolled in the College of Engineering.


James Kaull Sophomore Washington, D.C. Woodrow Wilson H.S.

HONORS & AWARDS NCAA 10th-Place Finisher (2010) Third Team All-American (2010) Second Team All-MFC (2010) RECENT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RESULTS: Placed eighth at the Young Lions World Cup in Helsinki, Finland on Dec. 4, 2010, earning 14 points toward national rankings. AS A FRESHMAN: Ended his first season for the Irish with a record of 49-13 and a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Championships … posted a 12-5 record at the NYU Invitational, clinching the win and posting a 2-0 record against Stevens Tech … tallied a 10-2 record at the St. John’s Challenge, posting a clinching win for the Irish against Harvard and recording perfect 3-0 records versus Penn State and Columbia … totaled 20 wins out of 26 bouts at the Northwestern Duals, clinching the win against John Hopkins, with a 5-3 victory over Kevin Hughes, and Wayne State, defeating Slava Zingerman, 5-3 … completed the Notre Dame Duals with a perfect 5-0 record, dominating Wisconsin’s Gavin Bailey 5-1 to clinch the win and later clinching the Irish win over Illinois … posted victories in pool play to gain a spot in the Midwest Conference Championships where he finished tied for fifth with Ohio State’s Trevor Pedersen … took seventh at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, defeating teammate Jacob Osbourne 15-8 … completed the NCAA Championships as 10th best epeeist with a round robin record of 12-11 and a -7 indicator. KAULL’S CAREER RECORD Year 2010

W 49

L 13

Pct. .790

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PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Woodrow Wilson Senior High School where he played on the freshman baseball team … sat as high as 27th in the national junior rankings according to the FIE rankings … since 2007 has recorded six top-25 finishes on the international circuit, including winning at the 2007 Junior World Circuit in Montreal, Canada … earned back-toback top-20 results in JWC action at events from Laupheim, Germany (19th) and Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy (18th) … earned his highest mark of 2009 at the JWC tournament from Budapest, Hungary, as he finished in fifth place … also was a member of the DCFC team that placed first at the 2008 Summer Nationals … born in Washington, D.C., on July 7, 1991 … son of Jim and Nina Kaull … full name is James Turner Kaull III … uncle, Donald Kaull, played basketball for Rhode Island … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.

KAULL IN THE NCAAS 2010: 12-12 round robin (+10 in touches) Marco Canevari (Ohio State) 4-3 Igor Tolkachev (Ohio State) L, 4-5 Justin Dion (Sacred Heart) L, 4-5 Kian Ameli (Stanford) 5-0 Kevin Mo (Stanford) L, 0-1 William Bedor (Brandeis) 5-2 Karl Harmenberg (Harvard) 3-2 James Howrot (Harvard) 5-3 Dwight Smith (Columbia) L, 2-3 Daniel Trapani (Air Force) 5-3 Peter French (Air Force) L, 4-5 Eric Hsieh (North Carolina) L, 2-3 Nicholas Vomero (St. John’s) 1-1 Marat Israelian (St. John’s) L, 2-5 Byron Neslund (NYU) 5-0 Greg Schoolcraft (Notre Dame) 5-1 Viacheslav Zingerman (Wayne State) L, 4-5 Brian Heflich (Penn State) 5-4 Nick Chinman (Penn State) L, 2-5 Tristan Jones (Duke) 5-1 Jonathan Yergler (Princeton) L, 3-5 Graham Wicas (Princeton) L, 1-5 Jacob Wischnia (Pennsylvania) 4-3 • Finished 10th

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Student-Athletes Steve Kubik Senior San Antonio, Texas Reagan H.S. Kanza Fencing Center

HONORS & AWARDS NCAA Eighth-Place Finisher (2008) Second Team All-American (2008) MFC Foil Third-Place Finisher (2008, 2009, 2010) First Team All-American MFC (2008, 2009, 2010) Resilient foilist whose battling style meshes well with the NCAA five-touch bout format … boasts extremely quick hands and reflexes … a clever tactician on the strip who makes effective use of in-bout calculations, allowing him to properly judge distance and complete proper actions for the situation … has exciting combination of speed, size (6-3), strength and an aggressive approach to his offense … looking to capitalize on his past fencing experience with his brother, assistant coach Gia Kvaratskhelia (his former club coach at the Kanza Fencing Club in Salina, Kansas) … his father Wendell Kubik competed and coached at Air Force while his youngest brother Nick is currently a freshman on the Irish foil squad … joined his brother Mark as part of three-fencer Kanza foil team that finished fifth of 33 teams at 2007 Summer Nationals in Miami (that same Kanza team won the bronze in 2006) … placed 17th individually in U-20 field at ’06 Summer Nationals (20th among all men’s foilists) … placed 14th at the annual Penn State Open (fall of 2007), after losing a 13-15 bout to Ohio State’s Andras Horanyi (the 2007 NCAA champ). AS A JUNIOR: Totaled a 35-7 record at the completion of the 2010 season and earned the bronze medal at the Midwest Conference Championships … finished with a 9-1 record at the NYU Invitational, posting perfect bout records against Yale, Columbia, Stevens Tech, St. John’s and NYU and clinching wins against Yale’s Andrew Holbrook, and NYU’s Oung-Jo Yuh … went 5-1 at the St. John’s Challenge, KUBIK’S CAREER RECORD Year 2008 2009 2010 Career

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W 42 30 35 107

L 9 6 7 22

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posting a perfect 3-0 record vs. Harvard as well as clinching wins over Harvard’s Long Ouyang and Columbia’s Terence Kim … tallied a 12-6 record at the Northwestern Duals, clinching a win against Ohio State and posting a perfect 3-0 record against Johns Hopkins … completed the Notre Dame Duals with a perfect 9-0 record with a clinching win over Illinois’ Tom Fornamder and Chicago’s Nolan Epstein … began the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships with a bye before defeating Raphael Yu of Minnesota (round of 64), Jonathan Kim of Northwestern (round of 32), Nicholas Crebs of Notre Dame (round of 16) and Joe Streb of Ohio State (round of 8), before falling to teammate Enzo Castellani in the semifinal round, placing him tied for third at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships with Colin Sutter of Ohio State … finished out the year earning ninth at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, defeating Detroit’s Brad Coon, 15-14 … honored with the DeCicco/Langford Award. AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the year with a 30-6 record … began his season by going 14-1 at the Northwestern Duals … at the Northwestern Duals, had perfect performances against Johns Hopkins (2-0), Northwestern (3-0), Cleveland State (2-0), North Carolina (2-0), Wayne State (2-0) and Detroit (2-0) … went 6-3 at the Duke Duals … finished 11-1 at the Notre Dame Duals, including 3-0 against Lawrence … clinched Notre Dame’s 15-12 victory over seventh-ranked Stanford at the Notre Dame Duals

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with a 5-3 win over Julian Jennings-White … made a run to the semifinals of the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships to earn first-team all conference honors … in the direct elimination portion of the championships, had a first round bye before beating Zak Stromquist of Minnesota, 15-1, in the round of 64 and Justin Schaudt of Michigan State, 15-0, in the round of 32 … then beat Wisconsin’s Ryan Petty, 15-4, and teammate Nicholas Crebs, 15-8, to advance to the semifinals … fell to eventual champion Andras Horanyi of Ohio State in the finals (15-8). AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in 22 meets on the fencing season in the foil, earning a final regular season record of 42-9 (.823) … opened the season by registering an individual 9-3 record at the NCAA Western Invitational, an event which saw the Irish, as a team, earn a 4-1 mark as well … went 7-2 at the New York University Dual, posting a perfect slate in four of the five matches at the event and helped the team go 5-1 on the day … earned a 16-3 record at the Northwestern Duals, including going a perfect 3-0 against both Cal State Fullerton and Cal Tech at the event … Irish team posted an overall 8-2 mark at the event as well … helped the foil team post an overall 70-20 mark at the Notre Dame Duals by posting an individual mark of 10-1 at the event … also helped the team to a perfect showing, going 10-0 versus the competition … reached the Midwest Conference Championships semifinals as the #5


seed before losing to his brother, Mark, 15-14 in their dual … notched a 5-1 record in pool matches with his only defeat coming to Ohio State’s Colin Sutter (5-4) at the Midwest Regionals … earned the bronze medal after falling to teammate Zach Schirtz in the semifinals but rebounded to defeat Ohio State’s Ben Parkins (15-13) in the consolation match … helped his team to a second-place finish, behind Ohio State, at the NCAA championships with a team score of 176 … posted a record of 13-10 at the NCAAs individually and earned an eighth place finish … rewarded for his efforts in being named as a first team all-Midwest Conference member as well as a second team All-American. PREP & PERSONAL: Started fencing at age five, when his family lived in southern Germany for three years at the Fechter Ring of AlbstadtEbingen … played youth soccer in Schwenningen-Baden … continued to compete in soccer, baseball and fencing after moving to San Antonio before specializing in fencing in middle school … coached by his father Wendall Kubik while training with Palo Alto Fencers club (part of San Antonio Sports Foundation’s Community Olympic Development Program) … that club became Dreams for Youth Fencing Center in 2002 … SASF is supported by the USOC and provides opportunities in Olympic sports to youth in economically disadvantaged

communities … participated at SASF’s “Inner City Games,” sponsored by Arnold Schwarzenegger … trained with Andrei Samorodov at Alamo Fencing Academy … attended summer fencing camps at Kanza Fencing Club in Salina, Kansas (’04-’07), coached by current ND assistant Kvaratskhelia … worked with former members of Soviet junior national team such as Kvaratskhelia, Soviet champion Slava Grigoriev, and Andrei Samorodov … graduated from Ronald Reagan High School … top results in 2006-07 included: seventh at Junior World Cup in Madrid, Spain (Nov. ’06); 23rd in overall men’s foil field at North American Cup (N.A.C.) in Richmond, Va. (Dec. ’06); and 91st at Junior World Cup in Bratislava (Oct. ’06) … his ’05-’06 season (ranked #14 among U.S. U-17s) included: sixth in U-20 men’s foil and 14th among U-17s at 2006 Junior Olympics in Hartford, Conn.; 73rd at U-17 World Cup in Koblenz, Germany; 141st at Junior World Cup in Budapest (Jan ’06); 11th in U-19 men’s foil (also third among all men’s foil teams) at the 2006 Summer Nationals (Atlanta); 23rd in overall men’s foil bouts at the N.A.C. in Sacramento, Calif. (April ’06) … fenced foil and epee in early years … his ’04-’05 results included: fifth overall, 21st in U-19 and 11th in U-16 men’s foil at Summer Nationals (Sacramento) … in ’03-’04, he won D-2 men’s epee at N.A.C. in Arlington while placing 25th in U-14 Atlanta N.A.C. … U-14 runner-up in men’s epee and 14th in U-14 men’s foil at N.A.C. in

Overland Park, Kan. (Oct. ’03) … his earliest results included: 22nd in U-14 foil at 2003 Summer Nationals; ninth in U-12 foil at 2002 Summer Nationals (Greenville, S.C.); runner-up in U-12 foil at Louisville N.A.C. (April ’02); 5th in U-12 foil at N.A.C. in Saratoga Springs, Calif. (Jan. ’02); seventh in U-10 foil at N.A.C. in Orlando (May 2000); U-10 runner-up in foil and third in U-10 epee at N.A.C. in St. Paul, Minn. (Oct ’99); eighth in U-10 epee and 28th in U-10 foil at ’99 Summer Nationals (Charlotte, N.C.) … his father, Wendell, was the 1981 Air Force fencing captain and placed 10th in NCAA foil … younger brother, Nick, was fifth in U-17 foil at ’07 Junior Olympics (Denver) and 16th at U-17 World Cup in Koblenz, Germany (Jan. ’07) … USFA-certified referee who has volunteered at various fencing camps … member of National Honor Society … graduated first in his class … placed second at Texas State German Competition (for extemporary speech) … grandfather Harold Yount was AllAmerica rifleman at Penn State (’41), a career Colonel and project manager for U.S. Army’s M-16 rifle … son of Wendell and Jeana Kubik … brother, Nick, currently member of Irish foil squad … full name is Steven John Kubik … born October 2, 1989, in Colorado Springs … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as an accounting major.

KUBIK IN THE NCAAS 2008: 13-10 round robin (+1 in touches) Zach Schirtz (Notre Dame) L, 3-5 Kurt Getz (Columbia) 5-4 Andras Horanyi (Ohio State) L, 1-5 Ben Parkins (Ohio State) 5-0 Sherif Farrag (Columbia) 5-2 Benjamin Dorn (San Diego) 5-3 Phil Arredondo (Stanford) 5-3 Richard Fulton (Stanford) 5-3 Lowden Charles (Stevens Tech) 5-4 John Gurrieri (Yale) L, 3-5 Nate Botwinick (Yale) 5-2 Henry Kennard (St. John’s) L, 2-5 Will Friedman (Brandeis) L, 4-5 Eugene Vortsman (Brandeis) 5-2 Adam Pantel (Brown) L, 3-5 Long Ouyang (Harvard) 5-4 Kai Itameri-Kinter (Harvard) 5-4 Clayton Flanders (Princeton) 5-2 Nick Chinman (Penn State) L, 0-5 Samuel Perkins (Penn State) L, 4-5 Ron Berkowsky (Pennsylvania) L, 0-5 Dorian Cohen (Duke) 5-4 Benjamin Hendricks (Duke) L, 3-5 • Finished 8th

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Student-Athletes Zach Schirtz Senior Rochester, N.Y. Greece Athena H.S. Rochester Fencing Club

HONORS & AWARDS Captain (2010) NCAA 11th-Place Finish (2008) Third Team All-American (2008) First Team All-MFC (2009) Second Team All-MFC (2008, 2010) AS A JUNIOR: Completed his junior campaign at 39-9 and finished seventh at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships … started the season with a 7-5 record at the NYU Invitational, posting a perfect 3-0 record against NYU … totaled a 5-3 record at the St. John’s Challenge, clinching a 5-3 win over Penn State’s Daniel Gomez and posting a 2-0 record to help the Irish take down Columbia … dominated at the Northwestern Duals with a 16-1 record, posting perfect 3-0 records against Detroit, Lawrence and Wayne State … aided the Irish with a clinching win versus Detroit … tallied an impressive 10-0 record at the Notre Dame Duals to complete the regular season, downing with perfect records … earned seventh at the Michigan, Michigan State, Illinois, Chicago, Midwest Fencing Conference Championships Cleveland State, Purdue and Detroit after being knocked out in the round of 8 (earning a bye and defeating Chicago’s Noah Epstein, Michigan State’s Zack Girouard, and Detroit’s SCHIRTZ’S CAREER RECORD Michael Purdy-Sachs prior to elimination) … Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish 2008 47 13 .810 11th took fifth at the NCAA Midwest Regionals 2009 28 9 .757 -defeating Ohio State’s Joe Doherty 15-12 and 2010 39 9 .813 -Cleveland State’s Liran Gross 15-8 … named the Career 114 29 .797 -recipient of both the Christopher Zorich and John Crikelair Awards.

record versus Wayne State … finished 5-4 at the Duke Duals … his run to the semifinals in the Midwest Conference Championships earned him first-team all-conference honors … entered the direct elimination round of the championships seeded first overall, which earned him a first round bye … then defeated Eduard Chavez of Case Western, 15-1, in the round of 64 and Wayne State’s Michael Ramlow, 15-4, in the round of 32 … knocked off Ohio State’s Colin Sutter, 15-7 in the round of 16 and teammate, Mark Kubik ,15-11, in the quarterfiAS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the regular nals to advance to the semifinals, where he fell season with a 28-9 record … opened the year to teammate Enzo Castellani, 15-8. with a 3-0 record at the NYU Invitational … also earned his 50th career win at the St. John’s AS A FRESHMAN: An 11th-place finisher at the Duals … led the Irish men’s foil team with a NCAA Championships, earning third-team All10-4 record at the NYU Invitational … in Notre America honors … posted 12 wins at the Dame’s come-from-behind win over Ohio State NCAAs, including wins over Columbia’s Sheriff at the NYU Invitational, gave the Irish the lead Farrag and Ben Parkins of Ohio State … finished for good with a 5-4 win over Colin Sutter … as the runner-up at NCAA Midwest Regionals went 9-2 at the Northwestern Duals, including … went 5-1 in pool play at regionals, including a 3-0 mark versus Northwestern and a 2-0 a 5-2 win over Irish teammate Jakub

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Jedrkowiak … earned the third seed in direct elimination … advanced to final with wins over Detroit’s Jamie Gawecki (15-5) and Jedrkowiak (15-11) … then beat Jedrkowiak, 15-13, and teammate Steve Kubik, 15-12, in the semifinals … downed in the final by Ohio State’s Andras Horanyi, 15-14 … posted an overall record of 47-11 (.810) in regular season bouts … his 47 wins were the most on the foil squad … went 14-0 at the Notre Dame Duals, helping the men’s foilists to a 70-20 mark at the event … posted an 8-4 record at the Northwestern Duals … went 10-2 at the NYU Duals … opened his collegiate dual-season career with a 8-3 mark at Air Force’s Western Invite … had impressive runner-up finish at Penn State Open in fall of 2007, with dramatic quarterfinal win over Penn State’s Alex Salsman (15-14) and 15-13 semifinal with Yale’s Nate Botwinick before losing 6-15 final to Ohio State’s Andras Horanyi (’07 NCAA champ). PREP & PERSONAL: Started fencing at age five, at the Rochester Fencing Center (which remains his training club) … coached by Dr. Nat Goodhartz (a 2007 inductee into the USFA Fencing Hall of Fame) … entered first national competition as nine year-old, placing 14th at U-10 North American Cup in South Bend, Ind. … finished sixth overall in USFA’s 2006-07 point standings for U.S. Junior National Team … competed in several 2006-07 international tournaments: 28th in Madrid, Spain; 25th in Aix-En-Provence, France; and 55th in Come, Italy (also fenced at event in Modling, Austria) … placed 14th at 2006 U-20 Summer Nationals (also 29th in overall men’s foil bouts at that event) … his other 2006-07 national events included third-place finish at Jr. Olympics (Columbus, Ohio), 10th in overall foil standings at North American Cup (N.A.C.) in Richmond Va., and 13th in U-20 bouting at N.A.C. in Albuquerque N.M. … placed seventh overall at 2005-06 USFA Nationals (Atlanta), also finishing 19th overall at 2006 Summer Nationals, third at 2006 Jr. Olympics (Hartford, Conn.) and 16th overall at N.A.C. in Houston … his 2004-05 results included taking third at D-1A Nationals (Sacramento, Calif.) and being member of third-place foil team at 2005 Summer Nationals (also in Sacramento) … placed 14th at the 2005 Cadet (U-17) World Cup in Samaria, Slovakia … was runner-up in D-2 bouting at 2004 N.A.C. in Overland Park, Kan. … attended fencing camps at Westchester Fencing Club and the Northwest Fencing Center … competed in youth soccer, baseball and basketball before concentrating on fencing … graduated from Greece Athena High School, where his classmates included former Notre Dame baseball player Brian Dupra (one of the nation’s top-rated pitching prospects in 2007) … received the Presidential Award for

Outstanding Academic Excellence … member of National Honor Society … served as treasurer of Future Business Leaders of America at GAHS … graduated with 3.92 cumulative GPA … volunteered as youth counselor at sports Bible camp in Penfield, N.Y. … his sister, Alli Marie, was a five-time national epee champion, Jr. Olympic champ and member of 2002 U.S. Junior (U-20) and Cadet (U-17) National Teams … his cousin, Chris Trick (’06), was recent hockey defenseman at Notre Dame while another cousin, James Russell, was All-America baseball pitcher at Villanova … son of Charles and Jodi Schirtz … full name is Zachary William Schirtz … born November 2, 1988, in Rochester, N.Y. … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major.

SCHIRTZ IN THE NCAAS 2008: 12-11 round-robin (+9 in touches) Steve Kubik (Notre Dame) 5-3 Sherif Farrag (Columbia) 5-1 Ben Parkins (Ohio State) 5-0 Kurt Getz (Columbia) L, 0-5 Andras Horanyi (Ohio State) L, 1-5 Richard Fulton (Stanford) 5-1 Benjamin Dorn (San Diego) 5-1 Phil Arredondo (Stanford) L, 4-5 Nate Botwinick (Yale) 5-2 Lowden Charles (Stevens Tech) 5-4 John Gurrieri (Yale) L, 4-5 Eugene Vortsman (Brandeis) L, 4-5 Henry Kennard (St. John’s) L, 3-5 Will Friedman (Brandeis) L, 3-5 Kai Itameri-Kitner (Harvard) 5-2 Adam Pantel (Brown) 5-4 Long Onyang (Harvard) 5-1 Samuel Perkins (Penn State) 5-3 Clayton Flanders (Princeton) L, 4-5 Nick Chinman (Penn State) L, 2-5 Benjamin Hendricks (Duke) 5-0 Ron Berkowsky (Pennsylvania) L, 0-5 Dorian Cohen (Duke) L, 1-5 • Finished 11th

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Student-Athletes losing to David Willette (Penn State), 15-11, in finals … fell 15-5 to Ohio State’s Andras the semifinals … named the team’s Most Valu- Horanyi in the finals to claim second place … able Foilist. led the Irish men’s foil team at the NCAA Midwest Regionals with a bronze medal finish … in AS A FRESHMAN: Placed eighth at the NCAA final eight table, outlasted Meinhardt,15-13, to Championships to earn second-team All-Ameri- advance to the semifinals … in the semifinals, can honor … posted a 29-9 regular season lost to top-seeded and eventual champion record … led all Irish men’s foilists at the St. Andras Horanyi of Ohio State, 15-8 … beat Junior John’s Duals with a 5-1 record … earned his first teammate Reggie Bentley, 15-8, in the thirdcareer victory against Columbia’s Isaac Kim (5-1) place bout to claim the bronze … went 13-9 at Keller, Texas … went 9-2 at the NYU Invitational … in Notre the NCAA Championships to place eighth … Keller H.S. Dame’s come-from-behind win over Columbia beat eventual champion Nicholas Chinman of at the NYU Duals, gave Irish the lead for good Penn State, 5-0, in the round robin. with a 5-2 win over Sherif Farrag … finished 6-4 at the Northwestern Duals, including a 2-0 mark PREP & PERSONAL: Coached by Volodymyr against Johns Hopkins … led the Irish men’s foil Yefimov and trained at the Fencing Institute in team at the Duke Duals with an 8-1 record … Texas while in high school … qualified for 2008 HONORS & AWARDS went 9-2 at the Notre Dame Duals … made a U.S. National Foil Team … won the NAC Junior run to the finals of the Midwest Conference Tournament in Atlanta (2008) … finished NCAA Third-Place Finisher (2010) Championships to earn first-team all-confer- second at same event at senior level … gold NCAA Eighth-Place Finisher (2009) ence honors … in the championships, was medalist at the 2007 Cadet World Cup event First Team All-American (2010) seeded fifth after pool play, earning a first- held in Koblenz, Germany … finished in third Second Team All-American (2009) round bye … in the round of 64, knocked off place at the 2007 Cadet World Championships MFC Foil Runner-Up (2009, 2010) Azim Ghandi of Illinois, 15-3, before beating in Belek, Turkey … son of Fernando and Terry First Team All-MFC (2009, 2010) Zach Newman of Ohio State, 15-3, in the round Castellani … oldest of three siblings … born on AS A SOPHOMORE: Completed his sopho- of 32 … then beat Purdue’s Pavel Pruksakov, May 22, 1990 in Torrance, Calif. … enrolled in more campaign with a record of 38-6, a silver 15-3, to advance to the quarterfinals, where he the College of Arts and Letters as a design medal at the Midwest Conference Champion- knocked off Philip Chan of Illinois, 15-2 … major. ships, and a bronze medal at the NCAA Cham- defeated Notre Dame teammate Zach Schirtz pionships … started the season with a 9-1 in the quarterfinals,15-8, to advance to the record at the NYU Invitational, posting perfect records against Yale, Columbia, Stevens Tech, NYU and Ohio State … recorded a 6-1 record at the St. John’s Challenge, posting three wins CASTELLANI IN THE NCAAS (39-16; +65 IN TOUCHES) out of three bouts and clinching the win 2009: 13-9 round-robin (+25 in touches) 2010: 16-7 round robin (+40 in touches) against St. John’s … beat out his record at the Gerek Meinhardt (Notre Dame) L, 3-5 Vidur Kapur (Pennsylvania) L, 4-5 Northwestern Duals, posting an 11-4 record … Alexander Kao (New York) 5-0 Alex Simmons (Pennsylvania) L, 4-5 proved as dominant force at the Duals, clinchVidur Kapur (Penn) 5-1 Ben Van Son (Haverford) 5-2 ing wins over Stanford, Princeton, and Wayne Kai Itameri-Kinter (Harvard) 5-1 Alexander Mills (Princeton) 5-4 Zane Grodman (Penn) 5-1 David Mandle (Princeton) 5-3 State while also posting perfect 3-0 winning Adam Pantel (Brown) L, 3-5 Dorian Cohen (Duke) L, 3-5 records over Stanford and Wayne State … won Kurt Getz (Columbia) L, 3-5 Tommaso DiRobilant (Harvard) 5-3 all nine of his bouts at the Notre Dame Duals to Sherif Farrag (Columbia) 5-3 Hao Meng (Harvard) 5-1 aid the Irish in taking down Michigan, NorthJonathan Yu (Brown) 5-3 Philip Jamesson (NYU) 5-0 western, Wisconsin, Illinois, Chicago, Cleveland John Guerrieri (Yale) 5-2 Gerek Meinhardt (Notre Dame) L, 3-5 State, Indiana and Detroit … began the MidShiv Kachru (Yale) L, 1-5 Michael Fong (San Diego) L, 4-5 west Conference Championships with a bye, Will Friedman (Brandeis) L, 1-5 Miles Chamley-Watson (Penn State) L, 4-5 followed by victories over Indiana’s Ekram HosColin Sutter (Ohio State) L, 3-5 David Willette (Penn State) 5-3 sain, Northwestern’s Alex Dranove, Ohio State’s Andras Horanyi (Ohio State) L, 2-5 Kevin Nadeau (North Carolina) 5-1 Alexis Landreville (St. John’s) 5-1 John Gurrieri (Yale) 3-2 Ben Parkins, and Notre Dame’s Steve Kubik, Daniel Cohen (Duke) 5-2 Nathaniel Botwinick (Yale) 5-0 before being defeated by teammate Gerek Alex Khoshnevissian (Stanford) L, 4-5 Adam Pantel (Brown) 5-1 Meinhardt in the finals … took second at the Benjamin Dorn (San Diego) 5-0 Ben Parkins (Ohio State) 5-1 NCAA Midwest Regionals, losing to Meinhardt, Michael Fong (San Diego) 5-1 Colin Sutter (Ohio State) 5-1 15-10, in the final round … completed the year Alexander Mills (Princeton) 4-3 Liran Gross (Cleveland State) 5-3 by tying for a bronze medal at the NCAA ChamMiles Chamley-Watson (Penn State) L, 4-5 Alexis Landreville (St. John’s) L, 3-5 pionships with a round robin record of 16-7, Nicolas Chinman (Penn State) 5-0 Adam Watson (St. John’s) 5-2

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Nicholas Stockdale (Air Force)

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Reggie Bentley Junior Little Rock, Ark. Dupont Manuel (Ky.) H.S.

HONORS & AWARDS Second Team All-MFC (2009, 2010) AS A SOPHOMORE: Completed his second season with the Irish with a record of 33-8 and a fifth-place finish at the Midwest Conference Championships… started the season tallying a 6-3 record at the NYU Invitational, clinching the foil win over Stevens Tech for the Irish … went 4-2 at the St. John’s Challenge, winning two bouts against both St. John’s and Columbia … BENTLEY’S CAREER RECORD Year 2009 2010 Career

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racked up 16 victories out of 19 bouts at the Northwestern Duals, clinching victories vs. San Diego’s Benjamin Dorn and North Carolina’s David Skwerer … won all seven bouts at the Notre Dame Duals … began the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships with a bye … continued Midwest tournament with victories versus Jared Sivec (Detroit) in round of 64 (15-0), Jonathan Gately (Purdue) in round of 32 (15-4), and Calvin Rusiewski (Illinois) in round of 16 (15-6) before being ousted by Colin Sutter (0hio State), 15-10, in the quarterfinals. AS A FRESHMAN: Went 24-6 during the regular season before placing fourth at the NCAA Midwest Regionals … began his year at the St. John’s Duals, finishing 3-1 … earned his first career victory against Columbia’s Asher Grodman (5-1) … had a 5-2 showing at the NYU Invitational … went 6-2 at the Northwestern Duals, including 2-0 versus Lawrence … had an impressive performance at the Notre Dame Duals (9-1) … earned second-team all-conference honors at the Midwest Conference Championships with a sixth place finish … entered the direct elimination round off the tournament tied for the sixth seed … following a first round bye, beat Bowling Green’s Brent Ritchie, 15-0, in

the round of 64 and Michigan’s David Hughes, 15-3, in the round of 32 ... in the round of 16, faced Cleveland State’s Liran Gross, whom he defeated 15-10 … then lost to eventual champion Andras Horanyi of Ohio State, 15-5 … made a run to the semifinals of the NCAA Midwest Regionals to place fourth … in the round of eight at the regional, beat Ben Parkins of Ohio State, 15-11, to advance to the semifinals … fell to Colin Sutter of Ohio State, 15-13, in the semifinals … lost to teammate Enzo Castellani, 15-8, in the third-place bout. PREP & PERSONAL: Ranked 23rd in the world junior rankings … winner of two NAC tournaments in 2008 (one cadet and one junior) … coached in high school by Les Stawicki … member of the BETA Club while in high school … son of Rick and Shawne Bentley … youngest of three children … full name is Frederick Reginald Bentley III … born April 10, 1990 in Louisville, Ky. … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as part of the program of liberal studies.

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Student-Athletes Gerek Meinhardt Junior San Francisco, Calif. Lick-Wilmerding H.S. Massialas Foundation

HONORS & AWARDS 2008 U.S. Olympian NCAA Foil Champion (2010) NCAA Foil Runner-Up (2009) First Team All-American (2009, 2010) MFC Foil Champion (2010) First Team All-MFC (2010) RECENT NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL RESULTS: Became first American foilist to medal at the World Championships in the senior division, taking third at the 2010 competition in Paris and earning 60 points toward international ranking … also placed fifth at a North American Cup event in San Jose and ninth at a tournament in Isla De Margarita … ranked the 10th-best foilist in the senior division … placed second in the junior division at the World Championships held April 7, 2010 … member of 2008 U.S. Olympic Team in men’s foil … at the Olympics, beat Mostafa Nagaty of Egypt (15-3) in the round of 32 before falling to Jun Zhu of China (9-15) in the round of 16 … 2008 Junior Team World Champion … gold medalist at the 2007 Madrid Junior World Cup and the 2007 N.A.C. Senior Nationals in Tucson, Ariz. … won the 2007 U.S. Fencing National Championships in Miami, Fla., and the 2007 Senior Pan American Zonal Championship held in Mont-Tremblant, Canada … silver medalist at both the Burgsteinfurt Junior World Cup and the Bratislava Junior World Cup in 2007 … finMEINHARDT’S CAREER RECORD ished 28th at the 2007 World Championships Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish held in St. Petersburg, Russia, and fifth at the 2009 31 2 .919 2nd 2010 31 3 .912 -2007 Cuba Senior Grand Prix … gold medalist Career 62 5 .925 -at the 2006 Junior Pan America Zonal Championships held in San Antonio, Texas, the 2006 U.S. Fencing Junior Nationals held in Atlanta, Ga., and the N.A.C. Junior Nationals held in Houston, Texas … in 2006, finished third at the Madrid Junior Championship, fifth at the Montreal Junior World Cup and fifth at the Bratislava Junior World Cup.

and championship titles in the foil at both the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships and the NCAA Championships … posted a 12-1 record at the NYU Invitational, including matchclinching wins over Columbia’s Isaac Kim, St. John’s Adam Watson, and Ohio State’s Joe Streb … posted perfect 3-0 records versus Yale, Columbia, and Ohio State to start the season … won eight of nine bouts at the St. John’s Challenge, dominating St. John’s and Harvard by winning all three bouts against each squad … finished out the regular season with an 11-1 record at the Notre Dame Duals … crowned Midwest Fencing Conference Champion in the foil after downing Case Western’s Phil AS A SOPHOMORE: Completed his sophomore Ropelewski (round of 64), Purdue’s Pavel Prusacampaign with an impressive record of 31-3 kov (round of 32), Iowa’s Luke Voelz (round of

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16), Notre Dame’s Zach Schirtz (quarterfinals), Ohio State’s Colin Sutter (semifinals) and Notre Dame’s Enzo Castellani in the finals … won the NCAA Midwest Regionals, downing Detroit’s Michael Purdy (15-0), Ohio State’s Colin Sutter (15-12) and Notre Dame’s Enzo Castellani (1510) … defeated Penn State foilists Miles Chamley-Watson (15-11) and David Willette (15-9) to take the crown at the NCAA Championships … dubbed Knute Rockne Student-Athlete Award winner. AS A FRESHMAN: Placed second at the NCAA Championships to earn first-team All-American honors … went 31-2 during the regular season … began his college career at the Northwestern Duals, finishing 16-2 … earned his first career win against Johns Hopkins’ James Einseidler (5-0) … his 16 wins led all Irish men’s foilists and included a 3-0 record against Cleveland State and 2-0 marks versus Johns Hopkins, North Carolina, Detroit and Lawrence … turned in an impressive 15-0 performance at the Notre Dame Duals (including 3-0 records against both Lawrence and Cal Tech) … did not compete in the individual portion of the Midwest Conference Championships … placed fifth at the NCAA Midwest Regionals … after dropping his first final-eight bout in the regional to teammate Enzo Castellani, 15-13, won two straight to finish fifth … out-touched his final two opponents by a 30-3 margin, including a 15-3 win over Ohio State’s Ben Parkins in the fifth-place bout … went 19-3 in pool play at the NCAA Championship to advance to the men’s foil semifinals … in the semifinal, came back from an early 7-5 deficit against Columbia’s Kurt Getz to win 15-9 … met Penn State’s Nicholas Chinman in the gold medal bout … led Chinman 11-7 at the first break before falling in a closely contested bout, 15-14. PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from LickWilmerding High School in San Francisco, Calif., and UMOHS Online Distance Learning in 2008 … ranked 11th in the world senior rankings and fifth in the world junior rankings … became the youngest men’s foil national champion in U.S. fencing history after outdueling Kurt Getz at the 2007 Summer Nationals … also was the first male fencer (in any of the three disciplines: foil, epee, sabre) to earn a roster spot on the U.S. senior, junior (U-20) and cadet (U-17) national teams during the same season (06-07) … trained at the Massialas Foundation under the direction of Greg Massialas (the 1980, U.S. National Champion) … son of Kurt and Jane Meinhardt … born July 27, 1990, in San Francisco … has one sister, Katie, who played basketball at Boston University … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business while majoring in information technology management.

MEINHARDT IN THE NCAAS (36-9; +98 IN TOUCHES) 2009: 19-3 round-robin (+50 in touches) Enzo Castellani (Notre Dame) 5-3 Alexander Kao (New York) 5-0 Zane Grodman (Penn) 5-2 Vidur Kapur (Penn) 5-3 Kai Itameri-Kinter (Harvard) 5-3 Sherif Farrang (Columbia) 5-3 Adam Pantel (Brown) 5-4 Kurt Getz (Columbia) 5-3 Shiv Kachru (Yale) 5-1 Jonathan Yu (Brown) 5-1 John Gurrieri (Yale) 5-0 Andras Horanyi (Ohio State) 5-4 Will Friedman (Brandeis) 5-3 Colin Sutter (Ohio State) L, 2-5 Alexis Landreville (St. John’s) 5-3 Daniel Cohen (Duke) 5-2 Michael Fong (San Diego) 5-1 Alex Khoshnevissian (Stanford) 5-2 Benjamin Dorn (San Diego) 5-0 Nicholas Chinman (Penn State) L, 4-5 Alexander Mills (Princeton) 5-1 Miles Chamley-Watson (Penn State) L, 3-5 • Beat Getz (15-9) in semifinals • Lost to Chinman (14-15) in finals

2010: 17-6 round robin (+48 in touches) Vidur Kapur (Pennsylvania) 5-1 Alex Simmons (Pennsylvania) L, 3-5 Ben Van Son (Haverford) 5-2 Alexander Mills (Princeton) 5-2 David Mandle (Princeton) 5-1 Dorian Cohen (Duke) 5-1 Tommaso DiRobilant (Harvard) 5-1 Hao Meng (Harvard) 5-4 Philip Jamesson (NYU) L, 3-5 Enzo Castellani (Notre Dame) 5-3 Michael Fong (San Diego) 5-0 Miles Chamley-Watson (Penn State) L, 4-5 David Willette (Penn State) L, 1-5 Kevin Nadeau (North Carolina) 5-2 John Gurrieri (Yale) 5-0 Nathaniel Botwinick (Yale) L, 2-5 Adam Pantel (Brown) 5-1 Ben Parkins (Ohio State) L, 3-5 Colin Sutter (Ohio State) 5-1 Liran Gross (Cleveland State) 5-1 Alexis Landreville (St. John’s) 5-0 Adam Watson (St. John’s) 5-1 Nicholas Stockdale (Air Force) 5-2 • Beat Chamley-Waton in semifinals (15-11) • Beat Willette in finals (15-5)

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Student-Athletes Ariel DeSmet Freshman Troutdale, Ore. Reynolds H.S. Northwest Fencing Club

PREP & PERSONAL: Trained at the Northwest Fencing Club while attending Reynolds High School … captured the state championship each of his four years of high school … competed in junior events throughout his four years at Reynolds … finished 17th in the rankings during the ’06-07 season, including three top-10 finishes and a career best third-place result at the Comunidad de Madrid Nov. 18, 2006, earning 20 points toward rankings … secured 24 points toward his ranking at the Junior World Championships (April 13, 2007) in Belek, finishing ninth overall … competed at the Senior World Championships in Beijing in ’08 … also has been a member of four World teams, participated in the Junior Olympics and

captured a national championship … born in Troutdale, Ore., on July 7, 1990 … son of Lane and Christine DeSmet … full name is Ariel Anthony DeSmet … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

Men’s Foil Team (left to right, kneeling): Grant Hodges, Nicholas Kubik, Ryan Murphy, Ariel DeSmet (left to right, standing): Assistant coach/foil specialist Gia Kvaratskhelia, Gerek Meinhardt, Reggie Bentley, Ted Hodges, Zach Schirtz, Nicholas Crebs, Steve Kubik, Enzo Castellani

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Barron Nydam Senior Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Santa Fe Christian Spartak Fencing Club

HONORS & AWARDS NCAA Sixth-Place Finisher (2008) NCAA 10th-Place Finisher (2009, 2010) Second Team All-American (2008) Third Team All-American (2009, 2010) MFC Sabre Champion (2010) MFC Sabre Third-Place Finisher (2008) First Team All-MFC (2008, 2010) Second Team All-MFC (2009) Talented senior who combines with classmate Avery Zuck for yet another strong sabre duo … has tremendous natural speed and sturdy 6-1 frame … emotional competitor who should benefit as he gains experience on college level … served as alternate with U.S. team at 2005 Cadet/Under-17 World Championship. RECENT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RESULTS: Earned points to senior division ranking at back-to-back events, finishing 20th at the Isla De Margarita (June 13, 2010) and New York (June 18, 2010) … finished second at the October 2008 Junior World Cup Event held in Montreal … placed 46th out of 139 competitors at the Junior World Cup Event held in Dormagen, Germany in November of the same year… also finished 10th at the Goppingen, Germany Junior World Cup event held in January 2008 … competed in four Senior World Cup events during the 2008 season, topping out with a 24th-place finish at the Fencing World Cup event held in Venezuela in June … had a strong 12th-place finish (field of 56) in first Junior World Cup of season (in Odessa, Ukraine; Sept. ’06) … competed the next month at Junior World Cup in Sosnowiec, Poland (96th of 105) and then was 68th out of 133 fencers at the Junior World Cup in Dormagen, Germany (Nov.) … competed at a pair of World Cups to open NYDAM’S CAREER RECORD Year 2008 2009 2010 Career

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2007 (both in Jan.), placing 52nd out of 136 in Budapest and 13th in a field of 33 in Montreal … also fenced in the Las Vegas Senior Grand Prix (June ’07) and placed 74th among sabre fencers from all age groups (field of 99) … opened USFA competition in the 2006-07 season by placing 16th in large U-20 field (155) at the North American Cup in Albuquerque, N.M. (Nov. ’06) … fenced the next month at the N.A.C. in Richmond, Va., versus a talented overall men’s sabre field of 103 that included four current/future ND fencers among the top-30 finishers (Thanhouser eighth, Ghattas 22nd, Zuck 27th, Nydam 30th; no U-20 bouting) … went on to place 55th out of 141 total men’s sabreists at another elite-level N.A.C., in Columbus, Ohio (Jan. ’07; also 22nd out of 133 in U-20 bouts) and then was 18th out of 97 total men’s sabre entrants at N.A.C. in Tucson, Ariz. … added impressive fifth-place showing at Junior Olympics, in Denver (field of 179; Feb.) and then placed 18th in an overall field of 43 at 2007 Summer Nationals, in Miami (ninth among 107 in the U-19s). AS A JUNIOR: Took 10th at the NCAA Championships … completed the season with a record of 32-8 … started his junior campaign with a 13-4 record at the NYU Invitational, posting his first clinching win of the season against Yale, the Irish’s first opponent of the season … added another clinching win during the NYU Invitational by downing St. John’s Griffin Sweet and NYU’s Sam Roukas … earned an 8-4 record at the St. John’s Challenge, posting clinching wins in matchups with Adrian Lumley of St. John’s and Harry Lang of Columbia (5-3) … went 10-3 at the Northwestern Duals, downing Duke’s Tyler Hancock for the sabre clincher … took first at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, enjoying a bye before downing Iowa’s Adam Rains (15-7), Purdue’s Cedric Hall (15-14), Case Western’s Garret Singer (15-13), Notre Dame’s Marcel Frenkel (15-5), Ohio State’s Max Stearns (15-4) and Ohio State’s Bryan Cheney (15-14)… took fifth at the NCAA Midwest Regional, beating teammate Jason Choy, 15-7, to earn a spot at the NCAA Championships … placed fifth at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, defeating Ohio State’s Dexter Wilde 15-5 and Notre Dame’s Jason Choy, 15-7, … ranked as tenth best sabreist at the NCAA Championships with a round robin record of 13-10 and an indicator of +11 … earned the Dan Mulligan Award.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned third-team AllAmerican honors with a tenth place finish at the NCAA Championship … went 22-10 during the regular season … opened the year with a 3-3 showing at the St. John’s Duals … went 10-4 at the NYU Invitational … finished 8-3 at the Northwestern Duals, including 2-0 marks against both Wayne State and Johns Hopkins … led the Irish men’s sabre team with an 8-1 record at the Duke Duals … went 1-0 at the Notre Dame Duals … finished in sixth place at the Midwest Conference Championships, which earned him second-team all-conference honors … after a first round bye in the Championships, beat Greg Solow of Oberlin, 15-1 … defeated Wisconsin’s Tyler Spriggs, 15-4, in the round of 32 and Ohio State’s Trent Lindquist, 15-5, in the round of 16 … lost to Irish teammate Avery Zuck, 15-10, in the quarterfinals … placed fifth at the NCAA Midwest Regionals … at the regionals, lost to Ohio State’s Max Sterns, 15-7, in the round of eight … then won two in a row to place fifth, including a 15-7 win over teammate Bill Thanhouser in the fifth place bout … went 13-10 during pool play at the NCAA Championships to earn 10th place.

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Student-Athletes AS A FRESHMAN: Finished the regular season with a 36-12 record before having a strong postseason that included third-place showings at both the Midwest Conference Championships and the NCAA Midwest Regionals and a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships (good for second-team All-American honors) … turned in an impressive result during 2007 fall semester by winning junior-level (Under20) men’s sabre competition at North American Cup in Dallas … followed up that performance with fourth-place finish at annual Penn State Open (fall ’07), with 15-9 quarterfinal win over North Carolina’s Bob Ziechmann before losing in semifinal to Ohio State’s Mike Momtselidze (9-15) and in third-place bout versus PSU’s Franz Boghicev (12-15) … started the spring season with a 13-5 showing at the NYU Duals … finished with a 17-7 record at the Northwestern Duals … finished the regular season with a 6-0 showing at the Notre Dame Duals … opened the postseason with a third-place finish at the Midwest Conference Championships … entered the direct-elimination portion of the conference championships seeded second but was beaten by Ohio State’s Mike Momtselidze 15-13 in the semifinals … went undefeated in first-round pool play at the NCAA Midwest Regionals to earn the top seed entering direct elimination … received a first round bye and earned a bid into the quarterfinals by beating Wayne State’s Jakub Gibczynski

15-4 … beat Lawrence’s Nils Schaede 15-8 in the quarterfinal before losing to Ohio State’s Sergey Smirnov in the semifinal … then beat Gibczynski 15-11 to take bronze and advance to the NCAA Championships … earned second team All-America honors by placing sixth at the NCAA Championships with a 16-7 record. PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Santa Fe Christian High School while training for seven years under coach Dmitriy Guy (former fencing standout in the U.S.S.R.) at the Spartak Fencing Club, in San Diego … first cracked the USFA U-20 men’s sabre rankings in 2004-05 (24th) before rising to 12th in ’05-’06 and 10th in ’06-’07 (his top U-17 ranking was sixth) … competed in two Cadet World Cups (U-17) during 2005-06 season, placing 17th at the event in Konin, Poland (Sept.) – where he also was a member of the winning U-17 team(with his fellow U.S. sabreists) – and then finishing 18th the next month in Godollo, Hungary … had a busy domestic schedule in 2005-06, when he competed at three North American Cup events – in Albuquerque (third in the cadet/U-17; Nov.), Pittsburgh (27th among all men’s sabreists; Dec.) and Sacramento (13th, again in open age group; April) – in addition to placing 21st at the Junior Olympics (in a U-20 field of 173; also eighth out of 181 in the U-17 bouts; Feb. ’06) … also won the 2006 Senior Pacific Coast

Championships (in both the individual and team events) and was runner-up at the Duel in the Desert … earlier placed 13th at the Junior World Cup in Louisville, Ky., and was an alternate with the U.S. team at the 2005 Cadet (U-17) World Championships … his results at the 2005 Junior Olympics included 13th in the U-20 bouts (also seventh in the U-17s) and he went on to post a third-place finish in the U-16 bouting at the USFA 2005 National Championships (held in Sacramento) … won San Diego juniorand senior-level championships in 2005 while placing second at ’05 Senior Pacific Coast Championships (also team champion) … his first noteworthy national finish came in April of 2004 (seventh at the N.A.C. held in Atlanta) … won cadet/U-17 points title for 2004 Southern California/Nevada Junior Circuit … sister, Alexa, also is a sabre fencer … born March 17, 1989, in San Diego … son of Bill and Dorothy Nydam … full name is Barron William Nydam … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as an accounting major.

NYDAM IN THE NCAAS (42-28, +39 IN TOUCHES) 2008: 16-7 round robin (+22 touches) Bill Thanhouser (Notre Dame) 5-2 Jakub Gibczynksi (Wayne State) 5-0 Mike Momtselidze (Ohio State) L, 3-5 Sergey Smirnov (Ohio State) 5-1 Andrew Fischl (Vassar) 5-2 Luther Clement (St. John’s) L, 2-5 Alex Diacou (Columbia) 5-4 Charles Worsham (St. John’s) 5-4 Daniel Bak (Penn State) L, 1-5 Peter Truszkowski (Duke) 5-2 Franz Boghicev (Penn State) L, 3-5 Lucas Janson (Stanford) 5-3 Bryan Kim (San Diego) 5-4 Max Murphy (Stanford) 5-4 Kevin Zeichmann (North Carolina) 5-1 John Stogin (Princeton) 5-1 Robert Zeichmann (North Carolina) 5-3 Sam Roukas (NYU) L, 1-5 Jeff Spear (Columbia) 5-3 Jared Hammond (NYU) 5-1 Matthew Kolasa (Pennsylvania) L, 3-5 Steve Ahn (Harvard) 5-3 Jon Berkowsky (Pennsylvania) L, 1-5

2009: 13-10 round robin (+6 in touches) Avery Zuck (Notre Dame) L, 3-5 Jakub Gibczynski (Wayne State) 5-2 Daniel Bak (Penn State) 5-3 Aleksander Ochocki (Penn State) L, 1-5 Peter Truszkowski (Duke) 5-2 Valentin Staller (Harvard) 5-4 Jeff Spear (Columbia) L, 0-5 Andrew Fischl (Vassar) 5-3 Daryl Homer (St. John’s) L, 2-5 Peter Souders (Boston College) L, 2-5 Alejandro Rojas (St. John’s) L, 2-5 Bobby Ziechmann (North Carolina) 5-3 Max Murphy (Stanford) 5-1 Jonathan Ott (San Diego) 5-1 Lucas Janson (Stanford) 5-0 Jon Berkowsky (Pennsylvania) L, 2-5 John Stogin (Princeton) 5-2 Andrew Bielen (Pennsylvania) 5-1 Max Stearns (Ohio State) 5-4 Sam Roukas (New York) L, 3-5 Mike Momtselidze (Ohio State) L, 4-5 • Finished 10th

• Finished 10th

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2010: 13-11 round robin (+11 in touches) Sean Buckley (St. John’s) L, 3-5 Daryl Homer (St. John’s) L, 2-5 Andrew Fischl (Vassar) 5-3 Bryan Cheney (Ohio State) L, 4-5 Max Stearns (Ohio State) 5-4 Jakub Gibczynski (Wayne State) 5-3 Avery Zuck (Notre Dame) L, 4-5 Marty Williams (Sacred Heart) 5-2 Daniel Bak (Penn State) L, 1-5 Aleksander Ochocki (Penn State) 5-3 Anthony Lin (Duke) L, 4-5 John Stogin (Princeton) L, 2-5 Thomas Abend (Princeton) L, 4-5 Evan Prochniak (Pennsylvania) L, 4-5 Lucas Jansen (Stanford) 5-3 Max Murphy (Stanford) 5-1 Kevin Ziechmann (North Carolina) 5-2 Michael Tom (Harvard) L, 4-5 Valentin Staller (Harvard) 5-4 Jeff Spear (Columbia) 5-3 Peter Souders (Boston College) 5-2 Sam Roukas (NYU) 5-2 Colin Mills (Yale) 5-4

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Avery Zuck Senior Beaverton, Ore. Jesuit H.S. Oregon Fencing Alliance

HONORS & AWARDS Captain (2010) NCAA Sabre Third-Place Finisher (2010) NCAA Sabre Fifth-Place Finisher (2009) First Team All-American (2010) Second Team All-American (2009) MFC Sabre Runner-Up (2009) First Team All-MFC (2009) Second Team All-MFC (2008, 2010) One of Notre Dame’s latest additions to its “Portland Pipeline,” as an elite fencer from the Oregon Fencing Alliance sabre academy, where he has trained under former Notre Dame assistant coach Ed Korfanty joins classmates Sarah Borrmann and Eileen Hassett, as well as sophomore Lian Oster and freshman Kevin Hassett as OFA fencers on Notre Dame’s current team … two other OFA products, Patrick Ghattas and Valerie Providenza, were four-year All-Americans with the Irish from 2004-07 … combines a tall frame with long arms, innate speed and quick thinking on the strip a very talented … competitor, both technically and tactically … had impressive result at the Junior World Cup in Sosnowiec, Poland (Oct. ’07), placing 15th among a top field of 115 U-20 fencers … was knocked out of that tournament by the eventual champion (Massimiliano Murolo of Italy) … placed 26th in the U-20 bouting at the North American Cup held in Dallas (Nov. ’07) … formerly a nationally-ranked youth racquetball player who was able to transition skills from that sport (such as handeye coordination and mental toughness) into his fencing approach … finished fifth at the Junior World Cup event held in Dormagen, Germany in November of 2008 also finished sixth at the October 2008 Junior World Cup event held in Montréal, Canada … had an ZUCK’S CAREER RECORD Year 2008 2009 2010 Career

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L 8 8 7 23

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impressive 11th-place finish (field of 56) in his first Junior World Cup of the season (in Odessa, Ukraine; Sept. ’06) … competed in November of 2006 at Junior World Cups in Ariccia, Italy (23rd; field of 98), and Dormagen, Germany (65th of 133) … opened 2007 with impressive sixth-place showing among 136 fencers at the Junior World Cup in Budapest … competed in the Las Vegas Senior Grand Prix (June ’07) and placed 67th among sabre fencers from all age groups (field of 99) … also competed at several USFA events in the 2006-07 season, starting with the North American Cup in Albuquerque, N.M. (19th in the U-20 bouts; field of 155; Nov. ’06) … competed the next month at the N.A.C. in Richmond, Va., versus a talented overall men’s sabre field of 103 that included four current/ future ND fencers among the top-30 finishers (Thanhouser 8th, Ghattas 22nd, Zuck 27th, Nydam 30th; no U-20 bouting) … went on to place 40th out of 141 total men’s sabreists at another elite-level N.A.C., in Columbus, Ohio (Jan. ’07; also 33rd out of 133 in U-20 registered six wins at the St. John’s Challenge, competition) and then was 18th out of 97 total men’s sabre entrants at downing Stanford’s Lucas Jansen and Ohio State’s Robert Douville for clinching points … the N.A.C. in Tucson, Ariz. posted a perfect 15-0 record at the NorthwestRECENT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ern Duals, clinching wins over Stanford’s RESULTS: Placed 31st at a senior circuit event in Max Murphy (5-4) and Ohio State’s Robert Madrid, earning four points to international Douville (5-3) … nabbed sixth at the Midwest ranking … on the junior division, finished 16th Conference Championships, downing Lawat the ’09 World Championships, good for 24 rence’s Aaron Wright (15-1), Ohio State’s Trent points and earlier that year finished 17th in Lundquist (15-4) and Notre Dame’s William Budapest (four points) and 52nd at Kunzelsau McGough (15-7) before being narrowly (two points). defeated by Ohio State’s Bryan Cheney (15-14) … took second at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, AS A JUNIOR: Earned the bronze medal at the losing to Ohio State’s Bryan Cheney, 15-8, in the NCAA Championships to earn first-team All- final round … tied for third at the NCAA ChamAmerica honors … posted a season record of pionships with a round robin record 19-4 and 34-7 … began his junior campaign with a 12-4 an indicator of +53 … dropped his semifinal record during the NYU Invitational, clinching match to eventual champion Daryl Homer of St. wins against Stevens Tech’s David Barth (5-2) John’s, 15-10 … named Notre Dame Monogram and Ohio State’s Michael Douville (5-4) … Club MVP and Most Valuable Sabreur.

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Student-Athletes AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished fifth at the NCAA Championships to earn second-team All-American honors … finished the regular-season with a 28-8 record … started the year by going 2-3 at the St. John’s Duals … rebounded at the NYU Invitational, finishing 11-2, including a perfect 3-0 record against third-ranked Ohio State … his 11 wins at the NYU Invitational led the Irish men’s sabre squad and included his 50th career win … in Notre Dame’s 15-12 come-from-behind win against Columbia at the NYU Invitational, Zuck ignited the comeback by beating Alex Rudnicki (5-0) to tie the match at 11-11 … finished 10-2 at the Northwestern Duals, with perfect records against Johns Hopkins (2-0), tenth-ranked North Carolina (2-0), Wayne State (2-0) and third-ranked Ohio State (3-0) … went 5-1 at the Notre Dame Duals … made a run to the semifinals of the Midwest Conference Championships to earn first-team all-conference honors … beat Andrew Kirchhman of Minnesota, 15-2, in the first round of the conference championships … in the round of 32 beat Lawrence’s Alex Chee, 15-8 … dominated Alex Gottschalk of Wisconsin, 15-6, in the round of 16 … knocked off Notre Dame teammate Barron Nydam, 15-10 in the quarterfinals … won a close contest against Ohio State’s Mikhail Momtselidze, 15-14, before losing in the finals to OSU’s John Friend,15-8 … made a run to the championship bout in the NCAA Midwest Regionals … downed teammate Keith Feldman, 15-5, in the first round of the final eight table to advance to the semifinals … in the semifinals, overcame Ohio State’s Dexter Wilde, 15-9 … lost to topseeded Mikhail Momtselidze of Ohio State, 15-9, in the final … went 17-6 during round robin play at the NCAA Championships … his 17 wins placed him just outside the top four, which would have earned him first-team AllAmerican honors. AS A FRESHMAN: Had an impressive regular season (39-8) before finishing seventh at the NCAA Midwest Regionals … started his year with a 15-3 showing at the NYU duals … finished 15-5 at the Northwestern Duals … went undefeated at the Notre Dame Duals, compiling a 9-0 record … entered the Midwest Conference Champion-ships as a No. 4 seed before going on to earn second team all-conference honors … went 3-2 in the pool-play portion of the NCAA Midwest Regionals to earn a fifth seed heading into the direct-elimination portion of the tournament … advanced to the finals of the direct elimination portion with a 15-2 win over Detroit’s Doug Sollman and a 15-13 win over Ohio State’s Dexter Wilde … then lost to Wilde in the quarterfinal (15-14) and Ohio State’s Mike Momtselidze in the consolation bracket before beating Lawrence’s Nils Schaede in the seventh place match (15-8).

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PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Jesuit High School while training for six years at the Oregon Fencing Alliance … had been a nationally-ranked racquetball player before transitioning to fencing as a seventh grader … has been nationally ranked in fencing since the 10th grade … took a stab at the seniorlevel competition during a North American Cup held in Sacramento (April ‘06) and had a solid placing of 27th at that event … also placed 15th in the U-19 sabre bouts at 2006 Summer Nationals … born Feb. 22, 1989, in Portland, Ore. … son of Jeremy Zuck and Anita Wentworth … full name is Avery John Zuck … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.

ZUCK IN THE NCAAS (36-10; +41 IN TOUCHES) 2009: 17-6 round-robin (+30 in touches) Barron Nydam (Notre Dame) 5-3 Jakub Gibczynski (Wayne State) 5-3 Aleksander Ochocki (Duke) L, 3-5 Peter Truszkowski (Duke) 5-3 Daniel Bak (Penn State) L, 4-5 Jeff Spear (Columbia) L, 4-5 Andrew Fischl (Vassar) 5-1 Valentin Staller (Harvard) 5-4 Peter Souders (Boston College) 5-0 Alejandro Rojas (St. John’s) 5-2 Daryl Homer (St. John’s) L, 3-5 Adam Austin (Brandeis) 5-4 Kevin Ziechmann (North Carolina) 5-3 Bobby Ziechmann (North Carolina) 5-3 Jonathan Ott (San Diego) 5-0 Lucas Janson (Stanford) 5-3 Max Murphy (Stanford) 5-2 John Stogin (Princeton) 5-2 Andrew Bielen (Pennsylvania) 5-3 Jon Berkowsky (Pennsylvania) L, 3-5 Sam Roukas (New York) 5-4 Mike Momtselidze (Ohio State) 5-4 Max Stearns (Ohio State) L, 1-5

2010: 19-4 round robin (+11 in touches) Sean Buckley (St. John’s) 5-1 Daryl Homer (St. John’s) L, 4-5 Andrew Fischl (Vassar) L, 4-5 Bryan Cheney (Ohio State) 5-3 Max Stearns (Ohio State) 5-2 Jakub Gibczynski (Wayne State) 5-1 Barron Nydam (Notre Dame) 5-4 Marty Williams (Sacred Heart) 5-3 Daniel Bak (Penn State) L, 4-5 Aleksander Ochocki (Penn State) 5-3 Anthony Lin (Duke) 5-2 John Stogin (Princeton) 5-2 Thomas Abend (Princeton) 5-2 Evan Prochniak (Pennsylvania) 5-2 Lucas Jansen (Stanford) L, 4-5 Max Murphy (Stanford) 5-1 Kevin Ziechmann (North Carolina) 5-1 Michael Tom (Harvard) 5-0 Valentin Staller (Harvard) 5-4 Jeff Spear (Columbia) 5-2 Peter Sounders (Boston College) 5-2 Sam Roukas (NYU) 5-1 Colin Mills (Yale) 5-2

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• Lost to Homer in semifinals (10-15)

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Keith Feldman Junior Stony Brook, N.Y. Ward Melville H.S.

HONORS & AWARDS Honorable Mention All-MFC (2009, 2010) AS A SOPHOMORE: Took 10th at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships … posted an overall record of 35-6 … won all three bouts during the St. John’s Challenge, clinching the sabre win over Harvard, downing Thomas Kolasa, 5-4, and posting two victories

Jason Choy Sophomore Basking Ridge, N.J. Ridge H.S.

HONORS & AWARDS Second Team All-MFC (2010) AS A FRESHMAN: Tallied a 25-15 record at the close of his rookie season … started off his Irish career with a 9-6 record at the NYU Invitational, clinching a victory over Columbia’s Billy Fink (5-3) and posting a perfect 2-0 record in the

vs. Columbia … tallied a 16-2 mark at the Northwestern Duals, nabbing clinching wins against Detroit’s Tom Lorenzo , Northwestern’s Ed Paget, Wayne State’s Andrew Opalewski and North Carolina’s David Winer … rounded out the season at the Notre Dame Duals posting a 14-1 record … recorded a clinching win against Eric Harman of Michigan … made a run at the NCAA Midwest Regionals to place fourth, defeating Ohio State’s Dexter Wilde (15-11) before falling to teammate Avery Zuck (15-7).

honorable-mention all-conference honors … at the championships, beat Indiana’s Makenzie Johnson, 15-5, in the round of 64 and Michigan State’s Ryan Majewski, 15-7, in the round of 32 … fell to eventual champion John Friend of Ohio State, 15-11, in the round of 16 … placed eighth at the NCAA Midwest Regionals.

match with Stevens Tech … recorded a 5-5 tally at the St. John’s Challenge, posting two victorious bouts against Columbia … recorded 10 victories and only four losses at the Northwestern Duals, nabbing three consecutive victorious bouts versus Princeton while also clinching the win over the Tigers … took eighth at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, downing Northwestern’s David Xue 15-10 (round of 64), Case Western’s Alex Wijango 15-11 (round of 32) and Ohio State’s Michael Douville 15-10 (round of 16) before falling to Ohio State’s Max Steams 15-4 in the quarterfinals … placed sixth at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, defeating Jakub Gibczynski, 15-14, in a hard-fought duel before falling to teammate Barron Nydam.

2007 Summer Nationals Under-16 flight (sixth) … has been ranked as high as 134th in the junior circuit rankings according the FIE standings … has earned two top-25 results in international competition, placing 22nd at the Ciudad de Logrono in Logrono, Spain, in 2008 and then finishing 23rd at the World Cup from Sosnowiec, Poland in 2009 … born in Basking Ridge, N.J., on May 2, 1991 … son of David and Lillian Choy … brother, Phil, is a fencer for the U.S. Air Force Academy … full name is Jason X Choy … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

PREP & PERSONAL: Four-year letter winner in fencing at Ward Melville High School in East Setauket, N.Y. … finished in the national rankings his last three years of high school … AS A FRESHMAN: Completed his freshman regional champion as a freshman, junior and year with a 35-12 regular season record and a senior … named a team captain his senior year eighth place finish at the NCAA Midwest … coached by Jeff and Jennifer Salmon … a Regionals … began his Irish career with a loss at two-year letter winner in tennis … member the St. John’s Duals (finished 0-1) … earned his of the Spanish Honor Society … son of Ken first career win at the NYU Invitational versus Feldman and Carol LiVolis … full name is Keith Yale’s Stephen Watty (5-2) … finished with a Joseph Feldman … born June 3, 1990, in Stony perfect 4-0 record at the NYU Invitational … led Brook, N.Y. … enrolled in the College of Engithe Irish men’s sabre team with 14 wins at the neering as a computer science major. Northwestern Duals (finished14-2) … went 3-0 FELDMAN’S CAREER RECORD against Northwestern and Lawrence at the Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish Northwestern Duals … posted a 4-5 record at 2009 35 12 .745 -the Duke Duals … went 13-4 at the Notre Dame 2010 35 6 .854 -Duals … finished the Midwest Conference Career 70 18 .795 -Championships in ninth place to earn

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PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Ridge High School in Basking Ridge, N.J., while fencing with the Morris Fencing Club as a sabreist under the direction of Slava Danilov … earned a runner-up result at the North American Cup A in the Under-16 division in 2007 … also earned top-10 finishes at th 2007 Junior Olympics Under-17 division (eighth) and the

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Student-Athletes Kevin Hassett Freshman Beaverton, Ore.

PREP & PERSONAL: Fenced for the Oregon Fencing Alliance – a pipeline for sabreists attending Notre Dame – while going to Aloha High School in Beaverton, Ore. … competed at a World Cup event in New York (June 18, 2010), finishing 109th … biggest thrill to-date was placing in the top eight at the Penn State Open … born in Beaverton, Ore., on August 19, 1991 … son of Kevin and Ann Hassett … sister, Eileen, currently fences for the Irish as a member of the women’s sabre squad and has

reached the NCAA Championships each of her first three seasons … also has two younger siblings, Daniel and Tara as well as an older sister, Maria … full name is Kevin Michael Hassett … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

PREP & PERSONAL: Fenced under the direction of Ohio State head coach Vladimir Nazlymov while attending St. Charles Preparatory High School in Columbus, Ohio … earned national ranking each of four year as well as capturing the state championship during his sophomore year … entered Notre Dame holding 10th in the rankings in the junior division as well as 30th in the senior division … competed in three junior events during the ’10-11 circuit, earning points at two of the competitions … place 31st at the Preis der Chemiestadt in Dormagen for four points and finished 53rd at the Wurth-Junioren-Weltcup in Kunzelsau for two points … biggest thrill to-date is competing in

Poland as a sophomore in high school … born in Columbus, Ohio, on September 26, 1991 … son of Peter and Nena Coccia … father graduated from Notre Dame in ’72 … full name is Alexander Felice Coccia … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

Aloha H.S. Oregon Fencing Alliance

Alex Coccia Freshman Columbus, Ohio St. Charles Preparatory H.S.

Men’s Sabre Team (left to right, kneeling): Alex Buell, John Plunkett, Marcel Frenkel, Alex Coccia (left to right, standing): Head coach/sabre specialist Janusz Bednarski, William McGough, Anthony Schlehuber, Keith Feldman, Avery Zuck, Jason Choy, Barron Nydam, assistant coach/sabre specialist Ian Farr (not pictred: Kevin Hassett and Carl Ianiro)

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Season Review

Enzo Castellani (left) and Gerek Meinhardt (right) were two of four Irish fencers to be named first-team All-Americans after the 2010 NCAA Championships. Meinhardt captured the foil gold medal at the NCAA’s while Castellani earned the bronze medal in the same weapon.


2010 Review The 2010 season was another historic year for the Irish as an Irish fencer was crowned national champion and records fell at the team level. For the first time since the 1994 season, both the men and women finished with perfect records, 33-0 and 35-0, respectively, also marking the first time both squads finished undefeated with more than 30 victories apiece. The Irish began their season with both the men’s and women’s teams ranked first in the preseason coaches’ poll. Taking off to New York to start the season, the Irish got underway with a win over Yale at the NYU Invitational. Each continued their winning ways dating back to two seasons ago, as they went on to defeat five other competing squads-which included the likes of Columbia, St. John’s, NYU and Stevens Tech-on the men’s side, as well as Northwestern on the women’s front. The Irish closed out the tournament the way they began, with a victory, knocking off fencing rival Ohio State. Against St. John’s, the men’s team was led by the foil, as Reggie Bentley, Enzo Castellani, Steve Kubik, Gerek Meinhardt and Zach Schirtz teamed up to go 7-2 to aid the Irish in defeating the Red Storm, 18-9. The win was followed by an 8-1 foil domination and a 20-7 overall win against NYU. The women also staked their place on the 2010 collegiate fencing stage at the NYU Invitational, opening with an impressive 21-6 win over Yale. The Irish women stepped up as their next competitor, Columbia, challenged them more fiercely. After tough competitions in each weapon, the Irish women defeated the Lions, 15-12, winning by one point in the epee, sabre and foil with clinching wins coming from Kelley Hurley, Radmila Sarkisova and Eileen Hassett, respectively. Next, the Irish competed in the St. John’s Duals where the men and women each cleaned up. They each went undefeated and added four victories to their mounting record. The men downed #5 St. John’s (16-11), #6 Harvard (19-8), #3 Penn State (1611) and Columbia (23-4). The women defeated #6 St. John’s (14-13), #9 Harvard (17-10), #2 Penn State (14-13) and Columbia (18-9). The men defeated both St. John’s and Penn State ,16-11, narrowly clinching the sabre win against the Red Storm and narrowly losing the sabre versus the Nittany Lions. Barron Nydam managed to clinch the sabre victory over the Red Storm, finishing 2-1 in the weapon, while epeeist James Kaull and foilist Zach Schirtz clinched wins to overcome the sabre loss suffered to Penn State. Much like the men’s squad, the Irish women were challenged by the St. John’s and Penn State squads. Notre Dame chalked up 14-13 wins in a pair of hard-fought bouts. The foil squad led the Irish, posting 6-3 wins over each team. Leading the Irish was foilist Hayley Reese who totaled ten victories and only one loss throughout the tournament. The Fighting Irish then set their sights on Chicago to compete in the Northwestern Duals. Throughout the course of the two days, the men and women tallied perfect records of 12-0 and 14-0, respectively. The men’s squad posted dominating defeats over Detroit (24-3), Lawrence (26-1), Northwestern (20-7), UC San Diego (20-7), Johns Hopkins (21-6), Cleveland State (23-4) and Wayne State (20-7). Leading the Irish was Meinhardt, who went 8-1 in the foil, including a 3-0 record against St. John’s. The Irish posted a 28- 8 record in the foil at the Northwestern Duals. Ten of the women’s 14 competitions ended with the Irish recording +20-point margins of victory. Included in the wins were defeats over Fairleigh

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Men’s Foil (248-49/.835) Reggie Bentley 33-8/.805 Enzo Castellani 38-6/.864 Nicholas Crebs 25-7/.781 Grant Hodges 33-3/.917 Steve Kubik 35-7/.833 Xavier Lebec 6-4/.600 Gerek Meinhardt 31-3/.912 Zach Schirtz 39-9/.813 Diego Silva 8-2/.800 Men’s Epee (214-82/.723) Conor Gettings 17-6/.739 James Kaull 49-13/.790 Rich Molina 9-1/.900 Jacob Osborne 32-14/.696 Chris Pfarr 1-2/.333 Jack Piasio 20-6/.769 Chris Pinkowski 3-2/.600 Greg Schoolcraft 58-25/.699 Andrew Seroff 24-13/.649 Diego Silva 1-0/1.000

Men’s Sabre (233-60/.795) Reggie Bentley 3-0/1.000 Alex Buell 13-3/.813 Jason Choy 25-15/.625 Keith Feldman 35-6/.854 Marcel Frenkel 30-8/.789 Xavier Lebec 1-0/1.000 William McGough 27-3/.900 Barron Nydam 32-8/.800 John Plunkett 5-7/.417 Anthony Sclehuber 28-3/.903 Avery Zuck 34-7/.829 Women’s Foil (239-76/.759) Grace Hartman 32-11/.744 Katie Heinzen 30-5/.857 Christina LaBarge 27-9/.750 Darsie Malynn 31-13/.705 Phenix Messersmith 40-8/.833 Hayley Reese 42-13/.764 Radmila Sarkisova 37-17/.685

Dickinson, Stanford, UC San Diego, North Carolina, Johns Hopkins, Cal Tech, Lawrence, Detroit and Cleveland State. The Irish were led by Kelley Hurley who went 32-0 in the epee at the Northwestern Duals, while also clinching wins over Duke, Princeton, Cleveland State and Ohio State. To conclude the season, the Irish returned home for the Notre Dame Duals, where both the men and the women won all 11 matchups. The men secured dominating victories over Lawrence (25-2), Michigan (24-3), Northwestern (252), Wisconsin (22-5), Michigan State (25-2), Illinois (24-3), Chicago (25-2), Cleveland State (26-1), Indiana (19-7), Purdue (25-2) and Detroit (24-3). Greg Schoolcraft went 24-1 in the epee, Gerek Meinhardt went 11-1 in the foil and Anthony Schlehuber totaled a 17-1 mark in the sabre. Mirroring the men, the women defeated the same opponents, beating Lawrence (26-1), Michigan (25-2), Northwestern (19-8), Wisconsin (24-3), Michigan State (22-5), Illinois (26-1), Chicago (24-3), Cleveland State (25-2), Indiana (21-6), Purdue (25-2) and Detroit (24-3). Leading the team was Kelley Hurley who won all 30 bouts in the epee. With the conclusion of the regular season came the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships held at Notre Dame’s Joyce Center Fieldhouse. The first day saw individual events take place, as the Irish won conference championships in four of the six weapons, two for each the men and the women. On the men’s side, Meinhardt took the crown in the foil while Barron Nydam became the champ in the sabre. For the women, Kelley Hurley won the epee, followed in second by her sister, Courtney, and Reese took first in the foil. On day two, team competitions began and Notre Dame saw all six weapons advance to the finals. The Irish fought their way to be named overall champions while earning first in the men’s foil and sabre and the women’s epee and sabre. The men downed Ohio State, 5-2, to claim the foil crown, and 5-3 to earn the sabre title. Meanwhile, the women dominated Northwestern, 5-1, for the epee victory, and Ohio State, 5-3, to win the sabre competition. Postseason competition continued as the Irish moved on to the NCAA Midwest Regionals competition at Northwestern, where the Irish qualified 12 fencers for the NCAA Championships. The men saw four medalists while the women celebrated three. Greg Schoolcraft took silver in the epee, Meinhardt and Enzo Castellani captured gold

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Women’s Epee (242-73/.768) Sarah Borrman 5-2/.714 Caroline Dikibo 3-7/.300 Courtney Hurley 59-6/.908 Kelley Hurley 79-9/.898 Stephanie Myers 9-10/.474 Vanessa Rosa 28-12/.700 Diane Zielinski 59-27/.686 Women’s Sabre (243-72/.771) Beatriz Almeida 37-7/.841 Sarah Borrmann 43-11/.796 Colleen Dawes 6-3/.667 Danielle Guilfoyle 28-2/.933 Eileen Hassett 33-18/.647 Julia Kohn 3-5/.375 Abigail Nichols 34-17/.667 Kathryn Palazzoto 27-6/.818 Marta Stepien 32-3/.914 Italics – non-returners for 2010-11

and silver in the foil, and Avery Zuck earned second in the sabre. Courtney Hurley took first in the epee while Eileen Hassett and Sarah Borrmann claimed the top two spots in the sabre. Joining the NCAA Championships bound squad were epeesit James Kaull and sabreist Keith Feldman on the men’s side, as well as epeeist Kelly Hurley and foilists Hayley Reese and Darsie Malynn for the women. After the excitement of the NCAA Midwest Regionals, the team took off for Harvard to compete in the NCAA Championships in hopes of securing a national title. In foil, Meinhardt and Castellani both medaled, with Meinhardt being crowned champion and Castellani earning bronze. Sabre action saw Zuck and Nydam compete for the Irish, placing third and 10th, respectively. In epee, Kaull and Schoolcraft earned 10th- and 12th-place national finishes. For the women, epeeist Courtney Hurley earned the bronze medal, followed by Kelley Hurley claiming sixth. Sabreists Borrmann and Hassett took fifth and seventh nationally, while Reese took fifth in the foil. Malynn finished 23rd in the foil as well. Meinhardt, Castellani, Zuck and Courtney Hurley all earned first team All-America honors. Kelley Hurley, Reese, Borrmann and Hassett were each named second team All-Americans, while Kaull, Schoolcraft and Nydam were dubbed third team All-Americans. Overall the Irish took third in the nation behind Penn State and St. John’s. Although the Irish did not return home with a national title, they did complete an incredibly successful season during which they held undefeated records and produced conference and regional champions, an individual national champion and 11 All-Americans.


Results (rank) Yale Columbia Stevens Tech Northwestern St. John’s NYU Ohio State St. John’s Harvard Penn State Columbia Stanford Fairleigh Dickinson Detroit Duke UC San Diego Princeton Lawrence

Men (33-0) W 17-10 W 20-7 W 22-5 -W 18-9 W 20-7 W 16-11 W 16-11 W 19-8 W 16-11 W 23-4 W 19-8 -W 24-3 W 17-10 W 20-7 W 19-8 W 26-1

Women (35-0) W 21-6 W 15-12 -W 17-10 W 17-10 W 23-4 W 14-13 W 14-13 W 17-10 W 14-13 W 18-9 W 23-4 W 21-6 W 26-1 W 17-10 W 21-6 W 15-12 W 27-0

Results (rank) North Carolina Northwestern Ohio State Johns Hopkins Cal Tech Cleveland State Wayne State Lawrence Michigan Northwestern Wisconsin Michigan State Illinois Chicago Cleveland State Indiana Purdue Detroit

Men (33-0) W 17-10 W 20-7 W 16-11 W 21-6 -W 23-4 W 20-7 W 25-2 W 24-3 W 25-2 W 22-5 W 25-2 W 24-3 W 26-1 W 26-1 W 19-7 W 25-2 W 24-3

Women (35-0) W 20-7 -W 16-11 W 20-7 W 25-2 W 26-1 W 19-8 W 26-1 W 25-2 W 19-8 W 24-3 W 22-5 W 26-1 W 25-2 W 25-2 W 21-6 W 25-2 W 24-3

2010 NCAA Championship Team Standings (at Cambridge, Mass.) Team Penn State St. John’s Notre Dame Ohio State Harvard Princeton Columbia/Barnard Pennsylvania Stanford Duke Northwestern Air Force Temple Yale Wayne State NYU UC-San Diego Sacred Heart Cornell North Carolina

MS 38 34 32 26 21 17 14 13 23 5 2 6 11 9 9 4

MF 38 22 33 26 21 21 27 14 8 20 11 6

ME 25 34 24 23 20 21 16 9 26 6 5 23 2 14 10 7 11 8

WS 26 31 33 28 25 26 26 17 22 27 8 10 10 6 -

WF 27 31 22 26 24 25 28 7 8 21 16 3 13 22 9 -

WE 37 30 36 10 26 25 14 8 13 12 53 13 12 37 32 10 18

Total 191 182 180 139 137 135 98 81 70 59 52 38 33 20 19 -

Others: Brown (M 10, W 7), Boston College (M 11, W 5), Vassar College (M 10), Haverford (M 7), Brandeis (M 6), Cleveland State (M 3), Cal Tech (W 1)

NCAA Men’s Sabre 1. Daryl Homer, St. John’s 2. Daniel Bak, Penn State 3T. Aleksander Ochocki, Penn State 3T. Avery Zuck, Notre Dame 5. Bryan Cheney, Ohio State 6. Valentin Staller, Harvard 7. Jeff Spear, Columbia 8. Sean Buckley, St. John’s 9. Lucas Jansen, Stanford 10. Barron Nydam, Notre Dame 11. Evan Prochniak, Pennsylvania 12. Thomas Abend, Princeton 13. Max Stearns, Ohio State 14. Sam Roukas, NYU 15. Peter Souders, Boston College 16. Andrew Fischl, Vassar College 17. Max Murphy, Stanford 18. Marty Williams, Sacred Heart 19. Jakub Gibczynski, Wayne State 20. John Stogin, Princeton 21. Michael Tom, Harvard 22. Anthony Lin, Duke 23. Kevin Ziechmann, North Carolina 24. Colin Mills, Yale

NCAA Men’s Foil 1. Gerek Meinhardt, Notre Dame 2. David Willette, Penn State 3T. Enzo Castellani, Notre Dame 3T. Miles Chamley-Watson, Penn State 5. Ben Parkins, Ohio State 6. Nathaniel Botwinick, Yale 7. Alex Simmons, Pennsylvania 8. Dorian Cohen, Duke 9. Vidur Kapur, Pennsylvania 10. Alexis Landreville, St. John’s 11. Alexander Mills, Princeton 12. Tommaso DiRobiland, Harvard 13. Philip Jamesson, NYU 14. Colin Sutter, Ohio State 15. Adam Watson, St. John’s 16. Hao Meng, Harvard 17. Adam Pantel, Brown 18. David Mandle, Princeton 19. Michael Fong, UC San Diego 20. Nicholas Stockdale, Air Force 21. Ben Van Son, Haverford 22. Kevin Nadeau, North Carolina 23. John Gurrieri, Yale 24. Liran Gross, Cleveland State

NCAA Men’s Epee 1. Marat Israelian, St. John’s 2. Peter French, Air Force 3T. Dwight Smith, Columbia 3T. Nick Chinman, Penn State 5. Nicholas Vomero, St. John’s 6. Igor Tolkachev, Ohio State 7. Viacheslav Zingerman, Wayne State 8. Kevin Mo, Stanford 9. Jonathan Yergler, Princeton 10. James Kaull, Notre Dame 11. Kian Ameli, Stanford 12. Greg Schoolcraft, Notre Dame 13. Justin Dion, Sacred Heart 14. James Hawrot, Harvard 15. Byron Neslund, NYU 16. Karl Harmenberg, Harvard 17. Jacob Wischnia, Pennsylvania 18. Brian Heflich, Penn State 19. Marco Canevari, Ohio State 20. Graham Wicas, Princeton 21. Eric Hsieh, North Carolina 22. Daniel Trapani, Air Force 23. Tristan Jones, Duke 24. William Bedor, Brandeis

NCAA Women’s Sabre 1. Caroline Vloka, Harvard 2. Rebecca Ward, Duke 3T. Dagmara Wozniak, St. John’s 3T. Margarita Tschomakova, Ohio State 5. Sarah Borrmann, Notre Dame 6. Caitlin Thompson, Penn State 7. Eileen Hassett, Notre Dame 8. Eliza Stone, Princeton 9. Samantha Roberts, Columbia 10. Martyna Wieczorek, St. John’s 11. Jackie Jacobson, Columbia 12. Dominika Franciszkowicz, Pennsylvania 13. Joanna Cichomski, Princeton 14. Kamali Thompson, Temple 15. Olivia Benedek, Penn State 16. Alison Miller, Ohio State 17. Beverly Yang, Cornell 18. Heather Nelson, Air Force 19. Caitlin Taylor, Brown 20. Danielle Kamis, Pennsylvania 21. Elena Helgiu, Harvard 22. Alicia Gurrieri, Northwestern 23. Madeline Oliver, Yale 24. Laura Decker, Cal Tech NCAA Women’s Foil 1. Nicole Ross, Columbia 2. Doris Willette, Penn State 3T. Evgeniya Kirpicheva, St. John’s 3T. Dayana Sarkisova, Northwestern 5. Hayley Reese, Notre Dame 6. Brianna Martin, Princeton 7. Oksana Dmytruk, Ohio State 8. Olivia Dobbs, Wayne State 9. Irina Koroleva, St. John’s 10. Allison Henvick, Ohio State 11. Shelby MacLeod, Harvard 12. Misha Goldfeder, Harvard 13. Katharine Pitt, Yale 14. Melissa Parker, Temple 15. Rocky Rothenberg, Princeton 16. Olga Ostatnigrosh, Penn State 17. Jessica Wacker, Stanford 18. Mikayla Varadi, Temple 19. Pilar Alicea, UC San Diego 20. D’Meca Homer, Columbia 21. Devynn Patterson, Northwestern 22. Aida Abdikulova, Pennsylvania 23. Darsie Maylnn, Notre Dame 24. Jennifer Colacino, Boston College NCAA Women’s Epee 1. Margherita Guzzi Vincenti, Penn State 2. Noam Mills, Harvard 3T. Anastasia Ferdman, Penn State 3T. Courtney Hurley, Notre Dame 5. Sanne Gars, St. John’s 6. Kelley Hurley, Notre Dame 7. Susannah Scanlan, Princeton 8. Francesca Bassa, Stanford 9. Simone Barrette, Air Force 10. Christa French, Northwestern 11. Kristin Howell, Temple 12. Emily D’Agostino, Duke 13. Tetyana Novakovska, St. John’s 14. Julia Tichonova, Ohio State 15. Phoebe Caldwell, Princeton 16. Kayley French, Northwestern 17. Stephanie Wheeler, Pennsylvania 18. Lydia Kopecky, Columbia 19. Victoria Mo, UC San Diego 20. Neely Brandfield-Harvey, Columbia 21. Adelaide McDonnell, Cornell 22. Felicia Sun, Harvard 23. Katherine Thompson, Cornell 24. Madeline Buxton, Yale

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Top Graduates Kelley Hurley San Antonio, Texas Earl Warren H.S.

HONORS & AWARDS Team Captain (2008, 2010) NCAA Champion (2008) NCAA Runner-Up (2007) NCAA Sixth-Place Finisher (2010) First Team All-American (2007, 2008) Second Team All-American (2010) U.S. Olympian (2008) U.S. National Team Member Under-17 World Champion (2005) MFC Epee Champion (2007, 2010) First Team All-MFC (2007, 2010) World-class lefthander who represented the U.S. at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, following a dominating 2008 college season that saw her go 47-1 in the regular season and win the NCAA title bout … due to a rotating configuration, there was no team competition in women’s epee at the 2008 Olympics, meaning that each national contingent could send only two fencers in that weapon (as opposed to four entrants when there is a team event) … a highly-passionate fencer whose love for the sport was developed by her parents and youth fencing coach Paul Pesthy … has developed strong technique to go along with a strong 5’9” frame, quick acceleration and confidence in her parry actions … a fighter on the strip who is eager to take on many challenges in all aspects of her life … able to gather information quickly during bouts and read her opponent’s actions, giving her a key advantage in the defensive-minded, slower-moving epee bouts … an excellent student who comes from a highly ambitious and competitive family … introduced into the sport by her parents Robert and Tracy Hurley, who both have experience in fencing as competitors and coaches.

K. HURLEY’S CAREER RECORD Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 Career

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RECENT INTERNATIONAL AND USFA NATIONAL RESULTS: Posted a pair of top finishes on the senior cicuit during the 2010-11 season … finished second at the PanAmerican Championships in San Jose, before placing 15th at the World Championships in Paris, earning a total of 76 points combined at the two events … ranks as the 29th best women’s senior sabreist in 2010-11 with 84 total international points … entered the 2008 Olympic Games as the 18th seed in the individual women’s epee competition … fell to 15th seed Hyo Jung of Korea in the round of 32, 15-6 … had several top finishes during 2007 Senior World Cup circuit – placing 11th in Havana, Cuba (June; field of 121), and 24th in Sydney, Australia (May; 108) – plus three Grand Prix events: 29th in Nankin, China (May; 137), 106th in Montreal (June; 149) and 120th in Rome (Feb.; 136) … also placed 46th at the 2007 Junior World Championships in Belek, Turkey (April; 102) … fenced in three team events at Sr. World Cups/Grand Prix, helping her U.S contingent place 10th in Nankin, 11th in Rome and 15th in Montreal … member of seventh-place team at the 2007 Jr. World Championships in Belek … member of the U.S. women’s epee team at the 2006 World Fencing Championships (Oct.) in Torino/Turin, Italy (she placed 59th while the U.S. women were 17th) … fenced with U.S. Junior National Team (U-20) at Jr. World Championships in Taebek City, South Korea … her future Notre Dame teammates Adi Nott (foil) and Bill Thanhouser (sabre) also were in Korea as members of their U.S. Junior National teams … her 2006-07 USFA events included winning the North American Cup in Albuquerque, N.M., and losing the title bout to Lawrence runner-up at N.A.C. in Richmond, Va. (also sixth-place finisher at N.A.C. in Columbus, Ohio) … earlier won the 2006 Summer Nationals … other career highlights include: becoming the youngest fencer (16) ever to win the U.S. women’s epee national championship (in ’04); winning the 2005 U-17 world championship. AS A SENIOR: Concluded her final season with the Irish with a 79-9 record, helping her eclipse the 200-win mark for her career (213-23) … named the team’s Most Valuable Epeeist for the third time in her career … also named winner of the Walter M. Langford Award, recognizing sportsmanship, leadership and teamwork … opened the season with a 12-6 ledger at the NYU Invitational … clinched the victory for the Irish against NYU with a victory over Victoria Sheng, 5-1 … posted an 8-3 mark at the St. John’s Challenge, including a perfect 3-0 ledger against Columbia in the final bout … registered an impressive 32-0 record at the Northwestern Duals, posting 3-0 marks against Duke, Princeton, Temple, Wayne State, Detroit, Cleveland State and Ohio State … also clinched three matches for the Irish at the event, including against Ohio State, defeating Tasha Domashovetz, 5-1, to preserve a 16-11 victory … continued her unbeaten stretch, going 27-0 at the Notre Dame Duals … participated in

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nine matches at the Duals, going a perfect 3-0 in each … clinched the victory over Michigan with a 5-1 victory over Lindsay Balfour … won her second Midwest Fencing Conference epee championship, defeating sister Courtney in the finals, 15-11 … recorded two bout victories in the women’s epee team finals against Northwestern at the Midwest Fencing Championships, helping the Irish squad to a 5-1 victory … placed fifth at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, falling to Kayley French of Northwestern, 15-14, in the quarterfinals before defeating Julia Tikhonova of Ohio State (15-12) and Katie Cavanaugh of Northwestern (15-6) to finish fifth … earned sixth at the NCAA Championships, completing round robin play with a mark of 17-6 to go along with a +30 indicator … earned second-team AllAmerica honors as a result. AS A JUNIOR: Went 36-9 during the regular season … opened her season with a 4-1 showing at the St. John’s Duals … earned her 100th career win at the St. John’s Duals against Columbia’s Martyna Urbanowicz (5-3) … went 8-4 at the NYU Invitational … posted a 14-4 record at the Northwestern Duals, including 3-0 against Johns Hopkins and 2-0 vs. both North Carolina and Northwestern … went undefeated at the Notre Dame Duals, finishing 10-0 … took ninth place at the Midwest Conference Championships to earn honorable-mention all-conference honors … in the first round of the championships, knocked off Notre Dame teammate Stephanie Myers, 15-4 … beat Michigan State’s Erin vonKronenberger, 15-12, in the round of 32 before falling 1-0 in sudden-death overtime to Ohio State’s Julia Tihonova … took home the bronze medal at the NCAA Midwest Regionals … in the final eight, defeated Northwestern’s Kayley French, 15-9, before falling to sister and Notre Dame teammate Courtney Hurley, 15-9, in the semifinals … beat Ohio State’s Tikonova, 15-8, in the bronze medal bout at the regional. AS A SOPHOMORE: Returned to dominant form as a sophomore, capturing the NCAA epee title on her way to garnering first team All-American honors … the epee team captain became the 11th national champion in the history of the women’s fencing program (Sarah Borrmann then became the 12th) … posted an overall record of 47-1 (.979) on the year … her .979 winning-percentage ranks tied for the fifth highest in program history and the best single-season mark in epee … finished third at the NCAA Midwest Regionals … posted a 15-0 record at the Western Invite, leading Notre Dame to a 5-0 record at the event including wins over Stanford and Air Force … won all 15 of her bouts at the Western Invite by a 75-15 margin … five of her wins came by 5-0 scores, plus six at 5-1 and three at 5-2 … Stanford’s Katherine Lynch (5-3) was the only opponent to manage more than two points versus Hurley at the Western Invite … at the Northwestern Duals, went 32-1 … helped ND to a 5-0 record at the event … in her bronze medal perfor-


mace at the Midwest Regionals, went 5-0 in first-round pool play … earned the top seed in the direct elimination play … advanced to finals with wins over Lawrence’s Elize Pfaltzgraff (15-5) and Wayne State’s Justyna Konczalska (15-10) … defeated Ohio State’s Leslie Lampman (15-8) in the quarterfinals … lost a close semifinal bout (10-9) to eventual champion Alexandra Obrazcova of Ohio State … to claim the gold at NCAAs, Hurley advanced to direct elimination as the fourth seed … in the semifinals, she defeated top-seeded Alexandra Obrazcova of Ohio Sate … won the gold with an 11-10 defeat of Reka Szele. AS A FRESHMAN: Turned in an impressive debut on the college fencing scene that included a 51-4 record in the regular season and winning both the Midwest Conference and NCAA Midwest Regionals title, before losing the NCAA final to three-time champion Anna Garina of Wayne State … her .927 win percentage in the 2007 regular season is thirdbest ever by a Notre Dame women’s epeeist … she and sophomore foilist Adi Nott were named co-MVPs of the 2007 Notre Dame women’s fencing team (she also was named the women’s epee team MVP) … opened her college career by going 17-2 at the ND Duals, with her sweep of Ohio State (5-2 vs. Alexandra Obrazcova and Elyse Gurnowski; 5-4 vs. Leslie Lampman) leading the Irish women to a thrilling 14-13 win … also had top wins over WSU’s Garina (5-3) and UC San Diego’s Chelsea Ambort (5-2) at that home meet … had an even more impressive day at the NYU Duals (17-1), with another sweep helping deliver a 14-13 win over Northwestern (5-3 vs. Christa French; 5-4 Kayley French; 5-2 vs. Courtney DuBois) … her other key wins at the NCAAs came against St. John’s All-American Joanna Guy (5-4), Columbia’s Rachel Rowe (5-1) and NYU’s Lauren Willock (5-2), plus another sweep of Ohio State (5-2 vs. Obrazcova and Elyse Gurnowski; 5-1 vs. Lampman; Ohio State won

14-13) … won all five of her bouts at the Midwest Duals (at Notre Dame) and did not fence at the Duke Duals (due to a World Cup in Rome) before closing regular season 12-1 at the Northwestern Duals … had top wins at that tournament versus Penn State’s Anastasia FFerdman and Keri Byerts K (both 5-2), and NU’s Christa French (5-1) … became seventh Notre Dame freshman ever to win a conference title, after topping her teammate Amy Orlando in the MFC final (15-11) … held the #1 seed after the MFC pool bouts, with a later 15-11 win over NU’s Kayley French in the quarterfinal before edging WSU’s Garina in the semifinal … returned the next day to lead women’s epee squad that won MFC team title, with her key win over Obrazcova giving Irish 4-3 lead (Notre Dame won that title matchup, 5-3) … also maintained her top seed at the Regional (held at Notre Dame), followed by wins over NU’s Christa French in the roundof-8 (15-7), WSU’s Garina in another semifinal (15-14) and OSU’s Lampman in a dominating 15-5 final … joined Nott as two of five Notre Dame fencers (two men, three women) during the current decade who have won an MFC and Regional title in the same season … had a chance to pull off the postseason trifecta at the NCAAs (in Madison, N.J.), after finishing second in the round robin (18-5; four 1-touch losses) and then reaching the title bout … nearly went unbeaten (9-1) versus fencers from the other top contending teams … opened NCAAs 11-3, with sweeps of Columbia (5-3 vs. both Tess Finkel and Alexie Rubin), Harvard (5-2 vs. both Maria Larsson and Jasmine McGlade) and Ohio State (5-1 vs. both Lampman and Obrazcova) … each of her day-one losses came in 4-5 bouts (vs. NU’s Christa French and the WSU duo of Garina and Justyna Konczalska) … closed on day two with a 7-2 mark that included a sweep of St. John’s (5-0 vs. both Reka Szele and Tanya Novakovska), a 5-1 victory over PSU’s Case Szarwark and 5-3 wins over Princeton’s Erin McGarry and UNC’s Courtney Krolokowski … her other losses were to PSU’s Ferdman (4-5) and Danielle Henderson of Rutgers (3-5) … opened medal round with 15-10 semifinal victory over SJU’s Szele (trailed 3-6, scored final six touches) before dropping 13-15 final to the 6’1” Ukranian standout Garina … her +42 in

total-point indicators was fifth-best among the entire women’s field (72 fencers) … became 12th Notre Dame freshman fencer ever to reach an NCAA title bout … the six previous ND women’s freshman fencers to reach an NCAA final include epeeist Magda Krol (’97 champion), foilists Sara Walsh (’96 runner-up), Alicja Kryczalo (’02 champ) and Andrea Ament (’02 runner-up), and sabreists Valerie Providenza (204 champ) and Zagunis (’05 runner-up) … placed second at Penn State Open (fall ’06), her first college fencing event … was top seed going into PSU Open, with key early wins over Yale’s Rebecca Moss (5-0), Temple’s Brianna Ferrara (5-3) and PSU’s Szarwark (5-0), later beating OSU’s Obrazcova in round of 16 (5-4), NU’s Kayley French in quarters and WSU’s Justyna Konczalska in semi’s (15-8) before losing 13-15 final to Garina. PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Earl Warren High School while being coached in fencing by her mother, Tracy Hurley, and coach Paul Pesthy at the family’s Team Hurley Fencing Club in San Antonio … her events during the 2006 spring semester included placing 15th at both the Sr. World Cup in Prague and the Jr. World Cup in Osnabruck while also fencing at the Sr. World Cup in Saint-Maur, France … her 2005-06 N.A.C. events included placing 11th in Houston (overall women’s epee) and third in both Pittsburgh (overall) and Albuquerque (for u-20), with her sister Courtney winning both of those events … her top 2005 events included: winning the cadet/u-17 world title in Linz, Austria; winning junior/u-19 national championship (in Sacramento) and the u-16 title (none of her opponents had double-digit points in the 15-touch bouts); taking third at senior nationals; representing the U.S. at the Sr. World Championships in Germany; and winning a Jr. World Cup in Petit-Bourg, Guadeloupe … her 2004 included: winning all three U.S. titles (overall, u-19 and u-16); helping the U.S. win silver at the Pan-Am Games in the Dominican Republic; fencing with the U.S. at the Sr. World Championships (in Cuba); posting top-16 finishes at Sr. World Cups in London and SaintMaur, France; and posting top Jr. World Cup finishes in Bratislava, Slovakia (5th) and Pont de Sor, Portugal (9th) … first became member of Senior World Championship team at age 14 (in ’03), also winning u-16 national title (Austin, Texas) and fencing on silver-medal team at 2003 Pan-Am Games … won 2002 junior national title (Greenville, S.C.) and was youth-14 national champ, after winning 2001 youth-12 national epee and foil titles … entered 2007 already having fenced with 10 different U.S. national teams (senior teams in ’03, ’05, ’06; cadet and junior teams from ’03-’05; ’06 junior team) … daughter of Robert and Tracy Hurley … full name is Kelley Anne Hurley … born April 4, 1988, in Houston … graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in design.

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Vanessa Rosa El Paso, Texas Eastwood H.S.

Walk-on addition to the epee squad who has quickly learned and executed bouting techniques … a prep basketball player with good quickness on the strip … member of the First Year Studies Academic Committee and University Affairs Academic Committee at Notre Dame.

AS A SENIOR: Capped off her senior season with a 28-12 record … competed with the epee in every match of the year … team was 19-0 when Rosa competed in the match … went 1-2 in first match of the season against NYU (Jan. 23) … sported a 15-6 record at the Northwestern Duals including perfect records against Fairleigh Dickinson, Cal Tech, Lawrence and Detroit (Jan. 30-31) … compiled a 12-3 mark in the only home dual of the season, the Notre Dame Duals (Feb. 6) … placed 21st at the Midwest Championships … advanced out of the Round of 64 with an impressive 15-7 victory over Sally Witt of Wayne State before falling to Amanda Cantlin of Chicago in the round of 32 in a close bout, 15-13 … placed 10th at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, knocking off Tasha Domashovetz of Ohio State in the plate semifinals, 15-10, before losing to Elyse Gurnowski of Ohio State in the ninth-place bout, 15-10. ROSA’S CAREER RECORD Year 2008 2009 2010 Career

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AS A JUNIOR: Ended the season with a 30-7 regular season record … went 11-2 at the Northwestern Duals, including 3-0 marks against both Fairleigh Dickinson and Lawrence … finished 18-4 at the Notre Dame Duals, including a 3-0 record versus Detroit … registered her 50th career win at the Notre Dame Duals … finished in 20th place at the Midwest Conference Championships … her lone win in the direct elimination round of the tournament came against Purdue’s Brittany Melton, 15-10, in the round of 64. AS A SOPHOMORE: Posted a 23-44 record in her first year of collegiate competition … her 23 wins were the fourth-most on the women’s epee squad … finished in 14th at the NCAA Midwest Regionals … entered the regional as the 19th seed … posted a 1-4 record in pool play to advance to the elimination rounds as the 14th seed … eliminated by Ohio State’s Elyse Gurnowski (15-7) … went 13-14 at the Notre Dame Duals.

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PREP & PERSONAL: Lettered three seasons as a point guard on the Eastwood High School basketball team … two-year team captain who earned all-city and all-district honors as a junior, when she averaged 12.1 points and 3.0 steals per game … helped team earn #4 ranking in state of Texas (also district and bi-district champs) during her sophomore season … slowed by ACL knee injury as a senior… also played some volleyball in her prep career and competed in several other sports (soccer, softball and track) as a youth … has participated in widespread volunteer work while receiving the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award (equivalent of the Eagle Scout) … her cousin Ricky Amezaga was a starting receiver for the Air Force football team in the late 1990s … born June 9, 1988, in El Paso, Texas … daughter of Hisa and Irma Rosa … full name is Vanessa Annette Rosa … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in accounting.


History & Records

(L-R) Epeeist Tim Glass, foilist Pat Gerard, sabreist Mike Sullivan, head coach Mike DeCicco and athletic director Moose Krause celebrate Notre Dame’s first NCAA fencing title in 1977.


Fencing History Notre Dame Fencing Springs from Modest Beginnings to National Prominence Irish fencers have combined for seven NCAA team titles, 25 individual gold medals and 259 All-America honors

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he storied history of Notre Dame fencing includes seven national titles, more than 250 All-Americans and a .900 all-time winning percentage. The program’s highlights span moments of high-pressure performances, displays of pure domination and memorable upsets by Irish fencers who would not be denied. And to think that one of Notre Dame’s great sport dynasties can trace its genesis to an accident. Pedro DeLandero grew up at the turn of the 20th century in Guadalajara, Mexico, graduating from Notre Dame in 1911 before returning to his homeland. Some 20 years later, with revolution in Mexico, DeLandero returned to Notre Dame as a Spanish professor – but a 1934 automobile accident left him with a dilemma. Doctors prescribed rehabilitation through swimming while DeLandero suggested fencing. Over 70 years later, Notre Dame owes many thanks to his love of fencing – and to his aversion of the water. DeLandero founded a small fencing club that became Notre Dame’s eighth varsity sport in 1936. He returned to Mexico and handed the program to language professor Walt Langford, who set Notre Dame on course as a fencing power. Langford coached two stretches from 1940-61, with former Irish fencer Herb Melton serving as the program’s coach from 1947-50. The final spark was provided in 1962, when Mike DeCicco began his 34-year run as the leader of Notre Dame fencing. DeCicco had fenced at Notre Dame in the late 1940s, returning in 1954 as an engineering teacher and assistant fencing coach. Three decades later, he had become one of the great coaching legends in Notre Dame history. Beginning with a third-place finish in 1975, Notre Dame has claimed seven NCAA titles and 30 other top-five finishes, including 13 runner-up and 11 thirdplace efforts. All told, the Notre Dame men and women finished 1st-5th at 37 of 43 NCAA events from 1975-2010 (the women held their own NCAAs from ‘82-’89). Notre Dame made some noise at the 1955 NCAAs, when unknown Don Tadrowski claimed the epee title (22-4). Suddenly, the fencing program – which made its NCAA debut in ‘47 – had gained credibility. Tadrowski repeated as an All-American in 1956, epeeist Dennis Hemmerle was the ’57 NCAA runner-up, and the sixth-place ’58 team was led by epeeist Ron Farrow (3rd) and foilist Jim Russamano (4th). That remained the top Irish finish until 1964, when one team’s loss was another’s gain. Bill Ferrance had hopes of making the Notre Dame basketball team but he was cut in December of 1963. Ferrance stopped by fencing practice, under the bleachers of the Notre Dame Fieldhouse, where classmate Sam Crimone was the top sabreman. Just months later, Ferrance parlayed his athleticism and competitive spirit into a stunning fourth-place finish at the 1964 NCAA foil competition – with Crimone and epeeist Dick Marks placing eighth to give the Irish a fifth-place finish (Ferrance also went on to place fifth at the 1965 NCAAs). Notre Dame added women’s fencing in 1974 and the Irish men returned to the national picture by claiming third at the 1975 NCAAs, led by All-Americans Tim Glass (epee), Mike McCahey (foil) and Sam DiFiglio (sabre). Talented sabreist Mike Sullivan (3rd place) and Glass (4th) were up to the task in Philadelphia and put the third-place Irish in contention for the 1976 NCAA title.

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Pedro DeLandero (left) founded the Notre Dame fencing team in the mid-1930s, with the program growing to be one of the most successful in Notre Dame and NCAA history. Plenty of drama was waiting one year later at the Joyce Center (the Irish also hosted in 1970, ’82, ’85, ’87, ’90, ’92, ’95 and ’98). Sullivan (20-2) ran away with the sabre title, while foilist Pat Gerard (18-4) posted his own gold-medal finish. Unlikely results – Sullivan’s loss to Clemson’s Steve Renshaw and a loss by NYU’s Miklos Benedek to Navy’s Robert Richards – left Notre Dame and NYU tied at 114. Three previous ties had led

to co-champs but a new NCAA format called for a tiebreaker. Sabre was contested first and Benedek took a 3-2 lead before Sullivan rallied, 5-3. With an electric atmosphere encircling the strip, Gerard jumped ahead 3-0 versus Tom Valjasic (they split earlier 5-4 bouts) and closed out the title in a 5-0 bout, before being mobbed by the Irish faithful. Glass (4th) never had to compete

Pat Gerard (left) won a historic foil bout in the 1977 NCAA Championship that gave Notre Dame its first national title in a thrilling fence-off.

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in the fence-off, where he would have faced champion Hans Wieselgren. The day concluded with DeCicco being named coach of the year, an honor he also received in ’66, ’75 and ’92. The 1978 season saw epeeist Bjorn Vaggo (30-2) combine with Sullivan (41-0) and Gerard (31-3) for a record of 102-5. Sullivan then won all 23 bouts to repeat as the NCAA champion, Vaggo also picked up a gold medal and Gerard was second (he lost in the final :02), as Notre Dame ran away with the 1978 title at Wisconsin-Parkside. Notre Dame – led by NCAA foil champ Andy Bonk – added a runner-up finish in 1979, with Sullivan losing in his final. A six-year, 122-match winning streak ended in 1980 but the Irish were back in the title hunt in 1983, nipped by Wayne State 86-80, with epeeist Ola Harstrom (29-2) becoming the Irish program’s seventh national champ. Two years later, Wayne State edged Notre Dame (141-140) for the 1985 title but the Irish won their third NCAA title at Princeton in 1986, behind foilists Yehuda Kovacs (runner-up) and Charles HiggsCoulthard (3rd), epeeists Mike Gostigian (3rd) and Christian Scherpe (4th), and sabreists Don Johnson (6th) and John Edwards. The 1986 season marked the addition of women’s head coach Yves Auriol to the Notre Dame staff. Sophomore foilist Molly Sullivan claimed the NCAA title to help the Irish women finish second. Sullivan placed third in 1987 but Notre Dame won the team title, with Janice Hynes, Kristin Kralicek and Anne Barreda rounding out the winning effort. Sullivan returned to Princeton’s Jadwin Gym and won her second NCAA title (equaled by just four other ND student-athletes), with Barreda finishing third to match the team’s finish. Sullivan lost four previous bouts versus Wayne State’s Loredana Ranza but she won the 9-7 title bout, with the Irish men placing second. The 1990 season saw the men’s 98-match win streak end while Jubba Beshin won the NCAA epee title, assisted by teammate David Calderhead’s

quarterfinal win over top seed Jim Marsh of Penn State. Beshin, foilist Noel Young and sabreist Leszek Nowosielski placed second at the 1991 NCAAs, with a foil title from Heidi Piper (the ’90 runner-up) helping Notre Dame repeat at third place in the combined NCAAs. Following fourth- and sixth-place finishes in ‘92 and ‘93, Notre Dame won the 1994 NCAA title at Brandeis – despite totaling just three All-Americans (foilist Jeremy Siek, sabreist Chris Hajnik and epeeist Rakesh Patel). The team-scoring format saw Notre Dame finish third in women’s foil, first in men’s foil and fourth in men’s sabre – leaving it up to men’s epee, which rallied from a 4-2 deficit to beat Air Force in pool-play (5-4 wins from Grzegorz Wozniak, Rian Girard and Patel). A 5-1 semifinal win over Wayne State clinched the title, leaving Penn State stunned at the sudden change. Notre Dame was third at the 1995 NCAAs, under a format emphasizing individual results, with sabreist Bill Lester and foilist Maria Panyi capturing silver medals. The Irish then were runner-up to Penn State in each of the next five NCAAs, with near-misses in 1997 (1,530-1,470), 1998 (149-147) and 2000 (175-171). The Irish women pushed their win streak to 75 matches in 1996, when foilist Sara Walsh posted her first of two NCAA runner-up finishes. Women’s epeeist Magda Krol was crowned the 1997 NCAA champ, as were men’s sabreists Luke La Valle (1998) and Gabor Szelle (2000) – followed by women’s epeeist Kerry Walton and foilist Alicja Kryczalo at the 2002 NCAAs. Kryczalo repeated as NCAA champ in 2003 while the Irish edged Penn State (182-179) for the team title, at Air Force (see pp. 78-79). Kryczalo then became just the second women’s fencer ever to win three or more NCAA titles (in ‘04) while freshman Valerie Providenza won the ‘04 sabre title and Walton was the epee runner-up. Notre Dame’s 2004 squad was the first in NCAA history to produce NCAA finalists in all three women’s weapons but the Irish placed third in the combined standings, due in large part to an injury that sidelined two-time All-American foilist Derek Snyder.

Head coach Yves Auriol saw his 2002 women’s squad turn in an impressive performance at the NCAAs, with sophomore Kerry Walton (far left) winning the epee title while Alicja Kryczalo (far right) defeated fellow freshman Andrea Ament (second from left) in the foil title bout.

With third team All-America honors in 2009, Adrienne Nott became the Notre Dame fencing program’s 18th four-time all-American. The 2005 NCAAs then produced Notre Dame’s seventh national title in dramatic fashion, as the Irish created an historic rally to erase a 24-point deficit versus Ohio State (173-171; see pp. 80-81). Notre Dame saw its fencers advance to five of the six NCAA weapon finals in 2005, with Michal Sobieraj winning the men’s epee title while Kryczalo, Patrick Ghattas (men’s sabre), Amy Orlando (women’s epee) and Mariel Zagunis (women’s sabre) each finished as runner-up. Ghattas went on to repeat his second-place finish at the 2006 NCAAs (he also was the 2007 runner-up) while Zagunis won her 2006 title-bout rematch with Columbia’s Emily Jacobson (her teammate from the 2004 U.S. Olympic team). In 2008, the men and women combined to finish in second place at the NCAAs. Kelley Hurley (Epee) and Sarah Borrmann (Sabre) took gold medals at the event, marking the 11th and 12th times a female Notre Dame fencer has won an individual national championship. In 2009, the Irish once again fell just shy of the program’s eighth national title as they finished in second place. The men and women combined for 10 AllAmerican honors, led by a pair of foilists in Gerek Meinhardt and Hayley Reese as the duo claimed silver medals. Meinhardt was Notre Dame's first men's foil silver medalist since Ozren Debic in 2000, while Reese was Notre Dame's first women's foil silver medalist since Alicja Kryczalo in 2005. The Irish also had a strong showing in women’s epee as freshman Courtney Hurley and sophomore teammate Ewa Nelip finished tied for third to earn bronze medals. The duo combined for a 38-6 record in pool play, the highest total among teammates at the four-day championship. The 2010 season saw both the men (33-0) and women (35-0) post undefeated regular seasons on the way to yet another top finish at the NCAA Championships, finishing third overall. The squad finished with 11 All-Americans, including Gerek Meinhardt who became the first Irish foilist since Charles HiggsCoulthard in 1984 to claim the gold medal. Courtney Hurley (women's epee), Enzo Castellani (men's foil) and Avery Zuck (men's sabre) also earned medalist honors as each finished third in their respective event.

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otre Dame’s 2003 NCAA fencing title truly was a team effort, with all 12 fencers contributing in a condensed two-day format due to storms in the Colorado Springs area. The Irish rode an unprecedented 11 All-Americans to edge Penn State (182-179), followed by St. John’s (171) and Ohio State (167). Alicja Kryczalo (19-4 round-robin) repeated as women’s foil champ while Michal Sobieraj – who was 10th in 2002 – nearly won the men’s epee title, posting the top round-robin mark (20-3) and losing an overtime title bout. Foilist Ozren Debic (18 wins) and epeeist Jan Viviani (12) logged their fourth AllAmerica finishes while sabreist Gabor Szelle (12) and epeeist Meagan Call (13) earned their third. Kerry Walton (15) was short of repeating as women’s epee champ while foilists Andrea Ament (19) and Derek Snyder (17) again were All-Americans. Alicja Kryczalo Andrea Ament Senior sabreists Matt (So.; Gdansk, Poland) (So.; Gates Mills, OH) Fabricant (15) and Destanie NCAA Champion (19-4) 3rd-Place (19-4) Milo (16) provided clutch wins in their first All-America Women’s Foil finishes, with sabreist Maggie The “A Team” combined for key sweeps of PSU’s Anna Donath Jordan (6) adding key wins and Meredith Chin, and SJU’s Elizabeth Thottham. Kryczalo for the narrow victory. added a sweep of OSU’s Hanna and Metta Thompson, with Ament posting a win over Hanna. Kryczalo’s clincher over Stanford’s Iris Zimmermann was a preview of the title bout (pictured).

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Ozren Debic

Derek Snyder

Meagan Call

Kerry Walton

Michal Sobieraj

(Sr.; Zagreb, Croatia) 4th-Place (18-5)

(So.; Chatsworth, CA) 5th-Place (17-6)

(Sr.; Eugene, OR) 10th-Place (13-10)

(Jr.; Londonderry, NH) 5th-Place (15-8)

(So.; Krakow, Poland) NCAA Runner-Up (20-3)

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The Notre Dame tandem combined for a number of key sweeps, over PSU’s Chris Miller, OSU’s Nathan Weir and Matt Carbone, and Stanford’s Florian Reichling and Steve Gerberman. Snyder added top wins over Yale’s Cory Werk and Penn’s Yale Cohen, with Debic also beating Cohen.

Both Notre Dame fencers bested OSU’s Sherice Gearhart, with Walton adding key wins over OSU’s Alexandra Shklar and Megan Phair of Cornell while Call registered a huge win over PSU’s Jessie Burke and added a quality victory over regional rival Anna Vinnikov of Wayne State.

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NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM administrative assistant M.D. McNally and assistant coach Zoltan Dudas ... (back row, from left) Gabor Szelle, Jack Goetz, Jan Viviani, T.J. McNally, Adam Harvey, Michal Sobieraj, Forest Walton, Matt Castellan, Brian Dosal and Mike Macaulay (not pictured: Brendan Prendergast)

Jan Viviani

Maggie Jordan

Destanie Milo

Gabor Szelle

Matt Fabricant

(Sr.; Haworth, NJ) 10th-Place (12-11)

(Jr.; Maplewood, NJ) 21st-Place (7-16)

(Jr.; Knox, IN) 6th-Place (16-7)

(Sr.; Budapest, Hungary) 11th-Place (12-11)

(Sr.; Elizabeth, NJ) 6th-Place (15-8)

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Milo (pictured) had key late sweep of PSU’s Heather Brosnan and Austin O’Neill, with other top wins over SJU’s Julia Gelman, OSU’s Maguerite Plekhanov and NCAA champ Alexis Jemal (Rutgers). Jordan added an early win over Northwestern’s Emily Pasternak and a huge late victory over PSU’s O’Neill.

The veteran duo had a timely sweep of SJU’s Sergey Isayenko, with both adding noteworthy wins over Columbia’s Andrew Sohn and Brown’s Paul Friedman. Fabricant (pictured) combined with women’s sabre istDestanie Milo for major jumps from previous NCAAs.

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Notre Dame’s seventh all-time NCAA fencing title saw the 2005 Irish become the first team ever to win without the full complement of fencers, as the 11 ND fencers combined for a recordsetting 24-point comeback to edge Ohio State (173-171). The five men’s fencers did their best to keep the Irish within striking distance before the six ND women set an NCAA record by winning 103 bouts. Alicja Kryczalo (21-2) finished atop the women’s foil round-robin for the third time while sabre standout Mariel Zagunis also went 21-2. Men’s epeeist Michal Sobieraj (18-5) and sabre veteran Valerie Providenza (19-4) both finished second in their round-robin while epeeist Amy Orlando (4th; 16-7) and sabre Patrick Ghattas (4th; 18-5) also advanced to the semi-finals. Foilists Jakub Jedrkowiak and Andrea Ament both went 15-8 to finish seventh, with Ament joining Kryczalo and Sobieraj as rare four-year All-Americans. Sabre Matt Stearns also turned in an All-America finish (10th; 14-9), women’s epee veteran Kerry Walton overcame a rough start to post 11 wins (14th) and epeeist Aaron Adjemian delivered five wins to the final margin. The Irish finished +12 in head-to-head bouts vs. the other top contenders (Ohio State, St. John’s and Penn State), with Kryczalo delivering a 6-0 record in those key bouts.

Notre Dame Fencing 2005 NCAA Championship Team

(sitting, from left) junior manager Elisabeth Dieckelman, Marielle Connor, Natalie Bustamante, Amy Orlando, Rachel Cota, Natalie Tenner, Anna Rodriguez and Angela Vincent ... (second row, from left) Monica Real, Erin Housing, Tiffany Muller, Jocelyn Landgraf, Danielle Davis, Andrea Ament, Melanie Bautista, Valerie Providenza, Kerry Walton, Becca Chimahusky, Mariel Zagunis and Alicja Kryczalo ... (third row, from left) intern assistant coach Andrzej Bednarski, volunteer administrative assistant M.D. McNally, senior manager Tim Sheehan, volunteer assistant coach North Carey, Diego Quinonez, Jakub Jedrkowiak, Nicholas Diacou, Craig Brede, armorer Matthew Terreault, Johannes Masserer, Matt Stearns, Arthur Lam, assistant coach Zoltan Dudas and head coach Janusz Bednarski ... (back row, from left) Jason Laws, Frank Bontempo, Andrew Zodda, Paul Reyes, Jack Goetz, Patrick Ghattas, Joseph Hagmann, Alex Schumacher, Ryan Bradley, John Espinosa, T.J. McNally, Aaron Adjemian, Patrick Gettings and Patrick Donnelly.


Alicja Kryczalo

Andrea Ament

Kerry Walton

Amy Orlando

Mariel Zagunis

Valerie Providenza

(Sr.; Gdansk, Poland) 2nd-Place (21-2)

(Sr.; Gates Mills, OH) 7th-Place (15-8)

(Sr.; Londonderry, NH) 14th-Place (11-12)

(So.; Brookline, MA) 2nd-Place (16-7)

(Fr.; Beaverton, OR) 2nd-Place (21-2)

(So.; Beaverton, OR) 4th-Place (19-4)

Women’s Foil

Women’s Epee

Women’s Sabre

Kryczalo helped carry ND to the title with key wins over Stanford’s Iris Zimmermann, PSU’s Anna Donath and Meredith Chin, Northwestern’s Julia Foldi and Jessica Florendo, SJU’s Erzebet Garay, and a huge three-bout sweep of OSU’s Hanna and Metta Thompson and Princeton’s Jacqueline Leahy – with her final win over Columbia’s Cassidy Luitjen clinching a share of the title. Ament battled back from early injury for key wins over PSU’s Donath and Chin, NU’s Florendo and Foldi and SJU’s Garay.

Won 11 of final 12 bouts, including sweep of PSU’s Case Szarwark and Andrea Wine and Duke’s Anne Kercsmar. Orlando’s win over Wine gave ND its first lead while Walton’s win over Szarwark gave ND lead for good (169-168). Orlando earlier had key wins over SJU’s Reka Szele and Joanna Guy, Wayne State’s Anna Garina (the ‘04 and ‘05 NCAA champ) and Penn’s Holly Buechel (the round-robin leader) – with Walton beating Guy and Columbia’s Alexie Rubin.

Providenza battled through illness while combining with Zagunis for rare 40-win total. Providenza had key early wins over OSU’s Amelia Galliard and SJU’s Christina Crane and Kasia Wiernoski – before winning her final 14 bouts, including huge sweeps of Columbia’s Emma Baratta and Emily Jacobson (the NCAA champ) and PSU’s Laura Hillstrom and Sophie Hiss. Zagunis turned in sweeps of the fencers from SJU and OSU (Galliard and Siobhan Byrne), plus another top win over Columbia’s Baratta.

Matt Stearns

Patrick Ghattas

Michal Sobieraj

Aaron Adjemian

Jakub Jedrkowiak

(So.; Minnetrista, MN) 10th-Place (14-9)

(So.; Beaverton, OR) 2nd-Place (18-5)

(Sr.; Krakow, Poland) NCAA Champion (18-5)

(So.; El Paso, TX) 24th-Place (5-18)

(Fr.; Leszno, Poland) 7th-Place (15-8)

Men’s Sabre

Men’s Epee

Men’s Foil

Posted key wins over OSU’s Jason Rogers (5-0, by Stearns) and Adam Crompton (5-2, by Ghattas), with Ghattas adding key head-tohead wins over SJU’s Sergey Isayenko and Nijmy Cadet and PSU’s Ian Farr (plus top wins over Harvard’s Tim Hagamen and Columbia’s Alexander Krul and Paul Reyfman). Stearns added key wins over Cadet and Reyfman, as ND finished with the 2nd-most men’s sabre wins.

Sobieraj’s road to the NCAA epee title included key round-robin wins over Harvard’s Julian Rose, Air Force’s Tim French and Jason Stockdale, Benjamin Bratton of St. John’s, Penn State’s Arthur Urman and fellow Poland natives Marek Petraszek and Wojciech Dudek of Wayne State. Adjemian helped deliver ND’s winning margin with key victories over Dudek, Columbia’s Bill Verigan and Stanford’s Martin Lee.

Jedrkowiak’s impressive NCAA debut included wins over NYU’s Gabe Sinkin (eventual runnerup), Stanford’s Steve Gerberman and Columbia’s Scott Sugimoto and Jeremy Sinkin. Jedrkowiak and sabre standout Mariel Zagunis (NCAA runner-up) become two of 24 all-time ND freshman fencers to finish 7th or higher (just five previous ND freshman men’s foilists have finished higher than Jedrkowiak at the NCAAs).


NCAA Championship Teams 1977 NCAA Men’s Champions (from left) Fourth-place epeeist Tim Glass (16-7), foil champion Pat Gerard (18-4) and sabre champ Mike Sullivan (20-2) celebrate Notre Dame’s first NCAA fencing title with two legends (head coach Mike DeCicco and athletic director Moose Krause). The Irish finished the round-robin at the Notre Dame Joyce Center tied with NYU for first place (at 114), with the new fenceoff tiebreaker used to decare a winner. Sullivan rallied to beat Miklos Benedek in the first bout (5-3) and an electric atmosphere encircled the strip as Gerard shut out Tom Valjasic (5-0, after splitting earlier 5-4 bouts) before being mobbed by the Notre Dame faithful. Glass never had to compete in the fenceoff and DeCicco picked up his third of four national coach-of-the-year awards.

1978 NCAA Men’s Champions (from left) Sabre champ Mike Sullivan (23-0), coach Mike DeCicco, foil runner-up Pat Gerard (19-3) and epee champ Bjorn Vaggo (19-4) remain one of the most dominant teams in NCAA history – delivering the program’s second consecutive title as the Irish ran away from the field at WisconsinParkside (the power trio also was 102-5 in the regular season).

1987 NCAA Women’s Champions (kneeling from left) Anne Barreda and Kristin Kralicek combined with (standing, from left) Janice Hynes and third-place finisher Molly Sullivan (13-2) to help win the 1987 NCAA women’s title, with the competition held at Notre Dame’s Joyce Center.

1986 NCAA Men’s Champions Notre Dame’s contingent that won the 1986 NCAA title – besting Columbia, 151-141, at Princeton – included (from left, on podium steps) sabreist Don Johnson (9th place), foilists Yehuda Kovacs (2nd) and Charles Higgs-Coulthard (3rd), sabreist John Edwards (17th) and epeeists Christian Scherpe (4th) and Mike Gostigan (3rd). They were joined in the celebration by (bottom row, from left) sabre captain Tony Consoli, assistant coach Yves Auriol, foil captain Mike Van der Velden, head coach Mike DeCicco and epee captain Tim Vaughan.

2003 NCAA Combined Champions

1994 NCAA Combined Champions The Irish won the combined NCAA title in 1994 at Brandeis, under the team-scoring format that saw Notre Dame place third in women’s foil, first in men’s foil and fourth in men’s sabre – with men’s epee rallying to beat Air Force in pool-play before besting Wayne State in the semifinals for the clinching points. Top performers included All-Americans Jeremy Siek (5th in foil), Chris Hajnik (10th in sabre) and Rakesh Patel (12th in epee).

2005 NCAA Combined Champions Notre Dame’s historic rally to edge Ohio State for the 2005 title (173-171) included the efforts of: (front row, from left) epeeist Amy Orlando (2nd), foilist Andrea Ament (7th) and epeeist Kerry Walton (14th); (back row, from left) epeeist Aaron Adjemian (24th), sabreists Patrick Ghattas (2nd), Mariel Zagunis (2nd), Valerie Providenza (4th) and Matt Stearns (10th), foilist Jakub Jedrkowiak (7th), epeeist Michal Sobieraj (1st) and foilist Alicja Kryczalo (2nd). See pp. 56-57 for details.

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(seated, from left) Sabreist Destanie Milo (6th), epeeist Meagan Call (10th), foilist Andrea Ament (3rd), sabreist Maggie Jordan (21st), foilist Alicja Kryczalo (1st) and epeeist Kerry Walton (5th); (standing, from left) sabreists Gabor Szelle (11th) and Matt Fabricant (6th), foilist Derek Snyder (5th), epeeist Michal Sobieraj (2nd), foilist Ozren Debic (4th) and epeeist Jan Viviani (10th) combined for 182 points, edging Penn State (179) for the 2003 title at Air Force (see pp. 54-55 for details).


Coaching Legends

Michael DeCicco Legendary coach led Irish to five national championships during his 34 years as head coach Michael DeCicco is the man who built the Notre Dame fencing team into the perennial power that it is today and has been for nearly 50 years. He retired from the school after the 1995 season with 41 years of service to Notre Dame. In four decades at Notre Dame, he served in various avenues, always giving of himself unconditionally out of love for his alma mater. DeCicco – a 2002 inductee into the ItalianAmerican Athletic Hall of Fame – arrived at Notre Dame from Newark, N.J., in 1945 as a freshman. Fencing resumed competition in 1947 after a three-year hiatus because of the war and DeCicco starred for the Irish as he compiled a 63-20 career record. He fenced foil, sabre and epee during his career, the last Notre Dame fencer to compete in all three weapons. His 29-1 record in foil as a junior earned him a spot in the NCAA championships. His 45-4 career foil record (.918) still ranks third on Notre Dame’s all-time list for career foil winning percentage. “When I first came to Notre Dame, I had no idea they even had a fencing team,” DeCicco says. “Thanks to Walter Langford, who kept fencing at Notre Dame alive after the war, I was given the opportunity to fence for Notre Dame. Coming to Notre Dame as a student and then as a fencer was a happy experience and is something that I’m very proud of.” Following his graduation in 1949, DeCicco returned to New Jersey to work on his master’s degree and his doctorate. In 1954, he accepted an offer to return to Notre Dame to finish his doctoral studies. DeCicco took a teaching position in the engineering department and became Langford’s assistant coach. “I first came here to teach but it was also a special opportunity to work with my mentor as an assistant coach,” says DeCicco. In 1962, after serving as assistant to Langford, DeCicco became the fourth head coach in the 30-year history of the fencing program. DeCicco began his head coaching career with a modest start, a 7-8 record in 1962. But the best was most definitely to come as the 1962 team marked his only losing season as a head coach. None of his

other teams ever finished with more than four losses. After that 1962 season, DeCicco’s teams won almost 95 percent of their matches and he finished with a staggering 680-45 (.938) career coaching record. The list of accomplishments by Notre Dame fencing teams under the brilliant guidance of DeCicco is almost endless: five national championship teams, eight NCAA individual champions, a 122-match winning streak spanning six seasons (four consecutive undefeated seasons), 12 undefeated and nine one-loss campaigns, almost 100 All-Americans and four national coach of the year selections. In addition to his collegiate accomplishments, DeCicco also left his mark on the national and international levels, coaching and representing the United States in numerous Olympic and World Championship events. For DeCicco, more important than his impressive resume of fencing feats were the athletes behind them. He always took great pleasure in getting to know all of his fencers, despite the vast number that came and went through the program in his 34 years as a coach. “Fencing gave me a unique opportunity to work with some 700 athletes, forming close relationships with them virtually every afternoon at practice. This always has been very special to me,” says DeCicco. Among his more proud accomplishments is the development of the women’s team as one of Notre Dame’s first varsity sports for women in 1977. DeCicco was able to form a solid foundation for the women’s team that he coached until 1986, when Yves Auriol took over and built on that foundation. Another of his pet projects was the academic advising program that DeCicco founded in 1964 after executive vice president Rev. Edmund Joyce, C.S.C., had asked him to start the program from scratch. The advising program was the first of its kind. “With the help of a lot of people, we were able to start an academic advising program that has become a model around the country,” says DeCicco. “Father Hesburgh and Father Joyce were 10 years ahead of everyone else when they saw the need for this program.” DeCicco headed the Office of the Academic Advisor for Athletes until 1990, with the department now known as Academic Services for Student-Athletes. DeCicco rapidly expanded the program to include all student-athletes and initiated the tutorial assistance program, class monitoring program and degree progress reports that remain the foundation of the office. In his time as coach and advisor, DeCicco truly made a difference for the Notre Dame family. The love and total commitment he showed for Notre Dame were as much as any individual could possibly give an institution. “All of our accomplishments never would have been possible if I were coaching at some other school,” says DeCicco. “Notre Dame made that possible. For that I will be eternally grateful.” Notre Dame is equally grateful.

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Coaching Legends

Pedro DeLandero

Walt Langford

Head Coach 1934-39 38-12-2 (.750 percent)

Head Coach 1940-43, 1951-61 155-35 (.816 percent)

Pedro DeLandero started the fencing program at Notre Dame in 1934 as a club sport. DeLandero, a Spanish professor at the University at the time, began fencing in his younger years while living in Mexico, as a form of rehabilitation for leg injuries suffered in an automobile accident. DeLandero noted student interest on campus and started a fencing club for students. He coached the 1935 and ‘36 teams to perfect records and witnessed the elevation of fencing to varsity status in 1936. After coaching the Irish to 7-2 records in both 1938 and ‘39, DeLandero decided to return to his native Mexico and turned the reins over to a colleague in the foreign language department, Walt Langford. DeLandero’s sons, Carlos and Telmo, both fenced at Notre Dame under their father’s tutelage. DeLandero was a 1911 graduate of Notre Dame and returned to the University in 1933 to teach Spanish. He also coached the varsity tennis team to a 16-26-1 record (.386) from 1935-39. DeLandero passed away in 1943, at the age of 55 in Mexico City.

Walt Langford took control of the Notre Dame fencing and tennis programs in 1940, when Pedro DeLandero returned to Mexico. Langford – who also taught Spanish – coached the Irish to a 19-13 record before the fencing program was suspended after the 1943 season due to a lack of weapons created by World War II. Future Irish coach Herb Melton fenced sabre under Langford in 1941-43. After the war, Langford turned the head coaching position over to Melton. Langford became head coach again in 1951 (after Melton left the University) and coached the Irish to eight NCAA top-10 finishes while seeing six of his fencers earn All-America honors. Don Tadrowski became Notre Dame’s first individual champion, winning the 1955 epee title. Langford also coached the Irish to an undefeated (16-0) record in 1958. He left Notre Dame in 1961 to head the Peace Corps in Chile and turned the coaching job over to coach Mike DeCicco. He also coached the Irish tennis squad to a 95-30-1 (.758) record between 1940 and 1953, leading the Irish to the 1944 national intercollegiate championship. The McAllen, Texas, native graduated from Notre Dame in 1930 and began teaching in the language department a year later. He was named department chairman in 1946 and held that position until his departure in 1961. Langford died in St. Louis on Feb. 28, 2001, at the age of 92.

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Herb Melton

Yves Auriol

Head Coach 1947-1950 30-5 (.857 percent)

Head Women’s Coach 1986-2002 364-24 (.938 percent)

Herb Melton became Notre Dame’s fencing coach in 1947, when the program was restarted after being suspended due to World War II. Melton fenced sabre for the Irish between 1941 and 1943 and participated in the 1941 NCAA Championships. The Paducah, Ky., native returned to Notre Dame after the war to attend law school and coached the fencing team for four seasons. Melton led the 1950 Irish to an undefeated 9-0 mark on the way to finishing sixth in the NCAA tournament, with foilist Nick Scalera and epeeist Ralph Dixon becoming Notre Dame’s first All-Americans. Future Notre Dame head coach Mike DeCicco fenced all three weapons between 1947 and 1950 and also competed in the 1948 NCAA tournament during Melton’s head coaching tenure. Melton – a 1943 Notre Dame graduate – left the University in 1950 to practice law in Paducah. He maintained a keen interest in fencing until his death in 1996.

Head Men’s Coach 1996-2002 161-9 (.947 percent) Yves Auriol announced his retirement prior to the 2002 season, his 18th year as head coach of the Irish women’s team and seventh as men’s coach. During Auriol’s tenure, Notre Dame fencers combined for 69 All-America honors (eight NCAA champions), plus five Academic All- America citations. His 1987 squad claimed the NCAA women’s fencing title while his ‘94 women’s squad helped Notre Dame win the NCAA combined title. In seven other seasons under Auriol, Irish teams finished as the NCAA runner-up – including every year from 1996-2000. Auriol was named the national coach of the year following the ’01 and ‘02 seasons. The 2001 squad produced six men’s All-Americans while the 2002 team included 10 total All-Americans (both unprecedented in ND history). Auriol’s teams won 94 percent of their matches (525-33), including 364-24 (.938) by the women and 161-9 (.947) by the men. A native of France, Auriol graduated in 1955 from Lycee de Toulouse and earned a degree as a fencing master from the Institute National du Sport in Paris. He moved, in 1972, to Portland, Ore., where he formed the Salle Auriol Fencing Club and spent some time as Portland State’s women’s fencing coach (’75-’85). He served as a U.S. coach at the 1980-88 Olympic Games and coached U.S. fencers at various world championship events in the 1970s. Auriol – presented with an honorary monogram by the Notre Dame National Monogram Club in 2001 – and his wife, Georgette, are parents of a son, Stephane, a foilist on the Notre Dame fencing team from 1996-99.


Four-Year All-Americans Mike Sullivan • Sabre

The fencing program has played a lead role in Notre Dame’s storied athletic history, which has produced 29 student-athletes who have been fouryear All-Americans in the same sport (10 men’s fencers, eight women’s fencers, four women’s soccer players, five distance runners, a men’s basketball player and a baseball player). In addition to the fencers listed on these pages, others have included cross country runner Oliver Hunter (’40-’43), basketball’s Kevin O’Shea (’47-’50), soccer players Holly Manthei (’94-’97), Anne Makinen (’97-’00), Jen Grubb (’96-’99) and Kerri Hanks (’05-’08), baseball pitcher Aaron Heilman (’98-’01), and distance runners Ryan Shay (’97-’02) and Molly Huddle (’03-’07). Prior to freshman eligibility, foilist Jim Russamano (’58-’60) was Notre Dame fencing’s only three-year All-American.

Molly Sullivan • Foil NCAAs: 1985 – 5th (11-3) 1986 – 1st (15-0) 1987 – 3rd (13-2) 1988 – 1st (15-0) Career: 54-5 (.915)

Technically and psychologically dominant with few peers, going 160-14 in regular-season and 54-5 in NCAAs (1986 and 1988 foil champ, plus 1987 team title) … she and Alicja Kryczalo (200204) are ND women’s only repeat NCAA champs … North Andover, Mass.

Jeremy Siek • Foil NCAAs: 1994 – 4th (14-4) 1995 – 12th (16-12) 1996 – 9th (15-7) 1997 – 6th (17-6) Career: 59-27 (.686)

Highly intelligent student-athlete who went on to earn prestigious NCAA post-graduate scholarship … an extra coach on the strip, due to his great fencing knowledge and personal skills … his 5th-place foil finish helped win 1994 NCAA team title … Newmarket, N.H.

NCAAs: 1976 – 3rd (22-5) 1977 – 1st (20-2) 1978 – 1st (23-0) 1979 – 2nd (30-2) Career: 95-9 (.913)

Driven competitor and classic battler who refused to lose – and rarely did, with 278-13 combined record (.955) in regular-season and NCAA round-robin bouts … repeated as both NCAA sabre champ and member of team champs, in 1978 … Peabody, Mass.

Yehuda Kovacs • Foil NCAAs: 1986 – 2nd (14-6) 1987 – 5th (14-4) 1988 – 4th (13-6) 1989 – 7th (11-6) Career: 52-22 (.703)

Intense everyday competitor whose thorough preparation and drive to make things happen were products of his background in Israeli army … his runner-up foil finish led Irish to 1988 NCAA team title … posted a 146-11 career record (.930) in regular-season bouts … Hod Hosharon, Israel.

Myriah Brown • Foil NCAAs: 1996 – 8th (15-8) 1997 – 5th (16-7) 1998 – 8th (17-6) 1999 – 10th (13-10) Career: 61-31 (.663)

Wiry battler who ranks third in Notre Dame record book for career wins and fourth in winning percentage (.912, 291-28) … homegrown talent who trained throughout her youth with future Notre Dame classmate and fellow four-time foil All-American performer Sara Walsh … Mishawaka, Ind.

Charles Higgs-Coulthard • Foil NCAAs: 1984 – 1st (13-6) 1985 – 4th (14-4) 1986 – 3rd (14-5) 1987 – 4th (15-5) Career: 56-20 (.737)

Classic and complete foilist who showed technical mastery of all offensive and defensive actions, with versatility and awareness to make needed adjustments and counter any opponent’s strengths …’84 NCAA foil champ, member of 1986 team champs … Boxford, Mass.

Leszek Nowosielski • Sabre NCAAs: 1988 – 4th (14-4) 1989 – 5th (15-3) 1990 – 3rd (14-5) 1991 – 2nd (16-1) Career: 59-13 (.819)

Tactical sabreman with potential to dominate, owning best regular-season win pct. (.980, 97-2) in ND fencing history … joins Mike Sullivan, Molly Sullivan, Charles Higgs-Coulthard, Sara Walsh, Ozren Debic and Alicja Kryczalo as only ND fencers to finish in top-five at four NCAAs … Ottawa, Ontario.

Luke La Valle • Sabre NCAAs: 1996 – 4th (18-5) 1997 – 5th (15-8) 1998 – 1st (17-6) 1999 – 11th (12-11) Career: 62-30 (.674)

Clever and talented sabreman who combined with women’s foilists Myriah Brown and Sara Walsh as Notre Dame’s first classmates to be four-year AllAmericans (matched by Ozren Debic and Jan Viviani in 2003, plus three in 2005 and two in 2007) … won NCAA sabre title as member of 1998 squad that finished two points shy of team title (147-149 to Penn State) … New York, N.Y.

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Four-Year All-Americans Magda Krol • Epee/Foil NCAAs: 1997 – 1st (18-5) 1998 – 6th (16-7) 1999 – 8th (14-9) 2000 – 5th (16-7, foil) Career: 64-28 (.696)

Classic sportswoman who was respected – by teammates and opponents alike – for both her athletic dominance (1997 NCAA epee champ) and her warmth of personality … hard worker and smart competitor who remains ND’s only twoweapon All-American (also foil) … Vancouver, B.C.

Andrea Ament • Foil

Sara Walsh • Foil

NCAAs: 2002 – 2nd (22-1) 2003 – 3rd (19-4) 2004 – 2nd (19-4) 2005 – 7th (18-5) Career: 78-14 (.815)

NCAAs: 1996 – 2nd (21-2) 1997 – 2nd (19-4) 1998 – 3rd (21-2) 1999 – 5th (19-4) Career: 80-12 (.870)

Battler known for her quickness, mental toughness and timely dodging … finished second to teammate Alicja Kryczalo at NCAAs in 2002 (20-1 round-robin) and 2004 … third in ND women’s fencing history for career NCAA wins (75-15), also fifth with .916 career win percentage in regular-season bouts. … Gates Mills, Ohio

Tremendous athlete and fiery sparkplug who used small frame for quickness and cat-like elusiveness … two-time NCAA runner-up whose .970 career win pct. (231-7) in regular-season bouts ranks second in ND women’s fencing history (as does her .870 NCAAs mark) … Mishawaka, Ind.

Michal Sobieraj • Epee

Jan Viviani • Epee

NCAAs: 2002 – 10th (12-11) 2003 – 2nd (20-3) 2004 – 3rd (18-5) 2005 – 1st (18-5) Career: 68-24 (.739)

NCAAs: 2000 – 3rd (17-6) 2001 – 3rd (17-6) 2002 – 5th (17-6) 2003 – 10th (12-11) Career: 63-29 (.685)

First ND epeeist to be four-time All-American, also owning top career regular-season win pct. (.890, 162-20) in ND men’s epee history … third at 2000 and 2001 NCAAs and member of 2003 team champs … known for physical, quick-striking style … Haworth, N.J.

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Clever and technical bouter with 6-foot-2 frame … one of five ND men’s fencers ever to reach 3-plus NCAA final bouts … set ND record for career epee win pct. (.936) … set ND epee record for single-season wins (64, in 2005) … Krakow, Poland.

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Ozren Debic • Foil NCAAs: 2000 – 2nd (20-3) 2001 – 5th (17-6) 2002 – 4th (18-5) 2003 – 4th (18-5) Career: 73-19 (.794)

Took place among program’s elite all-time fencers, with four top-5 finishes and second-most NCAA wins (73-19) in ND men’s fencing history … also ranks third with .952 regular-season win pct. (157-8) … matched natural athleticism with a tireless workrate … Zagreb, Croatia.

Alicja Kryczalo • Foil NCAAs: 2002 – 1st (23-0) 2003 – 1st (19-4) 2004 – 1st (21-2) 2005 – 2nd (21-2) Career: 84-8 (.913)

Fast hand and 5-11 frame … only ND fencer in four NCAA finals (2002-04 champ, 2005 runner-up) … became ninth fencer in NCAA history with 3-plus titles (2nd in ND sports history) … 23-0 (+100) in 2002 NCAAs … 2nd-best career win pct. (.931) ever by ND women’s fencer … Gdansk, Poland.

Patrick Ghattas • Sabre NCAAs: 2004 – 10th (13-10) 2005 – 2nd (18-5) 2006 – 2nd (20-3) 2007 – 2nd (18-5) Career: 69-23 (.750)

Quick, compact battler with smooth technique … owns third-most NCAA wins in ND men’s fencing history … third ND fencer to reach 3-plus NCAA title bouts … fifth in ND men’s sabre regular-season wins (158) … helped win 2005 NCAA team title ... Beaverton, Ore.


Four-Year All-Americans Valerie Providenza • Sabre NCAAs: 2004 – 1st (18-4) 2005 – 4th (19-4) 2006 – 9th (15-8) 2007 – 4th (19-3) Career: 71-19 (.789)

Combined tremendous speed with effective modern style … fifth ND fencer to win NCAA individual title as a freshman … totaled fourth-most NCAA career wins (71) in ND women’s fencing history ... member of 2005 NCAA team champs … Beaverton, Ore.

Notre Dame Fencing All-Americans – by Weapon MEN’S FOIL (30 individuals/54 times) Nick Scalera (’50), Jack Mooney (’53), Dick Hull (’54), Jim Waters (’55), Jim Russomano (’58-’60), Bill Ferrence (’64, ’65), John Bishko (‘66), John Crikelair (’67, ’68), Bob Babineau (’69), Mike Cornwall (’73), Mike McCahey (’75), Pat Gerard (’77, ’78), Andy Bonk (’79, ’80), Ray Benson (’81), Marc DeJong (’83), Charles Higgs-Coulthard (’84’87), Mike Van der Velden (’85), Yehuda Kovacs (’86-’89), Noel Yong (’90, ’91), Stanton Brunner (’93), Jeremy Siek (’94-’97), Ozren Debic (’00-’03), Forest Walton (’01), Derek Snyder (’02, ’03), Jakub Jedrkowiak (’05-’07), Mark Kubik (’07), Steve Kubik (’08), Zach Schirtz (’08), Enzo Castellani (’09, ’10), Gerek Meinhardt (’09, ’10).

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Adrienne Nott • Foil NCAAs: 2006 – 6th (15-8) 2007 – 3rd (18-5) 2008 – 4th (19-4) 2009 – 9th (14-9) Career: 66-26 (.717)

A cerebral fencer who also earned Academic AllAmerican honors in 2008 … patient on the strip and a mentally tough competitor ... finished her career with the fourth-most foil wins in program history (223) ... A U.S. Junior National Team member (2006) … … Pittsford, N.Y.

Ralph Dixon (’50), Brian Duff (’52), John McGinn (’53), Rod Duff (’54), Don Tadrowski (’55, ’56), Dennis Hemmerle (’57), Ron Farrow (’58), Pete Giaimo (’60), John Donlon (’61), Dan Kenney (’62), Dick Marks (’63, ’64), Steve Donlon (’67), Jeff Pero (’68), Rick Deladrier (’70, ’71), Ed Fellows (’74), Tim Glass (’75-’77), Bjorn Vaggo (’78), Rich Daly (’81, ’82), Ola Harstrom (’83), Andy Quaroni (’84, ’85), Mike Gostigian (’86), Christian Scherpe (’86), Todd Griffee (’87, ’88), Ted Fay (’89), Jubba Beshin (’90, ’91), David Calderhead (’90, ’91), Geoff Pechinsky (’93), Rakesh Patel (’94, ’95), Carl Jackson (’95, ’98), Brian Stone (’98), Brian Casas (’99, ’01), Jan Viviani (’00-’03), Michal Sobieraj (’02-’05), Greg Howard (’07, ’08), Karol Kostka (’07, ’08, ’09), Greg Schoolcraft (‘10), James Kaull (‘10).

MEN’S SABRE (37/65)

Mendes (’69), Doug Daher (’71), Ron Sollito (’72), Sam DiFiglio (’74, ’75), Mike Sullivan (’76-’79), Chris Lyons (’80), Greg Armi (’81), Don Johnson (’84-’86), John Edwards (’85), Kevin Stoutermire (’87), Leszek Nowosielski (’88-’91), James Taliafero (’90, ‘92), Ed Baguer (’92), Chris Hajnik (’94), Bill Lester (’94-’96), Luke La Valle (’96-’99), Andrzej Bednarski (’98, ’00, ’01), Gabor Szelle (‘99, ’00, ’03), Andre Crompton (’01, ’02), Matt Fabricant (’03), Patrick Ghattas (’04’07), Matt Stearns (’05, ’06), Bill Thanhouser (’07), Barron Nydam (’08-’10), Avery Zuck (’09, ‘10).

WOMEN’S FOIL (16/41) Susan Valdiserri (’82), Pia Albertson (’84), Molly Sullivan (’85-’88), Janice Hynes (’86, ’89), Anne Barreda (’88, ’90), Kristin Kralicek (’89, ’90), Heidi Piper (’90-’92), Maria Panyi (’95), Sara Walsh (’96’99), Myriah Brown (’96-’99), Magda Krol (’00), Liza Boutsikaris (’00), Alicja Kryczalo (’02-’05), Andrea Ament (’02-’05), Adrienne Nott (’06, ’07, ’08, ’09), Hayley Reese (’08-’10).

WOMEN’S EPEE (11/26; since 1995) Claudette de Bruin (’95, ’96), Magda Krol (’97’99), Nicole Mustilli (’98, ’99), Anna Carnick (’00’02), Meagan Call (’00, ’01, ’03), Kerry Walton (’02-’04), Amy Orlando (’04, ’05), Madeleine Stephan (’06), Kelley Hurley (’07, ’08, ‘10), Ewa Nelip (’08, ’09), Courtney Hurley (’09, ‘10).

WOMEN’S SABRE (7/14; since 2000) Natalia Mazur (’00), Carianne McCullough (’02), Destanie Milo (’03), Valerie Providenza (’04-’07), Mariel Zagunis (’05, ’06), Sarah Borrmann (’08, ‘10), Eileen Hassett (’08-’10).

Bob Schlosser (’50), Charlie Daschle (’51), Gerry Finney (’53, ’54), Tom Dorwin (’55), Tom Lee (’59), Ted DeBaene (’60), Tom Shipp (’62), Ralph DeMatteis (’63), Sam Crimone (’64), Mike Dwyer (’65), John Klier (’66), Mike Daher (’68), Bob

Amy Orlando Jakub Jedrkowiak

Bill Thanhouser

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All-Americans Men’s First Team All-Americans Name

Weapon

Years

Greg Armi Jubba Beshin Andy Bonk

Sabre Epee Foil

1981 (3rd) 1990 (2nd), 1991 (1st) 1979 (1st), 1980 (2nd)

Enzo Castellani David Calderhead Ozren Debic

Foil Epee Foil

Steve Donlon

Epee

2010 (3rd) 1990 (3rd), 1991 (3rd) 2000 (2nd), 2002 (4th), 2003 (4th) 1967 (3rd)

Ron Farrow Bill Ferrance Gerry Finney

Epee Foil Sabre

1958 (3rd) 1964 (3rd) 1954 (3rd)

Pat Gerard Patrick Ghattas

Foil Sabre

Tim Glass

Epee

1977 (1st), 1978 (2nd) 2005 (2nd), 2006 (2nd), 2007 (2nd) 1975 (3rd), 1977 (3rd)

Mike Gostigian Todd Griffee Ola Harstrom

Epee Epee Epee

1986 (3rd) 1988 (2nd) 1983 (1st)

Denny Hemmerle Charles Higgs-Coulthard

Epee Foil

Don Johnson

Sabre

1957 (2nd) 1984 (1st), 1985 (4th), 1986 (3rd), 1987 (4th) 1984 (3rd)

Yehuda Kovacs Luke La Valle Bill Lester

Foil Sabre Sabre

1986 (2nd), 1988 (4th) 1996 (4th), 1998 (1st) 1995 (2nd), 1997 (3rd)

Gerek Meinhardt Leszek Nowosielski

Foil Sabre

Andy Quaroni Jim Russomano

Epee Foil

2009 (2nd), 2010 (1st) 1988 (4th), 1990 (3rd), 1991 (2nd) 1985 (3rd) 1958 (3rd)

Nick Scalera Christian Scherpe Michal Sobieraj

Foil Epee Epee

1950 (3rd) 1986 (3rd) 2003 (2nd), 2004 (3rd) 2005 (1st)

Brian Stone Mike Sullivan

Epee Sabre

Gabor Szelle

Sabre

1998 (4th) 1976 (3rd), 1977 (1st), 1978 (1st), 1979 (2nd) 1999 (2nd), 2000 (1st)

James Taliaferro Don Tadrowski Bjorn Vaggo

Sabre Epee Epee

1992 (3rd) 1955 (1st) 1978 (1st)

Jan Viviani Noel Young Avery Zuck

Epee Foil Sabre

2000 (3rd), 2001 (3rd) 1990 (3rd), 1991 (2nd) 2010 (3rd)

Todd Griffee placed 12th in the 1987 NCAA epee competition before surging to first team All-America honors with his runner-up showing at the 1988 NCAAs.

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In 1992, the U.S. Fencing Coaches Association retroactively classified as first team All-Americans firstthrough fourth-place finishers in the NCAA Championships, second team All-Americans fifth- through eighth-place finishers, and third-team All-Americans ninth- through 12th-place finishers.

Men’s Third Team All-Americans Name Bob Babineau Ed Baguer Andrzej Bednarski

Name

Weapon

Years

Andrzej Bednarski John Bishko Brian Casas Enzo Castellani

Sabre Foil Epee Foil

2000 (5th) 1966 (6th) 1999 (8th), 2001 (7th) 2009 (8th)

John Crikelair Sam Crimone Andre Crompton

Foil Sabre Sabre

1967 (8th) 1964 (8th) 2001 (7th), 2002 (5th)

Doug Daher Mike Daher Rich Daly

Sabre Sabre Epee

1971 (8th) 1968 (5th) 1982 (6th)

Ted DeBaene Ozren Debic Marc DeJong

Sabre Foil Foil

1960 (7th) 2001 (5th) 1983 (5th)

Rich Deladrier Ralph Dixon John Donlon

Epee Epee Epee

1970 (6th), 1971 (6th) 1950 (5th) 1961 (5th)

Tom Dorwin John Edwards Matt Fabricant

Sabre Sabre Sabre

1955 (7th) 1985 (5th) 2003 (6th)

Ed Fellows Bill Ferrance Gerry Finney

Epee Foil Sabre

1974 (6th) 1965 (5th) 1953 (6th)

Pete Giaimo Tim Glass Greg Howard Carl Jackson

Epee Epee Epee Epee

1960 (7th) 1976 (6th) 2007 (8th), 2008 (8th) 1995 (6th)

Jakub Jedrkowiak Don Johnson Yehuda Kovacs

Foil Sabre Foil

2005 (7th), 2006 (8th) 1986 (6th) 1987 (5th), 1989 (7th)

Mark Kubik Steve Kubik Luke La Valle Bill Lester Chris Lyons

Foil Foil Sabre Sabre Sabre

2007 (7th) 2008 (8th) 1997 (5th) 1996 (6th) 1980 (6th)

Dick Marks Mike McCahey John McGinn

Epee Foil Epee

1964 (8th) 1975 (7th) 1953 (8th)

Bob Mendes Leszek Nowosielski Barron Nydam Rakesh Patel

Sabre Sabre Sabre Epee

1969 (8th) 1989 (5th) 2008 (6th) 1995 (8th)

Andy Quaroni Jim Russomano Jeremy Siek

Epee Foil Foil

1984 (6th) 1959 (6th), 1960 (6th) 1994 (5th), 1997 (6th)

Derek Snyder Ron Sollitto Kevin Stoutermire

Foil Sabre Sabre

2002 (7th), 2003 (5th) 1972 (7th) 1987 (6th)

James Taliaferro Bill Thanhouser Mike Van der Velden Jan Viviani Avery Zuck

Sabre Sabre Foil Epee Sabre

1990 (7th) 2007 (6th) 1985 (8th) 2002 (5th) 2009 (5th)

NOTRE DAME®

Foil Sabre Sabre

Years 1969 (9th) 1992 (11th) 1998 (11th), 2001 (10th)

Ray Benson Stan Brunner Mike Cornwall

Foil Foil Foil

1981 (12th) 1993 (11th) 1973 (11th)

John Crikelair Rich Daly Charles Daschle

Foil Epee Sabre

1968 (11th) 1981 (12th) 1950, 1951

Ralph DeMatteis Sam DiFiglio Brian Duff

Sabre Sabre Epee

1963 (9th) 1974 (10th), 1975 (11th) 1952 (12th)

Mike Dwyer Ted Fay

Epee Sabre Epee

1954 (12th) 1965 (10th) 1989 (12th)

Patrick Ghattas Todd Griffee Chris Hajnik

Sabre Epee Sabre

2004 (10th) 1987 (12th) 1994 (10th)

Dick Hull Carl Jackson Jakub Jedrkowiak Don Johnson

Foil Epee Foil Sabre

1954 (9th) 1998 (11th) 2007 (9th) 1985 (9th)

James Kaull Dan Kenney John Klier Karol Kostka Luke La Valle

Epee Epee Sabre Epee Sabre

2010 (10th) 1962 (10th) 1966 (10th) 2008 (9th), 2009 (10th) 1999 (11th)

Tom Lee Dick Marks Jack Mooney

Sabre Epee Foil

1959 (11th) 1963 (10th) 1953 (12th)

Barron Nydam Rakesh Patel Geoff Pechinsky Jeff Pero

Sabre Epee Epee Epee

2009 (10th), 2010 (10th) 1994 (12th) 1993 (9th) 1968 (9th)

Greg Schoolcraft Zach Schirtz Bob Schlosser Tom Shipp Jeremy Siek

Epee Foil Sabre Sabre Foil

2010 (12th) 2008 (11th) 1950 (11th) 1962 (12th) 1995 (12th), 1996 (9th)

Michal Sobieraj Matt Stearns Gabor Szelle

Epee Sabre Sabre

2002 (10th) 2005 (10th), 2006 (11th) 2003 (11th)

Don Tadrowski Jan Viviani Forest Walton

Epee Epee Foil

1956 (9th) 2003 (10th) 2001 (9th)

Jim Waters

Foil

1955 (10th)

Epeeist Ralph Dixon placed fifth at the 1950 NCAAs, combining with foilist Nick Scalera and sabre Bob Schlosser as Notre Dame’s first fencing AllRod Duff Americans.

Men’s Second Team All-Americans

Weapon

Karol Kostka earned Third Team All-American honors in 2008 and 2009 while competing in epee for the Irish.


Women’s First Team All-Americans Name Andrea Ament

Weapon Foil

Anne Barreda Sarah Borrmann Claudette de Bruin

Foil Sabre Epee

Courtney Hurley Kelley Hurley Magda Krol Alicja Kryczalo

Epee Epee Epee Foil

Women’s Second Team All-Americans Years

Name

Weapon

Women’s Third Team All-Americans Years

2002 (2nd), 2003 (3rd), 2004 (2nd) 1988 (3rd) 2008 (1st) 1995 (3rd), 1996 (3rd)

Andrea Ament Anne Barreda Sarah Borrmann Myriah Brown

Foil Foil Sabre Foil

2005 (7th) 1990 (8th) 2010 (5th) 1996 (6th), 1997 (5th), 1998 (6th)

2009 (3rd), 2010 (3rd) 2007 (2nd), 2008 (1st) 1997 (1st) 2002 (1st), 2003 (1st), 2004 (1st), 2005 (2nd) 1998 (4th)

Meagan Call Eileen Hassett

Epee Sabre

2001 (5th) 2008 (5th), 2009 (6th) 2010 (7th) 2010 (6th) 1989 (6th) 1990 (7th)

Magda Krol

Kelley Hurley Janice Hynes Kristin Kralicek

Epee Foil Foil

Nicole Mustilli

Epee

Ewa Nelip Adrienne Nott Amy Orlando Maria Panyi Heidi Piper

Epee Foil Epee Foil Foil

2008 (3rd), 2009 (3rd) 2007 (3rd), 2008 (4th) 2005 (2nd) 1995 (2nd) 1990 (2nd), 1991 (1st), 1992 (4th)

Destanie Milo Nicole Mustilli

Sabre Epee

1998 (6th), 1999 (8th), 2000 (5th) 2003 (6th) 1999 (5th)

Valerie Providenza

Sabre

2004 (1st), 2005 (4th), 2007 (4th) 2009 (2nd) 1986 (1st), 1987 (3rd), 1988 (1st) 1996 (2nd), 1997 (2nd), 1998 (3rd)

Adrienne Nott Hayley Reese Madeleine Stephan Molly Sullivan

Foil Foil Epee Foil

2006 (6th) 2010 (5th) 2006 (6th) 1985 (5th)

Sara Walsh Kerry Walton

Foil Epee

1999 (5th) 2003 (5th)

Hayley Reese Molly Sullivan

Foil Foil

Sara Walsh

Foil

Kerry Walton Mariel Zagunis

Epee Sabre

Epee/Foil (‘00)

Name

Weapon

Years

Pia Albertson Liza Boutsikaris Myriah Brown

Foil Foil Foil

1984 (10th) 2000 (12th) 1999 (10th)

Meagan Call Anna Carnick

Epee Epee

Janice Hynes

Foil

2000 (12th), 2003 (10th) 2000 (9th), 2001 (12th), 2002 (10th) 1986 (11th)

Kristin Kralicek Carianne McCullough Natalia Mazur Adrienne Nott

Foil Sabre Sabre Foil

1989 (10th) 2002 (12th) 2000 (10th) 2009 (9th)

Amy Orlando Valerie Providenza Hayley Reese Susan Valdiserri

Epee Sabre Foil Foil

2004 (10th) 2006 (9th) 2008 (11th) 1982 (10th)

Bold indicates current fencers

2002 (1st), 2004 (2nd) 2005 (2nd), 2006 (1st)

Foilist Kristin Kralicek earned All-America honors in both 1989 and ’90. Claudette de Bruin (’93-’96) is one of 16 Notre Dame studentathletes ever to earn each of the following honors: All-America, Academic All-America and Notre Dame’s Byron Kanaley Award (which honors the top student-athlete leaders).

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Award Winners CoSIDA Academic All-America Winners are selected from voting by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Fencing is included in the fall/winter at-large category, with winners selected from nominees from 12 different sports. 1991.................................................................. Heidi Piper (2nd Team) 1992.................................................................... Heidi Piper (3rd Team) 1996................................................... Claudette de Bruin (2nd Team) 1996..................................................................... Bill Lester (2nd Team) 1997....................................................................... Bill Lester (1st Team) 2008............................................................. Adrienne Nott (3rd Team)

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients are selected from a highly-competitive pool of nominees of college senior student-athletes and are awarded scholarships to be used for postgraduate studies.

Byron V. Kanaley Award The most prestigious honor awarded to a Notre Dame student-athlete, the Byron V. Kanaley Award has been presented since 1927 to senior monogram athletes who have been exemplary as students and leaders. The awards are named in honor of a 1904 graduate who was a member of the Notre Dame baseball team, went on to a successful banking career in Chicago and served as a lay trustee from 1915 until his death in 1960. Ten members of the men’s fencing team and seven women’s fencers have received the award: 1952.................................................................. James Walsh 1967................................................................... Jack Haynes 1971................................................................... Doug Daher 1973............................................................. Richard Waugh 1974............................................................ John Hathaway 1975................................................................... Paul Angelo 1987............................................................... David Lennert 1992.................................................................... Heidi Piper

1994........................................................... Maura Gallagher, Grzegorz Woznia 1995............................................................ Elizabeth Caruso 1996...................................................... Claudette de Bruin 1997......................................................................... Bill Lester 2005................................................................Alicja Kryczalo 2008..................................................................Greg Howard Rachel Cota 2009................................................................ Adrienne Nott

1967...................................................................................... Jack Haynes 1968........................................................................................ Mike Daher 1975....................................................................................... Paul Angelo 1992......................................................................................... Heidi Piper 1997....................................................................................... Jeremy Siek

Bill Lester, Notre Dame’s career leader in men’s fencing wins (213-38), was recognized during a 1996 Notre Dame football game for his status as an Academic All-American (second team in 1996, first team in ’97). Lester is one of 51 all-time Notre Dame student-athletes (achieved a total of 63 times) ever to earn Academic All-America and All-America in the same year (he finished second in the sabre competition at the 1995 NCAAs, plus sixth in ’96, third in ’97). Of those 51 All-America/Academic All-America double honorees, Lester is one of only 15 who also received Notre Dame’s prestigious Kanaley Award – as are women’s fencers Heidi Piper (’92), Claudette de Bruin (’96) and Adrienne Nott (’09), football players George Kunz (’68), John Krimm (’81) and Tim Ruddy (’93), track-and-field competitors Errol Williams and Mike Brown (both ’98), basketball players Bob Arnzen (’68), Pat Garrity (’98) and Ruth Riley (’01), softball’s Jarrah Myers (’02), soccer’s Jen Renola (’97), tennis player Jen Hall (’99) and distance runner Stephanie Madia (’06).

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James Walsh

Jack Haynes

Doug Daher

Richard Waugh

Paul Angelo

David Lennert

Heidi Piper

Maura Gallagher

Grzegorz Wozniak

Bill Lester

Alicja Kryczalo

Greg Howard

Elizabeth Caruso

Claudette de Bruin

Rachel Cota

Adrienne Nott

NOTRE DAME®

John Hathaway


Walt Langford Memorial Award Recognizing sportsmanship, leadership and teamwork. 1961..................................................... John Donlon 1962.......................................................... Tom Shipp 1963.............................................. Ralph DeMatteis 1964.................................................... Sam Crimone 1965................................................... Joe McQuade 1966................................. John Bishko, John Klier 1967....................................................... Jack Haynes 1968.................................................... John Crikelair 1969......................... Lou Emerson, Bob Mendes 1970............................................. Roger Holzgrave 1971.......................... Rich Deladrier, John Lyons 1972........................... Matt Fruzynski, Tim Taylor 1973.................................................. Mike Cornwell 1974............................................................. Roy Seitz 1975........................................................... Tom Coye 1976...................................................... Sam DiFiglio 1977............................................................ Tim Glass 1978................................................................ Bill Kica 1979................ Steve Salimando, Mike Sullivan 1980........................................................ Chris Lyons 1981.......................................................... Greg Armi 1982........................................................ Sal D’Allura 1983............................................. Scott Rutherford 1984........................................................ Chris Grady 1985............................ Mike Janis, Andy Quaroni 1986.......... Tony Consoli, Mike Van der Velden 1987............................. Charles Higgs-Coulthard 1988............................................... Gary Galizewski 1989................................................................ Ted Fay 1990........................................................ Mark Gugel 1991................................................... Anne Barreda 1992............... Chris Baguer, David Calderhead 1993............................... Per Johnsson, Jeff Piper 1994......................................................... Rian Girard 1995..................................................... Stan Brunner 1996................................................ Mindi Kalogera 1997....................................... Phil Lee, Phil Mages 1998......................................................... Anne Hoos 1999.................... Tim Monahan, Nicole Paulina 2000........................................................ Magda Krol 2001...................................................... Kim DeMaio 2002............................................ Andre Crompton, Carianne McCullough 2003............................... Ozren Debic, Jan Viviani 2004..................................................... Kerry Walton 2005.................. Alicja Kryczalo, Andrea Ament 2006............. Valerie Providenza, Amy Orlando 2007................................................. Patrick Ghattas 2008........................................................ Mark Kubik 2009................................................ Bill Thanhouser 2010......................................................Kelley Hurley

Men’s Foil MVP 1978.......................................................... Pat Gerard 1979......................................................... Andy Bonk 1980......................................................... Andy Bonk 1981........................................................ Ray Benson 1982................................................... Marc De Jong 1983................................................... Marc De Jong 1984............................. Charles Higgs-Coulthard 1985............................. Charles Higgs-Coulthard 1986................................................. Yehuda Kovacs 1987............................................... Derek Holeman 1988........................................................... Phil Leary 1989............................................... Derek Holeman 1990............................................................ Joel Clark 1991........................................................ Noel Young 1992............................................................. Jeff Piper 1993..................................................... Stan Brunner 1994..................................................... Conor Power 1995....................................................... Jeremy Siek 1996....................................................... Jeremy Siek 1997....................................................... Jeremy Siek 1998....................................................... John Tejada 1999.............................................. Stephane Auriol 2000...................................................... Ozren Debic 2001...................................................... Ozren Debic 2002...................................................... Ozren Debic 2003...................................................... Ozren Debic 2004................................................... Forest Walton 2005.............................................. Jakub Jedrowiak 2006.............................................. Jakub Jedrowiak 2007........................................................ Mark Kubik 2008........................................................ Mark Kubik 2009.......................................... Gerek Meinhardt 2010............................................... Enzo Castellani

Men’s Sabre MVP 1978......................................................... Chris Lyons 1979......................................................... Chris Lyons 1980............................................................ Greg Armi 1981............................................................ Sal Muoio 1982........................................................... Mike Janis 1983.................................................... John Edwards 1984........................................................... Mike Janis 1985.................................................... John Edwards 1986..................................................... Don Johnson 1987.......................................................... Tim Collins 1988.......................................... Leszek Nowosielski 1989.......................................... Leszek Nowosielski 1990...................................................... Chris Baguer 1991.......................................... Leszek Nowosielski 1992............................................................ Ed Baguer 1993........................................................ Chris Hajnik 1994........................................................ Chris Hajnik 1995............................................................. Bill Lester 1996...................................................... Luke La Valle 1997............................................................. Bill Lester 1998...................................................... Luke La Valle 1999...................................................... Luke La Valle 2000....................................................... Gabor Szelle 2001.............................................. Andre Crompton 2002.............................................. Andre Crompton 2003................................................... Matt Fabricant 2004.................................................. Patrick Ghattas 2005.................................................. Patrick Ghattas 2006.................................................. Patrick Ghattas 2007.................................................... Patrick Ghatta 2008................................................. Barron Nydam 2009........................................................ Avery Zuck 2010......................................................... Avery Zuck

Men’s Epee MVP 1978.........................................................Bjorn Vaggo 1979................................................ Mike Schermoly 1980............................................................. Rich Daly 1981...................................................... Kevin Tindell 1982............................................................. Rich Daly 1983..................................................... Ola Harstrom 1984.................................................... Andy Quaroni 1985............................................. Christian Scherpe 1986............................................. Christian Scherpe 1987........................................................ Todd Griffee 1988........................................................ Todd Griffee 1989................................................................. Ted Fay 1990..................................................... Jubba Beshin 1991............................................ David Calderhead 1992............................................ David Calderhead 1993............................................... Geoff Pechinsky 1994............................................ Grzegorz Wozniak 1995....................................................... Carl Jackson 1996............................................................ Brice Dille 1997......................................................... Brian Stone 1998......................................................... Brian Stone 1999....................................................... Carl Jackson 2000........................................................... Jan Viviani 2001........................................................... Jan Viviani 2002........................................................... Jan Viviani 2003........................................................... Jan Viviani 2004................................................. Michal Sobieraj 2005.................................................. Michal Sobieraj 2006..................................................... Greg Howard 2007................................................ Patrick Gettings 2008..................................................... Greg Howard 2009 ..................................................... Karol Kostka 2010........................................................James Kaull

Women’s Foil MVP 1978....................................................... Karen Lacity 1979................................................... Dodee Carney 1980........................................................... Liz Bathon 1981............... Denise Haradem, Kathy McCann 1982................................................. Susan Valdiserri 1983........................................ Charlotte Albertson 1984..................................................... Pia Albertson 1985.................................................... Molly Sullivan 1986.................................................... Molly Sullivan 1987................................................... Kristin Kralicek 1988..................................................... Anne Barreda 1989................................................... Kristin Kralicek 1990................................................... Kristin Kralicek 1991.......................................................... Heidi Piper 1992.......................................................... Heidi Piper 1993.......................................... Claudette de Bruin 1994......................................................... Maria Panyi 1995......................................................... Maria Panyi

1996........................................................... Sara Walsh 1997.................................................... Myriah Brown 1998........................................................... Sara Walsh 1999........................................................... Sara Walsh 2000......................................................... Magda Krol 2001................................................. Liza Boutsikaris 2002................................................... Alicja Kryczalo 2003................... Andrea Ament, Alicja Kryczalo 2004................... Andrea Ament, Alicja Kryczalo 2005................................................... Andrea Ament 2006................................................... Adrienne Nott 2007................................................... Adrienne Nott 2008................................................... Adrienne Nott 2009................................................... Adrienne Nott 2010.....................................................Hayley Reese

Women’s Epee MVP 1994............................................... Maura Gallagher 1995.......................................... Claudette de Bruin 1996.......................................... Claudette de Bruin 1997......................................................... Magda Krol 1998.................................................... Nicole Mustilli 1999.................................................... Nicole Mustilli 2000..................................................... Anna Carnick 2001..................................................... Anna Carnick 2002...................................................... Kerry Walton 2003....................................................... Meagan Call 2004...................................................... Kerry Walton 2005...................................................... Kerry Walton 2006..................................................... Amy Orlando 2007...................................................... Kelley Hurley 2008...................................................... Kelley Hurley 2009............................................ Courtney Hurley 2010.......................................................Kelley Hurley

Women’s Sabre MVP 1999* .................................. Carianne McCullough 2000..................................... Carianne McCullough 2001..................................... Carianne McCullough 2002..................................... Carianne McCullough 2003................................................... Maggie Jordan 2004............ Danielle Davis, Valerie Providenza 2005........... Valerie Providenza, Mariel Zagunis 2006.................................................. Mariel Zagunis 2007........................................... Valerie Providenza 2008............................................. Sarah Borrmann 2009.................................................. Eileen Hassett 2010..............................................Sarah Borrmann

National Monogram Club Fencing Team MVP Men 1982.......................................................... Sal D’Allura 1983..................................................... Marc de Jong 1984.................................................... Andy Quaroni 1985.................................................... Andy Quaroni 1986.................................................. Mike Gostigian 1987.............................. Charles Higgs-Coulthard 1988.................................................. Yehuda Kovacs 1989................................................................. Ted Fay 1990..................................................... Jubba Beshin 1991.......................................... Leszek Nowosielski 1992............................................ David Calderhead 1993.............................................................. Jeff Piper 1994............................................ Grzegorz Wozniak 1995........................................................ Jeremy Siek 1996............................................................. Bill Lester 1997........................................................ Jeremy Siek 1998.............................. Luke LaValle, Brian Stone 1999....................................................... Gabor Szelle 2000....................................................... Gabor Szelle 2001........................................................... Jan Viviani 2002...................... Andre Crompton, Jan Viviani 2003....................................................... Ozren Debic 2004.................................................... Forest Walton 2005.................................................. Patrick Ghattas 2006.................................................. Patrick Ghattas 2007.................................................. Patrick Ghattas 2008..................................................... Greg Howard 2009........................................... Gerek Meinhardt 2010......................................................... Avery Zuck

Women 1982................................................. Susan Valdiserri 1983................................................. Susan Valdiserri 1984..................................................... Pia Albertson 1985.................................................... Molly Sullivan 1986...................................................... Janice Hynes 1987...................................................... Janice Hynes 1988.................................................... Molly Sullivan

1989...................................................... Janice Hynes 1990.......................................................... Heidi Piper 1991.......................................................... Heidi Piper 1992.......................................................... Heidi Piper 1993.................................................... Kathleen Vogt 1994......................................................... Maria Panyi 1995......................................................... Maria Panyi 1996........................................................... Sara Walsh 1997................................. Magda Krol, Sara Walsh 1998............................ Nicole Mustilli, Sara Walsh 1999.................................................... Nicole Mustilli 2000......................................................... Magda Krol 2001....................................................... Meagan Call 2002................................................... Alicja Kryczalo 2003................................................... Alicja Kryczalo 2004................................................... Alicja Kryczalo 2005........................................................... Alicja Kryczalo ......................................................Valerie Providenza 2006.................................................. Mariel Zagunis 2007 ..................... Kelley Hurley, Adrienne Nott 2008................................................... Adrienne Nott 2009................................................... Adrienne Nott 2010..............................................Sarah Borrmann

Knute Rockne Student-Athlete Award Fencers with highest grade-point average.

Men 1981.................................................. Jim Gunshinan 1982............................................ Chuck Konzelman 1984......................................................... Joe Roveda 1985.............................................................. Ted Dore 1986.................................................... Sean Reardon 1987..................................................... Dave Lennert 1988.................................................... Chris Reardon 1989.................................................. Steve Rawlings 1990............................................................. Joel Clark 1991.......................................... Leszek Nowosielski 1992............................................................ Tom Clare 1993............................................................. Brian Ray 1994........................................................ Greg Ripple 1995........................................................ Chris Hajnik 1996................................................................. Phil Lee 1997................................................................. Phil Lee 1998.......................................................... Matt Hysell 1999.................................................... Tim Monahan 2000.......................................................... Steve Kane 2001........................................... George Viamontes 2002....................................................... Neal Salisian 2003..................................................... Adam Harvey 2004..................................... Brendan Prendergast 2005......................................................... T.J. McNally 2006............................................. Alex Schumacher 2007..................................................... Greg Howard 2008............................ Greg Howard, Mark Kubik 2010............................................ Gerek Meinhardt

Women 1982............................................ Marcella Lansford 1982.................................................... Mary Marshall 1984................................................. Kathy Morrison 1985............................................... Celeste Kowalski 1986.......................................................... Linda Gase 1987................................................ Vittoria Quaroni 1988................................................ Mary-Jean Sully 1989........................................... Stephanie McNeill 1990..................................................... Anne Barreda 1991............................................. Margaret Connor 1992.......................................................... Heidi Piper 1993.................................................... Kathleen Vogt 1994............................................... Maura Gallagher 1995.............................................. Elizabeth Caruso 1996.......................................... Claudette de Bruin 1997............................................. Maria Thieneman 1998................................................... Stacey Stough 1999................................................... Nicole Paulina 2000.............................................................. Kelly Orsi 2001............................................ Mary Beth Willard 2002.................................... Carianne McCullough 2003......................................................... Jill Inghram 2004....................................................... Beth Emilian 2005........... Rebecca Chimahusky, Natalie Tenner 2006............ Valerie Providenza, Colleen Walsh 2007........................................... Valerie Providenza 2008......................... Rachel Cota, Adrienne Nott 2009.............................. Kim Montoya, Emilie Prot 2010..............................................Courtney Hurley

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Award Winners The following six awards – the Donlon, Crikelair, Mulligan, DeCicco/ Auriol, Langford and Bednarski Awards – are presented to fencers from specific weapons who best represent the fencing program and the University of Notre Dame ... “both on and off the strip.”

Polly DeCicco/ Georgette Auriol Women’s Epee Leadership Award Named in honor of the wives of former Notre Dame coaches Mike DeCicco and Yves Auriol.

Steve Donlon

John Crikelair

Dan Mulligan

Steve Donlon Men’s Epee Leadership Award

John Crikelair Men’s Foil Leadership Award

Named in honor of All-American and epee captain Steve Donlon ’68, who was killed in a tragic automobile accident during the summer of 1967.

Named in honor of All-American and foil captain John Crikelair ’68, who was killed during a Vietnam War firefight while serving with the U.S. Army.

1978..................................................... John Strass 1979.................................................. Mike Carney 1980............................................ Thomas Cullum 1981......................................................... Rich Daly 1982.................................................. Kevin Tindell 1983......................................................... Rich Daly 1984............................................... Andy Quaroni 1985............................................... Andy Quaroni 1986............................................. Mike Gostigian 1987................................................. Tim Vaughan 1988............................................. Doug Dudinski 1989............................................................. Ted Fay 1990.................................................... Mark Gugel 1991................................................ Jubba Beshin 1992....................................... Grzegorz Wozniak 1993....................................... Grzegorz Wozniak 1994....................................... Grzegorz Wozniak 1995.................................................. Rakesh Patel 1996.................................................... Brian Stone 1997....................................................... Brice Dille 1998................................................... Carl Jackson 1999..................................................... Brian Casas 2000..................................................... Brian Casas 2001.................................................. Scott Gabler 2002..................................................... Brian Casas 2003........................................ Nick Schumacher 2004....................................... Michael Macaulay 2005.......................................... Patrick Gettings, Jesse Laeuchli 2006................................................ Greg Howard 2007................................................ Greg Howard 2008.................................................. Karol Kostka 2009.....................................................Brent Kelly 2010............................................. Andrew Seroff

1978............................................... Mike McCahey 1979........................................... Steve Salimando 1980....................................................... Andy Bonk 1981..................................................... Jim Sullivan 1982............................................... Jim Thompson 1983................................................. Marc de Jong 1984..................................................... Chris Grady 1985................................... Mike Van der Velden 1986........................... Charles Higgs-Coulthard 1987............................................... Yehuda Kovacs 1988............................................. Gary Galizewski 1989............................................... Yehuda Kovacs 1990................................................... Colin Gumbs 1991......................................................... Phil Leary 1992....................................................... Ed LeFevre 1993.......................................................... Jeff Piper 1994.................................................. Stan Brunner 1995................................................... Conor Power 1996........................................... Paul Capobianco 1997..................................................... Jeremy Siek 1998............................................ Stephane Auriol 1999................................................. Charles Hayes 2000......................................................... Jim Harris 2001 .................................................. Forest Walton 2002.............................................. Steve Mautone 2003................................................. Forest Walton 2004 ................................................. Matt Castellan 2005 ............................................ Frank Bontempo 2006 ............................................ Frank Bontempo 2007 ............................................ Frank Bontempo 2008 ................................................... Zach Schirtz 2009 ....................................................... Mark Kubik 2010 .................................................... Zach Schirtz

Dan Mulligan Men’s Sabre Leadership Award Named in honor of sabre captain Dan Mulligan ’73, who was killed in 1976 during a simulated bombing run while training as a fighter pilot for the U.S. Air Force. 1978.............................................. Mike Sullivan 1979.............................................. Mike Sullivan 1980................................................. Chris Lyons 1981.................................................... Greg Armi 1982.................................................. Sal D’Allura 1983...................................................... Joel Tietz 1984............................................... Tony Consoli 1985.................................................... Mike Janis 1986............................................ John Edwards 1987..................................... Kevin Stoutemire 1988...................................................... Jim Reilly 1989.................................................. Tim Collins 1990.......................................................... Dan Yu 1991............................................... Chris Baguer 1992.................................................... Ed Baguer 1993.............................................. Bernard Baez 1994................................................... Chris Hajnik 1995................................................... Chris Hajnik

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1996........................................................ Bill Lester 1997................................................. Jeff Wartgow 1998...................................... Andrzej Bednarski 1999........................................... Steve McQuade 2000..................................... Andrzej Bednarski, Andre Crompton 2001...................................... Andrzej Bednarski 2002...................................... Andrzej Bednarski 2003..................................................... Brian Dosal 2004.................................................... Brian Dosal 2005.................................................. Matt Stearns 2006.......................................... Nicholas Diacou 2007................................................. Matt Stearns 2008........................................... Bill Thanhouser 2009.................................................. Tom Horton 2010.............................................Barron Nydam Bold indicates current fencers.

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1994.................................................. Marit Fischer 1995...................................... Claudette de Bruin 1996........................................... Ashley Shannon 1997..................................................... Anne Hoos 1998..................................................... Magda Krol 1999..................................................... Magda Krol 2000................................................... Kim DeMaio 2001 .................................................... Meagan Call 2002 .................................................. Anna Carnick 2003 ................................................. Anna Carnick, Kerry Walton 2004 ................................................... Kerry Walton 2005 .................................................. Amy Orlando 2006 ................................. Rebecca Chimahusky 2007 .................................................. Amy Orlando 2008 ....................................................... Ewa Nelip 2009 ....................................................... Ewa Nelip 2010 ...................................................Vanessa Rosa

Alice Langford Women’s Foil Leadership Award Named in honor of the wife of former Notre Dame head coach Walt Langford. 1977............................................. Kathy Valdiserri 1978............................................. Kathy Valdiserri 1979................................................... Karen Lacity 1980......................................... Elizabeth Bathon 1981......................................... Denise Haradem, Kathy McCann 1982........................................... Sharon DiNicola 1983............................................ Susan Valdiserri 1984..................................................... Mary Shilts 1985................................................ Janet Sullivan 1986................................................ Janet Sullivan 1987.................................................. Cindy Weeks 1988................................................ Molly Sullivan 1989................................................. Janice Hynes 1990.............................................. Kristin Kralicek 1991...................................................... Lynn Kadri 1992................................................ Rachel Haugh 1993......................................... Dinamarie Garcia 1994...................................................... Kim Arndt, Corinne Dougherty 1995.................................................... Maria Panyi 1996............................................. Mindi Kalogera 1997....................................................... Rose Saari 1998................................................... Amee Appel 1999............................................... Myriah Brown 2000............................................ Aimee Kalogera 2001.............................................. Katie Flanagan 2002 .............................................. Liza Boutsikaris 2003 .............................................. Liza Boutsikaris 2004 ............................................... Alicja Kryczalo 2005 ............................................... Andrea Ament 2006 ................................................ Colleen Walsh 2007 ..................................................... Rachel Cota 2008 ................................................ Hayley Reese 2009 ............................................. Darsie Malynn 2010 ..................................... Radmila Sarkisova

Janusz Bednarski Women’s Sabre Leadership Award Named in honor of the current Notre Dame head coach. 2000.............................................. Katie Flanagan 2001......................................... Donna Mowchan 2002 ................................................. Destanie Milo 2003 ................................................. Destanie Milo 2004 ................................................. Destanie Milo 2005 ................................................ Danielle Davis 2006 ....................................... Valerie Providenza 2007 .............................................. Ashley Serrette 2008 ........................................... Christina Zoccoli 2009 ......................................... Sarah Borrmann 2010 ...............................................Eileen Hassett

Carianne McCullough (’99-’02) is the only Notre Dame fencer ever to receive the DeCicco/Langford Award (inspiration), the Langford Award (leadership) and the Rockne Student- Athlete Award – in addition to four women’s sabre MVP awards.

DeCicco/ Langford Award Recognizing inspiration and dedication.

1981................................................... Jim Sullivan 1982............................................ Mike Mollinelli 1983......................................... Rowland Francis 1984..................................................... Jim Hickey 1985........................................... David Stabrawa 1986..................................................... Bob Walsh 1987.......................................... Vittoria Quaroni 1988.................................................... Dan Fabian 1989..................................................... Tim Collins 1990........................................... Derek Holeman 1991.............. Phil Leary, Leszek Nowosielski 1992........ David Calderhead, Mary Westrick 1993.................................................. Tim Quenan 1994............. Dinamarie Garcia, Greg Ripple 1995......................................... Elizabeth Caruso 1996................................................... John Tejada 1997...................................... Manolo Galinanes 1998.................................................. Jason Boron 1999..................................................... Gina Couri 2000.................................................. Clay Morton 2001............................... Carianne McCullough 2002........................................... Michelle Sutton 2003................ Matt Castellan, Adam Harvey 2004............................................... Amy Orlando 2005.......................................... Nicholas Diacou 2006............... Melanie Bautista, Rachel Cota 2007.................... Matt Stearns, Amy Orlando 2008........ Kimberlee Montoya, Avery Zuck 2009........................................... Darsie Malynn 2010..................................................Steve Kubik

Yves Auriol Award Recognizing fencers who have shown the most improvement. 1994................................................. Marit Fischer 1995........................................... Monica Wagner 1996........................................................... Phil Lee 1997....................................... John Scherpereel 1998................... Gina Couri, Steve McQuade 1999..................................... Michelle Marafino, George Viamontes 2000............................ Kelly Orsi, Scott Gabler 2001 ...................... Erin Riley, Michelle Sutton 2002 ............................................. Mike Macaulay 2003 ................ Danielle Davis, Colleen Walsh 2004 .............................. Rebecca Chimahusky John Espinsosa 2005 ........................................ Melanie Bautista 2006 ........ Marielle Connor, Ashley Serrette 2007 ............................................... Ryan Bradley 2008 .............. Teddy Hodges, Vanessa Rosa 2009 ........................................ Reggie Bentley 2010......................................Greg Schoolcraft


Men’s Records Individual Career Win Leaders Pl.

Name, Weapon

Years

Won

Lost

Pct.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Bill Lester, Sabre Luke La Valle, Sabre Karol Kostka, Epee Jeremy Siek, Foil Mike Sullivan, Sabre Brian Stone, Epee

1994-97 1996-99 2006-09 1994-97 1976-79 1995-98

213 200 198 191 183 183

38 20 56 21 4 81

.849 .909 .780 .901 .979 .693

7. 8. 9.

Gabor Szelle, Sabre Michal Sobieraj, Epee Carl Jackson, Epee Greg Howard, Epee Bill Thanhouser, Sabre

1999-2001, ’03 2002-05 1995, ’97-’99 2005-08 2006-09

182 176 174 174 174

13 12 58 44 51

.933 .936 .750 .798 .773

12. 13. 14.

Jan Viviani, Epee Mike Janis, Sabre Tim Glass, Epee Frank Bontempo, Foil Patrick Ghattas, Sabre

2000-03 1982-85 1974-77 2004-07 2004-07

162 161 160 160 158

20 27 26 69 19

.890 .856 .860 .699 .893

20. 21.

Forest Walton, Foil Ozren Debic, Foil Jakub Jedrkowiak, Foil Brian Casas, Epee Grzegorz Wozniak, Epee

2000-01, ‘03-04 2000-03 2005-08 1999-2002 1991-94

158 157 157 156 154

35 8 45 55 48

.819 .952 .777 .739 .762

23. 24. 25. 26.

Stephane Auriol, Foil Andrzej Bednarski, Sabre Matt Fabricant, Sabre Andre Crompton, Sabre Chris Hajnik, Sabre

1996-99 1998, 2000-02 2000-03 1999-2002 1993-95

154 152 151 150 147

53 32 21 19 54

.744 .826 .878 .888 .731

Yehuda Kovacs, Foil Pat Gerard, Foil Charles Higgs-Coulthard, Foil Matt Stearns, Sabre Mark Kubik, Foil

1986-89 1975-78 1984-87 2004-07 2006-09

146 146 145 145 145

11 19 17 44 54

.929 .884 .895 .767 .729

Terry McConville, Foil Mike McCahey, Foil Mike Van der Velden, Foil Steve Mautone, Foil Ed Fellows, Epee

1974-77 1975-78 1983-86 1999-2002 1974-77

142 138 137 137 136

44 21 41 59 38

.763 .868 .800 .698 .781

Andy Quaroni, Epee David Calderhead, Epee Sam DiFiglio, Sabre Chris Baguer, Sabre Mike Matranga, Epee

1982-85 1989-92 1974-76 1988-92 1971-74

133 131 130 129 129

23 32 23 17 31

.853 .804 .850 .884 .806

Stanton Brunner, Foil Aaron Adjemian, Epee Phil Leary, Foil Don Johnson, Foil/Epee Rian Girard, Foil/Epee

1993-95 2004-07 1988-91 1983-86 1991-94

129 129 126 126 126

37 53 18 34 42

.777 .709 .889 .787 .750

49. 50. 51.

Rich Daly, Epee Jeff Wartgow, Sabre John Edwards, Sabre/Foil Greg Schoolcraft, Epee Charles Hayes, Foil

1980-83 1994-97 1983-86 20071997-99

123 123 121 120 119

29 62 20 60 36

.809 .665 .858 .667 .768

52. 53. 54. 55. 56.

Todd Griffee, Epee Andy Bonk, Foil Jeff Piper, Foil Mike Cornwall, Foil Zach Schirtz, Foil

1986-89 1977-80 1991-93 1970-73 2007-

118 117 116 115 114

26 14 18 45 29

.819 .890 .866 .719 .797

Greg Armi, Sabre Derek Holeman, Foil/Epee John Strass, Epee Jim Mullenix, Foil Tom Coye, Foil

1977-81 1987-90 1975-78 1971-74 1972-75

114 111 111 111 111

31 19 42 44 45

.786 .854 .725 .716 .711

Kevin Stoutermire, Sabre Chris McQuade,Sabre Steve Kubik, Foil Marc DeJong, Foil Dan Yu, Sabre

1984-87 1992, ’94-’96 2007 1979-83 1987-88, ’90-’91

108 108 107 107 106

14 53 22 27 18

.885 .671 .829 .799 .855

Derek Snyder, Foil Chris Lyons, Sabre Tom Horton, Sabre James Taliaferro, Sabre Avery Zuck, Sabre

2002-04 1978-79 2006-09 1990-93 2007-

104 102 102 101 101

19 22 44 17 23

.846 .830 .699 .856 .815

Ed Baguer, Sabre Steve Salimando, Foil Jim Russomano, Foil

1989-92 1976-78 1958-60

100 100 100

9 17 17

.917 .855 .855

16. 18.

27. 29.

Sabreist Mike Janis (’82-’85) ranks 13th all-time in Notre Dame men’s fencing wins (161-27) and was a two-time NCAA participant.

32. 33. 34. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40.

44.

47.

58.

62. 64. 66.

Mike Van der Velden (’83-’86) owns the 34th-most wins in Notre Dame men’s fencing history (137-41; 12th among foilists) and earned All-America honors in 1985.

67. 68. 70. 72.

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Men’s Records Individual Career Winning Percentage Pl.

Name, Weapon

Years

Pct.

Won

Lost

Leszek Nowosielski, Sabre Mike Sullivan, Sabre Ozren Debic, Foil David Kirby, Sabre Michal Sobieraj, Epee

1988-91 1976-79 2000-03 1988-92 2002-05

.980 .979 .952 .943 .936

97 183 157 66 176

2 4 8 4 12

6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Gabor Szelle, Sabre Yehuda Kovacs, Foil Gerek Meinhardt, Foil Ed Baguer, Sabre Luke La Valle, Sabre Jeremy Siek, Foil

1999-2001, ’03 1986-89 20091989-92 1996-99 1994-97

.933 .930 .925 .917 .909 .901

182 146 62 100 200 191

1 11 5 9 20 21

12. 13. 14.

Gerry Finney, Sabre Charles Higgs-Coulthard, Foil Patrick Ghattas, Sabre Andy Bonk, Foil Jan Viviani, Epee

1952-54 1984-87 2004-07 1977-80 2000-03

.897 .895 .893 .893 .890

61 145 158 117 162

7 17 19 14 20

17. 18. 19. 20.

Joel Clark, Foil Andre Crompton, Sabre Kevin Stoutermire, Sabre Pat Gerard, Foil Chris Baguer, Sabre

1987-90 1999-2002 1984-87 1975-78 1988-92

.889 .888 .885 .884 .884

96 150 108 146 129

12 19 14 19 17

22. 23.

Matt Fabricant, Sabre Phil Leary, Foil Mike Bathon, Sabre Noel Young, Foil Mike McCahey, Foil

2000-03 1988-91 1984-86 1990-91 1975-78

.878 .875 .875 .870 .868

151 126 42 60 138

21 18 6 9 21

Jeff Piper, Foil Ola Harstrom, Epee Tim Glass, Epee James Taliaferro, Sabre Dan Yu, Sabre Steve Salimando, Foil Jim Russomano, Foil

1990-93 1981-83 1974-77 1990-93 1987-91 1976-79 1958-60

.866 .861 .860 .856 .855 .855 .855

116 93 160 101 106 100 100

18 15 26 17 18 17 17

Derek Holeman, Foil/Epee Mike Janis, Sabre Andy Quaroni, Epee

1987-90 1982-85 1982-85

.854 .853 .853

111 157 133

21 27 23

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

16.

25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31.

34. 35.

Sabreist Kevin Stoutermire (’84-’87) is one of 74 Notre Dame men’s fencers ever to post 100-plus wins (108-14) while his .885 career-winning percentage ranks 19th in the Irish record book (among all weapons).

Minimum 40 career wins and two seasons.

Team Records Single-Season Bouts Won

Single-Season Wins 1. 2010 ........................................................................................ 33-0 2009 ........................................................................................ 33-0 2. 2006 ....................................................................................... 29-1 1996 ....................................................................................... 29-3 4. 1995 ....................................................................................... 28-2 5. 2008 ....................................................................................... 27-4 6. 1986 ....................................................................................... 26-0 1976 ....................................................................................... 26-0 8. 2001 ....................................................................................... 25-0 9. 2003 ....................................................................................... 24-0 2004 ....................................................................................... 24-1 1990 ....................................................................................... 24-1 1988 ....................................................................................... 24-1 1997 ....................................................................................... 24-2 Single-Season Winning Percentage 1. 2010 (33-0), 2009 (33-0), 2003 (24-0), 2002 (18-0), 2001 (25-0), 1986 (26-0), 1976 (26-0), 1991 (23-0), 1985 (230), 1977 (23-0), 1987 (22-0), 1994 (21-0), 1989 (21-0), 1979 (20-0), 2002 (18-0), 1978 (18-0), 1967 (18-0), 1958 (16-0), 1992 (14-0), 1936 (9-0), 1950 (9-0),1935 (7-0) ..................................................... 1.000

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2010 ..........................................................................................695 2009 ..........................................................................................657 2006 ......................................................................................... 627 2008 ......................................................................................... 623 1996 ......................................................................................... 606 1995 ......................................................................................... 601 1986 ......................................................................................... 568 1997 ......................................................................................... 561 1976 ......................................................................................... 550 1988 ......................................................................................... 538

1988 Notre Dame captains (from left): foilist Yehuda Kovacs, epeeist Todd Griffee and sabreist Tim Collins.

Single-Season Bout Winning Percentage 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1989 (481-86) ...................................................................... .848 1991 (504-100).................................................................... .834 1987 (486-108)................................................................... .818 2002 (395-91) ..................................................................... .813 1986 (568-134).................................................................... .809 1978 (392-94) ...................................................................... .807 1976 (550-135).................................................................... .803 1992 (305-75) ...................................................................... .802 1984 (449-112).................................................................... .800 2003 (492-129).................................................................... .799

Notre Dame’s dominant 1978 NCAA championship trio combined for a 102-5 regular-season record, including 41-0 from sabreist Mike Sullivan (far left), 31-3 by foilist Pat Gerard (second from right) and a 30-2 mark from epeeist Bjorn Vaggo (far right).

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Single-Season Wins (all weapons) Pl. Name (weapon) Year Won Lost 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Bill Lester (sabre) Jeremy Siek (foil) Michal Sobieraj (epee) Luke La Valle (sabre) Greg Schoolcraft (epee) Chris Hajnik (sabre) Brian Stone (epee) 8. Gabor Szelle (sabre) Conor Power (foil) Carl Jackson (epee)

1996 1996 2005 1996 2010 1995 1995 1999 1995 1995

67 66 65 64 58 57 57 56 56 56

7 6 4 8 25 19 19 2 12 17

Single-Season Win Pct. (all weapons) Pl. Name (weapon) Year Won Lost 1. Mike Sullivan (sabre) Ed Baguer (sabre) 3. Mike Sullivan (sabre) 4. Mike Sullivan (sabre) 5. Ozren Debic (foil) 6. Yehuda Kovacs (foil) 7. Gerry Finney (sabre) 8. Yehuda Kovacs (foil) 9. Gabor Szelle (sabre) 10. Kevin Stoutermire (sabre) Minimum 30 wins

Foil Career Wins Pl. Name Conor Power was a two-year monogram winner and NCAA competitor for the Irish, compiling an 89-23 (.795) foil record from 1994-95 while helping Notre Dame win the 1994 NCAA title.

1. 2. 3. 4.

1978 1992 1976 1977 2003 1987 1954 1989 1999 1987

Years

41 30 53 47 43 34 32 31 56 46

Pct. .905 .917 .942 .889 .699 .750 .750 .966 .824 .767

Pct.

0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2

1.000 1.000 .981 .979 .977 .971 .970 .969 .966 .958

Won Lost

Pct.

21 69 35 8 45 53 19 11 17 54 44 21 59 41

.901 .699 .819 .952 .777 .744 .884 .930 .895 .729 .763 .868 .698 .770

Foil Career Winning Percentage Pl. Name Years Won Lost

Pct.

6. 7. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Jeremy Siek 1994-97 Frank Bontempo 2004-07 Forest Walton 2000-01, ’03-’04 Ozren Debic 2000-03 Jakub Jedrkowiak 2005-08 Stephane Auriol 1996-99 Pat Gerard 1975-78 Yehuda Kovacs 1986-89 Charles Higgs-Coulthard 1984-87 Mark Kubik 2006-09 Terry McConville 1974-77 Mike McCahey 1975-78 Steve Mautone 1999-2002 Mike Van der Velden 1983-86

1. Ozren Debic 2000-03 2. Yehuda Kovacs 1986-89 3. Gerek Meinhardt 20084. Mike DeCicco 1947-49 5. Jeremy Siek 1994-97 6. Charles Higgs-Coulthard 1984-87 7. Andy Bonk 1977-80 8. Joel Clark 1987-90 9. Pat Gerard 1975-78 10. Phil Leary 1988-91 11. Derek Holeman 1987-90 Minimum 40 wins and two seasons

191 160 158 157 157 154 146 146 145 145 142 138 137 137

157 146 62 45 191 145 117 96 146 126 109

8 11 5 4 21 17 14 12 19 18 16

.952 .930 .925 .918 .901 .895 .891 .889 .884 .889 .872

Foilist Paul Capobianco helped Notre Dame win the 1994 NCAA championship while posting an 85-34 career record.

Foil Single-Season Wins Pl. Name 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Jeremy Siek Conor Power Jeremy Siek Rian Girard Paul Capobianco Stanton Brunner Jakub Jedrkowiak Zach Schirtz 9. Jeff Piper Stanton Brunner Steve Mautone

Year

Won Lost

.917 .824 .883 .823 .714 .762 .870 .810 .882 .804 .726

Foil Single-Season Win Percentage Pl. Name Year Won Lost

Pct.

Ozren Debic Yehuda Kovacs Yehuda Kovacs Ozren Debic Jeremy Siek 6. Pat Gerard 7. Gerek Meinhardt 8. Ozren Debic 9. Ozren Debic Charles Higgs-Coulthard 11. Jeremy Siek Derek Holeman Grant Hodges Minimum 30 wins

2003 1987 1989 2001 1997 1977 2009 2002 2000 1985 1996 1987 2010

66 56 53 51 50 48 47 47 45 45 45

Pct.

6 12 7 11 20 15 7 11 6 11 17

1. 2. 3. 4.

1996 1995 1995 1993 1996 1995 2005 2008 1993 1993 1999

43 34 31 42 42 36 31 30 42 33 66 33 33

1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 6 3 3

.977 .971 .969 .955 .954 .947 .939 .938 .933 .933 .917 .917 .917

Did You Know? Foilist Stephane Auriol (’96-’99) is tied for the 21st-most career wins (15453) in Notre Dame men’s fencing history, among all weapons (sixth among foilists).

Sabreist Mike Sullivan’s career included an undefeated regular season in 1978, plus two one-loss seasons and a 42-2 mark in 1979.

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Men’s Records Epee Career Wins Pl. Name 1. 2. 3. 4.

Years

Won Lost

2006-09 1995-98 2902-05 1995, ’97-’99 2005-08 2000-03 1974-77 1999-2002 1991-94 1974-77

198 183 176 174 174 162 160 156 154 136

Pct.

56 81 12 58 44 20 26 55 48 28

.780 .693 .936 .750 .798 .890 .860 .739 .762 .871

Epee Career Winning Percentage Pl. Name Years Won Lost

Pct.

6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Karol Kostka Brian Stone Michal Sobieraj Carl Jackson Greg Howard Jan Viviani Tim Glass Brian Casas Grzegorz Wozniak Ed Fellows

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Michal Sobieraj 2002-05 Jan Viviani 2000-03 Ola Harstrom 1981-83 Tim Glass 1974-77 Andy Quaroni 1982-85 Jesse Laeuchli 2004-06 Ron Farrow 1957-58 8. Dennis Hemmerle 1955-57 9. Doug Dudinski 1985, ’87-’88 10. Todd Griffee 1986-89 Christian Scherpe 1985-86 Minimum 40 wins and two seasons

Epee Single-Season Wins Pl. Name Year 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Michal Sobieraj Greg Schoolcraft Brian Stone Carl Jackson Brice Dille James Kaull Karol Kostka Tim Glass 9. Greg Howard Greg Howard 11. Grzegorz Wozniak Brian Stone Karol Kostka 14. Jan Tivenius Ed Fellows Mike Matranga Grzegorz Wozniak Phil Lee

176 162 93 160 133 73 52 84 50 118 68

12 20 15 26 23 13 11 18 11 26 15

.936 .890 .861 .860 .853 .849 .825 .824 .820 .819 .819

Sabre Career Wins Pl. Name Won Lost

2005 2010 1995 1995 1996 2010 2007 1976 2007 2008 1994 1996 2008 1983 1976 1974 1993 1996

.942 .699 .750 .767 .581 .790 .727 .889 .734 .825 .836 .582 .742 .938 .849 .849 .750 .542

Epee Single-Season Win Percentage Pl. Name Year Won Lost

Pct.

Ted Fay Michal Sobieraj Jan Tivenius Jan Viviani Michal Sobieraj Tim Glass 7. Andy Quaroni 8. Michal Sobieraj Jan Viviani David Calderhead Minimum 30 wins

1989 2005 1983 2002 2004 1977 1984 2003 2001 1992

65 58 57 56 50 49 48 48 47 47 46 46 46 45 45 45 45 45

Pct.

4 25 19 17 36 13 18 6 17 10 9 33 16 3 8 8 15 38

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1994 NCAA Champions Notre Dame claimed the 1994 NCAA Combined Fencing Championship behind a deep lineup that included just three All-Americans, led by sabre captain and All-American Chris Hajnik. Pictured from left are: foil captain Rian Girard (fenced epee in NCAAs), men’s head coach Mike DeCicco, Hajnik, epee captain Grzegorz Wozniak, Stanton Brunner, foil captain Dinamarie Garcia and women’s head coach Yves Auriol.

33 65 45 42 41 41 35 44 44 33

2 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 3

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Bill Lester Luke La Valle Mike Sullivan Gabor Szelle Bill Thanhouser Patrick Ghattas Mike Janis Andrzej Bednarski Matt Fabricant Andre Crompton

.943 .942 .938 .933 .932 .932 .921 .917 .917 .917

Bold indicates current fencers.

Did You Know? Sabreists Mike Sullivan and Ed Baguer and foilist Sara Walsh remain the only Notre Dame fencers ever to post 30-plus wins in a season without a loss.

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Years 1994-97 1996-99 1976-79 1999-2001, ’03 2006-09 2004-07 1982-85 1998, 2000-02 2000-03 1999-2002

Won Lost 213 200 183 182 174 158 157 152 151 150

38 20 4 13 51 19 27 32 21 19

Pct. .849 .915 .979 .933 .773 .893 .853 .826 .872 .888

Sabre Career Winning Percentage Pl. Name Years Won Lost 1. Leszek Nowosielski 1988-91 2. Mike Sullivan 1976-79 3. Gabor Szelle 1999-2001 4. David Kirby 1988-92 5. Gabor Szelle 1999-2001, ’03 6. Ed Baguer 1989-92 7. Luke La Valle 1996-99 8. Gerry Finney 1952-54 9. Patrick Ghattas 2004-07 10. Andre Crompton 1999-2002 Minimum 40 wins and two seasons

Sabre Single-Season Wins Pl. Name Years 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Bill Lester Luke La Valle Chris Hajnik Gabor Szelle Bill Lester Mike Sullivan Andrzej Bednarski Jeffrey Wartgow 9. Patrick Ghattas 10. Luke LaValle Bill Lester Chris Hajnik

1996 1996 1995 1999 1995 1976 1998 1996 2006 1999 1997 1993

97 183 134 66 182 100 200 61 158 150

.980 .979 .944 .943 .933 .917 .915 .897 .893 .888

Won Lost

Pct.

67 64 57 56 55 53 53 53 51 50 50 50

7 8 19 2 7 1 10 25 5 6 8 20

Sabre Single-Season Win Percentage Pl. Name Years Won Lost 1. Mike Sullivan Ed Baguer 3. Mike Sullivan 4. Mike Sullivan 5. Gerry Finney 6. Gabor Szelle 7. Kevin Stoutermire 8. Dan Yu 9. Mike Sullivan 10. Chris Baguer Minimum 30 wins

1978 1992 1976 1977 1954 1999 1987 1990 1979 1990

Pct.

2 4 8 4 13 9 20 7 19 19

41 30 53 47 32 56 46 42 42 45

Brian Casas (156-55) ranks eighth on the Notre Dame list for career men’s epee wins and earned All-America honors at the 1999 and 2001 NCAAs.

0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3

.905 .889 .750 .966 .887 .981 .841 .679 .911 .893 .862 .714

Pct. 1.000 1.000 .981 .979 .970 .966 .958 .956 .955 .938


Women’s Records Individual Career Win Leaders Pl.

Name, Weapon

Years

Won

Lost

Anne Hoos, Epee Nicole Mustilli, Epee/Foil Myriah Brown, Foil Mindi Kalogera, Foil Claudette de Bruin, Epee/Foil

1995-98 1996-99 1996-99 1993-96 1993-96

313 304 291 248 235

70 51 28 63 24

.817 .856 .912 .797 .907

6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Ashley Serrette, Sabre Sara Walsh, Foil Magda Krol, Epee/Foil Adrienne Nott, Foil Nicole Paulina, Foil

2006-09 1996-99 1997-2000 2006-09 1996-99

234 231 230 223 216

83 7 30 35 68

.738 .970 .885 .864 .761

11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Amee Appel, Foil Kelley Hurley, Epee Kimberlee Montoya, Epee Valerie Providenza, Sabre Anna Carnick, Epee

1995-98 2006-10 2006-09 2004-07 2000-03

215 213 192 191 179

65 23 54 30 43

.768 .903 .780 .864 .806

16. 17. 18.

Kerry Walton, Epee Amy Orlando, Epee Liza Boutsikaris, Foil Meagan Call, Epee Maggie Jordan, Foil/Sabre

2002-05 2004-07 2000-03 2000-03 2001-04

175 172 168 168 168

28 59 37 52 58

.862 .745 .820 .764 .743

21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Destanie Milo, Sabre Andrea Ament, Foil Hayley Reese, Foil Alicja Kryczalo, Foil Molly Sullivan, Foil

2001-04 2002-05 20072002-05 1985-88

166 164 162 161 160

36 15 31 12 14

.822 .916 .839 .931 .919

26.

Anne Barreda, Foil Cindy Weeks, Foil Kathy Valdiserri, Foil Sarah Borrmann, Sabre Heidi Piper, Foil

1987-88, ’90-’91 1984-87 1973-78 20071989-92

159 159 157 156 152

24 57 29 26 15

.868 .736 .844 .857 .910

Ashley Shannon, Epee Melanie Bautista, Foil Maria Panyi, Foil Emilie Prot, Foil

1994-96 2005-06 1994-95 2006-09

149 147 146 146

68 47 3 51

.687 .762 .980 .741

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33.

Anne Hoos

Individual Career Winning Percentage Pl.

Name, Weapon

Years

Won

Lost

Maria Panyi, Foil Sara Walsh, Foil Mariel Zagunis, Sabre Alicja Kryczalo, Foil Molly Sullivan, Foil

1994-95 1996-99 2005-06 2002-05 1985-88

146 231 75 161 160

3 7 3 12 14

.980 .970 .962 .931 .919

6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Andrea Ament, Foil Myriah Brown, Foil Ewa Nelip, Epee Heidi Piper, Foil Courtney Hurley, Epee

2002-05 1996-99 20081989-92 2008-

164 291 82 152 109

15 28 8 15 11

.916 .912 .911 .910 .908

11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Claudette de Bruin, Epee/Foil Kelley Hurley, Epee Magda Krol, Epee/Foil Natalia Mazur, Sabre Anne Barreda, Foil

1993-96 2007-10 1997-2000 2000-01, ’04 1987-88, ’90-’91

235 213 230 111 159

24 23 30 15 24

.907 .903 .885 .881 .868

16. 17.

Mary Westrick, Foil Valerie Providenza, Sabre Adrienne Nott, Foil Kerry Walton, Epee Sarah Borrmann, Sabre Janice Hynes, Foil

1989-92 2004-07 2006-09 2002-05 20081986-89

96 191 223 175 156 126

15 30 35 28 26 21

.865 .864 .864 .862 .857 .857

22. 23. 24. 25. 26.

Nicole Mustilli, Epee/Foil Katie Heinzen, Foil Tara Kelly, Foil Hayley Reese, Foil Kim Arndt, Foil

1996-99 20101989-92 20081992-94

304 52 115 162 72

51 9 21 31 17

.856 .852 .846 .839 .828

27. 28. 29. 30.

Kristin Kralicek, Foil Destanie Milo, Sabre Marielle Connor, Epee Liza Boutsikaris, Foil Mary Jean Sully, Foil

1987-90 2001-04 2003-06 2000-03 1987-88

142 166 55 168 41

30 36 12 28 9

.826 .822 .821 .820 .820

31. 32.

Kelly Haugh, Foil Anne Hoos, Epee

1989-92 1995-98

63 313

14 70

.818 .817

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

19. 20.

Janice Hynes

Pct.

Pct.

Minimum 40 wins and two seasons ... current fencers in bold

Team Records Single-Season Wins 1. 2. 3. 4.

2010 ..................................................... 35-0 1995 ......................................................32-0 1996 ..................................................... 31-1 1997 ..................................................... 30-1 2009 ......................................................30-2

Single-Season Winning Pct. 1. 2010 (35-0) .......................................1.000 1995 (32-0) ...................................... 1.000 2004 (26-0) ...................................... 1.000 1994 (23-0) ...................................... 1.000 1986 (23-0) ...................................... 1.000 1991 (19-0) ...................................... 1.000

Single-Season Bouts Won 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1996 ...................................................... 832 1995 ...................................................... 799 1997 ...................................................... 792 2010 ........................................................724 2009 ........................................................700

Single-Season Bout Win Pct. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1987 (257-47) ................................... 1986 (309-59) ................................... 1991 (254-50) ................................... 1988 (253-51) ................................... 2005 (536-112).................................

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Women’s Records Single-Season Win Pct. (all weapons) Pl. Name (Weapon) Years Won Lost 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 8. 9. 10.

Sara Walsh (foil) Maria Panyi (foil) Kelley Hurley (Epee) Sara Walsh (foil) Heidi Piper (foil) Sara Walsh (foil) Maria Panyi (foil) Magda Krol (epee) Mariel Zagunis (sabre) Alicja Kryczalo (foil)

Foil Career Wins Pl. Name 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Myriah Brown Mindi Kalogera Sara Walsh Adrienne Nott Nicole Paulina Amee Appel Liza Boutsikaris Andrea Ament Hayley Reese Alicja Kryczalo

1997 1995 2008 1999 1991 1996 1994 1997 2006 2002

48 105 47 45 44 80 41 61 46 39

Years Won Lost 1996-99 1993-96 1996-99 2006-09 1996-99 1995-98 2000-03 2002-05 20082002-05

291 248 231 223 216 215 168 164 162 161

28 63 7 35 68 65 37 15 31 12

Foil Career Winning Percentage Pl. Name Years Won Lost 1. Maria Panyi 1994-95 2. Sara Walsh 1996-99 3. Alicja Kryczalo 2002-05 4. Molly Sullivan 1985-88 5. Andrea Ament 2002-05 6. Myriah Brown 1996-99 7. Heidi Piper 1989-92 8. Magda Krol 1997, ’98, ’00 9. Anne Barreda 1987-88, ’90-’91 10. Claudette de Bruin 1993-94 Minimum 35 wins and two seasons

146 231 161 160 164 291 152 63 159 92

3 7 12 14 15 28 15 9 24 14

Foil Single-Season Wins Pl. Name Year Won Lost 1. 2. 3. 4.

Maria Panyi Mindi Kalogera Myriah Brown Sara Walsh Myriah Brown 6. Rose Saari 7. Myriah Brown Nicole Paulina Mindi Kalogera 10. Amee Appel

1995 1995 1997 1996 1996 1997 1999 1997 1996 1997

105 97 82 80 80 79 71 71 71 70

2 17 5 2 7 22 10 13 18 17

Foil Single-Season Winning Pct. Pl. Name Year Won Lost 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Sara Walsh Maria Panyi Sara Walsh Heidi Piper Sara Walsh Maria Panyi 7. Alicja Kryczalo 8. Janet Sullivan Pia Albertson 10. Andrea Ament Minimum 30 wins

1997 1995 1999 1991 1996 1994 2002 1986 1984 2005

48 105 45 44 80 41 39 37 37 53

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Pct.

0 1.000 2 .981 1 .979 1 .978 1 .978 2 .976 1 .976 2 .968 2 .958 2 .951

Pct. .912 .797 .970 .854 .761 .768 .820 .916 .839 .931

Pct. .980 .970 .931 .920 .916 .912 .910 .875 .869 .868

Pct. .981 .851 .942 .976 .920 .782 .877 .845 .798 .804

Pct.

0 1.000 2 .981 1 .978 1 .978 2 .976 1 .976 2 .951 2 .949 2 .949 3 .946

Foilist Nicole Paulina posted one of the highest single-season victory totals (71-13, 1997) in Notre Dame women’s fencing history and ranks 10th on the Irish list for career wins (216-68) among all weapons. Epee Career Wins Pl. Name 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Anne Hoos Nicole Mustilli Kelley Hurley Kimberlee Montoya Anna Carnick Kerry Walton Amy Orlando Colleen Smerek Meagan Call Magda Krol

Years Won Lost 1995-98 1996-99 2007-10 2006-09 2000-03 2002-05 2004-07 1995, ’97 2000-03 1997-99

313 235 213 192 179 175 172 170 168 167

70 40 23 54 43 28 59 48 52 21

Epee Career Winning Percentage Pl. Name Years Won Lost 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Courtney Hurley 2008Kelley Hurley 2007Magda Krol 1997-99 Kerry Walton 2002-05 Nicole Mustilli 1996-99 Marielle Connor 2003-06 Anne Hoos 1995-98 Anna Carnick 2000-03 Colleen Smerek 1995, ’97 Kimberlee Montoya 2006-09 11. Anne Hayes 1996-97 Minimum 40 wins and two seasons

.817 .855 .903 .780 .806 .862 .745 .780 .764 .888

Pct.

11 23 21 28 40 12 70 43 48 54 26

.908 .903 .888 .862 .855 .821 .817 .806 .780 .780 .776

Epee Single-Season Wins Pl. Name Year Won Lost

Pct.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Anne Hoos Colleen Smerek Nicole Mustilli Colleen Smerek Kelley Hurley Anne Hoos 7. Claudette de Bruin Claudette de Bruin Anne Hoos Anne Hayes Ashley Shannon

25 27 15 21 9 15 4 7 18 23 30

.783 .767 .848 .794 .898 .840 .950 .916 .809 .768 .717

Epee Single-Season Winning Pct. Pl. Name Year Won Lost

Pct.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Kelley Hurley Magda Krol Claudette de Bruin Ewa Nelip Kelley Hurley Diane Zielinski Claudette de Bruin Kerry Walton Courtney Hurley 10. Courtney Hurley

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1995 1995 1997 1997 2010 1997 1995 1996 1996 1996 1996

109 213 167 175 235 55 313 179 170 192 90

Pct.

2008 1997 1995 2009 2007 2009 1996 2002 2009 2010

90 89 84 81 79 79 76 76 76 76 76

41 61 76 37 51 46 76 50 50 59

1 2 4 2 4 4 7 5 5 6

.979 .968 .950 .949 .927 .920 .916 .909 .909 .907

Anne Barreda’s stellar Notre Dame career included a 159-24 foil record from 1987-91, plus All-America performances at the 1988 (third place) and 1990 (eighth) NCAAs. Sabre Career Wins (since 2000) Pl. Name Year Won Lost

Pct.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

83 30 36 26 60 32 35 29 15 22

.738 .864 .822 .857 .704 .804 .781 .801 .811 .794

Sabre Career Winning Pct. (min. 40 wins) Pl. Name Year Won Lost

Pct.

Ashley Serreette 2006-09 Valerie Providenza 2004-07 Destanie Milo 2001-04 Sarah Borrmann 2008Eileen Hassett 2008Angela Vinceont 2004-06 Danielle Davis 2002-05 Carianne McCullough 2000-02 Natalia Mazur 2000-01, ’04 Maggie Jordan 2002-04

1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Mariel Zagunis 2005-06 Valerie Providenza 2004-07 Sarah Borrmann 2008Destanie Milo 2001-04 Natalia Mazur 2000-01, ’04 Angela Vincent 2004-06 Carianne McCullough 2000-02 Maggie Jordan 2002-04 Beatriz Almeida 200810. Danielle Davis 2002-05 11. Ashley Serreette 2006-09

234 191 166 156 143 131 125 117 111 85

75 191 156 166 111 131 117 85 78 125 234

3 30 26 36 15 32 29 22 21 35 83

Sabre Single-Season Wins Pl. Name Year Won Lost 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Sarah Borrmann Eileen Hassett Ashley Serrette Ashley Serrette Ashley Serrette Maggie Jordan Valerie Providenza Valerie Providenza Angela Vincent 10. Ashley Serrette

2008 2008 2008 2007 2006 2003 2006 2007 2005 2009

Pct.

7 12 25 22 25 6 8 7 12 11

.913 .848 .725 .735 .695 .903 .871 .879 .810 .820

Sabre Single-Season Winning Pct. Pl. Name Year Won Lost

Pct.

1. Mariel Zagunis 2006 2. Natalia Mazur 2000 3. Marta Stepien 2010 4. Sarah Borrmann 2008 5. Maggie Jordan 2003 6. Destanie Milo 2003 7. Valerie Providenza 2007 8. Valerie Providenza 2006 9. Valerie Providenza 2004 10. Angela Vincent 2004 11. Destanie Milo 2002 Minimum 30 wins Bold indicates current fencers.

73 67 66 61 57 56 54 51 51 50

.962 .864 .857 .822 .811 .804 .801 .794 .788 .781 .738

46 49 32 73 56 40 51 54 39 41 45

2 4 3 7 6 5 7 8 6 10 8

.958 .935 .914 .913 .903 .889 .879 .871 .867 .863 .849


NCAA Championship Results 1954 – 8th place (48 points) Name, Weapon Dick Hull, Foil Gerry Finney, Sabre Rod Duff, Epee 1955 – 7th place (48 points) Jim Waters, Foil Tom Dorwin, Sabre Don Tadrowski, Epee

@ Chicago W 16 20 16

L Rk. 10 9 7 4 14 12

@ Michigan St. 13 13 22

12 10 9 7 4 1

18 14 21

17 18 21 25 13 9

1956 – 15th place (33 points) Jack Friel, Foil Dave Frsike, Sabre Don Tadrowski, Epee

@ Navy

1957 – 9th place (52 points) Pierre DuVair, Foil Joe Klein, Sabre Dennis Hemmerle, Epee

@ Detroit 11 16 25

10 20 12 13 4 2

1958 – 6th place (35 points)

@ Texas Tech

Jim Russomano, Foil Dick Fagon, Sabre Ron Farrow, Epee

13 9 13

4 4 12 14 5 3

1959 – 8th place (47 points)

Nick Scalera helped lead the 1950 Irish to the first of their 46 top-10 finishes at the NCAAs.

Jim Russomano, Foil Tom Lee, Sabre Jim Johnson, Epee

Name, Weapon Jack Gaither, Foil, Herb Melton, Sabre Russ Harris, Epee

@ Chicago W L Rk. Missing Data

1948 – 12th place (21 points) Mike DeCicco, Foil Bob Schlosser, Sabre Ralph Dixon, Epee

@ Navy 9 3 6

5 5 6

7 5 13

20 22 5 13 14

1949 – 24th place (25 points) Lou Burns, Foil Bob Schlosser, Sabre Ralph Dixon 1950 – 6th place (61 points) Nick Scalera, Foil Bob Schlosser, Sabre Ralph Dixon, Epee

@ Army

@ Wayne State 24 19 18

1951 – 10th place (41 points) Nick Scalera, Foil Charlie Daschle, Sabre Brian Duff, Epee

1953 – 7th place (67 points) Jack Mooney, Foil Gerry Finney, Sabre John McGinn, Epee

8 4 11 11 10 5 @ Illinois

14 10 11

12 13 12 12 16 20

10 13 17

19 21 15 13 13 12

1952 – 16th place (40 points) Jack Jacobs, Foil Paul Gibbons, Sabre Brian Duff, Epee

— — —

@ Yale

@ Pennsylvania 21 24 22

13 12 9 6 12 8

5 6 11 11 13 15

1960 – 7th place (44 points) Jim Russomano, Foil Ted DeBaene, Sabre Pete Giaimo, Epee

1947 – 13th place (9 points)

@ Navy 21 13 13

1961 – 13th place (47 points) Mike Curtin, Foil Rudy Ehrensing, Sabre John Donlon, Epee

@ Illinois 20 10 14

6 14 9

6 7 7

@ Princeton 11 14 22

18 19 13 14 8 5

1962 – 12th place (45 points)

@ Ohio State

Mike Bishko, Foil Tom Shipp, Sabre Dan Kenney, Epee

13 14 18

1963 – 10th place (31 points) Tom Dwyer, Foil Ralph DeMatteis, Sabre Dick Marks, Epee

8 12 11

4 16 9 9 10 10 @ Harvard

25 26 22

1965 – 15th place (58 points) Bill Ferrence, Foil Mike Dwyer, Sabre Frank Hajnik, Epee

1967 – 6th place (56 pts) John Crikelair, Foil Pat Korth, Sabre Steve Donlon, Epee 1968 – 6th place (73 pts) John Crikelair, Foil Mike Daher, Sabre Jeff Pero, Epee 1969 – 6th place (36 points) Bob Babineau, Foil Bob Mendes, Sabre Joe DePietro, Epee

8 9 12

4 8 8

@ Detroit 24 19 7

1966 – John Bishko, Foil John Klier, Sabre Steve Donlon, Epee

15 14 15 12 14 10

@ Air Force

1964 – 5th place (73 points) Bill Ferrence, Foil Sam Crimone, Sabre Dick Marks, Epee

Notre Dame’s 1957 captains included foilist John Ryan (left) and All-America epeeist Dennis Hemmerle, whose runner-up finish at the 1957 NCAAs ranked as the second-best finish by a Notre Dame fencer until the 1977 national championship season.

8 5 13 10 12 27 @ Duke

13 12 0

9 6 15 10 6 —

@ Cal St. Northridge 21 13 22

10 8 14 15 7 4

@ Wayne State 25 25 23

14 11 8 5 13 9

@ N.C. State 18 20 9

1970 – 8th place (46 points) Name, Weapon Glenn Kalin, Foil Roger Holzgrafe, Sabre Rich Deladrier, Epee 1971 – 6th place (64 points) John Lyons, Foil Doug Daher, Sabre Rich Deladrier, Epee 1972 – 8th place (49 points) Mike Cornwall, Foil Ron Sollito, Sabre Chuck Harkness, Epee 1973 – 12th place (47 points) Mike Cornwall, Foil Dan Mulligan, Sabre Mike Matranga, Epee 1974 – 13th place (52 points) Tom Coye, Foil Sam DiFiglio, Sabre Ed Fellows, Epee 1975 – 3rd place (76 points) Mike McCahey, Foil Sam DiFiglio, Sabre Tim Glass, Epee 1976 – 3rd place (76 points) Mike McCahey, Foil Mike Sullivan, Sabre Tim Glass, Epee

@ Notre Dame W 9 14 19

L Rk. 25 22 20 13 15 6

@ Air Force 18 21 20

14 14 11 8 12 6

@ Illinois-Chicago 17 21 15

15 13 11 7 18 18

@ Johns Hopkins 18 17 16

15 11 16 13 16 18

@ Case Reserve 3 20 24

7 — 13 10 10 6

@ CS Fullerton 18 13 20

4 9 5

7 11 6

@ Pennsylvania 8 22 16

6 5 7

13 3 4

Yearly listings include site of NCAA Championship Bold indicates All-Americans

12 9 10 8 11 —

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NCAA Championship Results 1977 – 1st place (116 points) Name, Weapon Pat Gerard, Foil Mike Sullivan, Sabre Tim Glass, Epee 1978 – 1st place (121 points) Pat Gerard, Foil Mike Sullivan, Sabre Bjorn Vaggo, Epee 1979 – 2nd place (92 points) Andy Bonk, Foil Mike Sullivan, Sabre Thom Cullom, Epee

@ Notre Dame W 18 20 16

L 4 2 7

Rk. 1 1 4

@ Wis. Parkside 19 23 19

3 0 4

2 1 1

@ Princeton 30 30 10

2 1 2 2 22 23

1980 – 8th place (90 points)

@ Penn State

Andy Bonk, Foil Chris Lyons, Sabre Rich Daly, Epee

29 22 3

1981 – 5th place (100 points) Ray Benson, Foil Greg Armi, Sabre Rich Daly, Epee

@ Wis. Parkside 12 18 10

1982 – 7th place (66 points) Marc DeJong, Foil Mike Janis, Sabre Rich Daly, Epee

Marc DeJong, Foil John Edwards, Sabre Ola Harstrom, Epee 1984 – 3rd place (46 points) Charles Higgs-Coulthard, Foil Mike Van der Velden,Foil Don Jonson, Sabre Mike Janis, Sabre Andy Quaroni, Epee Brian St. Clair, Epee

11 12 5 3 13 12

@ Notre Dame 21 17 22

1983 – 2nd place (80 points)

3 2 10 6 6 —

11 13 15 18 10 6

@ Wis. Parkside 21 19 29

10 5 12 13 2 1

@ Princeton 13 4 14 4 7 4

6 1 5 14 5 3 5 14 12 6 5 18

1985 – 2nd place (140 points) Name, Weapon Charles Higgs-Coulthard, Foil Mike Van der Velden, Foil John Edwards, Sabre Don Johnson, Sabre Andy Quaroni, Epee Christian Scherpe, Epee 1986 – 1st place (151 points) Yehuda Kovacs, Foil Charles Higgs-Coulthard, Foil Don Johnson, Sabre John Edwards, Sabre Mike Gostigian, Epee Christian Scherpe, Epee 1987 – 4th place (81 points) Charles Higgs-Coulthard, Foil Yehuda Kovacs, Foil Kevin Stoutermire, Sabre Geoff Rossi, Sabre Todd Griffee, Epee Tim Vaughan, Epee 1988 – 2nd place (83 points) Yehuda Kovacs, Foil Phil Leary, Foil Leszek Nowosielski, Sabre Dan Yu, Sabre Todd Griffee, Epee Ted Fay, Epee 1989 – 4th place (69 points) Yehuda Kovacs, Foil Derek Holeman, Foil Leszek Nowesielski, Sabre David Kirby, Sabre Ted Fay, Epee Todd Griffee, Epee

@ ND (SMC) W 14 11 12 10 12 7

L 4 6 6 6 8 6

Rk. 4 8 5 9 3 17

@ Princeton 14 14 14 8 16 14

6 5 4 5 3 5

2 3 6 17 3 4

@ Notre Dame 15 14 15 6 8 1

5 4 3 7 8 7

4 5 6 22 12 30

@ Princeton 13 7 10 8 10 7

6 8 7 4 9 6

3 16 4 13 2 18

Susan Valdiserri was Notre Dame’s first women’s fencing All-American.

@ Northwestern 11 2 15 6 6 6

6 6 3 7 10 7

Bold indicates All-Americans

7 30 5 17 12 18

NCAA Women’s Yearly Results 1982 – 6th place

@ San Jose State

Name (all foil) Susan Valdiserri Marcella Lansford, Sharon DiNicola, Mary Shilts, Ann Burns

W

L

Rk. 10

1983 – 12th place

@ Penn State

Susan Valdiserri, Charlotte Albertson, Sharon DiNicola, Mary Shilts, Ann Burns 1984

@ Princeton

Pia Albertson 1985 – 9th place Molly Sullivan Janet Sullivan, Vittoria Quaroni, Cindy Weeks, Cecilia Williams 1986 – 2nd place

10 @ Notre Dame (SMC) 11

Molly Sullivan Anne Barreda Kristin Kralicek Brenda Leiser, Lynn Kadri 1989 – 3rd place

Head coach Mike DeCicco poses with the 1984 Notre Dame captains Sharon DiNicola (left) and Mary Shilts, Mike Janis (front left), Chris Grady and Andy Quaroni, along with the 1977 and ’78 NCAA Championship trophies and the 1979 and ’83 NCAA runner-up awards (the Irish went on to win the NCAA title again in 1986).

106 U N I V E R S I T Y O F

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Janice Hynes Kristin Kralicek Heidi Piper Lynn Kadri, Brenda Leiser

0 8

1 11

@ Notre Dame

Molly Sullivan 13 Janice Hynes 6 Kristin Kralicek, Anne Barreda, Cindy Weeks 1988 – 2nd place

5

@ Princeton

Molly Sullivan 15 Janice Hynes 5 Vittoria Quaroni, Cindy Weeks, Janice Sullivan 1987 – 1st place

3

2 4

3 18

@ Princeton 15 10 5

0 6 7

1 3 13

@ Northwestern 9 9 7

5 4 5

6 10 13


1992 – 4th place (3,055 points)

@ Notre Dame

Name, Weapon W L Rk. MS – 3rd, MF – 5th, WF – 7th, ME – 5th Jeff Piper, Foil 5 4 25 Mike Trisko, Foil 1 8 26 James Taliaferro, Sabre 10 8 4 Ed Baguer, Sabre 9 7 12 Chris Baguer, Sabre 2 7 24 Per Johnsson, Epee 6 10 16 Grzegorz Wozniak, Epee 4 5 22 Heidi Piper, Foil 14 5 4 Mary Westrick, Foil 2 11 20 Rachel Haugh, Foil 1 7 24 Other Team Fencers: Henry Chou (S), Ed LeFevre (F), Rian Girard (F), Kelly Haugh (F), Tara Kelly (F), Ben Finley (E), Geoff Pechinsky (E) 1993 – 6th place (1,725 points)

@ Wayne St.

MF – 4th, WF – 9th, ME – 6th Stanton Brunner, Foil 9 7 11 Rian Girard, Foil 4 10 17 Jeff Piper, Foil 4 10 19 Geoff Pechinsky, Epee 11 4 9 Grzegorz Wozniak, Epee 2 7 17 Per Johnsson, Epee 2 6 20 Claudette de Bruin, Foil 6 6 18 Kathleen Vogt, Foil 1 9 25 Other Team Fencers: Jordan Maggio (F), Rian Girard (F), Corinne Dougherty (F), Mindi Kalogera (F), Kim Arndt (F) 1994 – 1st place (4,350 points)

Rakesh Patel (1993-94) earned All-America epee honors while helping Notre Dame win the 1994 NCAA title.

1990 – 3rd place (30 points)

@ Notre Dame (SMC)

MS – 2nd, MF – 5th, WF – 2nd, ME – 5th Name, Weapon W L Rk. Noel Young, Foil 17 2 3 Jeff Piper, Foil 6 7 16 Phil Leary, Foil 6 7 18 Heidi Piper, Foil 15 3 2 Kristin Kralicek, Foil 11 6 7 Anne Barreda, Foil 9 8 8 Rachel Haugh, Foil 2 11 20 Leszek Nowosielski, Sabre 14 5 3 James Taliaferro, Sabre 13 3 7 Chris Baguer, Sabre 4 9 23 Jubba Beshin, Epee 13 6 1 David Calderhead, Epee 11 8 3 Other Team Fencers: Ed Baguer (S), Joel Clark (F), Mary Westrick (F), Lynn Kadri (F), Derek Holeman (E), Geoff Pechinsky (E) 1991 – 3rd place (3,900 points)

@ Brandeis

MS – 4th, MF – 1st, WF – 3rd, ME – 2nd Jeremy Siek, Foil 11 2 5 Stanton Brunner, Foil 4 7 17 Conor Power, Foil 2 9 24 Chris Hajnik, Sabre 7 7 10 Bill Lester, Sabre 3 8 21 Bernard Baez, Sabre 4 7 24 Rakesh Patel, Epee 7 7 12 Grzegorz Wozniak, Epee 6 7 13 Rian Girard, Epee 3 8 24 Claudette de Bruin, Foil 4 1 16 Mindi Kalogera, Foil 4 6 22 Corinne Dougherty, Foil 1 5 29 Other Team Fencers: Jeff Wartgow (S), Kim Arndt (F), Monica Wagner (F), Paul Capobianco (F), Jason Arnold (E)

Name, Weapon Jeremy Siek, Foil Conor Power, Foil Maria Panyi, Foil Mindi Kalogera, Foil Bill Lester, Sabre Chris Hajnik, Sabre Carl Jackson, Epee Rakesh Patel, Epee Claudette de Bruin, Epee Colleen Smerek, Epee

@ Notre Dame (SMC) W 16 8 25 5 23 8 19 15 23 1

L 12 17 3 23 6 20 12 13 6 4

15 21 15 18 16 7 17 10

7 9 2 2 8 6 5 4 7 6 16 22 6 3 13 15

1996 – 2nd place (1,190 points) Jeremy Siek , Foil Sara Walsh, Foil Myriah Brown, Foil Luke La Valle, Sabre Bill Lester, Sabre Brice Dille, Epee Claudette de Bruin, Epee Anne Hoos, Epee 1997 – 2nd place (1,470 points) Jeremy Siek, Foil Stephane Auriol, Foil Sara Walsh, Foil Myriah Brown, Foil Bill Lester, Sabre Luke La Valle, Sabre Brian Stone, Epee Carl Jackson, Epee Magda Krol, Epee Anne Hoos, Epee 1998 – 2nd place (147 points) John Tejada, Foil Stephane Auriol, Foil Sara Walsh, Foil Myriah Brown, Foil Luke La Valle, Sabre Andrzej Bednarski, Sabre Brian Stone, Epee Carl Jackson, Epee Nicole Mustilli, Epee Magda Krol, Epee

Rk. 12 21 2 24 2 20 6 8 3 28

@ Yale

@ Air Force 17 9 19 16 21 15 12 9 18 11

6 14 4 7 2 8 11 14 5 12

6 16 2 5 3 5 13 19 1 15

@ ND (SMC) 9 6 21 17 17 12 17 13 19 16

14 17 2 6 6 11 6 10 4 7

18 19 3 6 1 11 4 11 4 6

Bold indicates All-Americans 1999 – 2nd place (139 points) Name, Weapon Charles Hayes, Foil Stephane Auriol, Foil Sara Walsh, Foil Myriah Brown, Foil Gabor Szelle, Sabre Luke La Valle, Sabre Brian Casas, Epee James Gaither, Epee Nicole Mustilli, Epee Magda Krol, Epee

@ Penn St.

MS – 2nd, MF – 2nd, WF – 2nd, ME – 7th Noel Young, Foil 13 4 2 Phil Leary, Foil 7 8 13 Jeff Piper, Foil 8 8 16 Leszek Nowosielski, Sabre 16 1 2 Chris Baguer, Sabre 5 10 14 Ed Baguer, Sabre 4 6 21 Jubba Beshin, Epee 13 6 2 David Calderhead, Epee 11 6 3 Grzegorz Wozniak, Epee 8 7 13 Heidi Piper, Foil 17 1 1 Rachel Haugh, Foil 2 11 20 Anne Barreda, Foil 4 4 22 Other Team Fencers: James Taliafero (S), Rian Girard (F), Mary Westrick (F), Lynn Kadri (F), Geoff Pechinsky (E)

1995 – 3rd place (370 points)

2000 – 2nd place (171 points)

Notre Dame’s 1997 fencing team – led by captains (from left) Jeremy Siek (foil), Anne Hoos (epee), Phil Lee (epee), Rose Saari (foil) and Bill Lester (sabre) – came just shy of winning the NCAA title, after being edged by Penn State (1,530-1,470) in the expanded scoring format that awarded 10 points for each win totaled by fencers in their respective 23 round-robin bouts (the score was the equivalent of 153-147 under the current tabulation system).

Ozren Debic, Foil Forest Walton, Foil Magda Krol, Foil Liza Boutsikaris, Foil Gabor Szelle, Sabre Andrzej Bednarski, Sabre Natalia Mazur, Sabre Carianne McCullough, Sabre Jan Viviani, Epee Brian Casas, Epee Anna Carnick, Epee Meagan Call, Epee

@ Brandeis W 11 10 19 13 20 12 14 11 15 14

L 12 13 4 10 3 11 9 12 8 9

Rk. 14 16 5 10 2 11 8 14 5 8

@ Stanford 20 13 16 12 20 17 13 9 17 9 14 11

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3 10 7 11 3 6 10 14 6 14 9 12

2 14 5 12 1 5 10 19 3 18 9 12

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NCAA Championship Results 2001 – 3rd place (153 points)

@ Wis. Parkside

Name, Weapon Ozren Debic, Foil Forest Walton, Foil Liza Boutsikaris, Foil Maggie Jordan, Foil Andre Crompton, Sabre Andrzej Bednarski, Sabre Carianne McCullough, Sabre Destanie Milo, Sabre Jan Viviani, Epee Brian Casas, Epee Meagan Call, Epee Anna Carnick, Epee

W 17 13 8 8 16 15 10 8 17 14 15 12

2002 – 3rd place (186 points)

@ Drew (N.J.)

Name, Weapon Ozren Debic, Foil Derek Snyder, Foil Alicja Kryczalo, Foil Andrea Ament, Foil Andre Crompton, Sabre Matt Fabricant, Sabre Carianne McCullough, Sabre Destanie Milo, Sabre Jan Viviani, Epee Michal Sobieraj, Epee Kerry Walton, Epee Anna Carnick, Epee

W 18 15 23 22 18 9 12 8 17 12 18 14

2003 – 1st place (182 points) Ozren Debic, Foil Derek Snyder, Foil Alicja Kryczalo, Foil Andrea Ament, Foil Matt Fabricant, Sabre Gabor Szelle, Sabre Destanie Milo, Sabre Maggie Jordan, Sabre Michal Sobieraj, Epee Jan Viviani, Epee Kerry Walton, Epee Meagan Call, Epee

L 6 10 15 15 7 8 13 15 6 9 8 11

L 5 8 0 1 5 14 11 15 6 11 5 9

Rk. 5 9 16 17 7 10 15 17 3 7 5 12

Rk. 4 7 1 2 5 14 12 18 5 10 1 10

@ Air Force 18 17 19 19 15 12 16 6 20 12 15 13

5 6 4 4 8 11 7 17 3 11 8 10

4 5 1 3 6 11 6 21 2 10 5 10

The Notre Dame fencing team’s quest for the program’s sixth national championship – after a decade of near-misses – finally produced the winning point total in 2003, with the Irish fencers outfitted for their national-title rings after the triumphant return from Colorado Springs. Foilist Alicja Kryczalo, who went on to win her second of three NCAA individual titles, fittingly delivered the 5-3 win over Stanford’s Iris Zimmermann (pictured) that helped provide the final winning margin over Penn State (182-179). Senior sabreists Matt Fabricant and Destanie Milo closed with the best NCAA showings of their careers (both 6th) while five others posted top finishes: epeeists Michal Sobieraj (2nd) and Kerry Walton (5th), and foilists Andrea Ament (3rd), Ozren Debic (4th) and Derek Snyder (5th). 2004 – 3rd place (153 points) Frank Bontempo, Foil Forest Walton, Foil Andrea Ament, Foil Alicja Kryczalo, Foil Patrick Ghattas, Sabre Matthew Stearns, Sabre Valerie Providenza, Sabre Angela Vincent, Sabre Michal Sobieraj, Epee Amy Orlando, Epee Kerry Walton, Epee 2005 – 1st place (173 points) Jakub Jedrkowiak, Foil Andrea Ament, Foil Alicja Kryczalo, Foil Patrick Ghattas, Sabre Matt Stearns, Sabre Valerie Providenza, Sabre Mariel Zagunis, Sabre Aaron Adjemian, Epee Michal Sobieraj, Epee Amy Orlando, Epee Kerry Walton, Epee 2006 – 4th place (152 points)

Andre Crompton (150-19) finished eighth in Notre Dame history for career men’s sabre wins and win percentage (.888), also adding All-America finishes at the 2001 and 2002 NCAAs.

108 U N I V E R S I T Y O F

@ Brandeis 7 9 19 21 13 10 18 8 18 13 17

16 14 4 2 10 13 5 15 5 10 6

20 17 2 1 10 14 1 16 3 10 2

@ Houston 15 15 21 18 14 19 21 5 18 16 11

8 7 8 7 2 2 5 2 9 10 4 4 2 2 18 24 5 1 7 2 12 14

@ Houston

Jakub Jedrkowiak, Foil Mark Kubik, Foil Melanie Bautista, Foil Adrienne Nott, Foil Patrick Ghattas, Sabre Matt Stearns, Sabre Valerie Providenza, Sabre Mariel Zagunis, Sabre Aaron Adjemian, Epee Karol Kostka, Epee Amy Orlando, Epee Madeleine Stephan, Epee

12 7 11 15 20 12 15 17 10 8 11 14

2007 – 4th place (160 points)

@ Drew (N.J.)

Jakub Jedrkowiak, Foil Mark Kubik, Foil Adrienne Nott, Foil Emilie Prot, Foil Patrick Ghattas, Sabre Bill Thanhouser, Sabre Valerie Providenza, Sabre

12 13 18 11 18 17 19

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11 16 11 8 3 11 8 6 13 15 12 9

8 21 14 6 2 11 9 1 16 18 15 6

11 9 10 7 5 3 12 14 5 2 6 6 3 4

Ashley Serrette, Sabre Greg Howard, Epee Karol Kostka, Epee Kelley Hurley, Epee

9 13 12 18

14 16 10 8 11 11 5 2

2008 – 2nd place (176 points)

@ Ohio State

Barron Nydam,Sabre Bill Thanhouser, Sabre Steve Kubik, Foil Zach Schirtz, Foil Greg Howard, Epee Karol Kostka, Epee Sarah Borrmann, Sabre Eileen Hassett, Sabre Adrienne Nott, Foil Hayley Reese, Foil Kelley Hurley, Epee Ewa Nelip, Epee

16 11 13 12 13 13 18 18 19 11 16 16

2009 – 2nd place (182 points)

@ Penn State

Avery Zuck, Sabre Barron Nydam,Sabre Gerek Meinhardt, Foil Enzo Castellani, Foil Karol Kostka, Epee Greg Schoolcraft, Epee Eileen Hassett, Sabre Sarah Borrmann, Sabre Hayley Reese, Foil Adrienne Nott, Foil Courtney Hurley, Epee Ewa Nelip, Epee

17 13 19 13 13 9 15 12 19 14 21 17

2010 – 3rd place (180 points) Gerek Meinhardt, Foil Enzo Castellani, Foil Hayley Reese, Foil Darsie Malynn, Foil Avery Zuck, Saber Barron Nydam, Saber Sarah Borrmann, Saber Eileen Hassett, Saber James Kaull, Epee Greg Schoolcraft, Epee Courtney Hurley, Epee Kelley Hurley, Epee Bold indicates All-Americans

6 6 12 13 10 8 11 11 10 8 10 9 5 1 5 5 4 4 12 11 7 1 7 3

6 10 4 10 10 14 8 11 5 10 3 7

5 10 2 8 10 18 6 13 2 9 3 3

@ Boston 17 16 16 6 19 13 17 16 12 12 19 17

6 7 7 17 4 10 6 7 11 11 4 6

1 3 5 23 3 10 5 7 10 12 3 6


NCAA Records Men’s Individual Career NCAA Leaders

Notre Dame’s NCAA Finishes (numbers indicate men’s/women’s finishes and All-Americans)

Men’s All-Time NCAA Victories (round-robin bouts) Pl.

Weapon

Years

Finishes

W

L

Pct.

1. 2. 3. 4.

Mike Sullivan Ozren Debic Patrick Ghattas Michal Sobieraj

Sabre Foil Sabre Epee

1976-79 2000-03 2004-07 2002-05

3-1-1-2 2-5-4-4 10-2-2-2 10-2-3-1

95 73 69 68

9 19 23 24

.913 .794 .750 .739

5.

Bill Lester Jan Viviani Luke La Valle Andy Bonk Leszek Nowosielski Jeremy Siek

Sabre Epee Sabre Foil Sabre Foil

1994-97 2000-03 1996-99 1979-80 1988-91 1994-97

21-2-6-3 3-3-5-10 4-5-1-11 1-2 4-5-3-2 5-12-9-6

63 63 62 59 59 59

18 29 30 5 13 27

.778 .685 .674 .922 .819 .686

Tim Glass Charles Higgs-Coulthard Jim Russomano Gabor Szelle

Epee Foil Foil Sabre

1975-77 1984-87 1958-60 1999-2000, 2003

6-4-4 1-4-3-4 4-6-6 2-1

57 56 54 52

17 20 15 17

.770 .737 .783 .754

6. 7.

11. 12. 13. 14.

Name

Men’s All-Time NCAA Winning Percentage (min. 30 bouts, two years) Pl.

Weapon

Years

Finishes

W

L

Pct.

1. 2. 3. 4.

Andy Bonk Mike Sullivan Pat Gerard Noel Young

Foil Sabre Foil Foil

1979-80 1976-79 1977-78 1990-91

1-2 3-1-1-2 1-2 3-2

59 95 37 30

5 9 7 6

.922 .913 .841 .833

5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Leszek Nowosielski Gerek Meinhardt Ozren Debic Jim Russomano Bill Lester

Sabre Foil Foil Foil Sabre

1988-91 20092000-03 1958-60 1994-97

4-5-3-2 2-1 2-5-4-4 4-6-6 21-2-6-3

59 36 73 54 63

13 9 19 15 18

.819 .800 .794 .783 .778

Tim Glass

Epee

1975-77

6-4-4

57

17

.770

10.

Name

Epeeist Tim Glass finished in the top six at the NCAAs every year from 1975-77, with a 57-17 career NCAA record.

Epeeist Nicole Mustilli closed her Notre Dame career with a 34-12 combined record at the 1998 and ’99 NCAAs

’47......... 13th ’48......... 12th ’49......... 24th ’50......... 6th . . . . . . . . . . 3 ’51......... 10th . . . . . . . . . 1 ’52......... 16th . . . . . . . . . 1 ’53......... 7th . . . . . . . . . . 3 ’54......... 8th . . . . . . . . . . 3 ’55......... 8th . . . . . . . . . . 3 ’56......... 15th . . . . . . . . . 1 ’57......... 9th . . . . . . . . . . 1 ’58......... 6th . . . . . . . . . . 2 ’58......... 8th . . . . . . . . . . 2 ’59......... 7th . . . . . . . . . . 2 ’60......... 7th . . . . . . . . . . 3 ’61......... 13th . . . . . . . . . 1 ’62......... 12th . . . . . . . . . 2 ’63......... 10th . . . . . . . . . 2 ’64......... 5th . . . . . . . . . . 3 ’65......... 15th . . . . . . . . . 2 ’66......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 ’67......... 6th . . . . . . . . . . 2

Women’s Individual Career NCAA Leaders Pl.

Name

1. 2. 3. 4.

Alicja Kryczalo Sara Walsh Andrea Ament Valerie Providenza

5. 6.

Magda Krol Myriah Brown Kerry Walton Molly Sullivan Heidi Piper

8. 9.

Weapon

Years

Finishes

W

L

Pct.

Foil Foil Foil Sabre

2002-05 1996-99 2002-05 2004-07

1-1-1-2 2-2-3-5 2-3-2-7 1-4-9-4

84 80 75 71

8 12 17 19

.913 .870 .815 .789

Foil/Epee Foil Epee Foil Foil

1997-2000 1996-99 2002-05 1985-88 1989-92

1-6-8-5 6-5-6-10 1-5-2-14 5-1-3-1 13-2-1-4

64 61 61 54 53

28 31 31 5 14

.696 .663 .663 .915 .791

Women’s All-Time NCAA Winning Percentage (min. 30 bouts, two years) Pl.

Weapon

Years

Finishes

W

L

Pct.

1. 2. 3. 4.

Molly Sullivan Alicja Kryczalo Sara Walsh Mariel Zagunis

Name

Foil Foil Foil Sabre

1985-88 2002-05 1996-99 2005-06

5-1-3-1 1-1-1-2 2-2-3-5 2-1

54 84 80 38

5 8 12 8

.915 .913 .870 .826

5. 6. 7. 8.

Andrea Ament Heidi Piper Valerie Providenza Nicole Mustilli

Foil Foil Sabre Epee

2002-05 1989-92 2004-07 1998-99

2-3-2-7 13-2-1-4 1-4-9-4 4-5

75 53 71 34

17 14 19 12

.815 .791 .789 .739

’90......... 3rd . . . . . . . . 5/3 ’91......... 3rd . . . . . . . . 4/1 ’92......... 4th . . . . . . . . 2/1 ’93......... 6th . . . . . . . . 2/0 ’94......... 1st . . . . . . . . 3/0 ’95......... 3rd . . . . . . . . 3/2 ’96......... 2nd . . . . . . . 3/3 ’97......... 2nd . . . . . . . 3/3 ’98......... 2nd . . . . . . . 4/4 ’99......... 2nd . . . . . . . 3/4 ’00......... 2nd . . . . . . . 4/5 ’01......... 3rd . . . . . . . . .6/2 ’02......... 3rd . . . . . . . . 5/5 ’03......... 1st . . . . . . . . 6/5 ’04......... 3rd . . . . . . . . 2/5 ’05......... 1st . . . . . . . . 4/5 ’06......... 4th . . . . . . . . 3/4 ’07......... 4th . . . . . . . . 6/3 ’08......... 2nd . . . . . . . 5/6 ’09......... 2nd . . . . . . . 5/5 ‘10.........3rd . . . . . . . . .6/5

ND’s NCAA Finishes By Weapon Men’s Foil 1985 – 2nd 1986 – 1st 1987 – 3rd 1988 – 3rd (27 pts) 1989 – 7th (24 pts) 1990 – 5th (13 pts) 1991 – 2nd 1992 – 4th 1993 – 4th (750 pts) 1994 – 1st (1,200 pts) 1995 – 8th (54 pts) 1996 – 11th (150 pts) 1997 – 1st (260 pts) 1998 – 7th (36 pts) 1999 – 7th (21 pts) 2000 – 2nd (33 pts) 2001 – 3rd (30 pts) 2002 – 2nd (33 pts) 2003 – 1st (35 pts) 2004 – 7th (16 pts) 2005 – 8th (15 pts) 2006 – 6th (19 pts) 2007 – 5th (25 pts) 2008 - t-5th (25 pts) 2009 - 2nd (32 pts) 2010 - 2nd (33 pts)

Men’s Epee

Women’s All-Time NCAA Victories (round-robin bouts)

’68......... 6th . . . . . . . . . . 3 ’69......... 6th . . . . . . . . . . 2 ’70......... 8th . . . . . . . . . . 1 ’71......... 6th . . . . . . . . . . 2 ’72......... 8th . . . . . . . . . . 1 ’73......... 12th . . . . . . . . . 1 ’74......... 13th . . . . . . . . . 2 ’75......... 3rd . . . . . . . . . . 3 ’76......... 3rd . . . . . . . . . . 2 ’77......... 1st . . . . . . . . . . 3 ’78......... 1st . . . . . . . . . . 3 ’79......... 2nd . . . . . . . . . 2 ’80......... 8th . . . . . . . . . . 2 ’81......... 5th . . . . . . . . . . 3 ’82......... 7th/6th . . . . . . 1 ’83......... 2nd/12th . . . . 2 ’84......... 3rd . . . . . . . . 3/1 ’85......... 2nd/9th. . . . 5/1 ’86......... 1st/2nd . . . . 5/2 ’87......... 4th/1st . . . . 4/1 ’88......... 2nd/2nd . . . 3/2 ’89......... 4th/3rd . . . . 3/2

1985 – 4th 1986 – 1st 1987 – 11th 1988 – 2nd (29 pts) 1989 – 10th (19 pts) 1990 – 5th (4 pts) 1991 – 7th 1992 – 5th 1993 – 6th (450 pts) 1994 – 2nd (1,000 pts) 1995 – 1st (92 pts) 1996 – 16th (70 pts) 1997 – 7th (210 pts) 1998 – 2nd (30 pts) 1999 – 5th (25 pts) 2000 – 2nd (26 pts) 2001 – 2nd (31 pts) 2002 – 2nd (29 pts) 2003 – 2nd (32 pts) 2004 – 7th (18 pts) 2005 – 6th (23 pts) 2006 – 8th (18 pts) 2007 – 5th (25 pts) 2008 - 3rd (26 pts) 2009 - 6th (22 pts) 2010 - 4th (24 pts)

Men’s Sabre 1985 – 2nd 1986 – 6th 1987 – 4th 1988 – 3rd (27 pts) 1989 – 4th (26 pts) 1990 – 2nd (4 pts) 1991 – 2nd 1992 – 3rd 1993 – N.A. 1994 – 3rd (750 pts) 1995 – 3rd (85 pts) 1996 – 1st (340 pts) 1997 – 2nd (360 pts) 1998 – 3rd (29 pts) 1999 – 1st (32 pts)

2000 – 1st (37 pts) 2001 – 2nd (31 pts) 2002 – 4th (27 pts) 2003 – 1st (35 pts) 2004 – 5th (23 pts) 2005 – 2nd (32 pts) 2006 – 2nd (32 pts) 2007 – 1st (35 pts) 2008 - 4th (27 pts) 2009 - t3rd (30 pts) 2010 - 3rd (32 pts)

Women’s Epee 1995 – 5th (62 pts) 1996 – 3rd (270 pts) 1997 – 1st (290 pts) 1998 – 2nd (30 pts) 1999 – 3rd (29 pts) 2000 – 5th (25 pts) 2001 – 2nd (27 pts) 2002 – 3rd (32 pts) 2003 – 2nd (28 pts) 2004 – 1st (30 pts) 2005 – 3rd (27 pts) 2006 – 3rd (25 pts) 2007 – 7th (18 pts) 2008 - 1st (32 pts) 2009 - 1st (38 pts) 2010 - 2nd (36 pts)

Women’s Foil 1982 – 6th 1983 – 12th 1984 – N.A. 1985 – 9th 1986 – 2nd 1987 – 1st 1988 – 2nd (21pts) 1990 – 2nd (13 pts) 1991 – 2nd 1992 – 7th 1993 – 9th (525 pts) 1994 – 1st (1,400 pts) 1995 – 2nd (77 pts) 1996 – 1st (360 pts) 1997 – 2nd (350 pts) 1998 – 1st (38 pts) 1999 – 4th (32 pts) 2000 – 4th (28 pts) 2001 – 8th (16 pts) 2002 – 1st (45 pts) 2003 – 1st (38 pts) 2004 – 1st (40 pts) 2005 – 1st (36 pts) 2006 – 5th (26 pts) 2007 – 3rd (29 pts) 2008 - t-2nd (30 pts) 2009 - 2nd (33 pts) 2010 - 8th (22 pts)

Women’s Sabre 2000 – 7th (22 pts) 2001 – 5th (18 pts) 2002 – 6th (20 pts) 2003 – 7th (23 pts) 2004 – 5th (26 pts) 2005 – 1st (40 pts) 2006 – 3rd (32 pts) 2007 – 4th (28 pts) 2008 - 2nd (36 pts) 2009 - 5th (27 pts) 2010 - 1st (33 pts)

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Individual NCAA Results Men’s NCAA National Champions Name (Weapon, Class)

Year

W-L/Pct.

Runner-Up (record or title bout)

Don Tadrowski (Epee, Jr.) Pat Gerard (Foil, Jr.) Mike Sullivan (Sabre, So.)

1955 1977 1977

22-4/.846 18-4/.818 20-2/.909

Nyles Ayers, Columbia (21-3 record) Mike Marx, Portland State (16-6) Yuri Rabinovich, Wayne State (19-3)

Mike Sullivan (Sabre, Jr.) Bjorn Vaggo (Epee, Fr.) Andy Bonk (Foil), Jr.

1978 1978 1979

23-0/1.000 19-4/.826 30-2/.938

Greg Hasyn, Temple (18-5) Chris Hanson, Penn (19-4) Bradley Thomas, Maryland

Ola Harstrom (Epee, Jr.) Charles Higgs-Coulthard (Foil, Fr.) Jubba Beshin (Epee, So.)

1983 1984 1990

29-2/.935 13-6/.684 13-6/.684

Ettore Bianchi, Wayne State Stefan Kogler, Wayne State Dan Nowosielski, Princeton (4-5, 3-5)

Luke La Valle (Sabre, Jr.) Gabor Szelle (Sabre, So.) Michal Sobieraj (Epee, Sr.) Gerek Meinhardt (Foil, So.)

1998 2000 2005 2010

17-6/.739 20-3/.867 18-5/.783 17-6/.739

Michael Golia, Penn (11-15 bout) Jakub Krochmalski, Wayne State (12-15) Marek Petraszek, Wayne State (13-15) David Willette, Penn State (15-9)

Mike Sullivan Sabre Champion – 1977 Sabre Champion – 1978

Bjorn Vaggo

Andy Bonk

Epee Champion – 1978

Foil Champion – 1979 Foil Runner-Up – 1980

Luke La Valle

Gabor Szelle

Sabre Champion – 1998

Sabre Champion – 2000

Ola Harstrom Epee Champion – 1983

Michal Sobieraj

Gerek Meinhardt

Epee Champion – 2005 Epee Runner-Up - 2003

Foil Champion – 2010 Foil Runner-Up - 2009

Don Tadrowski

Pat Gerard

Epee Champion – 1955

Foil Champion – 1977 Foil Runner-Up – 1978

Charles Higgs-Coulthard

Jubba Beshin

Foil Champion – 1984

Epee Champion – 1990 Epee Runner-Up – 1991

NCAA Runner-Up Finishers

Gerek Meinhardt

110 U N I V E R S I T Y O F

Name (Weapon, Class)

Year

W-L/Pct.

Champion (title bout)

Dennis Hemerle (Epee, Sr.) Pat Gerard (Foil, Sr.) Mike Sullivan (Sabre, Sr.)

1957 1978 1979

25-4/.862 19-3/.864 30-2/.938

James Margolis, Columbia Ernest Simon, Wayne St. (5-4 fence-off) Yuri Rabinovich, Wayne State

Andy Bonk (Foil, Sr.) Yehuda Kovacs (Foil, Fr.) Todd Griffee (Epee, Jr.)

1980 1986 1988

29-3/.906 14-6/.700 10-9/.526

Ernest Simon, Wayne State Adam Feldman, Penn St. (10-5) Jon Normile, Columbia (10-2)

Jubba Beshin (Epee, Jr.) Leszek Nowosielski (Sabre, Sr.) Noel Young (Foil, So.)

1991 1991 1991

13-6/.684 16-1/.941 13-4/.765

Marc Oshima, Columbia (3-5, 5-2, 5-1) Vitali Nazlimov, Penn St. (0-5, 5-2, 5-2) Ben Atkins, Columbia (3-5, 5-4, 5-3)

Bill Lester (Sabre, So.) Gabor Szelle (Sabre, Fr.) Ozren Debic (Foil, Fr.)

1995 1999 2000

23-6/.793 21-4/.840 20-3/.867

Paul Palestis, NYU (5-2 fence-off) Keeth Smart, St. John’s (15-4) Felix Reichling, Stanford (15-10)

Michal Sobieraj (Epee, So.) Patrick Ghattas (Sabre, So.) Patrick Ghattas (Sabre, Jr.) Patrick Ghattas (Sabre, Sr.) Gerek Meinhardt (Foil, Fr.)

2003 2005 2006 2007 2009

20-3/.867 18-5/.783 20-3/.870 18-5/.782 19-4/.826

Seth Kelsey, Air Force (8-7, OT) Sergey Isayenko, St. John’s (15-12) Adam Crompton, Ohio State (15-9) Tim Hagamen, Harvard (15-14) Nicholas Chinman, Penn State (15-14)

NOTRE DAME®


NCAA Men’s Results Luke La Valle (Sabre, Fr.) Brian Stone (Epee, Sr.)

1996 1998

18-5/.782 17-6/.739

Ozren Debic (Foil, Jr.) Ozren Debic (Foil, Sr.)

2002 2003

18-5/.783 18-5/.783

Name (Weapon, Class) Ralph Dixon (Epee, Sr.) John Donlon (Epee, Sr.) Bill Ferrence (Foil, Sr.)

Year 1950 1961 1965

W-L/Pct. 18-10/.642 22-8/.733 24-8/.750

Mike Daher (Sabre, Sr.) Marc DeJong (Foil, Sr.) John Edwards (Sabre, Jr.)

1968 1983 1985

25-8/.757 21-10/.677 12-6/.667

Yehuda Kovacs (Foil, So.) Leszek Nowosielski (Sabre, So.) Jeremy Siek (Foil, Fr.)

1987 1989 1994

14-4/.778 15-3/.833 11-2/.846

Luke La Valle (Sabre, So.) Andrzej Bednarski (Sabre, Jr.) Ozren Debic (Foil, So.)

1997 2000 2001

15-8/.652 17-6/.739 17-6/.739

Andre Crompton (Sabre, Sr.) Jan Viviani (Epee, Jr.) Derek Snyder (Foil, So.) Avery Zuck (Sabre, So.)

2002 2002 2003 2009

18-5/.783 17-6/.739 17-6/.739 17-6/.739

10th-Place Finishers

Name (Weapon, Class) Gerry Finney (Sabre, Jr.) Jim Russomano (Foil, Jr.) Jim Russomano (Foil, Sr.)

Year 1953 1959 1960

W-L/Pct. 28-9/.727 21-5/.807 20-6/.769

John Bishko (Foil, Jr.) Rich Deladrier (Epee, Jr.) Rich Deladrier (Epee, Sr.)

1966 1970 1971

Fifth-Place Finishers

Year 1958 1976 1981

W-L/Pct. 13-5/.722 22-5/.814 18-5/.783

Don Johnson (Sabre, So.) Andy Quaroni (Epee, Sr.) Charles Higgs-Coulthard (Foil, Jr.)

1984 1985 1986

14-5/.736 12-8/.600 14-5/.736

Mike Gostigian (Epee, Sr.) Noel Young (Foil, Fr.) Leszek Nowsielski (Sabre, Jr.)

1986 1990 1990

16-3/.842 17-2/.895 14-5/.737

David Calderhead (Epee, So.) David Calderhead (Epee, Jr.) Bill Lester (Sabre, Sr.)

1990 1991 1997

11-8/.579 11-6/.647 21-2/.913

Jan Viviani (Epee, Fr.) Jan Viviani (Epee, So.) Michal Sobieraj (Epee, Jr.) Enzo Castellani (Foil, So.) Avery Zuck (Sabre, So.)

2000 2001 2004 2010 2010

17-6/.739 18-5/.783 18-5/.783 16-7/.696 9-14/.391

Fourth-Place Finishers Name (Weapon, Class) Nick Scalera (Foil, Jr.) Gerry Finney (Sabre, Sr.) Jim Russomano (Foil, So.)

Year 1950 1954 1958

W-L/Pct. 24-8/.750 20-7/.740 13-4/.764

Bill Ferrence (Foil, Jr.) Steve Donlon (Epee, Jr.) Tim Glass (Epee, So.)

1964 1967 1975

25-8/.757 22-7/.758 21-5/.807

Tim Glass (Epee, Sr.) Charles Higgs-Coulthard (Foil, So.) Christian Scherpe (Epee, Sr.)

1977 1985 1986

16-7/.695 14-4/.777 14-5/.736

Charles Higgs-Coulthard (Foil, Sr.) Leszek Nowosielski (Sabre, Fr.) Yehuda Kovacs (Foil, Jr.)

1987 1988 1988

15-5/.750 10-9/.526 13-6/.684

James Taliaferro (Sabre, Jr.)

1992

10-8/.625

14-9/.609

2006 2007 2008 2008 2009

12-11/.522 13-10/.565 13-10/.565 13-10/.565 13-10/.565

Ninth-Place Finishers Name (Weapon, Class)

Year

W-L/Pct.

Dick Hull (Foil, Sr.) Don Tadrowski (Epee, Sr.) Ralph DeMatteis (Sabre, Sr.)

1954 1956 1963

16-10/.615 21-13/.618 12-9/.571

Jeff Pero (Epee, Sr.) Bob Babineau (Foil, Sr.) Don Johnson (Sabre, Jr.)

1968 1969 1985

23-13/.639 18-12/.600 10-6/.625

Geoff Pechinsky (Epee, Sr.) Jeremy Siek (Foil, Jr.) Forest Walton (Foil, So.) Jakub Jedrkowiak (Foil, Jr.) Karol Kostka (Epee, Sr.)

1993 1996 2001 2007 2008

11-4/.733 15-7/.682 13-10/.565 12-11/.522 13-10/.565

Year

W-L/Pct.

Jim Waters (Foil, Sr.) Dan Kenney (Epee, Sr.) Dick Marks (Epee, Sr.)

1955 1962 1963

13-12/.520 18-14/.563 11-10/.524

Mike Dwyer (Sabre, Sr.) John Klier (Sabre, Sr.) Chris Hajnik (Sabre, Jr.)

1965 1966 1994

19-13/.594 12-15/.444 7-7/.500

13-9/.590 19-15/.558 20-12/.625

Andrzej Bednarski (Sabre, Sr.) Michal Sobieraj (Epee, Fr.) Jan Viviani (Epee, Sr.)

2001 2002 2003

15-8/.652 12-11/.521 12-11/.521

1974 1976 1980

28-10/.706 20-5/.800 22-10/.687

Rich Daly (Epee, Jr.) Andy Quaroni (Epee, Jr.) Don Johnson (Sabre, Sr.)

1982 1984 1986

22-10/.687 7-12/.367 14-8/.777

Patrick Ghattas (Sabre, Fr.) Matt Stearns (Sabre, So.) Barron Nydam (Sabre, So.) Karol Kostka (Epee, Sr.) Barron Nydam (Sabre, Jr.) James Kaull (Epee, Fr.)

2004 2005 2009 2009 2010 2010

13-10/.565 14-9/.609 13-10/.565 13-10/.565 13-10/.565 12-9/.522

Kevin Stoutermire (Sabre, Sr.) Carl Jackson (Epee, Fr.) Bill Lester (Sabre, Jr.)

1987 1995 1996

15-3/.833 19-12/.613 16-7/.695

Jeremy Siek (Foil, Sr.) Matt Fabricant (Sabre, Sr.) Bill Thanhouser (Sabre, Fr.) Barron Nydam (Sabre, Fr.)

1997 2003 2007 2008

17-6/.739 15-8/.652 17-6/.739 16-6/.696

Name (Weapon, Class) Tom Dorwin (Sabre, Sr.) Ted DeBaene (Sabre, Sr.) Pete Giaimo (Epee, Sr.)

Year 1955 1960 1960

W-L/Pct. 13-9/.591 10-14/.417 14-9/.609

Ron Sollitto (Sabre, Sr.) Mike McCahey (Foil, Fr.) Yehuda Kovacs (Foil, Sr.)

1972 1975 1989

21-11/.656 18-4/.818 11-6/.647

James Taliaferro (Sabre, Fr.) Brian Casas (Epee, Jr.) Andre Crompton (Sabre, Jr.)

1990 2001 2001

13-3/.813 14-9/.609 14-9/.609

Derek Snyder (Foil, Fr.) Jakub Jedrkowiak (Foil, Fr.) Mark Kubik (Foil, So.)

2002 2005 2007

15-8/.652 15-8/.652 13-10/.565

Bill Ferrence was cut from Notre Dame basketball tryouts in the fall of 1963 before making a quick transition to fencing, earning All-America honors as Ed Fellows (Epee, Fr.) a foilist the next spring (and the following year, in ’65) despite no previous Tim Glass (Epee, Jr.) fencing experience. Chris Lyons (Sabre, Sr.) Name (Weapon, Class) Ron Farrow (Epee, Sr.) Mike Sullivan (Sabre, Fr.) Greg Armi (Sabre, Sr.)

1999

Jakub Jedrkowiak (Foil, So.) Greg Howard (Epee, Jr.) Greg Howard (Epee, Sr.) Steve Kubik (Foil, Fr.) Enzo Castellani (Foil, So.)

Name (Weapon, Class)

Sixth-Place Finishers

Third-Place Finishers

Brian Casas (Epee, Fr.)

Seventh-Place Finishers

Eighth-Place Finishers

11th-Place Finishers Name (Weapon, Class)

Year

W-L/Pct.

Bob Schlosser (Sabre, Sr.) Tom Lee (Sabre, Sr.) John Crikelair (Foil, Sr.)

1950 1959 1968

19-11/.633 13-11/.542 25-14/.641

Mike Cornwall (Foil, Sr.) Sam DiFiglio (Sabre, Jr.) Stanton Brunner (Foil, So.)

1973 1975 1993

18-15/.545 13-9/.591 9-7/.563

Andrzej Bednarski (Sabre, Fr.) Carl Jackson (Epee, Sr.) Luke La Valle (Sabre, Sr.)

1998 1998 1999

12-11/.521 13-10/.565 12-11/.521

Gabor Szelle (Sabre, Sr.) Matt Stearns (Sabre, Jr.) Karol Kostka (Epee, So.) Zach Schirtz (Foil, Fr.)

2003 2006 2007 2008

12-11/.521 12-11/.522 12-11/.522 12-11/.522

12th-Place Finishers Name (Weapon, Class)

Year

W-L/Pct.

Charlie Daschle (Sabre, Sr.) Brian Duff (Epee, Sr.) Jack Mooney (Foil, Sr.)

1951 1952 1953

10-12/.455 17-13/.567 21-13/.618

Rod Duff (Epee, Sr.) Tom Shipp (Sabre, Sr.) Ray Benson (Foil, Sr.)

1954 1962 1981

16-14/.533 14-15/.483 12-11/.522

Rich Daly (Epee, So.) Todd Griffee (Epee, So.) Ted Fay (Epee, Sr.)

1981 1987 1989

10-13/.435 8-8/.500 6-10/.375

1992 1994 1995 2010

9-7/.563 7-7/.500 16-12/.571 12-11/.522

Name (Weapon, Class)

Year

W-L/Pct.

John McGinn (Epee, Jr.) Sam Crimone (Sabre, Sr.) Dick Marks (Epee, Sr.)

1953 1964 1964

22-12/.647 26-9/.743 22-12/.647

John Crikelair (Foil, Jr.) Bob Mendes (Sabre, Sr.) Doug Daher (Sabre, Sr.)

1967 1969 1971

21-10/.677 20-10/.667 21-11/.656

Ed Baguer (Sabre, Sr.) Rakesh Patel (Epee, Jr.) Jeremy Siek (Foil, So.) Greg Schoolcraft (Epee, Jr.)

Mike Van der Velden (Foil, Jr.) Rakesh Patel (Epee, Sr.)

1985 1995

11-6/.647 15-13/.536

Bold indicates current fencers

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NCAA Women’s Results Women’s NCAA National Champions Name (Weapon, Class) Molly Sullivan (Foil, So.) Molly Sullivan (Foil, Sr.) Heidi Piper (Foil, Jr.) Magda Krol (Epee, Fr.)

Year 1986 1988 1991 1997

W-L/Pct. 15-0/1.000 15-0/1.000 17-1/.944 18-5/.783

Runner-Up (title bout) Catlin Bilodeaux, Columbia-Barnard (3-8) Loredana Ranza, Wayne State (7-9) Ute Schaeper, F. Dickinson (2-5, 1-5) Nicole Dygert, St. John’s (14-15)

Alicja Kryczalo (Foil, Fr.) Kerry Walton (Epee, So.) Alicja Kryczalo (Foil, So.) Alicja Kryczalo (Foil, Jr.)

2002 2002 2003 2004

23-0/1.000 18-5/.783 19-4/.826 21-2/.913

Andrea Ament, Notre Dame (6-15) Stephanie Eim, Penn State (12-15) Iris Zimmermann, Stanford (12-15) Andrea Ament, Notre Dame (12-15)

Valerie Providenza (Sabre, Fr.) Mariel Zagunis (Sabre, So.) Sarah Borrmann (Sabre, Fr.) Kelley Hurley (Epee, So.)

2004 2006 2008 2008

18-5/.783 17-6/.739 18-5/.783 16-7/.696

Sophia Hiss, Penn State (8-15) Emily Jacobson, Columbia-Barnard (8-15) Siobhan Bryne, Ohio State (11-15) Reka Szele, St. John’s (10-11)

Molly Sullivan

Heidi Piper

Magda Krol

Foil Champion 1986, 1988

Foil Champion 1991

Epee Champion 1997

Kerry Walton

Alicja Kryczalo

Valerie Providenza

Epee Champion 2002

Foil Champion 2002, 2003, 2004

Sabre Champion 2004

Mariel Zagunis

Kelley Hurley

Sarah Borrmann

Sabre Champion 2006

Epee Champion 2008

Sabre Champion 2008

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Hayley Reese earned runner-up status at the 2009 NCAA Championship in women’s foil.

Destanie Milo’s sixth-place sabre finish at the 2003 NCAAs helped Notre Dame hold off Penn State for the program’s sixth national title.

Women’s NCAA Runner-Up Finishers Name (Weapon, Class) Heidi Piper (Foil, So.) Maria Panyi (Foil, Jr.) Sara Walsh (Foil, Fr.) Sara Walsh (Foil, So.)

Year 1990 1995 1996 1997

W-L/Pct. 15-3/.833 25-3/.893 21-2/.913 19-4/.826

Champion (record or title bout) Tzu Moy, Columbia-Barnard (18-0 record) Olga Kalinovskaya, Penn State (23-0 record) Olga Kalinovskaya, Penn State (15-4 bout) Yelena Kalkina, Ohio State (15-6 )

Andrea Ament (Foil, Fr.) Andrea Ament (Foil, Jr.) Kerry Walton (Epee, Sr.) Amy Orlando (Epee, So.)

2002 2004 2004 2005

22-1/.956 19-4/.826 17-6/.739 16-7/.696

Alicja Kryczalo, Notre Dame (15-6) Alicja Kryczalo, Notre Dame (15-12) Anna Garina, Wayne State (15-10) Anna Garina, Wayne State (15-6)

Alicja Kryczalo (Foil, Sr.) Mariel Zagunis (Sabre, Fr.) Kelley Hurley (Epee, Fr.) Hayley Reese (Foil, So.)

2005 2005 2007 2009

21-2/.913 21-2/.913 18-5/.783 19-4/.826

Emily Cross, Harvard (15-5) Emily Jacobson, Columbia/Barnard (15-11) Anna Garina, Wayne State (15-13) Doris Willette, Penn State (15-5)

Name (Weapon, Class) Molly Sullivan (Foil, Jr.) Anne Barreda (Foil, So.) Claudette de Bruin (Epee, Jr.) Claudette de Bruin (Epee, Sr.) Sara Walsh (Foil, Jr.) Andrea Ament (Foil, So.) Adrienne Nott (Foil, So.) Ewa Nelip (Epee, Fr.) Ewa Nelip (Epee, So.) Courtney Hurley (Epee, Fr.) Courtney Hurley (Epee, So.)

Year 1987 1988 1995 1996 1998 2003 2007 2008 2009 2009 2010

W-L/Pct. 13-2/.867 10-6/.625 23-6/.793 17-6/.739 21-2/.913 19-4/.826 18-5/.783 16-7/.606 17-6/.739 21-3/.875 19-4/.826

1992 1998 2005 2007 2008

14-5/.737 19-4/.826 19-4/.826 19-3/.864 19-4/.826

1985 1997 1999 1999 2000 2001 2003 2008 2010 2010

11-3/.786 16-7/.696 15-8/.522 19-4/.826 16-7/.696 15-8/.522 15-8/.522 18-5/.783 16-7/.696 17-6/.739

Fourth-Place Finishers Heidi Piper (Foil, Sr.) Nicole Mustilli (Epee, Jr.) Valerie Providenza (Sabre, So.) Valerie Providenza (Sabre, So.) Adrienne Nott (Foil, Jr.)

Fifth-Place Finishers Molly Sullivan (Foil, Fr.) Myriah Brown (Foil, So.) Nicole Mustilli (Epee, Sr.) Sara Walsh (Foil, Sr.) Magda Krol (Foil, Sr.) Meagan Call (Epee, So.) Kerry Walton (Epee, Jr.) Eileen Hassett (Sabre, Fr.) Hayley Reese (Foil, Jr.) Sarah Borrmann (Sabre, Jr.)

10th-Place Finishers

Sixth-Place Finishers

Third-Place Finishers

Janice Hynes (Foil, Sr.) Myriah Brown (Foil, Fr.) Myriah Brown (Foil, Jr.) Magda Krol (Epee, So.) Destanie Milo (Sabre, Jr.) Madeleine Stephan (Epee, Fr.) Adrienne Nott (Foil, Fr.) Eileen Hassett (Sabre, So.) Kelley Hurley (Epee, Sr.)

1989 1996 1998 1998 2003 2006 2006 2009 2010

9-5/.643 15-8/.652 17-6/.782 16-7/.695 16-7/.695 14-9/.609 15-8/.652 15-8/.652 17-6/.739

Year 1990 2005 2010

W-L/Pct. 11-6/.647 15-8/.652 16-7/.696

Eighth-Place Finishers Anne Barreda (Foil, Sr.) Magda Krol (Epee, Jr.)

Year 1982 1984 1989 1999 2000 2002 2003 2004

W-L/Pct.

9-4/.692 13-10/.565 13-10/.565 14- 9/.609 13-10/.565 13-10/.565

1986 2008

5-8/.385 11-12/.478

2000 2000 2001 2002

12-11/.522 11-12/.478 12-11/.522 12-11/.522

11th-Place Finisher

Seventh-Place Finishers Name (Weapon, Class) Kristin Kralicek (Foil, Sr.) Andrea Ament (Foil, Sr.) Eileen Hassett (Sabre, Jr.)

Name (Weapon, Class) Susan Valdiserri (Foil, Jr.) Pia Albertson (Foil, Fr.) Kristin Kralicek (Foil, Jr.) Myriah Brown (Foil, Sr.) Natalia Mazur (Sabre, Fr.) Anna Carnick (Epee, Jr.) Meagan Call (Epee, Sr.) Amy Orlando (Epee, Fr.)

1990 1999

9-8/.529 14-9/.609

2000 2006 2009

14-9/.609 15-8/.652 14-10/.583

Janice Hynes (Foil, Fr.) Hayley Reese (Foil, Fr.)

12th-Place Finishers Liza Boutsikaris (Foil, Fr.) Meagan Call (Epee, Fr.) Anna Carnick (Epee, So.) Carianne McCullough (Sabre, Sr.)

Ninth-Place Finishers Anna Carnick (Epee, Fr.) Valerie Providenza (Sabre, Jr.) Adrienne Nott (Foil, Sr.)

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Conference Championship History

Notre Dame’s Midwest Championship History The below results indicate Notre Dame’s finish in the Great Lakes Championship (1974-91), the Midwest Intercollegiate (’92-’98) and the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships (’99-’09). Teams in parentheses refer to the teams ahead of Notre Dame.

Year

Men

1968............. 1969............. 1970............. 1971............. 1972............. 1973............. 1974............. 1975............. 1976............. 1977............. 1978............. 1979............. 1980............. 1981............. 1982............. 1983............. 1984............. 1985............. 1986............. 1987............. 1988............. 1989............. 1990............. 1991............. 1992............. 1993............. 1994............. 1995............. 1996............. 1997............. 1998............. 1999............. 2000............. 2001............. 2002............. 2003............. 2004............. 2005............. 2006............. 2007............. 2008............. 2009............. 2010.............

1st 2nd (Wayne State) 1st 2nd (Detroit) 3rd (Detroit, Wayne State) 3rd (Detroit, Wayne State) 2nd (Wayne State)..................................................... 1st 1st ................................................................................... 5th 1st ................................................................................... 4th 1st .................................................................................... 1st 1st ................................................................................... 4th 2nd (Wayne State).................................................... 4th 2nd (Wayne State)........................... 2nd (Wayne St.) 2nd (Wayne State).................................................... 4th 2nd (Wayne State) .......................... 2nd (Wayne St.) 2nd (Wayne State) .......................... 2nd (Wayne St.) 1st ......................................................... 2nd (Wayne St.) 1st ......................................................... 2nd (Wayne St.) 1st ................................................................................... 1st 1st ................................................................................... 1st 1st ................................................... 2nd (Wayne State) 1st ................................................................................... 1st 1st ................................................................................... 1st 1st .................................................................................... 1st 1st (combined) 1st (combined) 1st (combined) 1st (combined) 1st (combined) 1st (combined) 1st (combined) 1st .................................................................................... 1st 1st .................................................. 2nd (Northwestern) 1st .................................................. 2nd (Northwestern) 1st .................................................................................... 1st 2nd (Ohio State) ......................................................... 1st 2nd (Ohio State) .............................. 2nd (Ohio State) 2nd (Ohio State) ......................................................... 1st 2nd (Ohio State) .............................. 2nd (Ohio State) 2nd (Ohio State) .............................. 2nd (Ohio State) 2nd (Ohio State) ...............................2nd (Ohio State) 2nd (Ohio State) ...............................2nd (Ohio State) 1st ..................................................................................... 1st

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Women

Conference Champions 1971 1974 1976 1977 1978 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985

John Crikelair (MF) Kathy Valdiserri (WF) Mike Sullivan (MS), Tim Glass (ME) Pat Gerard (MF), Tim Glass (ME) Mike McCahey (MF), Mike Sullivan (MS) Andy Bonk (MF) Rich Daly (ME) Marc DeJong (MF) Ola Harstrom (ME) Mike Janis (MS), Pia Albertson (WF) Charles Higgs-Coulthard (MF), Molly Sullivan (WF) 1986 Yehuda Kovacs (MF), Molly Sullivan (WF) Christian Scherpe (ME) 1987 Yehuda Kovacs (MF), Janice Hynes (WF) 1988 Leszek Nowosielski (MS), Todd Griffee (ME) 1989 Leszek Nowosielski (MS), David Calderhead (ME) 1990 James Taliafero (MS), Jubba Beshin (ME) 1991 James Taliafero (MS), Anne Barreda (WF) Jubba Beshin (ME) 1992 David Calderhead (ME) 1993 Heidi Piper (MF) 1994 Jeremy Siek (MF), Bill Lester (MS), Maria Panyi (WF) 1995-98: No individual championships contested. 1999 James Gaither (ME), Nicole Mustilli (WE) Gabor Szelle (MS), Sara Walsh (WF) 2000 Ozren Debic (MF), Anna Carnick (WE) 2001 Brian Casas (ME), Andre Crompton (MS), Ozren Debic (MF) 2002 Jan Viviani (ME), Ozren Debic (MF) Kerry Walton (WE), Alicja Kryczalo (WF) 2003 Ozren Debic (MF), Alicja Kryczalo (WF) 2004 Michal Sobieraj (ME) 2005 Michal Sobieraj (ME), Frank Bontempo (MF), Patrick Ghattas (MS), Kerry Walton, (WE), Andrea Ament (WF), Valerie Providenza (WS) 2006 Emilie Prot (WF) 2007 Jakub Jedrkowiak (MF), Kelley Hurley (WE), Adrienne Nott (WF) 2008 Karol Kostka (ME), Ewa Nelip (WE) 2010 Hayley Reese (WF), Kelley Hurley (WE), Gerek Meinhardt (MF), Barron Nydam (MS)


Women’s Results Women’s Series Records School ...................................................... Record Air Force ...................................................................... 31-6 Army ............................................................................... 1-0 Boston College .......................................................... 2-0 Bowling Green ............................................................ 8-1 Brandeis ........................................................................ 2-0 Brockport...................................................................... 1-0 Brown............................................................................. 4-0 California (Pa.) ............................................................. 1-0 Cal State Fullerton..................................................... 9-0 Cal Tech ...........................................................................5-0 UC San Diego ............................................................ 10-0 Carnegie-Mellon ........................................................ 1-0 Case Western Reserve ............................................ 17-0 Chicago ....................................................................... 16-0 Clemson ........................................................................ 1-0 Cleveland State ........................................................ 32-0 Columbia .................................................................... 10-7 Cornell ........................................................................... 5-1 Culver Military Academy ........................................ 4-0 Detroit ........................................................................ 38-0 Duke ............................................................................. 18-0 Eastern Michigan ....................................................... 9-0 Fairleigh-Dickinson ................................................. 10-1 Florida ............................................................................ 4-0 Harpeth Hall ................................................................ 1-0 Harvard ......................................................................... 5-0 Haverford ..................................................................... 2-0 Hollins ............................................................................ 1-0 Illinois............................................................................. 2-0 Illinois-Chicago........................................................... 2-1 Indiana .......................................................................... 6-1 James Madison........................................................... 4-0 Johns Hopkins .......................................................... 10-0 Kent State ..................................................................... 1-0 Lawrence .................................................................... 34-0 Long Beach State....................................................... 6-0 M.I.T. .............................................................................. 6-0 Miami (Ohio) ............................................................... 6-0 Michigan ..................................................................... 22-0 Michigan-Dearborn ................................................ 10-0 Michigan State ......................................................... 27-0 Milwaukee Tech ......................................................... 8-0 Minnesota .................................................................. 13-1 Mount Mary ................................................................ 1-0 NYU............................................................................... 19-0 North Carolina .......................................................... 22-0 North Carolina State................................................. 4-0 Northwestern............................................................ 37-8 Oakland......................................................................... 4-0 Oberlin........................................................................... 6-2 Ohio State ............................................................... 31-13 Pennsylvania ............................................................... 2-3 Penn State .................................................................... 7-7 Princeton ...................................................................... 8-0 Purdue ......................................................................... 39-0 Rutgers .......................................................................... 7-0 St. John’s ..................................................................... 16-2 St. Louis ........................................................................ 1-0 St. Mary’s....................................................................... 0-2 Stanford ...................................................................... 18-1 Temple ......................................................................... 10-4 Tri-State ....................................................................... 22-0 UC San Diego ................................................................3-0 Vanderbilt..................................................................... 2-1 Washington (Mo.) ...................................................... 3-0 Wayne State............................................................ 26-17 Winnipeg ...................................................................... 2-0 Wisconsin ................................................................... 12-9 Wisconsin-Parkside ................................................... 9-2 Yale ................................................................................. 8-1

Women’s Win Streaks Rank

Wins

Notre Dame’s first varsity women’s fencing team (1976-77) included (front row, from left) coach Mike DeCicco, Cathy Buzard, Kathy Valdiserri, Pat Farro, Karen Lacity and coach Tom Coye; (back row, from left) Chris Marciniak, Joan Richtmeier, Chris Simony, Debbie Valentino and Terri Foley.

Year-by-Year Women’s All-Time Results Individual W L Captains (all foil fencers)

Coach

(Non-Varsity Seasons) 1972 2 3 1973 3 2 1974 13 2 1975 8 5 1976 8 6

22 26 125 61 74

41 19 54 68 71

None None Cathy Schoendiens Cindy Rebholz Pat Ferro, Kathy Valdiserri

Richard Hosinski Richard Hosinski Richard Hosinski Richard Hosinski Tim Taylor

(Varsity Seasons) 1977 13 1 1978 8 3 1979 14 3

72 59 132

44 40 63

Kathy Valdiserri Kathy Valdiserri Karen Lacity

Tom Coye Tom Coye Mike DeCicco

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

11 16 11 17 13 12 23 19 17 18

2 4 8 6 5 7 0 0 2 1

118 128 130 210 207 168 309 257 253 225

67 77 112 126 93 106 59 47 51 51

Dodee Carney Susan Valdiserri Susan Valdiserri Susan Valdiserri Sharon DeNicola, Mary Shilts Janet Sullivan Vittoria Quaroni Cindy Weeks Molly Sullivan Janice Hynes

Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Yves Auriol Yves Auriol Yves Auriol Yves Auriol

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

22 19 11 17 23 32 31 30 24 19

1 0 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 4

297 244 154 237 304 799 832 792 619 521

69 50 54 83 64 209 192 168 181 215

Anne Barreda Lynn Kadri Heidi Piper Dinamarie Garcia Marit Fischer (epee), Dinamarie Garcia (foil) Claudette de Bruin (epee), Maria Panyi (foil) Claudette de Bruin (epee), Mindi Kalogera (foil) Anne Hoos (epee), Rose Saari (foil) Anne Hoos (epee), Myriah Brown (foil) Nicole Mustilli (epee), Nicole Paulina (foil)

Yves Auriol Yves Auriol Yves Auriol Yves Auriol Yves Auriol Yves Auriol Yves Auriol Yves Auriol Yves Auriol Yves Auriol

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

18 21 20 22 26 22 29 24 29 32 35

2 4 2 2 0 2 1 4 2 2 0

393 484 442 530 535 536 659 553 645 700 724

147 196 151 118 167 112 151 203 192 164 221

Kim DeMaio (e), Magda Krol (f), Carianne McCullough (s) Kim DeMaio (epee), Carianne McCullough (sabre) Anna Carnick (epee), Liza Boutsikaris (foil), Carianne McCullough (s) Anna Carnick (epee), Liza Boutsikaris (foil), Destanie Milo (sabre) Kerry Walton (epee), Alicja Kryczalo (foil), Destanie Milo (sabre) Kerry Walton (epee), Alicja Kryczalo (foil), Danielle Davis (sabre) Amy Orlando (e), R. Cota (f), Val. Providenza (s), M. Zagunis (s) Orlando (e), Cota (f), Adi Nott (f), Providenza (s), Zagunis (s) Kelley Hurley (e), Kim Montoya (e), Rachel Cota (f), Adi Nott (f), Ashley Serrette (s) Kim Montoya (e), Ewa Nelip (e), Adrienne Nott (f), Ashley Serrette (s), Sarah Borrmann (s) Hayley Reese (f), Kelley Hurley (e), Sarah Borrmann (s)

Yves Auriol Yves Auriol Yves Auriol Janusz Bednarski Janusz Bednarski Janusz Bednarski Janusz Bednarski Janusz Bednarski Janusz Bednarski Janusz Bednarski Janusz Bednarski

Year

Total

Team W L

730 94 (.886)

Year(s)

1.............................. 75 ........................................... 1993-1996 2. .......................60 ................................. 2009- active 3.............................. 42 ........................................... 1986-1988 4.............................. 41 .......................................... 2003-2004 5.............................. 38 ........................................... 1997-1998 6.............................. 35 ........................................... 1990-1992 7.............................. 31 ............................................ 2006-2007 8.............................. 27 ........................................... 2005-2006 9.............................. 21 ........................................... 1989-1990 10.............................. 19 ................................................. 1996-97

Women’s Coaching Records Name Richard Hosinski Tim Taylor Tom Coye Mike DeCicco Yves Auriol Janusz Bednarski Totals

Years (Seasons) 1972-75 (4, non-varsity) 1976 (1, non-varsity) 1977-78 (2) 1979-85 (7) 1986-2002 (17) 2003- (8) 39 Seasons

W 26 8 21 94 364 217 730

L 12 6 4 35 24 13 94

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pct. .684 .571 .840 .729 .938 .943 .886

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Men’s Results Men’s Series Records (since ’36) School Record Air Force .................................................................................. 31-6 Army ......................................................................................... 1-1 Baruch....................................................................................... 3-0 Boston College .......................................................................... 1-0 Bowling Green .......................................................................... 6-0 Brandeis .................................................................................... 3-0 Brown ....................................................................................... 4-0 Buffalo State ........................................................................... 22-1 California (Pa.) .......................................................................... 1-0 Cal State Fullerton..................................................................... 9-0 Cal Tech ...................................................................................... 4-0 UC-San Diego .......................................................................... 12-0 Carnegie-Mellon ....................................................................... 1-0 Case Western Reserve ............................................................. 57-0 Chicago ................................................................................... 59-8 Cincinnati ................................................................................ 17-0 Clemson .................................................................................... 2-0 Cleveland State ....................................................................... 58-1 Columbia................................................................................. 18-1 Cornell....................................................................................... 6-0 Culver Military Academy ........................................................... 1-0 Detroit..................................................................................... 67-6 Duke........................................................................................ 21-0 Eastern Michigan ...................................................................... 6-0 Florida....................................................................................... 4-0 Harper ....................................................................................... 1-0 Harvard ..................................................................................... 6-0 Haverford ................................................................................. 2-0 Hobart....................................................................................... 1-0 Illinois ................................................................................... 38-13 Illinois-Chicago ....................................................................... 15-0 Illinois Tech ............................................................................... 3-0 Indiana.................................................................................... 32-0 Indiana Tech ............................................................................ 15-0 Johns Hopkins ........................................................................... 9-0 Kent State ................................................................................. 1-0 Kentucky ................................................................................... 4-0 Lawrence................................................................................. 41-0 LePanche Fencers ...................................................................... 1-0 Long Beach State ...................................................................... 7-0 Louisville ................................................................................... 2-0 Marquette ................................................................................. 5-0 Maryland .................................................................................. 1-0 M.I.T. ........................................................................................ 6-0 Miami (Ohio) ............................................................................. 8-0 Michigan ................................................................................. 23-0 Michigan-Dearborn................................................................... 8-0 Michigan State ...................................................................... 69-10 Milwaukee Tech....................................................................... 15-0 Minnesota ............................................................................... 14-0 Missouri-Kansas City ................................................................. 1-0 Navy.......................................................................................... 3-1 NYU ......................................................................................... 17-3 North Carolina......................................................................... 22-0 North Carolina State.................................................................. 4-0 Northwestern .......................................................................... 54-4 Oakland..................................................................................... 4-0 Oberlin .................................................................................... 22-0 Ohio State ............................................................................. 62-17 Oklahoma City........................................................................... 1-0 Pennsylvania ............................................................................. 6-1 Penn State................................................................................. 9-6 Princeton .................................................................................. 8-2 Purdue .................................................................................... 53-2 Rutgers ..................................................................................... 8-0 St. John’s ................................................................................. 13-5 St. Louis .................................................................................... 1-0 St. Thomas ................................................................................ 1-0 Stanford .................................................................................. 17-2 Stevens Tech.............................................................................. 4-0 SUNY-Binghamton .................................................................... 1-0 Syracuse .................................................................................... 8-0 Temple ...................................................................................... 1-0 Tri-State .................................................................................. 30-0 Vanderbilt ................................................................................. 5-0 Washington (Mo.) ................................................................... 14-0 Wayne State .......................................................................... 55-15 Western Reserve ....................................................................... 9-0 William & Mary ......................................................................... 2-0 William Paterson ....................................................................... 1-0 Winnipeg .................................................................................. 2-0 Wisconsin .............................................................................. 45-10 Wisconsin-Parkside ................................................................. 18-0 Wittenberg................................................................................ 1-0 Windsor .................................................................................... 1-0 Yale ........................................................................................... 9-0

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1935 Notre Dame men’s fencing team

Year-by-Year Men’s Team Won-Loss Records Year 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944-46 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

Team Individual W L W L Captains 3 5 59 76 David Ryan (epee) 7 0 73 41 Carlos DeLandero (sabre) 9 0 94 58 Carlos DeLandero (sabre), Kevin Kehoe (all weapons) 5 3 89 63 Telmo DeLandero (foil) 7 2 111 87 John Zerbst (sabre) 7 2 110 69 Salvatore Scarlata (sabre) 5 4 102 95 Robert Sayia (foil/epee) 7 2 132 90 John Gaither (foil) 5 3 106 100 Frank Veit (epee) 2 4 75 77 James Madigan (foil) No fencing due to World War II 4 3 105 83 Ventura Gonzalez (foil), Alfredo Ortiz (sabre) 9 1 170 111 Lou Burns (foil) 8 1 150 93 Ralph Witucki (foil) 9 0 187 55 Bob Schlosser (sabre) 8 2 161 109 Nick Scalera (foil), Dan Parisi (foil) 9 2 190 107 James Walsh (foil) 13 1 243 135 Jack Mooney (f) 12 1 239 112 Rod Duff (e) 12 3 146 159 Jim Waters (f), Tom Dorwin (s) 15 2 291 168 Don Tadrowski (e) 14 1 259 146 Jack Ryan (f), Dennis Hemmerle (e) 16 0 293 139 Dick Fagon (s) 13 2 262 143 Jim Johnson (e), Joe Klein (s) 14 2 273 160 Jim Russomano (f), Jerry Johnson (f) 10 6 241 191 Mike Curtin (f), John Donlon (e) 7 8 222 183 Dan Kenney (e), Tim Shipp (s) 14 2 266 166 John Wagner (e), Ralph DeMattis (s) 15 2 303 156 Jack Joyce (f), Sam Crimone (s) 15 2 285 174 Joe McQuade (f), Mike Dwyer (s) 17 4 259 208 Jack Haynes (e), Joe Malone (s) 18 0 344 142 Jack Haynes (e), Pat Korth (s) 20 1 379 188 John Crikelair (f), Tom Sheridan (f), Steve Donlon (e) 16 1 323 135 Lou Emerson (f), Bob Mendes (s)

Coach Pedro DeLandero Pedro DeLandero Pedro DeLandero Pedro DeLandero Pedro DeLandero Pedro DeLandero Walter Langford Walter Langford Walter Langford Walter Langford Herb Melton Herb Melton Herb Melton Herb Melton Walter Langford Walter Langford Walter Langford Walter Langford Walter Langford Walter Langford Walter Langford Walter Langford Walter Langford Walter Langford Walter Langford Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco

Men’s Coaching Records Name Pedro DeLandero Walt Langford Herb Melton Mike DeCicco Yves Auriol Janusz Bednarski Totals

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Years (Seasons) 1934-39 (6) 1940-43, 1951-61 (15) 1947-50 (4) 1962-95 (34) 1996-2002 (7) 2003- (8) 74 Seasons

W 38 155 30 680 161 212 1,278

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Year-by-Year Team Won-Loss Records Did You Know? The Notre Dame men did not lose more than three dual matches in a season from 1966-2006, including 15 unbeaten, 13 one-loss and eight two-loss seasons in that 41-year stretch.

Men’s Win Streaks Rank Wins Years 1 ......................... 122 ..........................1975-1980 2 .......................... 98 ...........................1984-1988 3 .......................... 90 ...........................2000-2004 4 .......................... 77 .......................2008-Present 5 .......................... 50 ...........................1991-1993 6 .......................... 46 ...........................1989-1990 7 .......................... 37 ...........................1993-1995 .......................... 37...........................1997-1998 9 .......................... 31 ...........................1967-1968 .......................... 31...........................1995-1996 11 .......................... 26 ...........................1973-1974 12 .......................... 25 ...........................1957-1959 13 .......................... 23 ...........................1981-1982 14 .......................... 23 ...........................2005-2006 .......................... 23...........................2006-2007 16 .......................... 22 ...........................1999-2000 .......................... 22...........................1983-1984 18 .......................... 21 .................................... 1981 19 .......................... 20 ...........................2004-2005 20 .......................... 19 ...........................1955-1956 21 .......................... 18 ...........................1971-1972 22 .......................... 18 ...........................1968-1969 23 .......................... 17 ...........................1952-1953 .......................... 17...........................1934-1936

Year 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total

Team Individual W L W L 20 2 402 192 21 3 458 195 19 2 408 159 15 3 328 158 22 1 446 175 23 2 465 202 26 0 550 135 23 0 468 153 18 0 392 94 20 0 412 128 19 1 395 144 21 2 453 175 20 1 411 179 23 2 418 189 19 1 449 112 23 0 439 148 26 0 568 134 22 0 486 108 24 1 538 137 21 0 481 86 24 1 534 140 23 0 504 100 14 0 305 75 23 1 463 186 21 0 394 173 28 2 601 209 29 3 606 249 24 2 566 163 25 1 522 170 22 1 482 139 18 2 427 113 25 0 509 166 18 0 395 91 24 0 518 130 24 1 515 160 21 3 497 151 29 1 627 183 21 5 508 194 27 4 623 214 33 0 657 234 33 0 695 191

Captains (epee, foil, sabre) John Albright (e), Roger Holzgrafe (s) Rich Deladrier (e), John Lyons (f), Doug Daher (s) Tim Taylor (e), Mike Cornwall (f), Matt Fruzynski (s) Mike Matranga (e), Mike Cornwall (f), Dan Mulligan (s) Mike Matranga (e), Jim Mullinix (f), Roy Seitz (s) Tom Coye (f) Tim Glass (e), Terry McConville (f), Mike Sazdanoff (s) Tim Glass (e), Terry McConville (f), Tim Mulligan (s) Bill Kica (e), Pat Gerard (f), Mike Sullivan (s) Mike Carney (e), Steve Salimando (f), Mike Sullivan (s) Thom Cullum (e), Andy Bonk (f), Chris Lyons (s) Kevin Tindell (e), Ray Benson (f), Greg Armi (s) Rich Daly (e), Jim Thompson (f), Sal D’Allura (s) Rich Daly (e), Marc DeJong (f), Joel Tietz (s) Andy Quaroni (e), Chris Grady (f), Mike Janis (s) Andy Quaroni (e), Mike Van der Velden (f), Mike Janis (s) Tim Vaughan (e), Mike Van der Velden (f), Tony Consoli (s) Tim Vaughan (e), Charles Higgs-Coulthard (f), Kevin Stoutermire (s) Todd Griffee (e), Yehuda Kovacs (f), Tim Collins (s) Ted Fay (e), Joel Clark (f), Tim Collins (s) Mark Gugel (e), Joel Clark (f), Chris Baguer (s) David Calderhead (e), Phil Leary (f), Chris Baguer (s) David Calderhead (e), Jeff Piper (f), Chris Baguer (s) Grzegorz Wozniak (e), Jeff Piper (f), James Taliaferro (s) Grzegorz Wozniak (e), Rian Girard (f), Chris Hajnik (s) Rakesh Patel (e), Stanton Brunner (f), Chris Hajnik (s) Jeremy Siek (f), Bill Lester (s) Phil Lee (e), Jeremy Siek (f), Bill Lester (s) Brian Stone (e), Stephane Auriol (f), Luke La Valle (s) Tim Monahan (e), Stephane Auriol (f), Luke La Valle (s) James Harris (f), Clay Morton (s) Jan Viviani (e), Ozren Debic (f) Jan Viviani (e), Ozren Debic (f), Andre Crompton (s) Jan Viviani (e), Ozren Debic (f) Forest Walton (f), Brian Dosal (s) None Greg Howard (e), Frank Bontempo (f), Patrick Ghattas (s) Greg Howard (e), Frank Bontempo (f), Patrick Ghattas (s) Greg Howard (e), Mark Kubik (f), Bill Thanhouser (s) Karol Kostka (e), Mark Kubik (f), Bill Thanhouser (s) Zach Schirtz (f), Andy Seroff (e), Avery Zuck (s)

Coach Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DiCicco Mike DeCicco Mike DeCicco Yves Auriol Yves Auriol Yves Auriol Yves Auriol Yves Auriol Yves Auriol Yves Auriol Janusz Bednarski Janusz Bednarski Janusz Bednarski Janusz Bednarski Janusz Bednarski Janusz Bednarski Janusz Bednarski Janusz Bednarski

1,278-120-2 (.914)

Bill Thanhouser captained the men’s sabre squad in 2008 and 2009.

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Sabreist ist Greg Armi posted a 114-81 career rec record, ord, d pla placed third at the 1981 NCAAs and received the fencing program’s Langford Leadership Award.

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Name Adams, John Adjemian, Aaron Albright, John Aldrich, John Amaro, Josue Angelo, Paul Anthony, David Arena, Anthony Armi, Gregory Armstrong, Gary Arnold, Jason Asher, Gerald Audino, Richard Aumen, Carl Auriol, Stephane Babineau, Bob Baez, Bernard Baguer, Ed Baguer, Chris Banas, Brian Bannon, Greg Bares, Theodore Barr, James Barton, Edmund Barwick, John Barwick, Robert Bathon, Michael Batill, Stephen Batow, David Beary, John Beau, Jeremy Bednarski, Andrzej Beeler, Thomas Belle, Lawrence Belczyk, Dave Benson, Raymond Bentley, Reggie Beshin, Jubba Bevilaqua, Paul Bird, Robert Bishko, John Bishko, Michael Blaine, Duane Blazina, John Blazina, Joseph Bloschock, Leo Bonk, Andy Bontempo, Frank Borchard, Brian Borchard, Phillip Boron, Jason Bosler, Robert Boyd, John Bradley, Ryan Brainerd, James Brainerd, Jerome Brede, Craig Brehm, Drew Brennan, Raymond Brick, Tim

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Sabreist Chris i Baguer Baguerr compiled a 129-17 career sabre record r (’89-’92) and was a three-year captain while also competing in the 1990-92 NCAAs.

Ed Baguer’s 110-10 career sabre recordd (’88 (’(’88, ’88 88, ’’90-’92) 90-’ was capped by an All-America sabre finish (11th) at the 1992 NCAAs.

Stanton ton Brunner Brunnerr posted a 122-36 career recordd (19 (1993-95) and competed in the NCAAs from 1993-94, helping the Irish foil squad earn first place in 1994.

Years (MW) 1986 2004-07 (4) 1968-70 (2) 1970-73 (1) 1987-88 (1) 1973-75 (1) 1981 (1) 1974-76 (2) 1978-81 (2) 1964-65 (1) 1993-94 (1) 1965-66 (2) 1984-85 1979-80 (1) 1996-99 (4)

Record 1-0 129-53 46-25 12-7 10-4 10-5 13-6 21-10 114-31 9-5 28-15 8-5 2-11 9-3 154-53

Pct. 1.000 .709 .649 .632 .714 .667 .684 .677 .786 .636 .651 .714 .154 .750 .744

Weapon Mgr./ Epee Epee Epee Epee Sabre Sabre Foil Foil Sabre Sabre Epee Sabre Foil Epee/Sabre Foil

Hometown Cincinnati, OH El Paso, TX Columbus, NE Geneseo, NY Guayama, Puerto Rico Columbus, OH Centereach, NY Absecon, NJ Los Altos, CA Columbus, OH Williams Bay, WI San Diego, CA New Castle, PA Fairview, MI Elkhart, IN

1967-69 (1) 1993-94 (2) 1989-92 (3) 1988, ‘90-’92 (4) 1996-99 (1) 1993-96 (2) 1957-59 (1) 1958 1960-62 1984 1985 1984-86 (3) 1967 1972-74 (2) 1968-69 (1) 1999-2002 (3) 1998, 2000-02 (4) 1953-54 (2) 1959 2001 1978-81 (4) 2009- (2) 1990-91 (2) 1965-66 (2) 1971-73 (2) 1965-67 (3) 1960-62 (2) 1980 1963 1955-57 (3) 1998-2001 (1) 1977-80 (4) 2004-07 (4) 2002 1976-78 (1) 1995-98 (2) 1947-50 (4) 1950 2005-07 (2) 1977-79 (2) 1952-54 (2) 2004-06 (1) 1975-76 (2) 1955-57 2000

43-9 79-43 100-10 129-17 22-6 24-24 14-7 1-0 24-25 2-1 0-1 42-6 1-1 41-16 9-4 61-11 152-32 11-8 0-1 1-5 86-31 57-14 58-20 8-5 19-14 53-13 42-27 1-1 2-1 37-21 16-11 117-14 160-69 7-0 8-7 26-14 46-38 1-0 56-14 11-18 43-31 26-11 20-9 1-5 0-1

.827 .648 .909 .889 .786 .500 .667 1.000 .490 .667 .000 .875 .500 .719 .692 .847 .826 .579 .000 .167 .735 .803 .743 .714 .528 .803 .609 .500 .667 .638 .593 .890 .699 1.000 .533 .650 .548 1.000 .800 .379 .581 .703 .690 .167 .000

Foil Sabre Sabre Sabre Sabre Foil/Sabre Foil Mgr./Epee Foil Mgr./Sabre Mgr./Sabre Sabre Sabre Sabre Foil Foil Sabre Foil Foil Foil Foil Foil/Sabre Epee Epee Foil Foil Foil Mgr./Epee Foil Foil Foil Foil Foil Sabre Epee Epee Sabre Sabre Sabre Foil Foil Epee Epee Epee Epee

Fitchburg, MA Roslyn Heights, NY North Newark, NJ North Newark, NJ Sterling Heights, MI Guilford, CT Salt Lake City, UT Columbus, OH White Plains, NY Paterson, NJ Paterson, NJ Hanover, PA Park Forest, IL Wilmette, IL Albia, IA Dunedin, FL Granger, IN Greentown, IN Soldow, OH Ambridge, PA Centereach, NY Little Rock, AR Newark, NJ Miami, FL Demarest, NJ Clifton, NJ Clifton, NJ Ohio, IL Chicago, IL Chicago, IL Columbia, SC Park Ridge, IL Pittsburgh, PA Rochester Hills, MI Buffalo, NY Bethel Park, PA Louisville, KY East Orange, NJ Warrensburg, MO Amarillo, TX Huntsville, AL Bloomfield Hills, MI Kettering, OH Brook, NY Bridgewater, NJ

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Epeeist ist David id Calderhead placed thirdd at tthe he 1991 and ’92 NCAAs while compiling a 133-32 regular-season record (’89-’92).

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Joel Clarkk (’87-’90) (’(’887-’90) posted a 96-12 caree careerr ffoil oilill record and earned the program’s 1990 Rockne Student-Athlete Award.

Sabreist eist Tony T y Consoli (’83-’86) ownedd a 94-21 Ton 94-21 94 21 career care record and was presented with the team’s 1986 Langford Leadership Award.

Richh Daly ly an All-America epeeist, placedd sisixth ixth th at the 1982 NCAAs and owned a 123-29 career record.

Name Brockmole, Dean Brogan, James Brogan, John Brooks de Vita, Ceschino Brough, Chris Brown, Sommers Brunner, Stanton Buell, Alex Buhl, Thomas Burchett, Glenn Burlage, James Burns, Louis Burns, Jerome

Years (MW) 1973-74 (1) 1957-59 (3) 1954-56 (1) 2006 1997-2000 (3) 1950 1993-95 (3) 2008- (3) 1963-65 (3) 1966-68 (3) 1954-56 1942-3, 48-9 (2) 1953

Record 14-10 21-19 51-32 5-4 23-2 0-1 122-36 52-29 40-37 58-25 8-13 50-17 0-1

Pct. .583 .525 .525 .556 .920 .000 .772 .642 .519 .699 .381 .746 .000

Weapon Epee Epee Epee Sabre Foil Foil Foil Sabre Epee Epee Foil Foil Foil

Calderhead, David Calmback, Walter Capobianco, Paul Caresio, John Carey, North E. Carey, North J. Carney, Dennis Carney, Michael Carroll, Errol Carroll, John Casas, Brian Castellan, Chris Castellan, Matt Castellani, Enzo Caulfield, Justin Cazeau, Charles Cenedella, Phillip Chandra, Nitin Cheng, Christopher Chou, Henry Choy, Jason Clancy, Daniel Clare, Thomas Clark, Joel Clarke, James Cochrane, William Colgan, Charles Colley-Capo, Jaime Collins, Tim Collins, William Colman, Richard Conlon, Joseph Conner, Craig Connor, Thomas Connor, David Connors, Michael Consoli, Tony Corbett, James Corda, William Cornwall, Michael Coscia, Michael Cotter, Gary Couch, John Coye, Thomas Cragin, Marleau Crebs, Nicholas Cregg, George Crikelair, John Crimone, Sam Crolley, Kevin Crompton, Andre Cullinane, Daniel Cullum, Thomas Cunningham, Thomas Curtin, Michael

1989-92 (4) 1975 (1) 1993-96 (3) 1934-35 (2) 1970-73 (4) 2003-2004 (2) 1982 1977-79 (2) 1958 1965-67 (3) 1999-2002 (4) 2004-05 2001-2004 (4) 2009- (2) 1995 1952-53 (1) 1956 1999 1968-69 1989, ‘91-’92 (3) 2010- (1) 1957-59 (3) 1989-92 (1) 1987-90 (4) 1959, 61 (1) 1961 1937-39 (3) 1980-83 (3) 1986-89 (4) 1976 1955-56 (1) 1950-52 (2) 1990-92 (1) 1966-68 (3) 1973-75 (1) 1961-63 (2) 1983-86 (3) 1940-41 (1) 1969-71 (1) 1970-73 (4) 1976-77 (1) 1970 1963-64 (2) 1972-75 (4) 1942 (1) 2009- (2) 1965 1966-68 (3) 1962-64 (3) 1979 1999-2002 (4) 1984-85 (2) 1977-80 (4) 1985 1960-61 (2)

133-32 7-4 85-34 30-21 42-16 53-34 9-3 44-21 1-0 54-24 156-55 12-1 95-21 67-15 1-0 8-11 0-2 5-1 1-1 56-13 25-15 27-27 26-5 96-12 4-6 1-0 32-21 65-42 92-21 0-1 5-7 30-26 17-7 41-22 33-22 33-26 94-21 16-23 29-14 115-45 15-3 1-1 12-7 111-34 3-0 51-10 2-1 91-24 66-37 1-0 150-19 24-8 88-41 0-1 30-20

.806 .636 .714 .588 .724 .609 .750 .677 1.000 .692 .739 .923 .819 .817 1.000 .421 .000 .833 .500 .812 .625 .500 .806 .889 .400 1.000 .518 .607 .814 .000 .416 .536 .708 .651 .600 .560 .817 .415 .675 .719 .833 .500 .632 .766 1.000 .836 .667 .792 .641 1.000 .888 .750 .680 .000 .600

Epee Epee Foil Foil Epee Epee Sabre Epee Epee Foil Epee Epee Foil Foil Mgr./Epee Sabre Mgr./Epee Epee Foil Sabre Sabre Epee Foil Foil Epee Epee Epee Foil Sabre Sabre Epee Epee Epee Foil Epee Sabre Sabre Epee Epee Foil Epee Epee Foil Foil Epee Foil/Epee Epee Foil Sabre Mgr./Sabre Sabre Epee Epee Mgr./Sabre Foil

Hometown Evansville, IN Rocky River, OH Rocky River, OH South Bend, IN Fairfield, CT Memphis, TN Manassas, VA Waterford, WI Colorado Springs, CO Anaheim, CA Fort Wayne, IN Washington, DC Saginaw, MI Wadsworth, England San Antonio, TX Seldon, NY Chicago, IL Fort Lauderdale, FL Los Alamos, NM Wellesley, MA Sanford, NC Traverse City, MI Grosse Pointe, MI Mishawaka, IN Short Hills, NJ Short Hills, NJ Keller, TX Wood Ridge, NJ Rochester, NY Uniontown, PA Centereach, NY Hong Kong Pompton Lakes, NJ Basking Ridge, NJ Rocky River, OH Fredericksburg, VA Hackettstown, NJ Detroit, MI Beloit, WI Buenos Aires, Argentina Mayaguez, PR Morristown, NJ Chesterton, IN Dorchester, MA St. Louis, MO Katy, TX Peoria, IL Cincinnati, OH West Nyack, NY Wayne, NJ Elmhurst, NY Belleville, NJ Chicago, IL Memphis, TN Pontiac, MI Kinderhook, NY Brooklyn, NY Las Vegas, NV Portland, OR Syracuse, NY Ridgewood, NJ Somerset, PA Minneapolis, MN Irvington, NJ Topsfield, MA Evansville, IN West Orange, NJ Tulsa, OK

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All-America America ffoilist oilist Marc DeJong (’80-’83 (’80-’83) ’83)) posted a 107-27 career record while placing 5th and 11th in NCAA tournament action.

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Two-time me All-American All-American A Sam DiFiglio co compiled mpililed l d a 130 130-23 sabre record during the 1974-76 seasons.

Tom m Dorwin earned sabre All-America stat status tus ffollowing ollo his seventh-place finish in the 1955 NCAAs, with a 38-28 record in regular-season bouts (’53-’55).

Sabreistt John Johhn Edwards E was a three-time NCAA NCA CAAA competitor, earning second team All-America after placing fifth in 1985 (121-20 career record).

Name D’Allura, Salvatore Daby, John Daher, Michael Daher, Doug Daly, Rich Darko, Richard Daschle, Charles DeBaene, Ted DeCicco, Michael DeCicco, Michael, Jr. Debic, Ozren DeJong, Marc Deladrier, Richard DeLandero, Carlos DeLandero, Telmo DeLaVergne, Pierre DeMatteis, Ralph Dentino, Michael DePaolo, Hugh DePaul, Andrew DePietro, Joseph DeTalance, William Detzner, Richard Devita, Robert Diacou, Nicholas Dieckelman, David Dietrich, Robert DiFiglio, Sam Dille, Brice Dixon, Donald Dixon, Ralph Dobson, Arthur Dobyns, Jerome Doerr, Louis Doherty, Matt Domzalski, Henry Donlon, John Donlon, Jerome Donlon, Steve Donnelly, Patrick Donovan, Gerard Donovan, Sean Doody, Francis Dore, Ted Dorwin, Tom Dosal, Brian Dreher, Stephen Dudinski, Douglas Duff, Roderick Duff, Brian Duffy, Patrick Duffy, Robert Duggan, Charles Dunn, Terrence duVair, Pierre Dwan, Francis Dwyer, Michael Dwyer, Thomas

Years (MW) 1979-82 (3) 1967-68 1966-68 (3) 1969-71 (1) 1980-83 (4) 1963 1949-51 (2) 1958-60 (1) 1947-49 (3) 1984 (1) 2000-03 (3) 1980-83 (4) 1969-71 (1) 1934-37 (1) 1935-37 (1) 1937-38 (1) 1961-63 (2) 1951-52 (1) 1969-71 (1) 1976-77 (1) 1967-69 (1) 1968-70 1977-80 (2) 1970 2004-2006 (3) 1975 1965 1974-76 (3) 1994-97 (3) 1953-54 (1) 1947-50 (3) 1968-69 (1) 1948-50 (3) 1951 2005-06 (1) 1970 1959-61 (3) 1961 1966-68 (3) 2005 1938-40 (2) 2001-03 (1) 1941 1982-85 1953-55 (2) 2003-04 (1) 1962-64 (3) 1985, ’87-’88 (2) 1952-54 (3) 1950-52 (2) 1974 1966 1957-59 (1) 1982 1955-57 (1) 1955-57 (3) 1963-65 (3) 1960-63 (3)

Record 81-34 1-2 70-34 99-38 123-29 2-2 47-24 34-16 63-20 8-5 157-8 107-27 86-23 31-15 48-33 13-11 43-30 4-6 28-16 7-24 34-17 1-2 24-10

Pct. .704 .333 .673 .768 .809 .500 .662 .680 .759 .615 .952 .799 .788 .783 .591 .541 .589 .400 .637 .225 .667 .333 .710

Weapon Sabre Sabre Sabre Sabre Epee Sabre Sabre Sabre All Weapons Epee Foil Foil Epee Sabre Foil Sabre Sabre Foil Epee Foil Epee Epee Epee

81-49 1-0 2-1 130-23 99-69 11-14 61-21 27-19 26-16 0-3 14-3 0-1 55-18 0-1 57-21 8-10 15-13 18-16 0-1 11-2 38-28 57-28 55-25 50-11 59-20 37-16 1-1 0-1 5-13 1-3 50-19 33-37 65-25 74-41

.623 1.000 .667 .850 .589 .440 .741 .587 .619 .000 .824 .000 .767 .000 .731 .444 .536 .529 .000 .846 .576 .671 .688 .820 .747 .694 .500 .000 .278 .250 .725 .472 .722 .643

Sabre Mgr./Epee Epee Sabre Epee Foil Epee Epee Epee Epee Sabre Epee Epee Sabre Epee Foil Sabre Foil Foil Epee Sabre Sabre Epee Epee Epee Epee Foil Foil Foil Sabre Foil Sabre Sabre Foil

Edwards, Thomas Edwards, John Ehrensing, Rudolph Ehrlich, Bill Eichelman, Robert Emerson, Louis

1977 (1) 1983-86 (4) 1959-61 (1) 2007-09 (1) 1954-56 (1) 1967-69 (3)

37-11 121-21 41-34 21-17 21-24 40-26

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Hometown Centereach, NY Fall River, MA Grosse Pointe, MI Grosse Pointe, MI Centereach, NY Indianapolis, IN Aberdeen, SD Detroit, MI Newark, NJ South Bend, IN Zagreb, Croatia Pretoria, South Africa Annapolis, MD South Bend, IN South Bend, IN New Orleans, LA Holidaysburg, PA Peoria, IL Casper, WY Pittsburgh, PA Glen Head, NY North Manchester, IN Des Plaines, IL New York, NY New York, NY Elm Grove, WI Birmingham, MI Skokie, IL Atlanta, GA Toldeo, OH Long Beach, CA Arlington, VT Jacksonville, FL Alice, TX Cupertino, CA Grosse Pointe, MI Farmingdale, NY Farmingdale, NY Farmingdale, NY Bridgeton, MO Tulsa, OK Tulsa, OK Oak Park, IL Butler, NJ Minocqua, WI Miami, FL Baldwinsville, NY Saugus, MA Peabody, MA Peabody, MA South Attleboro, MA Northbrook, IL Chicago, IL Cleveland, OH Madison, WI Summit, IL Racine, WI Omaha, NE St. Louis, MO St. Louis, MO New Orleans, LA Woodbury, MN Chicago, IL Denison, TX Plantation, FL

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All-America America epeeist Ron Farrow w (’57-’58 (’57-’58) ’58)) compiled a 52-11 record and placed third at the 1958 NCAAs.

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Ed Fel FFellows lllows posted a 136-38 recordd (’7 (’74 (’74-’77) 4 ’77) 4-’77 and earned epee All-America honors with his sixth-place finish at the 1974 NCAAs.

Two-time wo-time All-America sabreist Gerardd Finney Fi y (’5 (’52-’54) owned a 61-7 career regular-season record and was fourth at the 1954 NCAAs.

Epeeist Michae Michael h l Gostigian (’82-’86) compil compiled iledd a 49-1 49-18 career record and was named Notre Dame’s 1986 team MVP.

Name Fabian, Dan Fabricant, Matt Fagon, Richard Fallat, Thomas Farrow, Ron Farrow, Geoffrey Fay, Ted Feeney, Edward Feeney, Michael Feighery, Daniel Feldman, Keith Fellows, Ed Fenech, Craig Fernandez, Miguel Ferrall, Charles Ferrence, Bill Finley, Benjamin Finn, Michael Finney, Gerard Fleisch, Paul Flynn, John Fox, Frank Fox, William Francis, Rowland Franzgrote, Ernest Frenkel, Marcel Friel, John Friske, Dave Froess, James Fruzynski, Matthew Funai, Craig Fuster, Alexander

Years (MW) 1988 2000-03 (4) 1956-58 (3) 1962-63 (1) 1957-58 (2) 1971 1986-89 (4) 1975 1969-71 (1) 1998-2000 (1) 2009- (2) 1974-77 (4) 1969 1959-61 (1) 1966-69 (2) 1964-65 (2) 1990-92 (2) 1996-97 (1) 1952-54 (2) 1996-98 (1) 1941-42 (1) 1965-67 (2) 1954-56 (3) 1983 (1) 1950-52 (3) 2009- (2) 1954-56 (3) 1955-56 (2) 1971-72 (1) 1970-72 (3) 1982-83, ‘85-’86 (4) 1985-87 (1)

Record 0-1 151-21 55-34 11-8 52-11 2-2 95-25 6-3 72-36 8-5 70-18 136-38 2-0 16-21 25-13 56-13 27-7 23-7 61-7 19-11 25-30 16-13 30-25 1-0 31-15 48-13 35-23 37-20 19-6 81-24 62-34 14-7

Pct. .000 .878 .618 .579 .825 .500 .729 .667 .667 .615 .795 .781 1.000 .435 .658 .812 .794 .767 .897 .633 .455 .552 .545 1.000 .673 .787 .603 .648 .760 .771 .646 .667

Weapon Epee Sabre Sabre Foil Epee Foil Epee Epee Sabre Foil Sabre Epee Sabre Epee Foil Foil Epee Foil Sabre Epee Foil Foil Foil Epee Epee Sabre Foil Sabre Foil Sabre Foil Foil

Gabler, Scott Gaither, James Gaither, John Galbraith, Mark Galbraith, James Galeziewski, Gary Galiñanes, Manolo Gamarra, Joseph Garcia, David Garcia, Enrique Gardner, Alan Gasperetti, Matt Gase, Eugene Gavan, John Geary, John George, Thomas Gerard, Pat Gerrity, John Gettings, Conor Gettings, Patrick Ghattas, Patrick Giaimo, Peter Gibbons, Paul Girard, Rian Glass, Tim Gleason, Patrick Glock, Earl Glover, Leon Goeller, Thomas Goetz, Jack Goff, James Golden, Ronald Gonzalez, Angel Gonzalez, Ventura Gootwald, John Gostigian, Michael Grady, Christopher

1998-2001 (2) 1997-2000 (4) 1939-41 (2) 1969 1969 (1) 1986-88 (1) 1994-95 (2) 1980-81 (1) 1989-90 1980-81 (1) 1981-83 (1) 2008 1954-55 (1) 1938-40 (3) 1964-65 (2) 1957 1975-79 (4) 1975 2008- (2) 2004-07 (4) 2004-07 (4) 1958-60 (1) 1950-52 (1) 1991-94 (4) 1974-77 (4) 1978 (1) 1972-74 (1) 1957 1972-73 (1) 2003, 2005-2006 (1) 1965 1986-87 (1) 1941-43 (2) 1943, ‘47 (2) 1964 1982-86 (4) 1981-84 (3)

56-17 76-42 42-33 3-0 7-5 22-7 15-10 14-0 6-3 7-5 9-6 5-3 37-15 40-15 21-19 0-1 146-19 3-2 52-15 127-34 158-19 37-11 32-21 126-42 160-26 25-9 24-13 0-1 9-7 24-14 1-2 15-4 20-20 27-28 1-1 49-18 59-34

.727 .644 .560 1.000 .583 .759 .600 1.000 .667 .583 .600 .625 .713 .727 .525 .000 .884 .600 .776 .789 .893 .770 .604 .750 .860 .735 .640 .000 .563 .632 .333 .789 .500 .491 .500 .731 .634

Foil Epee Foil Sabre Sabre Foil Sabre Foil Foil Foil Epee Epee Sabre Sabre Sabre Foil Foil Foil Epee Epee Sabre Epee Sabre Epee/Foil Epee Sabre Foil Mgr./Sabre Epee Foil Sabre Epee Foil Foil Epee Epee Foil

Hometown Park Ridge, IL Elizabeth, NJ Mt. Vernon, NY Atlas, PA St. Louis, MO Itasca, IL Oakland, NJ Ivesdale, IL Chicago, IL Yonkers, NY Stony Brook, NY Oakland, NJ Clifton, NJ Miramar, PR Larchmont, NY Mercer, PA Los Angeles, CA Atwood, KS Grosse Pointe, MI Milwaukee, WI Westport, CT Birmingham, AL Chicago, IL Somerville, NJ Peoria, IL Sao Paolo, Brazil Gary, IN Saginaw, MI Erie, PA Chicago, IL Fair Lawn, NJ El Dorado, Panama Chatsworth, CA Piedmont, CA Louisville, KY Steubenville, OH South Bend, IN South Bend, IN San Juan, Puerto Rico Langley Park, MD Quito, Ecuador Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico Hamburg, IA South Bend, IN Saginaw, MI Milwaukee, WI Tulsa, OK Flint, MI Norridge, IL Annandale, VA Lake Forest, IL Lake Forest, IL Beaverton, OR New York, NY Andover, MA Vancouver, WA Niles, IL Boulder, CO Johnstown, PA Palo Alto, CA Amawalk, NY Jericho, VT Arlington, VA York, PA Dallas, TX Dallas, TX New York, NY Newton Square, PA Middletown, RI

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Sabreist Chris Hajnik ranks 26th on the Irish career wins list (147-54; ’93-’95) and twice earned the Mulligan Sabre Leadership Award.

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Foilist Derek Holeman earned the fencing program’s 1990 DeCicco/Langford Award (most inspirational) and compiled a 109-16 record from 1987-1990.

Name Graham, James Graham, James Green, Patrick Griffee, Todd Grigorenko, Alexander Gross, Peter Grosso, Louis Gruman, Alexander Guarnaschelli, Dominic Guerin, Harold Gugel, Mark Gumbs, Colin Gunshinan, James

All-American Carl Jackson ranks tied for fourth on the Irish list for career epee wins (174-58; ’95-’99) and received the 1998 Donlon Epee Leadership Award.

Sabreist Don Johnson amassed a 126-34 record from 1983-86 and is one of 16 Irish men’s fencers to claim All-America honors three-plus times (he was 3rd, 9th and 6th from 1984-86).

Years (MW) 1937-39 (1) 1950-52 (3) 1957-59 (1) 1986-89 (4) 2006-07 (2) 1947-48 (2) 1934-35 1985-86 (2) 1997-2000 (4) 1938 1988-90 (3) 1987-90 (4) 1979-81 (2)

Record 19-18 29-32 43-29 118-26 44-13 16-20 24-14 23-12 50-27 1-6 60-26 83-19 31-19

Pct. .518 .475 .597 .814 .772 .444 .631 .657 .649 .143 .698 .814 .620

Weapon Epee Epee Sabre Epee Foil Epee Foil Epee Epee Epee Epee Foil Epee

Hometown Tulsa, OK York, PA Chicago, IL Niles, MI New York, NY Brooklyn, NY New York, NY Los Angeles, CA Louisville, KY Wingdale, NY Reynoldsburg, OH Freeport, NY Silver Spring, MD

Habig, Adam Hagmann, Joseph Haines, Andrew Hajnik, Chris Hajnik, Frank Harding, Norris Harkness, Charles Harris, James Harris, Russell Harris, Shaun Harstrom, Ola Harvey, Adam Hathaway, John Haugh, John Hayes, Charles Haynes, John Heinzen, Fritz Helm, Jeffrey Hemmerle, Dennis Henry, Robert Henzler, Thomas Hernandez, Mickey Hickey, James Hicks, Gregory Higgs-Coulthard, Charles Higgs-Coulthard, Michael Hodges, Grant Hodges, Teddy Hogan, Noah Holeman, Derek Holzgrafe, Roger Horton, Tom Horvath, Peter Howard, Greg Howard, Kevin Hull, Dick Humphreys, Michael Hunt, Gordon Hurley, James Hutchings, John Hysell, Matt

2001 2005-06 1999 1993-95 (3) 1963-65 (1) 1987-88 (2) 1970-72 (2) 1997-2000 (2) 1938, ’40-’41 (2) 1999-2001 (1) 1981-83 (3) 2001-03 (1) 1973-74 (2) 1984-87 (4) 1997-99 (3) 1965-67 (3) 1975 1982-83 1955-57 (3) 1960-61 1974-76 (2) 1977 1981-84 (1) 1994 1984-87 (4) 1983, ’90 20102008- (2) 1996-98 (1) 1987-90 (4) 1968-70 (2) 2006-2009 (4) 1983 2005-08 (4) 1985-86 (1) 1952-54 (1) 1940-42 (2) 1967 1951-53 (2) 1958-60 (1) 1996-98 (1)

2-4 16-4 1-0 141-53 29-18 8-5 80-23 23-7 55-25 11-6 93-15 23-10 25-11 81-25 119-35 54-32 1-4 2-7 84-18 2-3 38-13 1-0 18-7 1-3 45-17 21-5 33-3 62-17 21-12 109-16 76-24 102-44 1-4 174-44 22-15 52-22 31-27 1-1 30-13 9-8 21-8

.667 .800 1.000 .727 .617 .615 .776 .767 .688 .647 .861 .697 .692 .764 .773 .628 .200 .222 .824 .400 .745 1.000 .720 .250 .895 .807 .917 .785 .636 .886 .753 .699 .200 .798 .595 .703 .535 .500 .697 .529 .724

Foil Foil Foil Sabre Epee Sabre Epee Foil Foil/Epee Foil Epee Epee Epee Epee Foil Epee Foil Foil Epee Epee Epee Sabre Epee Epee Foil Sabre Foil Foil Sabre Foil Sabre Sabre Foil Epee Foil Foil Sabre Sabre Sabre Foil Foil

Sheridan, IN Westfield, NJ Concord, MA Santa Maria, CA Springdale, PA New Brunswick, NJ Chippewa Falls, WI North Haven, CT Little Rock, AR North Haven, CT Goteborg, Sweden Connersville, IN Columbus, OH Portland, OR South Bend, IN Syracuse, NY Peoria, IL Elizabeth, PA Cincinnati, OH Bluffton, IN Arnold, MO New Orleans, LA Bethlehem, PA St. Charles, IL Boxford, MA Boxford, MA Salina, KS Salina, KS Rochester, IN Beaverton, OR Quincy, IL Franksville, WI Centereach, NY Granger, IN Owensboro, KY Honolulu, HI Fullerton, CA North Little Rock, AR Newark, NJ Muncie, IN Midland, MI

Isaacs, Jerome Isaacs, John Jackson, Carl Jacobs, James Janis, Mike Jansen, George Jedrkowiak, Jakub Joaquin, Manuel Jock, Paul Joe, Ronald Johnson, Donald Johnson, James Johnson, Jerry Johnsson, Per Johnston, John Jones, Jerry Joyce, Jack

1954-56 (2) 1969-71 (2) 1995, ‘97-’99 (4) 1951-52 (2) 1982-85 (4) 1947-49 (3) 2005-08 (4) 1975-77 (1) 1963-65 (3) 1980-83 (3) 1983-86 (4) 1957-59 (1) 1958-60 (1) 1992-93 (2) 1968 1956-57 1962-64 (3)

36-12 17-11 174-58 31-13 161-27 9-17 157-45 15-15 32-37 23-18 126-34 70-20 88-28 49-23 1-0 3-6 45-34

.750 .609 .750 .704 .856 .356 .777 .500 .464 .561 .787 .778 .759 .681 1.000 .333 .570

Epee/Sabre Epee Epee Foil Sabre Epee Foil Sabre Epee Epee Sabre Epee Foil Epee Epee Foil Foil

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NOTRE DAME®

Petersburg, VA Wilmette, IL Ringoes, NJ Bloomington, IN Franklin Lakes, NJ Bala Cynwyd, PA Leszno, Poland Utica, NY Ft. Wayne, IN Oakland, NJ Boxford, MA Indianapolis, IN Newark, NJ Goteborg, Sweden Chatham, NJ Boise, ID Rockford, IL


David Kirby’s .943 career win percentage (67-4; ’88-’92) ranks fourth all-time among Notre Dame men’s sabreists.

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Foilist Phil Leary compiled a 126-18 regular-season record, competed in the 1990 and ’91 NCAAs, and earned Notre Dame’s 1991 DeCicco/Langford Award (most inspirational).

Epeeist Phil Lee (62-44; ’95-’97) earned the 1995 Auriol Award (most improved), the ’96 and ’97 Knute Rockne StudentAthlete Awards, and the ’97 Langford Leadership Award.

All-America sabreist Chris Lyons placed sixth at the 1980 NCAAs, capping his career that included a 107-22 record and the 1980 Notre Dame Fencing Langford Leadership Award.

Name Kalin, Glenn Kane, Richard Kane, Steve Kaull, James Keane, Robert Kearns, John Keeler, David Kehoe, Kevin Kelleher, Kevin Keller, David Kelly, Brent Kennedy, William Kenney, Daniel Keough, George Keough, Larry Kerrigan, Elie Kica, William Kiefer, Eugene Kirby, David Kirsch, Matthew Klein, Joseph Klier, John Kluczyk, Richard Koester, Edward Konzelman, Charles Korth, Patrick Kosse, Louis Kostka, Karol Kovacs, Yehuda Kowalski, Jim Kroener, Kent Krug, Louis Kubik, Mark Kubik, Steve Kurz, Richard Kvatsak, Robert

Years (MW) 1969-71 (2) 1977 1998-2000 (1) 2010- (1) 1989 1956-58 (2) 1968-70 (2) 1934-36 1974, ‘76 (1) 1999 2009- (2) 1962-64 (3) 1960-62 (2) 1988 1959-61 (1) 1987-88 (1) 1975-78 (4) 1940 1988-90, ‘92 (4) 1985-86 (1) 1956-58 (2) 1964-66 (2) 1981 1954-56 (1) 1979-82 (1) 1965-67 (3) 1951 2006-2009 (4) 1986-89 (4) 1987, ‘89 (1) 1987-89 (2) 1978-79 (1) 2006-2009 (4) 2008- (2) 1993 (1) 1939

Record 79-29 0-4 13-7 49-13 2-1 24-16 32-17 65-33 12-10 1-1 27-14 30-19 46-34 4-3 24-30 11-4 41-12 0-1 67-4 23-7 64-20 53-31 0-2 11-15 14-10 67-30 2-1 198-56 115-10 15-4 20-9 10-3 145-54 107-22 7-5 16-7

Pct. .739 .000 .650 .790 .667 .600 .654 .663 .545 .500 .659 .678 .575 .571 .444 .733 .774 .000 .944 .766 .697 .631 .000 .428 .583 .691 .667 .780 .920 .789 .690 .769 .729 .829 .583 .696

Weapon Foil Foil Epee Epee Mgr./Epee Epee Foil All Weapons Foil Epee Epee Sabre Epee Mgr./Epee Sabre Sabre Foil/Epee Foil Sabre Foil Sabre Sabre Mgr./Epee Sabre Epee Sabre Epee Epee Foil Sabre Foil Foil Foil Foil Foil Sabre

Laeuchli, Jesse Lam, Arthur Lauck, John Lauerman, John Laughlin, Terry Laurendeau, Norman La Valle, Luke Lawless, Mark Laws, Jason Le Dinh, Thuy Leary, Phil Lebec, Xavier Lee, Phil Lee, Thomas LeFevre, Edouard Leising, James Leising, Joseph Lennert, Dave Leonard, Thomas Lesso, William Lester, Bill Letscher, David Lolli, Francis Long, Thomas Longeway, Thomas Lubin, Gerald Luzak, Kevin Lyons, Chris Lyons, John III Lyons, John IV Lyons, Michael

2004-06 (3) 20051971-73 (2) 1957-59 (3) 1956-57, ‘60 (2) 1964-66 (4) 1996-99 (4) 1989 (1) 2005 1989-90 1988-91 (4) 2007-2010 (1) 1995-97 (2) 1957-59 (1) 1989-92 (4) 1940-42 (1) 1937-39 (1) 1986-87 (1) 1949 1953 (1) 1994-97 (4) 1990-92 (1) 1953-54 1965 1961, ‘63 (1) 1947-49 (2) 1984 1978-80 (3) 1969-71 (2) 1995 (1) 1971-73 (1)

73-13 3-5 29-13 56-37 34-15 31-21 200-20 13-4 5-1 18-3 126-18 34-20 62-44 30-16 73-21 7-12 20-22 15-7 0-1 7-9 206-38 10-7 1-2 3-4 18-15 10-7 4-3 107-22 72-32 18-10 32-14

.849 .375 .690 .602 .694 .596 .909 .765 .833 .856 .875 .630 .585 .652 .777 .360 .476 .682 .000 .438 .844 .588 .333 .429 .546 .588 .571 .829 .693 .642 .696

Epee Foil Epee Foil Epee/Foil Foil Sabre Epee Sabre Sabre Foil Foil/Sabre Epee Sabre Foil Sabre Foil Epee Epee Epee Sabre Foil Sabre Foil Foil Foil Foil Sabre Foil Epee Sabre

Hometown Des Plaines, IL Park Ridge, IL Cincinnati, OH Washington, DC West Orange, NJ Champaign, IL Hudson, NY Chicago, IL Columbus, OH Adelphi, MD Grapevine, TX Cheshire, CT Chicago, IL Fort Lauderdale, FL San Antonio, TX Dublin, Ireland Glenview, IL Snyder, NY North Andover, MA Syracuse, NY San Antonio, TX Syracuse, NY Bayonne, NJ Wichita, KS Brunswick, ME Bloomington Hills, MI Louisville, TX Krakow, Poland Hod Hosharon, Israel St. Clair Shores, MI Camp Hill, PA Baltimore, MD San Antonio, TX San Antonio, TX Radnor, PA Pittsburgh, PA Dulles, VA Hong Kong Muncie, IN Marinette, WI Long Beach, CA Lewiston, ME New York, NY Califon, NJ Charlotte, NC Pompton Lakes, NJ Elizabeth, NJ Greenwich, CT Pasadena, CA Memphis, TN Fairfield, CT Buffalo, NY Buffalo, NY Cincinnati, OH Grand Rapids, MI Cleveland, OH Windsor, Ontario Brookfield, WI Oak Park, IL DeWitt, NY Lincolnwood, IL El Paso, TX West Redding, CT Berwyn, PA Berwyn, PA Marietta, GA Berwyn, PA

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Sabreist Anthony Mandolini compiled a 44-19 career record (’52-’54) and recently served on the Notre Dame Monogram Club board of directors.

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Name Macaulay, Michael MacDonald, Colin Maddalone, Ray Madigan, David Madigan, James Mages, Phil Maggio, Jordan Mahoney, William Malecz, Richard Malfa, John Maliszewski, William Malone, Joseph Mandolini, Anthony Markel, Michael Marks, Dick Maroon, Frederick Marterseck, Paul Martin, Edward Masserer, Johannes Matranga, Michael Mattern, Paul Mautone, Steve Mazure, John McAuliffe, John McBride, David McBride, John McCabe, Thomas McCahey, Mike McCandless, Paul McCarty, Shaun McConville, Terry McCue, Leonard McDonough, Patrick McEnearney, Burton McGee, George McGinn, John McGookey, James McGough, William McGuire, John McNally, T.J. McNamara, John McQuade, Chris McQuade, Michael McQuade, Joseph McQuade, Steve Meathe, Edward Meinhardt, Gerek Melton, Herbert Melton, Herbert III Mendes, Bob Mercado, Victor Mergen, Matthew Merrill, William Merten, Dean Mertens, Richard Metrailer, Andrew Meyer, Eric Meyer, Gerald Miller, John Miller, Lawrence Mitalo, Brian Mlachak, Ivan Mock, Phillip Molina, Rich Molinelli, Michael Monahan, Joseph Monahan, Tim

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All-American Michael McCahey (’75-’78) ranks 11th on the Irish list for career foil wins (138-21).

Years (MW) 2001-04 (3) 1948 (1) 1968-70 (2) 1979-81 (2) 1941-43 (3) 1996-97 (2) 1993-95 (3) 1938 1973 (1) 1953-54 1969-71 (1) 1963-66 (4) 1952-54 (2) 1976-78 (1) 1962-64 (3) 1955 1934 1948-49 2004-05 (1) 1971-74 (4) 1948 1999-2002 (4) 1967-68 (1) 1935-37 (1) 1951-53 (2) 1980-81 (1) 1982 1975-78 (4) 1967-69 (2) 1981-83 (2) 1974-77 (4) 1960-62 (1) 1968-69 (1) 1938-39 (2) 1967 1952-54 (2) 1970 2010- (1) 1977-79 (2) 2003-05 (3) 1985-86 (1) 1992, ‘94-’96 (3) 1963-65 (3) 1963-65 (3) 1996-99 (3) 1966 2009- (2) 1941-43 (3) 1969 1967-69 (3) 1936-38 (1) 1988 (1) 1965-67 (2) 1980 (1) 1970 1997-99 (1) 1968 1956-58 (2) 1999-2000 (1) 1976-78 (2) 1984-87 (1) 1982-83 (2) 1975, ‘77 (1) 2008-2010 (1) 1979, ‘81-’82 (2) 1995 (1) 1997-99 (2)

NOTRE DAME®

Terry McConville owns the 10th-most career wins (142-44; ’74-’77) of any Notre Dame men’s foilist.

Sabreist Bob Mendes earned three monograms and owned a 52-24 record from 1967-69.

Record 44-19

Pct. .698

17-11 15-9 30-36 29-10 64-19 0-4 8-4 18-19 16-15 38-34 44-19 9-6 64-27 1-0 4-5 2-2 7-4 129-31

.609 .625 .455 .744 .771 .000 .667 .486 .516 .528 .698 .600 .707 1.000 .444 .500 .636 .806

Weapon Epee Epee Foil Epee Foil Foil Foil Epee Foil Epee Sabre Sabre Sabre Epee Epee Mgr./Sabre Epee Epee Foil Epee

137-59 11-8 37-33 31-34 15-9 1-0 138-21 46-31 17-8 142-44 8-4 4-6 25-21 0-1 53-21 1-2 27-3 27-9 27-14 10-9 114-53 42-20 37-20 89-32 1-0 62-5 35-20 0-1 52-24 17-9 23-14 14-11 0-1

.698 .579 .529 .476 .584 1.000 .868 .597 .635 .764 .667 .400 .543 .000 .716 .333 .900 .750 .659 .526 .683 .677 .650 .736 1.000 .925 .636 .000 .684 .654 .621 .560 .000

Foil Epee Foil Epee Epee Mgr./Epee Foil Sabre Sabre Foil Epee Epee Foil/Epee Foil Epee Foil Sabre Sabre Epee Foil Sabre Foil Foil Epee/Sabre Epee Foil Sabre Sabre Sabre Foil Foil Sabre Epee/Armorer

14-8 0-1 34-23 7-5 18-13 12-12 9-7 12-5 18-4 19-12 8-8 35-10

.636 .000 .596 .583 .581 .500 .563 .706 .818 .613 .500 .778

Epee Foil Sabre Epee Sabre Foil Sabre Sabre Epee Sabre Epee Epee

Hometown Temple, TX Providence, RI Munster, IN South Bend, IN Little Rock, AR Thousand Oaks, CA New York, NY Winslow, AZ Denville, NJ Auburn, NY New York, NY New York, NY Elmwood Park, IL Akron, OH New York, NY Wilson, NC South Bend, IN Canton, NY Frankenhardt, Germany Wantagh, NY N/A Short Hills, NJ Fargo, ND Oak Park, IL Chicago, IL Oak Park, IL Wilmette, IL Shaker Heights, OH Omaha, NE Los Angeles, CA Niles, IL Newburgh, NY Pittsfield, MA Rockville Centre, NY Pittsburgh, PA Des Moines, IA Sandusky, OH Bronxville, NY Sea Cliff, NY Fredericksburg, VA Johnstown, NY Clifton, NJ New York, NY New York, NY Clifton, NJ Whittier, CA San Francisco, CA Paducah, KY Paducah, KY Merrick, NY Woodhaven, NY Glen Gardner, NJ Fort Worth, TX Kenosha, WI Dolvay, NY Dallas, TX West Hartford, CT Arlington, VA Las Vegas, NV Pittsford, NY Chicago, IL Houston, TX Winston-Salem, NC Newark, NJ Briarcliff, NY Arcola, IL Arcola, IL


Foilist James Mullenix compiled a 111-44 regular-season record with the Irish from 1971-74.

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All-America epeeist Geoff Pechinsky placed ninth at the 1993 NCAAs, after going 81-45 in his career (’90-’93) .

Epeeist Jeff Pero (’66-’68) posted a 53-18 career record and added an All-America finish (9th) at the 1968 NCAAs.

Foilist Jeff Piper fenced at the NCAAs from 1991-93, also owning a 116-18 career record and earning the 1993 Langford Leadership Award.

Name Mooney, John Moran, Richard Moran, Kevin Morton, Clay Moschella, Phillip Muckenhirn, Carl Mulhern, John Mullenix, James Muller-Bergh, Klaus Mulligan, Dan Mulligan, Timothy Mulrooney, Patrick Muoio, Salvatore Murphy, Eamon Murphy, Greg Myron, Joseph

Years (MW) 1951-53 (3) 1963 1966 1998-2000 (1) 1985 (1) 1981-82 1961 1971-74 (4) 1957-59 (1) 1971-73 (1) 1975-77 (2) 1951-53 (2) 1978-79, ‘81 (2) 2004 (1) 1996 1935

Record 53-18 0-2 0-1 23-7 13-4 9-11 1-0 111-44 7-9 60-25 70-20 16-16 70-17 22-5 1-0 2-2

Pct. .746 .000 .000 .767 .765 .450 1.000 .716 .437 .706 .778 .500 .779 .815 1.000 .500

Weapon Foil Epee Epee Sabre Foil Foil Sabre Foil Sabre Sabre Sabre Sabre Sabre Foil Mgr./Epee Sabre

Hometown Cleveland, OH N/A Wormleysburg, PA Hernando, MS Selden, NY Northfield, IL Evergreen Park, IL Golf, IL Potsdam, NY Highland Park, NJ Highland Park, NJ Eagle River, WI Centereach, NY Winnetka, IL South Pasadena, CA Jamaica, NY

Nagle, Gerold Nahser, Frank Nanovic, Roy Nasher, Frank Navin, Richard Nee, Christopher Nenoff, Robert Nerlinger, Andrew Nigro, Joseph Noonan, Timothy Nowacki, Theodore Nowosielski, Leszek Nydam, Barron

1971 1962 1967-68 (1) 1960-61 1956 1989 (1) 1966-67 2001-02 (1) 1939 1984 1968 1988-91 (4) 2008- (3)

1-0 7-6 12-8

1.000 .539 .600

7-5 1-2 8-5

.583 .333 .615

Foil Foil Sabre Foil Epee Foil Foil Epee Foil

1-1 97-2 92-28

.500 .980 .767

Epee Sabre Sabre

Hyde Park, MA Winnetka, IL Jackson Heights, NY N/A Des Plaines, IL South Bend, IN Greensburg, PA Wilmington, DE Kansas City, MO Waterloo, IA South Bend, IN Ottawa, Ontario Rancho Sante Fe, CA

O’Donnell, Robert O’Malley, Michael Olivares, Jose Ortiz, Alfredo Osborne, Jacob Ott, William Owoc, Richard

1938 1994-97 1951 1943, ‘47 (2) 2009- (2) 1964-66 (2) 1974-75

0-1 15-9 0-1 9-9 68-31 28-24 1-2

.000 .625 .000 .500 .687 .539 .333

Foil Foil Foil Sabre Epee Epee Foil

Chicago, IL Sherman Oaks, CA San Antonio, TX Santa Fe, NM Colleyville, TX St. Louis, MO Akron, OH

Packo, John Parisi, Daniel Parker, William Pashel, George Patel, Rakesh Patout, Rivers Paul, Michael Paulus, Alan Pauwels, Joseph Pechinsky, Geoff Peck, Louis Pellecchia, Leonard Pentz, Matt Perez, John Pero, Jeff Peters, Matt Petrungaro, Charles Pfarr, Chris Pfeiffer, Charles Piasio, Jack Pietrusiak, William Pikna, Raymond Pinkowski, Chris Piper, Jeff Plunkett, John Power, Conor Prendergast, Brendan Price, Arthur Progar, Michael

1975-76 (1) 1949-51 (3) 1961 1972-74 1993-94 (2) 1959-60 (1) 1995 1978 (1) 1970-72 (3) 1990-93 (4) 1940-41 (1) 1966-68 2007-09 (1) 1986 (1) 1966-68 (3) 2001 1957-59 (1) 2008- (2) 1968 2010- (1) 1988-89 (1) 1974-76 (2) 20091990-93 (4) 20081994-95 (2) 2003-04 (2) 1956-57 (1) 1973-75 (2)

24-11 38-13 1-4 5-11 65-39 6-5 0-1 1-1 27-23 81-45 6-7 4-3 38-22 1-1 53-18 8-2 13-8 26-6 2-1 20-6 15-7 25-11 21-7 116-18 18-20 89-23 32-16 21-18 32-18

.686 .746 .200 .312 .615 .546 .000 .500 .540 .643 .461 .571 .633 .500 .746 .800 .619 .813 .667 .769 .682 .694 .750 .866 .474 .795 .667 .538 .640

Sabre Foil Foil Foil Epee Sabre Epee Mgr./Epee Sabre Epee Sabre Sabre Sabre Armorer/Foil Epee Sabre Sabre Epee Epee Epee Sabre Foil Epee Foil Sabre Foil Sabre Sabre Sabre

Toldeo, OH Newark, NJ Nebraska City, NE Pittsburgh, PA Hackettstown, NJ Navasota, TX Worcester, MA Midland, MI Jackson, MI Danvers, MA Montpelier, VT Newark, NJ Oak Ridge, NC Chicago, IL Rochester, NY Helena, MT Chicago, IL Highlands Ranch, CO Montclair, NJ Dubois, PA Medfield, MA Akron, OH Simi Valley, CA Gold Coast, Australia Wyckoff, NJ Beaumont, TX St. Petersburg, FL Chestertown, IN Sheboygan, MS

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All-America epeeist Andy Quaroni (’82-’85) placed sixth and third at the 1994 and ’95 NCAAs and compiled a 133-23 career record.

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Foilist Jim Russomano posted three All-America seasons while compiling a 54-15 record at the 1958-60 NCAA tournaments.

Steve Salimando owned a 100-17 career foil record and received the fencing program’s 1979 Walter Langford Leadership Award.

Christian Scherpe, a two-time All-American at Cal StateNorthridge, posted a 68-15 record at Notre Dame (’85-’86) and placed fourth at the 1986 NCAAs (also All-America).

Name Quaroni, Andy Quenan, Timothy Quinn, Brian Quiñonez, Diego

Years (MW) 1982-85 (4) 1993 1986-87 (1) 2005-06 (2)

Record 133-23 1-1 16-5 47-35

Pct. .853 .500 .762 .573

Weapon Epee Mgr./Epee Sabre Foil

Radde, James Raley, Charles Rastellini, James Rawlings, Steven Ray, Brian Reardon, Chris Reardon, James Reardon, Sean Recoy, Martin Reilly, James Repilado, Frank Reuter, Joseph Reuter, David Reyes, Paul Ricci, John Rice, George Riechenbach, Tom Riegel, Martin Ripple, Gregory Rizzuti, Tony Ronayne, John Roney, David Roney, Thomas Rooney, Ben Rooney, Patrick Rosamilia, Victor Rosamilia, Steven Rose, William Rossi, Geoffrey Roveda, Joseph Rueter, Scott Russomano, Jim Rutherford, Scott Ryan, David Ryan, Jack Ryan, John Ryder, Thomas

1959-60 (1) 1943 1972 1987-89 (3) 1990, 93 (1) 1987-88 (2) 1969-71 (1) 1984-86 (2) 1970 1987-88 (1) 1943 (1) 1964 1983-86 (4) 2005 1961-63 (2) 1962-63 1966-68 (1) 1982 1992 (2) 1999-2000 (2) 1958-60 (2) 1943 (1) 1947-49 (2) 2000-01 1979-80 (2) 1961 1987 1967 (1) 1985, ‘87, ‘89 (3) 1982, 84 1979 (1) 1958-60 (2) 1980-83 (4) 1934 1955-57 (3) 1953 (1) 1986 (1)

28-9 1-4 0-1 35-6 24-11 27-11 9-8 39-9 3-0 27-3 8-20 1-2 68-23 2-2 40-35 8-4 60-29 3-1 5-3 8-2 17-4 9-8 8-5 0-3 19-10 1-1 0-1 7-6 73-17 9-11 0-2 100-17 40-23 8-17 13-16 0-1 2-0

.757 .200 .000 .854 .676 .711 .529 .813 1.000 .900 .286 .333 .747 .500 .534 .667 .674 .750 .625 .800 .810 .529 .614 .000 .660 .500 .000 .538 .823 .450 .000 .855 .635 .327 .448 .000 1.000

Epee Epee Foil Sabre Epee Epee Foil Sabre Foil Sabre Epee Epee Foil Foil Epee Sabre Epee Foil Foil/Armorer Sabre Epee Sabre Sabre Epee Epee Sabre Sabre Epee Sabre Foil Epee/Armorer Foil Foil/Epee Epee Foil Foil Armorer/Sabre

1966-68 (1) 1976-79 (4) 2001-02 (2) 1999 1999 1938-40 (2) 1974-76 (2) 1949-51 (3) 1982 1937-39 (3) 1960-61 1978-79 (1) 1985-86 (2) 1995-97 (1) 2008- (3) 1939-40 2009- (1) 1947-50 (4) 2008- (3) 1967-69 (1) 2003-06 (3) 2006 2001-04 (3) 1968 1936-37 (1)

2-1 100-17 13-8 1-0 2-0 22-26 63-35 64-14 0-3 28-16 6-10 36-12 68-15 44-14 114-29 4-9 39-3 71-23 120-60 9-3 45-14 1-1 35-14 2-2 33-27

.667 .855 .619 1.000 1.000 .459 .643 .820 .000 .636 .375 .750 .803 .759 .797 .353 .929 .755 .667 .750 .763 .500 .714 .500 .549

Sabre Foil Sabre Epee Sabre Foil/Epee Sabre Foil Foil Sabre Sabre Epee Epee Sabre Foil Foil Sabre Sabre Epee Foil Sabre Foil Epee Foil Foil/Epee

Sabol, Mark Salimando, Steve Salisian, Neal Sanabria, Chris Sanderson, Sam Sayia, Robert Sazdanoff, Michael Scalera, Nick Scallon, James Scarlata, Salvatore Schaefgen, Harold Schermoly, Michael Scherpe, Christian Scherpereel, John Schirtz, Zach Schlafly, Hubert Schlehuber, Anthony Schlosser, Bob Schoolcraft, Greg Schnierle, Michael Schumacher, Alex Schumacher, Andrew Schumacher, Nick Schwalbach, Joseph Seco, Robert

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Hometown San Antonio, TX Shell Lake, WI Littleton, CO San Salvador, El Salvador Wahpeton, ND Wilmington, DE Woburn, MA New Fairfield, CT Akron, OH Cincinnati, OH Roxbury, ME Cincinnati, OH Mexico City, Mexico Staten Island, NY Havana, Cuba Pasadena, CA Bethesda, MD Los Angeles, CA Drexel Hill, PA Medawaska, ME Alton, MA Indianapolis, IN South Bend, IN St. Louis, MO New Rochelle, NY Detroit, MI Detroit, MI South Bend, IN Des Moines, IA Bloomfield, NJ West Caldwell, NJ Fredevick, MD Manchester, MA Lincolnshire, IL Decatur, IL Caldwell, NJ Louisville, KY South Bend, IN Berwyn, PA Berwyn, IL Allentown, PA Solon, OH Selden, NY Pasadena, CA Haughton, LA Seattle, WA Montclair, NJ Mansfield, OH Newark, NJ West Covina, CA Lodi, NJ Memphis, TN Overland Park, KS Krefield, Germany Murrysville, PA Rochester, NY St. Louis, MO Carmel, IN Springfield, IL San Jose, CA Chicago, IL New Berlin, WI New Berlin, WI New Berlin, WI South Bend, IN Newark, NJ


Sabreist Ron Sollitto earned All-America honors at the 1972 NCAAs (7th) and posted an 80-23 career record during the 1970-72 seasons.

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All-American Brian Stone ranks second on the Notre Dame list for career epee wins (183-81; ’95-’98).

Two-time All-America sabreist James Taliaferro owned a 101-17 career record, also placing seventh at the 1990 NCAAs and fourth in 1992.

Name Seitz, Roy Seroff, Andrew Sheridan, Thomas Schwartz, David Shields, John Shipman, Richard Shipp, Thomas Shonkwiler, Joe Siek, Jeremy Sierra, Jose Silha, Elmer Silva, Diego Slevin, Eugene Smalley, Joseph Smith, Richard Snooks, Richard Snyder, Derek Sobieraj, Michal Sollitto, Ron Songer, Thomas Spahn, Thomas Spejewski, Eugene Spitzer, Norbert St. Clair, Brian Stabrawa, David Stachowski, Russell Stearns, Matt Stone, Brian Stoutermire, Kevin Strass, John Stratter, Stewart Sullivan, Michael Sullivan, Mike Sullivan, James Suwalsky, Albert Swiney, Mark Switek, Michael Szelle, Gabor

Years (MW) 1972-74 (3) 2008- (3) 1966-68 (3) 1958-59 (1) 1957-58 1951 1960-62 (2) 2001 (1) 1994-97 (4) 1981 1943 (1) 2007-2010 (1) 1943 (1) 1938-40 (2) 1953-54 1935-36 (1) 2002-04 (3) 2002-05 (4) 1970-72 (3) 1983 1971-73 (1) 1958-60 (1) 1958-60 (2) 1984-86 (2) 1983-86 (1) 1979-81 (1) 2004-07 (4) 1995-98 (4) 1984-87 (4) 1975-78 (4) 1943 1960-61 1976-79 (4) 1979-81 (2) 1952 1997-99 (1) 1986 1999-01 (3)

Record 59-33 78-33 64-23 5-3 0-5

Pct. .641 .703 .736 .625 .000

53-27 9-6 184-21

.589 .600 .898

6-3 39-16 7-6 40-15 2-7 4-5 104-19 176-12 80-23 0-2 11-7 11-11 24-20 53-13 9-9 6-8 145-44 183-81 108-14 111-42 0-1 3-5 183-4 13-9 0-1 7-7 1-0 134-8

Tadrowski, Don Taliaferro, James Tan, Desney Tansey, James Tate, Jack Tawadros, Adele Taylor, Tim Tearney, Thomas Tejada, John Terreault, Matthew Thanhouser, Bill Thompson, James Tietz, Joel Till, Mark Tindell, Kevin Tivenius, Jan Todd, Michael Townsend, William Trayers, Frederick Trisko, Michael Truog, James Tschetter, John Turgeon, Joseph Tyler, David

1954-56 (2) 1990-92 (3) 1995 1958 1962-63 (1) 1973 1969-72 (3) 1940-42 (1) 1996-98 (3) 2004 (1) 2006-2009 (4) 1979-82 (4) 1980-83 (4) 1978-79 (2) 1979-82 (4) 1983 (1) 1956 1986 (1) 1988, ‘90 (2) 1989-92 (4) 1993 1966-67 (2) 1975-77 (2) 2000-01 (1)

76-18 101-17 1-1 0-1 11-6 0-2 70-28 6-11 97-39 7-2 174-51 98-34 78-28 1-0 94-32 45-3 0-2 11-3 14-3 64-14 2-3 10-3 32-17 14-12

Foilist John Tejada received Notre Dame’s 1996 DeCicco/Langford Award (most inspirational) and competed in the 1998 NCAAs.

.667 .709 .538 .727 .222 .444 .846 .936 .753 .000 .611 .500 .546 .803 .500 .428 .767 .693 .885 .725 .000 .375 .979 .590 .000 .500 1.000 .944

Weapon Sabre Epee Foil Epee Foil Sabre Sabre Sabre Foil Foil Foil Foil/Epee Sabre Sabre Epee Foil Foil Epee Sabre Mgr./Epee Epee Sabre Foil Epee Epee Foil Sabre Epee Sabre Epee Sabre Foil Sabre Foil Foil Foil Epee Sabre

Hometown Cleveland, OH Boulder, CO Forest Hills, NY Mansfield, OH Washington, D.C. South Bend, IN Tulsa, OK Galena, OH Newmarket, NH Adelphi, MD Chicago, IL Greenwich, CT Peoria, IL New York, NY South Bend, IN St. Joseph, MI Chatsworth, CA Krakow, Poland Scotch Plains, NJ Greensburgh, PA Westchester, IL East Chicago, IN Green Bay, WI Huntington Station, NY Oak Lawn, IL Lindstrom, MN Minnetrista, MN Hackettstown, NJ Troy, MI Glenview, IL Sharon, PA Kalamazoo, MI Peabody, MA Walpole, NH Leavenworth, KS Tulsa, OK Houston, TX Budapest, Hungary

.808 .856 .500 .000 .647 .000 .715 .353 .713 .778 .773 .742 .736 1.000 .746 .937 .000 .783 .824 .821 .400 .769 .653 .538

Epee Sabre Sabre Epee Foil Epee Epee Sabre Foil Epee Sabre Foil Sabre Mgr./Foil Epee Epee Foil Foil Foil Foil Sabre Sabre Epee Epee

Chicago, IL Montclair, NJ Monroe, LA Caracas, Venezuela Allentown, PA South Bend, IN Columbus, IL Chicago, IL Brooklyn, NY Boonton, NJ Portland, OR Oberlin, OH Somerville, NJ Houston, TX Newark, NJ Orebor, Sweden Chicago, IL Guaynabo, Puerto Rico Peabody, MA Northfield, IL Waukesha, WI South Bend, IN East Hartford, CT Somers, CT

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Jeff Wartgow received the 1997 Dan Mulligan Award for sabre team leadership and concluded his career with a 123-62 regular-season record.

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All-America foilist Jim Waters owned a 48-20 record and capped his career with a 10th-place finish at the 1955 NCAAs.

Name Ubbing, William Vaggo, Bjorn Valdiserri, Thomas Valdiserri, Richard Valentino, Paul Valerio, Michael Van der Velden, Mike Vaughan, Timothy Veit, Francis Venerus, Joseph Vermeersch, David Viamontes, George Viamontes, George, Jr. Vincent, John Vivado, Guillermo Viviani, Jan Vizcarrondo, Julio Vogt, Paul Vozella, John Wagner, John Walker, Kevin Walker, Robert Wallace, George Walsh, Brian Walsh, James Walsh, Robert Walter, Robert Walton, Forest Warnicke, Edward Wartgow, Jeffrey Wassil, John Waters, Jim Watters, John Waugh, Richard Weir, William Westrick, Howard Westrick, Robert Wheaton, Joe Wheaton, Kelly White, Richard Whitesell, Frank Wilke, William Wilkowski, Joseph Witucki, Robert Witucki, Ralph Wolfe, Michael Wozniak, Grzegorz Wursta, John Yau, Warren Young, Noel Yu, Dan Zarrow, Andrew Zerbst, John Zodda, Andrew Zuck, Avery Zwettler, Michael

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Grzegorz Wozniak compiled a 154-48 career record and received the Donlon Epee Leadersip Award from 1992-94.

Foilist Noel Young racked up a 30-6 record at the NCAAs while posting All-America finishes in both 1990 and ’91.

Years (MW) 1974-76 (2) 1977-78 (2) 1978-80 (2) 1975, ‘77 (1) 1978-79 (1) 1979, ‘81 (1) 1983-86 (4) 1984-87 (4) 1941-42 (2) 1966-67 (2) 1978-80 (2) 1971-73 (2) 1999-2001 (1) 1947-50 (2) 1958 2000-03 (4) 1954-56 (3) 1989-90 (2) 1974-75 (2)

Record 28-7 30-2 24-12 14-19 12-6 6-8 137-41 80-19 19-9 8-2 13-9 43-15 30-6 45-25 0-1 162-20 27-15 31-8 37-33

Pct. .800 .938 .670 .424 .667 .428 .770 .808 .672 .800 .590 .741 .833 .644 .000 .890 .642 .795 .528

Weapon Epee Epee Sabre Sabre Sabre Foil Foil Epee Epee Foil Foil Sabre Sabre Epee Foil Epee Foil Epee Sabre

Hometown Columbus, OH Goteborg, Sweden South Bend, IN South Bend, IN Clarkston, MI Phoenixville, PA Seattle, WA North Andover, MA Grand Rapids, MI Woodbridge, NJ Grand Rapids, MI St. Louis, MO Chesterfield, MO Amarillo, TX La Paz, Bolivia Haworth, NJ San Juan, Puerto Rico Gretna, LA Reading, MA

1961-63 (2) 1984-86 (1) 1962 (1) 1939-40 1987 1950-52 (3) 1985-86 (1) 1961-63 2000-01, ’03-04 (4) 1956-57 1994-97 (4) 1959-60 (1) 1953-55 (1) 1943 (1) 1971-73 (3) 1947-48 1954 1948, ‘50 (1) 1978-80 (1) 1980-82 (1) 1973 (1) 1973 1964 1972, ‘74 1943 (1) 1947-49 (3) 1990-91 1991-94 (4) 1958-60 (1)

28-29 14-7

.492 .667

0-4 1-2 36-18 10-11 10-10 158-35 0-3 123-62 6-6 48-20 11-6 37-12 1-2 0-1 19-4 9-5 8-7 5-4 0-3 0-2 5-9 3-4 45-24 8-6 154-48 9-13

.000 .333 .667 .476 .500 .819 .000 .665 .500 .706 .647 .755 .333 .000 .826 .640 .573 .556 .000 .000 .357 .429 .452 .571 .762 .409

Epee Epee Sabre Foil Mgr./Epee Foil Epee Epee Foil Sabre Sabre Epee Foil Epee Epee Sabre Foil Foil Foil Foil Epee Foil Foil Foil Foil Foil/Sabre Epee Epee Sabre

Utica, NY Minneapolis, MN Bristol, IN N/A Chicago, IL St. Louis, MO Hartford, CT Greenfield, WI Londonderry, NH Indianapolis, IN Golden, CO Sharon, PA Manhatten, MT New Orleans, LA Columbus, OH Philadelphia, PA Hinsdale, IL Hinsdale, IL Lebanon, TN Lebanon, TN Sterling Heights, MI Arlington, VA Lorain, OH Detroit, MI South Bend, IN South Bend, IN Fremont, OH Chicago, IL Wildwood, NJ

1970-72 (3) 1990-91 (2) 1987-89, ‘91 (4) 1965 1937-38 (2) 2005-06 (1) 2008- (3) 1960-61

35-28 60-7 107-18 2-1 25-8 30-8 101-23 1-6

.555 .870 .856 .667 .758 .789 .815 .143

Foil Foil Sabre Epee Sabre Foil Sabre Foil

Hong Kong, China Brisbane, Australia New York, NY Dearborn, MI Kansas City, KS Berwyn, PA Beaverton, OR Upland, CA

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Women’s All-Time Roster

All-American Pia Albertson posted a 37-2 season record, placed 10th at the 1984 NCAAs and received the ’84 women’s foil MVP Award (as did her sister Charlotte, in ’83).

Foilist Amee Appel totaled a 215-65 career record (’95-’98) while training with four-time All-Americans Sara Walsh and Myriah Brown and 1995 NCAA runner-up Maria Panyi.

Epeeist Kim DeMaio (’98-’01) posted a 95-75 career record and received the Notre Dame fencing program’s 2001 Langford Leadership Award.

Kiersten Ferguson’s finished her Irish career with a 114-80 record (’98-’00) in the epee.

Name Al-Aali, Ghadeer Albertson, Charlotte Albertson, Pia Almeida, Beatriz Alokolaro, Pauline Ament, Andrea Appel, Amee Arndt, Kimberly

Years (MW) 2000 1983 (1) 1984 (1) 2009- (2) 2000-01 (1) 2002-05 (4) 1995-98 (4) 1992-94 (3)

Record 5-2 51-10 37-2 78-21 13-4 164-15 215-65 72-17

Pct. .714 .836 .949 .788 .765 .916 .768 .828

Weapon Epee Foil Foil Sabre Sabre Foil Foil Foil

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Barreda, Anne Bathon, Elizabeth Bautista, Melanie Behnke, Susan Bonifert, Joan Borrmann, Sarah Boutsikaris, Liza Brown, Myriah Burns, Anne Bustamante, Natalie Buzard, Catherine

1987-91 (4) 1978-81 (4) 2005-07 (3) 1979 (1) 1972-74 2008- (3) 2000-03 (4) 1996-99 (4) 1982-83 (2) 2003-05 (3) 1975-76 (1)

159-24 73-37 147-46 10-4 14-15 161-28 168-37 291-28 26-23 66-34 44-47

.868 .663 .762 .714 .483 .852 .820 .912 .531 .660 .484

Foil Foil Foil Foil Foil Sabre/Epee Foil Foil Foil Epee Foil

Peabody, MA Hanover, PA Dayton, OH Battle Creek, MI N/A Beaverton, OR Sparta, NJ Mishawaka, IN Columbus, OH Bakersfield, CA Lake Forest, IL

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Call, Meagan Campos, Angela Carney, Dorothy Carnick, Anna Caruso, Elizabeth Chimahusky, Rebecca Clark, Susan Connor, Margaret Connor, Marielle Cota, Rachel Couri, Gina

2000-03 (4) 2000-02 1979-80 (2) 2000-03 (4) 1993-95 (2) 2003-06 (4) 2000-2002 (1) 1988-91 (2) 2004-06 (3) 2005-08 (4) 1997-99 (3)

168-52 0-4 68-15 179-43 63-30 144-56 10-3 53-35 55-12 135-48 70-18

.764 .000 .810 .806 .677 .720 .769 .602 .821 .738 .795

Epee Foil Foil Epee Foil Epee Epee Foil Epee Foil Foil

Eugene, OR San Diego, CA Sanford, NC South Bend, IN Hampton, VA Bartlesville, OK Harbeson, DE Oakland, NJ Atlanta, GA Altadena, CA East Peoria, IL

Dailey, Elizabeth Davis, Danielle Dawes, Colleen de Bruin, Claudette DeMaio, Kimberly Dikibo, Caroline DiNicola, Sharon Dougherty, Corinne Durney, Tara

1998-2000 (1) 2002-05 (4) 20091993-96 (4) 1998-01 (4) 20101981-84 (4) 1992-94 (2) 1987

19-8 125-35 21-20 235-24 95-75 3-7 108-83 72-18 1-2

.704 .781 .512 .907 .559 .300 .725 .800 .333

Foil Sabre Sabre Epee/Foil Epee Epee Foil Foil Foil

Moline, IL Grand Rapids, MI Golden, CO Wilsonville, OR Pompton Lakes, NJ Houston, TX Huntington, NY Waukesha, WI Dallas, TX

Efta, Christine Emilian, Beth Enydedy, Louise Feher, Mary-Hope Ferguson, Kiersten Fischer, Marit Fischer, Sally Filkins, Jessie Flanagan, Katie Foley, Maig Foley, Terri

1999 2002-04 (2) 1978-80 2002 1998-2000 (3) 1994 (1) 1972-74 2001-02 (1) 2000-01 (2) 2000 1977-79 (1)

8-3 43-15 25-31 2-4 114-81 29-10 26-39 44-23 54-32 0-1 10-13

.727 .741 .446 .333 .585 .744 .400 .657 .628 .000 .714

Epee/Foil Foil Foil Sabre Epee Epee Foil Sabre Sabre/Foil Foil Foil

South Bend, IN Fort Wayne, IN N/A Berwyn, PA Winston Salem, NC Fort Pierre, SD Elkhart, IN Wilmette, IL North Hills, PA Seabrook, TX Chicago, IL

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Gallagher, Maura Garcia, Dinamarie Gase, Linda Gerard, Carole Gerard, Terri Girardi, Danielle Goulet, Brigette Guilfoyle, Danielle

1994 (1) 1993-94 (2) 1984-86 (1) 1982-84 (1) 1980 1994 1981 2010- (1)

50-29 34-13 27-24 0-3 7-0 1-1 28-2

.633 .723 .529 .000 1.000 .500 .933

Epee Foil Foil Foil Foil Epee Foil Sabre

Yonkers, NY Monegan Lake, NY Tarzana, CA Norridge, IL Norridge, IL Winnetka, IL South Bend, IN Pittstown, NJ

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Haradem, Denise Hartman, Grace Hassett, Eileen Haugh, Kelly Haugh, Rachel Hayes, Anne

1978-81 (1) 2010-(1) 2008- (3) 1989-92 (1) 1989-92 (2) 1996-97 (2)

19-28 32-11 143-60 63-14 61-23 90-26

.404 .744 .704 .818 .755 .776

Foil Foil Sabre Foil Foil Epee

Avon, OH St. Paul, MN Beaverton, OR Portland, OR Portland, OR South Bend, IN

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Hometown Manama, Bahrain Goteborg, Sweden Frolunda, Sweden Chappaqua, NY Seattle, WA Gates Mills, OH Hackettstown, NJ Romeo, MI

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Anne Hayes (’96-’97) compiled a 90-26 career record, with her .776 winning percentage now ranking 11th in Irish women’s epee history.

Lynn Kadri (’88-’91) owned a 137-42 career record and received the fencing program’s 1991 Langford Foil Leadership Award.

Mindi Kalogera’s 248-63 foil record from 1993-96 ranks as the fourth-highest victory total by any Notre Dame women’s fencer.

Foilist Brenda Leiser (’86-’89) posted a 119-32 career record while also competing in the 1988 and ’89 NCAAs.

Name Heinzen, Katie Helmich, Adria Hoos, Anne Housing, Erin Housing, Kirsten Hurley, Courtney Hurley, Kelley Hynes, Janice

Years (MW) 2009- (2) 2006 1995-98 (4) 2005-07 (1) 2000-2002 (2) 2009- (2) 2007-2010 (4) 1986-89 (4)

Record 52-9 0-0 313-70 67-39 16-9 109-11 213-23 126-21

Pct. .852 – .817 .632 .640 .908 .903 .857

Weapon Foil Epee Epee Sabre Epee Epee Epee Foil

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Inghram, Jill Jordan, Maggie Kadri, Lynn Kalogera, Aimee Kalogera, Mindi Kellmann, Suzanne Kelly, Tara Kluge, Susan Kohn, Julia Kowalski, Celeste Kralicek, Kristin Krol, Magda Kryczalo, Alicja

2001-03 (1) 2001-04 (4) 1988-91 (4) 1997-2000 (4) 1993-96 (4) 2000 1989-92 (4) 1979 20101983-85 (1) 1987-90 (4) 1997-2000 (4) 2002-05 (4)

23-14 168-58 (83-36 foil; 85-22 sabre) 137-42 129-62 248-63 0-1 115-21 6-12 3-5 14-12 142-30 230-30 (167-21 epee; 63-9 foil) 161-12

.622 .743 .602 .675 .797 .000 .846 .333 .375 .538 .826 .885 .931

Foil Grand Rapids, MI Foil/Sabre Maplewood, NJ Foil Chatham, NJ Foil Wyckoff, NJ Foil Wyckoff, NJ Foil Fremont, CA Foil Fort Sam Houston, TX Foil N/A Sabre Wilmette, IL Foil South Hampton, PA Foil Portland, OR Epee/Foil Vancouver, British Columbia Foil Gdansk, Poland

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LaBarge, Christina Lacity, Karen Lambert, Barbara Landgraf, Jocelyn Lansford, Marcella Lara, Evelyn Leighton, Eleanor Leiser, Brenda Long, Elise Lubold, Nikki

2009- (2) 1977-79 (2) 1981-84 (4) 2003- (2) 1979-82 (4) 1979 2007 (1) 1986-89 (4) 1981 2008

44-18 56-24 25-25 23-12 108-45 2-1 34-6 119-32 1-0 14-13

.710 .700 .500 .657 .640 .667 .850 .788 1.000 .519

Foil Foil Foil Epee Foil Foil Epee Foil Foil Epee

Malynn, Darsie Mazur, Natalia McCann, Mary McCullough, Carianne McKenna, Mary McNamara, Denise McNeill, Stephanie Marafino, Michelle Marciniak, Christine Marshall, Mary Messersmith, Phenix Milo, Destanie Montoya, Kimberlee Morrison, Kathleen Mowchan, Donna Muller, Tiffany Mustilli, Nicole Myers, Stephanie

2009- (2) 2000-01, ‘04 (3) 1980-81 (2) 2000-2002 (3) 2000-2002 (1) 1972 1988-89 (1) 1997-99 (2) 1976-77 (1) 1981-83 (1) 2010-(1) 2001-04 (4) 2006-2009 (4) 1981-84 (2) 2000-01 (2) 2003-05 (2) 1996-99 (4) 2009-

70-20 111-15 22-11 161-38 0-1 4-3 34-6 54-54 24-14 19-23 40-8 166-36 192-54 27-20 33-14 28-10 (10-1 F, 18-9 S) 304-51 15-16

.778 .881 .667 .809 .000 .571 .850 .500 .632 .452 .833 .822 .780 .475 .702 .737 .855 .484

Foil Sabre Foil Sabre Foil Foil Foil Epee Foil Foil Foil Sabre Epee Foil Sabre Foil/Sabre Foil/Epee Epee

Nieboer, Elizabeth Nelip, Ewa Nichols, Abigail Nott, Adrienne O’Boyle, Kathleen O’Connell, Joanne O’Donnell, Trish Offerle, Judy Orlando, Amy Orsi, Kelly Osier, Lian

1995 (1) 2008- (2) 2010- (1) 2006-2009 (4) 1997 1981, ‘83-’84 (1) 1975-76 1972-74 2004-07 (4) 1998-2000 (3) 2010-

47-23 82-8 34-17 223-35 2-1 14-14 4-9 50-25 172-59 39-10 0-0

.671 .911 .667 .864 .667 .500 .308 .667 .745 .796 .000

Epee Epee Sabre Foil Epee Foil Foil Foil Epee Foil Sabre

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Hometown Fairfax, VA Sandea Park, NM Wilmette, IL New Lenox, IL New Lenox, IL San Antonio, TX San Antonio, TX Peabody, MA

Pasadena, CA Margate, NJ Scituate, MA West Hills, CA Angola, IN Memphis, TN Mishawaka, IN Portland, OR Wayzata, MN Scottsdale, AZ Grapevine, TX Summit, NJ Palm Desert, CA Philadelphia, PA Aurora, IL N/A Winnetka, IL Rochester, NY Chicago, IL Newton, MA El Cerrito, CA Knox, IN Las Vegas, NV Indianapolis, IN McMurray, PA Midlothian, VA South Orange, NJ El Paso, TX

South Bend, IN Katowice, Poland Concord, MA Pittsford, NY Oceanport, NJ Monterey, MA Palos Heights, IL Fort Wayne, IN Brookline, MA Crystal Lake, IL Battle Ground, WA


Vittoria Quaroni (’84-’87) and Andy Quaroni became Notre Dame’s first brother-sister combination ever to compete in the NCAAs (Vittoria owned a 119-43 career foil record).

Monica Wagner (’93-’95) compiled a 99-28 career foil record and fenced on the 1994 NCAA championship squad.

Foilist Mary Westrick (’89-’92) posted a 96-15 career record and received the program’s 1992 DeCicco/Langford Award (most inspirational).

Years (MW) 2010- (1) 1994-95 (2) 1996-99 (4) 1989-92 (4) 2006-2009 (3) 2004-07 (4) 1984-87 (4)

Record 27-6 146-3 216-68 152-15 146-51 191-30 119-43

Pct. .818 .980 .761 .910 .741 .864 .735

Weapon Sabre Foil Foil Foil Foil Sabre Foil

2004-06 (2) 2008- (3) 1993-94 (1) 2001-02 (1) 2005-07 (1) 2008- (2)

15-8 162-31 41-15 18-4 32-2 81-63

.652 .839 .732 .818 .941 .563

Foil Foil Foil Epee Epee Epee

1995, ‘97 (2) 1985 (1) 1998-99, ‘01 (2) 2009- (2) 1979 2001-02 (1) 2006-2009 (4) 1994-96 (3) 1981-84 (3) 1995, ‘97 (2) 1988 1994-97 (2) 2006 (1) 2010- (1) 1997-98 (1) 1985-88 (4) 1983-86 (2) 1987-88 (2) 1996-97 (2) 2000-02 (3) 1982

144-38 13-7 44-50 79-31 1-2 11-10 234-83 149-68 67-67 113-44 7-1 65-27 60-15 32-3 30-10 160-14 106-55 41-9 19-20 41-34 3-1

.791 .650 .468 .718 .333 .524 .738 .687 .500 .720 .875 .707 .800 .914 .750 .919 .658 .820 .487 .547 .750

T U-V

Talarico, Liz Tenner, Natalie Thieneman, Maria Treviño, Melissa

1998 (1) 2003-05 (2) 1995, ’97 (2) 2000-02

30-10 75-47 1-3

.750 .615 .250

Epee Sabre Epee Sabre

Morris, IL Lubbock, TX St. Joseph, MI Deer Park, TX

Urbanic, Theresa Valdiserri, Kathy Valdiserri, Susan Varga, Elisabeth Vidaurri, Tish Vincent, Angela Vogt, Kathleen

1996-97 1973-78 (2) 1980-83 (4) 1988 1978 2004-06 (3) 1992-94 (3)

21-4 157-29 145-55 7-2 0-3 131-32 75-31

.840 .844 .725 .778 .000 .804 .708

Foil Foil Foil Foil Foil Sabre Foil

Ann Arbor, MI South Bend, IN South Bend, IN Chardon, OH San Antonio, TX Lake Oswego, OR Gretna, LA

W-Z

Wagner, Monica Walsh, Colleen Walsh, Sara Walton, Kerry Weber, Tess Weeks, Cynthia Westrick, Mary Wiessler, Lynda Willard, Mary Beth Williams, Cecila Zagunis, Mariel Zielinski, Diane Zoccoli, Christina

1993-95 (2) 2003-04, 2006-07 (4) 1996-99 (4) 2001-05 (4) 1980 1984-87 (1) 1989-92 (3) 1982 (1) 2000-01 (2) 1985-86 (1) 2005-06(2) 2009- (2) 2007- (3)

99-28 108-39 231-7 175-28 0-4 159-57 96-15 5-8 36-10 30-10 75-3 105-31 72-37

.780 .735 .970 .862 .000 .736 .865 .385 .783 .750 .962 .772 .661

Foil Foil Foil Epee Foil Foil Foil Foil Sabre Foil Sabre Epee Sabre

Rochester, NY Monticello, IL Mishawaka, IN Londonderry, NH N/A Oakland, NJ Washington, MI Mishawaka, IN Bethel Park, PA Santa Ana, CA Beaverton, OR Bernardsville, NJ Delran, NJ

P-Q

Name Palazzoto, Kathryn Panyi, Maria Paulina, Nicole Piper, Heidi Prot, Emilie Providenza, Valerie Quaroni, Vittoria

Epeeist Colleen Smerek (’95, ’97) racked up a 164-44 record in regular-season bouts and competed in the 1995 NCAAs.

R

Real, Monica Reese, Hayley Ries, Noelle Riley, Erin Rodriguez, Anna Rosa, Vanessa

S

Saari, Rose Sardegna, Christina Salb, Teri Sarkisova, Radmila Scanlon, Patricia Schuster, Kathryn Serrette, Ashley Shannon, Ashley Shilts, Mary Smerek, Colleen Sollinger, Kym Sromek, Amy Stephan, Madeleine Stepian, Marta Stough, Stacey Sullivan, Molly Sullivan, Janet Sully, Mary Jean Sutton, Jennifer Sutton, Michelle Sweetser, Sara

Hometown Nutley, NJ Budapest, Hungary South Orange, NJ Brisbane, Australia Limoges, France Beaverton, OR San Antonio, TX Drexel Hill, PA Crestwood, KY Mount Holly, NJ Waldorf, MD El Zompapero, Guatemala El Paso, TX

Foil Marquette, WI Foil Malibu, CA Epee/Foil Hobbs, NM Foil Grand Rapids, MI Foil Columbus, OH Foil Iowa City, IA Sabre Orange, NJ Epee Worcester, MA Foil Fairfield, CA Epee Hiram, OH Foil Cincinnati, OH Epee Anderson, IN Epee Tauberbischofsheim, Germany Sabre South Amboy, NJ Foil Dunedin, FL Foil North Andover, MA Foil Conway, NH Foil West Orange, NJ Epee South Bend, IN Foil Orlando, FL Foil Edina, MN

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History l The University of Notre Dame du Lac was founded

in 1842 by Father Edward Sorin. Adjacent to South Bend, Ind., and nestled next to St. Mary’s and Saint Joseph’s Lakes, the University was started with $310 in cash and three log buildings in disrepair. l Notre Dame would establish many firsts for Catholic institutions of higher learning, including the first Catholic law school, the first Catholic engineering school and the first student residence with private rooms, Sorin Hall.

Academics l The University is organized into four colleges – Arts and Letters, Science, Engineering and the Men-

doza College of Business – the School of Architecture, the Law School, the Graduate School, six major research institutes, more than 40 centers and special programs and the University library system. l Notre Dame is rated among the nation’s top-25 institutions of higher learning in surveys conducted by U.S. News and World Report, Princeton Review, Time, Kiplinger’s and Kaplan/Newsweek. l The Mendoza College of Business is ranked #1 among the nation’s top undergraduate business schools by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. l Notre Dame is among a select group of schools that ranks in the top 30 on the U.S. News & World Report survey of the nation’s top colleges and in the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Directors’ Cup for overall success in athletics.

Students l

Graduate and undergraduate students at the University come from all 50 states 100 countries worldwide. l Notre Dame’s graduation rate of 95 percent is exceeded by only Harvard and Princeton. l Notre Dame’s 98 percent retention rate between the freshman and sophomore years is among the highest in the country, thanks in large part to the University’s unique First Year of Studies Program. l Notre Dame has one of the highest undergraduate residential concentrations of any national university, with 80 percent of its students living in 29 residence halls.

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The medical school acceptance rate of the University’s preprofessional studies graduates is 80 percent, almost twice the national average. l Notre Dame ranks first among Catholic universities in the number of doctorates earned by its undergraduate alumni – a record compiled over some 85 years.

Service l

Community service is a hallmark of Notre Dame. About 80 percent of Notre Dame students engage in some form of voluntary community service during their years at the University, and at least 10 percent devote a year or more after graduation to service in the United States and around the world. l The University’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) annually sends 180 recent graduates to teach in some 100 understaffed Catholic schools in the southern, southeastern and southwestern United States and in South Bend. A national model, ACE has received the Higher Education Award from the Corporation for National Service for leadership in using national service resources through AmeriCorps.

Alumni l l

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The University’s network of nearly 270 alumni clubs – including 60 international clubs – is the most extensive in higher education. With graduates renowned for their loyalty and generosity, Notre Dame annually ranks among the top-five in percentage of alumni who contribute to the University. In recent years, Notre Dame alumni have won a Nobel Prize in medicine, a Pulitzer Prize in journalism and an Emmy Award for contributions to television technology.


Barron Nydam 2008, 2009 & 2010 Men’s Sabre All-American

Eileen Hassett

Greg Schoolcraft

2008, 2009 & 2010 Women’s Sabre All-American

2010 Men’s Epee All-American

2011 NOTRE DAME FENCING SCHEDULE Date

Event

Site/Host

Jan. 14-17

USFA NAC (Senior/Junior)^

Dallas, Texas Convention Center

Jan. 22

NYU Duals

New York, N.Y. New York University

Jan. 23

St. John’s Duals

Queens, N.Y. St. John’s University

Jan. 29-30

Notre Dame Duals

Notre Dame, Ind. Notre Dame

Feb. 5-6

Northwestern Duals

Evanston, Ill. Northwestern University

Feb. 12-13

Duke Duals

Durham, N.C. Duke University

Feb. 18-21

USFA National Junior Olympics^

Dallas, Texas Convention Center

Mar. 5-6

MFC Championships

Notre Dame, Ind. Notre Dame

Mar. 12-13

NCAA Midwest Regionals

Detroit, Mich. Wayne State

Mar. 23-27

NCAA Championships

Columbus, Ohio Ohio State University

Apr. 15-18

USFA Div. I National Championships^

Portland, Ore.

Hayley Reese 2009 NCAA Runner-Up 2008, 2009 & 2010 Women’s Foil All-American

James Kaull ll 2010 Men’s Epee All-American

Home events listed in boldface and will be held at the Joyce Center ^ - Non-collegiate event

Sarah S h Borrmann B Zach Z hS Schirtz hi

Steve K S Kubik bik

2008 Men’s Foil All-American

2008 Men’s Foil All-American

2008 NCAA Champion 2008 & 2010 Women’s Sabre All-American


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