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2016-17 SCHEDULE FALL Table of Contents

August Thurs.-Tues. 18-23

International Collegiate Tournament

China

September Sat.-Sun. 24-25

Nittany Lion Cup Open

University Park, Pa.

October Fri.-Mon. 7-10 Sat.-Sun. 29-30

Olympic Trials, Division I Temple Open

Detroit, Mich. Philadelphia, Pa.

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Schedule, Contents, Credits

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Women’s Roster/Quick Facts

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Men’s Roster

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Head Coach Wes Glon

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Assistant Coach George Abashidze

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Assistant Coach Alexei Sintchinov

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Assistant Coach Johanna Hall

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November Fri.-Sun. 11-14 Sat.-Sun. 19-20

NAC, Junior/Cadet/Y-14 Milwaukee,Wis. Garret Penn State Open University Park, Pa.

December Fri.-Mon. 2-5 Sun. 4 Sat-Sun 10-11

Olympic Trials Richmond,Va. Sacred Heart, Princeton, Harvard, New York University, Vassar Fairfield, Conn. Olympic Trials Rocky Point, N.Y.

Captains

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Fencing Profiles

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2015-16 Results

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All-Time Leaders

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All-Americans

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National Teams

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NCAA National Champions

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Garrett Open Champions

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Coaching History

SPRING

January Fri.-Mon. 6-9 Sun. 15

NAC, Division I/ Junior Columbus, Ohio UPenn, Temple, Columbia, University of North Carolina Haverford, Duke, Yale University Park, Pa.

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St. John’s, Columbia, Ohio State University of North Dakota, Harvard W.S. World Cup

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Fri.-Sun. 27-29

Queens, N.Y. NYC

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February Sat.-Sun. 4-5

Northwestern Universsity , OSU, University of Norte Dame, AFA. University of San Diego, Colorado State University, Cal. Tech. Stanford Northwestern, Ill.

Fri.-Mon. 17-20 Mo. Sat. 25

Junior Olympics Temple, St. John’s Princeton UPenn, Brown, Stevens

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Mid-Atlantic/South NCAA Regionals Easton, Pa.

March

Thurs..-Sun. 23-26 NCAA Championships

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Kansas City, Philadelphia, Pa.

Fishers, Ind.

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Women’s Fencing Roster Name Event Yr. Hometown Hanan Adnan Sabre SO Singapore,Singapore Karen Chang Sabre SO Hong Kong, China Kathryn Charpin Sabre JR Setauket, NY Najiyyah Clark Foil JR Maplewood, NJ Elena Dickman Foil SR Denville, NJ Christine Fanning Foil GS Wheeling, WV Tyanne Fong Foil FR Ampang, Malaysia Gina Gavazzi Foil FR Warriors Park, PA Lia Gavazzi Epee SR Warriors Park, PA Alissa Gozali Foil FR Singapore, Singapore Julia Higson Epee JR State College, PA Alissa Hofmann Epee SO Cambridge, MA Kasey Iverson Foil JR Baskin Ridge, NJ Teodora Kakhiani Sabre SR Tbilisi, Georgia Anastasia Kalonji Epee SO Rennes, France Rachel Kaneshiki Epee FR Duncansville, Pa. Jiajing Li Foil FR Jiangsu,China Medora McCarthy Epee SO Los Altos Hills, CA Erin McLoughlin Sabre SO San Jose, Costa Rica DeAna Oliver Sabre SO Montclair, NJ Jessica O’Neill-Lyublinsky Epee GS North Salem, NY Desree Ortega-Furgeson Foil SR Wyoming, MI Daniella Ortiz Foil SR Bayside, NY Jessie Radanovich Epee SR Fresno, CA Juliette Ribardiere Sabre JR San Jose, CA Jacqueline Rozpedowski Sabre SR Flemington, NJ Stefania Tomich Foil FR Chantilly, VA Barbara VanBenthuysen Epee FR Spring,TX Nicolette Vigna Epee SO Thornwood, NY Sarah Waller Epee SR McKinney, TX Yumin Wang Epee FR Monmouth Junction, N.J. Isabelle Woika Epee FR State College, Pa.

 ocation. L Enrollment Nickname Colors President Athletic Director Head Coach Years at Penn State Asst. Coaches Volunteer Coach: Fencing Office Phone

General Information

Coaching Staff

2016-17 FENCING QUICK FACTS

University Park, Pa. 46,000 Nittany Lions Blue and White Eric J. Barron Sandy Barbour

Wes Glon 4th Year as Head Coach, 32nd as Team Coach George Abashidze, Alexei Sintchinov, Johanna Hall Thorsten Bayer (814) 863-7465

Team Information 2015-16 Men’s Record

22-6

2015-16 Women’s Record

18-10

2015-16 NCAA Finish

6th

Captains

Jessie Radanovich, Andrew Mackiewicz Sports Information Contact

Sports Information Contact

Erica Patterson

Sports Information Office Number

814-865-2497

Sports Information E-Mail

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MEN’S ROSTER Men’s Fencing Roster Name Event Yr. Hometown Alejandro Andrade Sabre JR Quito, Ecuador Patrick August Epee SR Las Vegas, NV Stephen Barnett Foil JR Clinton, CT Howie Ho Yin Chan Foil SR Walnut, CA Joshua Cole Epee SO Chappaqua, NY Marcel Dolegiewicz Sabre SO Park Ridge, IL Bradley Devito Sabre SO Ridgefield, CT Julian Fevry Foil SO St. Albans, NY Alfred Galeno Epee JR Queens, NY Andrew Grass Foil FR Burke, VA Nicolas Graziano Foil SR Brooklyn, NY Ian Gregory Epee JR State College, PA Ethan Gumagay Foil SO Vienna, Va Mohamed Hassan Foil FR Saint Louis, MO Stephen Jackson Foil FR Stony Brook, NY Eduardo Lara Sabre SO Queretaro, Mexico Matthew Lewicki Sabre SO Oakland, NJ Jarrett Lewis Sabre JR Montclair, NJ Andrew Mackiewicz Sabre JR Westwood, MA Matthew Mansoor Epee FR Cambridge, MA Karol Metryka Sabre SO Linden, NJ Andrey Ostatnigrosh Foil FR Fresno, CA Anton Piskovatskov Epee SO Houston, TX Dylan Pyne Foil SO Princeton, NJ Clinton Rodell Epee FR Annadale, VA Felipe Rosario Foil FR Maplewood, NJ Conor Shepard Epee SR Colleyville, TX Lars Swanson Epee SR Mendham, NJ Oskar Tang Epee SR Gothenbur, Sweden Gavin Turner Sabre SO Rehoboth, MA Charles Wells Foil SO Melville, NY Head Coach: Wes Glon, 4th Season, 32nd Season at Penn State Assistant Coach: George Abashidze, 8th Season Assistant Coach: Alexei Sintchinov, 3rd Season Assistant Coach: Johanna Hall, 4th Season

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Wes

Glon 32nd year at Penn State

Now entering his 32nd season with the Nittany and Lady Lions, Head Coach Wieslaw (Wes) R. Glon, joined the Penn State fencing program as an assistant coach in 1985. Since being on staff, Glon has been an integral part of Penn State’s fencing achievements, which include thirteen combined Men’s and Women’s NCAA Championships and nine second place finishes. Glon took the reins as Interim Head Coach in August 2013 and quickly set about the task of leading Penn State to its 13th NCAA Championship, an NCAA record. Glon led the Nittany Lion men’s team to a 22-3 overall record while the women compiled a 16-10 mark. He then led Penn State to the NCAA title as eight Nittany Lion fencers earned All-America honors, including then-sophomore Kaito Streets, who won the NCAA men’s sabre individual title. Glon was named 2014 Coach of the Year at Penn State and 2014 Coach of the Year by the United States Fencing Coaches Association (USFCA) for his efforts. He was permanently appointed to the Head Coach position in July 2014. At the time, Glon said: “It is an honor to be named the head coach of the most successful fencing program in the country. I will strive to continue the tradition of success and integrity that the Penn State fencing program is known for nationally. I look forward to the challenges ahead and to the opportunity to continue Penn State’s legacy of success.” In 2015, Glon led the men’s team to a 17-5 record while the women ended their season with a 15-8 mark. At the NCAA championship, the team finished in second place, with seven Nittany Lion fencers earning All-America honors. True freshman Andrew Mackiewicz became the newest NCAA men’s sabre individual champion.

HEAD COACH WES GLON

honors in sabre six times, between 1975 and 1981, and was bronze medalist at the 1979 World University Games in Mexico City. Glon earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in physical education from the Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw. In addition to fencing, his academic interests have included track and field, soccer, physical therapy and sports medicine. From 1977-81, Glon was assistant professor of physical education at the Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw. He left Poland in 1981, and for two years lived in Vienna, Austria where he assisted with coaching the Austrian National Team. He immigrated to the United States in 1983 and served two years as the assistant men’s coach at William & Mary College where he worked with the saber team. Since immigrating to the U.S., he has become very active in the fencing community. He is the founder of three fencing clubs in Richmond,Va and in the State College, Pa area. He is also the founder of the Central Pa Fencing Scholastic League with a number of elementary and middle school programs. Coach Glon is one of the top fencing officials in the world in all three weapons. He is involved with the United States Fencing Association and has served for the last four years on its Board of Directors as Elite Coach Director. Glon is also on the Collegiate Mid-Atlantic / South Regional Fencing Committee, which he has chaired in the past. Fencing Master Glon has coached many U.S. national teams, including teams for the Junior and Senior World Championships (1989-1998), the Pan American Games (1991), and the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games. In recent years, Wes Glon has been involved with the U.S. National Team in different capacities: as Coach, Team Captain and Chef de Mission. Over the years, many of his athletes have represented the U.S. on the international arena and have won top honors in their respective weapons. In 2013, he was named Team Captain for both the Men’s and Women’s National Teams and has lead them to be a dominating power house in the fencing world. Glon is married and has two daughters. One of his daughters, Nicole, was the women’s captain on the 2014 Nittany Lions fencing team and helped lead Penn State to the NCAA crown.

In 2016, the men’s team finished with a 22-6 record and the women’s team an 18-10 record. At the NCAA championship, the team finished in sixth place, with sophomore Andrew Mackiewicz winning his second title in sabre and Jessie Radanovich her first in epee. All together six Nittany Lions fencers earned All-American honors. A native of Poland, Glon was a very accomplished fencer on the Polish National Team, representing his country at many international competitions. He won Poland’s highest fencing 5 GoPSUsports.com GoPSUsports.com PENN •• PENN PENN STATE STATE STATE 2016-17 2011–12 2016-17 • FENCING


ASSISTANT COACHES

George

Alexei

8th year at Penn State

3rd year at Penn State

Abashidze

Coach George “Gia” Abashidze is returning for his eighth year as assistant coach and brings a long list of collegiate and international coaching experience with him. A former member of the USSR’s National Foil Team, Abashidze’s team competed in numerous international tournaments, with Abashidze winning his nation’s foil crown. Before coming to the United States, Abashidze coached the Georgian National Team. Abashidze came to the United States and coached club fencing in Portland, Ore. before taking an assistant coaching position at Ohio State. While in Columbus, Abashidze helped Ohio State’s foilists win five NCAA individual titles. Among his athletes are Monique DeBruin, David Willette, Olympian Daniel Gomez and Individual World Champion Miles Chamley-Watson. Abashidze also coached 2008 Olympians Hanna Thompson and Doris Willette, who won the team foil Silver Medal. Abashidze and his wife, Ia, have three children (Guram,who fenced at Penn State; Anna and Sophia). The Abashidzes reside in State College.

Sintchinov

Coach Sintchinov is joining the Nittany Lions for his third year as assistant coach. Sintchinov has an extensive fencing resume and has been a professional coach since 1976. He also has the recognition of being a Master of Sport in Fencing. During his international coaching tenure, Sintchinov was the head coach of the Belarus, Egypt and Tunisia National Teams. In 1991, Sintchinov was named Honored Coach of Belarus for his time with the team. He also served as the head coach of the 2000 Egypt Olympic Team. Sintchinov was a sought-after private and club coach from 20042011 before making the move into collegiate coaching, joining the Ohio State Staff in 2011. Sintchinov spent three years in Columbus as an assistant coach, helping guide the program to the 2012 NCAA Championships. Sintchinov studied at the Belarussian State Institute of Physical Culture and Sport, specializing in coaching and teaching.

Johanna

Hall

4th year at Penn State

Johanna Picard Hall is in her fourth season as assistant coach. A native of France, Hall received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Penn State. She fenced foil for the Nittany Lions from 1984 to 1988 and was team captain her junior and senior years. While on the team, she compiled a 160-37 record, finishing her career with an 81% winning percentage. Her senior year, she placed 4th at the Mid-Atlantic/South Regionals and 19th at the NCAA Championships. In addition to coaching, Hall assists Head Coach Glon with the administrative duties of the team and focuses her efforts on compliance, recruiting, alumni relations and community outreach. Hall and her husband, Ken, have three sons and one daughter. They live in Boalsburg, PA. 6

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CAPTAINS Jessie

Andrew

Radanovich

Mackiewicz

Senior

Junior

Tollhouse, CA

Westwood, MA

Epee

Career Statistics Year W-L 2013-14 51-24 2014-15 45-8 2015-16 62-11 Career 158-43

Sabre

Pct .680 .906 .849 .786

All-American 2014, 2015,2016 2016 Women’s Epee NCAA National Champion AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16: Radanovich started her third season as a Nittany Lion strong, going undefeated for ten matches. Radanovich finished the season with a record of 62-11. Radanovich competed at the Mid-Atlantic/ Southern Regionals where she placed third. Radanovich went on to compete at the NCAA Championships where she came in first place. Radanovich was the 2016 Women’s Epee NCAA National Champion. AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15: Radanovich started out her second season as a Nittany Lion strong, with five of her first six contests ending in undefeated wins. Radanovich continued to find success throughout the season, tallying up 12 undefeated duels. Radanovich finished the season with a record of 45-8, which qualified her for the 2015 NCAA Championships. Radanovich competed hard in the championships and secured 5th place in the women’s epee event. Radanovich was a 2015 All-American. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14: Radanovich had a stellar first year as a Nittany Lion. She was a stand-out fencer on the team besides the fact that it was her freshman year. She went 51-24 in the regular season and went undefeated in 10 of her duals. She qualified to compete at Regionals finishing 4th and qualified herself for NCAA National Championships. At the Championships, she went on to the final four where she ultimately finished tied for 3rd.

Career Statistics Year W-L Pct 2014-15 32-8 .800 2015-16 25-7 .781 Career 57-15 .791 All-American 2015,2016 2015 and 2016 Men’s Sabre NCAA National Champion AS A SOPHOMORE 2015-16: Mackiewicz had another stellar season as a Nittany Lion. Mackiewicz ended the regular season with a record of 25-7 qualifying him to compete at the Mid-Atlantic/ Southern Regionals where he came out on top with first place. At the NCAA Championships Mackiewicz took home first place and the title of 2016 NCAA Men’s Sabre Champion. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014-15: Mackiewicz was a force to be reckoned with his first season as a Nittany Lion. In just his first three starts, Mackiewicz went 3-0. By the end of the season, Mackiewicz would tally nine total shutout performances. Mackiewicz ended the regular season with a stellar 32-8 record, propelling him into the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/Southern Regionals. Mackiewicz placed first at Regionals, qualifying him for the NCAA Championships. At the Championships, Mackiewicz was virtually unstoppable, taking home first place and securing the title of 2015 NCAA Men’s Sabre Champion. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Andrew Mackiewicz comes to Penn State from Westwood, Mass. He previously fenced for Zeta Fencing Club under head coach Zoran Tulum. Mackiewicz is majoring in marketing.

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Jessie Radanovich previously fenced for FFA and LAIFC club teams under head coaches Vladamir Ostatnigrosh and Gago Demirchian. Radanovich is currently a kinesiology major at Penn State. Radanovich chose Penn State for its great fencing program.

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MEET THE NITTANY LIONS Jessica

O’Neill-Lyublinsky Senior North Salem, NY

Epee

Career Statistics

Year W-L Pct 2012-13 10-4 .714 2013-14 48-27 .640 2014-15 43-14 .754 2015-16 44-28 .611 Career 145-73 .665 AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16: O’Neill-Lyublinsky had another active season as a Nittany Lion ending the year with a stellar record of 44-28. O’Neill-Lyublinsky went on to compete in the Mid-Atlantic/Southern Regionals where she placed 2nd, qualifying her for the NCAA Championships where she finished in 20th place. AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15: O’Neill-Lyublinsky had another stellar year with the Nittany Lions in 2014-15, ending the year with a winning record of 43-14. Throughout the season O’Neill-Lyublinsky tallied nine shutout performances and celebrated an eight match win streak. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14: O’Neill-Lyublinsky saw plenty of action in her freshman year. She went 48-27 in the regular season. Her hard work qualified her Regionals where she placed 7th. She went on to compete at the NCAA National Championships where she placed 13th overall. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Jessica O’Neill-Lyubinsky is from North Salem,New York. She participated in club fencing at the Fencing Academy of West Chester. O’Neil-Lyubinsky intends on majoring in psychology or premed.

Yumin

Wang Freshman Monmouth Junction, N.J.

Epee

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Yumin Wang comes to Penn State from Taipei, Taiwan. Wang is majoring in Liberal Arts. Wang chose Penn State for its outstanding academics and school spirit. Her goal for the season is to make the travelling team and qualify for the NCAA’s.

Alissa

Gozali Freshman Singapore

Foil

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Alissa Gozali comes to Penn State from Singapore. Gozali previously fenced for Z fencing in Singapore under head coaches James Wong and Joseph Darin Engert. Gozalli chose Penn State for its fencing team. Gozali plans to major in business or premed.

Tyanne

Fong Freshman Ampang, Malaysia

Foil

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Tyanne Fong comes to Penn State from Selangor, Malaysia. Fong previously fenced for Malaysia Fencing team under the head coach Roao Bin, who inspired her to come to Penn State. Fong plans to major in aerospace engineering.

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MEET THE NITTANY LIONS Julia

Alissa

Hofmann

Higson

Sophomore

Junior State College, PA

Cambridge, MA

Epee

Career Statistics Year W-L Pct. 2015-16 4-3 .571 Career 4-3 .571 AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015-16: Hofmann saw limited action 2015-16 season. Hofmann finished the season with a record of 4-3. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Alissa Hofmann, a native of Cambridge,Mass., joins the Penn State fencing team looking to win an NCAA Championships. Hofmann is pursuing a degree in biology at Penn State and is looking to do research in her field upon graduation. Outside of fencing, Hofmann enjoys reading, fashion and hiking.

Hanan

Adnan

Epee

Career Statistics

Year W-L Pct 2014-15 6-16 .272 2015-16 0-3 0 Career 6-19 .24

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015-16: Higson saw limited action in 2015-16. Higson finished the season with a record of 0-3. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014-15: Higson saw limited action in her first year at Penn State and finished with a record of 6-16. Higson recorded a shutout performance against Vassar in her first match as a Nittany Lion. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: The State College native, Julia Higson chose Penn State for its atmosphere and the fencing program. Higson previously fenced at Central PA Fencing Association under current head coach Wes Glon.

Sophomore Singapore, Singapore

Sabre

Career Statistics Year W-L Pct. 2015-16 0-4 .0 Career 0-4 .0 AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015-16: Adnan saw limited action her first season as a Nittany Lion. She ended the season with a 0-4 record. HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: Hanan Adnan comes to Penn State all the way from Singapore. She previously fenced at Blade Club Singapore under coach Mihai Marin. Adnan chose Penn State for its renowned fencing program. Outside fencing, she enjoys traveling, shopping and dancing.

Barbara

VanBenthuysen Freshman Spring, TX Foil

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Barbara VanBenthuysen is from Spring, Texas. She previously fenced for Alliance Fencing Academy under head coach Andrey Ceva. VanBenthuysen chose Penn State because of its atmosphere and she plans to major in anthropology.

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MEET THE NITTANY LIONS Nicolette

Erin

Vigna

McLoughlin

Sophomore

Sophomore

Thornwood, NY

San Jose, Costa Rica

Epee

Sabre

Career Statistics

Year W-L Pct 2015-16 5-4 .555 Career 5-4 .555

Career Statistics

Year W-L Pct 2015-16 13-11 .542 Career 13-11 .542

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015-16: Vigna saw limited action her first AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015-16: McLoughlin had a good first year year as a Nittany Lion. Vigna ended the season with a 5-4 record. as a Nittany Lion ending the season with a 13-11 record. McLoughlin went on to compete at the Mid-Atlantic/ Southern Regionals where she placed 18th. HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: Nicolette Vigna comes to Penn State from Thornwood, N.Y. Prior to joining to Nittany Lions, Vigna competed with the Fencing Academy of Westchester under HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: Erin McLoughlin is native of San the direction of personal coach Alex Surabishvili. Vigna earned a sil- Jose, Costa Rica. Her most memorable moment of her fencing caver medal at the 2015 Junior Olympics for her performance on epee. reer thus far was when she placed top-15 at the 2014 Panamerican Vigna chose Penn State for its excellence in academics and athletics . Championships.

DeAna

Oliver Sophomore Montclair, NJ

Sabre

Career Statistics

Year W-L Pct 2015-16 40-33 .548 Career 40-33 .548 AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015-16: Oliver had an active freshman season as a Nittany Lion. Oliver had two 3-0 shutouts against Duke and UPenn. Oliver ended the season with a 40-33 record. She went on to compete at the Mid-Atlantic/ Southern Regionals where she placed 16th. HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: DeAna Oliver comes from Montclair, N.J. In her senior year at Montclair High School, Oliver was the District Five Champion and placed fourth in States and first in the Team All-State competition for N.J. She is majoring in kinesiology. 10 PENN STATE PENN2016-17 STATE 2016-17 • FENCING • FENCING


MEET THE NITTANY LIONS Kasey

Christine

Iverson

Fanning

Sophomore

Graduate Student

Basking Ridge, NJ

Wheeling, WV

Foil

Career Statistics

Year W-L Pct 2014-15 11-6 .647 2015-16 20-26 .435 Career 31-32 .492 AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015-16: Iverson had an active 2015-16 season. Iverson finished the season with a record of 20-26. Iverson went on to compete in the Mid-Atlantic/Southern Regionals where she placed fourth. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014-15: In her first season at Penn State, Iverson saw limited action, but finished the season with a winning record of 11-6. During that time, Iverson saw a four-bout winning streak and a shutout victory against Haverford. HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: Kasey Iverson comes to Penn State from Basking Ridge, N.J. She previously fenced at Luchetti Fencing USA under head coach Marcos Lucchetti.

Lia

Gavazzi Senior Warriors Park, PA

Foil

Career Statistics Year

W-L

Pct

2012-13 6-11 .353 2013-14 0-0 .000 2014-15 0-0 .000 2015-16 2-7 .222 Career 8-18 .308 AS A SENIOR IN 2015-16: Fanning saw limited action in 201516 with a season record of 2-7. AS A JUNIOR IN 2014-15: Fanning did not see any dual action in 2014-15. AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013-14: Fanning did not see any dual action this season. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012-13: In her first season at Penn State, Fanning saw spot action and finished the season with a 6-11 record. The freshman had one 3-0 performance and one 2-1 performance that came against Vassar and Drew, respectively. Fanning placed 19th in the Garret Open. HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: Christine Fanning comes to Penn State from Wheeling, West Virginia. Her father, Robert Fanning, is an Alumni of Penn State University. Fanning participated in club fencing at Three Rivers Fencing Center. In high school, she participated in various other sports, receiving eight varsity letters. She intends on majoring in chemistry.

Epee

AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16: Gavazzi did not see any collegiate action 2016-15 AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15: Gavazzi did not see any collegiate action in 2014-15 AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14: Gavazzi did not see any collegiate action in 2013-14 HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Lia Gavazzi is from Warriors Park, Pa. She is majoring in biological anthropology. IN addition to fencing, Gavazzi is also a member of the Blue Band. GoPSUsports.com • PENN STATE 2016-17

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MEET THE NITTANY LIONS Elana

Desree

Senior Denville, NJ

Senior Wyoming, MI

Foil

Foil

Dickman

Career Statistics

Year W-L Pct 2013-14 1-3 .250 2014-15 2-1 .667 Career 3-4 .429 AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16: Dickman saw no collegiate action her junior year.

Ortega-Furgeson

Career Statistics

Year W-L Pct 2013-14 21-11 .656 2014-15 12-16 .429 2015-16 52-31 .627 Career 85-58 .594

AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16: Ortega-Furgeson saw plenty of action her third year as a Nittany Lion. She had a eleven 3-0 shutout perAS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15: Dickman saw limited action formances against Vassar,Yale,Temple, Cal. Tech, USD, Stanford, her sophomore season at Penn State. Dickman was still able to find Duke,UNC, UPenn, and Brown. Ortega-Furgeson finished the success on the strip, ending the season with a winning record of 2-1. season with a 52-31 record and placed 16th at the Mid-Atlantic/ Dickman saw a shutout, 2-0 victory against Haverford (1/17). Southern Regionals. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14: Dickman saw a limited action sea- AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15: Ortega-Furgeson saw a fair son during her first year with the Nittany Lions. She finished the amount of collegiate fencing action 2014-15. In her second season regular season with a record of 1-3. as a Nittany Lion, Ortega-Furgeson tallied two 3-0 shutout performances against NYU and UPenn. Ortega-Furgeson finished the regular season with a record 12-16. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: New Jersey native Elana Dickman fenced at Morris Knolls High School under head coach Sarah Hasse. During her time there, she was ranked 2nd in the county and 15th in AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14: In Ortega-Furgeson’s first year as a the state of New Jersey. Dickman also fenced with New Jersey Fenc- NIttany Lion she saw plenty of action. She went 21-11 in the reguing Alliance under head coach Frank Mustilli. lar season. Ortega-Furgeson had seven undefeated duals this season against NYU, Sacred Heart, Vassar, Haverford, WSU, Detroit, and Cleveland University.

Jade

Rowland Freshman Princeton Junction, N.J.

Foil

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Jade Rowland comes to us from Bath, England. Rowland played for Westwindsor-Plainsboro High School for four years, being named captain for three of those years. Rowland plans to major in Finance. Her goal for the season is to be NCAA champions.

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HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: Desree Ortega-Furgeson previously fenced for West Michigan Fencing Academy under head coach Mike Nemececk. Ortega-Furgeson is currently a biobehavioral health and nutrition major at Penn State Ortega -Furgeson chose Penn State because of the great education and fencing opportunities.


MEET THE NITTANY LIONS Najiyyah

Sarah

Clark

Waller

Junior

Junior

Maplewood, NJ

McKinney, TX

Foil

Epee

Career Statistics

Year W-L Pct 2014-15 6-2 .750 2015-16 26-51 .338 Career 32-53 .376 AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015-16: Clark saw plenty of action this season competing in every single duel of the season. Clark’s record for the season wasFoil 26-51. Clark went on to compete at the MidAtlantic/Southern Regionals where she placed 27th. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014-15: Despite seeing limited action her FoilNittany Lions, Clark was able to find success in first season with the collegiate play. Clark recorded a 2-0 performance against Haverford and ended the season with a 6-2 record. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Najiyyah Clark comes to Penn State from Maplewood, N.J. She previously fenced for her high school, Columbia High School, and served as team captain her junior and senior year.

Career Statistics

Year W-L Pct 2013-14 8-28 .222 2015-16 3-0 1 Career 11-28 .282 AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015-16: Waller saw limited action during the 2015-16 season. Waller ended the season with a 3-0 recorded. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14: Waller finished her first season at Penn State with a record of 8-28. The freshman had one undefeated performance in the season, going 3-0 against Vassar. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Sarah Waller comes from McKinney, TX. She had placed in the Top-8 at multiple North American Cups and placed 3rd at the Junior Pan American Championships in 2013. She is studying economics and psychology.

Stefania

Tomich Freshman Chantilly, Va.

Foil

HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: Stefania Tomich comes to Penn State from Phoenix, Ariz. Tomich fenced for Marian High School for four years, receiving the honor of First Team USA All-Academic Team in 2014-2015. Tomich also fenced for Escrime du Lac under the direction of head coach Gia Kvaratskhelia. Tomich is majoring in Liberal Arts. Her goal for the season is to be able to be more relaxed while competing and develop her own fencing.

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Teodora

Kakhiani Senior Tbilisi, Georgia

Sabre

Career Statistics Year W-L Pct 2013-14 43-18 .705 2014-15 30-21 .588 2015-16 37-18 .672 Career 110-57 .659 All-American 2014,2015,2016 AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16: Kakhiani, once again had another stellar season with the Nittany Lions. Kakhiani ended the regular season with a record of 37-18. Kakhiani went on to compete in the Mid-Atlantic/ Southern Regionals,where she placed fourth qualifying her to compete in the NCAA Championships. At the NCAA Championships she placed seventh. AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15: Kakhiani had another outstanding season with the Nittany Lions. Kakhiani saw a ton of action ending the regular season play with a record of 30-21. Kakhiani’s regular season performance took her to the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/ Southern Regionals, where she placed fifth. Kakhiani advanced to the NCAA Championships and took home third place in the women’s sabre event. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14: Kakhiani has an active first year as a Nittany Lion. She finished her regular season 43-18. At Regionals, Kakhiani competed and finished fourth which secured her a spot to compete in the national championship. The first time a Nittany Lion went on to finish at the NCAA Nationals with a tie for third place. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Teodora Kakhiani comes from Tbilisi, Georgia, and is currently majoring in communications arts and sciences

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Kathryn

Charpin Junior Setauket, NY

Saber

Career Statistics Year W-L Pct 2014-15 37-22 .627 2015-16 42-25 .627 Career 62-47 .569 AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015-16: Charpin has another stellar season as a Nittany Lion. Charpin dueled all, but two matches her second season. Charpin came out on top ending the season with a 42-25 record. Charpin went on to compete at the Mid-Atlantic/ Southern Regionals where she came in seventh place and qualified for the NCAA Championships. At the NCAA Championships she finished 16th with ten wins. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014-15: Charpin had an exciting, actionpacked first season as a Nittany Lion. Charpin saw a ton of collegiate action, fencing all but one dual her freshman year. Charpin tallied seven shutout performances and ended the regular season with a 37-22 record/ Charpin advanced to the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/ Southern Regionals, where she came in second place in the sabre event. HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: Kathryn Charpin comes to Penn State from Setauket, N.Y. She graduated from Ward Welville High School where she served as the fencing team captain her senior year. Charpin previously fenced at Mission Fencing Center under head coach Jeff Salmon.


Anastasia

Kalonji Sophomore Rennes, France

Epee

Career Statistics Year W-L Pct 2015-16 45-17 .726 Career 45-17 .726

AS A FRESHMAN 2015-16: Kalonji had an active freshman season as a Nittany Lion. Kalonji went undefeated for eight matches in a row. Kalonji finished the season with a 45-17 record. Kalonji went on to compete in the Mid-Atlantic Southern Regionals where she placed eighth.

Medora

McCarthy Sophomore Los Altos Hills, CA

Epee

Career Statistics Year W-L Pct 2015-16 15-8 .652 Career 15-8 .652

AS A FRESHMAN 2015-16: McCarthy finished her freshman season as a Nittany Lion with a 15-8 record.

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Before moving to Los Altos Hills, Calif., Medora McCarthy was born and raised in Chipping Sodbury, England. McCarthy was a member of the 2014 HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Anastasia Kalonji is from Cadet British National Team and 2015 Junior British National Rennes,France. She has placed in the Top-10 in the French National Team. McCarthy was the #1 British Junior Women’s Epee and Circuit and World Cup. Kalonji is a past National Champion for placed eighth in the USFA’s Junior Women’s Epee Summer 2015 France and has won the French National Circuit twice. Nationals.

Gina

Gavazzi Freshman Warriors Park, Pa.

Isabelle

Woika Freshman State College. Pa.

Foil

HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: Gina Gavazzi comes to Penn State from Warriors Park, Pa. Gavazzi previously fenced for Central Pennsylvania Fencing Association in State College, Pa. under head coach Charles Andrasko. Gavazzi plans to major in community, environment and development. Gavazzi chose to attend Penn State due to a long family tradition.

Epee

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Isabelle Woika is a State College, Pa. native. Woika chose Penn State because of its strong ties in her family. She plans to major in Hospitality Management and hopes to one day own a luxury hotel in Hawaii.

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Daniella

Jacqueline

Ortiz

Rozpedowski

Senior

Junior

Bayside, NY

Flemington, NJ

Foil

Career Statistics

Year W-L Pct 2013-14 14-11 .560 2014-15 5-7 .417 2015-16 1-1 .5 Career 20-19 .513

Sabre

Career Statistics

Year W-L Pct 2014-15 1-1 .500 2015-16 1-6 .143 Career 1-1 .500

AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16: Ortiz saw limited action her third AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015-16: Rozedowski saw limited action season with Penn State. She ended the season with a 1-1 record. her second year with the team. She finished the season with a 1-6 record. AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15: Ortiz saw limited action her second season with Penn State. She finished the season with a 5-7 AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014-15: Rozedowski saw limited action record. her first year with the team. Rozpedowski finished the season with an even 1-1 record in collegiate play. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14: Ortiz has a very busy freshman season as a Nittany Lion. She went 14-11 in the regular season. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Jacqueline Rozpedowski comes Ortiz went undefeated against Sacred Heart, Vassar, Detroit, and to Penn State from Flemington, N.J. She previously fenced as The Cleveland University. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Danielle Ortiz was born in Queens, N.Y. and currently resides in Bayside, N.Y. Ortiz is currently a psychology major at Penn State.

Rachel

Kaneshiki Freshman Duncansville, Pa.

Epee

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Rachel Kaneshiki is from Duncansville, Pa. Kaneshiki previously fenced for the Altoona Fencing Club under the direction of head coach Ethan Muiri. She chose Penn State because of its fencing team and science department. She plans to major in Biochemistry and become an Entomologist.

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Karen

Chang Sophomore Hong Kong, China

Saber

Career Statistics

Year W-L Pct 2015-16 25-17 .595 Career 25-17 .595 2015 Women’s Sabre NCAA Runner Up All-American 2015 AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015-16: Chang saw plenty of action her first season as a Nittany Lion. Chang ended the season with a 25-17 record, earning her a spot at Regionals where she placed first and going on to finish second at NCAA Championships. HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: Karen Chang comes to Penn State all the way from Hong Kong. She is currently an engineering major who chose Penn State for its great fencing program. She previously fenced for Hong Kong Fencing School under head coach Wong Tsan.

Jiajing

Li

Freshman Wuxi, China

Foil

HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: Jiajing Li comes to us from Wuxi, China. Li played for Jiangsu Xishan High School for four years under the direction of Giao Xiang. Li helped her team place 2nd in the National Fencing Club League Championships. She is majoring in Communications. Li’s goal for the season is to get good results in both academics and sports..

Juliette

Ribardiere Junior San Jose, Calif.

Saber

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015-16: Ribardiere did not see any collegiate action in 2015-16 AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014-15: Ribardiere did not see any collegiate action in 2014-15. HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: Juliette Ribardiere comes from San Jose, Calif. She is majoring in supply chain management.

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Karol

Gavin

Metryka

Turner

Sophomore Linden, NJ

Sophomore Rehoboth, MA

Sabre

Sabre

Career Statistics Year

Career Statistics W-L

Pct

2015-16 24-17 .585 Career 24-17 .585 AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015-16: Metryka saw plenty of action his first season as a Nittany Lion. Metryka ended the season with a 24-17 record and went on to the Mid-Atlantic/Southern Regional where he placed 3rd. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Prior to joining the Nittany Lions, Karol Metryka fenced for the New York Athletic Club. Metryka has had international success in his fencing career, winning the Bronze Medal at the Cadet World Championships in Plodviv, Bulgaria in 2014. Metryka is pursuing a business degree.

Brad

DeVito Sophomore Ridgefield, CT

Year

W-L

Pct

2015-16 20-7 .740 Career 20-7 .740 AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015-16: Turner saw plenty of action his first year, ending the season with a 20-7 record. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Gavin Turner is a recent graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth high school and is entering his premier season with Penn State. Turner made the most of his high school experience, receiving honor roll recognition and a foreign language award while also playing on Dighton-Rehoboth’s soccer team and being involved in National Honor Society. Turner is the second athlete in his family to pursue fencing at the collegiate level. His brother, Sean, fenced for the University of Pennsylvania from 2010-2014. Turner chose Penn State because the numerous academic resources will help him pursue his dream to become a surgeon. He is currently majoring in pre-medicine.

Ian

GREGORY Sabre

Junior State College, Pa.

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Brad DeVito is a 2015 graduate of Ridgefield high school, where he fenced sabre for his high school team. During his time at Ridgefield, DeVito won the Connecticut High School State Championship Gold for three consecutive years, from 2013-15. DeVito is majoring in kinesiology at Penn State.

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Epee

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Ian Gregory is a State College native and a 2014 graduate of State College High. He previously fenced for Central PA Fencing Club under current head coach, Wes Glon. Gregory is majoring in Computer Science here at Penn State.


MEET THE NITTANY LIONS Patrick

Andrew

August

Grass

Senior Las Vegas, NV

Freshman Burke, Va.

Epee Foil

Epee

Career Statistics Year

W-L

Pct

2015-16 16-5 .761 Career 16-5 .761

HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: Andrew Grass comes to Penn State from Burke,Va. Grass previously fenced for Virginia Academy of Fencing under head coach Alexandre Rygrk. Grass chose Penn State because the unlimited resources the school offers. Grass is majoring in kinesiology and wants to become a physical therapist.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16: August saw plenty of action his junior year. He went 16-5 in the regular season. His hard work qualified him for Regionals where he placed 14th. He went on to compete at the NCAA National Championships where he placed 24th.

Dylan

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15: August did not see any collegiate action his sophomore year.

Sophomore Princeton, NJ

Pyne

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14: August did not see any collegiate action in his first year. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Patrick August graduated with high honors from Advanced Technologies Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada. August chose Penn State because of the athletics, and the family atmosphere.

Sabre

Career Statistics Year

W-L

Pct

2015-16 3-1 .75 Career 3-1 .75

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015-16: Pyne saw limited action his first year as a Nittany Lion. Pyne finished the season with a 3-1 record. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Dylan Pyne is a freshman Princeton, N.J. Pyne joins the Nittany Lions after fencing competitively on the West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North fencing team. Pyne was a four year starter for the Knights, earning the team MVP title his sophomore and senior seasons. Pyne also fenced for the Premier Fencing Club under the tutilage of Head Coach Tamer Tahoun. During his time at Penn State, Pyne plans to pursue a degree in either finance or management.

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Marcel

Ethan

Dolegiewicz

Gumagay Sophomore Vienna, VA

Sophomore Park Ridge, IL

Sabre

Foil

Career Statistics Year

W-L

Pct

2015-16 22-9 .709 Career 22-9 .709

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015-16: Dolegiewicz had a stellar first season as a Nittany Lion. Dolegiewicz lost only three duels and ended the season with a 22-9 record.

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: A graduate of James Madison High School, Ethan Gumagay joins the Nittany Lions and a Vienna, VA native has experienced international competition as a foilist for the Chinese Taipei Fencing Association in Taiwan. When he is not fencing, Gumagay is pursuing a finance degree with hopes to become an investment banker.

Stephen

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: A native of Park Ridge, Ill., Marcel is competing in his freshman season with the Nittany Lions and is looking to win the NCAA Championship this year. Dolegiewicz has previously fenced for the Midwest Fencing Club, near Chicago, Ill. under Head Coach Ian Farr. Dolegiewicz is currently undecided in his major, but plans to pursue a degree in business.

Barnett Junior Clinton, CT

Foil

Jarrett

Lewis Junior Montclair, NJ

Career Statistics

Year W-L Pct 2014-15 4-3 .571 2015-16 7-3 .700 Career 11-6 .647

Sabre

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015-16: Lewis did not see any collegiate action his sophomore year. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014-15: Lewis did not see any collegiate action in 2014-15. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Jarret Lewis comes to Penn State from Montclair, N.J. He previously fenced for Lilov Fencing Academy under head coach Sergei Lilov.

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AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015-16: Barnett saw limited action this season, ending the season with a 7-3 record. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014-15: Barnett saw limited action his first season, but ended the season with a 4-3 record. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Stephen Barnett comes to Penn State from Clinton, Conn. He previously fenced for his high school, The Morgan School. Barnett plans to major in Engineering at Penn State.


Conor

Lars

Senior

Senior Mendham, NJ

Swanson

Shepard Colleyville, TX

Epee

Career Statistics

Year W-L Pct 2013-14 34-10 .773 2014-15 25-11 .694 2015-16 41-18 .695 Career 59-21 .738 AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16: Shepard had a stellar junior year as a Nittany Lion. Shepard finished the season with a 41-18 record. Shepard went on to compete in the Mid-Atlantic/ Southern Regionals where he placed 2nd qualifying him for the NCAA National Championships. At the NCAA National Championships he placed 19th.

Epee

Career Statistics Year

W-L

Pct

2013-14 0-0 .000 2014-15 8-8 1.00 2015-16 4-6 .4 Career 12-14 .462

AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16: Swanson saw limited action during his junior season. Swanson finished the season with a 4-6 record.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15: Swanson saw limited action during his second season with the Nittany Lions. Swanson finished up the season with an even 8-8 record. He went undefeated in a AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15: Shepard celebrated a stellar dual against Vassar. second season at Penn State, finishing up the season with a winning record of 25-11. While Shepard did not see collegiate action for the AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14: 2013-14: Swanson did not see first eight duels, he finished the season strong with four undefeated any collegiate action in his first year as a Nittany Lion. duels against Columbia, Ohio State, North Dakota and St. John’s. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Lars Swanson fenced all four AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14: Shepard had an outstanding first years of his high school career. In 2012, his team was both Team year with the Nittany Lions. Shepard finished the regular season Overall Champions and Epee Squad Champions. Swanson is curwith a successful 34-10 record. At the Mid-Atlantic/Southern Re- rently majoring in political science at Penn State. gionals, Shepard finished 4th qualifying him for the championship. At the 2014 NCAA Championship, Shepard finished 10th. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Conor Shepard was born in Dayton, Ohio and now currently resides in Colleyville, Texas. Prior to Penn State, Shepard fenced at Goldberg Fencing.

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MEET THE NITTANY LIONS Oskar

Tang Senior Gothenbur, Sweden

Eduardo

Lara Junior

Queretaro, Mexico

Epee Sabre

Career Statistics

Year W-L Pct 2013-14 29-26 .527 2014-15 24-30 .444 2015-16 20-19 .513 Career 73-75 .493 AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16: Tang had a good third season as a Nittany Lion. Tang finished the season with a 20-19 record. AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15: Tang started off his second season strong, winning five of his first seven duels, three of which he went undefeated. While Tang struggled the second half of the season, he put up a fair performance with many bouts decided by a single point. Tang picked up another undefeated duel against Harvard to combine for four undefeated performances and finished the season with a 24-30 record. In the post-season, Tang took first place at the Mid-Atlantic/Southern Regionals and qualified for the NCAA Championships. Tang placed 19th at the NCAA Championships. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14: In his first year as a Nittany Lion, Tang saw a lot of collegiate fencing action. He finished the regular season with a record of 29-26. He finished 16th at the Mid-Atlantic/Southern Regionals. Tang had two 3-0 performances in the regular season against St. John’s and NDU.

Career Statistics Year W-L Pct 2015-16 15-4 .789 Career 15-4 .789

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015-16: Lara had a good second season as a Nittany Lion. Lara ended the season with a 15-4 record. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014-15: Lara did not see any collegiate action in 2014-15. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Eduardo Lara comes to Penn State from Queretaro, Mexico. He is pursuing a degree in business.

Alejandro

Andrade Junior Quito, Ecuador

Sabre

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Oskar Tang was born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden. Tang is currently a mechanical engineering major at Penn State.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015-16: Andrade dueled one collegiate match his sophomore season. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014-15: Andrade did not see any collegiate action his freshman season. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Andrade Alejandro comes to Penn State from Quito, Ecuador. He previously fenced for the Ecuador Fencing Team under head coach Manuel Suarez. Alejandro is majoring in Computer Engineering at Penn State.

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Julian

Fevry Sophomore St. Albans, NY

Foil

Joshua

Cole Sophomore Chappaqua, NY

Epee

Career Statistics Career Statistics Year W-L Pct Year W-L Pct 2015-16 29-22 .569 2015-16 33-32 .508 Career 29-22 .569 Career 33-32 .508 AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015-16: Fevry saw a lot of action his first Nittany Lion season. Fevry had a season record of 29-22 and went on to compete at the Mid-Atlantic/Southern Regionals where he placed 18th.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015-16: Cole saw plenty of action his first season. Cole competed in every match except two ending the season with a 33-32 record. Cole went on to compete at the Mid-Atlantic/ Southern Regionals where he placed 13th.

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Julian Fevry is a 2015 graduate of The Beacon School in New York City. Fevry chose Penn State because it was the best school for his academic and fencing careers. Fevry is pursuing a degree in material science and engineering.

HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: Joshua Cole from Chappaqua, N.Y., is no stranger to competition, having fenced previously for the Fencing Academy of Westchester in Mount Kisco, N.Y. under head coach Alex Zurabishvili. During his time as the Academy, Cole placed 3rd at the Kentucky North American Cup and in the Top-16 in cadet and Top-32 in Juniors in the Junior Olympics. Cole was also a member of two United States World Teams, once for Juniors and once for Cadets. He is looking forward to competing at Penn State so he can be apart of the top athletic program in the country.

Matthew

Mansoor Freshman

Cambridge, Mass.

Stephen

Jackson Freshman

Epee

HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: Matthew Mansoor comes to Penn State from Cambirdge, Mass. Mansoor fenced for Cambridge Rindge and Latin, where he won an individual and team state championship in 2015. He also fenced for Olympia Fencing Center under the direction of Daniel Hondor. Mansoor is majoring in Kinesiology with the hopes of becoming a coach or athletic trainer.

Stony Brook, N.Y.

Foil

HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: Stephen Jackson comes to Penn State from Stony Brook, N.Y. Jackson previously fenced for his high school Ward Melville High School where he went undefeated his junior and senior year as a starter. Jackson was a bronze medalist at the Brentwoord Holiday Tournament and a gold medalist his senior year at the Brentwood Holiday Tournament. Jackson chose Penn State because it is everything he liked in a university. Jackson is majoring in film and video.

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MEET THE NITTANY LIONS Matthew

Alfred

Freshman Oakland, N.J.

Junior Queens, NY

Galeno

Lewicki

Epee

Saber

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Matthew Lewicki comes to us from Oakland, N.J. Lewicki fenced for DFA under the direction of Patrick Durkan. Lewicki is majoring in Liberal Arts. His goal for this season is to be NCAA champion.

Clinton

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015-16: Galeno did not see any collegiate action in 2015-16 AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014-15: Galeno did not see any collegiate action 2014-15 HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Alfred Galeno comes from Queens, N.Y. and has been fencing since the 6th grade. He started fencing epee in high school, placing second in the NYC PSAL his sophomore year. Galeno would like to become captain of his team his senior year. Galena is majoring in industrial engineering.

Rodell Freshman

Anton

Annadale, Va.

Piskovatskov Sophomore Houston, TX

Epee

HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: Clinton Rodell comes to Penn State from Alexandria, Va. Rodell fenced for the D.C. Fencer’s Club under the direction of Janusz Smolenaki. Rodell help the D.C. Fencer’s Club place 3rd place in the U17 World Cup and 1st at the Junior Olympics in 2013. Rodell is majoring in Computer Science with the hopes of focusing on Internet security or software development.

Epee

Career Statistics

Year W-L Pct 2015-16 33-14 .702 Career 33-14 .702

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015-16: Piskovatskov saw plenty of action his first year as a Nittany Lion. Piskovatskov finished the season with a 33-14 record. Then went on to compete in the Mid-Atlantic/ Southern Regionals where he placed 17th. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Anton Piskovatskov comes to Penn State from Houston, Texas. Piskovatskov previously fenced for the Alliance Fencing Academy under Head Coach Andrey Geva. Piskovatskov was a member of the Junior World Team and was the Junior Olympic Champion in 2015.

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MEET THE NITTANY LIONS Nicolas

Howie

Graziano

Chan

Senior

Senior Walnut, CA

Brooklyn, NY

Foil

Foil

Career Statistics

Year W-L Pct 2013-14 5-0 1.00 2014-15 19-5 .792 2015-16 37-25 .597 Career 61-30 .670 AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16: Graziano had a good junior season. Graziano finished the season with a record of 37-25. Graziano went on to compete at the Mid-Atlantic/Southern Regionals where he came in 17th. AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15: Graziano had a stellar performance his sophomore season, registering six undefeated performances. Graziano finished the season with a record of 19-5. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14: In his freshman campaign, Graziano saw spot action but managed to go an undefeated 5-0 against all three schools he had dual action with. Those schools included Drew, UNC, and Haverford. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Nicolas Graziano was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. During his time at The Masters School, Graziano fenced all four years and was a Independent School Fencing League champion every year. Graziano chose Penn State because he believes it is the best fencing school and it was his dream to attend Penn State.

Career Statistics

Year W-L Pct 2013-14 23-10 .697 2014-15 31-23 .574 2015-16 38-19 .666 Career 92-52 .638 AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16: Chan had another great collegiate year. Chan recorded eight undefeated performances throughout the season and finished the season with a 38-19 record. He went on to compete at the Mid-Atlanic/ Southern Regionals and placed 12th qualifying him for the NCAA National Championships. Chan placed 6th at the NCAA National Championships with 14 wins. AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15: Chan saw extensive collegiate action his sophomore year. Most notably, Chan recorded six undefeated performances throughout the season and finished with a 31-23 record. Chan competed at the Mid-Atlantic/Southern Regionals and placed 11th. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14: Howie Chan was a strong competitor to the Nittany Lion fencers in his first year of collegiate action. Chan finished the year with 23 wins and 10 losses.

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Mohamed

Felipe

Freshman Saint Louis, MO

Freshman Maplewood, NJ

Hassan

Foil

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Mohamed Hassan comes to Penn State from St. Louis, Missouri. Hassan’s father was his previous head fencing coach. Hassan previously fenced for The Fencers Academy. He was a two time Egyptian World Team Member. He plans to major in economics with a business minor. His goal for the season is to go to the NCAA Championships.

Foil

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Felipe Rosario III comes to Penn State from Maplewood, N.J. Rosario previously fenced for his high school Saint Peter’s Prep. He was a starter all four years and earned four varsity letters. Rosario also fenced for the Cobra Fencing Club under head coach Steve Kaplan. He plans to major in kinesiology and wants to pursue a career in nursing. His goal for the season is to qualify for NCAA’s.

Andrey

Charles Foil

Freshman

Sophomore Melville, NY

Ostatnigrosh Fresno, Calif.

Epee

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Andrey Ostatnigrosh comes to Penn State from Khmelnitsky, Ukraine. Ostatnigrosh fenced for Fresno Fencing Academy in California under the direction of Vladimir Ostatnigrosh. He is majoring in Kinesiology with the hopes of focusing in sports medicine.

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Wells

Foil

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Charles Wells comes to Penn State from Melville, N.Y. Wells previously fenced for his high school Half Hollow Hills high school. He started on the team his freshman, junior and senior year. He placed third in counties his junior year and earned three varsity letters. Wells plans to major in finance.


2015-16 RESULTS WOMEN’S RESULTS (18-10) Dec. 6 at NJIT (3-2)

Penn State 20, NYU 7 Penn State 9, Harvard 18 Penn State 21, Vassar 6 Penn State 18, SHU 9 Penn State 11, Princeton 16

Jan. 16 at Columbia (4-3)

Penn State 15, UNC 12 Penn State 18, Yale 9 Penn State 12, Duke 15 Penn State 11, Columbia 16 Penn State 14, Penn 13 Penn State 9, Temple 18 Penn State 20, Harvard 7

Jan. 31 at AFA (5-2)

Penn State 12, OSU 15 Penn State 8, UND 19 Penn State 22, AFA 5 Penn State 25, Cal Tech. 2 Penn State 20, USD 7 Penn State 21, Stanford 6 Penn State 16, Northwestern 11

Feb. 6-7 at UNC (4-1)

Penn State 11, UND 16 Penn State 19, Duke 8 Penn State 19, UNC 8 Penn State 18, Bran 9 Penn State 18, Temple 9

Feb. 20 at St, John’s (2-2)

Penn State 20, Penn 7 Penn State 11, Princeton 16 Penn State 13, St. John’s 14 Penn State 16, Brown 11

NCAA Championships 1. Columbia 2. Penn State 3. Notre Dame 4. Princeton 5. Ohio State

165 156 156 148 137

MEN’S RESULTS (22-6) Dec. 6 at NJIT (4-2)

Women’s Epee Radanovich 62-11* O’Neill 44-28* Higson 0-3 Hofmann 4-3 Kalonji 45-17 McCarthy 15-8 Vigna 5-4 Waller 3-0

Jan. 16 at Columbia (5-1)

Women’s Foil Clark 26-51 Fanning 2-7 Iverson 20-26 Luminet 21-14 Ortega 53-31 Ortiz 1-1

Penn State 19, NYU 8 Penn State 10, Harvard 17 Penn State 18, Vassar 9 Penn State 17, NJIT 10 Penn State 24, SHU 3 Penn State 12, Princeton 15

Penn State 24, UNC 3 Penn State 21, Yale 6 Penn State 18, Duke 9 Penn State 16, Columbia 11 Penn State 10, Penn 17 Penn State 22, Harvard 5

Jan. 31 at AFA (6-1)

Penn State 14, OSU 13 Penn State 10, UND 17 Penn State 24, AFA 3 Penn State 25, Cal Tech. 2 Penn State 17, USD 10 Penn State 15, Stanford 12 Penn State 22, Northwestern 5

Feb. 6-7 at UNC (5-0)

Penn State 16, UND 11 Penn State 15, Duke 12 Penn State 21, UNC 6 Penn State 23, Bran 4 Penn State 25, John Hopkins 2

Feb. 20 at St, John’s (2-2)

Penn State 13, Penn 14 Penn State 17, Princeton 10 Penn State 13, St. John’s 14 Penn State 20, Brown 7

Women’s Saber Adnan 0-4 Cavaliere 11-8 Charpin 42-25* Kakhiani 37-18* McLoughlin 13-11 Oliver 40-33 Rozpedowski 1-6 Men’s Epee August 16-5* Cole 33-32 Karimi 4-7 Piskovatskov 33-14 Shepard 41-18* Swanson 4-6 Tang 20-19 Men’s Foil Barnett 7-3 Bravo 37-11* Chan 38-19* Cho 9-4 Fevry 29-22 Graziano 37-25 Pyne 3-1 Valigorsky 5-2 Men’s Sabre Andrade 0-1 Dolegiewicz 2-9 Lewicki 24-8 Mackiewicz 25-7* Metryka 24-17* Lara 15-4 Lesznik 1-2 Streets 23-3* Thompson 31-9* Turner 20-7 * NCAA Qualifier

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ALL-TIME LEADERS

Men’s Career Leaders Women’s Career Leaders Epee 1. Jim Marsh (1986-90) 2. Scott Hollenbeck (1980-84) 3. Jeffrey Feinblatt (1993-97) 4. Mike Corona (1978-82) 5. Jeff Haney (1976-79) 6. Daniel Landgren (1999-02) 7. Arthur Urman (2004-08) 8. Greg Gregor (1994-95) 9. Andy Nightingale (1974-77) 10. Bob Swope (1942-47)

Epee 130-28 134-29 73-20 119-34 91-26 106-33 130-41 49-16 84-28 26-9

.823 .822 .784 .778 .778 .763 .760 .754 .750 .743

1. Stephanie Elm (1999-02) 2. Charlotte Walker (1998-99) 3. Katarzyna Trzopek (2002-06) 4. Margherita Guzzi-Vincenti (2009-13) 5. Anastasia Ferdman (2006-10) 6. Jessica Burke (2000-03) 7. Ola Korfanty (1997-00) 8. Case Szarwark (2003-07) 9. Wendy Hall (1995-99) 10. Maria Joao Reis (2006-10)

109-9 147-17 123-17 97-14 128-20 25-4 116-19 105-20 65-13 104-21

.923 .896 .879 .874 .865 .862 .859 .840 .833 .832

1. Jana Angelakis (1980-85) 2. Olga Kalinovskaya (1992-96) 3. Olga Chernyak (1990-94) 4. Cathy McClellan (1978-81) 5. Claire Tate Chambers (1969-71) 6. Carla Esteva (1997-00) 7. Hanne Skattebol (1980-83) 8. Doris Willette (2006-11) 9. Tami Greensphon (1976-77) 10. Suzanne Paxton (1989-92)

.978 .933 .916 .913 .905 .905 .881 .867 .860 .843

1. Sophia Hiss (2003-07) 2. Cailtin Thompson (2005-10) 3. Austin O’Neal (2001-03) 4. Stephanie Tam (2000-02) 5. Heather Brosnan (2001-04) 6. Christina Belsito (2000) 7. Jessica Clark (2000-03) 8. Ashley Gin Fong Linker (2004-08) 9. Jessica-Kim Danh (2006-10) 10. Laura Hilstrom (2003-07)

Foil 1. Adam Feldman (1983-87) 2. Gang Lu (1997-00) 3. David Lidow (1995-99) 4. Chris Balestracci (1980-84) 5. Ed Mufel (1987-91) 6. Samuel M. Rankin (1937-39) 7. Nonpatat Panchan (2001-05) 8. Andy Gearhart (1992-95) 9. Miles Chamley-Watson (2009-2013) 10. John Orvos (1985-89)

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.913 .899 .887 .878 .860 .856 .852 .810 .799 .788

115-2 180-5 189-10 122-11 89-9 176-20 144-17 117-14 36-5 104-16

.983 .973 .950 .917 .908 .897 .894 .893 .878 .867

152-24 98-21 104-23 105-25 109-33 42-13 33-11 55-20 74-32 90-50

.864 .824 .819 .808 .767 .764 .750 .733 .698 .643

Foil

Sabre

Sabre 1. Alexander Weber (2002-03) 2. Brian Keane (1983-86) 3. Thomas Strzalkowski (1990-94) 4. Vitali Nazlymov (1990-93) 5. Jason Levin (1993-96) 6. David Cox (1987-91) 7. Franz Boghicev (2004-08) 8. Peter Cox (1985-89) 9. Sergey Lilov (1994-97) 10. Ali Rezazadeh (1989-92)

174-14 53-6 141-18 137-19 148-24 113-19 168-29 149-35 175-44 89-24

43-1 97-7 109-10 84-8 105-11 152-16 104-14 137-21 80-13 43-8


ALL-AMERICANS

All-Americans Men

Rick Wright, Epee, 1969 John Corona, Foil, 1976 Matt Harris, Foil, 1979 Don Lear, Saber, 1979, 80 Mike Corona, Epee, 1981, 82 Brian Keane, Saber, 1984, 85, 86 Jeff Brown, Foil 1984 Chris Fowlkes, Saber, 1984 Scott Hollenbeck, Epee, 1984 Adam Feldman, Foil, 1985, 86, 87 (1986 NCAA Champion) Peter Cox, Saber, 1986, 87, 88, 89 (1989 NCAA Champion) George Poslusny, Epee, 1987 Matt Caggiano, Epee, 1987 Ed Mufel, Foil, 1988, 89. 90, 91 (1989 NCAA Champion) David Cox, Saber, 1988, 89, 90, 91 Murat Yorukoglu, Foil, 1988, 92 James Marsh, Epee, 1989, 90 Geoffrey Russell, Epee, 1989, 90 Richard Clark, Epee, 1991 Ben Millett, Epee, 1991, 93, 94 Vitali Nazlymov, Saber, 1991, 92, 93 (1991 NCAA Champion) Thomas Strzalkowski, Saber, 1991, 92, 93, 94 (1992, 93, 94 NCAA Champion) Andy Gearhart, Foil, 1992, 93, 94, 95 Ali Rezazadeh, Saber, 1992 Greg Gregor, Epee, 1994, 95 Jason Levin, Saber, 1994, 95, 96 Wes Waldron, Foil, 1994 Serge Lilov, Saber, 1995, 96, 97 Jeff Feinblatt, Epee, 1996, 97 Tobais Darnstadt, Foil, 1996 Nikoloz Lezhava, Foil, 1996 Gang Lu, Foil, 1997,98, 99, 00 David Lidow, Foil, 1997,98, 99 Brian Walther, Saber, 1997 Tom Peng, Epee, 1998, 99 Aaron Stuewe, Saber, 1998, 99, 00 Mike Takagi, Saber, 1998, 99 Daniel Landgren, Epee, 1999, 00, 01, 02 (2000 National Champion) Donald McGill, Foil, 2000 Mohaymen Rahimi, Saber, 2001, 02 Nonpatat Panchan, Foil, 2001, 02, 03, 05 (2002 and 2003 National Champion) Adam Wiercioch, Epee, 2001, 02, 03, 04 Alex Weber, Saber, 2003, 03 Ian Schlaepfer, Foil, 2002, 04 Marten Zagunis, Saber, 2003, 04, 06 (HM) Ian Farr, Saber, 2004, 07 (HM)

Arthur Urman, Epee, 2005, 06 (HM), 07, 08 Franz Boghicev, Saber, 2005, 06, 07, 08 Jeffrey Chang, Foil, 2005 (HM), 07 Nicholas Chinman, Foil, 2007, 08, 09,10 (2009 National Champion) Steffen Launer, Epee, 2007 Daniel Bak, Saber, 2008, 09,10 Samuel Perkins, Foil, 2008 (HM) James Moody, Epee, 2009 Miles Chamley-Watson, Foil, 2009,10, 11, 13 Aleksander Ochocki, Saber, 2009,10, 11, 12 (2009 and ‘12 National Champion) David Willette, Foil, 2010, 11, 13, 14 Adrian Bak, Saber, 2011, 12, 13, 14 Daniel Gomez-Tanamachi, Foil, 12 (HM) Shaul Gordon, Saber, 2013 Kaito Streets, Saber, 2014 (2014 National Champion), 15,16 Nobuo Bravo, Foil, 2014, 15,16 Andrew Mackiewicz, Saber, 2015,2016 (2015 and 2016 National Champion) Howie Chan, 2016

Women

Claire Tate, Foil, 1970, 71 Jane Weiss, Foil, 1970 Donna Kisler, Foil, 1973 Mary Karandosowski, Foil, 1973 Tami Greensphon, Foil, 1977 Wendy Paschedag, Foil, 1977 Carol Jursik, Foil, 1978 Judy Smith, Foil, 1979, 80 Cathy McClellan, Foil, 1979 Jana Angelakis, Foil, 1981, 83, 84, 85 (‘81 AIAW; 1983 NCAA Champion) Hanne Skattebol, Foil, 1981, 82, 83 April Miller, Foil, 1983 Hope Meyer, Foil, 1984, 85 Janet Rossmann, Foil, 1989 Katie Kowalski, Foil, 1990, 92 Olga Chernyak, Foil, 1991, 92, 93, 94(1992 NCAA Champion) Suzanne Paxton, Foil, 1991, 92 Olga Kalinovskaya, Foil, 1993, 94, 95, 96 (1993,94,95,96 NCAA Champion) Sibyl Goldstein, Foil,1994, 95 Jennifer Prifrel, Foil,1994 Polo Wagner, Epee, 1995, 96 Wendy Hall, Epee, 1996, 97 Carla Esteva, Foil, 1997 ,98, 99, 00 Alexandra Korfanty, Epee, 1997, 98 Charlotte Walker, Epee, 1998, 99 (1998 NCAA Champion) AND Foil, 2000, 01 Stephanie Eim, Epee, 1999, 00, 01, 02 Christiane Klemp, Foil, 1999 Jessica Burke, Epee, 2000, 02, 03 (2000 NCAA Champion)

Stephanie Tam, Saber, 2000, 01, 02 Austin O’Neil, Saber, 2000, 03 Heather Brosnan, Saber, 2001, 02, 03, 04 Marta Grochal, Foil, 2001, 02 Meredith Chin, Foil, 2000, 03, 04 (HM), 05 (HM) Katarzyna Trzopek, Epee, 2003, 04, 06 (2003 and 2006 NCAA Champion) Annekathrin Donath, Foil, 2003, 04, 06 Sophia Hiss, Saber, 2004, 05, 06, 07 Case Szarwark, Epee, 2005 (HM), 06, 07 Tamara Najm, Foil, 2006 (HM), 07 Caitlin Thompson, Saber, 2006, 07, 09 (HM),10 Anastasia Ferdman, Epee, 2007, 08, 09,10(2009 NCAA Champion) Doris Willette, Foil, 2007, 09,10 (2007 and 2009 NCAA Champion) Allison Glasser, Foil, 2008, 09 Keri Byerts, Epee, 2008 Monica Aksamit, Saber, 2009, 11, 12 Margherita Guzzi Vincenti, Epee, 2010, 11 (2010 NCAA Champion), 12, 13 Olga Ostatnigrosh, Foil, 2011(HM) Alyssa Vongries, Epee, 2011(HM) Alina Antokhina, Foil, 2012 Nicole Glon, Saber, 2012 (HM), 13,14 Oksana Samovodov, Epee, 2012 Jessica Russo, Saber, 2013 Clarisse Luminet, Foil, 2013, 14, 15 Teodora Kakhiani, Saber, 2014, 15,16 Jessie Radanovich, Epee, 2014, 15,16 (2016 National Champion) Karen Chang, Saber, 2015

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NATIONAL TEAMS

World Championships Jana Angelakis, Foil, 1980-85 April Miller, Foil, 1985 Brian Keane, Saber, 1985 Cathy McClellan, Epee, 1989, 91 Ed Mufel, Foil, 1990 Olga Chernyak, Foil, 1993, 94 Suzanne Paxton, Foil, 1993, 95 Thomas Strzalkowski, Saber, 1994,95 Peter Cox, Saber, 1995 David Lidow, Foil, 1998 Carla Esteva, Foil, 1998, 99 (Mexico) Stephanie Eim, Epee, 1999, 2001, 03 Nonpatat Panchan, Foil, 2001-05 (Thailand) Adam Wiercioch, Epee, 2001-04 (Poland) Alex Weber, Saber, 2001-03 (Germany) Stephanie Eim, Epee, 2002, 2003 Amir Rahimi, Saber, 2003 (Iran) Jessica Burke, Epee, 2003 Caitlin Thompson, Saber, 2006 (team gold medal), 07 (team silver medal) Doris Willette, Foil, 2006, 07, 11 Miles Chamley-Watson, Foil, 2011, 2013 (Individual World Champion)

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World University Games

Pan American Games

Jana Angelakis, Foil,1983, 87 Cathy McClellan, Foil, 1991 Jana Angelakis, Foil, 1981, 83, 85 Suzanne Paxton, Foil, 1993 Brian Keane, Sabre, 1983, 85, 87 Olga Chernyak, Foil, 1995 Bruce Capin, Sabre, 1987 Thomas Strzalkowski, Sabre, 1995 David Cox, Sabre, 1989, 91, 93 David Lidow, Foil, 1999 Olga Chernyak, Foil, 1993 Carla Esteva, Foil, 1999 (Mexico) Andy Gearhart, Foil, 1993 Stephanie Eim, Epee, 1999, 2003 Suzanne Paxton, Foil, 1993, 95 Caitlin Thompson, Sabre, 2007 Tom Strzalkowski, Sabre, 1993, 95 Doris Willette, Foil, 2007, 11 Peter Cox, Sabre, 1993, 95 Miles Chamley-Watson, Foil, 2011 Carina Winter, Epee, 1995 Jessica Burke, Epee, 1999 Stephanie Eim, Epee, 1999 Carla Esteva, Foil, 1999 (Mexico) Stephanie Eim, Epee, 2001 Jana Angelakis, Foil, 1980, 84 Jessica Burke, Epee, 2001 Peter Cox, Sabre, 1996 Nonpatat Panchan, Foil, Suzi Paxton, Foil, 1996 2003, 05 (Thailand) Tom Strzalkowski, Sabre, 1996 Tamara Najm, Foil, 2007 Miles Chamley-Watson, Foil, 2011 Alex Weber, Sabre, 2000 (team bronze medal, Germany) David Willette, Foil, 2011 Aleksander Ochocki, Sabre, 2011 Doris Willette, Foil, 2008, 12 (team silver medal) Daniel Bak, Sabre, 2011 Nonpatat Panchan, Foil, 2008 Adrian Bak, Sabre, 2011 (Thailand) Doris Willette, Foil, 2011 Adam Wiercioch, Epee, 2008 Nicole Glon, Sabre, 2011, 13 (team silver medal, Poland) Clarisse Luminet, Foil, 2011 Miles Chamley-Watson, Foil, (France) 2012,2016 (Team Bronze Medal) Daniel Gomez-Tanamachi, Foil, Daniel Gomez-Tanamachi, Foil, 2013 (Mexico) 2012,2016 (Mexico) David Gomez-Tanamachi, Foil, Katarzyna Trzopek, Epee, 2016 2013 (Mexico) Monica Aksamit, Sabre, 2016 Adrian Bak, Sabre, 2013 (Team Bronze Medal) Kaito Streets, Sabre, 2013 Nobuo Bravo, Foil, 2013, 15 Kasey Iverson, Foil, 2015 Desree Ortega-Furgeson, Foil, 2015 Andrew Mackiewicz, Sabre, 2015 Jessie Radanovich, Epee, 2015

Olympians


NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS MEN Adam Feldman, Foil, 1986 Peter Cox, Saber, 1989 Ed Mufel, Foil, 1989 Vitali Nazlymov, Saber, 1991 Thomas Strzalkowski, Saber, 1992,93,94 Daniel Landgren, Epee, 2000 Nonpatat Panchan, Foil, 2002, 03 Nick Chinman, Foil, 2009 Aleksander Ochocki, Saber, 2009, 2012 Kaito Streets, Saber, 2014 Andrew Mackiewicz, Saber, 2015,2016

WOMEN Jana Angelakis, Foil, 1983, (AIAW Champ., ’81) Olga Chernyak, Foil, 1992 Olga Kalinovskaya, Foil, 1993,94,95,96 Charlotte Walker, Epee, 1998 Jessica Burke, Epee, 2000 Katarzyna Trzopek, Epee, 2003,06 Doris Willette, Foil, 2007, 09 Anastasia Ferdman, Epee, 2009 Margherita Guzzi Vincenti,Epee, 2010 Jessie Radanovich, Epee, 2016

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GARRET OPEN HISTORY WOMEN’S EPEE

1994: Sherraine Schalm, Ottawa 1995: Katherine Rich, Princeton 1996: Magda Krol, Notre Dame 1997: Charlotte Walker, Penn St. 1998: Magda Krol, Notre Dame 1999: Emese Takacs, St. John’s 2000: Jessica Burke, Penn State 2001: Stephanie Eim, Penn State 2002: Jessica Burke, Penn State 2003: Anna Garina, Wayne State 2004: Katarzyna Trzopek, Penn State 2005: Anna Garina, Wayne State 2006: Anna Garina, Wayne State 2007: Anastasia Ferdman, Penn State 2008: Nina Westman, Penn State 2009: Anastasia Ferdman, Penn State 2010: Katar Dabrowa, Ohio State 2011: Margherita Guzzi Vincenti, Penn State 2012: Margherita Guzzi Vincenti, Penn State 2013: Uncontested 2014: Eugenia Falqui, Ohio State 2015: Safa Ibrahim, Temple 2016: Amanda Sirico, Notre Dame

WOMEN’S FOIL

1973: Donna Kistler, Penn St. 1974: Jeannette Starks, Brooklyn 1975: Ann Marie Williams, Brooklyn 1976: Ilona Maskal, William Paterson 1977: Cathy McClellan, Penn State 1978: Cathy McClellan, Penn State 1979: Anne Kayler, Pennsylvania 1980: Jana Angelakis, Penn State 1981: Christine Hamori, Cornell 1982: Jana Angelakis, Penn State 1983: Caitlin Bilodeaux, Columbia 1984: Jana Angelakis, Penn State 1985: Caitlin Bilodeaux, Columbia 1986: Rachel Hayes, Temple 1987: Molly Sullivan, Notre Dame 1988: Heidi Piper, Notre Dame 1989: Anne Barreda, Notre Dame 1990: Tzu Moy, Columbia 1991: Olga Chernyak, Penn State 1992: O. Kalinovskaya, Penn State 1993: O. Kalinovskaya, Penn State 1994: Maria Panyi, Notre Dame 1995: O. Kalinovskaya, Penn State 1996: Sara Walsh, Notre Dame 1997: Erinn Smart, Columbia 1998: Erinn Smart, Columbia 1999: Carla Esteva, Penn State 2000: Charlotte Walker, foil, Penn State 2001: Alicja Kryczalo, Notre Dame 2002: Alicja Kryczalo, Notre Dame 2003: Aliczya Kryczalo, Notre Dame 2004: Hannah Thompson, Ohio State 2005: Hannah Thompson, Ohio State 2006: Emily Cross, Harvard 2007: Lindsay Knauer, Ohio State 2008: Doris Willette, Penn State 32

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WOMEN’S SABRE

1999: Marisa Mustilli, St. John’s 2000: Sarah Jacobson, Yale 2001: C. McCullough, Notre Dame 2002: Alexis Jemal, Rutgers 2003: Annika Eiremo, Penn 2004: Valerie Providenza, Notre Dame 2005: Caitlin Thompson, Penn State 2006: Siobhan Byrne, Ohio State 2007: Siobhan Byrne, Ohio State 2008: Caroline Vloka, Harvard 2009: Sarah Borrmann, Notre Dame 2010: Caroline Vloka, Harvard 2011: Carolina Vloka, Harvard 2012: Nicole Glon, Penn State 2013: Uncontested 2014: Teodora Kakhiani, Penn State 2015: Aliya Itzkowitz, Harvard 2016: Malia Hee, Temple

MEN’S EPEE

1973: Bob Wakefield, Navy 1974: Joe Crawford, Ohio St. 1975: Greg Benko, Wayne St. 1976: Lee Shelley, Princeton 1977: Chris Hanson, Penn 1978: Jay Thomas, Clemson 1979: Jay Thomas, Clemson 1980: Jay Thomas, Clemson 1981: Michael Storm, Penn 1982: Kevin Smith, Ohio St. 1983: Steve Trevor, Columbia 1984: Steve Trevor, Columbia 1985: Miles Phillips, Illinois 1986: Jim O’Neill, Harvard 1987: Miles Phillips, Illinois 1988: Scott Shinberg, Air Force 1989: D. Caulderhead, Notre Dame 1990: Joe Socoloff, Princeton 1991: Scott Rush, Illinois 1992: Alexander Glazunov, Moscow 1993: Ben Millett, Penn St. 1994: George Hentea, St. John’s 1995: Ryan Shims, Columbia 1996: Jeffrey Feinblatt, Penn St. 1997: Matthew Rosen, Columbia 1998: Doron Levit, St. John’s 1999: Anton Gurevich, St. John’s 2000: Adam Wiercioch, Penn State 2001: Jan Viviani, Notre Dame 2002: Jan Viviana, Notre Dame 2003: Adam Wiercioch, Penn State 2004: Soren Thompson, Princeton


GARRET OPEN HISTORY/ COACHING HISTORY 2008: Maxwell Dettlinger, Penn State 2009: Thomas Le Guillou, UNC Chapel Hill 2010: Anthony Green, Penn State 2011: Edward Kelley, Princeton 2012: Mike Raynis, Harvard 2013: Uncontested 2014: Marc-Antoine Blais, Ohio State 2015: Garrett McGrath, Notre Dame 2016: Oskar Tang, Penn State

MEN’S FOIL

1973: Greg Benko, Wayne State 1974: Greg Benko, Wayne State 1975: Greg Benko, Wayne State 1976: Joe Rudman, SUNY-Binghamton 1977: Jack Tichacek, Pennsylvania 1978: Bradley Thomas, Maryland 1979: Todd Curn, Ohio State 1980: Marc Auricchio, St. John’s 1981: Paul Schmidt, Princeton 1982: Alex Flom, George Mason 1983: Alfred Clarke, Penn St. 1984: Sunil Sabharwal, Ohio State 1985: C. Higgs-Coulthard, Notre Dame 1986: Yehuda Kovacs, Notre Dame 1987: Ed Mufel, Penn State 1988: Yehuda Kovacs, Notre Dame 1989: Alan Weber, Pennsylvania 1990: Ed Mufel, Penn St. 1991: Drew Thompson, UNC 1992: James Borin, Yale 1993: Andy Gearhart, Penn State 1994: Brian Moroney, St. John’s 1995: Thorsten Becker, Wayne St. 1996: Cliff Bayer, Pennsylvania 1997: Cliff Bayer, Pennsylvania 1998: Cliff Bayer, Pennsylvania 1999: Gang Lu, Penn St. 2000: Daren Senft, Yale 2001: Debic, Notre Dame 2002: Corey Werk, Yale 2003: Jesse Schibilia, Rutgers 2004: Nonpatat Panchan, Penn State 2005: Jacob Jedrkowiak, Notre Dame 2006: Boaz Ellis, Ohio State 2007: Andras Horanyi, Ohio State 2008: Nick Chinman, Penn State 2009: Andras Hornayi, Ohio St. 2010: David Willette, Penn State 2011: Enzo Castellani, Notre Dame 2012: David Willette, Penn State 2013: Uncontested 2014: David Gomez-Tanamachi, Penn State 2015: Kristjan Archer, Notre Dame 2016: Axel Keifer, Notre Dame

1973: Steve Danosi, Wayne St. 1974: Steve Danosi, Wayne St. 1975: Yuri Rabinovich, Wayne St. 1976: Ed Majtenyi, St. John’s 1977: Stan Schulman, UNC 1978: Don Lear, Penn St. 1979: Don Lear, Penn St. 1980: Steve Renshaw, Clemson 1981: John Friedberg, UNC 1982: Ralph Bellatoni, William Paterson 1983: Brian Keane, Penn St. 1984: Michael Lofton, NYU 1985: Brian Keane, Penn St. 1986: Bob Cottingham, Columbia 1987: David Mandell, Columbia 1988: Peter Cox, Penn St. 1989: David Cox, Penn St. 1990: Vitali Nazlymov, Penn St. 1991: Vitali Nazlymov, Penn St. 1992: Vitali Nazlymov, Penn St. 1993: Tom Strzalkowski, Penn St. 1994: Serge Lilov, Penn St. 1995: Serge Lilov, Penn St. 1996: Serge Lilov, Penn St. 1997: Patrick Durkan, Columbia 1998: Luke LaValle, Notre Dame 1999: Ivan Lee, St. John’s 2000: Gabor Szelle, Notre Dame 2001: Alex Weber, Penn State 2002: Alex Weber, Penn State 2003: Marten Zagunis, Penn State 2004: Adam Crompton, Ohio State 2005: Tim Hagamen, Harvard 2006: Adam Crompton, Ohio State 2007: Mike Momtselidze, Ohio State 2008: Daniel Bak, Penn State 2009: Avery Zuck, Notre Dame 2010: Aleksander Ochocki, Penn State 2011: Aleksander Ochocki, Penn State 2012: Michael Mills, UPenn 2013: Uncontested 2014: Rhys Douglas, Ohio State 2015: Andrew Mackiewicz, Penn State 2016: Raphel Van Hoffelen. UPennsylvania

MEN’S SABRE

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GARRET OPEN HISTORY/ COACHING HISTORY All-Time Penn State Men’s Coaches:

All-Time Penn State Women’s Coaches:

Name Paul Schweitzer Nels Walke Harry Krutter H. Arthur Meyer Dick Klima Maxwell Garret Emmanuil Kaidanov Wes Glon

Name Barbara Hoepner/ Dorothy Moody Mary Beth Alphin Emmanuil Kaidanov Wes Glon

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Year Record 1964-67 1968-85 1986-2013 2013-Current

Unknown 249-31-1 423-58 49-28

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