Facilities

Castellan Family Fencing Center

Castellan Family Fencing Center
Castellan Family Fencing Center

Quick Facts
Purpose: Practice & Competition
First Year: 2012
Events Held: MFC (2013-14), NCAA Midwest Regional Qualifier (2013)

In fall of 2012, Notre Dame's Fencing program was blessed with a new, modern facility with the gift of Patrick (class of '68) and Concetta Castellan, whose two sons, Matt (2001-04) and Chris (2004-05) both competed with the team in their years at Notre Dame.

"You have to have a good enough program to make the investment that's reflected here today, and this isn't a good program - this is a spectacular program," Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick said at the venue's dedication. "It's proof of the concept that you can be great students and great student-athletes at the same time."

"This decision to build a proper environment for our team, our sport, and our fencing program will have a great impact on the life of our student-athletes," head coach Janusz Bednarski said of his new arena. The Fighting Irish opened play on the new strips Oct. 28, 2012, with an exhibition match against Ohio State.

The Castellan Family Fencing Center features separate men's, women's and coaches' locker rooms, an armory repair room, team lounge and kitchen area, an enclosed conference room and individual coaches offices. Built around the old Joyce hockey rink in the North Dome of the Joyce Athletic Convocation Center, past trophies and awards are also displayed by the entrance into the arena. In addition to displays detailing former NCAA Champions and All-Americans, a banner recognizing Notre Dame's eight NCAA Championship victories hangs over 15 strips.

The Center played host to the 2013 and 2014 Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) championships, as well as the 2013 NCAA Midwest Regional Qualifier.

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February 24
W, 76-71
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C. (LJV Memorial Coliseum)
RECAP
February 24
W, 4-2
Purdue
San Antonio, TX
RECAP

103.1 FM
February 24
W, 7-1
St. Johns
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
RECAP
February 24
W, 4-0
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
RECAP
February 24
M - 9th; W - 10th
ACC Championships
Clemson, S.C.
RECAP
February 24
W, 11-7
Richmond
Notre Dame, Ind.
RECAP
February 24
W, 6-1
Bowling Green
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
RECAP
February 24
L, 4-3
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
RECAP
February 24
Men -- 2nd
ACC Championships
Chapel Hill, N.C.
RECAP
February 24
941 Pts (4th)
Mens ACC Championship
Greensboro, N.C.
RECAP
February 25
2:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 25
L, 8-7
Purdue
San Antonio, TX

103.1 FM
February 25
L, 5-2
Ohio State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
RECAP
February 25
1:00 PM
Elon
Notre Dame, Ind. (Loftus Sports Center)
February 25
5:00 PM
Toledo
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 25
All Day
Westbrook Invitational
Peoria, Arizona
February 25
Women -- 2nd
ACC Championships
Chapel Hill, N.C.
RECAP
February 26
All Day
Westbrook Invitational
Peoria, Arizona
February 28
7:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
February 28
TBA
ACC Tournament
Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)
February 28
5:00 PM
Marquette
Notre Dame, Ind. (Loftus Sports Center)
March 1
TBA
ACC Tournament
Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)
March 2
TBA
ACC Tournament
Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)
March 2
5:00 PM
Youngstown State
Kissimmee, FL

103.1 FM
March 2
2:30 PM
UMass
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex)
March 2
5:00 PM
Fordham
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex)
March 3
4:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (John Paul Jones Arena)

ACC Network
March 3
TBA
ACC Tournament
Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)
March 3
4:00 PM
Seton Hall
Kissimmee, FL

103.1 FM
March 3
12:30 PM
Binghamton
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex)
March 3
5:00 PM
FIU
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex)
March 3
11:00 AM
Maryland
College Park, Md.

Big Ten Network
March 3
12:00 PM
Iowa
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
March 4
TBA
ACC Tournament
Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)
March 4
10:00 AM
Seattle University
Kissimmee, FL

103.1 FM
March 4
11:30 AM
Robert Morris
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex)
March 4
1:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (U of L Lacrosse Stadium)
March 4
2:00 PM
Purdue
West Lafayette, Ind. (Schwartz Tennis Center)
March 7
TBA
ACC Tournament
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)
March 7
6:00 PM
Illinois
Urbana, Ill. (Atkins Tennis Center)
March 8
All Day
NCAA Diving Zones
Columbus, Ohio
March 9
7:00 PM
Miami
Coral Gables, FL

ACC Network Extra
103.1 FM
March 9
5:00 PM
NCAA Championships
College Station, Texas
March 9
All Day
NCAA Diving Zones
Columbus, Ohio
March 10
7:00 PM
Miami
Coral Gables, FL

ACC Network Extra
103.1 FM
March 10
1:00 PM
NC State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Softball Stadium)
March 10
3:00 PM
NC State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Softball Stadium)
March 10
12:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
March 10
2:00 PM
NCAA Championships
College Station, Texas
March 10
2:30 PM
Denver
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)

ESPNU
March 10
5:00 PM
DePaul
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
March 10
All Day
NCAA Midwest Regional Championship
Cleveland, Ohio
March 10
All Day
NCAA Diving Zones
Columbus, Ohio
March 10
TBA
Big Ten Tournament Semifinals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
March 11
1:00 PM
Miami
Coral Gables, FL

ACC Network Extra
103.1 FM
March 11
12:00 PM
NC State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Softball Stadium)
March 11
1:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Thompson Field)
March 13
3:00 PM
Saint Josephs
Port Charlotte, FL

103.1 FM
March 13
4:00 PM
North Florida
Jacksonville, Fla. (UNF Softball Complex)
March 13
6:30 PM
North Florida
Jacksonville, Fla. (UNF Softball Complex)
March 13
10:00 AM
Minnesota
Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Tennis Complex)
March 13
5:00 PM
Florida Gulf Coast
Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Tennis Complex)
March 14
10:00 AM
Saint Josephs
Port Charlotte, FL

103.1 FM
March 14
6:00 PM
Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Fla. (Pruitt Softball Complex)
March 14
4:00 PM
High Point
High Point, N.C. (Vert Stadium)
March 14
All Day
Womens NCAA Championship
Columbus, Ohio
March 15
TBA
NCAA Tournament
TBA
March 15
6:00 PM
Texas A&M
College Station, Texas (Mitchell Tennis Center)
March 15
All Day
Womens NCAA Championship
Columbus, Ohio
March 16
TBA
NCAA 1st & 2nd Rounds
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
March 16
6:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, FL

ACC Network Extra
103.1 FM
March 16
4:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Ulmer Stadium)
March 16
12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
March 16
All Day
Schenkel Invitational
Statesboro, Ga. (Forest Heights GC)
March 16
All Day
Womens NCAA Championship
Columbus, Ohio
March 16
All Day
Clover Cup
Mesa, Arizona
March 17
TBA
NCAA 1st & 2nd Rounds
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
March 17
2:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, FL

ACC Network Extra
103.1 FM
March 17
1:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Ulmer Stadium)
March 17
12:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)

ACCN Extra
March 17
6:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)

ESPNU
March 17
All Day
Womens NCAA Championship
Columbus, Ohio
March 17
All Day
Clover Cup
Mesa, Arizona
March 17
All Day
Cardinal Invitational
Oak Ridge, Tenn.
March 17
TBA
Big Ten Tournament Championship
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
March 17
All Day
Schenkel Invitational
Statesboro, Ga. (Forest Heights GC)

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