HONORS & AWARDS
Honorable Mention All-MFC (2010, 2011)
MFC Sabre Fifth-Place Finisher (2012)
Second Team All-MFC (2012)
AS A JUNIOR: Posted a 10-12 record at the NCAA Championships to claim 15th place and narrowly miss All-America honors ... placed 5th out of 53 participants at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, earning second team all-MFC recognition ... finished pool play undefeated (5-0) with a +20 indicator (25-5) ... blasted Oakland's Kendall Novak 15-1 in the table of 32 ... claimed a 15-5 win over Notre Dame teammate Marta Stepien to advance out of the table of 16 ... participated in four regular season dual events for the Irish ... compiled a 30-19 record on the year ... earned a monogram ... produced an 8-7 record at the St. John's Duals ... defeated Allison Miller (finished 11th at the NCAA Championships) from No. 2 Ohio State 5-4 at the St. John's duals, ultimately sweeping competitors from the Buckeyes 3-0 in the match ... gathered in a 6-7 effort at the NYU Duals, downing Annelise Eeman (5-2), Chloe Grainger (5-2) and Alicia Gurierri (5-3) of nationally-ranked Northwestern ... compiled a 9-1 record at the Notre Dame Duals ... logged victories over Wayne State's Kaja Klodawska (5-1), Katie Bryce (5-2) and Shante Wilkerson (5-1) at the home duals ... posted a 7-4 match record at the Northwestern Duals.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished season with a near-perfect record of 33-3 in sabre ... earned second monogram ... opened year with a 3-1 showing at the NYU Invitational, notching first victory of season against Yale's Brenda Seah, 5-2 ... earned pair of victories against NYU, taking down Jackie Leval (5-1) and Joann Reyes (5-2) ... competed in one bout the following day at the St. John's Challenge, taking down Harvard's Hayley Levitt on the final touch, 5-4 ... posted a 15-1 record at the home Notre Dame Duals, going 3-0 against Lawrence, Cleveland State and Wayne State ... registered a 2-0 mark against Detroit, while also clinching both the sabre victory and overall victory ... recorded a 10-1 ledger at the Northwestern Duals in matches against Fairleigh Dickinson (2-0), North Carolina (3-0), UC San Diego (2-0), Cal Tech (1-1) and Stanford (2-0) ... concluded regular season going 4-0 at the Irish Duals against Chicago (1-0), Illinois (1-0) and Michigan State (2-0) ... clinched the sabre against the Spartans, taking down Samantha Agarland 5-1 ... finished 11th at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships to earn honorable mention all-MFC distinction ... finished 5-0 with a +19 indicator out of pool play to enter direct elimination as the seventh seeded fencer ... earned wins over Jenny Hamilton of Xavier (15-0) and Courtney Park of Northwestern (15-5) to advance to the round of 16 where she was defeated by teammate Sarah Borrmann (15-8) ... also helped sabre squad claim gold in the team weapon the following day ... concluded the NCAA Midwest Regional with a pool play record of 6-3 with a +11 indicator to finish second overall behind teammate and NCAA bronze medalist Eileen Hassett ... named recipient of the Janusz Bednarski Women's Sabre Leadership Award.
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 Duals before finishing the season with an 8-1 record at the Notre Dame Duals ... placed 11th at the Midwest Fencing Championships, finishing 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 the second round (15-4) ... posted two crucial victories in the team sabre championships at the Midwest Fencing Championships, helping preserve a 5-3 victory over Ohio State ... placed ninth at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, notching victories over Ashley McLemore of Detroit (15-1) 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 World Cup in Havana, Cuba ... daughter of William and Brenda Nichols ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a history major with a supplemental major in sociology.
Nichols's Career Record