Notre Dame Winter Sports Preview: Fencing

Defendng national champion Fighting Irish reload their roster in search of their second consecutive NCAA title.


Notre Dame Winter Sports Preview: Fencing

Defendng national champion Fighting Irish reload their roster in search of their second consecutive NCAA title.


ND Fencing Midwest Conference Championships

The Irish fencing team takes on opponents from all over the midwest on February 28, 2009.

Second Team All-MFC (2009)
Honorable Mention All-MFC (2010)

AS A SENIOR: Finished seventh at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships ... named second-team all-MFC ... earned fourth monogram ... amassed a 127-37 career record after a 20-11 effort on the year ... posted a 5-2 record at the NYU Duals ... swept Kelsey Gibson (5-2), Ericka Persson (5-1) and Lisa Verzino (5-0) from host NYU at the NYU Duals ... fought past Yale's Lucy Partman (5-1) and Laura Benoit (5-2), assisting the sabre team to a 6-3 match victory over the Bulldogs at the NYU Duals ... finished with a 9-1 performance at the Notre Dame Duals ... logged a clean sheet against Wayne State's Shante Wilkerson (5-0) at the home duals ... surpassed members of both Northwestern and Florida 2-0 at the home event ... gathered a 6-5 record at the Northwestern Duals ... knocked off Stanford's Suraya Omar (5-4) and Atira Richards (5-1) to assist the sabre team in a 6-3 victory over the Cardinal at the Northwestern Duals.

AS A JUNIOR: Finished third year with the team with a record of 29-5 in sabre ... earned third monogram ... travelled with women's sabre to NYU Invitational and St. John's Challenge but did not record a victory on the weekend ... posted a stellar 15-2 mark at the Notre Dame Duals, including going a perfect 3-0 against Lawrence, Cleveland State and Florida ... clinched sabre victory over Lawrence with 5-2 decision over Madeline Cooper ... also clinched sabre win over Florida with 5-3 triumph over Sam Cooke ... reached double-digit wins the following day at the Northwestern Duals, putting together a 10-2 mark ... also went a perfect 3-0 against both Fairleigh Dickinson and Stanford ... clinched sabre decision against North Carolina after dispelling Sara Leung 5-2 ... concluded regular season with a 4-0 combined record against Chicago, Illinois and Michigan State ... finished 16th at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships in the beginning of postseason action ... also helped sabre squad capture the team weapon title en route to the Irish claiming all six weapon concentrations for the first time since the conference formed.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Received honorable mention all-MFC recognition after a ninth-place finish at the Midwest Fencing Championships ... 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 11th-place match, 15-6.

AS A FRESHMAN: Finished the regular season with a 41-14 record ... began her college career at the St. John's Duals, finishing 1-3 ... earned her first career win against Columbia's Daria Schneider (5-3) ... went 7-7 at the NYU Invitational, including a 3-0 mark against NYU ... added a 14-4 record at the Northwestern Duals, including 3-0 marks against Fairleigh Dickinson, Wayne State and Cleveland State ... went undefeated at the Notre Dame Duals, finishing an 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.

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 ... second oldest of four siblings ... earned a degree in liberal studies with a minor in peace studies from the College of Arts and Letters.

Almeida's Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2009 41 14 .745 --
2010 37 7 .841 --
2011 29 5 .852 --
2012 20 11 .645 --
Career 127 37 .774 --

Beatriz Almeida
Beatriz  Almeida


Chappagua, NY

High School:
Horace Greeley




Fencing Acad. of Westchester

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