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05/03/2018

Champion Irish Distribute Team Awards At Annual Banquet

Irish celebrate back-to-back titles with dinner and ceremony

04/23/2018

Irish Fencers Clean Up At Division I National Championships

Itkin, Sirico and Zagunis claim gold at annual championships

03/25/2018

Notre Dame Clinches Tenth National Fencing Title

Irish second straight championship after four days of dominance

03/24/2018

Irish Grow Cushion After Third Day At NCAA Championships

Five Irish men tally at least 10 wins Saturday

03/21/2018

Keys To The Meet: 2018 NCAA Championships

Irish set for title chase beginning Thursday at Penn State

03/25/2018

NCAA Fencing Championships

Notre Dame wins the 2018 National Collegiate Fencing Championship

02/25/2018

ACC Fencing Championships - Day 2

ACC Fencing Championships - Day 2

03/25/2017

NCAA Fencing Championships - Day 2

NCAA Fencing Championships - Day 2

03/23/2017

NCAA Fencing Championships Day 1

NCAA Fencing Championships Day 1

02/26/2017

ACC Fencing Championships

Day Two of the ACC Fencing Championships

HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • 2017 NCAA Team Championship
  • 2017 NCAA Championships Men’s Epee Third Place
  • 2017 First Team All-American
  • 2017 NCAA Midwest Regional Championships Second Place
  • 2017 ACC Men’s Epee Champion
  • 2017 ACC Championships Men’s Most Valuable Fencer
  • 2017 ACC Men’s Fencer of the Year for Epee
  • 2017 Monogram Club MVP
  • 2017 Notre Dame Men’s Epee MVP
  • 2017 All-ACC Academic Team

AS A FRESHMAN:

  • Turned in an exceptional rookie campaign for the Irish, highlighted by a First Team All-American performance at the NCAA Championships, finishing tied for third in men’s epee
  • Went 15-8 with a +6 indicator to qualify for the NCAA men’s epee semifinals
  • Fell to eventual champion Cooper Schumacher (St. John’s) 15-10 in the NCAA semifinal
  • Went 9-2 at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship to capture second place
  • Defeated teammate Dylan French 15-9 to capture first career ACC title
  • Went 8-1 during team competition at the ACC Championships to help the Irish to their third straight ACC title
  • Honored as the Most Valuable Fencer of the ACC Championships
  • Went 39-23 in dual meets during the season
  • Named the ACC Men’s Fencer of the Year for Epee
  • Named the Monogram Club MVP
  • Named ND’s men’s epee MVP
  • Selected to the All-ACC Academic Team
  • Earned a monogram

PREP AND PERSONAL:

  • Joins the Irish men’s epee squad after a gap year following his high school graduation in 2014
  • Amassed an impressive national and international resume during the 2014-15 season
  • Was the 2013 Cadet World Champion and 2013 Junior National Champion
  • Helped the U.S. claim the epee championship at the 2015 Junior Pan-American Games  
  • Placed in the top three at two Division I NAC events, including a gold medal at the 2014 December NAC
  • Claimed gold at the 2015 January Junior NAC  
  • Finished the 2014-15 season ranked No. 1 in the country as both a cadet and junior and No. 4 in the senior division

Ariel Simmons
Ariel  Simmons

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Bellaire, Texas

High School:
Carnegie Vanguard

Height:
6-1

Event:
Epee

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