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Notre Dame Fencing MFC Individules Championship on March 3, 2012

Notre Dame Fencing MFC Individules Championship on March 3, 2012 at Notre Dame, Ind.


Notre Dame Women's Fencing

Notre Dame Duals (Women) at Notre Dame (JACC) Notre Dame, Ind. on January 28, 2012.


NCAA Fifth-Place Finisher (2012)

Second Team All-American (2012)

MFC Epee Runner-Up Finisher (2012)

MFC Epee 10th-Place Finisher (2013)

First Team All-MFC (2012)

Honorable Mention All-MFC (2012)

AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the year in 10th place at the Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championships, earning Honorable Mention All-MFC accolades ... boasted the best individual record of any weapon, women or men, with a 57-10 mark ... at St. John's Invite logged a 4-6 bout record, but improved dramatically the following day at NYU to go 10-2 ... in Carnesecca Arena, won first bout against Ohio State's Tasha Domashovetz, 5-2 ... continued her winning ways against Penn State, posting a perfect 3-0 undefeated record versus the Nittany Lions ... defeated eventual NCAA third-place finisher Margherita Guzzi-Vincenti in a convincing 5-3 bout ... lost a couple one-touch bouts versus Harvard ... struggled versus host St. John's, but regrouped the following day and was undefeated against Yale and NYU ... blanked Bulldog bouter Allison Barton 5-0 ... against Northwestern, went 2-1, winning in overtime 3-2 against Courtney Dumas ... lone loss came to Dumas' teammate Kate Cavanaugh, who bested the Irishwoman 5-3 ... traveling to the Wildcat's home gym for the Northwestern Duals, posted her best individual tournament record of the year with a 22-2 mark ... of the two losses, one came on the opposing side of an overtime priority gain by Princeton's Hannah Safford ... blanked Fairleigh Dickinson's Liz Inalman 5-0, after a 5-2 win versus Tanya Rivera ... narrowly escaped with the 5-4 win against Christine Forsythe to conclude the match with the Knights ... was a strong combatant for the Irish the rest of the day, winning the majority of her bouts by lopsided 5-1 or 5-2 scores ... at both the Duke Duals and Notre Dame Duals went undefeated, in Durham posting a 9-0 mark and at the Castellan Family Fencing Center, logging a 12-0 record ... versus Penn State scored a duet of 5-0 wins ... against Duke, won all three bouts with matching 5-2 scores ... in bouts with North Carolina, beat Alexandra Mead 5-1 and out-dueled Kelley Hamill 5-0 ... finished last bout in Durham victorious, 5-3 versus Lidea Shahidi ... at Notre Dame Duals, had the closes bout of any epeeist when she emerged ahead of Northwestern's Dumas, 2-1, to win in overtime ... lost in overtime at the MFC Championships 13-12 to finish in 10th place at the conference event ... at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, had an identical record to senior squad partner Ewa Nelip but finished behind the Polish prodigy with a +22 indicator to Nelip's +27.

AS A FRESHMAN: Selected as the women's epee Most Valuable Player ... named second team All-America after finishing fifth at the NCAA Championships in the epee - the showing was the best at the NCAA meet by a Notre Dame freshman ... recorded a 16-7 mark during the round robin portion of the tournament, registering a +25 indicator (100-75) to narrowly miss direct elimination ... placed third at the NCAA Midwest Regionals ... finished 2nd out of 54 participants at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships to claim all-MFC first team honors ... stormed through pool play unbeaten at 5-0, outpointing the opposition by a cumulative 25-5 touch differential ... dropped Brianne Hefner of Wayne State 15-2 during the table of 32 ... earned a 15-3 decision against Erin vonKronenberger of Michigan State in the table of 16 ... competed in the first three regular season dual events for the Irish, producing a 36-8 record ... earned a monogram ... led the Fighting Irish roster in wins with a 12-3 record at the St. John's Duals ... defeated Felica Sun (5-2), Nadia Eldieb (5-1) and Emma Vaggo (5-2) of Harvard at the St. John's tournament ... added a pair of victories over Emma Peterson (5-1), Katya English (5-1), and clinched the match with a 5-4 triumph over Natalie Gegan of Columbia ... powered Notre Dame at the NYU Duals with an 11-3 record, posting a perfect 3-0 mark against opponents from St. John's ... gathered a 13-2 record at the Notre Dame Duals, downing Hannah Provenza (5-2), Pamela Shapiro (5-1) and Alex Opechowski (5-2) in an individual sweep of Chicago.

PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Ramapo High School while participating in fencing at the New York Athletic Club as a member of the epee team under the direction of Aladar Kogler ... member of both the 2010 Cadet and Junior World teams ... finished 20th at Cadet World Championships ... member of Junior Women's epee silver medalist team as well claiming gold medal at the '10 Cadet Junior Olympics ... earned fifth-place finishes at both the '10 Junior Summer Nationals and Senior Summer Nationals ... secured the silver medal as part of senior team at Summer Nationals ... earned pair of top-three finishes, capturing third at the '10 Division I North American Cup (NAC) A as well as finishing second at the '10 Junior NAC B event ... took to international competition, placing fifth at the Junior World Cup in Burgos, Spain in '10 ... earned another top-10 result at the international cadet circuit in '10 in Grenoble, France (finished 10th) ... earned two top-16 finishes in Junior World Cup events in Goteborg, Sweden and Modling, Austria ... finished fifth at Cadet NAC A in '09 as well as at the '09 Junior Summer Nationals ... concluded in second at the '09 Cadet Summer Nationals, while capturing the gold in Senior Team competition at same event ... finished eighth at the '09 Junior NAC C event ... earned pair of results in Goteborg, Sweden, finishing third in international cadet circuit before grabbing a top-16 result at the Junior World Cup ... born in Franklin Lakes, N.J. ... daughter of Gary and Marianne Severson ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.

Severson's Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2012 36 8 .818 5th
2013 57 10 .851 --
Career 93 18 .838 --

Ashley Severson
Ashley  Severson


Franklin Lakes, NJ

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