• 2000 All-American
  • 2001 NCAA Qualifier
  • Team Captain

    Veteran leader who earned All-America in 2000 and returned to NCAAs in ?01 ? played key role in ?01 as Irish coped with departure of graduated All-American Magda Krol ... combines with sophomores Alicja Kryczalo and Andrea Ament (2002 NCAA champion and runner-up) to give Irish three NCAA-caliber foilists ... talented all-around fencer, capable of beating anybody in the country ... combines quickness, deft footwork and a good eye with smart tactics ... her reserved personae stands in stark contrast to competitiveness on the strip ... her .824 winning percentage (131-28) ranks 16th in Notre Dame women?s fencing history (all weapons).

    AS A JUNIOR: Turned in steady season (41-13) before placing ninth in Midwest Fencing Conference and eighth at Midwest Regional (Cleveland) ? went 12-0 at Northwestern Invitational, as Irish coped with absence of Kryczalo and Ament ? competed in dual-meet events at NYU (6-5) and Air Force (12-4) ? posted 5-1 win over 2001 NCAA participant Jean Hergenhan (St. John?s) at NYU ? added 7-4 record at Ohio State Duals, 4-0 at Wayne State ? placed fourth at Penn State Open (fall 2001).

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Posted 54-7 record before 16th-place NCAA finish ... won all six bouts at MFCs, including wins over Northwestern?s Kristen Dorf (5-2) and Eva Mendelson (5-1) in title matchup ... advanced to title bout in individual competition, losing to Wayne State?s Inga Wallrabenstein (15-8) ... headed to Midwest Regional as No. 2 seed, finishing fourth ... her 8-15 NCAA record included 5-1 wins over Harvard?s Emily Katz and Cleveland State?s Marta Roselli ... all but two of her 2001 losses came at first tournament (NYU Open) ... went 46-3 rest of the way, with 5-2 loss to Wallrabenstein at Notre Dame Invitational and two losses vs. Stanford at Duke Duals ... won all three bouts vs. Northwestern at ND Invitational ? fifth at Penn State Open (fall 2000).

    AS A FRESHMAN: Went 36-8 in regular season before 12th-place finish at NCAAs (12-11) ... advanced to MFC semifinals and was runner-up at Midwest Regional (losing 5-3 to Krol) ... posted seven wins at NYU Duals.

    PREP & PERSONAL: Placed sixth in foil at ?99 summer nationals ... fenced at Montclair Kimberley Academy, where her coaches included her father Tom Boutsikaris ... held national ranking as a prep ... three-time team MVP, three times all-state ... led team to conference, regional and state titles in ?98 and ?99 ... senior team captain, with undefeated record en route to winning ?99 state title ... named to Newark Star Ledger?s "fencers of the century" team in ?99 ... lettered in softball as a sophomore ... born July 3, 1980, in Morristown, N.J. ... marketing major in Mendoza College of Business.

    Boutsikaris' Career Record

    YearWLPct.NCAA Finish
    2001547.885 16th

    Liza Boutsikaris
    Liza  Boutsikaris


    Sparta, NJ

    High School:
    Montclair Kimberley Academy




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