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11/04/2012

Irish Earn Pair Of Runner-Up Finishes at Penn State Garret Open

Two Notre Dame fencers take silver at 41st annual competition

01/29/2012

Irish Men's Fencing Finishes Off Weekend Sweep At Notre Dame Duals

Eleven of 12 victories saw team record 20-plus points

01/20/2012

Notre Dame Winter Sports Preview: Fencing

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

01/20/2012

Notre Dame Winter Sports Preview: Fencing

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

01/29/2012

1/29 Men's Fencing at Notre Dame Duals

Notre Dame Men's Fencing at the Notre Dame Duals on January 29th.

HONORS & AWARDS:
  • MFC Epee Third-Place Finisher (2013)
  • MFC Epee Ninth-Place Finisher (2014)
  • First Team All-MFC (2013)
  • Third Team All-MFC (2014)

AS A SENIOR: Wrapped the season with a 5-7 record and a 70-43 overall career mark in dual meets … went 1-0 at the DeCicco Duals and 3-2 at the NYU Invitational ... team captain.

AS A JUNIOR: Posted a 16-15 mark on the season ... helped the Irish to a second-place finish in their final Midwest Fencing Conference Championships ... finished ninth in men's epee at the MFC tournament to earn All-MFC honors ... earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the year with a 12-8 mark, providing crucial wins for the Irish later in the season ... advanced to the semifinals at the Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championships ... finished tied with fellow Irishman Michael Rossi ... posted impressive semifinal wins over Michael Friend (Lawrence) 15-13, Wilson Kwok (Indiana) 15-13, Andrew Aitken (Michigan) 15-10 and Alistair Murray (Northwestern) 15-11 ... in the Northwestern Duals, posted perfect 3-0 and 2-0 marks against Cal Tech and North Carolina respectively ... decisively beat Tar Heel epeeist Maxwell Tice-Lewis, five touches to one ... squaring off against Johns Hopkins at the Duke Duals, defeated Mark Zimmerman 5-3 and out-touched Brent Schottenfeld, 4-2 ... finished the day in Durham with a 3-4 mark ... back at the Castellan Family Fencing Center, posted another perfect 3-0 mark against Detroit, with scores of 5-3, 5-4 and 5-1 against Titan opponents while competing in the Notre Dame Duals ... earned first-team All-MFC Honors for first time in his career at the MFC championships ... earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Participated in all five regular season dual events for the epee team, producing a 37-13 record ... earned a monogram ... compiled a 10-2 record at the Air Force Duals ... defeated Kian Ameli (finished ninth at the NCAA Championships) from Stanford 5-4 ... blanked members of UC San Diego (3-0), Swarthmore College (2-0) and Florida (3-0) at the Air Force competition ... fashioned a 3-3 record at the St. John's Duals, taking down Michael Raynis from No. 6 Harvard 5-1 ... defeated Nicholas Vomero (finished fifth at the NCAA Championships) and Marat Israelian (finished 11th at the NCAA Championships) from No. 3 St. John's ... posted a 4-5 effort at the NYU Dual, which included a 2-1 match record over No. 9 Columbia ... ranked second on the epee squad with a 15-1 record at the Notre Dame Duals ... claimed five bouts by four touches or more at the home duals ... finished 6-2 at the Northwestern Duals, sweeping Tae Je Lee (5-4), Sidney Buchbinder (5-2) and Jonathan Bayliss (5-1) from Cal Tech... finished 18th out of 77 participants at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships ... 5-1 pool play record, while logging a +13 indicator (26-13) at the conference tournament ... earned a monogram.

PREP & PERSONAL: Competed in fencing and golf while being home schooled in Ligonier, Pa. ... earned varsity letters in golf sophomore through senior year, while fencing for the club team Hooked on Fencing ... earned six national medals in competitive fencing events ... took third place in the Sanity Claus Epee Open Tournament ... placed 13th (out of 218 fencers) at the U-20 North American Cup event in Austin, Texas in November, 2011 ... earned strongest finish on the North American Cup circuit with his third-place result in the U-19 division in July of 2011 ... won the Iron Knight tournament put on by the Hooked on Fencing club ... helped junior epee team capture second place at the Junior Olympics in February of 2011 ... born in Johnstown, Pa. ... son of Timothy Purdy and Letitia Berkey ... ennrolled in the College of Science, with an intent to major in pre-med.

Dale Purdy
Dale  Purdy

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ligonier, Pa.

High School:
Home-Schooled

Height:
6-0

Event:
Epee

Club:
Hooked On Fencing

Event Calendar

Delta

December 2
All Day
Div. I/Div. II NAC
Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
December 3
All Day
Div. I/Div. II NAC
Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
December 4
All Day
Div. I/Div. II NAC
Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
December 5
NTS
Div. I/Div. II NAC
Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
RECAP
January 6
All Day
Div. I/Junior NAC
Columbus, Ohio (Greater Columbus Convention Center)
January 7
All Day
Div. I/Junior NAC
Columbus, Ohio (Greater Columbus Convention Center)
January 8
All Day
Div. I/Junior NAC
Columbus, Ohio (Greater Columbus Convention Center)
January 9
All Day
Div. I/Junior NAC
Columbus, Ohio (Greater Columbus Convention Center)
January 21
All Day
St. Johns Invitational
Queens, N.Y. (Taffner Field House)
January 22
All Day
NYU Invitational
New York, N.Y. (Dodge Center)
January 28
All Day
DeCicco Duals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
January 29
All Day
DeCicco Duals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
February 4
All Day
Northwestern Duals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
February 5
All Day
Northwestern Duals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
February 17
All Day
USA Fencing Junior Olympics
Kansas City, Mo. (Bartle Hall Convention Center)
February 18
All Day
USA Fencing Junior Olympics
Kansas City, Mo. (Bartle Hall Convention Center)
February 19
All Day
USA Fencing Junior Olympics
Kansas City, Mo. (Bartle Hall Convention Center)
February 20
All Day
USA Fencing Junior Olympics
Kansas City, Mo. (Bartle Hall Convention Center)
February 25
All Day
ACC Championships
Durham, N.C. (TBD)
February 26
All Day
ACC Championships
Durham, N.C. (TBD)
March 11
All Day
NCAA Midwest Regional
Detroit, Mich. (Mattheai Center)
March 23
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, Ind. (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
March 24
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, Ind. (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
March 25
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, Ind. (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
March 26
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, Ind. (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
April 21
All Day
USA Fencing Division I Championship
TBD
April 22
All Day
USA Fencing Division I Championship
TBD
April 23
All Day
USA Fencing Division I Championship
TBD
April 24
All Day
USA Fencing Division I Championship
TBD

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