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.


3/5 Men and Women's Fencing Conference Championship

Men and Women's Fencing competes in the Conference Championship on March 5th.


2/12 Fencing vs. Chicago, Illinois, and Michigan State

Notre Dame Fencing competed against the club teams of Chicago, Illinois, and Michigan State on February 12th.

NCAA 23rd-Place Finisher (2010)
Honorable Mention All-MFC (2010)

AS A SENIOR: Recipient of the Alice "Dit" Langford Foil Award, a leadership honor given in remembrance of the wife of former head coach Walt Langford ... placed 10th in the foil at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, earning honorable mention all-MFC recognition in the process ... won fourth monogram ... compiled a 33-7 regular season mark ... defeated Katherine Chou from No. 7 Harvard and Erica McKee from No. 4 at the St. John's Duals ... led the foil squad with a 9-1 record at the NYU Duals ... took down Dianna Hohensee from No. 5 Columbia to assist the foil team in the 5-4 victory over the Lions ... took down Yale's Lauren Miller (finished seventh at the NCAA Championships) and Linda Zhou each 5-1 at the NYU Duals ... compiled a 13-2 record at the Notre Dame Duals ... blanked Florida's Kate Scott 5-0 ... defeated Chicago State's Bethany Fixen (5-0) and Aimy Tien (5-1) at the home event ... combined for an 8-2 outing at the Northwestern Duals, storming past Stanford (3-0) and North Carolina (2-0).

AS A JUNIOR: Reached the 30-win plateau for third straight year, finishing with a mark of 30-10 while also reaching the 100-win mark for career ... earned third monogram ... opened the year 5-2 at the NYU Invitational ... clinched both the foil victory and overall match victory with 5-3 triumph over Yale's Katharine Pitt ... did not allow a touch in taking down Columbia's Huda Muhammad (5-0) in next match ... again clinched both foil and overall match victories with win over St. John's Christine Zazzara (5-0) ... finished with a 4-4 ledger at the St. John's Challenge the following day ... earned two of foil's four wins against Harvard, defeating both Katherine Chou (5-4) and Shelby MacLeod (4-2) ... earned one of three foil wins against Columbia in close 14-13 victory, defeating Meagan Ng in the final foil bout, 5-1 ... went 9-3 at the home Notre Dame Duals ... opened 5-0 after going 2-0 against Detroit and 3-0 against Cleveland State ... also earned three wins against Florida, defeating Andrea Rumbaugh (5-2), Laura Gonzalez (5-0) and Shelby Krantz (5-2) ... posted a 10-1 record at the Northwestern Duals the following day ... opened going 6-0 with perfect 3-0 sheets against Fairleigh Dickinson and UC San Diego ... in 18-9 victory over Temple, clinched foil victory with 5-1 triumph over Liz Van Son ... ended regular season with two wins at Irish Duals, earning one win against each Illinois and Michigan State ... began postseason play with a 14th-place finish at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships before helping the foil squad claim the team weapon title the following day ... at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, finished in fifth place with a pool record of 5-4 with a +6 indicator.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned honorable mention all-MFC for her 10th-place finish in the foil ... concluded her second year with the Irish with a record of 31-13 ... posted five wins at the NYU Invitational to open the year, including posting a perfect 2-0 ledger against Yale ... recorded her 50th win as a member of the team against Columbia with her 5-3 decision over Tess Finkel at the St. John's Challenge ... ended the event with a 6-1 record ... went 11-5 at the Northwestern Duals, including clean sheets against Fairleigh Dickinson (1-0), Stanford (2-0), San Diego (3-0) and Cal Tech (1-0) ... ended the regular season with a 9-1 mark at the Notre Dame Duals ... clinched the match at 14-1 against Purdue with her 5-1 decision over Audrey Jenkins ... placed 10th at the Midwest Fencing Championships ... placed first out of her pool, posting a 5-0 record and a +23 indicator ... defeated Rika Terajima of Lawrence in the second round, 15-0, after her first round bye ... next, defeated Curie Chang of Northwestern in the Round of 16, 15-5 ... fell to teammate Radmila Sarkisova in the quarterfinals, 12-11, in a hard-fought overtime battle ... foil team earned third-place finish at the tournament, falling to Northwestern (5-3) in the semifinals, before beating Wayne State in the third-place match (5-1) ... qualified for her first-ever NCAA Championships after placing sixth at the Midwest Regional ... advanced to the final eight with wins over Camille Provencal-Dayle of Northwestern (15-12) and Hayley Reese (15-13) ... fell to Reese in the quarterfinals, 15-5, before knocking off Lindsay Knauer of Ohio State (15-9) in the consolation bracket ... placed 23rd at the NCAA Championships, posting a record of 6-17 in round robin play with a -35 indicator.

AS A FRESHMAN: Went 39-7 during the regular season ... began her college career with a 4-0 record at the St. John's Duals ... earned her first career win against Columbia's Abby Capparos-Janto (3-2 in OT) ... went 10-4 at the NYU Invitational, including 3-0 performances against Yale and NYU ... her 10 wins at the NYU Invitational led all Irish women foilists ... led the Irish women's foil team with 25 wins at the Notre Dame Duals (finished 25-3) ... went 3-0 against Stanford, Michigan State, Cleveland State, and Cal Tech at the Notre Dame Duals ... finished 14th at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships ... at the championships, beat Purdue's Ashley Gross, 15-7, in the round of 64 and Notre Dame teammate Christina LaBarge, 15-6, in the round of 32 before losing to Ohio State's Oksana Dmytruk, 15-9, in the round of 16 ... captured seventh place at the NCAA Midwest Regional ... earned seventh with a win over Northwestern's Meredith Baskies, 15-5, in the seventh-place bout.

PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Colleyville Heritage High School in Colleyville, Texas ... trained at the Fencing Institute of Texas under the direction of Volodymyr Yefimov ... ranked 230th among seniors and the 166th ranked junior in the world ... ranked as high as 141st in the world senior rankings and 121st in the world junior rankings ... finished ninth at the 2006 Division 1 N.A.C. event held in Sacramento, Calif. ... member of National Honor Society and French Honor Society in high school ... also an AP Scholar while in high school ... daughter of Edward Malynn and Jacqueline Ballard ... has two brothers ... graduated with a degree in French from the College of Arts and Letters.

Malynn's Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2009 39 7 .848 --
2010 31 13 .705 23rd
2011 30 10 .750 --
2012 33 7 .825 --
Career 133 37 .782 --

Darsie Malynn
Darsie  Malynn


Grapevine, TX

High School:
Colleyville Heritage HS




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